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About Car Rental at Orlando Airport

Given the number of tourists who arrive in Orlando each week, it is no surprise that there are two major airports. Thankfully, there is a dependable level of services available at both of them – and car rental is no exception.

As you would expect from such a leading airport, there is an excellent range of car rental options at Orlando International Airport (MCO). SIXT, Alamo, Budget, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Avis, Hertz, Dollar and Enterprise are just a handful of the car rental options at Orlando International Airport, so you won’t be stuck when it comes to choosing the best one for you and your needs.

Sanford International Airport (SFB) is just as well equipped for tourists and travellers seeking a car for their trip. 1st Car Rental Orlando and National Car Rental are additions to the leading brands already listed for Orlando.

Downtown car rental in Orlando

If you are in downtown Orlando for your stay, it might be that you need a car for a limited time, or perhaps at short notice. If so, you will be pleased to know there is a substantial range of car rental options, including:

As you would expect, there is a greater level of diversity in car rental options in downtown Orlando than there are in the airports in the area. The downtown area of Orlando is close to Orlando Executive Airport, so anyone arriving there should consider these local options instead of renting directly at the airport.

If you are staying in or close to the Universal Parks, you might want to consider the following car rental companies instead, as they are closer to the parks:

You also have plenty of car rental options close to Walt Disney World, including:

Driving in Orlando

As driving in Orlando is the best way to get around the area and see as much as you can, it is helpful to familiarize yourself with some of the critical features of driving in Orlando.

While road conditions will often determine the speed limit, the following limitations should give you a rough guide on how fast you can drive in Orlando:

Concerning rush hour traffic, Orlando roads are usually busiest between 7:30 and 9:30 and between 16:30 and 18:30. However, as Orlando has such a high level of tourists, don’t be surprised if roads are busier around the 11:00 check-out and 15:00 check-in times.

While many of these rules are based on common sense and will likely be familiar to you already, it is helpful to familiarize yourself with these essential guidelines for driving in Orlando:

Car rental agencies in Orlando

As you would expect for an area that welcomes so many tourists, there are many car rental agencies in Orlando. Whether you plan on zipping around the local area or you wish to explore further, there will be a car for you. You will also find a wide range of options for every budget too. No matter the type of car you rent, you should ensure it has air conditioning to help you manage the heat.

Top road trips from Orlando

You can have a fantastic holiday without stepping foot outside of Orlando, but if you are keen to explore the wider area, you have a lot of options at your disposal. Having a rental car at your disposal opens up a world of activities and adventure.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is around an hour’s drive from Orlando and perfect for any budding astronauts or lovers of the wider galaxy. There is plenty on offer for all the family, with IMAX films and plenty of chances to get hands-on with the science of space.

If you are okay with a 100-minute drive or so from Orlando, the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is a stunning destination. You can see some of the most impressive land and sea creatures here, including flamingos, blue herons, bobcats, white-tailed deer, black bears, and Florida panthers. If you or someone you travel with loves animals, this is a perfect destination.

New Smyrna Beach is around an hours’ drive from Orlando, and it represents a fantastic chance to unwind and relax. Orlando is a stunning destination, but it can be relentless. The beautiful beaches will allow you to take things easy while topping up your tan.

Other attractions nearby include:

Frequently asked questions about car rental Orlando

What's the best area to stay in Orlando?
As with many trips, the best place to stay in Orlando depends on your planned activities. If you intend to spend your time and money in the theme parks, South West Orlando is a great choice. Your preferences will probably dictate where you book accommodation. Still, there is general agreement that Universal hotels are more affordable and offer more fabulous perks than the equivalent options for Walt Disney World.
What is the cheapest time to go to Orlando?
Most travelers find the spring period between March and May is most appealing for your wallet. Watch out for Easter, but that aside, this period offers the best value for money in Orlando. If you can, avoid Orlando in the summer and late November to the end of the year; these are the most expensive times to travel and book hotels.
What is the best time to go to Orlando?
Most travel sites agree that March to May or September to mid-November are the best times of year to visit Orlando. The temperature is welcoming, running between the high 50s and high 80s, and if you avoid school holidays in this period, the cost is more affordable.
Can you get around Orlando without a car?
It’s fair to say a car is handy for making the most of your time in Orlando. There is a lot to see, and the leading attractions sit across a wider area. Driving provides you with greater freedom and flexibility. The I-Ride Trolley is helpful if you are close to International Drive, and a 3-day pass is a wise investment. There are bus options in Orlando, but you are limited to their timetable and services close to midnight.
Tips and experiences for Orlando

Our customers rated Orlando with an average of 8.8 based on 8 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

Stayed at the Regal Palms Resort in Davenport. Had to pay about $100 of resort fees when we got there that were probably in the fine print that we didn't read. Went to Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, and Cocoa Beach. Everything in the parks is very expensive. Other than that we had a great time.
Don't buy the extras the rental companies try to convince you are necessary
See negatives above
being in Universal Studios Harry Potter....
Just went to visit my daughter at college.
Good place to go, but be careful with the salesman. They try to trick you all the time.
There are so many varied things to do Disney, Universal, Sea World, concerts, golf and shopping you will need to visit many times to see it all
parks, nature walks