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Car hire in Orlando

Car hire in Orlando

Hiring a car in Orlando is simple, use the search box to your left, enter the name of the airport or place you want to pick up your hire car from and Expedia will help you compare the prices of small, medium and large cars so that you can find the cheapest car hire deals in Orlando. Alternatively, below you can check out some of the great deals on car hire we currently have for Orlando.

Driving in Orlando

Orlando is a busy and sprawling city in the heart of Florida. Tourism is a major part of the city's economy and car hire in Orlando makes it easy to see it all. World famous theme parks, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and Sea World Orlando are the key attractions for the almost 50 million yearly visitors to Orlando.

Hiring a car in Orlando is the perfect solution for those visitors looking for the most convenient means of getting around Orlando, and to and from the airport as well. The major attractions, like Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort lie on the outskirts of the city, making car rental the most convenient form of transport. Both attractions are signposted well so there's no need to worry about getting lost!

Tourism is such a big part of Orlando's economy that there are more hotels in Orlando than anywhere else in the United States. The choice of hotels is amazing and will suit everyone from the budget-conscious to those seeking a luxurious summer break.

There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy in Orlando so book your trip today!

Cheap Car Hire at Florida Orlando Airport

There are two international airports in Orlando both of which lie outside the city. Cheap car hire is available from both airports. Orlando Sanford Airport lies 27 miles north of the city. The drive to Orlando takes roughly 30 minutes and includes driving over the picturesque Lake Jesup, a conservation area in Florida.

Orlando International Airport lies just south of Orlando and is a mere 13 miles from the city centre. However, those visitors looking to go straight to Walt Disney World Resort will be happy to know the theme park is less than an hour's drive due west from the airport. On the way, why not stop off at Universal Orlando Resort which is on the way whether you are heading from the airport or the city centre.

In fact, flying to Orlando International Airport puts you in close proximity to the 3 major attractions of Orlando. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Sea World Orlando are all close to each other and are not far from major highway, Florida 400. Florida 400, otherwise known as Interstate 4 runs right through the heart of Orlando and is the main highway you will need to get to most of the major attractions.

Visitors who do choose to rent a car will be able to travel from attraction to attraction with ease. Beyond the theme parks though there are many scenic attractions as well. There are many lakes and parks around Orlando that are perfect for a day out. The award-winning golf courses attract golf enthusiasts from around the world too and are definitely worth exploring.

Avis, Dollar Rent A Car, Budget and National all have desk locations at Orlando International Airport. Other car rental companies, such as Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo also have desk locations that are a short shuttle ride away.

Car rental is the ideal way to get around, no matter which airport you are flying to and both international Orlando airports provide great car hire services. Car rental companies will also be able to offer a choice of cars suitable for your trip. Whether it's a romantic getaway for two or a big family holiday, the car rental providers will have a vehicle for you.

Car Hire in Orlando, The City

As with many other American cities, Orlando's streets are laid out in a block system. This makes navigating a great deal easier and certainly less stressful.

Those visitors looking to explore the city centre need not worry about parking. There are a number of secure parking lots and garages that can be used by the hour or on a daily basis and will be sure to keep your rental car safe. Some, like System Parking on S Orange Avenue, offer valet parking and even a shuttle bus to select attractions and locations in the city. There are many car parks in Orlando's city centre so availability will not be a problem.

Visitors staying at a hotel in Orlando should ask the concierge for parking coupons as many parking garages provide hotels with promotional offers. Many hotels will also provide detailed Orlando travel guides ensuring that even first time visitors to Orlando can enjoy all this great city has to offer.

Many car hire companies also have locations in the city. Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, National and Budget all have offices in the city centre making car hire in Orlando even more convenient. Some, like Avis and Hertz have multiple locations ensuring customers have maximum access.

Like many other major cities, Orlando also experiences rush hour traffic. Travellers seeking to avoid the busiest times should plan their driving schedule around these times. In the morning, rush hour starts around 7am, and in the evening as early as 4pm. Those planning on getting out of the city to visit the major attractions should aim to leave before 7am. Although most theme parks don't open until 9am you are better off getting an early start that having to deal with traffic then queue all day at the theme park!

Orlando is a great city and it's also close to the beach as well. An hour drive east of the city, along route 528 will take you to the famous Cocoa Beach. A sun seeker's paradise, this idyllic spot on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, is a great day trip location. Beach front restaurants and plenty of beach and sea activities await you as the noise of the traffic falls away.

Book through Expedia and enjoy your Orlando car rental experience for less!