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Beyond Imagination: Explore Orlando in Your Hire Car

Stepping off your plane and entering the terminal at Orlando International Airport, you arrive at a world-famous city known for its illustrious family attractions such as Walt Disney World and Epcot. A short 30-minute drive down the 528 (Beachline Expressway) and via the I4, the city’s theme parks capture the imagination of guests of all ages.

Beyond the thrills and magic of its historic theme parks, Orlando is renowned for its access to pristine beaches at Daytona and Clearwater. When you’re ready to book your hire vehicle, Expedia has you covered. You can find cost-effective rental pricing on comfortable 4x4s for all family sizes and compact vehicle hires for a couples Orlando trip.

Booking Your Orlando Vehicle Hire

You’ll have direct access to a broad range of options when you book your Orlando trip, so you should review the companies carefully to find the right vehicle for your travel plans. When booking your vehicle, ensure you book several months in advance if you have specific requirements. For example, those who wish to explore Orlando’s full range of off-road landscapes will need to book early to confirm their selection. Don’t worry if you’re late planning your trip; most companies accept late bookings to accommodate all travel schedules.

In terms of selection, there’s a great range of choice from the leading car hire companies in Orlando. Saloon vehicles are a great option for most families, while 4x4 vehicles are the perfect choice for larger groups and those travelling with pets.

Picking up your hire car from Orlando International airport is recommended to minimise your travel time. Orlando International Airport offers direct access to several rental companies, and you’ll be able to simply travel to and from your destination, rather than completing an extra trip to the car hire office. The following companies offer select pricing and a broad selection through Expedia:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget Rent-a-Car
  • Sixt

Travelling through Orlando requires you to learn the rules of the road. Here’s what you should know about road travel in Orlando:

  • Through Florida’s SunPass program, you can prepay for interstate tolls and for parking at Orlando International Airport.
  • It is legal to turn right at a red light provided there’s no traffic or signs telling you otherwise.
  • You must complete a full stop at all stop signs before proceeding.
  • The speed limit on the rural interstate is 70MPH unless otherwise stated.
  • The speed limit in business and residential areas is 30MPH unless otherwise stated.

It’s recommended that you review the special offers presented by your rental company. For example, some companies may offer perks such as unlimited mileage on select vehicles.

Discovering the Orlando Sights

With your hire car, you can now explore all that Orlando has to offer. Why not take the family to the Kennedy Space Center? Just a 40-minute drive down FL-528 from Orlando International Airport, this fascinating attraction offers visitors the chance to see the Space Shuttle Atlantis and a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA.

For nature lovers seeking an off-road adventure, consider Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, with its wild animals such as alligators and manatees.

Your Orlando Hire Car Questions Answered

Can I drive in Orlando with my standard UK licence?

Yes, as long as your UK driving licence is valid and in good standing, you should have no problem hiring a car in Orlando.

What is the process of hiring a car in Orlando?

First, you should compare and contrast the various options offered by local car hire companies. offers several filter options to help you decide. You can then choose your vehicle style, rental period and insurance options to complete the hiring process.

Which documents do I need to bring with me?

When hiring a car, you simply need to bring with you your driving licence and proof of insurance to confirm the booking. All travellers must bring with them their valid passport and any accompanying travel documents.