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Hiring a car in Orlando

Holidays in Orlando, Florida, are not all about Disney, although the huge variety of theme parks are a pretty big draw! Orlando hotels tend to be clustered around the major tourist attractions, but it pays to go off the beaten track, let the kids have their fun and then take off with a car rental in Orlando. Your Orlando holiday could be based around the major theme parks, like Disney and Universal Orlando Resort, which includes Universal Studios and Universal's Island of Adventure. However, with cheap Orlando car hire, it's easy to venture beyond the theme parks and get wet in one of the many water parks.

Cheap Car Hire in Orlando

On a holiday to the theme park capital of the world you want to maximise your time. Cheap Orlando car hire is a great way to get around - you'll have the flexibility to move from park to park, and head to the beach and other major Florida cities, if you wish! America's love of the motor vehicle is made obvious in the enormous carparks at major attractions!

Where You Can Hire a Car at Orlando Airport

It's so easy to hire a car at Orlando Airport - in fact, Orlando is the largest car rental market in the world! Unlike many car rental services at international airports, you won't even need to hop in a shuttle to find your ride! Rental companies are located in the A-side and B-side of the terminal on the Ground Transportation Level (level 1). Use our search tools to nab your car and get a great price, and you'll remove a whole lot of stress for yourself!

Places to visit in Orlando

One scenic drive worth exploring is the Florida Atlantic coast, which takes in the Cape Canaveral area, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach. If you don't fancy venturing that far, there is Kissimmee, offering a wealth of outdoor recreation, including canoeing, kayaking, exploring the headwaters of the Everglades or air boating across Lake Toho. If it's action you're after, you can fly a real military plane in Warbird Adventures or on the shores of Lake Bryan, Buena Vista Water Sports has every water sport going. For early birds, (typically 6am start) try balloon rides for a panoramic view of the city and beyond.

The main reason most people visit Orlando is for its theme parks! Most theme parks offer vast carparks, so there's no need to worry about whether you'll be able to find a park. So, which theme parks can you visit? There's LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Discovery Code, more Disney attractions than you can poke a stick at, Epcot, and Magic Kingdom. Phew!

Outside of the fantastical realm of theme parks, there's still plenty to see and do. Orlando has its fair share of museums for the more cerebral of visitors. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art contains the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world, and there is also a railroad museum, a fine arts museum, and an African-American history museum. You could also head downtown to watch the Orlando Magic basketball team shoot hoops, or spend big at the Mall at Millennia, Orlando Premium Outlets International Drive and Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland Avenue. And may we suggest a day trip to Miami, about a four-hour drive away?

Top tips for car rentals in Orlando

  • To begin with, use our handy search comparison tools to find the best price for your dates, and ensure you have a car waiting for you upon your arrival.
  • Read your hire policy document well, to ensure you're not liable for anything outside of your control, and not being charged for unnecessary extras.
  • Seatbelts are required in Orlando.
  • If you are under the age of 25, you can generally expect to pay extra.

  • General Advice on Hiring a Car

    When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Orlando, and any additional charges.

    Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Orlando. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Orlando!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.