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There’s nothing quite like the freedom of your own four wheels, and Florida is a great place to get in the driving seat. Rent a car in Florida, crank up the radio, roll down the windows and bring your all-American road trip fantasies to life.

Car rental in Florida is cheap, easy and lots of fun. The highways are smooth, the signposting is clear and, beyond the cities, traffic is delightfully sparse.

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What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle in Florida?

Most car hire companies in Florida require drivers to be over 21, but some do cater to younger renters who have held a full driving licence for a year. Expect to pay a ‘young driver surcharge’ if you’re under 25.

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Florida?

To hire a vehicle in Florida, you need a valid driving licence that you have held for at least a year, your passport, a debit or credit card and an International Driving Permit. Some car rental companies may also ask you to provide proof of address on a utility bill.

Do I need car hire excess insurance in Florida?

It is not compulsory, but excess insurance is certainly worth considering. Without it, you’re liable to pay the excess should you damage the vehicle at all. You can get excess insurance at the rental desk from most car hire companies, but it’s often cheaper to purchase a standalone third-party policy.

Can I rent a car with a debit card in Florida?

It is possible to rent a car in Florida with a debit card, but many of the major providers prefer a credit card so it’s best to check before you book. Whatever card you use, you need enough funds to cover the cost of the rental and the security deposit.

Which rental companies are available at Orlando International Airport?

Many major car hire companies are available on site at Orlando International Airport. They include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty.

Which rental companies are available at Miami International Airport?

You will find the following companies at Miami International Airport’s Car Rental Center: ACE Rent A Car, Advantage Rent A Car, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, P & P Family Auto Rental, Royal, Sixt and Thrifty. You will need to take the MIA Mover to get to the centre.

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site in Florida?

Many airport locations charge additional fees and taxes so it’s usually cheaper to rent a car off site. However, you can still find great deals on car hire at Florida’s airports, especially if you shop around online in advance.

Can you rent a car in Florida and drop it off in another city?

Yes, many major providers offer one-way rental across the USA. But keep in mind that providers will generally add a surcharge if you’re not returning a vehicle to the pick-up location.

Can you rent a car on the same day in Florida?

Yes, you can search and book online for the same day or go straight to the rental desk. It is always best to check your preferred provider has availability before you arrive, and to compare prices online, as even same-day bookings can cheaper than at the desk.

Can I hire a vehicle at 21 years of age in Florida?

Yes, most providers rent vehicles to 21-year-old drivers but almost all will charge an additional fee (known as a ‘young driver surcharge’) if you are under 25.

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