Car Hire at Orlando International Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Fly into Orlando, in the state of Florida, United States, through Orlando International Airport and visit the city’s many great theme parks, along with other attractions. Through the car rental companies that operate out of the airport, drive to destinations that include AirHeads Trampoline Arena, Safari Wilderness Ranch, and Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland, among others. Start an exciting road adventure when you rent from the reliable car rental providers from the airport terminal.
Where to hire a car at Orlando International Airport
The airport that serves Orlando, Orlando International Airport has car rental companies available within the airport grounds like Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, E-Z Rent A Car, Firefly Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, National ,and Thrifty. When intending to rent car through these well-known providers, contact Alamo at 1-800-327-9633; Avis at 1-800-831-2847; Budget at 1-800-527-0700; Dollar at 1-800-800-4000 or 1-800-800-6000; Enterprise at (800) 325-8007; E-Z at (800) 277-5171; Firefly at 407) 859-8733; Hertz at (800) 654-3131; National at 1-800-227-7368; and Thrifty at (800) 367-2277. These car rental companies can be found within the Terminal A and B of the airport’s Ground Transportation Level, on the first floor. On the other hand, some of the off-airport car rental providers include Ace Rent A Car, Aco Rent A Car, American Car Rental, Magna Auto Rentals, and Sixt Rent A Car, in addition to many more.
What to expect when hiring a car from Orlando International Airport
Orlando is the largest car rental market worldwide. When in Orlando, there are some gas (petrol) stations that prey on unsuspecting travellers who are returning car rentals to the airport. Please be advised that when filling up the tank of the car rental, always check prices beforehand to eliminate being taken advantage of. As of the time of writing, gas prices are at more or less US$2.40 or AU$3.29 per gallon. Some of Orlando’s major highways include Interstate 4, East-West Expressway, Beachline Expressway, Central Florida Greenway, Daniel Webster Western Beltway, John Land Apopka Expressway, and Florida’s Turnpike.
Driving around Orlando International Airport
When driving around, the roads that serve Orlando International Airport and its surrounding areas include E Anderson St, FL-408 E, State Highway 526/Lake Underhill Road, Semoran Boulevard, and Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, among others. The rush hour can be expected every weekday around after 7:00 a.m. in the mornings, and after 4:00 p.m. in the afternoons. Also, please be advised that heavy traffic and congestion is common within the tourist district towards the southern areas of downtown Orlando.
Getting to your destination
When looking for destinations to drive to and from Orlando, Florida, some of the stops that should not be missed include Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville, among others. We recommend travellers to use the information below as a quick reference when needed. The driving direction provided have been simplified to work as best as an easy to understand reference that can be used with a sat nav or other navigation devices available.
Get to Tampa, Florida from Orlando to see points of interests like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium, and more. Tampa is a city located on Tampa Bay, towards the western coastal area of Florida.
When driving from Orlando International Airport to Tampa, Florida, expect a trip that will last approximately an hour and 18 minutes, and will cover around 84.5 miles from point of origin. Get to Tampa by driving down I-4 W from W South St for 0.7 miles or three minutes, then to FL-60 W/US-41 BUS N/E Kennedy Blvd in Tampa after taking exit 8 from FL-618 Toll. This will take around 83.4 miles, or an hour and 14 minutes. Get to your destination after N Morgan to E Zack St for another 0.4 miles or two minutes.
As a city located towards Florida’s southeastern tip, Miami offers Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium, Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and more. Miami thrives with a heavy Cuban influence seen through its many cafes and cigar shops, among others.
Get from Orlando International Airport to Miami by driving down I-4 W starting from W South St for 0.7 miles for three minutes then down Florida’s Turnpike to reach Downtown Distributor after taking exit 2C from I-95 S, this will take around three hours and 16 minutes of 234 miles. Also, get to Miami by driving to U.S. 1 for another 1.1 miles or five minutes. The total duration of the trip is approximated at around three hours and 48 minutes for 236 miles from point of origin.
Drive to Jacksonville for sights and attractions like Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Museum of Science and History, and EverBank Field, to name a few. Known as the city with the largest population in Florida, Jacksonville is also the county seat of Duval County and occupies an area of around 2,300 square kilometres.
Getting to Jacksonville from Orlando International Airport requires driving around two hours and five minutes for 141 miles. Start from W Anderson St then get on I-4 E after 0.5 miles or two minutes. Next, go down I-4 E and I-95 N to FL-10 W in Jacksonville, after taking the Main Street Bridge exit from FL-10 W for around an hour and 59 minutes or 139 miles. Lastly, go down FL-10 W then drive down E Union St for another 1.5 miles or five minutes to reach the destination. Total approximate drive duration is around two hours and five minutes for 141 miles from the airport.