If you are flying into Orlando International Airport, one of the many factors that you may need to consider is renting a car once you arrive at the airport. Knowing the car rental options available to you can help you to plan your visit to Orlando ahead of time and better use Skyscanner's Car Rental search tools to get you car rentals in Orlando International Airport.
Car Rental Companies in Orlando International Airport
There are eleven different car rental companies that operate out of Orlando International Airport. All of these rental car offices are located on the A-side and B-side of the main airport arrivals terminal on the ground transportation level of the airport. The many different car rentals in Orlando International Airport are available through the following rental companies:
- Hertz Car Rental
- Dollar Car Rental
- E-Z Rent-a-Car
No matter what type of car or vehicle you are looking to rent, options are available to you. Economy vehicles are perfect for a single traveler looking to save money on their rental costs and fuel costs while traveling around Orlando. But if you want to transport your family, you could also opt to rent yourself a van or SUV. Orlando International Airport has the most extensive selection of major rental car companies and the widest variety in types of vehicle of any airport in the United States and you can benefit greatly from this fact.
Driving in Orlando, Florida
Once you have chosen from among the car rental at Orlando International Airport, you may be a bit curious about what it is like to drive around Orlando. Firstly, if you are an international arrival, it is important to remember to drive on the right side of the road. Additionally, most roads in Orlando and the rest of the state of Florida are free for use.
However, there are a few highways and interstates that do charge tolls. The Beachline Expressway (formerly known as the Bee Line Expressway) that takes you from Orlando to Cape Canaveral is one such road in the Orlando area. If you plan to use this or any other toll road (or you are unsure if you will do so), ask your rental car company if they have an E-pass arrangement on toll roads for their rental cars and the costs of this service. You may be able to use the E-pass to quickly pass through tolling areas. Otherwise, you can simply pay cash for your use of the toll roads.
Orlando is a large city of nearly 2.4 million residents and in 2015, 66 million tourists visited the city. As such, traffic can be a major issue. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to any destinations in your rental car and avoid driving between 4:00pm and 6:00pm if possible to stay out of "rush hour" traffic. Generally, the hours between 7:00am and 9:00am can also be quite congested. Tuning in to local news radio or television stations can help you stay up-to-date on traffic conditions as well.