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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Jacksonville

  • Jacksonville is a water-adjacent city with several parks, museums and opportunities for outdoor adventure. The New River, which comprises the city’s southeastern edge, is perfect for kayaking, diving and other aquatic recreation. With all this available to visitors, it’s a prime destination for outdoor adventure. If you’re heading here on vacation, you’ll want to secure a car rental in Jacksonville to ensure you have access to these sites and nearby spots, including the Croatan National Forest. A vehicle also ensures that you can carry gear with you and explore at your leisure. While the city does have some transportation options, the routes are limited and make reaching many of the exciting sites either time-intensive or impossible. Rentals are also likely to be more cost-effective than opting for taxis and rideshares, too.
  • If you’ve secured a Jacksonville car rental for your trip to the North Carolina city, you can pick it up at Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ). Many of the top brand-name rental car companies are represented at OAJ, including Budget, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and National. To find the desks for these companies, simply head toward the baggage claim area that is situated to the right of the terminal as you’re exiting the building. There are also rental facilities in town: an Enterprise on Marine Blvd. and a Hertz on Western Blvd.
  • Residents and visitors in Jacksonville rely on personal vehicles for transportation, so the streets are often crowded. While driving here, you’ll want to stay alert for other vehicles and, whenever possible, have a clear sense of your directions prior to heading out on the road. While driving downtown or near urban parks, keep an eye out for pedestrians and be prepared to yield to people crossing the road at crosswalks or even where no crossing is designated.
  • There are two major roadways that service Jacksonville: U.S. 17 and North Carolina Highway 24. Both cut through the city and support a network of other frequented expressways used by commuters heading to and from work. While traffic in Jacksonville is not significant, there are windows of rush hour that you’ll want to be aware of, which are between roughly 6am and 7:30am and 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • Book your car hire in Jacksonville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Jacksonville are around 55% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Jacksonville

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Jacksonville?

    Since the area offers several opportunities for outdoor exploration, you’ll likely find that SUVs and pick-up trucks are suitable options for your car rental in Jacksonville. The additional cargo space provides ample room for any rented outdoor equipment.

  • What’s the speed limit in Jacksonville?

    Speed limits in Jacksonville are determined by the type of roadway on which you’re driving. For major roads, such as U.S. 17 and North Carolina Highway 24, you can expect posted speeds to range between about 45mph and 70mph. For streets in commercial areas, you’ll find speed limits are around 35mph to 45mph. Speeds in residential areas will be posted around 30mph to 35mph, and are further reduced around hospitals and schools, where the limits can be as low as 15mph to 25mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Jacksonville?

    There are several designated parking lots and parking garages available to drivers in Jacksonville. One such spot is 121 Circuit Lane Parking, which is located close to shops and restaurants. Drivers can expect parking to cost anywhere from nothing to about $1 per hour.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Jacksonville?

    The average price of fuel in Jacksonville is R70,57 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R847 and R1 129, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Jacksonville?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Jacksonville.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Jacksonville?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Jacksonville?

    A Mini car hire in Jacksonville costs R1 966 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Jacksonville?

    A Standard car hire in Jacksonville costs R1 246 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Jacksonville?

    An Economy car hire in Jacksonville costs R1 155 per day, on average.

Jacksonville car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8,6

Very Good

23 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.7

2 locations in Jacksonville

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Locations in Jacksonville

123 Western Blvd

+1 252 369 8632

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00

264 Albert Ellis Ap Rd

+1 910 710 4098

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Right in terminal. Great people.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly and efficient.

Cons:

Nothing really.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, Yes and Yes! :)

Cons:

Nothing, everything was great!

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

This rental was truly a great value, and much needed help during a difficult time. Thank you.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

John was very accommodating and the airport was easy to move around. He even went out and got the car for us as my husband is handicapped and we were his last customer.

Cons:

The wait time at the airport desk to get the car that was already reserved. John needed help that day! He was very nice, but out-manned with the requests for cars at the time. Wish we could have had a van instead of an SUV. Cost was HIGH I thought compared to a van rental for the same number of days in Florida.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Gas mileage was very good for a large SUV

Cons:

The SUV was not washed. Dog hair all over the rear luggage area. The back of the front passenger seat was dirty with shoe prints from a child and the carpet on the driver side was dirty.

1 out of 5

Dollar

6,5

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

5.9

One location in Jacksonville

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Locations in Jacksonville

264 Albert J Ellis Airport Rd

+1 910 710 4098

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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7,2 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast check in a check out

Cons:

Dog hair in the car when we picked it up. Was given a number in case there was any problems and it was a wrong number. Never got the problem taken care of so we cleaned it up ourselves. Charged an additional $200 on my credit card for no reason better be returned by tomorrow or there will be a real problem

6,0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Chey cruz is laid out in a very poor fashion. Hated off feature when you stop, hated dashboard, hated trying to find radio station. I will request not to have a chevy in the future. Windshield wipers were horrible

Cons:

did not get any drop off directions. Had no idea what to do.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off super easy for sure. Car was very nice and in great shape.

5,2 Fair

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing .everthing was great

2,0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I attended bad and I charged a sure that there was no order very poor information at the veiculos and their requirements

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

4,6

Mediocre

12 reviews

Cleanliness

3.3

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.3

4 locations in Jacksonville

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1127 Western Blvd

+1 910 355 9151

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

209 Western Blvd

+1 910 355 9151

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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264 Albert Ellis Airport Rd

+1 910 324 4856

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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500 N Marine Blvd

+1 910 577 0213

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Fast pick up. However car smelled like smoke and had intense deodorizer trying to mask it. And there was an undocumented scrape on the bumper that held me up for 40 minutes when I returned the vehicle.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They did not have a car for my reservation upon arrival and had no other cars, therefore I had no car that say, making me late for my job.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was professional and easy to work with.

Cons:

The vehicle smelled like cigarette smoke. It took me a couple of days to get the odor out of the vehicle. I was not given return instructions and had to make the return in a Sunday when Enterprise is closed. There is no one you can speak to for instructions or help. There should be weekend check in information sheets or something on the building/door to assist customers. Not everyone has computer access or knows how to navigate websites to find such information.

4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy. There was some confusion about driving on a toll road and who owned the vehicle and what I should do. I think that should be simple and clear. The stuff is cheerful if not super knowledgeable.

Cons:

All the vehicles were very dirty, even the one marked "clean". The vehicle they had chosen for us was only a 12-passenger after we had reserved a 15-passenger, confirmed we needed 15, and made an extra deposit. We had to go kill an hour in town and come back for a pickup which they admittedly only sprayed down with Lysol and did a quick vacuum. It was really gross and I had to clean it myself to feel comfortable putting my kids in it. There were visible smears of some substance on the dash and visors etc. The fuel was not full at pickup. I wanted to see how far off it was and it took $6 to fill it. I returned it completely full and told them, but they were apathetic. That's disappointing. *They did offer me a 10% discount for it not being clean. I appreciated that (I did not ask, they offered). This indicated they were aware the vehicle was sub-standard.

8,0 Very Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They were quick in and out the door with my rental.

Cons:

I was not happy with the pick up site. I requested airport pick up and I was sent to an off site location.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 4

Easirent

3,9

Poor

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One location in Jacksonville

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264 Albert Ellis Airport Rd

+1 904 204 4811

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Alamo

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One location in Jacksonville

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264 Albert Ellis Airport Rd

+1 844 868 8190

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
They did not have the car I requested although the car I got was great.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing the service was great as well as the product.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The people on both ends were terrific. Friendly and helpful to the max

Cons:

With the gas shortage it was a little scary leaving on a four hour trip with a little more than 1/2 a tank of gas. Not the fault of Alamo, it was just the reality for me and Alamo. Happily, by driving 5mph under the speed limit, I was able to save gas and extended the expected range of travel by over 45 miles.

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy, helpful, clean vehicle

Cons:

1 of the electric windows did not work.

5,6 Fair

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in and out process was easy

Cons:

The price was twice as much as it would have been if I just went to Alamo directly

7,6 Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Alamo folks were great, car was clean and the rental process was effortless.

Cons:

The Nissan rouge was one of the worst cars I've ever rented, it was clean, good on gas.. but very under engineered cars,

1 out of 5

National

No score available yet

One location in Jacksonville

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264 Albert Ellis Airport Rd

+1 844 855 7204

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
When we landed the car was ready everyone was friendly and helpful would use them again and highly recommended 5 stars

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Jacksonville

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264 Albert Ellis Airport Rd

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VIPCars Recommendation

No score available yet

One location in Jacksonville

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264 Albert Ellis Airport Rd, Albert J. Ellis Arpt, Richlands, , USA North Carolina

+1 914 368 0091

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77 travellers who hired a car in Jacksonville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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