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Lake City car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lake City

  • Lake City is a small town located in the northern part of the state of Florida. This peaceful location is perfect if you enjoy nature and want to escape the city's hustle and bustle. To make the most out of your visit, getting cheap car rentals in Lake City offers several advantages. Lake City is located near several state and national parks that are home to stunning views, such as Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and O'Leno State Park, just to name a few. With Lake City car rentals, you can explore these destinations at your own pace and don't have to depend on public transportation.
  • St. Augustine Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) is the closest airport to Lake City, as it is located approximately 44 miles from Lake City. The car rental companies at UST are located in the airport terminal building near the baggage claim area. Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) is located approximately 50 miles from Lake City. The car rental companies at GNV are located in the airport terminal, on the lower level.
  • When driving cheap car rentals in Lake City, there are a few things to keep in mind. One thing to watch out for in Lake City is bicyclists. There is a growing culture of cycling in the area, and it's not unusual to see bikes on the roads. As a driver, it's important to remember to give bikers enough space and be aware of them at all times. Another thing to be mindful of when driving car rentals in Lake City is wildlife. The city is also located near several nature preserves and wildlife habitats, so be prepared to encounter animals on the roads. You should be cautious, especially at night when visibility is low, and slow down if you see any signs warning you of a possible animal crossing.
  • The rush hour for Lake City is generally from 7:00 am to 8:30 am and from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, especially on weekdays, when people are traveling to and from work. During these times, the roads that tend to be most affected include US-90 and US-41. It is essential to plan ahead and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination during rush hour. Florida generally experiences heavy rainfall, especially during the summer months, so it is advisable to take extra caution while driving cheap car rentals in Lake City and prepare your vehicle, including making sure the tires are in good working condition.
  • Book your car hire in Lake City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Lake City are around 31% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lake City

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lake City?

    The average price of fuel in Lake City is R70,27 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R843 and R1 124, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lake City?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in Lake City?

    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 Lake City?

    A Mini car hire in Lake City costs R1 859 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Lake City?

    A Full Size car hire in Lake City costs R1 126 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Lake City?

    A Luxury car hire in Lake City costs R1 144 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving car rentals in Lake City?

    When choosing Lake City car rentals, renting an SUV or crossover vehicle is recommended. This type of vehicle provides the necessary clearance and stability to navigate the varied terrain in the area, including the occasional potholes and unpaved roads found in the more rural areas. Additionally, SUVs and crossovers are spacious, making them a good choice for families or groups traveling to or from Lake City, as they offer plenty of room for passengers and luggage.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in Lake City?

    The speed limit in Lake City varies depending on the type of road and zone. In residential areas and business districts, the speed limit is typically 30 mph. On highways and interstates in the area, the speed limit ranges from 55 to 70 mph, with some areas allowing speeds up to 75 or 80 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Lake City?

    Lake City has several parking options for visitors, both paid and free. The best places to park car rentals in Lake City are in designated parking lots, parking garages, and on-street parking spaces near the main attractions. While some parking in Lake City is free, visitors to certain parts of the city, such as the downtown area, may need to pay for parking. Free parking is available at some shopping centers and many hotels in the area.

Lake City car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5,6

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

5.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

5.2

2 locations in Lake City

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Locations in Lake City

2494 W Us Highway 90 Ste 110

+1 386 754 3774

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

3620 N. Main Street

+1 352 376 3123

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
No issues. Did a pick up and drop off with two different locations 5 hours apart. Very smooth and Hertz has always been easy. Defiantly check the off airport sites for cheaper rates

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was fine except they close at noon on Sat and didn't let us know until I called to confirm. We had high anxiety to get there on time. There were many people that didn't get their car. Thank God I callef.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff is amazing! Great bunch! They always make it very hassle free at this location!!!

Cons:

Absolutely nothing.

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Overall unhappy

Cons:

The suv we reserved was not available no one called us beforhand paid the price of a suv for a car, car was not cleaned at all customer service was not good

6,0 Okay

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Waited until 10 minutes before pickup to call and tell me they didn’t have the vehicle I reserved..

6,0 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I almost lost on a car, because I wasn't within the hour, but didn't get a cal. Every other car rental calls as a courtecy.

1 out of 10

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

18 reviews

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

4 locations in Lake City

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Locations in Lake City

129 Nw Gwen Lake Ave

+1 386 755 4005

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1435 Ohio Ave N

+1 386 364 1515

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

410 Nw 39th Avenue Suite B

+1 352 371 6599

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

560 S Walnut St

+1 904 964 4555

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

EZ & fast

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great counter service. Good price. Clean new car. No problems.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Pick up and drop off went very smoothly.

6,0 Okay

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a premium rental 24 hours before picking up the car. When I got there they said all they had was a full size Chevy Malibu. No premium cars were available. The seats were all stained up, the windshield had a chip in it. I don't rent cars often but I would expect a clean interior at least.

5,2 Fair

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

No

Cons:

Car had no spare tire, tire blew up were on hold on 4 different phones at same time, nobody answer, stranded in the middle of nowhere. After 5 hours standed had to take a lift from 429 to Gainesville (1hr 45 min) $179.00. Didn't get my deposit back. Spoke to a Manager (he even spelled his name for me) when my husband and son went to give the keys back, nobody knew the Manager. No papaerwork at all, blaming COVID-19 for this.

1 out of 2

Budget

9,0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

5.0

One location in Lake City

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Locations in Lake City

2941 W Us Highway 90

+1 386 487 1023

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Avis

6,5

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Lake City

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Locations in Lake City

2941 W Us Hwy 90

+1 386 487 1019

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Dollar

5,9

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Lake City

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Locations in Lake City

3620 N. Main Street

+1 352 376 3123

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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No reviews available

Thrifty

5,9

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Lake City

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Locations in Lake City

3620 N. Main Street

+1 352 376 3123

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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No reviews available

72 travellers who hired a car in Lake City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car hire locations in or near Lake City

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Mini

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Lake City car hire information

Pick-up locationLake City
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Hire locations4
Airport locations0