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Lakeland car hire

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Lakeland car hire information

Pick-up locationLakeland
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Hire locations15
Airport locations2

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lakeland

  • If you are planning to fly to Lakeland, FL, then you need not worry about how you'll get to your hotel from the airport. Car rentals in Lakeland from Orlando International Airport are both cost-effective and convenient. Even if you plan to move around the city and visit some nearby attraction sites, such as the Kennedy Space Center, we've got you covered.
  • At the Orlando Airport, there are about 10 car rental companies, including Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Priceless, Enterprise, Dollar, and Easirent, all with a wide selection of cars to choose from. From the exit terminal, simply pick up your baggage and head over to the A-side of the terminal on level 1 where you'll pick up your Lakeland rental car.
  • Like most major cities in Florida, Lakeland experiences heavy human and vehicle traffic on its roadways. There are bike lanes on most streets, but many cyclists still prefer to share the main streets with motorists. It is advisable to be wary of other road users, especially bike riders and pedestrians, who are notorious for jaywalking. It is also advisable to play your part to fulfill your duty of care. Always maintain the stipulated speed limit of every given highway and interstate to avoid dangerous incidences.
  • Lakeland experiences rush hour during early mornings and evenings. Between 6:30am and 9am and 4pm and 7pm most highways experience heavy traffic gridlocks as people rush to and from their respective workplaces. One such busy street is Interstate 4. It is the main route to Lakeland, serving both local commuters and tourists passing through Lakeland, and is one of the most congested roads during rush hour. However, the local government recently unveiled the new Polk Parkway, which has since improved the traffic situation in the Hub City. Polk Parkway provides easy access to Interstate 4 through the exit US 98. Snow, hail, and rain can also derail your trip, so make sure you are prepared in accordance with the time and season you plan to travel to Lakeland.
  • Book your car hire in Lakeland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Lakeland

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

    Lakeland has a number of narrow lanes and sloped sidewalks on some of its busy streets. This makes small cars, such as Economy, Premium, Luxury and Convertible, more ideal for driving around the city. When booking your car rental in Lakeland, only opt for a minivan or full SUV if there are more than five people in your group.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lakeland?

    The maximum speed limit in Lakeland is 70mph on freeways, including interstate highways and urban highways. All rural and urban four-lane highways, tollways, and freeways have a maximum speed limit of 65mph, while rural two-lane roads have a speed limit of 55mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lakeland?

    Downtown Lakeland provides some of the most flexible, convenient, and cheap parking options where you can park your car for anywhere from 15min to 2h, or even a whole day. Parking in the Rose Street Lot near Holz Garden and street parking west of New York and Main Street is absolutely free. Parking lots, like the Main Street Parking Surface Lot and the Heritage Plaza Parking Garage, provide flexible and more affordable parking options. Here you can park your car free of charge for the first 2h, then pay $1 per additional hour. Paid parking services are available from 9am to 5pm, after which you can park for free in the evenings. Weekends are also free.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lakeland?

    The average price of fuel in Lakeland is R70,58 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 Lakeland?

    Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lakeland.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Orlando airport (MCO)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Orlando airport include Dollar and GREEN MOTION.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Orlando airport (MCO)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Orlando airport to off-airport locations include Dollar and GREEN MOTION.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Lakeland costs R1 105 per day, on average.

Lakeland car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7,6

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.4

2 locations in Lakeland

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Locations in Lakeland

120 West Memorial Boulevard

+1 863 682 1415

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

3900 Don Emerson Drive

+1 863 315 8715

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
I like the fact that the agent was willing to stay late to make sure everything worked okay. I didn't get the car I originally booked but they gave me a nice upgrade with no extra charge

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
On this occasion everything was fast, on another occasion the car was not ready, we had to wait a long time for it to be washed and my entire itinerary was delayed

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Clean car

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Rarest

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The lady was very helpful to us. She was kind and friendly.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was easy and fast to pick a car and everything was taken care of. No hassle. Great price. Good car.

1 out of 6

Avis

7,4

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Lakeland

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Locations in Lakeland

205 West Memorial Boulevard

+1 863 687 4332

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00

3900 Don Emerson Drive

+1 863 315 8870

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Was denied the experience, and I'm baffled. Well you lost a customer, which I have been for many many years.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and efficient . The rental went smoothly both pic up and return.

Cons:

Location was a bit small and not particularly attractive.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

All god

8,4 Very Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up was no problem , the car was great also the price.

Cons:

Dropping off was hell. The receptionist did not pick up the phone. The call was routed out of State. And they also had no idea how to locate the drop off point. Yes they have the address, but no idea where in the mall . I wasted more than 1 hour in the mall trying to find the Avis office

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

My flight was late arriving. Once I got to the pick up location The team there was great. They knew I was coming and adjusted their schedule to accommodate me coming in late. The return was seamless. So efficient

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nearly brand new. Super clean. Good value. Super nice people. Can't beat Avis!

1 out of 4

Hertz

7,3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.4

One location in Lakeland

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Locations in Lakeland

117 E Memorial Blvd

+1 863 683 2003

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Honesty about rates and price

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were ok.

Cons:

When I arrived, I entered the building and none of the staff had on masks. The guy attempted to rent me the car dirty and told me they could not wash the car in the lot although I clearly seen a guy washing the rentals. I waited 2 hours and returned so I would receive a clean car. When I came back to get the car, I could visibly see crumbs in cracks of seat and dirt particles on floor that had no floor mats. When I asked the lady about floor mats, she said they didn’t have any. I pointed out the crumbs, soap stains on windows, sticky stuff on driver side door and she said she could have it rewashed. I asked for different suv and none was available I was told. I pointed out tear in driver side carpet, rip in leather on driver side door. The Toyota Highlander which appeared new drove like a car that was 20 years old. The sunglasses thing was broken, there was no navigation, when my kids attempted to charge their phones the covers for the chargers fell off. This was the absolute worst car and car rental experience I have ever had. I don’t believe they maintain their cars. I will never and I mean never rent from Hertz on Memorial Blvd in Lakeland again. The lady asked me when I returned how did the car drive. I said terrible. She asked was it car or type of car. I told her I assumed both. Never again !

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Through Kayak, service at Hertz was great. Before going through Kayak, I had visited Hertz on my own. After ten minutes of waiting, an agent said to come on back to his desk, then oroceeded to answer the phone and leave the room. I walked out and booked online. Other than that incident, it was all good.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean when picked up. The staff was friendly.

Cons:

There was a very long wait to actually get the car; and another long wait to actually drop it off. This wasn't the fault of the staff, but the office is very understaffed.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficient, they were helpful, and they provided an additional discount for AAA!

2,0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

the over $300 dollars in hold for renting a car, the attitude and lack of ownership of the service, I did not rent the car at all and still got charged for the insurance. then they wanted me to pay and wait 24 hours to get the car because I was using a debit card. I will never use this service again. complete nightmare

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,6

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.6

5 locations in Lakeland

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1950 W Memorial Blvd

+1 863 279 3050

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4285 Lakeland Park Dr

+1 813 526 0185

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

4510 S Florida Ave

+1 863 647 0866

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4997 Us Highway 98 N Unit 1

+1 863 815 7642

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

619 E. Memorial Blvd.

+1 863 682 0153

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I got absolutely duped in the cost of my rental. I had the car for 26 hours and drove less than 200 miles and it cost me over $300. I had family that had midsized SUVs from another rental spot for 5 days and paid the same price. I will never use this service again and will tell everyone I know to never use it either. What a scam, and so terrible to rip people off like this.

6,0 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car.

Cons:

The staff were unorganized and unprofessional.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn't even get a car I called to confirm car rental when i was on my way to pick it up they said everything good pick it up. When i got there the guy working the counter was very Rud he said we dont have a car for you. he said yes i see your rental in my computer but we have no more cars. AND my card was was billed by allianz $22 I'm about to blow up the internet with this robbery!!

Cons:

When you book a car for a customer and steel there money The customer should get a car!!! This is just the start im a gamer and we can sped this around like covid 19

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service rep. went beyond his duties to make sure I was safe and I had the vehicle that I needed for the emergency. He learned I was a new widow and he stopped what he was doing to make sure my personal car was parked in a safe location and that I was on my way in their rental.

Cons:

Nothing...absolutely nothing, I only wished I could have hugged the young man, but do to isolation...we have to say 6 feet apart.

2,8 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

No. Employees interrupted each other while assisting customers. Female employee stopped assisting me to speak with someone else. Very rude and not helpful at all.

Cons:

More well mannered courteous staff.

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and drop off was a little tricky.

Cons:

Smaller fees.

1 out of 6

Silvercar

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Lakeland

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1215 Griffin Rd

+1 855 359 2227

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Dollar

5,9

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Lakeland

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Locations in Lakeland

117 E Memorial Blvd

+1 863 683 2003

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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Thrifty

5,9

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Lakeland

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Locations in Lakeland

117 East Memorial Blvd

(863) 683-2003

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98 travellers who hired a car in Lakeland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

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Economy

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