Ocala car hire

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Ocala car hire information

Pick-up locationOcala
Car types
Hire locations14
Airport locations6

Cheap car hire in Ocala

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Intermediate
Standard
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People carrier
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ocala

  • Most people touring Ocala city visit The Silver Spring State Park or go ziplining at The Canyons Zip Line and Adventure Park. While these attractions are relatively close to the city, having a rental car will give you the freedom to venture further to places like Rainbow River, about 23 miles away, or go snorkeling in Silver Glen Springs, situated around 38 miles away. The beauty of renting a car when traveling to a new city is the flexibility of being able to go wherever you want, whenever you want, without necessarily having to limit yourself to designated routes. You can discover the hidden attractions, hotels, and bars in the rural areas without worrying about transportation to and from. Ocala City is a relatively small city, but there’s so much to offer, and a rental car will give you the ability to indulge as much as you want.
  • Once you arrive at the Ocala International Airport, you’ll find several Ocala car rentals in the airport terminal building. The car rental agencies present at the airport include Hertz, Dollar, Avis, and Enterprise. You can compare prices and types of cars prior to the trip and book your car through KAYAK in advance.
  • Florida is notorious for pedestrian accidents and the city of Ocala is no exemption. You’ll notice many jaywalkers as you drive through Ocala, so keep an eye out to avoid an accident. Watch out for motorcyclists as well, especially in intersections and when changing lanes.
  • State Road 200, in the direction of Interstate 75, can have bumper-to-bumper traffic, especially during rush hours from around 6am to 9am and 3pm to 7pm. Still, this is not as bad as most cities, so don’t expect a gridlock. The north of Florida, Ocala included, experiences snow, slush, sleet, and icy roads during winter, so if you travel at this time, get yourself a four-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive car from car rentals in Ocala to ensure a safe trip.
  • Book your car hire in Ocala at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Ocala are around 63% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ocala

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

    The Ocala National Forest is well-known for off-roading adventures. If this happens to be one of the reasons that you’re in the city, having a vehicle well-suited for off-roading terrain, including sandy terrain and rocky roads, will make the trip worthwhile. A Jeep or a four-wheel-drive would be a good choice for this task. If you intend to stay within the city, any on-road vehicle will do just fine as long as it meets your capacity needs and budget.

  • What’s the speed limit in Ocala?

    Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit in Ocala is 55mph. That said, when you venture into a municipal speed area, keep in mind that the limit is typically 30mph, which also goes for business and residential areas. School zones demand a lower limit of 20mph, but when driving on rural interstates or a limited-access highway, you can maintain 70mph. In any area where the speed limit is not posted, you should drive at a maximum of 30mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ocala?

    In downtown Ocala, there’s a free parking garage on Southeast Osceola Avenue and East Fort King Street known as the 402-space facility. There are parking meters available along the streets, operating from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and charging approximately $0.50 per hour. Find free parking on N. Magnolia Avenue and SW. 1st Avenue. The downtown parking garage, which is located on SE Broadway St., also has free parking available every day if you prefer not to park in the street.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ocala?

    The average price of fuel in Ocala is R70,71 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R848 and R1 131, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ocala?

    Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ocala.

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

    Car hire companies onsite at Orlando airport include Dollar and Budget.

  • 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 Budget.

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

    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 Ocala?

    A Mini car hire in Ocala costs R558 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Ocala?

    A Special car hire in Ocala costs R626 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Ocala?

    A Compact car hire in Ocala costs R633 per day, on average.

Ocala car rental reviews and directory

Budget

6,9

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Ocala

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Locations in Ocala

1506 South Pine Avenue

+1 352 369 5556

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

1770 Southwest 60th Avenue

+1 352 237 0649

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
They didn’t have my rental and wouldn’t have one!! I had to cancel my trip!🤬🤬

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Fast and easy!

2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
The pickup service was fine, but drop-off at the Orlando airport was the worst customer service I have ever experienced. And the only vehicle available was a gas-guzzling pickup truck, which compounded the price gouging for gas.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
The experience was good, seamless. Friendly staff.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Drive 90 miles from Kissimmee to Ocala to pick up my rental car that I reserved from kayak online after driving the 1.5 hours I was told there was no car then was told there were cars at the Ocala airport ubered there and no car read says I have a car, then I had to Uber all the back to my family in Kissimmee I will never use budget again and I suggest you don’t ! $300 no car

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Fast and easy pickup

1 out of 15

Hertz

5,3

Cleanliness

5.1

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.4

2 locations in Ocala

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Locations in Ocala

1770 Sw 60th Avenue

+1 352 861 1888

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

970 Sw 6th Ave Suite 107

+1 352 622 9980

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car not so damaged

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, the staff were friendly. Their price for the large high-roof van was awesome, especially with the unlimited miles. Actually got over 20 mpg with the van, even when fully loaded with furniture during a 234 mile round trip.

Cons:

The van was a little dirty inside the cargo area, but nothing serious. If the price remains the same, I'd use Hertz again if I have need for a cargo van rental.

6,8 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff member had personality of a fish.

Cons:

STAFF

2,0 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't allow us to pick up the rental.

7,6 Good

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved the Bluetooth.

Cons:

Windshield washers didn't work and cab noise was a bit loud.

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Blood on car no key drop off I asked early pick up told yes when get there have to wait 3hours for ,1200 not going back to Hertz

1 out of 9

Avis

4,9

Mediocre

33 reviews

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

5.3

2 locations in Ocala

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Locations in Ocala

1506 South Pine Avenue

+1 352 368 1937

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

1770 Southwest 60th Avenue

+1 352 237 2714

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

when i arrived in Ocala to pick up my car i was asked to show two pictured forms of id, i did not fly there so i did not carry my passport and i do not even need one unless i travel out of country. Katie was just doing her job and would not rent to me because your computer requested the 2nd id. i usually use Enterprise to travel, however your rates appeared to be better. i arrived much earlier and returned my car early and was charged over 300 dollars for two days. i called avis and you rerouted me to pick up a car in the ocala airport, the gentleman also has the same request of me to show two form of picture id. he rented to me anyway but gave me a crossover which ate more then half the gas that the ikea would have used. you should have stated that i would need that id, what a stress you caused me to an already stressful time in my life.

Cons:

state you might need a second picture id. your prices werent the price you state upon holding your car. i will not use avis if i can help it in the future.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

VERY, VERY BAD experience. Reserved a convertible for 9AM. When we arrived convertible was not available. We were given a DIRTY Dodge Charger. The car was dusty on the outside had not been cleaned or disinfected in the inside. We had to wipe down the seats and steering wheel. This is a pandemic I expected a disinfected car. Car also smelled of cigarette smoke. Why would two grandmothers want a Dodge Charger. We ordered a mustang convertible to enjoy the Florida sun. We are very unhappy. I will tell everyone I know about my BAD experience with Avis/KAYAK.

Cons:

The car we ordered (Convertible) should have been at the pick up area. Attendant should have worked with us, we were willing to go to another location for a convertible. He was not helpful Attendant needs customer service training Attendant needs more Avis training. Replacement car was filthy both inside and out. Replacement car needed to be disinfected inside we are in a pandemic Replacement car needed the smell of smoke removed WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH BOTH AVIS AND KAYAK

2,0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. They didn’t have the vehicle I ordered and tried to get me to take another for more money.

6,0 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was right on. Ease of pick and drop off was good.

Cons:

We were given a car with a tire that had a known issue of leaking air. This created a situation on our road trip where we needed to swap out the car. The office in Ocala, Florida was disorganized, and the representative at the counter was disinterested. The gentleman in the car area was helpful and kind and filled the tires with air. However, this car should not have been rented out to anyone as there was a known tire leak.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast service and car was great

2,0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of booking through kayak.

Cons:

Arrived at pickup location at 7:30 for 8am pickup. Told "we are not open, take a seat." I was asked for my name at aproximately 7:50am. Rep briefly looked over paperwork and stated I do not have a car to fill your reservation. I asked, "with all due respect, what is the point of a reservation?" the reps response "that is a great question, what is the point of a reservation, corporate does this to me all the time overbooking" I inquired what could be done to resolve the issue. The rep stated she could rent the one fill size vehicle she had on the lot at that time that was actually for a renter later on in the day. Rep stated she would not price match the vehicle to meet my reservation. Offered no resolution to the problem, did not attempt to contact another location to transfer a vehicle, did not notify me of the problem upon arrival although she was completely aware but instead continued conversation with co-workers. This reservation was made 2 days in advance, my fiance and I both took the day off of work and registered to attend a seminar out of town. The rep then proceeded to tell me I need to put myself in her shoes. She picked up paperwork from the counter and stated she had 10 additional reservations all for small cars that she could not fill for the day. The reps behavior, lack of empathy and sheer lack of customer service / willing to assist was completely unacceptable. Absolutely nothing was done to resolve the matter or to provide any reassurance this would never again be an issue.

1 out of 5

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,9

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.7

3 locations in Ocala

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Locations in Ocala

1770 Sw 60th Ave

+1 352 861 2528

Opening times not available

448 Sw 10th St

+1 352 237 0002

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4480 Se Maricamp Rd

+1 352 694 4480

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Wonderful...just wish there was a closer on...like in Belview. , Florida. Will definitely rent fron Enterprise again.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great in assisting receiving the car

Cons:

Make sure to thoroughly clean the car from cigarette smoke (even though people are not supposed to smoke in cars)

3,2 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was easy

Cons:

Dropping off wasn’t convenient because of their hours and even though they’re closed Sunday and I dropped off on Sunday they still charged me a full day for Monday.

6,8 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

The drop off location had been shut down and had to locate another drop off site. Gentleman was nice and waived the charge to return it to a different site than stated on contract. This should not have happened, if a location has been shut down, then it should not have been in the drop off options.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

8,4 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff and the lady that helped me was very helpful.

Cons:

I just did not like the style of the car. It was uncomfortable. It smelled like a dog had been in there previously. I had to drive to pick my son up and all of his stuff smelled like dog when we got home. Maybe take more time to clean it better before someone else rents it.

1 out of 6

National

7,8

Good

No reviews available

One location in Ocala

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Locations in Ocala

1770 Sw 60th Ave

+1 352 861 2528

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Ocala

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Locations in Ocala

970 Sw 6th Ave Suite 107

+1 352 622 9980

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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Dollar

5,9

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Ocala

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Locations in Ocala

970 Southwest 6th Avenue

+1 352 622 9980

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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No reviews available

Florida Van Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Ocala

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Locations in Ocala

750 SW 60th Avenue Ocala

+1 407 438 8010

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Ocala

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Locations in Ocala

1770 SW 60th Avenue

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177 travellers who hired a car in Ocala gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

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Mini

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