Port Charlotte car hire

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Port Charlotte car hire information

Pick-up locationPort Charlotte
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Hire locations4
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Port Charlotte

  • Visitors who opt for car hire in Port Charlotte will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful area on their own itinerary. Although Port Charlotte does have some public transport services, it can be hard to reach some out-of-the-way attractions on the coast and inside the Myakka River State Park. Choosing Port Charlotte car hire will allow you to visit the famous beaches on Don Pedro State Island and take a trip to nearby cities, like Fort Myers, which is around a 1h drive away.
  • Port Charlotte is served by Punta Gordo Airport (PGD), which is a domestic airport located around a 15-min drive away from the town. If you want to get your trip underway as soon as you land, you can pick up a hire car at the Punta Gordo terminals when you arrive. The car hire centre at Punta Gordo is located just opposite the Bailey Terminal, along a signposted walkway. Hiring a car at PGD is also a good option because there are not many transport links from the airport, so you may have to spend money on a taxi to reach Port Charlotte.
  • Before you choose car hire in Port Charlotte, you should learn a bit about local driving rules and conventions in Florida, as these may differ quite drastically from those in the UK. Drivers in Florida are not generally aggressive, but they will expect visitors to keep up with traffic and not slow things down. You can even get a ticket for driving too slowly in Florida, so aim to drive around the speed limit. You should also be aware that you are allowed to turn right at a red light in Florida, and you may get honked at if you hesitate to do this. Furthermore, you must, however, make a full stop before turning, and don’t turn if there is a red arrow on the sign. You should also check the weather forecast before heading out on a long drive, as the tropical climate can be extreme and changeable at some times of year.
  • If you want to avoid traffic congestion when driving in Port Charlotte, it is best to avoid rush hour times during the week. The rush hour in Port Charlotte falls between 07:30-09:30 and 15:30-19:30. Main roads between Port Charlotte and Fort Myers, such as the 41 and the 75, are likely to be the most congested by commuter traffic. If you want to avoid this route when travelling back from Fort Myers, you can take the 30 and then the 17. However, most major routes are likely to see delays at peak times.
  • Book your car hire in Port Charlotte at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Port Charlotte are around 4% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Port Charlotte

  • What is the best car hire company in Port Charlotte?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Port Charlotte is Budget (7,6, 95 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Port Charlotte?

    The average price of fuel in Port Charlotte is R67,05 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R805 and R1 073, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Port Charlotte?

    Standard (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Port Charlotte.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Port Charlotte?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Port Charlotte?

    A Standard car hire in Port Charlotte costs R1 033 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Port Charlotte?

    A Mini car hire in Port Charlotte costs R1 539 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Port Charlotte?

    A Special car hire in Port Charlotte costs R716 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Port Charlotte?

    Main roads in and around Port Charlotte are generally spacious and well-maintained. This means that choosing a larger or a standard-size vehicle is ideal for driving in Port Charlotte. If you plan to explore along the coast or drive to the wetlands in Myakka River State Park, a larger vehicle may be a sensible option. Larger cars, like an SUV, give you good height off the road in case of flooding. The off-road capability will also make it easier to explore certain rural areas.

  • What is the speed limit in Port Charlotte?

    When you choose car hire in Port Charlotte, it is essential that you follow local laws and drive according to the speed limit. If you’re driving in a residential area, the speed limit is 50 km/h (30 mph). Meanwhile, on rural roads, the speed limit is between 90-100 km/h (60-65 mph). On urban freeways, you can drive at 100 km/h (65 mph), while on rural freeways the limit is 110 km/h (70 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Port Charlotte?

    When you hire a car in Port Charlotte, you will find plenty of places to securely leave your vehicle. Most parking in Port Charlotte is paid and usually costs around $4-5 (£3-4) for a short stay. Double-parking is not allowed in Florida, but roadside parking is allowed as long as you park on the right and the area is not a marked no-parking zone. It is illegal to leave your keys in a parked vehicle in Florida.

Port Charlotte car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Port Charlotte

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Locations in Port Charlotte

28000 Airport Road, Unit A8

+1 941 575 1218

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45
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3351 Tamiami Trail

+1 941 255 9037

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
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4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Dropped off vehicle at 6:05 PM at the location. No one was there, however, there was no box to leave the keys. There was a box that said, for trucks only and not to leave the car keys. I had no choice but to leave the car keys in the truck box. would I run there again? Absolutely not. Very frustrating. I was there 45 minutes trying to figure out what to do. No one would answer the phone and when I talk to someone on the phone, it took me a half hour to wait to get to someone. Too much time out of my day, and my time is valuable.

6,0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Unfortunately I left my house key on the rental car keys and it’s impossible to get through to speak to someone when you call the Budget phone at the SW Florida international airport

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Budget was great to deal with for our rental. Plan to use them next time we travel.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Very nice car and quick and easy process

6,0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
The person checking me in was unprofessional-Negatively talking about the customer prior to me.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car was good. Interior of car needed to be vacuumed I had to do it myself. Tires needed air. Both things I had to pay for.

1 out of 33

Avis

9,1

Wonderful

31 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.4

2 locations in Port Charlotte

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Locations in Port Charlotte

28000 Airport Road, Unit A8

+1 941 575 7567

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45
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3351 Tamiami Trail

+1 941 624 2340

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Car is unsafe Brake rotors warped car vibrates excessively when braking Also either a bent rim or bad tire caused car to vibrate at all speeds Car not safe to drive

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The service rep was kind and super friendly

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was wonderful

Cons:

Nothing. The car was more than expected, and everyone was professional...down to the lot attendant at ABE in the spring rain

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

All good.

9,6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy and fast. Great prices.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent customer service! Busy day at the rental place, staff worked incredibly quickly and efficiently to get me out the door early! Car was nice too, basically new and plenty of room.

1 out of 6

Hertz

8,0

Very Good

30 reviews

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

8.4

One location in Port Charlotte

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Locations in Port Charlotte

3109 Tamiami Trail #4

+1 941 625 0976

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Tampa airport hertz was the worst experience i have ever had during a rental

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Friendly helpful staff

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Convenient to home, ready on time

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service is always excellent!

Cons:

The rate could have been less expensive but it is what it is!

4,0 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

reserved a car for a Thursday pick up and a Sunday drop off. For a Sunday drop off I was given the choice of the CVG airport or Montgomery Rd. I chose the Montgomery Rd location. Sunday morning went to look up the address and the google page said it was closed. Called Hertz customer service and they assured us we could do a drop off there. Drove an hour to the location, its closed, big sign on door NO OVERNIGHT DROP OFFS. Called customer service, they said take car to the Kemper Rd location. Got to that location sign on door THIS LOCATION IS CLOSED FOR REMODELING. Called customer service again, they couldn't help, transferred us to roadside assistance. We were on hold for 55 minuets and they just hung up. Called the Montgomery Rd unit on Monday, they said they would not count the vehicle as checked in until they could spare someone to go to the second location and bring the car back.

Cons:

Every part of this experience could have been better, except the price, the price was good

8,4 Very Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very friendly given it was the end of the day when we picked up our car.

Cons:

The overall impression of the physical space was that at any moment you could get up and leave. It was so sad, run down, it really looked like no one cared about this office.

1 out of 8

Thrifty

5,9

Fair

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One location in Port Charlotte

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3109 Tamiami Trail

+1 941 625 0976

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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3 locations in Port Charlotte

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2021 Tamiami Trl

+1 941 467 3749

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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28000 A-1 Airport Road

+1 941 205 5015

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
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4509 Tamiami Trl

+1 941 235 7630

Monday08:00 - 23:45
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Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Rented a Cadillac but only Lincolns at this location. had to wait for the car to be cleaned despite having a 1 pm reservation.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was good, clean. The lady who checked me in and out was very nice and professional.

Cons:

Car class rented was not available upon pick up. Prices are a little high.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was ok

Cons:

Kayak's site was not clear. I thought I was picking up at the airport enterprise. When I got to the correct location my online rental had expired. Had to start over. Car had been smoked in and smelled bad.

4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

There were NOT any cars even tho I had a reservation. There were also 10 other people there waiting for their reserved vehicles.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ebony was very helpful and friendly. The truck was what we expected.

Cons:

All went very well, thank you to all!

1 out of 19

National

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One location in Port Charlotte

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Locations in Port Charlotte

28000 A-1 Airport Road

+1 941 205 5015

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45
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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and easy dropoff!

1 out of 1

318 travellers who hired a car in Port Charlotte gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,9

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