Fort Walton Beach car rentals

Fort Walton Beach car rentals

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Fort Walton Beach, FL
Dec 1 — Dec 8
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Fort Walton Beach, FL
Wed 12/1
Wed 12/8

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Fort Walton Beach car rental information

Pick-up locationFort Walton Beach
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations3
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Fort Walton Beach

Full-size SUV$112/day
Premium SUV$145/day
Intermediate SUV$55/day
Supplier choice$56/day
Compact SUV$77/day
Standard SUV$99/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Fort Walton Beach car rental reviews and directory

From $65/dayRated #1
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
  • 8.7
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  • 8.5
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentSep 9 2018
everything was great except for the line to pick upI waited in line close to an hour & a half to pick up the car :( :( CRAZY!
2.0 MediocreFeb 6 2018
The car was fine.The lady from Avis tried to upgrade me at a lot more cost. I kept saying I wasn’t interested. The most disturbing was how she kept implying that I could break down on the side of the road with no help if I didn’t buy insurance or roadside assistance. I was traveling alone and she purposely tried to frighten me. I felt paranoid that something terrible would happen my entire trip. It affected my vacation.
10.0 ExcellentNov 20 2017
Troublefree ExperienceCourteous rental agent, convenient pick-up.
8.8 ExcellentAug 16 2017
Great Car, Easy Return, but long waitCar was nice and clean and returning it was a snapI had to wait in line for over 30 mins to get a car and there were only 3 people ahead of me.
8.0 ExcellentJul 1 2017
The vehicleThe attendent harrass you to purchase budget insurance even though i purchased kayak insurance.
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 2017
Highly recommend!!!!Awesome.. in and out quick and easy!!! Pick up and drop off!!!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2017
Very easy pickup and drop offThe staff were friendly, they price was great, and the car was clean and nice.
10.0 ExcellentJan 15 2017
Car functioned well Return was speedy
4.0 OkaySep 3 2016
Too expensiveEasy in, easy outToo expensive for type, interior was not clean.
8.0 ExcellentJan 5 2016
Great overall...just sayin'Car, checkout and check in were smooth.there was a food scrap stuck to the gear shift.
From $48/dayRated #2
8.5 Excellent (87 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
  • 8.8
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  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreOct 17 2018
Canceled without warning....Flew in and found out our car was unavailable. Had a parking lot full, but they were saving them for FEMA..which is fine, a disaster had just taken place. But to have no warning before being stranded at the airport is sad.
8.0 ExcellentOct 15 2018
The staff member was helpful and friendly.Waited in line for an hour due to having only one agent on duty. The vehicle was parked a long way from the rental desk, making it difficult for older folks to walk to get to.
10.0 ExcellentOct 9 2018
Easy rental experienceThe vehicle choice was wonderful. Premium SUV - had an Infinity. Loved the ride. Will continue booking thru kayak.Every state has different rulings - additional driver in state of Florida was $15 per day. Would have been nice to know ahead of pick up. Oh well.
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2018
No waiting at check in.
5.2 OkayAug 19 2018
DisappointedThe van was spacious and suited my need. When I picked up the vehicle the lady at the desk was very polite.When I picked up the vehicle nobody went with me to inspect the vehicle or to do a walk around to insure there were no issues. When I picked up the van it had NOT been cleaned inside. It appeared that it had NOT been checked to any specific standard other than it had a full tank of gas. All 4 tires were low and not a single one of them had the same pressure. I had to add 4,5,6 and 7 pounds of air respectively. I would have assumed that safety would have been a priority. I know well enough to check those things for myself, but what about people who don't? Very very disappointing
8.8 ExcellentAug 2 2018
Everything was great except car wasn't ready when we wasn't ready when we arrived. We had to wait to have it cleaned.
7.2 GoodJul 16 2018
had to wait more than 30 minutes for a car never had that problem before. Yes I did get a credit when I returned the vehicle which was appreciated but waiting was a real inconvenience
10.0 ExcellentJul 4 2018
Awesome PEOPLEEven though the counter closes at 11pm, Jacob was there at 1215am! Waiting. I had called the day before and Kirby assured me someone would be there until the last flight came in and I was on that flight. And he was there. And I got an AMAZING vehicle for an AMAZING kayak reference and I doubt I’ll ever use another rental company if it isn’t Alamo!!! Wow!!! New customer... FOR SURE. Even loved the guy who checked car back in. He sits in van in parking lot waiting on customers. In Florida. About 90 plus degrees. I was beyond impressed. Blown away is more accurate. Thank you ALL!!!Nothing!!! I love the Alamo at Ft Walton Fl airport!!!
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2018
A little long wait in line but gave us money offNice vehicleWait
10.0 ExcellentMay 29 2018
Great rentalQuick and easyNothing to dislike.
From $45/dayRated #3
Cheapest deal
7.9 Good (73 reviews)
3 locations in Fort Walton Beach
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodAug 12 2019
The drop off at Little Rock was very quick and convenient.Our registration was for a Ford Focus....instead we ended up w/a much smaller Ford Fiesta. Instead of asking us numerous questions upon arrival, they could have read over our was almost all asked while we registered.
6.0 GoodJul 27 2019
One staff member was nice the other could have a better attitude.A little compassion goes a long way.
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2019
Everything. Easy pick up and drop off!!
8.4 ExcellentApr 22 2019
Disclosure of the astronomical additional fees
4.8 OkayMar 25 2019
I reserved and paid for a full size car. Hertz oversold their inventory. I was given a Focus, at the same rate! No refund for downgrade. They gave me 1/2 tank of gas as a consolation.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 27 2019
Wish the car had a CD player so we could listen to a book on CD.
4.0 OkayJan 11 2019
Hidden charges and dirty vanOnline experience was great!Everything else....drop off was okay though. Charges that were hidden and in person experience is way worse than enterprise. I won’t make that mistake again.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2018
The vehicle was great.
9.6 ExcellentOct 5 2018
Easy pickup and even easier dropoffI like the amount of time it took to pick up the car and drop it off. The car was clean and ran very well. It was great
8.4 ExcellentSep 5 2018
Friendly staff at the Hertz counter. She was professional, quick and had such a positive attitude.
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From $49/dayRated #4
Most popular
7.7 Good (34 reviews)
2 locations in Fort Walton Beach
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
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7.9 GoodOct 7 2021
All good except for the fact that the pick up location was not at the airport that I wasn't expecting and no transportation bus to take us there and back. I had to spend an extra $50 each way to get all 4 of us back and forth so I think that should be made clearer if it was buried in the fine print. I apologize if I missed it but it should be spelled out in BOLD & LARGE PRINT!
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
They rent cars they don't have. Avoid this place.
4.0 OkayMay 13 2021
Staff was friendly and efficient.Car not clean, No shuttle service ($40.00 taxi). Also could not return car to airport without a charge of $150.00. Another taxi back to airport (just $25 this trip). Has anyone from corporate checked the condition of the office?
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2021
Staff was great Pick up and drop off was super easy
10.0 ExcellentAug 18 2020
Helpful staff, short lines for pickup and drop offMaybe provide drop off instructions
5.6 OkayJul 19 2020
I reserved a Jetta more than a month out from my vacation. I go to pick up my car. They tell me that they are giving me an upgrade to a 2 door mustang convertible. They don’t have anything else. I have a family of 4 with 2 car seats. The car was a pain to put 2 kids in car seats and luggage for 4 people. I don’t have much confidence in enterprise for my next visit.
5.2 OkayJul 14 2020
The dude at the dropoff was super nice and friendly. He stated they were understaffed and worked very hard to help us as quickly as possible.The vehicle had been recently smoked in. it smelled terrible. My son and wife asked multiple times to have the windows rolled down to get some fresh air inside. Very disappointing on SUPER hot days.
8.0 ExcellentJun 30 2020
Would have liked a better price.
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2020
Website worked well.Forms of payment accepted
8.0 ExcellentJul 9 2019
Faster ok up. Enterprise "claim to fame", is their hospitality pk up, I understand vacation resorts traffic, however, 3 hrs. IS punishing and poor business decisions...
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From $62/dayRated #5
9.5 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
  • 9.7
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10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2019
10.0 ExcellentJun 19 2018
CostNothing. All was easy and fast.
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
National made a difficult trip easierMultiple flight delays & cancellations conspired to ruin my family's Spring Break vacation. After six hours of delays, our flight from Atlanta to Destin-Ft Walton was cancelled. Our National agent in Destin airport was extremely flexible and courteous which was a relief in all our bad travel experiences with Delta. We ended up renting a car from National in Atlanta and driving the five plus hours to Seaside, FL. One day later but, still had a good time.No complaints about National this trip.
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2016
Good Customer serviceVery helpful with return
From $45/dayRated #6
7.9 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
  • 8.3
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  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 16 2021
Could not have been easier
2.0 MediocreAug 18 2020
We never got to go. Thanks COVID-19
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2020
Staff member was friendly, picking up and dropping off was easy.
8.8 ExcellentNov 4 2019
3.6 MediocreAug 12 2019
The staff was super condescending and put me in an economy car despite the fact I paid for a mid size. I brought the car back @ 6 versus 4 and was charged an additional $38 when the daily rental was only $27 which seemed extremely inflated.
9.6 ExcellentMay 6 2018
They offered me three vehicles to choose from.
7.2 GoodMay 3 2018
Quick operation, good agent to pick upthe car didn't have bluetooth. It was weird to grab the car and not have to check it out with another gate agent to leave the premises. If I had something wrong with the car, I didn't have an immediate person to detail that with. I would have had to go back into the terminal or hunt someone down. Nevertheless, it's comforting to not have to wait to get my car and go. So it's just habit that makes it weird.
10.0 ExcellentSep 11 2017
Great price
7.6 GoodJun 3 2017
When you return your car to VPS airport there is no one outside to get your car. You have to park and walk back in and turn in your keys.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2017
Fast, informative, and courteous service.
From $65/dayRated #7
7.4 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 5 2021
We had to wait in line for 3 hours to get our reserved rental car only to get more awful service and moved to a Tahoe which didn’t fit our family and luggage. Was then told we would get a discount which didn’t happen. Now I get to waste more time on the phone with Avis trying to get this figured out. If you are renting from the Destin/Fort Walton airport location….BEWARE!!
1.9 HorribleAug 3 2021
The car wasn’t ready. We had to wait an hour for them to clean it and when we got to the car, it wasn’t even clean—there was sand all over the floor still. Customer service was poor too. No one to greet us at drop off to make sure the rental was good or anything. As a preferred customer, we were not pleased with our experience.
4.0 OkayMay 1 2021
We asked specifically for a car that seated 8 and we got a car that seated 7. There were no cars that seated 8 so someone had to ride illegally and unsafe the entire trip.The lady that helped at Pickup was not helpful on instructing drop off after hours. The car stunk. And giving people the amount of seating they request is pretty vital.
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2021
The car smelled like smoke when we first open the door. The smell went away but it was slightly annoying.
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2020
Friendly, very easy, nice vehicleIt makes me nervous not to check over a car for damages with an agent before/after
8.4 ExcellentSep 4 2017
Slow pick up at VPS.
5.2 OkayOct 5 2016
45 Minutes to drop off a car is unacceptableI honestly was very disappointed with the overall experience at this location.It took 3 employees combined effort in order to serve one person ahead of me in line for at least 25 minutes. When it finally was my time to be helped, I was asked to go into the parking lot to obtain the mileage on the vehicle while the lady stood there doing nothing. When I got back she answered a phone call and didn't even put the person on hold, I continued to wait. When she got off the phone she realized she was not capable of figuring out how to do a return. She proceeded to go for help. In the meantime one of the other employees then tried to help another person that was in line behind me while my employee went in search for help! I informed her her co-worker needed some help in processing my return and I simply cannot wait any longer, I did not account 45 minutes to drop off a vehicle. A capable employee then showed up and processed my return within 2 min. Seeing how easily the process should be handled made me sick to my stomach. I wouldn't recommend this location to anybody.
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
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Some Fort Walton Beach car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Fort Walton Beach.


Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Fort Walton Beach car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Fort Walton Beach

  • Most travelers come to Fort Walton Beach to seek out its white sand beaches and fish in the tropical waters along North Florida’s Gulf Coast. Renting a car in Fort Walton Beach will give you the flexibility to explore every mile of the beautiful shoreline, from the June White Decker Public Beach Park, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, or the Henderson Beach State Park. In addition, you have numerous golf courses throughout the area just a short drive away, as well as parks, museums, and aquariums. A trip to Pensacola, home to one of the world’s biggest naval museums, the National Naval Aviation Museum, is also worth a visit. The area has a large offering of waterfront dining to try some of the area’s fresh seafood, but you will need a car to get to many of these places. Renting a car will also ensure that you have all the space to lug your beach, fishing, or golf gear and get fully into vacation mode.
  • The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is the main airport serving Fort Walton Beach. Car rental offices can be found next to the airport’s baggage claim. Simply proceed to level one of the airport. Once you have the keys to your Fort Walton Beach rental car, take the Interstate 85-S for an 8-mile drive south to Fort Walton Beach.
  • While driving in Fort Walton Beach, be sure to use your headlights from dusk until dawn, according to Florida state rules. If you experience problems, dial *FHP for Florida Highway Patrol. There are a few cycling routes to be aware of around Hurlburt Road, so keep an eye out for cyclists. Be wary when driving in the evenings, and always have a designated driver if planning to consume alcohol.
  • Rush hour in Fort Walton Beach mostly affects Highway 98, especially during school season. The most congested driving time is between the hours of 7am and 8am, but the highway can remain blocked up until 10am. Keep this in mind if you’re on a schedule or trying to catch a flight.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Fort Walton Beach for $49 or less
  • Book your rental car in Fort Walton Beach at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Fort Walton Beach are around 41% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Fort Walton Beach are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

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