Lakeland car rentals from $22/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Lakeland with a pick-up date of 4/12 and drop-off date of 4/14. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Lakeland

Economy$22/day
Compact$27/day
Intermediate$31/day
Minivan$35/day
Full-size SUV$32/day
Luxury$39/day
Pickup truck$34/day
Premium SUV$42/day
Intermediate SUV$32/day
Standard SUV$32/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Lakeland

  • Whether looking for a private weekend getaway or a fun-filled family vacation, Florida's Lakeland city in Polk County has something for everyone. You only need to book cheap car rentals in Lakeland to explore its beauty and heritage. If you are into arts and culture, you'll enjoy gazing at the Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture at Florida Southern College. Or, if you're into sightseeing, you'll find the 30-mile trip to Spooky Hill quite fascinating. You might also want to take a 48-minute drive to Bok Tower Gardens and gaze at this 250-art deco tower surrounded by lovely gardens, two hiking trails, and 20 rooms of El Retiro Estate. Book cheap car rentals in Lakeland through KAYAK and conveniently explore the city's offerings.
  • If you're looking to go to the Orlando Airport, you'll find ten Lakeland car rentals, including Hertz, Dollar Thrifty, Enterprise, Budget, and Easirent. These companies have a wide selection of cheap car rentals in Lakeland. After getting off the plane, head to the baggage claim area at level 1 from A-terminal to pick up your car.
  • Lakeland is like any modern American city with lots of human and vehicle traffic experienced on most roads and streets. The city has ample bike lanes for all cyclists, yet you will still encounter many cyclists using the same roads as motorists. So, one thing to be aware of when driving around Lakeland is to be on the lookout for jaywalking pedestrians and cyclists almost everywhere. To avoid dangerous situations, we advise you to maintain a duty of care and adhere to specific speed limits on each road. Another thing to keep in mind are the rush hours and busy highways. The roadways are busiest from 6:30 to 9:00 am and from 3:30 to 7:30 in the evening. You should avoid driving during these hours if you don't want to get stuck in traffic. It would help if you also steered clear of I-4, one of the busiest highways around peak travel hours.
  • 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lakeland for $33 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lakeland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Lakeland are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting 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 does it cost to rent a car in Lakeland?

    On average a rental car in Lakeland costs $43 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Lakeland found in the last 2 weeks is $32.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Lakeland?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($30/day), Hertz ($31/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($34/day).

  • How much is gas price in Lakeland?

    The average gas price in Lakeland is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Lakeland?

    Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lakeland.

  • Which car rental companies are at Tampa airport (TPA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Tampa airport include GREEN MOTION, Fox, Priceless, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Sixt, Easirent, Advantage and NextCar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Tampa airport (TPA)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Tampa airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Sixt, Advantage, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Europcar.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Lakeland?

    An Intermediate car rental in Lakeland costs $31 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Lakeland?

    A Compact car rental in Lakeland costs $31 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Lakeland?

    A Full Size car rental in Lakeland costs $31 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Lakeland?

    On average a rental car in Lakeland costs $287 per week ($41 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Lakeland?

    On average a rental car in Lakeland costs $1,232 per month ($41 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Lakeland?

    Most car rental providers in Lakeland offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Lakeland, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Lakeland?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Lakeland.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Lakeland?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Lakeland?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Lakeland so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What is the speed limit in Lakeland?

    The speed limit for all roadways in Lakeland city is 25 mph. This speed limit applies to other nearby towns and surrounding areas. However, when driving around the city's suburbs and major highways, maintain the specified speed limit of 75 mph.

  • What is the price of gas in Lakeland?

    On average, expect to pay $5.15 for every gallon of gas you purchase in Lakeland. However, this price varies from one station to the next, and stations around the airport cost more than similar stations in other parts of the city. Notable gas stations like Murphy, Circle K, and Shell offer prices ranging from $4. 42 to $4.49 per gallon.

Lakeland car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7.1

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.0

One location in Lakeland

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from $36/day

Locations in Lakeland

120 West Memorial Boulevard

+1 863 682 1415

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

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Booked on line so not much paperwork

Cons:

N/A

1 out of 6

Avis

7.4

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.0

One location in Lakeland

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from $43/day

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
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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

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.5

One location in Lakeland

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from $29/day

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
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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

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service and the car model

7.6 Good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy, car was in excellent condition...

Cons:

Slow pickup process, but it was Christmas Eve, so understandable that one employee was working

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Courteous and fast

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.6

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.6

Locations in Lakeland

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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1215 Griffin Rd

+1 855 359 2227

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
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Dollar

5.9

Fair

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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

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117 East Memorial Blvd

(863) 683-2003

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91 travelers who rented a car in Lakeland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

Car rental locations in or near Lakeland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$43/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Lakeland

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