Lakeland car rentals

Lakeland car rentals

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Lakeland, FL
Dec 15 — Dec 22
Same drop-off
Lakeland, FL
Wed 12/15
Noon
Wed 12/22
Noon

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Lakeland car rental information

Pick-up locationLakeland
Car typesCompact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations9
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise, Avis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Lakeland

Economy$48/day
Compact$48/day
Intermediate$53/day
Standard$63/day
Full-size$55/day
Minivan$87/day
Full-size SUV$79/day
Premium$67/day
Luxury$101/day
Convertible$118/day
Intermediate SUV$67/day
Standard SUV$75/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Lakeland car rental reviews and directory

From $33/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Lakeland
Avis
Locations in Lakeland
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 11 2021
The car was absolutely filthy inside and smelled of smoke. There were handprints and fingerprints and smidges all over the interior, I don't think the inside was even wiped down in any way, much less cleaned at all. Where we are with Covid, this is beyond unacceptable.
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2021
Staff was friendly and efficient . The rental went smoothly both pic up and return.Location was a bit small and not particularly attractive.
10.0 ExcellentJan 6 2021
All god
8.4 ExcellentSep 1 2019
The pick up was no problem , the car was great also the price.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 ExcellentFeb 18 2018
ExcellentMy 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 ExcellentApr 25 2016
Great car, great serviceCar was nearly brand new. Super clean. Good value. Super nice people. Can't beat Avis!
9.6 ExcellentDec 1 2015
Car was clean and just what we neededWe dropped the car of on a Sunday and their hours for that location where wrong online so we had to wait for almost an hour to return the car
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From $26/dayRated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
8.4 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Lakeland
Hertz
Locations in Lakeland
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMar 20 2017
DanielThe car was clean when picked up. The staff was friendly.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 ExcellentMar 13 2017
Efficient, they were helpful, and they provided an additional discount for AAA!
2.0 MediocreFeb 27 2017
Worst experiance everNothingthe 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 ExcellentFeb 5 2017
Customer service and the car model
7.6 GoodDec 30 2016
Last minute rentalDrop off was easy, car was in excellent condition...Slow pickup process, but it was Christmas Eve, so understandable that one employee was working
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2016
Courteous and fast
9.2 ExcellentOct 23 2016
Overall Very GoodOverall a smooth yet personable experience. Junior, who worked with us at Hertz, was great.Even for a sub-compact the Sonic was very, very small.
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From $34/dayRated #3
Budget
7.6 Good (24 reviews)
1 location in Lakeland
Budget
Locations in Lakeland
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 3 2021
I was given a car not in the category I had reserved. About a half mile away, the car died. It was sluggish in acceleration to a concerning degree, especially since this was a Kia. These were known for catching on fire. I called the office after the second shut off. The agent told me someone would come then hung up. I continued to try to start and drive the car. I made short progress. I called back to tell the office I was trying to return and would be at a different location. Again, he acknowledged my call then hung up before I could give him the information! Frustrating! I kept trying and eventually got the car back to the lot. He asked why I didn’t stay because they were coming to get me. He never listened to what I tried to explain. I was given another car and it was fine. I’m concerned they will only jump the battery and not realized it is likely a fuel issue. I will never go back here again except to drop off. I think the airport checks their vehicles more thoroughly. At least I hopes so.
6.0 GoodMay 8 2021
Clean car
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2019
Rarest
10.0 ExcellentJan 12 2018
The lady was very helpful to us. She was kind and friendly.
10.0 ExcellentSep 29 2017
Great ExperienceIt was easy and fast to pick a car and everything was taken care of. No hassle. Great price. Good car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2017
Easy pick upBooked on line so not much paperworkN/A
9.2 ExcellentMar 14 2017
Compliments on my value!The hours of the drop-off location made it very difficult to plan for returning the car and causes us to have to extend a day on the rental. Morning or later afternoon hours would have been appreciated.
10.0 ExcellentJan 6 2017
Great value!Quick rental by knowledgeable folks. My new "go to" place when too many relatives come to town! Low mileage car was clean and comfortable.
9.6 ExcellentApr 24 2016
The customer service was excellent. Friendly staff and great upgrade.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 12 2016
Free upgrade to mini-van....fast easy airport returnnothing
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From $34/dayRated #4
Enterprise
Most popular
6.4 Good (23 reviews)
6 locations in Lakeland
Enterprise
Locations in Lakeland
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 6 2021
Great experience! Loved the RAM truck I rented along with the excellent Enterprise staff!
1.9 HorribleAug 5 2021
KAYAK CHARGE ME $143 and I can't contact no one to refund my money
7.9 GoodAug 3 2021
The day of the scheduled pickup was told that they didn't have the rental car we reserved. we had to drive further away to pickup similar car.
6.0 GoodAug 9 2020
The car.The staff were unorganized and unprofessional.
2.0 MediocreJun 15 2020
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!!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 ExcellentApr 27 2020
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.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 MediocreJun 17 2019
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.More well mannered courteous staff.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2019
Staff was friendly and drop off was a little tricky.Smaller fees.
4.4 OkayJan 20 2019
Staff was okayThe windshield wiper on the car! I almost crashed because they were really bad while on the highway
8.4 ExcellentMar 15 2017
The confusion between pickup and drop off . Since I used two different places the young man at the drop off place didn't quite know the procedure of giving me a receipt, and when I called where my rental originated the young man couldn't find my reservation info. Apparently he didn't know how to manually put in the information to find it. A supervisor called me back and saved the day. Thank goodness for her. Ortherwise I would definitely recommend enterprise as my go to rental place.
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Silvercar
1 location in Lakeland
Silvercar
Locations in Lakeland
Recent reviews
70 travelers who rented a car in Lakeland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Lakeland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$43/day

Good deal

$31/day

When to book a rental car in Lakeland

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Top tips for renting 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lakeland for $31 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lakeland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Lakeland are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

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