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Merritt Island, FL
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Pick-up locationMerritt Island
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Cheap car rentals in Merritt Island

$67/dayEconomy
$67/dayCompact
$67/dayIntermediate
$72/dayStandard
$72/dayFull-size
$102/dayMinivan
$159/dayFull-size SUV
$81/dayPremium
$75/daySupplier choice
$80/dayCompact SUV
$80/dayIntermediate SUV
$86/dayStandard SUV
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Merritt Island car rental reviews and directory

From $43/dayRated #1
Dollar
Best rated
7.1 Good (47 reviews)
1 location in Merritt Island
Dollar
Locations in Merritt Island
6799 N Atlantic Ave+1 321 799 2945
Monday07:30 - 15:30
Thursday07:30 - 15:30
Friday07:30 - 15:30
Saturday07:30 - 15:30
Sunday07:30 - 15:30
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2019
Pros: Front desk was very quick and helpful. Couldn't have been better
10.0 ExcellentOct 7 2018
Totally convenientPros: We went on a cruise and were picked up immediately by a shuttle that took us to pick up our car. The gentleman that picked us up helped with our bags and was friendly. Our reservation was suppose to be at 12 but we were able to get our car a few hours early. It was convenient, accommodating, the car was in nice condition, staff was friendly, and the price was very affordable. Will definitely be doing business with them again.Cons: I have nothing that I was not happy with my experience
3.2 MediocreSep 9 2018
Pickup shuttlePros: Car return was easy and quickCons: Our rental pickup was from (N ATLANTIC AVE, CAPE CANAVERAL, FL), we were supposed to be picked up from port Canaveral which is 3 miles away from this office. They have only 1 shuttle, we waited for 2 hours for a pickup. The rental office never pick up the phone .we tried to call the headquarters numbers, even the managers couldn't get hold of them or do anything for us . SO IGNORANT
6.8 GoodFeb 19 2018
Over Reserved?Pros: The agent, Hash, who served us was awesome. Calm, patient. He apologized for our wait, upgraded us to a nicer vehicle & said we wouldn’t have to refill car.Cons: Between Thrifty & Dollar, they accepted more reservations than they had vehicles for. We stood in line for nearly an hour before we were waited on.
2.0 MediocreAug 15 2017
Horrible customer service and long waitingPros: I made a reservation to pick up 10 am lined for at 9:30 am and finally got the car at 12:30 pm. No enough cars staff are not friendly at all except shuttle drivers.Cons: Do not take reservation more that what you have in the stock
8.0 ExcellentMar 8 2017
Cons: The office was closed and afterhours drop off instructions were confusing, complicated, and bizarre. The only available parking spot when we arrived was handicapped, which I parked in anyway, and by the time we left two more cars had pulled in with no place to park. Felt uncomfortable dropping the car keys into a mail chute but that was the instruction. It was all just weird.
7.2 GoodJan 19 2017
Not enough staff.Pros: The Port Canaveral office is VERY busy on a cruise morning. We spent about 15 minutes waiting to turn in the car and another 30 minutes standing waiting for the shuttle to the ship. Needs some more staff.
6.0 GoodJan 10 2017
Cons: the shuttle bus never came to port canaveral we had to take a taxi to get to the rental center, all the shuttle buses from the other companies came frequently while the dollar shuttle base came in almost two hours of waiting, one time
3.6 MediocreDec 26 2016
Drop off location very confusingPros: I ordered the car with different drop off location than pick up location, the guy asked me to go to the airport service counter to get receipt, after he checked everything was fine, I waited forever there, there was only one person there, I never expected dropping off car will take that much hassle
6.0 GoodOct 14 2016
HurricanePros: It was a car.Cons: We had to return the car early since there was a mandatory evacuation, yet no money was deducted.
From $40/dayRated #2
Avis
8.3 Excellent (26 reviews)
2 locations in Merritt Island
Avis
Locations in Merritt Island
6650 North Atlantic Avenue+1 321 783 3643
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
777 East Merritt Island Causeway+1 321 449 5347
Monday11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday11:00 - 16:00
Thursday11:00 - 16:00
Friday11:00 - 16:00
Saturday11:00 - 16:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 28 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Drop off was easy.Cons: Bigger waiting area. We had to wait almost 4 hours due to the time I had requested the start of my rental. One family took the whole air conditioned area and stayed there
8.8 ExcellentJan 28 2018
A bit of a wait, but good car.Pros: The car ran really well, and was a slight upgrade.Cons: The line at the Port was pretty long to pick up the car. Also, the car had no USB charging port. The car also wasn’t completely cleaned; the cup area had junk from the last user.
8.0 ExcellentJan 7 2018
Pros: The pick up and drop off were excellent.Cons: The shuttle from the cruise ship was extremely delayed. Had to take an Lyft ride. The car I had reserved was not available.
10.0 ExcellentNov 20 2017
Pros: Very nice vehicle!Cons: Nothing comes to mind--it was a great experience all around. Will rent with Avis again. Thank you very much!
10.0 ExcellentNov 8 2017
Pros: Very comfortable vehicle with excellent accelerationCons: Bumped my head on low clearance roof while getting in
6.0 GoodSep 29 2017
Pros: Lovely attendant receiving the car.Cons: No service available for getting you to your final destination which was advertised.
10.0 ExcellentJul 3 2017
Cons: I wish they would've told us how many tolls we'd have to pay on the major highways in Orlando. At one point we went through a toll that only took coins. We were unable to pay the exact toll which was stressful. Also there are no accessible gas stations near the Orlando Airport. Wish they would've offered for us to pay our gas up front to save us the hassle of finding a nearby gas station which required us to pay tolls twice just to get there.
5.6 OkayMay 22 2017
Pros: Once we finally left everything was fine.Cons: Not enough help for busy time.
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2017
Pros: Service, quickness, car
2.0 MediocreFeb 13 2017
Worst of the worstCons: Took their shuttle almost 1 hour for pick up at the pier. The shuttle was too small for the luggage. The parking lot is unpaved and gravel. Try pushing luggage from a cruise through that. Unfriendly counter and shuttle driver. What else could you want?
From $33/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (19 reviews)
2 locations in Merritt Island
Enterprise
Locations in Merritt Island
1615 E Merritt Island Causeway+1 321 338 4690
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1750 W. King St.+1 321 633 7070
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2021
Cons: Just wish The price was a little lower Oh, everything else was excellent
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2020
Pros: YesCons: I was very satisfied. I wish they still delivered to the house and picked up.
2.0 MediocreAug 25 2020
Pros: The location is closed. Couldn’t get my car. Called enterprise, they told me I had to go to the Cocoa location 7 miles away. Not impressed.Cons: The location being open.
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2020
Cons: No issues with my reservation. Quick to pick up and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2018
Pros: I was a painless rental. Car was fantastic and people courteous.
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2017
Pros: East rentalCons: all was good
8.0 ExcellentMar 25 2017
Cons: The check in price was much more than the original reservation amount before correction.
6.0 GoodMar 22 2017
Cons: You charge me for insurance....They charge me for insurance... REALLY....26.00 dollars a day for insurance...
9.6 ExcellentMar 15 2017
First time the charm!Pros: First time using enterprise and was impressed about the whole experience.Cons: Did not like the Internet routeing me to the wrong pick up office, but counter staff was exceptional.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 22 2017
The folks at this location were great!Pros: They got me in the car and helped me out when my drop off location was closed.Cons: The kayak booking should show the hours at the drop off location.
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From $28/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
6.5 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Merritt Island
Hertz
Locations in Merritt Island
1360 West King St+1 321 617 7443
Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
445 E Merrit Island Cswy+1 321 617 7443
Monday07:30 - 15:30
Tuesday07:30 - 15:30
Wednesday07:30 - 15:30
Thursday07:30 - 15:30
Friday07:30 - 15:30
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 6 2020
Cons: They wanted to do a credit check because i was using a debit card..... no way
From $33/dayRated #5
Budget
6.2 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Merritt Island
Budget
Locations in Merritt Island
777 E Merritt Island Causeway+1 321 459 2678
Monday11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday11:00 - 16:00
Thursday11:00 - 16:00
Friday11:00 - 16:00
Saturday11:00 - 16:00
  • 5.5
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
4.4 OkayMay 26 2019
Pros: I did not like it very much! When I went to get the car on Merrit Island the seller made me use another card, different from what I had used in the app, and paid for it. With this he must have created another reservation, resulting in a duplicate payment upon the return of the vehicle. How do I gCons: I paid twice for the rent. One when I applied for the app, already cashed in my Debit card, and another when I returned the car. Besides the fact that when I went to get the car on Merritt Island the seller did not want to accept the same card that I made the payment in the Kaiak app.
2.0 MediocreApr 30 2018
Never againPros: Easy to book.Cons: Contacted support and all is ready, we go to the lot, person advises us that they have no cars available, once we tell him that we need it just for a few hours within the city limits then he finds us something, however problems hit when registering cards, no debit maestro accepted and it didnt specify on the siten my friend gives a card and accepted but then her DL was required, then he advises us that i cannot rent as i am 23 and only over 25 can rent a car, while on the website it says that it is possible to rent it just is more costly which is fine. Stupidly on the website my card was accepted and i brought cash for incidentals and offered to pay full in cash but did not accept it. So we never got our car and it ruined our day, not to mention walking in rain afer all that... stupid.
From $28/dayRated #6
Thrifty
5.3 Okay (15 reviews)
1 location in Merritt Island
Thrifty
Locations in Merritt Island
6799 N Atlantic Ave+1 321 783 2600
Monday07:30 - 15:30
Thursday07:30 - 15:30
Friday07:30 - 15:30
Saturday07:30 - 15:30
Sunday07:30 - 15:30
  • 5.4
  • 6
  • 5.3
  • 4.5
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreMar 3 2019
Pros: DropoffCons: Only one person working at pickup point. Very long wait
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2018
Pros: Easiest check in pick up and drop off I have ever hadCons: Shuttle from cruise ship didn’t run very often so we just took an Uber to the office, no big deal but would have been nice to have the free shuttle from port Canaveral more conveniently running.
2.0 MediocreNov 18 2018
Long lines, excessive waiting, poor experience overallPros: Should have paid more, for any other company besides Thrifty/Dollar.Cons: Understaffed and slow, exceedingly long wait for shuttle and again at office for staff to process rentals.
6.8 GoodAug 6 2018
Pros: The return at airport was smoothCons: The bust to pick us at the Carnival port never arrived and the Budget driver took us to Thrifty. Upon arriving there was no attendant so we had to wait for him to arrive.
10.0 ExcellentNov 25 2017
Pros: Dropped off the car and was immediately taken to the port for our ship. He was VERY HELPFUL. I'm sorry I did not get his name but he seemed to be the only on there. Besides checking us in, he drove the shuttle to the port.Cons: Nothing!!!
7.6 GoodMar 5 2017
Slow pickup at Port CanaveralPros: Car was clean. Once we got to the Cape Canaveral office things went well.Cons: We waited for about an hour for a pickup at Port Canaveral. We watched as every other passenger that had disembarked the ship with us got picked up by multiple trips of all of the other rental car vendors' shuttle buses. Then it was just us Thrifty folks waiting in line and wondering if they would ever come. Repeated phone calls to the Thrifty office in Cape Canaveral went unanswered. Eventually we were picked up. But I will certainly never rent from Thrifty again at this location.
4.0 OkayNov 16 2016
ConfusionPros: Vehicle gas mileageCons: Car had an oily film which made it difficult to see out the windows without repeatedly cleaning and vehicle had been smoked in a lot. The smell of smoke irritated us both. We even tried spraying the car with a powerful hospital deodorizer, but were never able to eliminate the smoke odor.
7.6 GoodJul 18 2016
Long shuttle waitPros: Once we finally got to the place they were pretty quick in getting us into the car. They processed the line well.Cons: After getting off the cruise ship we waited a long time for the shuttle. It's hot and the kids were tired.
2.8 MediocreJan 23 2016
Pros: Ease of drop off (as long as you don't want a receipt or need to talk to someone).Cons: The gentleman at the desk was rude and unhelpful. It was crowded and he did not deal well with the customers. Very unorganized.
114 travelers who rented a car in Merritt Island gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Merritt Island

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$46/day

Good deal

$33/day

When to book a rental car in Merritt Island

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Top tips for renting a car in Merritt Island

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Merritt Island for $33 or less
  • Book your rental car in Merritt Island at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium rental cars in Merritt Island are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Merritt Island

  • Some car rental companies in Merritt Island which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Merritt Island costs $46 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($67/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 1615 E Merritt Island Causeway 32952-2613 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Merritt Island is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Merritt Island.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Orlando airport include Thrifty, Easirent, Priceless, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Dollar, Hertz, Value Car Rental, Fox, GREEN MOTION and Budget.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Orlando airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Easirent, Priceless, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Dollar, Hertz, Fox, GREEN MOTION, Budget, and Alamo.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Merritt Island costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Merritt Island costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Merritt Island costs $33 per day, on average.

  • In Merritt Island, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 1615 E Merritt Island Causeway (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Merritt Island costs $323 per week ($46 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Merritt Island costs $1,383 per month ($46 per day).

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