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Ocala, FL
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Ocala car rental information

Pick-up locationOcala
Rental locations9
Airport locations3

Cheap car rentals in Ocala

$39/dayEconomy
$41/dayCompact
$44/dayIntermediate
$48/dayStandard
$44/dayFull-size
$109/dayMinivan
$77/dayFull-size SUV
$83/dayPremium
$75/dayLuxury
$70/dayPickup truck
$70/dayStandard SUV
$76/dayIntermediate SUV
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Ocala car rental reviews and directory

From $42/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (56 reviews)
2 locations in Ocala
Budget
Locations in Ocala
1506 South Pine Avenue+1 352 369 5556
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
1770 Southwest 60th Avenue+1 352 237 0649
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 19 2021
Cons: We booked a van for our daughter’s wedding over a month ago. The day before someone called to confirm and we confirmed the pick up. On the wedding day the father of the bride went to pick up the van and it was not where it was supposed to be. He spent almost an extra hour out of his day having to go to another location to pick up the van. We were highly disappointed after we even asked for the location the day before for the pick up. Very unprofessional people except for Diego
2.0 MediocreMar 31 2021
Pros: noCons: everything
8.0 ExcellentDec 11 2020
Pros: Yes
8.0 ExcellentDec 11 2020
Pros: YesCons: Previous renter apparently smoked in the car, leaving the characteristic smell inside.
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2020
Pros: everythingCons: nothing
9.6 ExcellentAug 25 2019
Pros: The staff, Justin, at pick-up was I of the best experiences that I have ever had renting a car. He went above and beyond what he had to do. He adjusted my time frame to save me some money. He upgraded my ride at a minium expense. He explained to me aspects in the car that I had no idea how to work.Cons: I was charged $15 at drop-off location for a gas charged but didn't realize it until I left. I returned the car with a full tank, so I feel I this was an overcharged.
2.0 MediocreDec 9 2018
DissatisfiedPros: The car was niceCons: The customer service was terrible, unwilling to help someone in need. Didn’t get the car I booked, got charged an extra $20 a day because they didn’t have the car I booked.
4.0 OkayJul 28 2018
Pros: Car got good gas mileage.Cons: Car had cracked windshield and underinflated tires. Also, doors had black, gummy deposits on the edges. No explanation for these when I returned it. I picked up the car during a rainstorm, which is why I never noticed the cracked windshield until the next morning. I hope Budget does not decide to bill me for this.
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2018
Very nice gentlemanPros: Everything! No hassles and super nice guy!
3.6 MediocreApr 22 2018
Pros: NothingCons: We needed to extend the rental for an extra day and they charged us 150 dollars extra just for an extra day when the original bill was only 80 dollars
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From $34/dayRated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Ocala
Hertz
Locations in Ocala
970 Sw 6th Ave Suite 107+1 352 622 9980
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 12 2021
Pros: Yes, the staff were friendly. Their price for the large high-roof van was awesome, especially with the unlimited miles. Actually got over 20 mpg with the van, even when fully loaded with furniture during a 234 mile round trip.Cons: The van was a little dirty inside the cargo area, but nothing serious. If the price remains the same, I'd use Hertz again if I have need for a cargo van rental.
6.8 GoodSep 10 2020
Pros: Staff member had personality of a fish.Cons: STAFF
2.0 MediocreMar 19 2020
Cons: They didn't allow us to pick up the rental.
7.6 GoodMay 15 2018
Pros: Loved the Bluetooth.Cons: Windshield washers didn't work and cab noise was a bit loud.
7.6 GoodFeb 16 2018
Aye..RioPros: Kia Rio worked well on our Rv travels.Cons: Expected more taxes at completion. ..the added $204 hurt!
4.8 OkayFeb 7 2018
Cons: I was to be charged $181 for one week rental. I found that I needed the car for only 2 days. I called to see if I would get a refund if I returned the car early and was told the amount wound be calculated on return. When I looked at my receipt, I found that the refund was about $10!! The company could now rerent the car for those 5 days. I use rental cars 2-3 times/year but Hertz, Dollar and Budget will no longer be in my plans! For a little extra revenue this quarter, they have potentially decreased their revenue for several quarters!
7.6 GoodDec 29 2017
Difficult to findPros: Friendliness of staff.Cons: Had difficulty finding this place. My GPS sent me to the right. Their competitors, Enterprise, directed me to their location.
10.0 ExcellentNov 14 2017
Ocala FL front desk woman is fantastic!Pros: The front desk woman is friendly, welcoming, helpful and funny.Cons: The location is weird - I know, nothing you can do about it. And, we did find it.
9.2 ExcellentJun 17 2017
Good rates and a good experience.Pros: Ocala staff was very professional when I picked up my car. I liked the walk around with the Hertz representative in Ocala and the receiving of the car condition photos to my email address. The daily rate for my rental outstanding.Cons: Decore of the office needs updated.
5.6 OkayMay 6 2017
Pros: I like the tool free rep who helped me out after the local office said I need a discount code, that no one ever told me about. He sent me away and told me to come back the next day with a code, it messed my whole day up.Cons: I didn't like that no one told me about the cvp discount code I needed? I order through Kayak and they should tell people and I changed my reservation and she didn't tell me either, kind of frustrating.
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From $39/dayRated #3
Enterprise
7.2 Good (23 reviews)
3 locations in Ocala
Enterprise
Locations in Ocala
448 Sw 10th St+1 352 237 0002
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4480 Se Maricamp Rd+1 352 694 4480
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4828 Se 102nd Pl+1 352 694 4480
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 2 2021
Pros: Staff was great in assisting receiving the carCons: Make sure to thoroughly clean the car from cigarette smoke (even though people are not supposed to smoke in cars)
3.2 MediocreOct 27 2020
Pros: Pick up was easyCons: Dropping off wasn’t convenient because of their hours and even though they’re closed Sunday and I dropped off on Sunday they still charged me a full day for Monday.
6.8 GoodOct 26 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The drop off location had been shut down and had to locate another drop off site. Gentleman was nice and waived the charge to return it to a different site than stated on contract. This should not have happened, if a location has been shut down, then it should not have been in the drop off options.
8.0 ExcellentSep 2 2020
Pros: Yes
8.4 ExcellentSep 1 2020
Pros: The staff and the lady that helped me was very helpful.Cons: I just did not like the style of the car. It was uncomfortable. It smelled like a dog had been in there previously. I had to drive to pick my son up and all of his stuff smelled like dog when we got home. Maybe take more time to clean it better before someone else rents it.
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2020
Pros: The staff was amazing! They went above and beyond to meet our needs!Cons: Nothing! We had a small issue after we picked up the rental and they immediately did everything they could to make it right! They are amazing!
5.2 OkayJul 5 2020
Pros: Staff was.okCons: Picking up the vehicle I actually reserved, they didn't have enough cars they ran out of cars
2.0 MediocreMar 20 2019
Pros: .Cons: Staff was rude and the manager is incompetent at the Enterprise we went to. I booked in February and they did not have my vehicle for me. They said because I went through a third party they could not confirm my rental. Big disappointment!
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2019
Policy is terriblePros: NothingCons: They wanted a credit card from the first and second driver?? Why when it is secured by one credit card would we need to have a second major credit card? My son who is a seargent in the Air Force offered his military I D and his debit card was refused service! Thanx for nothing enterprise!! I am 57 and plan to travel a lot when I retire in a couple years and my son will be a career Air Force guy who has been in 10 years now and will retire very young and will be traveling a lot as well and neither of us will be using enterprise again. We understand you have to have your policies but if they don’t work for your customers then we individually need to move on.
8.0 ExcellentJan 17 2017
Pros: Good people in the office!
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From $42/dayRated #4
Avis
6.6 Good (23 reviews)
2 locations in Ocala
Avis
Locations in Ocala
1506 South Pine Avenue+1 352 368 1937
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
1770 Southwest 60th Avenue+1 352 237 2714
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2021
Pros: Friendly and efficient national call center.Cons: The local Avis office called and left a message at 6:05 PM, five minutes after they closed, saying the car I reserved will not be available at 9 AM the next day. I called the Avis call center, as the local store was closed, and was advised the vehicle is still reserved and available for pickup as scheduled. I called the next day before wasting an hour of my day and was told the car was not available. Avis made no effort to locate a like vehicle at a secondary location and fulfill their rental obligation.
2.0 MediocreApr 17 2021
Pros: when i arrived in Ocala to pick up my car i was asked to show two pictured forms of id, i did not fly there so i did not carry my passport and i do not even need one unless i travel out of country. Katie was just doing her job and would not rent to me because your computer requested the 2nd id. i usually use Enterprise to travel, however your rates appeared to be better. i arrived much earlier and returned my car early and was charged over 300 dollars for two days. i called avis and you rerouted me to pick up a car in the ocala airport, the gentleman also has the same request of me to show two form of picture id. he rented to me anyway but gave me a crossover which ate more then half the gas that the ikea would have used. you should have stated that i would need that id, what a stress you caused me to an already stressful time in my life.Cons: state you might need a second picture id. your prices werent the price you state upon holding your car. i will not use avis if i can help it in the future.
2.0 MediocreMar 2 2021
Pros: VERY, VERY BAD experience. Reserved a convertible for 9AM. When we arrived convertible was not available. We were given a DIRTY Dodge Charger. The car was dusty on the outside had not been cleaned or disinfected in the inside. We had to wipe down the seats and steering wheel. This is a pandemic I expected a disinfected car. Car also smelled of cigarette smoke. Why would two grandmothers want a Dodge Charger. We ordered a mustang convertible to enjoy the Florida sun. We are very unhappy. I will tell everyone I know about my BAD experience with Avis/KAYAK.Cons: The car we ordered (Convertible) should have been at the pick up area. Attendant should have worked with us, we were willing to go to another location for a convertible. He was not helpful Attendant needs customer service training Attendant needs more Avis training. Replacement car was filthy both inside and out. Replacement car needed to be disinfected inside we are in a pandemic Replacement car needed the smell of smoke removed WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH BOTH AVIS AND KAYAK
2.0 MediocreDec 19 2020
Pros: Nothing. They didn’t have the vehicle I ordered and tried to get me to take another for more money.
6.0 GoodJun 6 2020
Pros: The price was right on. Ease of pick and drop off was good.Cons: We were given a car with a tire that had a known issue of leaking air. This created a situation on our road trip where we needed to swap out the car. The office in Ocala, Florida was disorganized, and the representative at the counter was disinterested. The gentleman in the car area was helpful and kind and filled the tires with air. However, this car should not have been rented out to anyone as there was a known tire leak.
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2019
Pros: Fast service and car was great
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2017
Horrible Customer Service Experience at Avis locationPros: Ease of booking through kayak.Cons: Arrived at pickup location at 7:30 for 8am pickup. Told "we are not open, take a seat." I was asked for my name at aproximately 7:50am. Rep briefly looked over paperwork and stated I do not have a car to fill your reservation. I asked, "with all due respect, what is the point of a reservation?" the reps response "that is a great question, what is the point of a reservation, corporate does this to me all the time overbooking" I inquired what could be done to resolve the issue. The rep stated she could rent the one fill size vehicle she had on the lot at that time that was actually for a renter later on in the day. Rep stated she would not price match the vehicle to meet my reservation. Offered no resolution to the problem, did not attempt to contact another location to transfer a vehicle, did not notify me of the problem upon arrival although she was completely aware but instead continued conversation with co-workers. This reservation was made 2 days in advance, my fiance and I both took the day off of work and registered to attend a seminar out of town. The rep then proceeded to tell me I need to put myself in her shoes. She picked up paperwork from the counter and stated she had 10 additional reservations all for small cars that she could not fill for the day. The reps behavior, lack of empathy and sheer lack of customer service / willing to assist was completely unacceptable. Absolutely nothing was done to resolve the matter or to provide any reassurance this would never again be an issue.
9.6 ExcellentNov 23 2015
Pros: Car had low miles was clean and reliable, pick up and drop off were seamless.Cons: We didn't encounter this issue with a flat, but it would be nice if flat tire protection was included in the rental, as that is typically normal wear and tear and should not be the responsibility of the renter (without added cost).
Florida Van Rentals
1 location in Ocala
Florida Van Rentals
Locations in Ocala
750 SW 60th Avenue Ocala+1 407 438 8010
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Sunnycars
1 location in Ocala
Sunnycars
Locations in Ocala
1770 SW 60th Avenue
Recent reviews
123 travelers who rented a car in Ocala gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Ocala

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a rental car in Ocala

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Ocala

  • Most people touring Ocala city visit The Silver Spring State Park or go ziplining at The Canyons Zip Line and Adventure Park. While these attractions are relatively close to the city, having a rental car will give you the freedom to venture further to places like Rainbow River, about 23 miles away, or go snorkeling in Silver Glen Springs, situated around 38 miles away. The beauty of renting a car when traveling to a new city is the flexibility of being able to go wherever you want, whenever you want, without necessarily having to limit yourself to designated routes. You can discover the hidden attractions, hotels, and bars in the rural areas without worrying about transportation to and from. Ocala City is a relatively small city, but there’s so much to offer, and a rental car will give you the ability to indulge as much as you want.
  • Once you arrive at the Ocala International Airport, you’ll find several Ocala car rentals in the airport terminal building. The car rental agencies present at the airport include Hertz, Dollar, Avis, and Enterprise. You can compare prices and types of cars prior to the trip and book your car through KAYAK in advance.
  • Florida is notorious for pedestrian accidents and the city of Ocala is no exemption. You’ll notice many jaywalkers as you drive through Ocala, so keep an eye out to avoid an accident. Watch out for motorcyclists as well, especially in intersections and when changing lanes.
  • State Road 200, in the direction of Interstate 75, can have bumper-to-bumper traffic, especially during rush hours from around 6am to 9am and 3pm to 7pm. Still, this is not as bad as most cities, so don’t expect a gridlock. The north of Florida, Ocala included, experiences snow, slush, sleet, and icy roads during winter, so if you travel at this time, get yourself a four-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive car from car rentals in Ocala to ensure a safe trip. 
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ocala for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ocala at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Ocala are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ocala

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

  • On average a rental car in Ocala costs $49 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($39/day), Hertz ($70/day) and Enterprise ($83/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 970 Sw 6th Ave Suite 107 34471 (1 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Ocala is Budget (8.1, 57 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Ocala 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 Ocala.

  • 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 Ocala costs $44 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Ocala costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Ocala costs $45 per day, on average.

  • In Ocala, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 970 Sw 6th Ave Suite 107 (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Ocala costs $345 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Ocala costs $1,477 per month ($49 per day).

  • The Ocala National Forest is well-known for off-roading adventures. If this happens to be one of the reasons that you’re in the city, having a vehicle well-suited for off-roading terrain, including sandy terrain and rocky roads, will make the trip worthwhile. A Jeep or a four-wheel-drive would be a good choice for this task. If you intend to stay within the city, any on-road vehicle will do just fine as long as it meets your capacity needs and budget. 

  • Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit in Ocala is 55mph. That said, when you venture into a municipal speed area, keep in mind that the limit is typically 30mph, which also goes for business and residential areas. School zones demand a lower limit of 20mph, but when driving on rural interstates or a limited-access highway, you can maintain 70mph. In any area where the speed limit is not posted, you should drive at a maximum of 30mph.

  • When filling up your rental car in Ocala City, you will find gas prices at approximately $2.40 per gallon. However, if you compare prices among various gas stations, you may be able to get prices as low as $2.30 per gallon.

  • In downtown Ocala, there’s a free parking garage on Southeast Osceola Avenue and East Fort King Street known as the 402-space facility. There are parking meters available along the streets, operating from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and charging approximately $0.50 per hour. Find free parking on N. Magnolia Avenue and SW. 1st Avenue. The downtown parking garage, which is located on SE Broadway St., also has free parking available every day if you prefer not to park in the street.

  • 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!).