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Cheap car rentals in Panama City

$28/dayEconomy
$29/dayCompact
$29/dayIntermediate
$31/dayStandard
$32/dayFull-size
$50/daySUV
$39/dayMinivan
$37/dayFull-size SUV
$29/dayMini
$35/dayPremium
$30/dayPassenger Van
$40/dayLuxury
$47/dayConvertible
$33/dayPickup Truck
$37/dayPremium SUV
$29/daySupplier Choice
$30/dayCompact SUV
$35/dayIntermediate SUV
$37/dayCommercial
$37/dayStandard SUV
2 Adults, 2 Bags
opaquecarEconomy car in Panama City
4 Adults, 2 Bags
enterpriseCompact car in Panama City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
enterpriseIntermediate car in Panama City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
enterpriseStandard car in Panama City
5 Adults, 2 Bags
enterpriseFull-size car in Panama City
2 Adults, 2 Bags
budgetSUV car in Panama City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
opaquecarMinivan car in Panama City
5 Adults, 2 Bags
turoFull-size SUV car in Panama City
2 Adults, 2 Bags
hertzMini car in Panama City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
opaquecarPremium car in Panama City
5 Adults, 2 Bags
turoPassenger Van car in Panama City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
enterpriseLuxury car in Panama City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
budgetConvertible car in Panama City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
enterprisePickup Truck car in Panama City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
turoPremium SUV car in Panama City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
enterpriseSupplier Choice car in Panama City
4 Adults, 2 Bags
turoCompact SUV car in Panama City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
budgetIntermediate SUV car in Panama City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
hertzCommercial car in Panama City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
budgetStandard SUV car in Panama City
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Panama City car rental reviews and directory

From $67/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (88 reviews)
1 location in Panama City
AlamoLocations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy+1 844 370 3972
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2020
Pros: yes, the staff was friendly and helpful and super easy drop off.Cons: cannot think of how it could be better.
10.0 ExcellentDec 23 2019
Pros: The staff was excellent and the drop of EasyCons: Nothing, everything was really well
6.8 GoodDec 11 2019
Pros: Drop off ways smooth and car was in good condition once were able to get one the next day.Cons: Staff left airport early and we were stranded without a car. We were told that they clocked out at 11:23pm and that they couldn’t reimburse or help us. I have call records beginning at 11:17 from in front of their desk with no one there. Other rental company employees were at their desks and mentioned that Alamo employees left early.Very frustrated with this company. Also didn’t give us a price match and had to pay more after their mistake.
8.8 ExcellentJul 31 2019
Pros: staff was friendly and helpful, drop off was super easyCons: extra counter help when line gets a little long on pick up
5.6 OkayJun 9 2019
Pros: Pick up is easyCons: A non smoking car for someone who is allergic to cigarette smoke. Also a car that does not have a bad tire and an agent that says he has no other car to trade for the defective car, but I can go to any Firstone and get the tire fixed (not after hours) and roadside assist can only put on a donut tire
10.0 ExcellentMay 26 2019
Pros: Great staff & easy drop off
8.8 ExcellentMay 2 2019
Pros: The drop off was great. Fast and friendly.Cons: There was only one person behind the counter, handling both Alamo and National. And so the lines for picking up cars was long and slow. Didn't they know all these renters were coming in at that time?
2.0 MediocreMar 17 2019
Cons: Staff was rude and was told that rental reservation did not even matter because they did not have it
10.0 ExcellentJan 29 2019
Pros: Friendly staff. Nice car.
9.6 ExcellentJan 10 2019
Very pleasedPros: Car was great, no high pressure for extra features or options, quick pickupCons: Drop off was confusing.
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From $41/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (51 reviews)
3 locations in Panama City
EnterpriseLocations in Panama City
1104 W 15th St+1 850 872 9206
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
2024 W 23rd St+1 850 747 1110
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
6300 West Bay Pkwy+1 850 235 3771
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 9 2020
Pros: The staff was great. No issues with pick up and drop box was fairly straight forward.Cons: The car smelled heavily of smoke when we got it. The power steering was making odd noises (may require additional power steering fluid). The right rear tire gave a lower pressure warning after having the car for a few hours. No issues after filling it up so didn't appear to be a structural issue.
8.4 ExcellentFeb 9 2020
Pros: Great location and staff. Especially Jessica Scott. She was wonderful helping set up my rental.Cons: They even offered me a ride after I dropped the car off.... nothing could have been better.
9.6 ExcellentNov 30 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, drop off very quickCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentFeb 6 2019
Pros: Edwin was super helpful!! Quick easy checkout and return
10.0 ExcellentDec 7 2018
Pick up and drop off was very quick and easyPros: The car got extremely good gas mileage eco friendly car
4.0 OkayNov 23 2018
Cons: The vehicle I reserved was not available....again Windshield was filthy...could not see out of it.
10.0 ExcellentMar 3 2018
The staff at Enterprise were super fantastic!Pros: They assisted me when I was in a pinch.Cons: Nothing...best service of all!
10.0 ExcellentJan 14 2018
Great Minivan at an excellent pricePros: My first rental of a Kia vehicle and it met or exceeded my expectations. Will definitely use Kayak again when renting.Cons: Nothing that I disliked about the vehicle or rental process.
10.0 ExcellentMay 15 2017
Excellent Customer ServicePros: We had reserved a mid-sized SUV for 4 adults and 4 pieces of luggage. When we went to the car stall and saw a small SUV that actually had the cargo space of a small hatchback, we went back to the counter and requested a larger vehicle, as we had initially reserved. The agent was professional, she apologized and got us into a larger SUV that was perfect for our family.
3.6 MediocreMay 8 2017
Pros: Cat smelled like smoke. It was filthy. Staff was rude p
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From $46/dayRated #3
Budget
7.5 Good (70 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
BudgetLocations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Parkway+1 850 763 0108
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
731 North Highway 231+1 850 769 2449
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 21 2020
Pros: Pick up/ drop off was quick and easy.Cons: The car got a flat tire. I called the emergency roadside number and was told it would be at least 3 hours before somebody could get to the car. I put the donut on the car and spent the next 2 hours talking to customer service and getting rerouted to another person/number before I finally just gave up. Drove the car on the interstate with a donut on it over an hour back to the Budget office. Nobody at the desk so just left the keys in the drop box.
6.0 GoodJun 21 2020
Pros: Didn’t really like anything, except the fact that the car didn’t break down.Cons: I had to get three different cars, before I found one that smelled OK. The first two have been smoked in, and when I went back for the third I got some lip from the guy at the desk. I got into the third car, it had been smoked in as well and had not been cleaned. This time they had to use some cherry air freshener, so It smelled like fruity cigarettes. How nice. Also, the car oil change light was on. They did comp my gas, which was nice, but I would rather have paid for my gas and not smelled cherry cigs.
2.0 MediocreDec 31 2019
Pros: I didn’t like anything... Budget refused to honor the reservation.Cons: It would have been nice if they honored the reservation
2.0 MediocreJul 15 2019
Pros: Honestly, nothingCons: We never even got the car. I reserved it for my workers to pick up. I made sure i put it in one of my guys names and paid for it with my card. When they got there they couldnt get it because i wasnt along! The girl at the desk was not helpful at all. Now im thankful for Uber tho!
4.4 OkayJul 10 2019
Pros: Nothing. I was overcharged for the car I reserved online. I feel that is not fare.Cons: Not overcharges people for something they reserved online.
5.2 OkayMay 19 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly upon pick-up but we had to wait a while because they were busy or slow filling out paperwork. There was no one there when we dropped off the car because of our early flight.Cons: The car looked like it had been through a demolition derby. My wife took the keys back to the counter but the guy said the damage was caused by a hurricane. I don’t think so! Hurricanes don’t cause big scratches in cars and major dents on the side. We took numerous pictures of the car with my iPad,
7.6 GoodMay 1 2019
Pros: Staff was good, drop off was easyCons: Email follow up after drop off since it was early and no attendant was on duty
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and fast
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2018
Just what I needed!Pros: The staff was really friendly and let me pick the car I wanted.Cons: I have no complaints.
3.2 MediocreSep 8 2018
Poor customer service experienceCons: Given a jeep that had one back taillight smashed in and a slow leak in one of the tires. We were traveling across state lines with two young children, very frustrated to drive an unreliable car, particularly at the price point we paid. The attendant in Panama City was very rude, tried repeatedly to get us to "upgrade" to pay $150 more for a nicer model SUV. When we explained that we were on a tight budget and could not afford the upgrade he angrily gave the nicer vehicle to different customers, came back and told us the car he was renting to us wasn't very safe for long distance highway travel. He was right.
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From $39/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (50 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
HertzLocations in Panama City
2106 W 15th Street+1 850 913 9112
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
6401 West Bay Parkway+1 850 235 2201
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:30
Sunday08:00 - 22:30
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 24 2020
Pros: NOTHING.. I FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU GET A CONFIRMATION NUMBER THAT SHOULD BE A DONE DEAL..Cons: I recieved a confirmation number after speaking with a customer repetitive and got there to pick up my rental and was denied.. I made sure to let them know exactly what type of card was being used.. I was told NO PROBLEM EVERYTHING in order ready to go.. I get there with EVERYTHING I was told to have then denied due to credit check .. They were told I had NO CREDIT GOOD OR BAD.. I was told everything was in order NO PROBLEM not having ANY CREDIT..
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2020
Pros: NOTHING!Cons: We were unable to pick up the car due to Hertz wanting more money, even though we had already paid for the reservation in full through Kayak. This was not stated when we booked the car or in subsequent emails from Hertz.
10.0 ExcellentDec 14 2019
Pros: Everything was super easy to deal with.Cons: Nothing, everything was up to par
4.4 OkayJul 3 2019
Cons: we waited almost an hour at the Panama City Airport to get our car. We were second in line for the car, but the attendant only worked with gold members if they were in their line so we had to wait until there was nobody in that line for us to get served
9.2 ExcellentJun 18 2019
Cons: Easiest rent car return I have experienced
10.0 ExcellentMay 25 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off were very easy. The car we had was just right for our family.
2.0 MediocreMay 5 2019
Pros: They did not have a car!!! We had to get a friend to drive us!Cons: They could have honored our reservation!! I the call saying they couldn’t honor your reservation the day of the rental! I had to get a friend to drive to the location... then I had to cancel on him!!!
2.0 MediocreAug 31 2018
The car I've rented was not availablePros: When I came to the rental place, lady told me to look elsewhere, they have no vehicles available. So I've ended up with no vehicles at all. Why would you offer a rental deal if you have nothing available.Cons: Very unprofessional
2.0 MediocreAug 18 2018
Car unavailableCons: When I got to the airport, Hertz didn’t have a single car. The lady at the counter said they couldn’t actually guarantee my car until 24 hours following the reservation. In fact, of the seven or so car rental places at the airport, only one car rental place had a car. It was very expensive. So, I was stranded in the middle of nowhere without a vehicle until the next day.
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2018
Perfect!!!Pros: Great price, great service... deal was as advertised
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From $76/dayRated #5
Avis
8 Excellent (18 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
AvisLocations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Parkway+1 850 769 1411
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
731 North Highway 231+1 850 914 3090
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJul 25 2020
Cons: First of all, this was a bait and switch situation. The car I ordered was not available but had another just like it but for 28.00 more a day. Had no choice. But the car smelled like the person before us was smoking pot and cigarettes. Car was not clean! Poor service all around.
8.0 ExcellentJun 25 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off were smooth and easy. The rental car lot at this location was easy to use. When Avis could not provide the vehicle I had reserved they matched the price for a larger vehicle (after being asked to.)Cons: The desk agents presentation. When she quoted me the price for the company provided insurance policy I declined indicating I was aware my regular auto insurance covered me in this rental car. She responded by asking me in a threatening tone “even in a 12 passenger van?” The answer is yes even in a 12 passenger van as I had stated. Even though I had declined the unnecessary insurance she had tried to sell me she still tried to intimidate me in to purchasing it when I didn’t need it.
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2020
Pros: Fast and easy pickup and drop off Cons: The vehicle could have been a little cleaner
9.6 ExcellentDec 4 2018
Late arriving flightsPros: The staff member was friendly and efficient at pick-up and drop-off. The car was very nice for the size.Cons: I was flying in from Houston and my flight was delayed until 11:30 p.m. arrival, which would cause me to arrive after the closing time for the ECP Avis location. I called the main customer service number for Avis and tried to get a phone number for the Panama City Airport location. Their customer service number was only available until 5 p.m. I called the main number back and asked if the ECP location would wait for me to arrive because I had no way to get from the airport to Defuniak Springs that night. They told me no, so I cancelled the car reservation. Meanwhile, United brought a plane in and was able to get us to the ECP airport before closing. My husband called and got me a new reservation for a car rental at Avis; however, I think I had to pay a few dollars more and received a smaller car. When I picked up the car, the attendant told me that she has to stay at the location until the last flight comes in that night. That would have been so helpful to know that and I would not have been in a panic about being stuck at that small airport in the country.
9.6 ExcellentMar 11 2018
Pros: Convenient, Nice car choice (Nissan)
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2017
Way to go PC AvisPros: I loved the lady who helped us in Panama City at the NW Florida Regional Airport. She was very kind and helpful.
3.6 MediocreJun 3 2017
Overcharged and poor customer servicePros: Car suited my basic needs.Cons: I believe that I was overcharged. Avia charged me $30 per day plus $15 a day for other fees and taxes There is no State tax in Florida. I probaby won't rent from Avia again. Kim
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
Pros: Very Quick and Easy
2.0 MediocreJul 15 2016
Pros: Was charged an extra $17 with no explaination. I topped off the tank 5 miles from the airport so the tank was full..
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From $110/dayRated #6
National
6.6 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Panama City
NationalLocations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy+1 844 370 3973
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 29 2019
Cons: Truck was dirty but service before and after was great
Sunnycars
1 location in Panama City
SunnycarsLocations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy
Recent reviews
280 travelers who rented a car in Panama City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$45/day

When to book a rental car in Panama City

Top tips for renting a car in Panama City

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Panama City for $45 or less
  • Book your rental car in Panama City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Panama City are around 7% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Panama City are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Panama City

  • Some car rental companies in Panama City 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 Thrifty

  • On average a rental car in Panama City costs $57 per day.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Panama City.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($27/day), Enterprise ($29/day) and Hertz ($29/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Panama City are Alamo (8.6, 99 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 62 reviews), and Budget (7.7, 78 reviews).

  • Car rental companies onsite at NW Florida Beaches airport include Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, Alamo and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from NW Florida Beaches airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Budget, Dollar, Avis, Alamo, and National.

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 6300 West Bay Parkway 32409 (16 miles from city center).

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

  • A Standard car rental in Panama City costs $68 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Panama City costs $67 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Panama City costs $58 per day, on average.

  • In Panama City, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 2024 W 23rd St (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Panama City costs $401 per week ($57 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Panama City costs $1721 per month ($57 per day).