Punta Gorda car rentals

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Punta Gorda, FL
Jun 30 — Jul 7
Same drop-off
Punta Gorda, FL
Wed 6/30
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Wed 7/7
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Pick-up locationPunta Gorda
Rental locations10
Airport locations9

Punta Gorda car rental reviews and directory

From $50/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (84 reviews)
1 location in Punta Gorda
Alamo
Locations in Punta Gorda
28000 A-1 Airport Road+1 888 826 6893
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentOct 30 2020
Pros: Super easy to pick it upZCons: Car smelled bad when I got inside. Appeared clean though.
9.2 ExcellentOct 14 2020
Pros: Kiosk to assist with quick rental process.Cons: A KIA Sol doesn't seem to be a full size car and we paid for a full size car.
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2020
Pros: EverythingCons: nothing i can think of
9.6 ExcellentJul 7 2020
Pros: super easy drop off and pick upCons: cheaper rental
6.4 GoodJun 30 2020
Pros: Staff tried. there were no trucks available for us. We had to wait over 30 minutes and I had a mortgage closing that I had to attend. It was very stressful.Cons: The car could have been ready to go at the time specified.
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2020
Pros: I liked nothing about this experience.Cons: There was only one staff member working and he was handling multiple agencies. No order to those who reserved and who were just getting a car. They ran out of vehicles and I waited over an hour. Went with a different company.
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2020
Pros: The staff was excellent...I had to wait just a little as they were dealing with in my opinion an unreasonable customer. The staff did a great job in handling them calmly and addressing their requests. My experience was perfect.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2020
Pros: Staff was helpful and overall an easy transaction.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 13 2020
Pros: 1. Car was clean! 2. Car was very comfortable! 3. Staff were awesome explaining everything. 4. Pick up and drop off was awesome.Cons: Absolutely nothing!
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2019
Pros: Pickup and drop off were fast and efficient. Staff was friendly. Locations were easy to identify and get in and out of.
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From $44/dayRated #2
Budget
8.4 Excellent (79 reviews)
1 location in Punta Gorda
Budget
Locations in Punta Gorda
28000 Airport Road, Unit A8+1 941 575 1218
Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Pros: Staff friendly, fast and convenientCons: Lower price
4.0 OkayMay 17 2021
Cons: Too much time spent up selling. At 10pm, I want to pick up and move on. Not stand in line while others face up selling and I rehearse my lines to address my own up selling. Even pizza carry out was closed by the time we reached our accommodations...
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Pros: The staff was very fast and friendly at the pick upCons: Better signage and directions for return of the car would be more helpful and have made for a better experience
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2021
Cons: Let’s start with professionalism at check in and continue with providing a safe automobile to customers. Last time I will rent from Budget
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2021
Pros: YesCons: No suggestions
10.0 ExcellentMar 22 2021
Pros: Yes especially at pickup the staff was super helpfulCons: Nothing great value easy pickup and drop off
8.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2021
Cons: I was charged 3 times the amount quoted for the week. Very dissatisfied.
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2020
Cons: We could not pick up the car because it was rented find my mother who provided her card at the time of rental reservation. We had to Uber home
7.2 GoodOct 17 2020
Pros: Car was a little hard to find. Parking lot not well lit and space numbers hard to find/see.Cons: More lighting needed, or mark up a map of the lot with the car location and hand out at the counter.
10.0 ExcellentSep 23 2020
Cons: Que pueda haber la opción de entregar din tener que ir a poner gasolina
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From $31/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (66 reviews)
2 locations in Punta Gorda
Enterprise
Locations in Punta Gorda
2021 Tamiami Trl+1 941 467 3749
Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
28000 A-1 Airport Road+1 941 205 5015
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 22 2021
Cons: Did ended up cancel the rental b/c it wasn't near the airport and office closed before plane arrived.
4.0 OkayApr 12 2021
Cons: Rented a Cadillac but only Lincolns at this location. had to wait for the car to be cleaned despite having a 1 pm reservation.
8.0 ExcellentApr 1 2021
Pros: Car was good, clean. The lady who checked me in and out was very nice and professional.Cons: Car class rented was not available upon pick up. Prices are a little high.
6.0 GoodMar 30 2021
Pros: Staff was okCons: Kayak's site was not clear. I thought I was picking up at the airport enterprise. When I got to the correct location my online rental had expired. Had to start over. Car had been smoked in and smelled bad.
4.0 OkayJan 4 2021
Cons: There were NOT any cars even tho I had a reservation. There were also 10 other people there waiting for their reserved vehicles.
10.0 ExcellentDec 2 2020
Pros: YesCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2020
Pros: Ebony was very helpful and friendly. The truck was what we expected.Cons: All went very well, thank you to all!
2.0 MediocreOct 26 2020
Pros: Have other apps. Don’t use Kayak. Impossible to call to customer service. No any information. Terrible service. All the time.Cons: Don’t use Kayak service if you don’t want to get problems.
2.0 MediocreOct 26 2020
Pros: I ordered Toyota Camry. When came-they told doesn’t have that vehicle. I ordered again same car with expensively price. Has confirmation. And got Hyundai. Dirty, broken...Cons: Not recommended use Kayak for everyone. They let me down third time already. Stupid service.
2.0 MediocreAug 12 2020
Pros: The kid behind the counter was nice, as he told me I could not rent a car.Cons: Maybe let people know when they rent a car that if they are picking it up from an airport that they MUST have a credit card in their name to rent it and that a debit card DOES NOT work. That's kind of important information!!! That way they don't get stuck there with 2 small kids who were scared they'd never get home for hours and have to have their elderly mother drive 3 hours in the middle of the night to pick them up to drive another 3 hours to get home by 4 am for the kids first day of school that morning. Luckily she was able to or we might still be there as there were no Uber drivers in the area and a cab would have been $300 for us. If you are going to REQUIRE something, you need to make sure people know that!!!!
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From $30/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.9 Good (91 reviews)
1 location in Punta Gorda
Hertz
Locations in Punta Gorda
28000 A-1 Airport Road+1 941 575 7983
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 17 2020
Pros: All was goodCons: Everything was eady
10.0 ExcellentFeb 8 2020
Pros: Yes the lady at pick up was wonderful!!Cons: You all need a bigger signs for drop off. And better signs in the back of the building as to where to enter after you drop off. I can figure it out but the older generations may not. Tad bit confusing. You one tiny sign blow over in the back of the building. Just an idea for you ;)
7.2 GoodFeb 5 2020
Cons: Have someone bring rental to me. Hard to find and poorly lit parking area. Not well marked.
4.8 OkayFeb 2 2020
Pros: Ease of getting the carCons: I did not get the car I wanted. Also, when I dropped it off there were no people around to help drop it off properly. I didn’t know who to talk to or even that I just dropped the key in a box. Very confusing.
10.0 ExcellentJan 25 2020
Pros: Staff was helpful, drop off was easy, and the SUV was a perfect option for usCons: Nothing it was great
8.4 ExcellentOct 19 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2019
Pros: It was all fast and easy!Cons: It could have been marked clearer where to drop off car and what door to use to go inside.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2019
Cons: Great price, great car, free upgrade, seamless check in and check out.
3.2 MediocreMay 1 2019
Pros: The Hertz counter lady really tried to help. I should not have prepaid for the car. I reserved through a well known website that really messed up my reservationCons: The website I reserved through that begins with K and ends with yak really messed this up. They had reserved a car for me an hour away at another airport. It cost me $90 EXTRA for 2 day rental. Hertz says it happens all the time. Don’t do business with the company that starts with K!!
9.6 ExcellentMar 26 2019
Pros: Everyone of the staff was courteous & professional.Cons: Prices have increased by $20-25 USD since one year ago for the same type of car. That was the only disappointment.
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From $69/dayRated #5
National
10 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Punta Gorda
National
Locations in Punta Gorda
28000 A-1 Airport Road+1 941 205 5015
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9.6
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2021
Pros: Yes.Everything was nice .Cons: Nothing.Very pleased...Happy.
10.0 ExcellentMar 14 2021
Pros: Staff professionalCons: I prefer rep walk car condition and features with me before departure and that did not happen
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2017
Pros: Very friendly and easy dropoff!
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From $41/dayRated #6
Payless
9 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Punta Gorda
Payless
Locations in Punta Gorda
28000 Airport Road, Unit A8+1 941 575 8673
Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45
  • 9.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 10
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 12 2020
Pros: Yes, yesCons: The price. WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. Will not rent from you again - found a cheaper company. You should match price
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2019
Cons: Nothing! It all went real well. I wouldn’t mind having a coupon are money off on my next rental. That would always be awesome
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2019
Pros: This location is very easy to find and the staff was helpful.
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2018
Good experiencePros: Ford Escape, good vehicleCons: A little bit of a wait to pick up but it was busy. Employees were nice. Good experience over all.
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From $46/dayRated #7
Avis
8.3 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Punta Gorda
Avis
Locations in Punta Gorda
28000 Airport Road, Unit A8+1 941 575 7567
Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2020
Pros: Everything was wonderfulCons: Nothing. The car was more than expected, and everyone was professional...down to the lot attendant at ABE in the spring rain
9.6 ExcellentMay 28 2019
Pros: Super easy and fast. Great prices.
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2018
Pros: Friendly, polite and efficient service
8.0 ExcellentAug 4 2018
Naples Florida staff.Pros: The Avis rep in the Naples Airport was super cheerful. She made my day.
7.2 GoodMar 19 2018
Pros: Once I got inside, very fast and friendly dropoffCons: Waited outside for a while because there was no sign saying to go inside and no one there
2.0 MediocreOct 27 2016
Car reserved was not availableCons: I called the morning before picking up to make sure the reservation was set and was told there were no problems. When I arrived, they did not have the car and suggested I rent from a competitor at a rate $500 more.
6.4 GoodJun 23 2016
Felt pressuredCons: I felt pressured by the salesperson to upgrade.
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From $46/dayRated #8
Dollar
7.4 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Punta Gorda
Dollar
Locations in Punta Gorda
28000 Airport Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentApr 28 2020
Pros: Good car, friendly representativeCons: Signs where to return car and someone there to acknowledge return
2.0 MediocreNov 19 2019
Pros: NothingCons: The car that i reserved being available. I was left stranded bc ur website showed cars avail to rent but when i got there they had no cars. Cost me 4 hours of my vacation time dealing with trying to get another car from another location. Not to mention the extra cost for the taxi to the next town car rental and the extra cost of the diff vehicle. Not happy at all
10.0 ExcellentNov 8 2018
Great servicePros: Great service and the compact car was great on gas!
4.0 OkayFeb 25 2018
Pros: the guy at the desk was friendlyCons: The wait at the desk was very long. The car was dirty in and out.
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2017
Pros: EasyCons: Easy
2.0 MediocreOct 3 2017
WIll never use Kayak again to book anything!!!!!!!Cons: THEY DID NOT HONOR OUR RESERVATION. THEY HAD NO CAR FOR US. WE WILL NEVER USE KAYAK AGAIN!!! THEY SAID YOUR SITE DIDN'T SHOW ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF WHAT THEY HAD AVAILABLE. THEY HAD 60 RESERVATIONS AND ONLY 30 CARS!!
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Sunnycars
1 location in Punta Gorda
Sunnycars
Locations in Punta Gorda
2800 A-1 Airport Road
Recent reviews
360 travelers who rented a car in Punta Gorda gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Punta Gorda

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in Punta Gorda

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Punta Gorda

  • Car rentals in Punta Gorda give you the flexibility to explore this scenic town and to visit nearby cities, like Cleveland and Port Charlotte. Having a rental car is convenient for not only getting to places within the city limits but also locations that are further from downtown, such as the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, which spans over 70 miles and can be reached from the city center by car in approximately 25min. Having your own transportation will also allow you to travel throughout the region more quickly, rather than having to rely on the local bus.
  • Punta Gorda Airport’s car rental center can conveniently be found right next to Bailey Terminal. It’s within walking distance from the main airport building, and you can follow the designated crosswalks to arrive there safely. There are several different companies for you to choose from for car rentals in Punta Gorda, including Avis, Budget, and National.
  • The city is known for having many small and winding streets, so adding a GPS system to Punta Gorde car rentals can be an easy way to help you navigate and prevent yourself from getting lost. Because of the beautiful Florida sunshine, there are often many cyclists and pedestrians, particularly in the city center, so pay extra attention to your surroundings when you’re behind the wheel to avoid any collisions. 
  • As many of the locals work in neighboring cities, there’s frequent traffic on Highway 41 during rush hour, which is between 8-9am and 5-6pm, so try to avoid taking this road during the early morning and the evening if possible. Many visitors also flock to Punta Gorda in the summer months to be by the ocean, so roads may be more congested than normal during this time. If you’re on a schedule or looking to catch a flight, keep these times in mind when planning your route.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Punta Gorda for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in Punta Gorda at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Punta Gorda are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Punta Gorda

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

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

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Punta Gorda are Alamo (9.0, 98 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 104 reviews), and Budget (8.4, 79 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Punta Gorda 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.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Charlotte County airport include Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Dollar, Payless and National.

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

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Punta Gorda costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Punta Gorda costs $44 per day, on average.

  • In Punta Gorda, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 3109 Tamiami Trail #4 (5 miles from city center).

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

  • On average a rental car in Punta Gorda costs $1,479 per month ($49 per day).

  • An SUV is a convenient choice for a rental car in Punta Gorda, as it’ll give you space for your beach equipment. It also will come in handy for the many recreational activities that are common in the region, like biking, surfing, hiking, camping, or kayaking. 

  • Unless there is a sign stating otherwise, all roads within the city of Punta Gorda have a strict speed limit of 30mph. While some stretches of Highway 41 have a speed limit of 55mph, you will find that certain areas have a speed limit of 45mph or 35mph instead. If you are driving near a school, your speed can’t exceed 20mph. Many of the city’s intersections have traffic cameras, so make sure to follow traffic regulations. 

  • The average price per gallon of gas in Punta Gorda is around $2.70. If you’d like to find particularly affordable prices, look for a Shell station to fill up at. Several gas stations can be found near the entrance and exit of Punta Gorda Airport, and these can be convenient for topping off your tank either after picking up your rental or before returning it. However, be prepared for these stations to have slightly more expensive prices than the average.

  • While it can be difficult, it is possible to find free street parking throughout the city. Make sure to have an early start to your day if this is your goal. Downtown Punta Gorda also has a few free parking garages that can be found near the Charlotte Harbor Events and Conference Center and the Charlotte County Justice Center. There is a paid public parking garage at Sunloft Center that offers 24h access, and the first 30min are free. After that, you’ll pay $1 for each additional hour of parking.

  • 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!).