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Punta Gorda car rentals from $24/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Punta Gorda with a pick-up date of 5/31 and drop-off date of 6/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Punta Gorda

  • The roads in the city are well maintained and may tempt you to speed when looking for the thrill of speed, so it's crucial to make sure you follow traffic laws when renting a cheap car in Punta Gorda. Since there have been more people caught breaking the speed limit, the police department uses a radar speed display trailer in such locations. They have been able to apprehend violators of the speed limit thanks to citizen reports or police observations while on routine patrol. The trailer is periodically moved around the City of Punta Gorda to educate drivers to drive cautiously and within the posted speed limits.
  • You should be aware that renting a small car from the cheap car rentals in Punta Gorda is more practical if you're traveling to Solana, the Central Business District, Charlotte Harbor, or any other area with moderate to heavy traffic. Renting a tiny car if you're going to one of these three locations will save you money because you'll be able to save on fuel and navigate the congested streets with ease. You should also keep in mind that smaller automobiles are simpler to park. It is advised that you stay on the highway (E. Olympia Avenue) since there was little to no traffic there.
  • If you like off-roading, Punta Gorda car rentals can ensure you can take advantage of the many available trails. This extends to the Arcadia Peace River Campground, which connects the lovely places with somewhat challenging terrain. Other places you can go off-roading include the Sandlot Off-Road Adventure Park and the Redneck Mud Park. You can transfer your camping supplies with SUVs because they have large luggage capacities. Additionally, Enterprise offers a variety of vehicles that can seat more than five people, making them ideal for off-road excursions with a large group. If you are traveling alone or in a small company, these vehicles can also be used for sleeping.
  • 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 $48 or less
  • Book your rental car in Punta Gorda at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Punta Gorda are around 30% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Punta Gorda are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

Punta Gorda car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Punta Gorda 
CabinApr 2024
Video the entire outside of the vehicle before you leave the rental lot and check all window for proper operation. Our truck was really scratched up for only being a 2023 so the video will help dispute any damage claims when you return.
DebOct 2023
Quick especially if you make reservations
Verified travelerJul 2023
Grabbing at airport is so easy. Drop off in bradenton was so easy too.

FAQs about renting a car in Punta Gorda

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Punta Gorda?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Punta Gorda?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Punta Gorda?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Punta Gorda?

    On average a rental car in Punta Gorda costs $58 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Punta Gorda found in the last 2 weeks is $38.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Punta Gorda?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($24/day), Avis ($25/day) and Budget ($27/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 28000 A-1 Airport Road 33982 (3 miles from city center).

  • What is the best rental car company in Punta Gorda?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Punta Gorda is Budget (7.8, 82 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Punta Gorda?

    The average gas price in Punta Gorda is $3.89 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $47 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Punta Gorda?

    Standard (Mitsubishi Outlander Sport or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Punta Gorda.

  • Which car rental companies are at Punta Gorda airport (PGD)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Punta Gorda airport include Budget, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Payless and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Punta Gorda airport (PGD)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Punta Gorda airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Payless, and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Punta Gorda?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Punta Gorda?

    A Standard car rental in Punta Gorda costs $34 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Punta Gorda?

    A Full Size car rental in Punta Gorda costs $36 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Punta Gorda?

    A Compact car rental in Punta Gorda costs $39 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Punta Gorda?

    On average a rental car in Punta Gorda costs $407 per week ($58 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Punta Gorda?

    On average a rental car in Punta Gorda costs $1,743 per month ($58 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Punta Gorda?

    Most car rental providers in Punta Gorda offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Punta Gorda, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Punta Gorda?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 10 car rental agencies in Punta Gorda.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Punta Gorda?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Punta Gorda?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Punta Gorda so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Are there any parking spots in Punta Gorda?

    The town's core and the outskirts both have a ton of parking spaces accessible for your cheap car rental in Punta Gorda. Consider parking at the Public Parking Garage, Parking Lot-4 Open Parking, or Parking Lot 1 if you're in the city center.

  • Does Punta Gorda have any speed limits?

    Most areas of the city that you pass through allow you to drive up to 30 mph. Longer sections of road permit greater speeds of 40 to 60 mph, but you must watch out for speed warning signs and police-enforced speed traps to maintain the recommended speed limit.

Punta Gorda car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.2

Very good

105 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.1

One location in Punta Gorda

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Locations in Punta Gorda

28000 A-1 Airport Road

+1 941 222 0385

Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The check in & return staff at Punta Gorda were awesome.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Easy pick up and drop off. Attentive staff. Nice car.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

All was good

Cons:

Everything was eady

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

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 Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Have someone bring rental to me. Hard to find and poorly lit parking area. Not well marked.

4.8 Mediocre

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of getting the car

Cons:

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.

1 out of 19

Budget

Most popular

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.5

One location in Punta Gorda

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Locations in Punta Gorda

28000 Airport Road, Unit A8

+1 941 575 1218

Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
First of all the car was filthy. Dirt on the floor stains on the seats and used toothpicks stuck on the door. For as much as we paid that was ridiculous Charlene harbin 5025238713

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Loved it. The wait time at the Budget counter was longer than I would have liked. I had to wait for a car to be prepped as there was a shortage of SUVs when I arrived.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Check-in was slow.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Unfortunately I left my house key on the rental car keys and it’s impossible to get through to speak to someone when you call the Budget phone at the SW Florida international airport

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Budget was great to deal with for our rental. Plan to use them next time we travel.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Very nice car and quick and easy process

1 out of 28

Alamo

8.4

Very good

97 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.1

One location in Punta Gorda

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Locations in Punta Gorda

28000 A-1 Airport Road

+1 888 826 6893

Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Super easy pickup and drop off in Punta Gorda. However, the truck we rented had the tint removed but not the adhesive. The windows were super sticky to the touch and would barely go down and getting them back up was a half hour task. ALWAYS check ALL window operations before driving away with your car!! Upon return, no one really cared but some manager gave us a discount as long as we promised to give a 5 star review when Alamo sent a survey!! Is that bribery??

8.4 Very good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy to pick it upZ

Cons:

Car smelled bad when I got inside. Appeared clean though.

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

nothing i can think of

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

super easy drop off and pick up

Cons:

cheaper rental

6.4 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 16

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Punta Gorda

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2021 Tamiami Trl

+1 941 467 3749

Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

28000 A-1 Airport Road

+1 941 205 5015

Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30

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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

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 Very good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

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 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was ok

Cons:

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 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ebony was very helpful and friendly. The truck was what we expected.

Cons:

All went very well, thank you to all!

1 out of 18

National

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

10.0

One location in Punta Gorda

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28000 A-1 Airport Road

+1 941 205 5015

Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and easy dropoff!

1 out of 1

Avis

8.0

Very good

22 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.2

One location in Punta Gorda

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28000 Airport Road, Unit A8

+1 941 575 7567

Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Car is unsafe Brake rotors warped car vibrates excessively when braking Also either a bent rim or bad tire caused car to vibrate at all speeds Car not safe to drive

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The service rep was kind and super friendly

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was wonderful

Cons:

Nothing. The car was more than expected, and everyone was professional...down to the lot attendant at ABE in the spring rain

9.6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy and fast. Great prices.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, polite and efficient service

8.0 Very good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The Avis rep in the Naples Airport was super cheerful. She made my day.

1 out of 4

Payless

7.1

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

6.5

One location in Punta Gorda

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28000 Airport Road, Unit A8

+1 941 575 8673

Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30

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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Our flight was delayed so we rented a car for 3 hours to get away. Car obviously not inspected prior to us. Smelled like smoke. Dirty exterior. Documentation said it was full, but it was under 1/8th full of fuel. Upon return, no one around. Competitor rental company in same parking lot performing check-ins, said, he wasn't surprised. I see charged on my card, that I have no idea why.

6.0 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, yes

Cons:

The price. WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. Will not rent from you again - found a cheaper company. You should match price

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

This location is very easy to find and the staff was helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ford Escape, good vehicle

Cons:

A little bit of a wait to pick up but it was busy. Employees were nice. Good experience over all.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2023

KAYAK
Nice enough vehicle however I was charged more onto my credit card than my initial payment. I can’t believe tolls for 2 trips over to beach was $108 bucks. We washed and cleaned out van and filled up. Will never do again with this company.

1 out of 3

Dollar

5.6

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Punta Gorda

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28000 Airport Road

+1 866 434 2226

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00

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9.2 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car, friendly representative

Cons:

Signs where to return car and someone there to acknowledge return

2.0 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service and the compact car was great on gas!

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the guy at the desk was friendly

Cons:

The wait at the desk was very long. The car was dirty in and out.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy

Cons:

Easy

2.0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

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!!

1 out of 2

AutoEurope

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One location in Punta Gorda

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Punta Gorda Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Punta Gorda

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Locations in Punta Gorda

2800 A-1 Airport Road

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475 travelers who rented a car in Punta Gorda gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Turo

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$48/day

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