Pros: The people that I dealt with were all very professional and very nice. This rental was easy and a great experience.Cons: When I picked up the car, it didn't have a full tank of gas. The needle was clearly below the full mark. I was headed to Costco in preparation for my drive on the next day and the tank took over five dollars of gas. Gas that day was $1.70/gallon. That is not a full tank in anyone's book. Otherwise everything else was great.
6.4 GoodNov 15 2019
Pros: Car was very clean and in great shape.Cons: The first car I was given was an SUV that I was not expecting as I preferred a sedan. In addition, this car had flat tire that forced me to return to the rental station after leaving to exchange. I was not happy having to walk back and forth from the lot with my belongings twice in rain.
10.0 ExcellentMay 21 2019
Cons: Everything was perfect
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2018
Pros: CCons: Customer service at both locations was excellent . Loved the suburu outback . Very clean and solid.
10.0 ExcellentJun 18 2018
Pros: Staff very professional and helpful.
8.8 ExcellentJan 31 2018
Thumbs UpPros: The drop off in Tallahassee was quick, easy, and an overall good experience.
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2017
Pros: You guys are the cheapest car rental in TallahasseeCons: Nothing
8.0 ExcellentJul 30 2017
Pros: It was quick and easy to pick up the car. The staff was efficient.Cons: Got a call about a recall on the car left a message and never heard back.
Pros: quick pickup, good carCons: Couldn’t locate the dropoff location easily. It was within another establishment, with no notice
9.6 ExcellentJul 28 2020
Pros: The staff was very nice and the car was perfect for my meedsCons: Well, my original rental time was at 9, so I went to pick it up at 9, but they didn’t have the car yet.... so that was frustrating but luckily I wasn’t too stressed about time
10.0 ExcellentOct 22 2019
Pros: Yes, easy pick up and drop offCons: I can't think of anything
4.8 OkayAug 19 2019
Pros: Cars in tallahassee location usually in decent condition.Cons: Pickup / drop-off awful. If theres rain, Avis/Budget requires customers to walk in the rain to terminal to return cars rather than have staff in return lot. Lines in parking lot trying to find a parkingspot(again need staff) and lines in terminal for returns. Enterprise/Alamo/Hertz had on-site staf
10.0 ExcellentMay 21 2019
Cons: If they had a pickup service
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2018
Pros: the service was excellence
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2018
Pros: Someone was waiting when I pulled up and I didn't even have to go into the airport to check in!!!
10.0 ExcellentAug 5 2018
Pros: The car
9.2 ExcellentJul 6 2018
Destin drop off is weird.Pros: All that is needed is more direcrive signage telling renters to park in any spot, lock the car and bring the keys into the terminal.Cons: .
2.8 MediocreApr 4 2018
Cons: Again, they wouldn't let me use my debit card for the transaction.
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful - quick pick-up. Car was great. After-hours drop-off was quick & easy. Would definitely recommend!
7.2 GoodMay 27 2017
Big mistake made good elsewhere.Pros: They said they would refund the cab ride from and to the airport with proper receipts, and they did.Cons: My plane was late and I am not from where I needed the car. I was told the system was down for maintenance (at 11 pm?) and they would not be able to give me a car - they did not expect the system to come back up for 3 hours. In other words, I had to find my own way to my hotel and back again the next day to pick up the car once the system was up. No company runs maintenance at that hour! The guy behind the desk was, in my opinion, a bit too glib about the situation and offered no help. I was quite disturbed by his attitude! It was not easy to find a cab at that hour.
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2017
CheapPros: Price and service was up to par. Vehicle was clean.
10.0 ExcellentApr 16 2017
best overall car rental experience everPros: pickup and car were greatCons: drop off was a tad off, because at 8am no one was manning the store
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2017
Pros: Wonderful deal and car was awesome!! Thanks AlamoCons: The suv was perfect for my family of 3
4.0 OkayApr 11 2017
Not a great experienceCons: I had to wait in line for 40 minutes to get the car and ended up not getting the type of car I paid for. I mentioned this to the agent and she basically told me there was nothing she could do. Upon return, it was not clear at all where to return.
5.6 OkayApr 10 2017
DirtyPros: The car was dependable and got good mileage, and for the most part was comfortable.Cons: The car was really dirty, smelled like smoke, the windshield inside and out looked like it had never been cleaned. The inside of the windshield was smeared. The car smelled like cigarette smoke, then my wife found a cigarette on the back seat.
2.0 MediocreApr 3 2017
No carsCons: They had no cars when I went to pick up my reservation
8.4 ExcellentMar 25 2017
Good Car. Slow check inPros: Car was an upgrade from what was reserved Car was less than 1 year old.Cons: Check in was slow. Only one person working the desk.
4.0 OkayMar 15 2017
Pros: Great on gas milageCons: Rental was not clean
Pros: Great location. Far better than having to go to Airport for a car. Very friendly staff. Non-smoking car.Cons: Pleased with car and service.
5.2 OkayOct 8 2019
Pros: pick-up and drop-off were fineCons: Not sticking me in a truck that I could barely get into due to my height. Very uncomfortable vehicle for the week I had it
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2018
Pros: Very friendly staffCons: Not hmbeing able to get a receipt confirmation that the rental vehicle was returned to the second location
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2017
Great DealPros: I reserved a car and when I got there they informed me that they were all out of cars. I started getting upset cause it took me an hour to get there and the guy asked if I would be ok with a mini van. I said ok and figured I was gonna end up paying 3 times more. They apologized for the inconvience and discounted the entire thing so I paid the same price for the car. They had really great customer service.Cons: I'm not usually a minivan guy (It was really nice though).
2.0 MediocreApr 18 2017
Not availablePros: I arrived at the location and they didn't have my reservation and there was no vehicle available for me at that time. I had to go across town and came back with nothing. The people at Enterprise acted as if they didn't even care. Very disappointed and will never go there again.
9.6 ExcellentApr 9 2017
Good cust svc at enterprisePros: I booked for a 3:00 pickup. Kayak didn't tell me they closed at 3:00. I was running a little late and called. I was told system shuts down at 3:05. I arrived at 3:06 and rep unlocked doors and assigned my rental. Was very friendly while she did it. Pretty sure I got upgraded in the process because I ended up with a larger vehicle than expected.Cons: I booked for a 1:00 rental pickup on another site at another agency. . Only to find out rental agency closed at 1:00. Missed that rental. Booked this rental for 3:00 Via Kayak and Kayak didn't tell me rental store closed at 3:00. I arrived at 3:06 and only by great cust svc from Enterprise was I able to pick up car. If I missed this one, it would have cost $100+ more to get from airport. both rentals ended up booking through the site with Captain Kirk and Penny, so my real beef is with them, I guess, but on the second one, I went through Kayak to get rental.
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2017
rude peopleCons: never rented the car they were rude and havent received my money back for the insurance
9.6 ExcellentFeb 19 2017
Pros: Super nice car to drive, real good and friendly service both at counter and at car.Cons: Wash job left a lot of water spot. Had to stop at gas station and clean windows and mirrors for better visibility.
7.6 GoodFeb 14 2017
Pros: Cleanliness and size of carCons: Rate
3.2 MediocreDec 18 2016
Bait and switchCons: Contrary to their advertisement, they did not pick up or drop off. When I took a cab and arrived at the rental site, they tried to upsell me telling me that they didn't have what I had reserved in stock. What most other rental companies that I have dealt with do at this point is to rent the customer the next best car and give it to me at the rate of the rental agreement. Enterprise will not be receiving my business in the future.
Pros: The service were good, but my rental car wasn’t all that great.Cons: The car selection and the cost for the amount of days I had it
8.0 ExcellentMay 30 2018
Good car and servicePros: The counter service was great.Cons: The car had a plugged tired with a leak on the rear passager side. That called for multiple stops by gas stations to fill up with air.
10.0 ExcellentOct 17 2017
Everything was great.Pros: The car was a great size for the price.Cons: I couldn't pick it up early but that was not Dollar Rent a Car's fault. It was a busy weekend..
2.0 MediocreAug 13 2017
Cons: Sat there for over an hour and he did not have a car available so that the detail guys did not show up and he was running way behind along with about 15 other reservations. Very poor service. If he is been straightforward and told me when I got to the counter that it was not going to be Ready for a good while I would've walk next-door and got a car next-door and I wouldn't of been upset.
7.6 GoodJul 31 2017
Pros: Customer service reps were very friendly and helpful.Cons: The car smelled like cigarette smoke.
8.0 ExcellentJan 15 2017
Cons: The clerk wanted to give me a compact car after reserving a Large car,
9.2 ExcellentSep 13 2016
Pros: The representative was very helpful and the car was a great value.
2.0 MediocreJul 16 2016
Cons: Every aspect of the interaction. Terrible
8.8 ExcellentJul 5 2016
Pros: Shantoya at the front desk did a great job. (Tallahassee Airport location)
2.4 MediocreJun 21 2016
Horrible experiencePros: Nothing at all not the car style I selected!Cons: I didn't like the fact the vehicle selected was a special which said any normal size car which had a full size car for the image. Also I didn't knw anything about a $250 deposit! I'm over the age of 25. (29) The gave me a sorry ford focus which not anything close to a normal size car. No room in the back seat looks like a small mini van. So they gave me a compact car.....
Cons: Haven't received my money back from this rental... So glad I have a car now
4.8 OkayJul 18 2018
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff at the desk.
2.0 MediocreJun 6 2018
Pros: They secretly charged me $100 more than my contract. Currently fighting it.Cons: They secretly charged me $100 more than my contract. Currently fighting it.
2.0 MediocreApr 7 2018
Pros: Nothing.Cons: When we arrived, on time, at 7:00 pm there was no one in the Thrifty booth. A sign referred us to the Avis booth. The Avis clerk told us that Thrifty had given our car to someone else. It would take a while to get another one. One and 45 minutes later we cancelled the reservation by phone and rented from Budget. They had us on the road within 20 minutes. The service person at Budget was personable and very helpful. We got the Budget rental for $200.00 less than the Thrifty rental. Perhaps they need to change their name. They definitely need to learn what the word "service" means. I'll NEVER go to Thrifty again.
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2018
Fast and greatPros: Easy to pick up and drop off No surprises Competitive price!
10.0 ExcellentDec 23 2017
Very professional servicePros: I had very bad experiences in the past with this company at my hometown location. However the lady that was working today make me change my overall opinion about the company. Professional, kind, happy to be working, smiling, fast....
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2017
Pros: The customer service representative was pleasant and helpful.
2.0 MediocreNov 13 2017
Pros: NothingCons: The lady at the counter was rude!
4.8 OkayOct 23 2017
The stink of smokeCons: The car smelled like a cigarette. It was suffocating.
6.0 GoodOct 17 2017
Could use improvementPros: Car was clean and a joy to drive.Cons: Pickup was a hassle. Scheduled the car for 8a pickup no one at the front counter until 930a.
Pros: NothingCons: Allowing a different pay option if failed credit check. It’s frustrating when you have the funds but are still turned away because of credit
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2021
Cons: They Don't answer the phone in Tallahassee. Our flight was delayed, we called repeatedly to let then know. They ended up giving our car to someone else. Hope we get our money back. We had to make other arrangements to get to our destination.
2.0 MediocreJan 1 2021
Cons: I did reserve car when i get ti the place there was not cars available
5.2 OkayJul 23 2020
Pros: Location is understaffed.Cons: No cruise control. Dirt & stains in the van. Windshield wipers smear/streak
4.0 OkayDec 31 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly but completely unhelpful with any change to the prepaid contract.Cons: I’ve rented from all the companies including Hertz and never had such a problem with contract changes, so I believe the problem was with you, “Kayak,” or Uber as I was told.
2.0 MediocreOct 2 2019
Pros: When I arrived to pick up the car - they informed me there was no car available - and since I had estimated to pick up the car at 1:00 pm and arrived at 4 - they informed me there was no car for me So, I was stranded in Tallahasse and had to return to the airport to rent a budget car for $485Cons: They could have found a car for me - except they seemed to care less and I was on my own. Worst experience to date on any car rental I have had in 45 years - serious;y
2.0 MediocreJun 22 2019
Pros: I was unable to pick up the car, as the cardholder was not present. She lives 4+ hours away, I was unaware of the need for her to be there, as when I purchased, I did not see anywhere she needed to be. The associate or “manager” as she said she was, was VERY condescending and rude.Cons: Employees of Hertz who are not rude and have good customer service skills.
2.0 MediocreFeb 26 2019
Cons: Left work to pick up the car I reserved only to be told they didn’t have any vehicles available. The staff offered nothing to help the situation. Very disappointing.
2.0 MediocreNov 28 2018
Cons: Didn’t have me on the list as renting a car and didn’t have a car available. Unfriendly agent - could have cared less.
With not one but several huge national parks just around the corner, it is a good idea to rent a car for your next trip to Tallahassee and discover the beauty of the city as well as the surrounding areas. Explore every nook and cranny of Tallahassee, from the Tallahassee Museum in the southwest, to the Automobile Museum in the very northeast. Get the most out of your trip on your own wheels and also explore some breathtaking nature beyond the city borders.
If you fly into Tallahassee International Airport, the most convenient way to start your journey is by choosing to rent a car directly from there. Various agencies offer their vehicles to be picked up from the airport garage, so you can be in the center of Tallahassee in about 15 minutes. Keep in mind that there is no public service running between the airport and the city, so you would otherwise have to get an expensive cab or Uber to get to your next destination.
The state of Florida has many toll roads so, if you’re planning on leaving Tallahassee, make sure to have enough change to pay the tolls (about $1). There is also the Move Over law enforced now in the state, which means if there is an emergency vehicle on the side of the road, drivers have to slow down 20 mph from the original speed, or move into the left lane.
Try to avoid the rush hours in Tallahassee for a smooth and hassle-free driving experience. Usually, peak times are on weekdays between 7 and 8:30am and 5 and 6:30pm. During that time, especially Monroe Street, Tennessee Street, and Apalachee Parkway can be severely congested, and familiarizing with the one-way streets of Duval or Bronnough can be helpful to circumnavigate the main routes.
25% of our users found rental cars in Tallahassee for $39 or less
Book your rental car in Tallahassee at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport rental car locations in Tallahassee are around 18% more expensive than airport locations on average
Intermediate rental cars in Tallahassee are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Tallahassee
Some car rental companies in Tallahassee which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Thrifty and Hertz
On average a rental car in Tallahassee costs $48 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Priceless ($39/day), NextCar ($52/day) and Hertz ($60/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Priceless 4394 Blountstown Highway 32304 (4 miles from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Tallahassee are Budget (8.3, 72 reviews), Alamo (8.2, 145 reviews), and Enterprise (7.8, 73 reviews).
The average gas price in Tallahassee is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tallahassee.
A Economy car rental in Tallahassee costs $46 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Tallahassee costs $58 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Tallahassee costs $60 per day, on average.
In Tallahassee, cars are most frequently rented at Priceless 4394 Blountstown Highway (4 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Tallahassee costs $338 per week ($48 per day).
On average a rental car in Tallahassee costs $1,448 per month ($48 per day).
Especially when remaining in the city for most of your trip, opting for an economy compact car is a wise choice to make. Unless you have a big family or lots of luggage, a compact car will have an easier job of navigating through the one-way lanes, and finding a parking spot is also less of a challenge.
The speed limits indicated on the posted signs always state the absolute maximum which can be driven in good weather and road conditions. It is required of the driver to adapt their speed if these conditions are not given. General regulations allow 20 mph around schools, 30 mph in residential areas, 55 mph on rural roads, and up to 70 mph on rural interstates.
The average gas price in Tallahassee is around $2.25. Gas stations like Costco or Sam’s Club usually offer better prices, so look out for them when driving through the city. Especially when venturing out on a trip, ensure the gas tank is filled up so there is no need to stop at pricy stations out of urgency.
There are numerous parking opportunities in Tallahassee. There is on-street parking, which is free in some places (usually the further out of the city center drivers go), or metered parking with time limits between 30 minutes going up to 10 hours. Parking garages and lots can also be found, for example around College Avenue or W. Gaines 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!).