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Orlando International Airport (MCO) sits at a major crossroads of Florida tourism and business. Visitors making a variety of stops often choose car rental services to meet their needs. With Daytona Beach, Tampa, and Kissimmee all within a modest driving distance, a car rental can provide travelers with significant in-state mobility to simplify traveling.

Prices at MCO, however, are steep. Dollar Car Rental offers the cheapest option: a late model efficiency car for $75 a day. Those wishing to limit their costs can save about $25 on airport fees by taking a shuttle bus into town rather than driving the car out of the airport. Note that car rental companies are not responsible for this price hike: they are assessed fees by the airport itself to assist with maintenance.

Thrifty Car Rental and Budget Car Rental almost match Dollar as budget offerings. Meanwhile, Ace, Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, and National provide higher quality cars and more reliable consumer reviews at some added cost.

Checking consumer satisfaction with car rental agencies is a depressing game—none of them are doing well. Budget, Enterprise, and National lead consumer reviews at two stars locally, while their competitors sit near the one-and-a-half range. This is a grim reality to car rentals, as even minor mechanical problems can ruin a vacation and thus result in a scathing review.

Renters wanting to travel in style can upgrade to a Ford Mustang standard convertible for about $10 more a day through any of the major providers. Luxury cars (Cadillacs, mostly) cost about $30 more per day and are available with everyone except Thrifty and Ace.

Prices will vary according to several factors. First and foremost is timing—car rental companies charge more during peak usage times. In the short term, this means that weekday rentals are less expensive than weekend rentals. From a long-term perspective, travelers can save money by traveling during off-seasons. The peak tourist seasons for Florida are in the winter—mid-December to Easter, thus catering to people vacationing away from their snow-filled homes—and summer, from June to mid-August and concurrent to U.S. school vacation periods. Traveling the rest of the year provides cheaper car rental among other discounted expenses.

Tourist seasons notwithstanding, prices still fluctuate from week to week, which is why booking in advance is a good idea. Advance reservation seals a rate with the car rental provider, and it can be cancelled in favor of a newer rate if prices change favorably.

Certain travel packages with hotels and airports may include car rental discounts, as do many online rental sites. Advance online rental increases the chances of finding one of these deals.

National Car Rental
(407) 351-3284
5905 International Drive

Alamo Car Rental
(407) 249-9240
12125 High Tech Avenue

Dollar Car Rental
(407) 226-1097
6515 International Drive

Thrifty Car Rental
(407) 370-3181
10100 International Drive

Avis Car Rental
(407) 245-8059
305 N. Palmetto Avenue

Hertz Rent-a-Car
(407) 852 – 0251
9741 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
(407) 281-8888
5505 E. Colonial Drive

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