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Orlando Car Hire - Take Advantage of Big Savings

Pre-book your car hire in Belfast, with prices starting from just £2.79 per day with FREE cancellations*

Nicknamed 'The City Beautiful' by Americans, Orlando, Florida is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Home to numerous theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Sea World, it's not only a children's paradise, but magical for adults too. Whether you crave the adrenalin rush of the theme park rides and lively nightlife, or you prefer the sun, sea and sand of the picture postcard beaches, Florida has something for everyone. Enjoy the freedom of car hire at Orlando airport as you can then explore at your own pace.

By choosing to book your Florida Orlando holiday car hire with Holiday Extras, we'll save you both money and hassle. We compare and price check all the main providers of rental car at Orlando International and Samford airports so you can be sure you're getting the best deal from a trusted provider. You can hit the freeway almost as soon as you land and start your American adventure in style!

Disneyworld Orlando

Magic Kingdom, Disney World Resort, Orlando

Main Attractions and Distance from Orlando Intl Airport

Distance in Miles
Estimated Travel Time
International Drive
13 miles
16 minutes
Sea World
13.5 miles
19 minutes
Universal Studios
16.9 miles
23 minutes
Walt Disney World
17 miles
21 minutes
Daytona Beach
72 miles
1 hour, 11 minutes

We don't just bring you great deals, but an excellent range of vehicles too to meet your Orlando car hire needs. From economical hatchbacks, to 5-door family cars to people carriers for the whole family, we will have a car to suit your Orlando road trip!

Typical Car Hire prices from Orlando International Airport*

Type of Car
Number of Seats
Price per day
3-door hatchback
4 seats
£26.21 per day
5-door hatchback
5 seats
£26.43 per day
5 seats
£36.69 per day
People carrier
5/7 seats
£41.27 per day

*The prices quoted are based on one driver, aged 25, with a full UK driving licence hiring a car for 3 days, picking-up and dropping-off at Orlando International Airport. Prices correct at time of writing. Subject to change according to availability. Free cancellation applies to most rentals up to 48 hours before pick up, however some suppliers may charge. Please check supplier terms and conditions carefully.

And the great deals don't just end with car hire at Orlando Airport! Holiday Extras can also bring you excellent discounts on total protection insurance. We regularly price-check all our policies to ensure you're getting the best deals. All our policies include the following:

  • Damage and theft excess
  • Damage protection for all mechanical and exterior of the car
  • Cover for any immobilisation, admin and towing charges
  • Free cancellation and changes

4 simple steps to cheap car hire

  • Search - Select your required travel dates in the field above and click search to compare
  • Select - Choose your preferred rental car type
  • Book - Make your payment using our secure system
  • Confirm - We'll email your booking confirmation to you

Arrival and hire car collection

Whether you are flying to Orlando International Airport or Sanford International Airport, collecting your hire car should be straightforward. Orlando is the largest rental car market in the world, so customer service is slick and efficient.

For car hire at Orlando International Airport, the main providers have desks in both Terminals A and B. These can be found on the Ground Transportation Level - Level 1. A couple of companies have their offices close to the airport and run free shuttle buses to these. They are all well-signposted and easy to locate.

At Sanford International Airport, again all the main car rental companies have a presence at the airport. Their desks are located just outside of the terminal building from Arrivals and are clearly indicated.

Whichever Orlando airport your hire car is booked from, just take your confirmation paperwork to the appropriate desk and the car hire representatives will sort out the paperwork for you and issue you with your keys.

We're here to help

Once your payment is confirmed, we'll send through your confirmation by email. This will contain your booking reference number. Keep this safe with your other travel documents, as you'll need it close to hand when you collect your car from the airport in Orlando. To make things even easier for you, we've also put together a handy checklist to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about car rentals in the USA.

If you have any other queries, then we're happy to help! Our dedicated car hire team are on hand on 0800 804 7362. If you prefer, you can contact us online here.

Your American Adventure

Orlando is the perfect destination offering unforgettable experiences and memories for all the family. As the theme park capital of the world, it's a thrill seeker's paradise, both for the young and the young at heart! With Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Resort, Sea World and the Kennedy Space Center to name but a few, the only trouble you will have is which theme park to visit first! We can help you there, as Holiday Extras can offer discounts on pre-bookable online tickets to all the most popular Orlando attractions. When you need a break from the adrenalin of the rides, you can follow the sun from Florida's east to west coast and enjoy the beautiful beaches with their powdery white sand, including the famous Daytona Beach.

Additional extras

If you're looking for transport to your hotel, rather than car hire from Orlando Airport, then Holiday Extras provides superb offers on resort transfers. As well as this, we also provide great cover with holiday insurance, giving you further peace of mind.

And, don't forget, if you're flying from a UK airport; we can also help you save up to 60% on airport parking, airport hotels and airport lounges, too.

*The prices quoted are based on one driver, aged 25, with a full UK driving licence hiring a car for 3 days, picking-up and dropping-off at Orlando Airport, Florida. Prices correct at time of writing. Subject to change according to availability. Free cancellation applies to most rentals up to 48 hours before pick up, however some suppliers may charge. Please check supplier terms and conditions carefully.

Driving in America

After an 8 hour flight across the Atlantic, the chances are you're going to be feeling a bit at sea when you finally touch down on American soil at Orlando Airport. Everything is on a much bigger scale than the UK: cars are larger, roads are wider and there are some different rules to what you may be used to at home. Taking to the road in a left-hand drive rental car in an unfamiliar country can be a daunting experience. We've put together some top tips and useful info with what you need to know about driving your rental car in Florida, Orlando.

  • Left hand drive - Most important of all, drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left.
  • Automatic gearbox - Be aware that the majority of car hire vehicles will have an automatic gearbox. If you aren't used to driving an automatic, we advise you to call the car hire provider before you travel and ask to book a manual car instead.
  • Minimum car hire age - 18 years old. Under 25's may have to pay a young driver surcharge.
  • Seatbelt/safety belts - Florida State law requires all drivers, front seat passengers and all minors under the age of 18 to wear a seatbelt.
  • Child restraints - Every driver must ensure that all children under 5 to be properly secured with a US government-approved child restraint or car seat.
  • Fuel types - Petrol is known as Gasoline and Diesel remains the same as in the UK.
  • Petrol/gas stations - Petrol (Gas) stations many will require you to pay before you fill up, either at the pump or inside the station. Most will accept credit cards, but it's a good idea to carry some cash, so you don't get caught out.
  • Mobile phones - Unlike the UK, it is not illegal to make calls using a mobile phone. However, you could be issued with a penalty ticket if you become distracted while doing so. Texting while driving is illegal.

Road safety laws

Speed limits

  • Limited Highways - 70mph
  • Highways - 55mph
  • Business and residential areas - 30mph
  • School zones - 20mph

School buses All vehicles must stop at least 10 feet from a school bus that is stopped for loading or unloading children and displays flashing lights, as well as the stop signal arm. This rule does not apply if the bus is stopping on the other side of a divided carriageway.

It is also illegal to drive too slowly and, if caught, you could be issued with a ticket. Make sure you drive with the flow of the traffic and within the speed limit.

Drinking and driving

It is a crime in all US states, including Florida, to drive with more than 0.08milligrams of alcohol in your blood. In Florida you can have your licence revoked and the vehicle you are driving may be impounded. It is also illegal to have any containers of alcohol open in the car.

It is important to note that drinking alcohol and then driving may invalidate your car rental insurance, irrespective of local drink driving laws. Check your policy for full details.

Driving licence

Important Information - Changes to the UK Driving Licence

Do I need an International Driving Permit?

Although an International Driving Permit (IDP) is not legally required to drive in the USA, in the event of an accident, authorities will often ask for this in addition to your driving licence. As such, we recommend you obtain one before you travel.

**This information should be considered as a broad overview of things to remember when hiring a car. It is therefore very important that you read the rental terms and conditions and associated policies for your own specific policy as well as doing your own research into the motoring laws of the country in which you will be driving.