Renting a Car at Walt Disney World
Renting a car saves time. Disney transportation is a reliable way to get around Disney, but think of it as public transportation: it will get you there, just not as fast as your own car. Plus renting a car also allows you to go between hotels, something Disney transport does not offer.
Orlando International Airport is home to the largest rental car market in the world. Rates are highly competitive compared to other cities, so you definitely want to shop around. A good price for a fullsize car is about $30 per day but you might be able to do even better. Fun Fact: it usually costs less to rent a car than a stroller at Walt Disney World?
Tip! Book your rental car several weeks in advance but check back often, especially within the coming weeks prior to your arrival. Fare wars are common among rental companies at Orlando International but they can actually increase too, like when a convention comes to town or if it's a holiday weekend. Avoid pre-pay discounts, if rates go down, you won't be able to rebook!
Costco Wholesale has consistently offered some of the best rental car rates in Orlando. They contract exclusively with Alamo, Avis, Enterprise and Budget. Costco's rates usually beat special offers found on the rental agency's official website and the travel websites. A Costco membership starts at $55 but you don't need to be a member to view rates. If you're not a member, check to see how much you'd save, the savings might actually pay for your membership.
Book Direct from the Rental Car Companies
Alamo Rent A Car is the official rental car agency for Disney with two offices located right on Disney World property. Offices are located at the Walt Disney World Car Care Center near Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Another office is located at the Walt Disney Wold Dolphin, near Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and Epcot.
Alamo has recently reduced the number of online offer codes, opting to post discounts on it's Alamo Insiders Club website. Membership to Alamo Insiders Club is free.
The American Automobile Association provides member rates on Orlando car rentals through its website. Rates are usually on par with the travel websites. AAA works with all the major companies like Alamo, Avis, Budget Hertz and more. Sometimes they will feature one particular company and will include special member benefits if you book with them. For example, June is Hertz month at AAA. Members get an extra discounts and a few perks like a free car seat rental. That's a savings of about $15 per day! But check your prices, sometimes the featured car rental company isn't necessarily the cheapest.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is located inside the Orlando International Airport and have a reputation for renting new, high-quality vehicles. The check out process is much slower than with the other agencies but they offer some of the best customer service in the rental car market.
Budget Rent A Car is located at Orlando International Airport with an additional office at the DoubleTree Hotel Walt Disney World, 2305 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Orlando, FL (just outside of Disney Springs). Cars tend to be slightly older with higher miles than some of the other companies. If you plan on driving to Port Canaveral for a Disney Cruise Line voyage, the office near the port is convenient.
E-Z Car Rental is a smaller company but offers competitive rates. They are located on airport property - no shuttle bus is required. They are pretty good about offering upgrades at a discounted rate. Just ask at time of check in and if they have anything to offer they can usually do it for you.
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- Military and Government Discount on rentals: 7B566
- E-Z Money Members, Save 5% on full size and up: 3D97C
- Student Discount, Save 5% on rentals: 7192E
- Teachers & School Employees, Save 5% on rentals: 827B9
- Police and Firefighters, Save 5% on rentals: 60732
- Senior Citizen (age 50+) Save 5% on rentals: 5BDF2
- Save an addition 3% by following E-Z Car Rental on Facebook
CarRentals.com offers retail car rental and works with tier two and tier three vendors. such as Fox, Dollar, Budget, Thrifty, Payless and and a few others at Orlando International Airport. Note that some of the these companies might require a shuttle to the office, but at Orlando International. Be sure you know where the rental car office located before you book. Those with offices outside of the airport usually have cars at a much lower rate.
Updated November 2017, Darren Wittko