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Orlando Car Hire - Find Cheap Car Hire in Orlando Airport

Orlando International Airport (MCO) Florida USA, is Orlando’s major Airport, situated only 12 miles south of Orlando.

Once a US Air Force Base, it was known as “McCoy Air Force Base”, hence the current airport code abbreviation MCO.

Every year Orlando International Airport handles vast amounts of tourists, destined for some of Florida’s world famous family tourist attractions such as; Universal Orlando Resort (formerly Universal Studios), SeaWorld Orlando, Wet'n Wild (Water Leisure Park), Silver Springs Nature Park, Gatorland and of course Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista.

Ford Edge - SUV car rental Orlando Airport
SUV car rental USA - cheap to rent: Ford Edge

Orlando Airport is situated in Orange County, Florida, which is named for its huge production of oranges. Orlando International Airport is the second largest airport in the state of Florida, based on passenger traffic, only topped by Miami International Airport.

There are two Terminals in Orlando International Airport – MCO. There are direct flights to Orlando International Airport from Manchester, London Gatwick and Glasgow with Virgin Atlantic. British Airways also offer a direct service from London Gatwick and lastly Aer Lingus provide a direct service from Dublin Ireland.

Orlando-Sansford Airport Florida
It’s important to note that the far smaller Orlando Sanford Airport is also close to Orlando, or half an hour drive (25 miles) north of the City.

You can fly directly to Sanford from, London Gatwick, Glasgow, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast and Newcastle with Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook and Monarch.

Iceland Air and Iceland express also run services from Manchester, Gatwick, Heathrow and Glasgow if you don’t mind a stopover in Keflavik.

Orlando-Sanford has got the airport code SFB. Go to search for car hire in America from Orlando-Sanford Airport.

Car Hire Orlando International Airport – MCO
Car hire prices in America are very competitive compared to many European destinations. American motorists are not penalised by high vehicle and road taxes as they are in the majority of European countries. Another contributing factor to lower car hire prices is that major car hire companies usually place huge orders directly through the car manufacturers, achieving large quantity discounts.

Car hire prices in Orlando International Airport and Orlando-Sanford International Airport are very similar. If prices vary it is mostly down to vehicle availability on the day of placing your booking.

A small hire car (Chevrolet Aveo or similar) in Orlando is usually priced from £115 for 7 days car hire. If a larger vehicle (such as a 7-seater MPV/people carrier) is required, it will usually be available at £190 for 7 days Orlando car hire. At times you may even be able to get prices below £150 when hiring an MPV in Orlando Airports for 7 days.

Guidance Car hire: Hire large cars at low cost in America
Petrol prices are still very low in the United States of America so choosing a smaller car isn’t necessarily the best deal.

Choosing a larger, more spacious and safer hire car for only a fractionally higher price makes good sense.

Ford Taurus - full size rental car Orlando
Cheap full size car rental USA - Ford Taurus 

For instance you can have a 17ft long Ford Taurus or similar hire vehicle, which will comfortably accommodate 5 people including luggage for around £140 per week in Florida. Alternatively you would be able hire a Honda Accord (US version) or a medium sized Chevrolet Malibu.

The majority of American rental cars come with automatic transmission as standard. Diesel powered hire cars are a very rare occurrence in America.

Read more in the article: Cheap car hire USA – Hire large cars at low cost in America.

Car Hire Companies in Orlando Airports
A broad selection of car hire companies are represented in Orlando airports, which means competition is fierce, and cheap car hire deals and offers are a common occurrence.

In order to achieve the cheapest car hire deals, please compare prices from the following search engines: Carhire3000, Holiday Autos or Auto Europe. Usually far cheaper car hire rates can be achieved by booking hire cars well ahead of your journey as opposed to hiring on arrival in the airport.

At Orlando International-MCO (largest Airport in Orlando) you will find hire cars from car hire companies: Alamo, Dollar, National Car Rental, Avis-Rent-A-Car, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Enterprise, L&M Car Rental, Thrifty, Advantage Rent-A-Car and Advantage Rent-A-Car

There are a few more, less known hire companies who provide a shuttle service between the airport terminals and their hire car depots/offices. These companies are: American Car Rental, Affordable Car rental, Payless, Ace Rent-A-Car and many more

In the smaller Orlando-Sanford Airport the best known American car hire companies are: Avis, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, National, Alamo amongst others.


Orlando Car Hire - Find Cheap Car Hire in Orlando Airport
Article: Orlando Car Hire - Find Cheap Car Hire in Orlando Airport
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Published: Friday, April 15 2011
Latest revision: Monday, February 16 2015

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