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Fort Walton Beach car rentals from C$ 62/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Fort Walton Beach with a pick-up date of 2/5 and drop-off date of 4/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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EconomyC$ 68/day
IntermediateC$ 84/day
StandardC$ 74/day
Full-size SUVC$ 136/day
MiniC$ 91/day
Premium SUVC$ 168/day
Supplier choiceC$ 62/day
Compact SUVC$ 76/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 80/day
Standard SUVC$ 88/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Fort Walton Beach

  • Located on the North Florida Gulf Coast, Fort Walton Beach is popular with tourists who flock to the city to enjoy its stunning white sandy beaches and fishing expeditions in the tropical waters. Whether you want to tour the beautiful shorelines or visit various attractions outside the city, cheap car rentals in Fort Walton Beach make everything more accessible, flexible, and convenient. For example, the less crowded John Beasley Park, with its white sands and warm waters, is less than 10 miles away. Or, if you prefer an adventure away from the beach and everything marine, head 7 miles north to the Air Force Armament Museum and stroll through vast hangars of giant planes, most of which fought in WW2. Or you can take an hour-long drive to the city of Pensacola for even more sightseeing adventures. With cheap car rentals in Fort Walton Beach to explore these and more.
  • All motorists using Fort Walton Beach roadways must keep their headlights on from dusk to dawn. While on the road, watch out for cycling lanes and heavy bike traffic around Hulburt Road. Also, note rush hours starting from 6: am to 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm when the roadways are mostly congested with heavy traffic. Again, take note of routes 113 and 87 from-65 if you're short on time or rushing to catch a plane, as these are the least congested routes in Fort Walton Beach.
  • Driving a rental car in Fort Walton Beach is no different from any other American city save for the unique Florida traffic laws. You must turn off your windshield wipers when you approach a toll booth and if you happen to be driving in the rain. If you encounter a law enforcement vehicle assisting another motorist, move far away from the vehicle and lower your speed limit to 20 mph below the specified limit. All safety and traffic rules should be adhered to and if you must use your phone and other devices while driving, ensure they are hands-free.
  • Most travelers come to Fort Walton Beach to seek out its white sand beaches and fish in the tropical waters along North Florida’s Gulf Coast. Renting a car in Fort Walton Beach will give you the flexibility to explore every mile of the beautiful shoreline, from the June White Decker Public Beach Park, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, or the Henderson Beach State Park. In addition, you have numerous golf courses throughout the area just a short drive away, as well as parks, museums, and aquariums. A trip to Pensacola, home to one of the world’s biggest naval museums, the National Naval Aviation Museum, is also worth a visit. The area has a large offering of waterfront dining to try some of the area’s fresh seafood, but you will need a car to get to many of these places. Renting a car will also ensure that you have all the space to lug your beach, fishing, or golf gear and get fully into vacation mode.
  • The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is the main airport serving Fort Walton Beach. Car rental offices can be found next to the airport’s baggage claim. Simply proceed to level one of the airport. Once you have the keys to your Fort Walton Beach rental car, take the Interstate 85-S for an 8-mile drive south to Fort Walton Beach.
  • While driving in Fort Walton Beach, be sure to use your headlights from dusk until dawn, according to Florida state rules. If you experience problems, dial *FHP for Florida Highway Patrol. There are a few cycling routes to be aware of around Hurlburt Road, so keep an eye out for cyclists. Be wary when driving in the evenings, and always have a designated driver if planning to consume alcohol.
  • Rush hour in Fort Walton Beach mostly affects Highway 98, especially during school season. The most congested driving time is between the hours of 7am and 8am, but the highway can remain blocked up until 10am. Keep this in mind if you’re on a schedule or trying to catch a flight.
  • Book your rental car in Fort Walton Beach at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Fort Walton Beach are around 13% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Fort Walton Beach are around -98% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Fort Walton Beach

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Fort Walton Beach?

    Choosing a car rental in Fort Walton Beach is not only about freedom and flexibility but also about having your dream vacation. Book a convertible to feel the Florida sun on your face as you beach hop. Or take the road less traveled with a 4x4 SUV with tons of extra space for all your fishing gear. Or maybe this is the time to go all out on vacation and rent a luxury car to complete the trip.

  • What’s the speed limit in Fort Walton Beach?

    The speed limit in Fort Walton Beach is 25mph, while on the highways across most of Florida the speed limit is 60mph. There are no speed cameras in the city, but Fort Walton Beach Police are known to wait in parking lots around the city to give out tickets to speeding drivers.

  • Where are the best places to park in Fort Walton Beach?

    One of the great things about Fort Walton Beach is that there are plenty of options for free parking around the city. If you feel more secure leaving your car in a secure parking lot, the city has a paid parking app system for city parking lots. The main exceptions to free parking are along the popular Crystal Beach and Gulf Shore Drive. Here you can expect to pay a rate of $5 every 5h, with parking is forbidden from dusk to dawn.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Fort Walton Beach?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 62/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (C$ 76/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 1701 Hwy 85 North 32542 (11 kilometers from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Fort Walton Beach?

    The average gas price in Fort Walton Beach is C$ 5.29 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 63 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Fort Walton Beach?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Fort Walton Beach.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Destin-Ft Walton Beach airport (VPS)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Destin-Ft Walton Beach airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Fort Walton Beach?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Fort Walton Beach?

    A Mini car rental in Fort Walton Beach costs C$ 182 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Fort Walton Beach?

    An Economy car rental in Fort Walton Beach costs C$ 100 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Fort Walton Beach?

    A Compact car rental in Fort Walton Beach costs C$ 82 per day, on average.

  • Which car rentals in Fort Walton Beach are at the airport?

    While several car rental companies in Fort Walton have at least two car rental locations outside the airport, Hertz leads with the three locations in different parts of the city.

  • What is the speed limit in Fort Walton Beach?

    Visitors using Fort Walton Beach car rentals should adhere to the city's speed limit of 25 mph. You can maintain a maximum of 75 mph when driving in suburban areas and highways. These speed limits are subject to change depending on the road you're using.

Fort Walton Beach car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.0

Very good

83 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.7

4 locations in Fort Walton Beach

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Locations in Fort Walton Beach

1701 Hwy 85 North

+1 850 651 0612

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30

193 Mary Esther Blvd

+1 850 796 2390

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

212 Hollywood Blvd Sw

+1 580 796 2390

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

224 E Eglin Parkway Ne

+1 850 796 2390

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Service was not helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Did not originally plan on getting a rental car for our trip but Uber prices for the family just to go a few miles away were so expensive. Finding an affordable rental car in short notice did not excite me, but I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. Although we were dropped off at the wrong Hertz location, we could not have been more leased with the team in Ft Walton Beach at the Preston Hood Chevrolet dealership. . Great service, great price and solid vehicle. I will rent from this location the ext time we visit Destin.

8.0 Very good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was friendly, the pick up was and drop off was easy and fast

6.0 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off at Little Rock was very quick and convenient.

Cons:

Our registration was for a Ford Focus....instead we ended up w/a much smaller Ford Fiesta. Instead of asking us numerous questions upon arrival, they could have read over our confirmation....it was almost all asked while we registered.

6.0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

One staff member was nice the other could have a better attitude.

Cons:

A little compassion goes a long way.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything. Easy pick up and drop off!!

1 out of 15

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.7

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Fort Walton Beach

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1701 Hwy 85 N

+1 833 740 1724

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30

99 Eglin Parkway Ne

+1 850 243 4446

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in person was friendly.

Cons:

Location is Far from airport. No taxis or ubers available to get there. Expensive to get to rental location. Took a long time for Enterprise to get my car once I finally found a way there. Smelled smoky, finally found a Used Cigarette on the floor in back seat. Overall not a good experience.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and efficient.

Cons:

Car not clean, No shuttle service ($40.00 taxi). Also could not return car to airport without a charge of $150.00. Another taxi back to airport (just $25 this trip). Has anyone from corporate checked the condition of the office?

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great Pick up and drop off was super easy

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very helpful and professional. Drop off was good.

Cons:

I was informed that ALL rental agencies were closed at my airport when my plane was expected to arrive. They were ALL OPEN!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff, short lines for pickup and drop off

Cons:

Maybe provide drop off instructions

5.6 Fair

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a Jetta more than a month out from my vacation. I go to pick up my car. They tell me that they are giving me an upgrade to a 2 door mustang convertible. They don’t have anything else. I have a family of 4 with 2 car seats. The car was a pain to put 2 kids in car seats and luggage for 4 people. I don’t have much confidence in enterprise for my next visit.

1 out of 10

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Fort Walton Beach

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1701 State Road 85 North

+1 850 651 3765

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Fantastic

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Other than the pushy attempt to upsell me, everything else was perfect. Car was clean, drop off was easy. Loved it.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at the counter were very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Our car's lift gate was not working properly. It would open and then shut. We were not going to ruin our vacation by taking it back to Budget to let them take time out of our vacation to fix. Thankful someone did not get hurt. Car needed to be checked over before releasing it to customers.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was quick. The drop off was easy.

Cons:

The Budget rep forced me to “upgrade” at the ticket counter since I was dropping the car in another location. (That was known when I placed the reservation.) She tried to get us to pay more for car I reserved or more for an upgraded car. I declined. She then said I had to pay for XM radio at $6 per day or the car I reserved couldn’t leave the lot. I was tired from traveling so we just swallowed it. When we got to the car, it had been smoked in, damaged on the body, and had 56k miles at the start.

8.4 Very good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

everything was great except for the line to pick up

Cons:

I waited in line close to an hour & a half to pick up the car :( :( CRAZY!

2.0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was fine.

Cons:

The lady from Avis tried to upgrade me at a lot more cost. I kept saying I wasn’t interested. The most disturbing was how she kept implying that I could break down on the side of the road with no help if I didn’t buy insurance or roadside assistance. I was traveling alone and she purposely tried to frighten me. I felt paranoid that something terrible would happen my entire trip. It affected my vacation.

1 out of 8

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Fort Walton Beach

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1701 State Road 85 North

+1 850 651 0819

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30

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2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Disappointing. The car broke down on the side of the highway 3.5 hours into a 14 hour drive. The roadside assistance department couldn’t come up with a solution any sooner than 6 hours of waiting on the roadside. I self-rescued and after securing a refund, Avis customer service did nothing to make up for the fact that their primary charter of renting a safe reliable car failed and had no compassion or interest in making up for the inconvenience and delays.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We asked specifically for a car that seated 8 and we got a car that seated 7. There were no cars that seated 8 so someone had to ride illegally and unsafe the entire trip.

Cons:

The lady that helped at Pickup was not helpful on instructing drop off after hours. The car stunk. And giving people the amount of seating they request is pretty vital.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like smoke when we first open the door. The smell went away but it was slightly annoying.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, very easy, nice vehicle

Cons:

It makes me nervous not to check over a car for damages with an agent before/after

8.4 Very good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Slow pick up at VPS.

5.2 Fair

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I honestly was very disappointed with the overall experience at this location.

Cons:

It took 3 employees combined effort in order to serve one person ahead of me in line for at least 25 minutes. When it finally was my time to be helped, I was asked to go into the parking lot to obtain the mileage on the vehicle while the lady stood there doing nothing. When I got back she answered a phone call and didn't even put the person on hold, I continued to wait. When she got off the phone she realized she was not capable of figuring out how to do a return. She proceeded to go for help. In the meantime one of the other employees then tried to help another person that was in line behind me while my employee went in search for help! I informed her her co-worker needed some help in processing my return and I simply cannot wait any longer, I did not account 45 minutes to drop off a vehicle. A capable employee then showed up and processed my return within 2 min. Seeing how easily the process should be handled made me sick to my stomach. I wouldn't recommend this location to anybody.

1 out of 4

National

No score available yet

One location in Fort Walton Beach

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1701 Hwy 85 N

+1 844 841 7824

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficiency.

Cons:

Nothing!!

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost

Cons:

Nothing. All was easy and fast.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Multiple flight delays & cancellations conspired to ruin my family's Spring Break vacation. After six hours of delays, our flight from Atlanta to Destin-Ft Walton was cancelled. Our National agent in Destin airport was extremely flexible and courteous which was a relief in all our bad travel experiences with Delta. We ended up renting a car from National in Atlanta and driving the five plus hours to Seaside, FL. One day later but, still had a good time.

Cons:

No complaints about National this trip.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful with return

1 out of 2

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Fort Walton Beach

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State Road 85

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212 travellers who rented a car in Fort Walton Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

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