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Gainesville, FL, United States
19 May — 26 May
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Gainesville, FL, United States
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Gainesville car rental Information

Pick-up locationGainesville
Rental locations15
Airport locations9

Gainesville car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9 Excellent (43 reviews)
4 locations in Gainesville
Enterprise
Locations in Gainesville
3423 Sw Williston Rd+1 352 371 7141
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3880 N E 39th Avenue (suite N)+1 833 679 2053
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
410 Nw 39th Avenue Suite B+1 352 371 6599
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
730 W University Ave+1 352 336 3390
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
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Rated #2
Budget
7.7 Good (83 reviews)
2 locations in Gainesville
Budget
Locations in Gainesville
1714 Sw 34th St+1 352 335 0940
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
3400 Northeast 39th Avenue+1 352 373 3959
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
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Rated #3
Hertz
7.6 Good (42 reviews)
2 locations in Gainesville
Hertz
Locations in Gainesville
3620 N. Main Street+1 352 376 3123
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
3880 Ne 39th Ave Ste F+1 352 373 8444
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
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Rated #4
Avis
6.9 Good (35 reviews)
2 locations in Gainesville
Avis
Locations in Gainesville
1714 Southwest 34th Street+1 352 371 2424
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
3880 Northeast 39th Avenue, Suite E+1 352 375 4326
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 7
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Rated #5
Alamo
8.1 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Gainesville
Alamo
Locations in Gainesville
3880 Ne 39th Ave Ste G+1 844 841 7825
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8
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Rated #6
Dollar
5.7 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Gainesville
Dollar
Locations in Gainesville
3880 Northeast 39th Avenue+1 866 434 2226
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 5.3
  • 4.6
  • 6
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Florida Van Rentals
1 location in Gainesville
Florida Van Rentals
Locations in Gainesville
3880 Northeast 39th Avenue+1 407 438 8010
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National
1 location in Gainesville
National
Locations in Gainesville
3880 Ne 39th Ave Ste G+1 844 841 7826
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Gainesville
Sunnycars
Locations in Gainesville
3400 NE 39th Avenue
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220 travellers who rented a car in Gainesville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Gainesville

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a rental car in Gainesville

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Gainesville

  • Whether you’ve come to see a game of the Florida Gators in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, to visit the many golf courses dotting the city, or to check out museums and art, with a rental car you can easily reach any destination stress-free and on your own terms. Gainesville is also a great base for day trips to Newnans Lake or the Paynes Prairie Preserve, which are 10 and 15 minutes away by car, respectively.
  • Travelers arriving at Gainesville Regional Airport can rent a car directly from the airport facilities. Internationally renowned agencies like Avis, Alamo, and Hertz have onsite service desks and make it easy to start your time in Gainesville stress-free. When leaving the airport, head to NE State Road 24 to reach the city center in less than 10 minutes.
  • Drunk driving is an absolute no-go in Florida and the state has one of the toughest drunk driving controls and enforcements in the US. The legal alcohol limit lies at 0.08 BAC, so it is important to always make sure you don’t drink over the limit and drive. Also be aware that many intersections have red light cameras and hefty fines can be issued if you run a red light.
  • In order to experience a hassle-free driving experience in Gainesville, it is worth avoiding the roads at certain times of the day. During weekdays, rush hours increase traffic between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 8 pm. If there is a football game on the weekend, traffic can also dramatically increase around the Ben Griffin Stadium.
  • Book your rental car in Gainesville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Gainesville are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Gainesville

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Gainesville are Enterprise (8.6, 67 reviews), Alamo (8.2, 88 reviews), and Hertz (7.8, 66 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Gainesville is C$ 3.94 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 47 and C$ 63, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Gainesville.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Gainesville costs C$ 63 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Gainesville costs C$ 74 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Gainesville costs C$ 56 per day, on average.

  • As Florida is the sun-kissed state, travelers who want to make the most of their time should consider renting a convertible. A compact car is also a wise choice to make when driving through the city, as finding a parking spot or maneuvering through the unfamiliar streets becomes invariably easier.

  • Do not go faster than 30 mph within the city limits of Gainesville unless otherwise posted. Outside the city, the usual regulated speed limit is 50 mph and 70 mph on freeways. It is important to check ground markings and posted speed limit signs and to adapt your speed to traffic, weather, and road conditions.

  • On average, drivers will have to pay around $2.20 per gallon in Gainesville, although there are even cheaper rates available at gas stations like Sam’s Club or Mobil, starting at $2 per gallon. The fact that gas is comparably cheap in Gainesville makes for another good reason to rent a car during your time in this city as well as for road trips.

  • There are various options for finding parking spaces in Gainesville. There is some free on-street parking which is time restricted as well as metered on-street parking. Parking garages like the SW Downton garage are plonked amidst many attractions and cost about $1 per hour, and long-term parking is also available. Parking lots like the lot on 2nd Avenue or on Main Street are other good alternatives with hourly rates from $0.25 upwards.