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Cheap car rentals in Panama City

EconomyC$ 68/day
CompactC$ 67/day
IntermediateC$ 71/day
StandardC$ 75/day
Full-sizeC$ 72/day
MinivanC$ 147/day
Full-size SUVC$ 126/day
LuxuryC$ 100/day
Premium SUVC$ 191/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 75/day
Standard SUVC$ 79/day
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Panama City car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.3

Very good

118 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.0

One location in Panama City

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6300 West Bay Pkwy

+1 844 370 3972

Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Reserved a car through Priceline for Panama Beach to be picked up at the airport. Our original flight was cancelled and we arrived 3 hours later than originally planned. The rental company counters were all extremely busy, and I could overhear a lot of people trying to rent cars who had not made reservations, so I was worried they might not have held our reservation for us but they still had our reservation, and the type of vehicle we requested.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

This was the first time we used Alamo car rental. The customer service was phenomenal.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Mini van was filthy. Food caked to back seat . Really bad odor to vehicle. Alamo did compensate part of the rental back

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They overbooked cars and didn’t have a car for me, leaving me stranded with my kids after an entire day of flying.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved the car! Low mileage and super clean.

Cons:

Nothing at all. And the staff at Panama City Beach (ECP) was very kind and helpful and efficient.

7.2 Good

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was the perfect size for our need an got great gas mileage- it was also very clean! Drop-off was quick and easy!

Cons:

Pick up was terrible. Only one slow-moving employee with five customers in line... picking up took about an hour.

1 out of 18

Enterprise

8.2

Very good

64 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.8

3 locations in Panama City

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1104 W 15th St

+1 850 872 9206

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2024 W 23rd St

+1 850 747 1110

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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6300 West Bay Pkwy

+1 833 740 1725

Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and friendly

Cons:

Price

8.8 Very good

Nov. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Information on how to drop off

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Did bot have the car promised 3 times, substitute was not workable due to a seat maintenance problem but they tried to rent it to me anyway

6.4 Okay

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great. No issues with pick up and drop box was fairly straight forward.

Cons:

The car smelled heavily of smoke when we got it. The power steering was making odd noises (may require additional power steering fluid). The right rear tire gave a lower pressure warning after having the car for a few hours. No issues after filling it up so didn't appear to be a structural issue.

8.4 Very good

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great location and staff. Especially Jessica Scott. She was wonderful helping set up my rental.

Cons:

They even offered me a ride after I dropped the car off.... nothing could have been better.

9.6 Wonderful

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, drop off very quick

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 12

Avis

7.6

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.7

2 locations in Panama City

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6300 West Bay Parkway

+1 850 769 1411

Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
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731 North Highway 231

+1 850 914 3090

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice leather good price. Good gas mileage.

Cons:

One ac vent broke couldn’t adjust, smell terrible like smoke, burns and peeling on plastic pieces in dash and looks like someone spilled milk in the ac vents

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was dirty and had registration that was 6 months overdue.

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

I would have chosen differently had I known that I would have a beetle instead of the Kia. Changing was painless however.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

easy process

Cons:

I was talked into an upgrade and it made it sound like it was of no extra charge. I was then charged for the upgrade making my price way higher than I was comfortable with.

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car,

Cons:

The tire pressure gauge did not work properly.

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing! They called me the afternoon prior to my business trip to tell me that they weren’t going to have a car for me.

Cons:

Everything! The least they could have sone was provide more than 24 hour notice so that we could come up with a backup plan.

1 out of 8

Budget

6.7

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Panama City

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Locations in Panama City

6300 West Bay Parkway

+1 850 763 0108

Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
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731 North Highway 231

+1 850 769 2449

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
When we arrived at the Budget counter there was 21 people in front of us. Would have been over an hour to get waited on. Had no choice but to cancel and book with Hertz. No wait and excellent service.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We rented a car for pick up at 12pm on Saturday. They didn’t tells us they close at noon and don’t open until Monday. Scam

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The area where the cars are located were out in the open..not good when weather is bad...and sinage was a bit difficult..hard to find the Budget areas..

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly. Drop-off was super easy.

Cons:

The car wasn't ready when I arrived and I had to wait about 25 minutes before it was & that was frustrating.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Easy process.

Cons:

N/A

4.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and easy to use electronically

Cons:

Unscrupulous practices in upselling I have never heard of before. Will NEVER use Budget again.

1 out of 15

Hertz

6.1

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Panama City

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2106 W 15th Street

+1 850 913 9112

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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6401 West Bay Parkway

+1 850 235 2201

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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6.0 Okay

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
Having to pay a one way fee when the company has offices in both locations

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2022

KAYAK
Person behind the counter on Christmas Day was excellent.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
Customer service was outstanding! They made renting a car enjoyable. Great price, great car, great service. I was very happy with the experience.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Car was really nice.

Cons:

When I rented I could have sworn it said I was renting from the Panama City Airport but not so. We had to take a cab to the Hertz location somewhere in the middle of town. Airport Hertz said there was no way to change it. It was logistically challenging. Kayak or Hertz should do a better job of clarifying that the rental is not at the airport.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The sales rep came thru when airlines delays prevented pickup at the scheduled time.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

System allowed a 12pm pickup. The facility closed at 12pm. NOBODY CALLED FOR MY STATUS OR BETTER YET STAYED UNIL I ARRIVED. I arrived shortly after 12pm and the facility was closed. This was Saturday and we were STRANDED WITH NO CARS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE.

1 out of 16

National

6.6

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

One location in Panama City

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6300 West Bay Pkwy

+1 844 370 3973

Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
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2.0 Poor

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

After I booked the car the agent from national in Panama City airport called me and told me they were sold out so I was on my way to the airport thinking I had a car but I didn’t

Cons:

Maybe you could be a little more organized with your inventory

8.0 Very good

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Truck was dirty but service before and after was great

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Panama City

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6300 West Bay Pkwy

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395 travellers who rented a car in Panama City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Panama City

Good to know

Most popular agency

Turo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 68/day

Good deal

C$ 55/day

When to book a rental car in Panama City

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Top tips for renting a car in Panama City

  • With the cheap car rentals in Panama City, you have a range of destinations to choose from. Some of the top locations that you can visit using the Panama City car rentals include San Jose, Boquete, and Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio is the most popular city, about 429 mi and 5h 59min from Panama City. If you choose to travel to Boquete, you should be prepared to cover a distance of around 298 miles, which is on average a 7h drive. Also, a direct drive from San Jose to Panama City is on average 534 miles and should take 10 to 11 hours in normal traffic.
  • The two main toll roads in Panama City are the Sur Corridor and Norte Corridor, which you will use to get to the airport and the other top cities. Each section of the route has varying charges ranging from $0.35-$2.50, and on passing each toll station you will see a display showing the amount of credit left on your Panapass. If your Panapass is not linked to a credit card, there are a number of kiosks throughout Panama City where you can load the card with sufficient funds to take you throughout your trip. Some of these vendors are in the Coronado area and include Metro Rx, and Super 99, in addition to most grocery stores.
  • During November, you are likely to find difficulty moving around the city with your rental car as this is the time when Emerald Coast Cruizin', Panama City Beach's hot rod show and classic car event is held. While you will be thrilled by the massive outdoor showroom for hundreds of speedsters and classic cars, you will not easily cruise around with the Panama City car rentals. Also, the October Oktoberfest is held at Aaron Bessant Park and we advise you to consider using alternative routes to leverage your cheap car rentals in Panama City.
  • Car rentals in Panama City will allow greater access to several shorelines, including Bunkers Cove and West Beach Drive along Saint Andrews Bay. Neither of these attractions has many stops from the Bay Town Trolley, the public transit service, and are easier to access with a personal vehicle. Considering you will be surrounded by sunny coastline, your beach trips will be simpler and more convenient with the benefit of a Panama City car rental, instead of trying to carry everything onto a trolley or bus. There are nearly 100 public access points along Panama City Beach that you can reach with a personal vehicle, conveniently located within walking distance of the sand.
  • Panama City is primarily serviced by Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), which offers rental cars on-site at the rental car counters located on the main floor of the terminal. As the midpoint between Pensacola and Tallahassee, travelers staying in Panama City might also be flying into Pensacola International Airport (PNS) or Tallahassee International Airport (TLH), both of which offer rental cars at the counters on the main floor of their terminals.
  • Expect plenty of pedestrians as you drive through the city, particularly along beaches. With long, humid summers that make for easy walking weather, watch for jaywalking or careless pedestrians along the shores of Panama City Beach. On weekends and holidays, these areas can become particularly crowded with beachgoers wanting to enjoy the party atmosphere.
  • The heaviest traffic you will encounter in Panama City will generally be on sunny days, especially weekends, as you make your way across the Hathaway Bridge and along Panama City Beach. If you are visiting during hurricane season, from June until November, monitor weather forecasts and use caution if forced to drive during heavy rain or strong winds. When traveling during rainy weather, drive slowly, turn gradually, and give yourself extra space to stop.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Panama City for C$ 55 or less
  • Book your rental car in Panama City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Panama City are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

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