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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Port Charlotte

  • If you need to go to places outside of Port Charlotte's downtown often, you may want to consider car rentals in Port Charlotte. Among the many forms of public transportation, the Metro bus is among those that cease operation on the weekends and holidays. Having a personal vehicle is preferable than relying on public transportation in certain scenarios, such as using a specific bus route outside of rush hour. When compared to public transportation options like the bus or train, hiring a vehicle service offers several advantages. If you want to see everything that Port Charlotte and the surrounding region have to offer, renting a car is the best option, rather than walking or using public transportation.
  • Most of Port Charlotte's roadways are safe to travel on. However, there are some roads that require more caution than others as you drive in your cheap car rentals in Port Charlotte. Tamiami Trail, a major road winding through the city, is known for its dangerous intersections and high-speed limits. US-17 is a major four-lane highway that runs through the city and is also known for its high-speed limits and dangerous intersections. The US-41 Bypass is a long stretch of road that runs around the perimeter of the city and is known for its blind curves, lack of guardrails, and narrow lanes.
  • You can access car rentals in Port Charlotte at Punta Gorda Airport. Since Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Hertz all have locations at the Punta Gorda Airport, it is quite simple to rent a vehicle there. Therefore, getting a rental automobile at this airport is a sensible choice to make. As a means of verifying a renter's age, each and every one of these businesses demands a current driver's license. In addition, you will need to provide a current credit card as well as a driver's license that is still in good standing. Drivers from other countries are required to provide both their national driver's license as well as an International Driver's Permit.
  • There are a number of major local roads in Port Charlotte that make getting around in your Port Charlotte car rentals a breeze. The Veterans Highway is one of the main roads that runs along the west side of the city and provides access to nearby Punta Gorda. Tamiami Trail is another major road that connects Port Charlotte to Sarasota and Tampa. US 41 runs through the center of the city and provides access to the northern and southern parts of the area. Another major road is Midway Boulevard, which connects Port Charlotte to North Port and Punta Gorda. Peachland Boulevard is another major local road that serves as a main artery for the city, running through the city center and connecting to the other major highways.
  • If you want to enjoy roads, you should use Port Charlotte car rentals. Since the roads in Port Charlotte are kept in good condition and the people who drive here are polite, getting about the city is not difficult at all. Driving defensively is quite crucial in this city since the majority of the highways travel straight through heavily populated neighborhoods. Drivers who are operating vehicles that were manufactured after the year 2000 are strongly encouraged to engage in safe driving practices. These include maintaining a distance of at least three meters between their own vehicle and the one in front of them, signaling turns and lane changes whenever it is safe to do so, and remaining in the lanes that were assigned to them whenever it is feasible to do so.
  • Ensure you are aware of your car provider's toll policy before renting your car from cheap car rentals in Port Charlotte. Port Charlotte has two main toll roads: the Punta Gorda Bypass and the Mid-County Parkway. The Punta Gorda Bypass is a highway that runs along US 41 from the intersection of Rte. 776 and US 41 to the intersection of I-75 and US 41. The Mid-County Parkway is a highway that runs from Murdock Circle to US 41, just south of I-75. Both toll roads are located in the southwest corner of the county, with the Punta Gorda Bypass running along US 41 and the Mid-County Parkway running along the east side of the county.
  • One of the numerous low-cost service providers that Port Charlotte offers is Port Charlotte car rentals, which might be a wonderful option if you are searching for a fast and simple method to fulfill your thirst for adventure on a budget. There are probably a lot of automobile rental agencies to choose from within a comfortable driving distance. More freedom in terms of when and where you travel is yours for the taking when you rent a vehicle for the duration of your vacation. This is because, many of the world's top visited attractions are not conveniently located near a major airport. Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park is a great place to go out and see the sights.
  • Book your rental car in Port Charlotte at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Port Charlotte are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Port Charlotte

  • What is the best rental car company in Port Charlotte?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Port Charlotte is Budget (7.6, 98 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Port Charlotte?

    The average gas price in Port Charlotte is C$ 5.32 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Port Charlotte?

    Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Port Charlotte.

  • Which car rental companies are at Punta Gorda airport (PGD)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Punta Gorda airport include Budget and Alamo.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Punta Gorda airport (PGD)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Punta Gorda airport to off-airport locations include Budget and Alamo.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Port Charlotte?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Port Charlotte?

    A Full Size car rental in Port Charlotte costs C$ 41 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Port Charlotte?

    A Compact car rental in Port Charlotte costs C$ 43 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Port Charlotte?

    A Standard car rental in Port Charlotte costs C$ 52 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Port Charlotte?</strong>

    Choose a vehicle that can easily seat everyone traveling on the journey to Port Charlotte. If you are traveling alone, renting a vehicle might be a cost-effective mode of transportation. In contrast, a minivan rental may be the ideal option if you are on a journey with more than three or four passengers. In order to make a vehicle reservation, you must first have a solid idea of your vacation itinerary. If your travel plans take you to an isolated location that can only be accessible by an off-road vehicle, then renting a mid-size SUV is the way to go.

  • What road trips can I take from Port Charlotte?

    Tampa, which is located just 45 minutes’ drive away, is a great destination for a day's road trip from Port Charlotte. You can explore the city's many attractions, such as the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Busch Gardens.

  • What’s the speed limit in Port Charlotte?

    Since Port Charlotte has such a large network of high-tech security cameras, motorists there should drive with more caution and keep their speeds to a reasonable level. Now that the city of Port Charlotte strictly enforces its speed limits, motorists there may sleep easier at night. Standard urban speed limits are 30 mph, with the same restriction in place on routes heading into and out of cities (or fewer).

  • Are there any restricted-access roads in Port Charlotte?

    The most notable restricted access road in Port Charlotte is the Mid County Parkway. This roadway is limited to cars, buses, and other light vehicles. Another road with restricted access is the Charlotte County Airport Road, which is limited to passenger vehicles.  

  • Where are the best places to park in Port Charlotte?

    You will not have to worry about not being able to locate a place to keep your car in Port Charlotte since there are several garages from which to choose. Forrest Nelson Blvd Parking is one of the greatest garages for those looking for a cheap and secure place to park.

Port Charlotte car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Port Charlotte

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Locations in Port Charlotte

28000 Airport Road, Unit A8

+1 941 575 1218

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45

3351 Tamiami Trail

+1 941 255 9037

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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6.0 Okay

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
First of all the car was filthy. Dirt on the floor stains on the seats and used toothpicks stuck on the door. For as much as we paid that was ridiculous Charlene harbin 5025238713

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Loved it. The wait time at the Budget counter was longer than I would have liked. I had to wait for a car to be prepped as there was a shortage of SUVs when I arrived.

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Check-in was slow.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
Dropped off vehicle at 6:05 PM at the location. No one was there, however, there was no box to leave the keys. There was a box that said, for trucks only and not to leave the car keys. I had no choice but to leave the car keys in the truck box. would I run there again? Absolutely not. Very frustrating. I was there 45 minutes trying to figure out what to do. No one would answer the phone and when I talk to someone on the phone, it took me a half hour to wait to get to someone. Too much time out of my day, and my time is valuable.

6.0 Okay

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Unfortunately I left my house key on the rental car keys and it’s impossible to get through to speak to someone when you call the Budget phone at the SW Florida international airport

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Budget was great to deal with for our rental. Plan to use them next time we travel.

1 out of 34

Avis

9.1

Wonderful

31 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.4

2 locations in Port Charlotte

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Locations in Port Charlotte

28000 Airport Road, Unit A8

+1 941 575 7567

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45

3351 Tamiami Trail

+1 941 624 2340

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
Car is unsafe Brake rotors warped car vibrates excessively when braking Also either a bent rim or bad tire caused car to vibrate at all speeds Car not safe to drive

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
The service rep was kind and super friendly

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was wonderful

Cons:

Nothing. The car was more than expected, and everyone was professional...down to the lot attendant at ABE in the spring rain

9.6 Wonderful

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

All good.

9.6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy and fast. Great prices.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent customer service! Busy day at the rental place, staff worked incredibly quickly and efficiently to get me out the door early! Car was nice too, basically new and plenty of room.

1 out of 6

Hertz

8.1

Very good

31 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

8.5

One location in Port Charlotte

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Locations in Port Charlotte

3109 Tamiami Trail #4

+1 941 625 0976

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Amazing experience due to the Hertz staff at check in and check out

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
Tampa airport hertz was the worst experience i have ever had during a rental

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
Friendly helpful staff

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
Convenient to home, ready on time

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service is always excellent!

Cons:

The rate could have been less expensive but it is what it is!

4.0 Mediocre

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

reserved a car for a Thursday pick up and a Sunday drop off. For a Sunday drop off I was given the choice of the CVG airport or Montgomery Rd. I chose the Montgomery Rd location. Sunday morning went to look up the address and the google page said it was closed. Called Hertz customer service and they assured us we could do a drop off there. Drove an hour to the location, its closed, big sign on door NO OVERNIGHT DROP OFFS. Called customer service, they said take car to the Kemper Rd location. Got to that location sign on door THIS LOCATION IS CLOSED FOR REMODELING. Called customer service again, they couldn't help, transferred us to roadside assistance. We were on hold for 55 minuets and they just hung up. Called the Montgomery Rd unit on Monday, they said they would not count the vehicle as checked in until they could spare someone to go to the second location and bring the car back.

Cons:

Every part of this experience could have been better, except the price, the price was good

1 out of 8

Thrifty

5.9

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Port Charlotte

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Locations in Port Charlotte

3109 Tamiami Trail

+1 941 625 0976

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

3 locations in Port Charlotte

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2021 Tamiami Trl

+1 941 467 3749

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

28000 A-1 Airport Road

+1 941 205 5015

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45

4509 Tamiami Trl

+1 941 235 7630

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday08:00 - 23:45
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Rented a Cadillac but only Lincolns at this location. had to wait for the car to be cleaned despite having a 1 pm reservation.

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was good, clean. The lady who checked me in and out was very nice and professional.

Cons:

Car class rented was not available upon pick up. Prices are a little high.

6.0 Okay

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was ok

Cons:

Kayak's site was not clear. I thought I was picking up at the airport enterprise. When I got to the correct location my online rental had expired. Had to start over. Car had been smoked in and smelled bad.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

There were NOT any cars even tho I had a reservation. There were also 10 other people there waiting for their reserved vehicles.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ebony was very helpful and friendly. The truck was what we expected.

Cons:

All went very well, thank you to all!

1 out of 19

National

No score available yet

One location in Port Charlotte

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Locations in Port Charlotte

28000 A-1 Airport Road

+1 941 205 5015

Monday08:00 - 23:45
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:45
Thursday08:00 - 23:45
Friday08:00 - 23:45
Saturday08:00 - 23:45
Sunday08:00 - 23:45

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and easy dropoff!

1 out of 1

325 travellers who rented a car in Port Charlotte gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

Car rental locations in or near Port Charlotte

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Most popular car type

Full-size

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