How to Rent a Car at Walt Disney World

I am frequently asked how someone can rent a car for one or two days in the Disney World area. A lot of times people plan to use their hotel’s transportation system to get to and from the Disney parks, but they are interested in doing something outside of Disney during the trip (such as visiting Universal, SeaWorld or the local Disney outlet stores) and the cheapest and easiest way is to rent a car. Car rentals in Orlando tend to be fairly inexpensive: rates of $30-$50 a day (plus fees) are not uncommon, and I’ve seen occasional weekend deals as low as $15 a day.

Car Rental Locations on Disney Property

There are numerous places on Disney property where you can pick up and drop off a rental car. Click on the links below to shop around for the best deals at all of the rental car companies. Reserve your rental car in advance (it’s usually best to do this online to get the best rates) for pick-up and drop-off at a convenient location. Then follow the directions below to pick up your vehicle at the car rental location that offers the best rate.

Off-Property Locations

If you will be staying off-site, check with your hotel to see if they offer a rental car desk. If not, many of the larger convention hotels off Disney property have a car rental location. Some of them may offer shuttle service, so if you’re staying fairly nearby, call and see if they’ll pick you up. Some may offer to pay some or all of your taxi fare to get to/from the location – again, call to check.

Once you’ve identified locations that will work for you, click on the links below to shop around for the best deals at all of the rental car companies. Reserve your rental car in advance; it’s usually best to do this online to get the best rates.