|Total distance||235.6 miles|
|Best route||Florida’s Turnpike|
|Pick up location in Orlando||Orlando airport|
|Return location in Miami||Miami airport|
|Popular car types available||Luxury cars & convertibles|
Book a car rental from Orlando to Miami
Rent a car for your drive from Orlando to Miami with USA Cars Rental and compare deals from the top suppliers in America. Our booking engine allows you to compare both two-way (in case you have a return flight at Orlando airport) and one-way car rentals for the trip, as per your plan, with ample choice when it comes to the fleet.
Travelers rent cars usually for a week or two, as majority of them spend 6-12 days enjoying the drive with multiple stops; however some travelers even accomplish the trip in 2 days. Different travelers, different needs! So no matter what you are looking for, with our suppliers you get a lot of options – weekend rentals, weekly as well as monthly car hire deals.
Renting a car for one way trip from Orlando to Miami
In case you have a return flight at Miami airport, or for some other reasons it is not feasible for you to make the back trip, through our booking engine, you can rent a one way.
Suppliers charge an additional fee for this service, which may vary from supplier to supplier and the car type you are renting.
Are there car rental suppliers that don’t charge one way fee?
All of our suppliers providing car rentals from Orlando to Miami charge one way fee.
By default all the rental car deals have the same return location as the pickup, but that can be changed by using the ‘Different drop-off location?’ section on our booking form. By using this option, all the deals visible will be inclusive of the one way fee.
Note that you must confirm the one way with the supplier before making the booking, something that USA Cars Rental can accomplish on your account. The supplier charges extra fee in case of unannounced one ways.
Car rental companies which allow one way from Orlando to Miami
USA Cars Rental has tie ups with many brands that allow the car, picked in Orlando, to be taken into Miami. Note that the car rental agencies listed below offer both one way and two way rentals from Orlando to Miami.
These car hire companies provide a big fleet of cars including luxury cars, vans, minivans and a good variety of economy, mini and compact cars. Note that convertible cars are the most preferred for this trip!!
Car hire tips
|Best time of the year to make the drive from Orlando to Miami||May and October|
May and October are the best months to take the trip as they receive little rain and experience moderate temperatures.
Want to avoid the rainy season altogether? April and November are just the right months then! And avoid months June through September.
|Best time of the week to take the trip from Orlando to Miami||Saturday & Sunday|
Though Saturday and Sunday are the best days of the week to take the trip, indeed, still we advise that you check whether there are any events scheduled for the weekend that might lead to traffic. Friday is not a choice as many people will be out there driving after the working hours.
Plan your car rental pickup & drop-off time as per the rush hours in Orlando
Orlando experiences rush hours several times during the day : 7:30-9:30 am and from 4:30-6:30 pm, and you might also find traffic during 11 am & 3 pm which are the check-out and check-in times.
In Miami the rush hours are from 7 am to 9 am or north from 3 pm to 7:30 pm.
Pickup: For the travelers who are picking the car from non-airport locations, they should plan well to reach on time. In case of late pick up, after a grace period (if any), the supplier treats the rental booking as no show, with no refunds.
Drop-off: If your car rental return-time falls in rush hours make sure that you leave a bit early, late drop-off leads to extra charges.
Best time to rent a cheap car for Orlando online
The months of May, September, November- early December, and January after the holiday crowds constitute the low tourist season, and the car rental rates, like the accommodation prices are bound to be less.
Or, just try to book your car hire in advance for cheaper deals.
Paying for the toll roads
There are a lot of toll roads in Miami, and almost all of them are cashless.
Ask the representative at the time of pickup whether they provide electronic transponder for the payment of the tolls at the automatic lane.
If not, make sure you must not use the automatic lane for charges emerging from it will be added to your invoice.
Add-ons available with the one way car hire deals
Our car hire partners offer a big list of add-ons which vary from supplier to supplier & some are seasonal, like the snow chains. Some of the common add-ons are GPS, baby seats and booster seats.
You can add them at the time of online booking by paying a small fee.
Places to see on the way
Kissimmee City and Chain of Lakes: Studded with attractions like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Gatorland, and Discovery Cove. And if these are not enough to keep your family and kids entertained, there are also very beautiful lakes that will take your breath away – they are great for a quiet time, some rest and a stroll.
Port St. Lucie: Savannas Preserve State Park, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens and Elliott Museum are the Port St. Lucie’s top attractions. There are many beaches nearby at Fort Pierce & if you feel like you can also St. Lucie County Aquarium – Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit.
West Palm Beach: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Singer Island, Peanut Island, & Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are the top attractions of West Palm Beach. If you crave a great evening, the downtown area is the best bet and the city’s night life is just terrific.
Other road trips requested between the cities
Orlando to Port of Miami
Though the majority of the drivers rent cars for pickup at Orlando Airport, families usually prefer picking their cars when they are done with Disney World Orlando.
Miami Beach to Orlando
The 3.5 hr drive from Miami Beach to Orlando is scenic and offers a multitude of attractions and places that you can visit on the way. Vero beach and Delray beach are the ‘must-visits’.