Panama City Beach car hire

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Panama City Beach, FL, United States
4 Aug — 11 Aug
Same drop-off
Panama City Beach, FL, United States
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Pick-up locationPanama City Beach
Hire locations6
Airport locations2

Panama City Beach car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (60 reviews)
4 locations in Panama City Beach
Enterprise
Locations in Panama City Beach
1104 W 15th St+1 850 872 9206
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
2024 W 23rd St+1 850 747 1110
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
557 Richard Jackson Blvd+1 850 234 5796
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
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
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 May 2021
Pros: Fast and friendlyCons: Price
8.8 Excellent1 Nov 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful.Cons: Information on how to drop off
2.0 Mediocre31 Oct 2020
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 Good9 Jun 2020
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 Excellent9 Feb 2020
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 Excellent30 Nov 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, drop off very quickCons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent6 Feb 2019
Pros: Edwin was super helpful!! Quick easy checkout and return
10.0 Excellent7 Dec 2018
Pick up and drop off was very quick and easyPros: The car got extremely good gas mileage eco friendly car
4.0 Okay23 Nov 2018
Cons: The vehicle I reserved was not available....again Windshield was filthy...could not see out of it.
10.0 Excellent3 Mar 2018
The staff at Enterprise were super fantastic!Pros: They assisted me when I was in a pinch.Cons: Nothing...best service of all!
Rated no. 2
Thrifty
8.6 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Panama City Beach
Thrifty
Locations in Panama City Beach
6300 West Bay Parkway+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:30
Sunday08:00 - 22:30
  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent4 Feb 2020
Pros: Yes and Yes
2.0 Mediocre17 May 2019
Cons: I received a notice that my vehicle was reserved, but after driving to the airport to get it, they had none. No one ever got back to me to say they had no vehicle to prevent me from wasting my time driving to the airport and back.
8.4 Excellent13 Nov 2018
Cons: I stood in line at the counter for 40 minutes and only 3 people were ahead of me! The agent was chatting so much and slow.
10.0 Excellent25 Oct 2018
Excellent ServicePros: The agent was very courteous, checked the needs of the customer and upgraded me to a better vehicle for no additional cost. Her instructions were clear and the vehicle was very clean.
9.6 Excellent7 Aug 2018
Pros: Easy car to get around in. Just the right size for 2 people.Cons: The car was difficult to see out the back window when backing up.
9.6 Excellent3 Jun 2017
Pros: Very easy pick up and car was nice.Cons: Car had been smoked in and heavy perfume to try to cover it.
5.6 Okay25 Mar 2017
Panama City BeachCons: I reserved the special which was suppose to be a 5 seater. They gave us a Chevy Spark which is only a 4 seater with room to store 2 pieces of luggage. Obviously we all had luggage. So ended up having to upgrade, when I could have reserved a 5 seater for less. Also, the low air pressure light was on.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2016
Pros: Awesome
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
8 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Panama City Beach
Dollar
Locations in Panama City Beach
6300 West Bay Parkway+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:30
Sunday08:00 - 22:30
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 May 2021
Cons: They charged me for smoking in the car when I did not. Charge was $400. Very unhappy.
8.0 Excellent22 Mar 2021
Cons: Returned a day earlier and no refund for that day.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jul 2020
Cons: They could not fulfill your booking.
8.8 Excellent16 Feb 2020
Pros: Easy access to counter. staff was very helpful.Cons: Seats in the Buick Encore were uncomfortable. Adjustments were not adequate.
2.0 Mediocre16 Oct 2017
Cons: Maintained that my reservation had been cancelled, failed to make any effort to provide me with any alternatives for a rental. Consequently I had to rent from another agency at a much highest fee. Attendants unprofessional and unresponsive at this Panama City, Florida location.
8.0 Excellent17 Sep 2017
Pros: The car was a nice ride, comfortable and economical.Cons: The car advertized that it held 5 LARGE pieces of luggage. Well, that was a misnomer, as it was a tight squeeze with 3. Large was subjective.
9.6 Excellent13 Jul 2017
Great ChoicePros: Customer Service was great during Pickup and Drop Off. I highly recommend Dollar car rental!
10.0 Excellent16 May 2017
Pros: Staff helpful and curtious, got free upgrade to a Rav 4 which we loved
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2017
Hassle free rentalPros: Hassle free rental
6.8 Good21 Mar 2017
Cons: They did not have the type of car I requested, resulting in either a long wait at the airport, or going for an upgrade to a type of car ghey did have available. I got the upgrade for an additional $9 per day.
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Rated no. 4
Avis
7 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City Beach
Avis
Locations in Panama City Beach
731 North Highway 231+1 850 914 3090
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
8027 Front Beach Road+1 850 235 6945
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2021
6.0 Good7 Jul 2021
Pros: Car was clean, drop off was very quick.Cons: Pick up was terrible. Waited in line for over an hour and with only one customer service rep. Easily took 10 minutes on average with each customer.
9.2 Excellent6 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff great...drop off easy.Cons: I forgot to ask for a nonsmokers car .It was a great car.
2.0 Mediocre8 Sep 2020
Pros: TerribleCons: The office did not accept my interim license despite the website saying such licenses were accepted. I was stranded in a strange city with no where to go. In my hour of need, I was betrayed and staff were not helpful, if not rude. They take a reservation, but they do not hold a reservation. Seinfeld got it right. These rental companies will be shadows of their former selves because they do not understand something so simple as do not betray your customer. Do not lie to your customer. Do not strand your customer in a strange city with no options
10.0 Excellent25 May 2017
Pros: Everything--except somehow I booked a car at an in-town location rather than airport. How did that happen?Cons: I'll probably use Vroom Vroom next time. They have a very clear cancellation policy. Avis/kayak--you couldn't find their cancellation policy with a forensics expert. Ergo I assume it sucks. Thank you for reading. Take the rest of the day off.
6.8 Good31 Mar 2017
Make sure the car you reserve is at the airportPros: We did get the car we reserved the next day and they did allow us to drop it off at the airport and waived the $75 feeCons: Cost $55 to get to the correct Avis. We reserved a convertible And it wasn't available yet.
10.0 Excellent27 Feb 2017
Pros: Agent was very helpful. Outstanding serviceCons: Agent was very helpful. Outstanding service
8.8 Excellent15 Sep 2016
Good customer ServicePros: Didn't have the car requested but received an upgrade.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2016
Pros: Was charged an extra $17 with no explaination. I topped off the tank 5 miles from the airport so the tank was full..
7.2 Good14 Apr 2016
Pros: 1) Drop-off in FL was pretty quick. Though contract didn't yet seem to be on file (not this office's fault but rather the one in GA), attendant called office in GA where I picked it up and ironed everything out pretty quickly. 2) Attendant let me wait inside until someone came to pick me up.
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
6.6 Good (28 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City Beach
Hertz
Locations in Panama City Beach
2106 W 15th Street+1 850 913 9112
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
9998 Hutchison Blvd+1 850 235 0833
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Jul 2021
Pros: Andre was awesome! He took great care of us and made the experience fast and easy! Give the guy a raise!
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun 2021
Cons: Pick up location was not what I had designated
10.0 Excellent24 May 2021
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 Excellent16 May 2021
Cons: The sales rep came thru when airlines delays prevented pickup at the scheduled time.
2.0 Mediocre2 May 2021
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.
2.0 Mediocre24 Oct 2020
Cons: Hertz notified me one day in advance that they did NOT have the vehicle I reserved almost one month in advance. They reported that there were none available nearby and there was no upgrade available either! I am still waiting for them to refund my money!
6.0 Good29 Sep 2020
Pros: N/A see note belowCons: We booked through Kayak when we arrived there was no record of our booking. So we rented two days later from Avis. Also I tried to book through AAA they said you had no agency in the airport you do. I picked okay as a rating because I don’t think it was your fault but you lost a sale and I thought you should know because in the past you have been excellent.
2.0 Mediocre24 Jul 2020
Pros: NOTHING.. I FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU GET A CONFIRMATION NUMBER THAT SHOULD BE A DONE DEAL..Cons: I recieved a confirmation number after speaking with a customer repetitive and got there to pick up my rental and was denied.. I made sure to let them know exactly what type of card was being used.. I was told NO PROBLEM EVERYTHING in order ready to go.. I get there with EVERYTHING I was told to have then denied due to credit check .. They were told I had NO CREDIT GOOD OR BAD.. I was told everything was in order NO PROBLEM not having ANY CREDIT..
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2020
Pros: NOTHING!Cons: We were unable to pick up the car due to Hertz wanting more money, even though we had already paid for the reservation in full through Kayak. This was not stated when we booked the car or in subsequent emails from Hertz.
2.0 Mediocre5 May 2019
Pros: They did not have a car!!! We had to get a friend to drive us!Cons: They could have honored our reservation!! I the call saying they couldn’t honor your reservation the day of the rental! I had to get a friend to drive to the location... then I had to cancel on him!!!
From £22/dayRated no. 6
Budget
Cheapest deal
Most popular
5.6 Okay (17 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City Beach
Budget
Locations in Panama City Beach
731 North Highway 231+1 850 769 2449
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
8027 Front Beach Road+1 850 234 3551
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.2
  • 5.6
  • 5.2
  • 6.1
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre5 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff are hard to reach, not very knowledgable, and not very professional. They like to argue and leave you feeling like they have no intention of helping you. They need to be re-trained, other rental companies have much better staff. By a long shot.Cons: Your computer system is horrible for keeping track of reservation information. Your staff needs a huge attitude adjustment, they are rude! Your reservations are too inflexible to allow me to make necessary changes. Your reservations does not keep track of the request to drop off at a different location. Your phone system is inadequately staffed, and the staff in my pick up location never answers their phone. They do not like to work.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jul 2020
Cons: The car we reserved was not available. We were told it would arrive the next day and it didn’t. This delayed our trip and ultimately forced us to make a reservation with a different company at a much higher cost.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jul 2019
Cons: Will never rent from them again. Reserved a car online, pickup on July 4th. Site closed early. Customer service could not find my reservation and was less than helpful. I could barely understand him and he kept insisting that my rental was for a different city on a different date. Use Enterprise !!
9.2 Excellent5 Jan 2018
EasyPros: The process was quick. No pressure sales or upgrades.Cons: Cleanliness of the location
6.0 Good11 Sep 2017
Better Clarification NeededCons: The stand was inside a Sears Auto Care and I had to call a number to get someone to come to the stand. The gentleman didn't specify that I'd be charged for a whole new day if not returning to Tampa exactly at 24 hrs. When I returned, it was explained why it was double what I was expecting but I could've planned differently had I known it wasn't prorated for an hour or two over. Also didn't have cruise control on the car which is a big feature when driving longer distances.
6.4 Good11 Apr 2017
Pros: Good on gasCons: It had over 20000 miles on it.was expecting a new model car
6.8 Good30 Nov 2016
Pros: Overall was excellent, system would not let me rate it as I wanted
2.8 Mediocre18 Jul 2016
I got charged for an extra day because BUDGET WASCons: The whole experience.
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154 travellers who hired a car in Panama City Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Panama City Beach

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£33/day

Good deal

£22/day

When to book a car hire in Panama City Beach

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Top tips for renting a car in Panama City Beach

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Panama City Beach for £22 or less
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  • Economy car hires in Panama City Beach are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Panama City Beach

  • One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Budget

  • On average a hire car in Panama City Beach costs £33 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Panama City Beach is £2.55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £30 and £41, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Panama City Beach.

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

  • A Mini car hire in Panama City Beach costs £26 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Panama City Beach costs £33 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Panama City Beach costs £40 per day, on average.

  • On average hiring a car in Panama City Beach costs £231 per week (£33 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Panama City Beach costs £990 per month (£33 per day).