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Sanford, FL, United States
1 Nov — 8 Nov
Same drop-off
Sanford, FL, United States
Mon 1/11
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Mon 8/11
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Sanford car hire information

Pick-up locationSanford
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, People carrier, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations20
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesBudget, Dollar, Avis

Cheap car hire in Sanford

Economy£77/day
Compact£77/day
Intermediate£67/day
Standard£67/day
Full-size£67/day
People carrier£99/day
Full-size SUV£140/day
Convertible£111/day
Intermediate SUV£103/day
Compact SUV£125/day
Standard SUV£131/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Sanford car hire reviews and directory

From £24/dayRated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.6 Good (168 reviews)
2 locations in Sanford
Hertz
Locations in Sanford
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Jul 2021
Roger was great at pickup. Our flight was delayed well past midnight and he still took care of us with a smile.
6.0 Good5 Jul 2021
It was ok.Well, at first we thought the city smelled here and there. We got to the hotel and as we stood at the back of the car there was a horrible smell. We thought it was the pool across the way. Turns out the rubber seal along the trunk was somewhat detached and moisture was getting in the trunk. It smelled as if there had been a dead body in there, at some point! I was glad we got a car, but I thought the rate could have been a little better.
2.0 Mediocre28 Jun 2021
The car itself was fineHad to wait an hour and a half to get the car. AND I told them I did not want the extra insurance but they charged me $200 after I returned the car. When I called to ask why I was charged they told me because I got the insurance. I now have to wait 3-5 days to see what I agreed to when signed the agreement. Also, for some reason I never got the original receipt. I confirmed my email and checked spam, but never got it. However, I did receive their survey. Weird how that went through but not any of my receipts.
2.0 Mediocre28 Apr 2021
Flew into Orlando not Sanford Orlando. The system changed my destination. I’m still waiting for a 425.00 refund.....6 days later.
6.0 Good31 Mar 2021
Staff was great. Car ran fineCar was dirty outside and inside. Crumbs on the seats, gum stuck on the back of the headrest of the front seat
6.0 Good25 Feb 2021
Good car and priceFlight was delayed and had a scare of not getting our car because you close too early. It caused more unneeded stress for our travel. Find another way to get customers their cars if their flight is delayed after your closing hours.
4.0 Okay23 Feb 2021
Price was right......manager on-site worked with me to get issue resolved.When I reserve a car a 2 weeks in advance and call night before to verify reservation, it would be nice to actually have a car available. Need to call customers ahead of time to let them know there are no cars available so that customer can make alternative plans and not waste time driving to location.
2.0 Mediocre23 Feb 2021
Car was good on gasWas given to me without any gas and it smelled like cigarettes my 8 y/o has asthma and the whole way to south Florida he has was having difficulty breathing. .
2.0 Mediocre16 Feb 2021
Drop off was easy but the pickup was a major issue. 2hr wait and didn't get the size vehicle I paid for. Also, the vehicle had sensors going off, brake lights didn't work, and got the car on empty gas tank.Better support, customer service, and coordination. Reserved a month in an advance and got treated like I just reserved the prior day. Will never rent through Hertz again.
10.0 Excellent2 Feb 2021
Everything was extremely smooth with renting this car. Thank you!
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From £21/dayRated no. 2
Budget
7.2 Good (161 reviews)
2 locations in Sanford
Budget
Locations in Sanford
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible4 Oct 2021
THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY CARS IN PA.
1.9 Horrible1 Oct 2021
Renter beware. Booked a car for 6pm, My flight came in at 5:45 and I wasn't able to get to the rental via Uber until 6:10pm. The individual working already left for the night at 6pm. Didn't even bother to stick around and wait for me even though I had CONFIRMED rental agreement. I was literally left stranded in the middle of Sanford, Fl. Had to get another Uber back to the airport just to be refused another vehicle at the airports Budget because they were "19 vehicles short". Absolutely horrible experience. Moral of the story, always book a rental from the terminal if possible. Also, don't book from budget. They clearly don't care if you have a confirmed rental or not. Spend a few more dollars and rent from a more reputable company.
10.0 Excellent8 Aug 2021
Budget was great, fast, efficient and easy. The van we rented was perfect for our large family. Thanks budget!
1.9 Horrible1 Aug 2021
The worker needs to be better nasty attitude she doesn't need to be working at budget telling me that I couldn't use my insurance that I had to get their insurance that something was wrong with the vehicle that my credit card was declined I gave her three different credit cards to use she said they all was declined very poor services I will not be renting from budget again very very poor services
4.0 Okay7 Jul 2021
My experience with this particular budget was not good. Nothing good to say at all.The front desk staff when picking up the car was rude and condescending. Insisted that my husband and I wear our masks which we were fine with but did not insist that the mailman wear a mask when he came in to bring the mail. Felt discriminated against by this particular staff member. The car was dirty on the inside. Hadn't been vacuumed or cleaned at all. Definitely not sanitized per COVID-19 regulations. Just an overall bad experience for the price we paid to rent the vehicle.
4.0 Okay14 Jun 2021
Car was dirty inside and out. There was also a large dent in the back of the vehicle and the man at Budget’s desk said he knew about it already…not sure why they would not repair it or give us a different rental car
2.0 Mediocre6 Jun 2021
NothingCostumer service is a foreign concept to these locations
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2021
Literally nothing. As soon as I landed (at midnight) I had a message from Budget saying that they didn’t have a car for me and there was nothing they could do. I had to sleep in the airport because it was too late and too expensive to try and get another car. Worst experience I’ve ever had with a car rental, and I’ve had some pretty bad ones.Everything, literally anything and everything would’ve been better. I’m never using your service again, and will strongly discourage anyone I ever meet from using your service either because of this.
2.0 Mediocre16 Apr 2021
Got there and they did not have a car for me despite making a confirmed reservation.It would jave been better to have a car available as promised
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
The worst rental experience ever. No vehicle at location available despite reservation. No attempt at assistance with alternative other than walk down the counter and ask other vendor which were Asking$ 1000 a day. Why join their loyalty program if this is their corporate culture of customer service.
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From £23/dayRated no. 3
Alamo
Most popular
8.4 Excellent (69 reviews)
1 location in Sanford
Alamo
Locations in Sanford
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Apr 2021
I had been experienced bait and switch with a different car rental office the night before, so wasn’t really feeling too confident about going elsewhere. However, my husband and I were pleased with the customer service at Alamo and appreciated they had cars available for rental.I had to pay $501 for 2 days of rental. I think the price could’ve been a bit better.
10.0 Excellent12 Apr 2021
Your staff was amazing!Everything was perfect
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2021
Very quick service, friendly staff, car was in good condition. Was in and out in 10 minutes each timePrices :-)
10.0 Excellent11 Mar 2021
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Provided us with a better solution for our vehicle needs.
2.0 Mediocre23 Jan 2021
Lie
8.0 Excellent5 Aug 2020
Pick up and drop off were very smooth, no huge hold placed on my card, covid precautions were good.Rented a Nissan Frontier-pick up truck, it was pretty base model and not the most comfortable vehicle. Didn't even have a remote entry fob, had to unlock with a key. Was like a car from 1994.
8.0 Excellent9 Jul 2020
If corse, price discount for customers.
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2020
The staff member who greeted us on the 22nd was absolutely fantastic! I wish I could remember her name, because she was a STAR! The drop off personnel was also great.It was all good.
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2020
Super easy and quick service. Friendly staff.
7.2 Good30 Dec 2019
Staff was very helpful.Expensive, but it was holiday season, so to be expected.
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From £27/dayRated no. 4
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (46 reviews)
3 locations in Sanford
Enterprise
Locations in Sanford
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre13 Mar 2021
Nothing, the company that advertises drop off would not come from the terminal to an FBO on the other side of the airport. We rented from Hertz! This is the second time they did not live up to their advertising!
8.0 Excellent12 Oct 2020
The staff were very friendly and helpful
2.0 Mediocre21 Sep 2020
The staff was horrible! Not only embarrassed the couple ahead of me , but threw me under the bus.You need to fire this girl, or at least reprimend her on her attitude, customer relations and ability to corresrond with others.
6.4 Good19 Aug 2020
CHRYSLER VAN WAS NICE & ROOMY.I drove down to Enterprise the week before when i made the reservation with KAYAK to confirm they had me in the system.....and they did. When i went to pickup the van Enterprise said they cancelled the order......WHAT!!!!! Representative said they tried to reach me by phone the day before and did not get me to confirm rental........WHAT! I showed him the VMS i recieved and that I called right back and did not get a sole to answer the phone. I told the Rep that most other companies use TEXT to verify / confirm transactions. Glad I saved the VMS & Phone call times. My guess is that they rented my van to another unhappy customer? Manager came out and resolved the issue and had a van delivered from the airport to their site......I had to come back later to pickup the van. Never had much luck with Enterprise and probably will avoid using them again.......always seem shady in their dealings with me.
2.0 Mediocre18 Feb 2020
We were not able to get a car through u guys
10.0 Excellent11 Feb 2020
Yes great service
9.6 Excellent28 Dec 2019
Staff was super helpful!I would recommend Enterprise over all other car rental companies.
10.0 Excellent3 Sep 2019
The staff at sanford was extremely helpful and attentive.
10.0 Excellent19 Mar 2019
Staff very helpful, process was quick.Should have someone to answer phone. Person at counter was overworked at dropoff.
9.2 Excellent22 Jan 2019
Everything was perfect, except I was quoted one price at pick up and quoted another at drop off. Called and they fixed it but it was just extra effort that wasn’t needed...
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From £20/dayRated no. 5
Thrifty
7.3 Good (67 reviews)
1 location in Sanford
Thrifty
Locations in Sanford
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Dec 2019
The experience was beyond my expectations. Friendliness cheerful person to serve and helpful helpful in every way.
10.0 Excellent25 Nov 2019
I felt some pressure to purchase numerous add-ons.
9.6 Excellent12 Jul 2019
Friendly staff gave us a free upgradeLower prices
4.8 Okay22 Jun 2019
Staff was friendlyThe purchased insurance ended up being from 3rd part and not recognized by Thrifty. It was very deceitful in how it was presented on-line. Never again.
5.6 Okay5 Feb 2019
Pickup, dropoff, and staff were all good. Van needed some alignment or frontend maintenance and was much higher mileage and the associated wear and tear than other rental cars we've had
6.0 Good8 Jul 2018
Car was great.Agent uncharged us at her recommendation for the sun pass because she stated we would spend at least $10.00 in tolls just to get to the hotel. We spent $1.00. I feel this is seriously unethical and taking advantage of someone not knowing the area.
10.0 Excellent25 Mar 2018
The best vehicle for us!We had 4 adults and 2 toddlers in car seats! The van we rented was absolutely the best!! Made our vacation at Disney all the more better!! Thank you!!
10.0 Excellent14 Mar 2018
Super easyJust parked in the designated area and left the keys in it.I thought I'd have to turn in the key to someone.
10.0 Excellent4 Mar 2018
Check-in was a breeze. Personnel was extremely helpful and efficient! I would definitely use Thrifty again!
8.4 Excellent27 Dec 2017
Quick drop offI do not remember the associate's name, but she was very helpful. We got checked out pretty quick.There should be more signs telling us what to do when dropping off the car.
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From £21/dayRated no. 6
Avis
7.2 Good (59 reviews)
2 locations in Sanford
Avis
Locations in Sanford
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay20 Oct 2021
Customer service was fine, but the vehicle itself was horrible. Not very clean, multiple things did not work. High mileage compared to any other renta I had ever had. Obvious damage to exterior that had been repaired at some point. And the price was quite expensive!
1.9 Horrible16 Sep 2021
Rental price at the rental office was 30% more than what I originally booked online. Avis office at Sanford poor at communicating actual rental price and agreement, long waits at the office and they seemed confused or unsure for most of the time
7.9 Good10 Jul 2021
The procedure for returning the car was very challenging -- the airport signage was unclear, and I had to park it in a spot that was labelled for another company (but not just any company).
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2021
It was honestly like jumping through hoops in a circus during the check in process. They wouldn’t accept my credit card. Yes… credit card. Not debit card. And being out of town fresh off a plane with a large group, it was frustrating. I will never use a major car rental company again. I will use Turo because the service I received was much much better and it didn’t matter what payment method you used.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jul 2021
Check out was easy and fast.I waited one hour at the counter and had my mother in a wheelchair. The counter had only one agent. The car I reserved was a Chrysler 300. They gave me an upgrade which was a Jeep but the problem was it was difficult for me to get my mother into it. There were no other cars available.
8.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Staff was helpful and very efficient.The price was really excessive, specially when there was available inventory.
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2021
They did not have the SUV I had Booked . they only had one car on the lot and it would not fit my needs. The office was very unpleasant looking. dirty .
10.0 Excellent26 Jan 2021
Well I would like a receipt which I have not received yet
10.0 Excellent22 Sep 2020
staff was nice and helpful.Drop off was confusing. There were no spots empty to return car to Avis markings
2.8 Mediocre28 Jun 2020
The Rogue we had smelled like smoke and was very beat up. Big dent passenger door, rust knicks, scratches On interiors, parts broken off of seatbelt. Cheap but gross.
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From £21/dayRated no. 7
Dollar
7.2 Good (49 reviews)
1 location in Sanford
Dollar
Locations in Sanford
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre13 Sep 2021
The woman at pick up was not very friendly, couldn’t tell me dollar specifics because she also worked for hertz. they didn’t allow a second driver for free and wouldn’t let us switch primary because of no credit card, despite being dave ramsey approved! and the car smelled like stale cigarettes and perfume. it was gross
1.9 Horrible21 Jul 2021
Lot of hidden fees and no transparency on what you paid for online vs what you pay for in person. Had more transactions after dropping off the vehicle with no warning.
10.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Excellent experience!
2.0 Mediocre1 Jun 2021
I asked for a rental out of Orlando, FL Airport. When I arrived I found out that the car was in Sanford, FL 45 minutes away with no shuttle as promised. I could not get to Sanford to pick up the car and they would not honor the reservation in Orlando's Dollar Rental. It cost me $75 to pay a taxi to get me to my hotel and I never got my rental. Had to pay for a taxi the whole time I was in Florida.Could have provided a car at the right airport.
8.0 Excellent16 May 2021
Car was clean, ready to go.Instructions on how to get into return lot. Lot was shared with Wally Park and not knowing that I had to almost touch the cross bar to get into the lot I had to swipe a credit card to get in. Manager said he canceled the charge so it should come out alright
8.0 Excellent26 Apr 2021
Counter staff courteous and friendly Drop off was efficientThe car upholstery was dirty with spots and smear Front passenger and rear passenger.
10.0 Excellent4 Apr 2021
There was bubble gum in the passenger door pocket. Otherwise very clean and nice. Return guy was funny and pleasant.
6.0 Good4 Apr 2021
Counter was understaffed.More staff. Better selection of cars.
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar 2021
Employee rambled on about an email we should have received about our booking and was not friendly. I requested to prepay gas and was never told the price which ended up being around $4.00/gallon. Never would have paid that but her rambling about the email and what we still owed made the situation intolerable. I will not use them again.
10.0 Excellent28 Mar 2021
Yes
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From £26/dayRated no. 8
National
9.4 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Sanford
National
Locations in Sanford
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent4 Feb 2020
picking up the car was excellent. Everyone most helpful. Car was everything I expected and fun to drive. Dropping off car in lot, I did not appreciate being harassed by the return agent while I was trying to get my 3 pieces of luggage organized, and loose items stowed away, like my GPS. I only asked for 5 minutes, but agent would not leave me alone. However: All in all the best experience I had renting a car at Sanford in a long time.Keys were a wad in my pocket for the entire week. Had to stuff them in a pants pocket wherever I went. How about some thoughtfulness when giving out 4 separate items on a braided steel cord that will not compress flat. Perhaps, give customer the option to "cut the cord" at the counter. Particularly for people dropping off at the pickup point.
From £17/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Cheapest deal
1 location in Sanford
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Sanford
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Carl's
1 location in Sanford
Carl's
Locations in Sanford
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Sanford
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sanford
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Right Cars
1 location in Sanford
Right Cars
Locations in Sanford
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Silvercar
1 location in Sanford
Silvercar
Locations in Sanford
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Sunnycars
1 location in Sanford
Sunnycars
Locations in Sanford
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621 travellers who hired a car in Sanford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Sanford

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£24/day

Good deal

£20/day

When to book a car hire in Sanford

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Sanford

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Sanford car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Sanford.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Sanford car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Sanford

  • Explore every nook and cranny of Sanford with your own four wheels by opting for a hire car upon your arrival. The city has an abundance of attractions dotted all around, and getting to them is most convenient with a car. Discover the secrets of the Botanical Garden at the very rim of the northwestern edge of the city, or drive down to Lake Jesup and be amazed by the breathtaking scenic views.
  • After landing in the city, reach your accommodation or next destination quickly with your hire car. The airport sports various agencies, including Alamo, Avis, and Hertz. These on-site agencies can be found easily by following the signs from the terminal to each hire desk.
  • Florida is a state with many toll roads, and it is advisable to get the SunPass sticker in advance, where the transponder is linked to your credit card and you can simply pass through the tolls without having to stop at each and every one. Most hire cars in Sanford already have such a sticker included, so check that before picking up or booking a car.
  • Rush hours can also hit Sanford, especially between 6:30 and 9:30 am and 5-7 pm in the afternoon. During this time, the roads can get clogged up with commuters, and the I-4 in particular should be avoided, so take toll roads instead -- they will be more expensive but less congested, and with a SunPass sticker it is no hassle to go through them.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Sanford for £20 or less
  • Book your car hire in Sanford at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Sanford are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Sanford

  • Some car hire companies in Sanford which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Budget and Dollar

  • On average a hire car in Sanford costs £24 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (£48/day), Dollar (£76/day) and Avis (£102/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 1 Red Cleveland Boulevard 32773 (3 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Sanford are Alamo (8.7, 143 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 82 reviews), and Hertz (7.7, 181 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Sanford is £2.64 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £32 and £42, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Santa Fe or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sanford.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Orlando airport include Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Easirent, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Horspower Car Rental and Advance Car And Truck Rental.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Orlando airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Easirent, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National and Fox.

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

  • A Standard car hire in Sanford costs £17 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Sanford costs £19 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Sanford costs £20 per day, on average.

  • In Sanford, cars are most frequently hired at Routes Car & Truck Rentals Orlando Airport (26 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Sanford costs £167 per week (£24 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Sanford costs £716 per month (£24 per day).

  • When driving mainly inside the city, an economy car is a great choice, as it fits into almost any parking spot, costs less per week, and does not use as much gas. When venturing out into the countryside as well, an SUV or minivan provide the necessary road grip and additional space. For the ultimate Florida sunshine experience, travelers may want to opt for a convertible.

  • Inside the city, unless otherwise indicated, 30 mph is usually permitted, with 20 mph in school or pedestrian zones. On rural interstates and highways, 70 mph is allowed, but bear in mind that these speed limits are only when weather and road conditions are good. Always adjust your speed to the conditions.

  • Travelers visiting Sanford should expect an average petrol price of $2.30 per gallon, but when refilling the tank at petrol stations like Sam’s Club or Mobil, prices can drop to $2.10. Credit cards are accepted everywhere, and make sure to check which exact type of petrol your hire car needs.

  • There are various parking opportunities in Sanford, including metered street parking, parking lots, or garages. In downtown, there are some parking houses around Commercial Street or Magnolia Avenue, and there are also parking lots further out of the city, such as 201 North Towne Road Parking or 308 West 1st Street Parking next to Lake Monroe.