Rental car from Avis in Abu Dhabi
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

$8.45 Per Day For Rental Cars Leaving Florida One Way — Spring 2018

If you are able to position yourself to rent a car from Florida and drive it out, now is the time to do so: how about a rental rate of as low as $8.45 per day for rental cars leaving Florida one way Spring 2018 to much of the eastern United States — such as Atlanta or Boston, for example?

$8.45 Per Day For Rental Cars Leaving Florida One Way — Spring 2018

One-Way car rental rates Florida
Sample reservation for a one-way rental from Tampa to New York with Avis. Source: Avis.

For example, you can rent a car from Avis for four days from Tampa to New York for only $87.50 total — which is unfortunately $23.42 more expensive than the $64.08 total for a similar rental last year — including all taxes and fees; and the car class can be economy, compact, midsize, standard, full size and even a passenger van, if you plan on hauling more people or cargo than any of the aforementioned car classes can handle.

One-Way car rental rates Florida
Sample reservation for a one-way rental from Tampa to New York with Avis when paying for the rental car in full in advance. Source: Avis.

Pay for the rental car in advance; and you save another $7.01 off of the rental — if you do not mind the restrictions associated with such a rate.

Other car rental companies — such as Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar and Enterprise, — are also offering similar rates of approximately nine dollars per day; and they may have similar terms and conditions as Avis, according to

This offer is good from many locations in Florida.

Details of this Offer Per Day

The classes of cars which are available for this offer are as follows:

Vehicle Class or Group
April 1, 2018 —
May 31, 2018
Economy — Group A $8.45 per day
Compact — Group B $8.45 per day
Midsize — Group C $8.45 per day
Standard — Group D $8.45 per day
Full Size — Group E $8.45 per day
Intermediate Sport Utility Vehicle — Group F $19.95 per day
Minivan — Group V $24.95 per day
Passenger Van — Group P $29.95 per day
Standard Sport Utility Vehicle — Group W $19.95 per day
Standard Elite Sport Utility Vehicle — Group S $19.95 per day
Convertible — Group K $14.95 per day

Terms and Conditions

  • This offer is valid for checkout between Sunday, April 1, 2018 and Thursday, May 31, 2018 for one-way rentals only; the vehicle must be picked up at a participating Florida location and returned to a different participating location outside of the state of Florida.
  • Rates require a rental period of a minimum of one day to a maximum of 14 consecutive days.
  • This offer is valid only on the aforementioned car groups.
  • Offers may not be available during holiday and other blackout periods; and rate surcharges during peak periods may apply.
  • This offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of reservation and may not be available on some rates at some times.
  • Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit requirements. Minimum age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old.
  • Rates are non-discountable; they may not be combined with any other AWD number, coupon, promotion or offer.
  • Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges may apply and are extra. Optional products such as LDW — $29.99 per day or less — and refueling are extra.
  • Rates are based on United States currency.


Rental car rates were as inexpensive as $4.95 per day out of Florida last year, but unfortunately, that rate is nowhere to be found this year. Rates are as low as $7.99 per day this year.

I wrote in this article that one of the 8 tips in which you can save money on renting cars is to rent one from Florida for $9.95; so anything less expensive is still a superior deal.

This sale with Avis starts on Sunday, April 1, 2018 and ends on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Last year, the offer extended into June; but the rate increased another five dollars per day. That does not seem to be available for this year.

One inexpensive way in which you may want to position yourself to a city in Florida is to use Megabus — although it is highly unlikely that you will be able to obtain a base fare of only one dollar; but you may still be able to procure a reasonable bus fare. This does not always work, as you have to account for expenses such as fuel for the rental car, food, and basic opportunity costs; but the discount can work in your favor if planned correctly.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.


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