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Photograph ©2007 by Brian Cohen.

As Low as $9.95 Per Day, Drive Rental Cars to Florida and Atlanta One Way This Fall

$9.99 one way car rental to Florida or Atlanta fall 2016
Sample reservation for a one-way rental from New York to Tampa. Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: Hertz.

H ow does a rental rate of as low as $9.95 per day one way sound to you to rent a car from much of the eastern United States — such as New York or Boston, for example — and drive it to Atlanta and eleven destinations in Florida this fall?

If you are able to position yourself to do so, both Hertz and Budget Rent A Car currently have promotions which have similar offers.

As Low as $9.95 Per Day, Drive Rental Cars to Florida and Atlanta One Way This Fall

Hertz has this offer in effect right now

for six originating rental car locations — with more locations to be added in October and November — and Budget Rent A Car also has a similar offer in effect from rental car locations in Boston and New York; but it only lasts through Monday, October 31, 2016. With both offers, you can rent a vehicle — economy car class through full size car class groups as well as convertibles — for up to a maximum period of 14 consecutive days.

Details of the Hertz Offer Per Day

Keep in mind that only select classes of cars which are available for this offer will actually start at a rental rate of $9.99 per day and is not similar to the offers of some rental car companies where that flat rate is applicable to more or all eligible classes of cars.

For the example shown on the right of renting a car for four days on a one-way trip from New York to Tampa, the rate of $9.99 per day applies to economy and compact car classes — as well as something known as a “managers special” where the class of car is a mystery. Your total cost for the rental — including all taxes and fees but no options — is $56.05 for four days.

If you want a larger vehicle, be prepared to pay such rates as $11.99 per day for vehicles in the intermediate car class and $15.99 per day for vehicles in the full size car class — which are still good rates; but they are not $9.99 per day.

Also keep in mind that although this special discount is valid through Saturday, December 10, 2016, not all origination rental car locations have the same start date.

The rate is subject to increase — or fees may apply — in the event of early or late returns of vehicles. Advertised rate applies to time and mileage charges only. These are not included in the discount.

Hertz Pick Up Locations

Vehicle pick up locations subject to change — contact Hertz for details — but you can pick up your vehicle at the following locations through Saturday, December 10, 2016 as of:

Right Now
  • Albany International Airport — ALB — Albany, New York
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport — BUF — Buffalo, New York
  • Charleston Yeager Airport — CRW — Charleston, West Virginia
  • Islip MacArthur Airport — ISP — Islip, New York
  • Philadelphia International Airport — PHL — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Portland Maine International Jetport — PWM — Portland, Maine
  • TF Green Airport — PVD — Providence, Rhode Island
Sunday, October 9, 2016
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport — BWI — Baltimore, Maryland
  • Boston Logan International Airport — BOS — Boston, Massachusetts
  • Bradley International Airport — BDL — Hartford, Connecticut
  • Burlington Airport — BTV — Burlington, Vermont
  • Dulles international Airport — IAD — Dulles, Virginia
  • New York City JFK Airport — JFK — New York City, New York
  • New York City LaGuardia Airport — LGA — New York City, New York
  • Newark International Airport — EWR — Newark, New Jersey
  • Pittsburgh International Airport — PIT — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport — RDU — Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Richmond International Airport — RIC — Richmond, Virginia
  • Rochester International Airport — ROC — Rochester, New York
  • Syracuse Hancock Airport — SYR — Syracuse, New York
  • Westchester County Airport — HPN — White Plains, New York
  • Washington National Airport — DCA — Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, November 27, 2016
  • Charleston International Airport — CHS — Charleston, South Carolina
  • Norfolk Airport Counter — ORF — Norfolk, Virginia
  • Roanoke Regional Airport — ROA — Roanoke, Virginia

Hertz Drop Off Locations

You can drop off your vehicle at the following locations by Saturday, December 10, 2016:

  • Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport — ATL — Atlanta, Georgia
  • Daytona Airport — DAB — Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Ft. Lauderdale International Airport — FLL — Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Fort Myers Southwest International Airport — RSW — Fort Myers, Florida
  • Melbourne International Airport — MLB — Melbourne, Florida
  • Miami International Airport — MIA — Miami, Florida
  • Naples Airport — APF — Naples, Florida
  • Orlando International Airport — MCO — Orlando, Florida
  • Palm Beach International Airport — PBI — West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Sarasota Bradenton Airport — SRQ — Sarasota, Florida
  • St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport — PIE — Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • Tampa International Airport — TPA — Tampa, Florida

Details of the Budget Rent A Car Offer Per Day

This offer is valid for checkout through Monday, October 31, 2016 for one-way rentals only where the vehicle must be picked up at a participating rental car location in New York or Boston and returned to a participating rental car location in Florida. Use BCD # D897800 to reserve a vehicle for this promotion.

Car Class Daily Weekly
Economy — Group A $9.95 per day $68.95 per week
Compact — Group B $14.95 per day $103.95 per week
Midsize — Group C $15.95 per day $110.95 per week
Standard — Group D $17.95 per day $124.95 per week
Full Size — Group E $19.95 per day $138.95 per week
Premium $29.95 per day $208.95 per week
Luxury $69.95 per day $488.95 per week
Intermediate SUV — Group F $34.95 per day $243.95 per week
Standard SUV — Group W $39.95 per day $278.95 per week
Standard Elite SUV — Group S $49.95 per day $348.95 per week
Minivan — Group V $49.95 per day $348.95 per week
Passenger Van $139.95 per day $978.95 per week
Full Size SUV — Group Z $99.95 per day $698.95 per week
Premium Full Size SUV — Group L $119.95 per day $799.95 per week
Convertible $29.95 per day $208.95 per week

Select Terms and Conditions of Both Offers

Offers may not be available during holiday and other blackout periods; and rate surcharges during peak periods may apply.

These offers are subject to vehicle availability at the time of reservation and may not be available on some rates at some times, as not all vehicles, vehicle equipment and services are available at all locations.

Renter must meet Hertz and Budget Rent A Car age, driver, credit and qualifying rate requirements of the renting location. Minimum age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old.

These offers cannot be discounted; have no cash value; and may not be used with Pre-Pay Rates, Tour Rates, Insurance Replacement Rates or Hourly Rentals — and these offers cannot be combined with any other discount code or number, certificate, coupon, voucher, offer or promotion.

Various taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges may apply and are extra. Optional products — such as LDW and refueling — are extra.

Rates are based on United States currency.

Other terms and conditions may apply.


Every spring, car rental companies offer discounts for renters to move cars out of the state of Florida from select locations — such as this offer where you could have rented a car one-way for as low as $7.95 per day earlier this year — so a similar promotion in the fall to move cars back into the state of Florida makes sense.

Hertz and Budget Rent A Car seem to be the only car rental companies which offers these special rates at the time this article was written; but if the past is any indication, do not be surprised if other car rental companies eventually offer similar deals on renting cars and driving them to Florida one way.

These deals can save you a significant amount of money on renting a car if you can manage this to work in your favor — provided that you have a way to travel in the opposite direction in a manner which will not cost a lot of money or time.

Photograph ©2007 by Brian Cohen.


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