Save on Rental Cars Leaving Florida One Way Spring 2020 — But…

Last year, I wrote this article about how you can rent a car from Florida and drive it out one way to much of the eastern United States for a rental rate of as low as $7.19 per day, if you can position yourself to do so…

Save on Rental Cars Leaving Florida One Way Spring 2020 — But…

…but this year, the going rate is no less expensive than $19.99 per day — and that rate is offered by Hertz, by Enterprise, by Dollar Rent A Car, and by Alamo Rent A Car; while you can use rentalcars.com to search for slightly more expensive deals from National Car Rental, Avis, Budget, and other rental car companies.

The synopsis of the deals — of which you can find out additional details by clicking on the provided links — are as follows:

  • Hertz
    • Rent one-way from Florida starting at $19.99 per day for a maximum of 14 days.
    • Valid on Economy through Full-size rentals through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
    • Available at participating Florida locations on rentals returned to a participating location outside Florida.
    • Blackout periods may apply.
  • Enterprise
    • Offer valid for one-way rentals picked up at participating Florida locations and returned to a participating Enterprise location in the continental United States outside of the state of Florida.
    • Offer valid for reservations picked up through Sunday, May 31, 2020 from participating locations in Florida.
    • Offer rate as low as:
      • $19.99 base rate per day applies to Economy through Full Size vehicles.
      • $22.99 base rate per day applies to Intermediate sport utility vehicles.
      • $24.99 base rate per day applies to Standard sport utility vehicles and Minivans.
    • Base rate excludes taxes, fees and surcharges.
  • Dollar Rent A Car
    • Base Rates starting at $19.99.
    • Eligible pick-up dates through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
    • Blackout periods may apply.
    • Available for Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, and Full-size vehicles.
  • Alamo Rent A Car
    • Offer valid for one-way rentals picked up at participating Florida locations and returned to a participating Alamo location in the continental United States outside of the state of Florida.
    • Offer valid for reservations picked up through Sunday, May 31, 2020 from participating locations in Florida.
    • Offer rate as low as:
      • $19.99 base rate per day applies to Economy through Full-size cars.
      • $22.00 base rate per day applies to Intermediate sport utility vehicles.
      • $24.99 base rate per day applies to Minivans.
    • Base rate excludes taxes, fees and surcharges.

Summary

Rental car rates were as inexpensive as $4.95 per day out of Florida in 2017, but unfortunately, that rate is nowhere to be found this year. Rates are as low as $14.95 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; but $19.99 per day is better than no deal at all.

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.

Ensure that you do your research and be able to take advantage of these offers, as plans can go awry due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.


 

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2 thoughts on “Save on Rental Cars Leaving Florida One Way Spring 2020 — But…”

  1. colleen says:

    Just be aware for “positioning”: Florida imposes a 14-day quarantine on any visitors from the NY/NJ/CT or NOLA regions. Don’t get caught in a bad situation. Traffic stops (similar to DUI checkpoints) on I-95 and I-10.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      That was part of what I was referring to pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, colleen — and I agree with you: don’t get caught in a bad situation.

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