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From its numerous picturesque waterways to its pumping nightlife and charming southern hospitality, Jacksonville is full of surprises, fun, and adventures. Grab a car rental at Jacksonville Airport when you land to hit the ground running and explore everything this city has to offer. Sunny Florida awaits!
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Picking up your car rental Jacksonville, FL Airport
It’s easy to pick up a rental car at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). There are at least eight rental companies on-site at the airport, including Alamo Jacksonville Airport, National, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty Car Rentals. You will find all of these brands inside the terminal building on the lower level opposite the baggage claim area.
When you collect your keys, the agent will direct you to the rental car area just outside the terminal so you can start your Jacksonville FL trip straight away.
If you would like to get a rental car from an off-airport location, you can use the free pick up service to get to the depot of your chosen supplier.
Getting around in your car rental in Jacksonville
Jacksonville is a major city, with the added twist that it is interspersed with waterways and bridges, making it a unique driving experience. Keep these Jacksonville driving tips in mind when hitting the road:
- Jacksonville is a growing city and tends to have a lot of roadworks. Use online GPS like Google Maps or Waze to avoid the worst of it.
- There are 9 bridges across the city. Take a look at a map before you arrive to get your bearings.
- Floridians are known for not using their turn signals, so keep an eye on cars around you just in case.
- Only use the left lane to pass other vehicles.
- Downtown Jacksonville has over 44,000 public parking spaces available at a rate of US$2 per hour on weekdays 8:00am - 6:00pm, and is free after 6:00pm and on weekends. Some meters still only take quarters, so carry change with you.
Things to do and see in Jacksonville with your JAX rental car
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens covers 122 hectares and is home to more than 2,000 animals. From tigers and jaguars to giraffes and much more, this is a wonderful spot to spend the day wandering. Head to this wonderful place with your Jacksonville Airport car rental to get up and close with nature.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
What was once the home of a famous art collector is now a beautiful museum and gardens. There’s an interactive exhibit for the kids, gorgeous European-inspired gardens, and a stunning collection of art.
Little Talbot Island
Take a drive out to Little Talbot Island to take a stroll on the boardwalks and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. It’s also a great spot to go bird-watching and search for seashells.
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
The Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is one of the best surfing spots in Jacksonville, but it’s also the place to go for hiking and biking near the city. Or, head out on the water for fishing and paddleboarding.
Top tips for car rentals in Jacksonville, FL
Once you’ve made your way around the attractions in town, be sure to leave time for a road trip. Head south through Orlando in your rental car and down the coast to West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale before finishing up in Miami for the classic Floridian roadie. Alternatively, make your way north for more history and classic hospitality in a Charleston car hire adventure.
If you’re looking for the best deals on rental cars at Jacksonville Airport, your best bet is to compare prices in the same place, book early, and return your vehicle to Jacksonville Airport, as one-way rentals typically incur an additional fee.
For those planning to cruise down the Florida coast to Miami, it’s worth splashing out on a soft-top rental so you can enjoy those ocean views with the wind in your hair.
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Jacksonville Airport car rental: Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to rent a car in Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)?
The cost of rental cars in Jacksonville depends on several factors, but you can compare up-to-the-minute prices right here. Minimize the cost by comparing deals, booking early, and returning your vehicle to the same place you picked it up.
Rental cars in Jacksonville can cost anywhere from US$56 per day to US$600 per day or more, depending on the type of vehicle you’re hiring, when you book, and season. Please note that generally, monthly car rental is cheaper so you may want to plan ahead.
Which car rental companies are located at Jacksonville, FL Airport?
There are at least eight car rental companies at Jacksonville International Airport, including Alamo, National Car Rental Jacksonville Airport, Avis, Budget Car Rental Jacksonville Airport, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Jacksonville?
You have to be 21 years of age or older to rent a car in Jacksonville. However, drivers aged 21-24 may incur additional young driver fees.
Which car rental companies in Jacksonville have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Most major car rental brands have updated their policies in response to the coronavirus, including more in-depth cleaning between hires, mask-wearing indoors, hand sanitiser at the rental desks, and other measures. Ask your rental supplier about which measures they have in place.
Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off-site?
It is usually cheaper to rent a car in an off airport location or in the city compared with hiring at the airport, due to additional airport fees. If you are unsure, compare the cost of picking up a car rental at Jacksonville Intl Airport and picking one up in the city. The convenience of picking up a rental car when you land may be well worth the additional fee, or you might prefer to take public transport into town and pick up a car rental there for extra savings.
Where are the car rental counters at Jacksonville FL Airport?
To pick up your on-airport JAX car rental, proceed to the rental counters at Jacksonville Intl Airport, located inside the terminal building on the lower level next to the baggage claim area.
To find the Rental Car Return location, you may go directly into the ground floor parking garage to drop off your vehicle.
What should I bring with me when I collect my car at Jacksonville Airport?
When picking up a rental car at Jacksonville Airport you will need the following:
- Driver's license of all the named drivers
- Credit card in the name of the hirer. This should have enough funds to cover any of the security deposit options
- Passport / I.D.
If you plan on adding additional authorized drivers to the rental car, they will also need to present their own valid driver's license. Remember only the permitted drivers are allowed to drive the rental vehicle.
Can I collect a car from Jacksonville FL and return it somewhere else?
Yes, you can book a one-way rental from Jacksonville Airport. Simply uncheck the ‘return to same location’ box when comparing rental cars and enter your preferred drop-off location. This will automatically show vehicles you can rent one-way. Please note that one-way bookings usually incur an additional fee. Always read your rental agreement to understand the terms and conditions regarding one-way hires.
What is the speed limit in Jacksonville?
The speed limit in Jacksonville is typically 30mph, and 60mph on bypasses. However, be sure to always check the signs and drive to the conditions. Always follow the recommended speed limits while on your car rental Jacksonville Florida road trip .
Is there unlimited mileage in my Jacksonville FL car rental?
Most of the Jackson Airport car rental companies offer unlimited mileage. On each listing, you will be able to view if this option is available. If not, you'll be able to check the additional rates for extra miles.