Orlando Airport car rentalPhoto Credit: Orlando International Airport

Flying to Orlando? The theme park capital of the world is famous as the gateway to popular tourist attractions such as Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, and an easy road trip to popular Florida destinations like Tampa and St. Petersburg.

Orlando International Airport has a main passenger terminal made up of two distinct sides: A and B. Both international and domestic carriers are located on each end, so make sure to check the airport map before your flight. After landing and exiting your arrival gate, you'll take a quick monorail shuttle to the arrivals and baggage areas.

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According to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orlando is the largest market for rental cars anywhere in the world, so there are plenty of companies to choose from. The great thing about Orlando's airport is that there are many options to rent a car right inside the terminal without waiting for a bus to a far-flung lot. Eleven major rental car companies have offices inside the passenger terminal and there are another 20 companies with off-airport locations accessible via shuttle bus.

 

Rental Cars at MCO Airport

 

Travelers arriving at Orlando International Airport pick up their luggage on the second level of the airport, which can be either side A or B depending on the airline. (The A and B sides are easily walkable from one another.) For a few flights, luggage pickup may be on the first level. You'll find the on-site car rental offices on the first level of both sides A and B.

There are 11 rental car providers located at the airport:

Advantage Rent a Car (800) 777-5500
Return Location: 1 Airport Blvd, Orlando. When you start getting close to the airport, follow the signs for terminal A or B depending on your departing flight, and then look for signs in the far left lane directing you to the rental car drop-off area. Continue to look for signs that point you to the Advantage rental car drop-off location.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Alamo Rent a Car (800) 327-9633
Return Location: 1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando. When you get to the airport, follow signs for your departure terminal, and then look for directions to the rental car return area in the far left lane. Then, look for signs directing you to the Alamo lot.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

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Avis Rent a Car (800) 831-2847
Preferred Services: Avis offers a desk for Preferred members at MCO, inside the garage on the second level. This location closes at 1 am. You have the option of swapping your pre-assigned vehicle for another one at the Select & Go Upgrade Area—check the hangtags on the vehicles for the additional price.
Return Location: 1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando. Follow the highway signs for Terminal A or B, depending on your departing flight. Look for signs pointing you to the rental car drop-off area on the far-left side of the highway. Then, follow the signs for the Avis drop-off area.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Budget Car Rental (407) 825-1700
Preferred Services: Go to the Budget counter and follow signs for the Fastbreak line or kiosk, and then present your identification to receive the rental agreement. When dropping off the car, drop your keys in the Fastbreak box after writing down your final mileage and fuel details.
Return Location: 1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando. Follow the highway signs to Terminal A or B, and then check for signs pointing you to the rental car drop-off area on the far-left side of the highway. Then, look for signs pointing you to the Budget drop-off area.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Dollar Rent a Car (800) 800-4000
Return Location: 9201 Airport Blvd., Orlando. Head to the airport terminal where your flight will depart, and look for highway signs leading to the rental car return area on the left-hand side of the road. Further signs will direct you to the Dollar drop-off location.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

E-Z Rent a Car (800) 277-5171
Return Location: 1 Airport Blvd., Orlando. Head to the airport terminal of your departing flight, and look for the signs indicating the rental car return area on the left-hand side of the highway. Then, look for further signage indicating the E-Z Rent a Car return area.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car (844) 951-0601
Available Services: Self-service kiosks
Return Location: 1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando. Follow the highway signs to Terminal A or B, and then check for signs pointing you to the rental car drop-off area on the far-left side of the highway. Then, look for signs pointing you to the Budget drop-off area.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Hertz (407) 859-8400
Available Services: Self-service kiosks
Preferred Services: Gold Canopy Service, Gold Choice, and Prestige Service are available.
Return Location: 1 Airport Blvd., Orlando. Follow the highway signs to Terminal A or B, depending on where your flight departs. Continue to watch for a sign indicating the rental car return lot, located on the left-hand side of the highway. From there, note further signage indicating where to drop off your Hertz rental.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

National (800) 227-7368
Preferred Services: Emerald Aisle and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando. Follow the highway signs for Terminal A or B, depending on where your flight departs. From there, follow the signs for the rental car drop-off area on the left-hand side of the highway. You will then see further signs indicating the location of the National parking lot.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Payless Car Rental (407) 856-5539
Return Location: 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando. Follow the highway signs for either Terminal A or B as you enter the airport, and then look for the rental car drop-off sign on the left-hand side of the road. Further signs indicate the location for the Payless drop-off point.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 7 days, 6:00 am-12:00 am.

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Thrifty Car Rental (800) 367-2277
Return Location: 9302 Airport Blvd., Orlando. When entering Orlando International Airport, follow the signs to Terminal A or B. Continue to watch for a sign indicating the car rental drop-off lot on the left-hand side of the highway. Further signage indicates where to find the Thrifty car rental return lot.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

 

Off-Airport Rental Cars at MCO

 

Twenty companies—including Fox, Sixt and local options—have off-airport locations at MCO reachable by shuttle bus from the airport terminal. If renting from an off-airport location, follow the signs for ground transportation services on Level 1 to catch a shuttle to these offices.

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