Car rental in Gainesville, FL, United States

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Gainesville: More Than Just a University Town

Whether you're visiting the University of Florida or exploring the arts and culture available in Gainesville, car rental is a great option when you travel through this city. Since Gainesville spans more than 64 square miles, having your own transportation makes it easy to explore and avoid the traffic.

The Layout

It's easy to navigate here by car even if you're unfamiliar with the area because the streets are laid out in a grid. The city center is Main Street and University Avenue in downtown Gainesville, and it's surrounded by four quadrants. Avenues, places, roads, and lanes run east and west while drives, streets, and terraces run north to south. Most streets are also numbered.

The University

The Gainesville Airport is located just a 12-minute drive from the University of Florida in normal traffic, approximately 5 miles away. If you're staying on campus, you'll have fast car access to many of the city's attractions. In fact, right on campus you'll find the Florida Museum of Natural History. This attraction is one of the jewels of the area, featuring a butterfly garden and exhibits that detail the state's cultural traditions and distinctive habitats.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Sweetwater Wetlands Park is about 2.5 miles south of the university and can be accessed by car in just five minutes. You'll see wildlife ranging from alligators and turtles to horses and cranes as you stroll the boardwalk nature trails. Keep your eyes open to catch a glimpse of colorful birds and enjoy the region's diverse plant life.

If you're up for a slightly longer drive, head just 18 minutes north of Sweetwater in your car rental to the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation. This preserve is home to 28 animal species and more than 75 individual animals, including big cats.

Interested in Gainesville? Book your ideal rental car to get the most out of your trip.

Gainesville, FL, United States

Car rental companies in Gainesville, FL, United States

    Car Rental Requirements in the United States

    • Minimum Age

      For most car rental companies around the world, the minimum age requirement is 25. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 might be subject to additional local fees and may not be allowed to book vehicles under the Premium, Specialty, SUV, Minivan, Van, Convertible, Utility and Luxury Vehicle categories. Additional drivers must be at least 25 years old.

    • Driver’s License

      Each driver must present a full, valid and original national driver's license held for minimum of 2 years. If your license is not in a language used in your destination country, an International Driver's Permit to accompany your national driver's license is highly recommended.

    • ID or Passport

      Each driver must present a valid and original photo ID or passport.

    • International Credit Card

      The renter must present a personal credit card, valid in the country of pick-up with enough funds to put a hold for a security deposit. Third-party credit cards will not be accepted. The car rental company is solely responsible for approving the provided credit card. Online prepayment does not exempt the renter from providing a valid international credit card during vehicle pick-up. The rental company will place a hold in the amount of the security deposit and, when applicable, any additional local fees not covered in the prepaid voucher on the card provided at the rental location.

    • Prepaid Booking Voucher

      You must present a printout of the Booking Confirmation Voucher at the rental location. This document officially confirms all agreed upon services, payment conditions, rates, discounts, as well as vehicle availability within the group selected.

    • Important Information

      Car rental companies reserve the right to refuse service to underage or unlicensed drivers, those with poor credit history or individuals otherwise considered liabilities by the rental company.

    What to know before renting a car in Gainesville

    • How many car rental locations are there in Gainesville?

      in Gainesville there are 3 locations at 3 car rental companies.

    • Which categories are available for rent in Gainesville?

      Pickup, Van, Full-Size, Special, Minivan, Compact, Midsize, Convertible, Economy, Standard, Mini, Premium, Luxury, SUV.


    Proteções do veículo Vehicle protections

    Rental car protections usually have the abbreviations CDW and LDW and protect the vehicle from robbery and damage in the event of collisions or accidents.

    Proteções à terceiros Third party protection

    The protections against third parties have several abbreviations, such as ALI, SLI and others. In general, they protect the vehicle from third parties involved in collisions with your rental car.

    Caução Security deposit

    To pick up the car you must leave a security deposit, also called a pre-authorization. The amount is "blocked" on the renter's credit card and "unlocked" after the return of the car on the same conditions.

    Opcionais Optional items

    It is possible to add optional items to your reservation, such as GPS, child car seat or booster seat. Take advantage of those items so you don’t have to worry about it later!

    Condutor adicional Additional driver

    If someone else is sharing the wheel with you, they need to be added to the car rental agreement as an additional driver and meet the same documentation and minimum age requirements as the main driver or renter.

    Quilometragem Mileage

    Check if your reservation has free mileage or not. Free mileage means you can ride as much as you like with the rental car and you will not pay extra depending on the ride.

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