Car Rental

All our Cars are supplied Alamo. All cars come with air conditioning, automatic transmission, radio/CD and unlimited mileage as standard.

We recommend a car size based on the number of people travelling, however we cannot know how much luggage you will take or how large your luggage is so you are welcome to change from the recommended car to one that will suit your own requirements. We try and describe the boot (trunk) size as accurately as possible but American boot sizes tend to be a bit smaller than ours so please upgrade with us if you need to. It is often cheaper to upgrade here before you go than to do it on arrival.

At Orlando airport, Alamo now offer you a chance to choose your car!  Simply select the make, model and even the colour of the car you like from the row of the car type you’ve booked and off you go.  If the car you booked is not available you will be upgraded free of charge.


Alamo Car Hire

Our basic package provides you with 3rd party liability cover up to state minimum (between $0 to $30,000). It does not include extended 3rd party protection (EP) and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) which covers you for damage to your own hire car. Mandatory taxes and airport fees are also not included and will be payable on arrival.

However, we offer 2 great packages that you can upgrade to that include all taxes and fees and the fully comprehensive CDW insurance-

Fully Inclusive – includes extended Third Party liability cover up to $1 million, CDW, all pre-payable taxes and surcharges and 1 additional driver.

Gold Plus – includes everything in Fully Inclusive with up to 3 additional drivers, child seats, underage driver fees and a tank of fuel.

If you have taken our Fully Inclusive or Gold Plus package there is NO excess to pay if you have an accident or damage the car. The only exception to this is if you have invalidated the car insurance eg by drink driving etc.


Basic Fully Inclusive Gold Plus
Unlimited mileage Red tick TCD Red tick TCD Red tick TCD
24-hour roadside assistance Red tick TCD Red tick TCD Red tick TCD
Third Party Liability (state min) Red tick TCD Red tick TCD Red tick TCD
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) Red tick TCD Red tick TCD
$1 million liability coverage (LP) Red tick TCD Red tick TCD
State/local surcharges Red tick TCD Red tick TCD
State/local taxes Red tick TCD Red tick TCD
Airport user fee Red tick TCD Red tick TCD
Additional drivers (up to 3) Red tick TCD
Tank of fuel Red tick TCD
Underage drivers Red tick TCD
Infant seat and deposit Red tick TCD
One-way rental charge

Driving Licences

You need a full UK licence to hire a car.  There is no minimum time for having had a licence.  You must have your original with you, either the plastic photo card or the old style paper licence.  A faxed copy is not acceptable.  You are not required to provide Alamo with a print out of your endorsements. USA or Canadian licences are not accepted.

Credit Cards

You need to provide a credit card or a major bank Visa/Mastercard debit card in the lead drivers’ name. The card will be swiped for security purposes but not charged.  It will also be used for any locally purchased items.


You have the option to pre-pay for a tank of fuel and return empty or you can take the car with a full tank of fuel and return it full at the end of the rental.  A full tank of fuel is included with the Platinum package.  All cars run on unleaded petrol unless otherwise stated.  At petrol stations you are usually required to pre-pay for your fuel before you fill up.

Minimum Ages

Only over 21’s can rent a car in the USA with Alamo.  If you are between 21-24 years (inclusive) a Young Drivers Surcharge of $25 + tax per day will be added to your rental, payable locally.  If you have chosen the Platinum package these charges are included.  Some car groups have a restriction of 25 years.


GPS can be pre purchased in advance through Travel City Direct from as little as £5 per day.  GPS can be purchased locally from $12 + tax per day.

One Way Car Hire

One ways are free within Florida, meaning you can pick your car up in Orlando and drop it off in Miami, giving you free rein to explore the State.

Grace Period

Alamo operates on a 24hr clock and thanks to our special arrangement, cars can be returned within a 2 hour grace period from the time the car was collected.

Fly Drive Holidays

A Fly Drive holiday is a great way to make the most of your time in Florida. With it’s thrilling theme parks, fantastic beaches and vibrant cities such as Miami & Fort Lauderdale it offers you the freedom and flexibility to explore the sunshine state.  Plus there are no one – way drop off fees in Florida, so you could pick up your car in Orlando and leave it in Miami – giving you even more reasons to explore Florida without ever having to worry how to get your car back to your pick-up  rental location.

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