For some reason, there are a lot of rental car lots in Florida bursting at the seams with cars they need to distribute to the rest of the country. That’s why several national rental companies are offering dirt-cheap — as little as $3/day — one-way rentals, just so long as you get those cars out of Florida.
On their website Alamo is touting $10/day rentals on compact/midsize cars and $12/day for standard/fullsize “if you’re driving out of Florida.” The rates are available if you rent the car between 4/5 and 5/21 and drop it off at any location in the contintental U.S. except Florida. You can have the rentals for up to 21 days.
This might not be a bad idea for folks in southeast and Gulf Coast states that need a car for a short term.
Hertz has an even cheaper — but more restrictive deal. You have to reserve by the end of March, but if you book certain one-way rentals out of Florida with them for between 4/5 and 6/30, you can get a car for as little as $3/day.
That deal is available for pickup from the following airports: Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach.
Unlike the Alamo deal, returns are limited to Hertz corporate locations in: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, or Wisconsin.
Also, this offer is only available for up to 4-day rentals.
If you’re interested in the Hertz deal, use the code “1WAY” when booking.
Other car companies are offering similar deals, so be sure to ask if you’re in need of a one-way rental out of Florida.