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Car Rental Jacksonville Helpful Guide

Guide to Hiring a Car in Jacksonville, Florida


With its rich history, sprawling parks, and a unique blend of cultures, Jacksonville is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. Opting to hire a car in Jacksonville ensures you get to explore every corner of this sprawling city at your own pace. Let's break down what you need to know about car hire and traversing Jacksonville's streets.

1. Benefits of Hiring a Car in Jacksonville:

Freedom to Explore: Jacksonville is expansive. Renting a car allows you to move from urban areas to natural parks and beaches seamlessly.

Convenience: Avoid waiting for public transport or relying on ride-sharing apps. With a car at your disposal, you set your schedule.

Cost-Effective: Especially if traveling with family or friends, renting a car can be more economical than multiple public transport fares.

Comfort: Travel in the comfort of a car suitable to your needs, ensuring your journey is as enjoyable as your destination.

2. Distance to Nearest Airport:

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX): Positioned approximately 13 miles north of downtown Jacksonville, it typically takes 15-20 minutes by car via I-95 S.

3. Tolls, Road Conditions, and Traffic:

Tolls: Jacksonville primarily has free-flowing roads, but if you're venturing out to other parts of Florida, be prepared for potential tolls. Consider equipping your rental with an electronic toll transponder.

Road Conditions: Jacksonville's roads and highways are generally well-maintained, ensuring a smooth drive.

Traffic: As with any major city, Jacksonville experiences rush hour traffic, especially during weekday mornings and late afternoons. Always account for potential traffic when planning your routes.

4. Recommended Attractions & Distances/Routes:

Riverside Historic District: Only 2 miles from the city center, it’s a quick 5-7 minute drive. This district offers trendy boutiques, eateries, and historic architecture.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: Located 7 miles north of downtown, a 10-15 minute drive via I-95 N.

Museum of Science & History (MOSH): Situated just 1 mile south of downtown, easily accessible in 5 minutes via Main St Bridge.

Atlantic Beach: Approximately 17 miles to the east, around a 30-minute drive via Atlantic Blvd.

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens: A mere 2 miles from downtown, you can reach it in about 5 minutes via Riverside Ave.

5. Handy Driving Tips:

Stay Informed: Keep an eye on local traffic reports, especially during events or festivals which can increase traffic volume.

Parking: Downtown Jacksonville offers numerous parking garages and metered street parking. Familiarize yourself with rates and hours of operation.

Navigation Aids: To aid your exploration, use reliable navigation apps or GPS systems that offer real-time traffic updates.


Renting a car in Jacksonville is the golden ticket to uncovering all the charms this diverse city holds. Whether you're drawn to its historical districts, enticed by its cultural landmarks, or eager to relax on its sandy shores, a rental car paves the way for an immersive Jacksonville experience.

Current Rental Rates in Jacksonville

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.65 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 214.61 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 31.86 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 223.08 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 33.75 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 236.26 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 89.82 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 628.77 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.38 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 261.67 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Jacksonville: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • St. Augustine: Explore the historic streets, Castillo de San Marcos, and beautiful beaches in America's oldest city, just a short drive from Jacksonville with your rental car.

  • Amelia Island: Enjoy the pristine beaches, charming downtown area, and historic sites such as Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island, easily accessible by rental car from Jacksonville.

  • Jacksonville Beach: Cruise along the coast and spend a day soaking up the sun, surfing, or strolling along the Jacksonville Beach boardwalk with the convenience of your rental car.

  • Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens: Drive to this renowned museum and botanical garden in Jacksonville, showcasing an impressive collection of art and stunning landscapes to explore at your leisure with your rental car.

  • Kingsley Plantation: Take a scenic drive to this historic plantation on Fort George Island, where you can tour the preserved plantation house, slave quarters, and scenic grounds with the flexibility of your rental car.


Jacksonville - Popular Destinations

  • St. Augustine - Approximately 40 miles
  • Amelia Island - Approximately 30 miles
  • Savannah, Georgia - Approximately 140 miles
  • Orlando - Approximately 140 miles
  • Daytona Beach - Approximately 90 miles

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Jacksonville

No.1: AVIS,
based on 2562 reviews
18 min (average wait time)
based on 4617 reviews
14 min (average wait time)
No.2: HERTZ,
based on 2787 reviews
19 min (average wait time)

Jacksonville car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Budget US Corporate
  • € 214.55
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 30.65
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 14
    Most Popular Type:
  • 5
    Most popular model:
    Chrysler 300
  • 67
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Jacksonville

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