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Panama City, FL, United States
1 Jul — 8 Jul
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Panama City, FL, United States
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Panama City car rental information

Pick-up locationPanama City
Rental locations12
Airport locations7

Panama City car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (107 reviews)
1 location in Panama City
Alamo
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy+1 844 370 3972
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent12 Jun 2021
Pros: Easy!Cons: Price!
10.0 Excellent11 Jun 2021
Pros: Very Friendly Staff and Also no waiting once we arrived. Had everything ready to go for us! It was a very pleasant and Smooth Process!!
4.0 Okay5 Jun 2021
Pros: The car was clean and worked great!Cons: The wait was ridiculous! I waited over an hour and a half after I had paid and checked in. I was told I would receive a phone call when my vehicle was ready in approximately 30 minutes but didn't receive a call at all. After an hour I went back in line and when I finally reached the counter was told they couldn't find my order! Terrible service.
10.0 Excellent23 May 2021
Pros: Reserved a car through Priceline for Panama Beach to be picked up at the airport. Our original flight was cancelled and we arrived 3 hours later than originally planned. The rental company counters were all extremely busy, and I could overhear a lot of people trying to rent cars who had not made reservations, so I was worried they might not have held our reservation for us but they still had our reservation, and the type of vehicle we requested.
10.0 Excellent25 Apr 2021
Pros: This was the first time we used Alamo car rental. The customer service was phenomenal.
4.0 Okay20 Apr 2021
Cons: Mini van was filthy. Food caked to back seat . Really bad odor to vehicle. Alamo did compensate part of the rental back
8.0 Excellent9 Apr 2021
Cons: When securing vehicle online there was not transparency that the price did not include all applicable fees. When I picked up car $200 extra in fees were added. I thought the car that we got a Mazda 6 was not worth $650
2.0 Mediocre10 Jan 2021
Cons: They overbooked cars and didn’t have a car for me, leaving me stranded with my kids after an entire day of flying.
10.0 Excellent15 Dec 2020
Pros: Loved the car! Low mileage and super clean.Cons: Nothing at all. And the staff at Panama City Beach (ECP) was very kind and helpful and efficient.
7.2 Good20 Oct 2020
Pros: Car was the perfect size for our need an got great gas mileage- it was also very clean! Drop-off was quick and easy!Cons: Pick up was terrible. Only one slow-moving employee with five customers in line... picking up took about an hour.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (56 reviews)
3 locations in Panama City
Enterprise
Locations in Panama City
1104 W 15th St+1 850 872 9206
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2024 W 23rd St+1 850 747 1110
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6300 West Bay Pkwy+1 833 740 1725
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 May 2021
Pros: Fast and friendlyCons: Price
8.8 Excellent1 Nov 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful.Cons: Information on how to drop off
2.0 Mediocre31 Oct 2020
Cons: Did bot have the car promised 3 times, substitute was not workable due to a seat maintenance problem but they tried to rent it to me anyway
6.4 Good9 Jun 2020
Pros: The staff was great. No issues with pick up and drop box was fairly straight forward.Cons: The car smelled heavily of smoke when we got it. The power steering was making odd noises (may require additional power steering fluid). The right rear tire gave a lower pressure warning after having the car for a few hours. No issues after filling it up so didn't appear to be a structural issue.
8.4 Excellent9 Feb 2020
Pros: Great location and staff. Especially Jessica Scott. She was wonderful helping set up my rental.Cons: They even offered me a ride after I dropped the car off.... nothing could have been better.
9.6 Excellent30 Nov 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, drop off very quickCons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent6 Feb 2019
Pros: Edwin was super helpful!! Quick easy checkout and return
10.0 Excellent7 Dec 2018
Pick up and drop off was very quick and easyPros: The car got extremely good gas mileage eco friendly car
4.0 Okay23 Nov 2018
Cons: The vehicle I reserved was not available....again Windshield was filthy...could not see out of it.
10.0 Excellent3 Mar 2018
The staff at Enterprise were super fantastic!Pros: They assisted me when I was in a pinch.Cons: Nothing...best service of all!
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.5 Good (76 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
Budget
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Parkway+1 850 763 0108
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
731 North Highway 231+1 850 769 2449
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Pros: Drop off and pick.up was quick and easy.
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2021
Cons: We rented a car for pick up at 12pm on Saturday. They didn’t tells us they close at noon and don’t open until Monday. Scam
10.0 Excellent21 Mar 2021
Cons: The area where the cars are located were out in the open..not good when weather is bad...and sinage was a bit difficult..hard to find the Budget areas..
10.0 Excellent9 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly. Drop-off was super easy.Cons: The car wasn't ready when I arrived and I had to wait about 25 minutes before it was & that was frustrating.
10.0 Excellent22 Feb 2021
Pros: Friendly staff. Easy process.Cons: N/A
4.0 Okay6 Oct 2020
Pros: Car was clean and easy to use electronicallyCons: Unscrupulous practices in upselling I have never heard of before. Will NEVER use Budget again.
4.4 Okay21 Jul 2020
Pros: Pick up/ drop off was quick and easy.Cons: The car got a flat tire. I called the emergency roadside number and was told it would be at least 3 hours before somebody could get to the car. I put the donut on the car and spent the next 2 hours talking to customer service and getting rerouted to another person/number before I finally just gave up. Drove the car on the interstate with a donut on it over an hour back to the Budget office. Nobody at the desk so just left the keys in the drop box.
4.0 Okay21 Jun 2020
Pros: Didn’t really like anything, except the fact that the car didn’t break down.Cons: I had to get three different cars, before I found one that smelled OK. The first two have been smoked in, and when I went back for the third I got some lip from the guy at the desk. I got into the third car, it had been smoked in as well and had not been cleaned. This time they had to use some cherry air freshener, so It smelled like fruity cigarettes. How nice. Also, the car oil change light was on. They did comp my gas, which was nice, but I would rather have paid for my gas and not smelled cherry cigs.
2.0 Mediocre31 Dec 2019
Pros: I didn’t like anything... Budget refused to honor the reservation.Cons: It would have been nice if they honored the reservation
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2019
Pros: Honestly, nothingCons: We never even got the car. I reserved it for my workers to pick up. I made sure i put it in one of my guys names and paid for it with my card. When they got there they couldnt get it because i wasnt along! The girl at the desk was not helpful at all. Now im thankful for Uber tho!
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.1 Good (62 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
Hertz
Locations in Panama City
2106 W 15th Street+1 850 913 9112
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
6401 West Bay Parkway+1 850 235 2201
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun 2021
Cons: Pick up location was not what I had designated
10.0 Excellent24 May 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. Car was really nice.Cons: When I rented I could have sworn it said I was renting from the Panama City Airport but not so. We had to take a cab to the Hertz location somewhere in the middle of town. Airport Hertz said there was no way to change it. It was logistically challenging. Kayak or Hertz should do a better job of clarifying that the rental is not at the airport.
8.0 Excellent16 May 2021
Cons: The sales rep came thru when airlines delays prevented pickup at the scheduled time.
2.0 Mediocre2 May 2021
Cons: System allowed a 12pm pickup. The facility closed at 12pm. NOBODY CALLED FOR MY STATUS OR BETTER YET STAYED UNIL I ARRIVED. I arrived shortly after 12pm and the facility was closed. This was Saturday and we were STRANDED WITH NO CARS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE.
2.0 Mediocre24 Oct 2020
Cons: Hertz notified me one day in advance that they did NOT have the vehicle I reserved almost one month in advance. They reported that there were none available nearby and there was no upgrade available either! I am still waiting for them to refund my money!
6.0 Good29 Sep 2020
Pros: N/A see note belowCons: We booked through Kayak when we arrived there was no record of our booking. So we rented two days later from Avis. Also I tried to book through AAA they said you had no agency in the airport you do. I picked okay as a rating because I don’t think it was your fault but you lost a sale and I thought you should know because in the past you have been excellent.
6.0 Good29 Sep 2020
Pros: Great fuel economy.Cons: Car smelled badly of smoke at pickup
2.0 Mediocre24 Jul 2020
Pros: NOTHING.. I FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU GET A CONFIRMATION NUMBER THAT SHOULD BE A DONE DEAL..Cons: I recieved a confirmation number after speaking with a customer repetitive and got there to pick up my rental and was denied.. I made sure to let them know exactly what type of card was being used.. I was told NO PROBLEM EVERYTHING in order ready to go.. I get there with EVERYTHING I was told to have then denied due to credit check .. They were told I had NO CREDIT GOOD OR BAD.. I was told everything was in order NO PROBLEM not having ANY CREDIT..
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2020
Pros: NOTHING!Cons: We were unable to pick up the car due to Hertz wanting more money, even though we had already paid for the reservation in full through Kayak. This was not stated when we booked the car or in subsequent emails from Hertz.
10.0 Excellent14 Dec 2019
Pros: Everything was super easy to deal with.Cons: Nothing, everything was up to par
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.3 Good (29 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
Avis
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Parkway+1 850 769 1411
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
731 North Highway 231+1 850 914 3090
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2021
Cons: The entire process was poor. I admit that initially booking the vehicle was easy, but I was not able To change drivers name during booking process so when my daughter went to pick up vehicle they would not rent it to her and instead we had to cancel and book another rental vehicle at more than twice the daily rate. Three day rental went from $180 to $380. Will never use Kayak again.
10.0 Excellent15 Jun 2021
Pros: Easy to pick up and very affordable
4.0 Okay30 May 2021
Pros: Nice leather good price. Good gas mileage.Cons: One ac vent broke couldn’t adjust, smell terrible like smoke, burns and peeling on plastic pieces in dash and looks like someone spilled milk in the ac vents
6.0 Good19 May 2021
Cons: The car was dirty and had registration that was 6 months overdue.
8.0 Excellent1 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: I would have chosen differently had I known that I would have a beetle instead of the Kia. Changing was painless however.
4.0 Okay23 Mar 2021
Pros: easy processCons: I was talked into an upgrade and it made it sound like it was of no extra charge. I was then charged for the upgrade making my price way higher than I was comfortable with.
8.0 Excellent23 Mar 2021
Pros: Nice car,Cons: The tire pressure gauge did not work properly.
2.0 Mediocre19 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing! They called me the afternoon prior to my business trip to tell me that they weren’t going to have a car for me.Cons: Everything! The least they could have sone was provide more than 24 hour notice so that we could come up with a backup plan.
4.0 Okay25 Jul 2020
Cons: First of all, this was a bait and switch situation. The car I ordered was not available but had another just like it but for 28.00 more a day. Had no choice. But the car smelled like the person before us was smoking pot and cigarettes. Car was not clean! Poor service all around.
7.2 Good25 Jun 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off were smooth and easy. The rental car lot at this location was easy to use. When Avis could not provide the vehicle I had reserved they matched the price for a larger vehicle (after being asked to.)Cons: The desk agents presentation. When she quoted me the price for the company provided insurance policy I declined indicating I was aware my regular auto insurance covered me in this rental car. She responded by asking me in a threatening tone “even in a 12 passenger van?” The answer is yes even in a 12 passenger van as I had stated. Even though I had declined the unnecessary insurance she had tried to sell me she still tried to intimidate me in to purchasing it when I didn’t need it.
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Rated no. 6
National
5.5 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Panama City
National
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy+1 844 370 3973
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 5
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
  • 6
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre18 Mar 2021
Pros: After I booked the car the agent from national in Panama City airport called me and told me they were sold out so I was on my way to the airport thinking I had a car but I didn’tCons: Maybe you could be a little more organized with your inventory
8.0 Excellent29 Dec 2019
Cons: Truck was dirty but service before and after was great
Sunnycars
1 location in Panama City
Sunnycars
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy
Recent reviews
334 travellers who rented a car in Panama City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Panama City are Alamo (8.6, 118 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 68 reviews), and Budget (7.7, 84 reviews).

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