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Lakeland Car Rentals & Travel Guide

A hotel stay in Lakeland, Florida, puts you and your family in prime vacation territory. One hour to the west, you'll find Gulf Coast beaches. An hour northeast, Orlando's world-famous amusement parks beckon. In Lakeland itself, you'll also find many attractions to visit, making hotels in Lakeland a big bang for vacationer bucks.

Driving in and around Lakeland

Begin your vacation with a flight to Tampa. You can choose a rental car at the airport, or take a bus or shuttle to your destination city before perusing Lakeland car rentals. The drive from Tampa to Lakeland takes just under 50 minutes and is around 43 miles. Before leaving Tampa, consider spending some time on the beaches or relaxing with a movie at the Tampa Theatre. If you rent a car at the airport, make sure you drive over the renowned Sunshine Skyway Bridge for an incredible view and driving experience. After checking into hotels or picking up car rentals in Lakeland, many travelers might continue on to spend the day in Orlando. Some families return for several days in a row as they explore theme parks such as Walt Disney World® and Universal Studios®. Non-Disney entertainment options include Wet 'n Wild Orlando, the Wild Florida Wildlife Park, Bok Towers Gardens, and the Safari Wilderness Ranch.

Exploring Lakeland

After a day—or a few—in Orlando, Lakeland rental cars let you return to the quiet of your hotel room for some rest. After relaxing poolside or seeking refreshments in a hotel lounge, venture out to explore Lakeland itself. The Hollis Garden offers beautiful landscapes without the hustle of Orlando entertainments, and couples can explore the romantic views offered by Lake Mirror. Families who have recovered from theme-park days can enjoy a visit to the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland. Begin planning an ultimate Florida vacation by searching for hotels and flights on Travelocity. Booking flights and hotels at the same time can help you save up to $537 on your Florida getaway.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Lakeland car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Lakeland, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Car in Lakeland?

The cheapest car rentals in Lakeland found within the past 7 days were $11 per day. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.