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Car rental at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach airport

  • Booking a car rental at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport is a convenient way to ensure that you will have access to comfortable and reliable transportation for the duration of your stay in the area. Both Destin and Fort Walton have their own public transportation systems, namely the local bus, but driving is still one of the quickest ways to reach your destination. When you have your own vehicle, it will also be easy for you to transport cargo, including suitcases and beach equipment.
  • No matter what your needs or preferences are, there is sure to be a model that is perfect for your car rental at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport. If you want to enjoy the area's sunshine, you can always opt for a convertible. Those that will be traveling with several other passengers may prefer to have an SUV. If you’ll primarily be staying in the city center, a compact vehicle can come in handy.
  • Once you are ready to return your car rental at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, you can simply bring it back to where your respective rental company stores its fleet. Each company that has its own branch at the airport has both its office and its fleet on-site, so make sure to remember the exact location where you first picked up your rental. While it will depend on the specific company that you are renting with, you may have the option of dropping off your Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport car rental outside of normal business hours.
  • Both Destin and Fort Walton are busy cities that are popular destinations for tourists, so their roads can often be congested. Avoid getting stuck in a traffic jam by picking up and dropping off your rental around rush hour, which will typically take place between 7 and 9 am and 5.30 and 7 pm. There are a few roads that can be particularly congested, and these include Interstates 98 and 293.
  • Book your rental car at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach airport

  • Where can I find the car rental center at the airport?

    To head to the car rental center that is located at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, simply go to the baggage claim in the main terminal that is on the lower level. In this area, you will find desks for more than five major companies, and they all keep their fleets within walking distance of the center. As soon as you have finished your paperwork, an employee will walk you to your specific vehicle.

  • What documents are required to rent a car from Valparaiso Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport?

    To rent a car from this airport, you must provide your selected rental company with a valid driver’s license that does not have an expiration date that falls during your scheduled rental. Even if you do not have a license that was issued from the United States, you will normally be able to still rent a car. Most major rental companies will accept either a foreign license or an international license. Make sure that you have your passport with you when picking up your vehicle, as your company may ask for a copy of it.

  • Are there any amenities available for travelers at the car rental center at Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport?

    In the rental car center, there is a public restroom and outlets to charge your devices that are available for all travelers and customers. You will also find a sitting area where you can rest before grabbing your vehicle. Depending on which company you will be renting through, you may be offered free beverages, such as a coffee or a bottle of water.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and National.

Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport car rental reviews and directory

National

9.3

Wonderful

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

9.3

One location in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport

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1701 Hwy 85 N

+1 844 841 7824

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficiency.

Cons:

Nothing!!

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost

Cons:

Nothing. All was easy and fast.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Multiple flight delays & cancellations conspired to ruin my family's Spring Break vacation. After six hours of delays, our flight from Atlanta to Destin-Ft Walton was cancelled. Our National agent in Destin airport was extremely flexible and courteous which was a relief in all our bad travel experiences with Delta. We ended up renting a car from National in Atlanta and driving the five plus hours to Seaside, FL. One day later but, still had a good time.

Cons:

No complaints about National this trip.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful with return

1 out of 1

Alamo

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

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State Road 85

+1 844 841 7823

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8.0 Very good

May 2024

KAYAK
The car had a faint smoke smell, so I assume a previous renter smoked in it. I wish people would follow the rules.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Flew in and found out our car was unavailable. Had a parking lot full, but they were saving them for FEMA..which is fine, a disaster had just taken place. But to have no warning before being stranded at the airport is sad.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member was helpful and friendly.

Cons:

Waited in line for an hour due to having only one agent on duty. The vehicle was parked a long way from the rental desk, making it difficult for older folks to walk to get to.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle choice was wonderful. Premium SUV - had an Infinity. Loved the ride. Will continue booking thru kayak.

Cons:

Every state has different rulings - additional driver in state of Florida was $15 per day. Would have been nice to know ahead of pick up. Oh well.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

No waiting at check in.

5.2 Fair

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The van was spacious and suited my need. When I picked up the vehicle the lady at the desk was very polite.

Cons:

When I picked up the vehicle nobody went with me to inspect the vehicle or to do a walk around to insure there were no issues. When I picked up the van it had NOT been cleaned inside. It appeared that it had NOT been checked to any specific standard other than it had a full tank of gas. All 4 tires were low and not a single one of them had the same pressure. I had to add 4,5,6 and 7 pounds of air respectively. I would have assumed that safety would have been a priority. I know well enough to check those things for myself, but what about people who don't? Very very disappointing

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.6

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1701 Hwy 85 N

+1 833 740 1724

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410 Government Ave.

+1 850 729 5700

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Quick check in and drop off. Very good price. Got a nice upgrade.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

drop off was easy, the rest of the experience was not good!!!

Cons:

make it more known that you are going to be closed at noon on a SATURDAY and not open on SUNDAY Some people can only travel on those days, honor the price agreed on, at a different location if not going to be open an the other location, and quit gouging people on the price, (prices were outrageous)

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great Pick up and drop off was super easy

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff, short lines for pickup and drop off

Cons:

Maybe provide drop off instructions

4.8 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop-off was fine

Cons:

I scheduled my location in May and the store had been closed since February. They moved my pick up 2 days prior to my trip and it was a $40 Uber ride to the location to get it.

6.0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Janelle went above and beyond her duties to help me at crestview Florida

Cons:

The location from the destin airport didn’t have a vehicle. Enterprise sent us to valspario which is a closed location which then led us to crestview. And that cost us $45 cab ride from the airport. When returning the van, it took most of the day to get the receipt after many phone calls and on hold and being dropped by the people at the airport. We finally got ahold of Janelle at Crestview, she got my receipt promptly and courteous. Thanks Janelle.

1 out of 5

Hertz

7.3

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.3

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1701 Hwy 85 North

+1 850 651 0612

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8.0 Very good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was friendly, the pick up was and drop off was easy and fast

6.0 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off at Little Rock was very quick and convenient.

Cons:

Our registration was for a Ford Focus....instead we ended up w/a much smaller Ford Fiesta. Instead of asking us numerous questions upon arrival, they could have read over our confirmation....it was almost all asked while we registered.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
nobody at pickup and drop off.. wrong charges

8.0 Very good

May 2023

KAYAK
Cost is always a factor, but in this case, price was competitive and availability was superior to other rental car companies.

1.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
My travel day was being continuously delayed and I was unable to meet my group at the airport to drive them to our destination. I tried contacting both Hertz and the third party provider and both kept saying there was nothing they could do to help, so we needed to call the other. When trying to get ahold of the local Hertz location, I called multiple times and sat with the phone ringing for 5+ minutes each time; all being different times of day. When I asked them about it, they said they must have been busy.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything. Easy pick up and drop off!!

1 out of 2

Budget

7.2

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

6.8

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1701 State Road 85 North

+1 850 651 3765

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
The pick up and drop off system were both great. My only complaint is the car smelled like cigarettes and we had to get a car freshener to mask the smell. Other than that, everything else was good.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Fantastic

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Other than the pushy attempt to upsell me, everything else was perfect. Car was clean, drop off was easy. Loved it.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at the counter were very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Our car's lift gate was not working properly. It would open and then shut. We were not going to ruin our vacation by taking it back to Budget to let them take time out of our vacation to fix. Thankful someone did not get hurt. Car needed to be checked over before releasing it to customers.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was quick. The drop off was easy.

Cons:

The Budget rep forced me to “upgrade” at the ticket counter since I was dropping the car in another location. (That was known when I placed the reservation.) She tried to get us to pay more for car I reserved or more for an upgraded car. I declined. She then said I had to pay for XM radio at $6 per day or the car I reserved couldn’t leave the lot. I was tired from traveling so we just swallowed it. When we got to the car, it had been smoked in, damaged on the body, and had 56k miles at the start.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2023

KAYAK
All was well except for the long and slow line to pick up the car. It was a joint Budget/Avis counter, and took 30 minutes.

1 out of 5

Dollar

7.1

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.7

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1701 State Road 85 North

+1 866 434 2226

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We never got to go. Thanks COVID-19

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff member was friendly, picking up and dropping off was easy.

8.8 Very good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

3.6 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was super condescending and put me in an economy car despite the fact I paid for a mid size. I brought the car back @ 6 versus 4 and was charged an additional $38 when the daily rental was only $27 which seemed extremely inflated.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
The rental was not clean and even had ants… We dropped it off early. Additionally, even though we dropped it off the same day the reservation has not been closed out, so we are getting daily pending changes on our credit card (currently on day 4 of this madness).

4.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
I didn’t like the up-charge added to my trip. I won’t be using Dollar again.

1 out of 3

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.4

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1701 State Road 85 North

+1 850 651 0819

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6.0 Okay

Jul 2024

KAYAK
the car was dirty. it wasn't parked and I was told to. customer service was just mediocre

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Disappointing. The car broke down on the side of the highway 3.5 hours into a 14 hour drive. The roadside assistance department couldn’t come up with a solution any sooner than 6 hours of waiting on the roadside. I self-rescued and after securing a refund, Avis customer service did nothing to make up for the fact that their primary charter of renting a safe reliable car failed and had no compassion or interest in making up for the inconvenience and delays.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We asked specifically for a car that seated 8 and we got a car that seated 7. There were no cars that seated 8 so someone had to ride illegally and unsafe the entire trip.

Cons:

The lady that helped at Pickup was not helpful on instructing drop off after hours. The car stunk. And giving people the amount of seating they request is pretty vital.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like smoke when we first open the door. The smell went away but it was slightly annoying.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, very easy, nice vehicle

Cons:

It makes me nervous not to check over a car for damages with an agent before/after

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
The Kia model I rejected had a drive assist function that was not operating properly and made the car extremely frustrating and dangerous to drive

1 out of 3

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State Road 85, Okaloosa County Air Term, Eglin Afb, , USA Florida

+1 914 368 0091

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