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Find the fun with a Fort Lauderdale car rental
Jump in your airport rental car and explore all the beauty that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. Boasting 24 miles of golden-sand beaches, hotels, restaurants, shopping, canal cruises and so much more, you’ll never run out of sights to GoSee. Score a deal on your Fort Lauderdale airport rental car and experience Florida on your own schedule.
Picking up your car rental from Fort Lauderdale Airport
Fort Lauderdale Airport—officially known as Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport—is located 3 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale and just 21 miles from nearby Miami. It’s one of the USA’s major airports, particularly for domestic travel, connecting Florida to cities like Las Vegas, San Francisco and Phoenix. It has its own dedicated Rental Car Center located next to Terminal 1.
Getting around Fort Lauderdale in your airport car hire
Before you start your engine, take note of these driving tips for Fort Lauderdale.
- Most of Fort Lauderdale’s roads follow a grid pattern. A handy tip for navigating the city is that avenues run north-south while streets run east-west.
- There are many canals running throughout the city - so many that Fort Lauderdale is sometimes called the ‘’Venice of America’’! A GPS system or Google Maps can help you work around these and find the bridges.
- There are a number of toll roads in Florida with varying payment options. Certain toll roads will require exact change if you’re paying in cash, while others will not accept cash at all. Speak to your rental provider to learn more, and plan your route and payment plan in advance.
- Florida is susceptible to hurricanes and significant weather events from June through November. Check the forecast before you head out and if there is heavy rain on the horizon, adjust your plans.
Hit the highlights in your Fort Lauderdale car rental
Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District
Take a stroll along the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, which boasts an array of cultural attractions including theatre, music, art, garden and historic destinations and events.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
This is Fort Lauderdale’s very own ‘’Central Park’’. It’s perfect for a whole host of outdoor recreation activities and even connects to the beach, so you can stroll from lush parklands onto the sand.
Las Olas Boulevard
The Las Olas Boulevard is a popular part of town bustling with bars, cafes, and restaurants to enjoy.
A1A Scenic Highway
Drive the A1A Scenic Highway, which passes through nine distinct beach communities. Highlights include local wildlife and plant-spotting, beautiful beaches, and delicious seafood along the way.
Top tips for Fort Lauderdale car rentals
- There are so many amazing destinations in the wider Florida region, you’re going to want to see them all! Consider hiring a vehicle comfortable for longer road trips with room for extra luggage and shopping.
- For the best chance of getting cheap car rental deals, book your Fort Lauderdale Airport car rental as soon as you confirm your travel dates.
- Many young people travel to Fort Lauderdale and Miami in a rental car for events like Spring Break and this surge in demand can push rental prices up. Book early to avoid missing out.
- Not sure where to start? Get the inside scoop from other customers by reading the best car rental Fort Lauderdale Airport reviews.
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Fort Lauderdale Airport car rentals: Frequently asked questions
What car rental suppliers are at the Fort Lauderdale Airport?
The Rental Car Center at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Intl Airport hosts 12 car rental companies: Ace, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty. There are additional suppliers of Fort Lauderdale car rentals located off-site.
How old do you have to be to rent a car from Fort Lauderdale Airport?
Most Fort Lauderdale Airport car rental providers require you to be at least 21 years of age to make a booking. Many car rental companies charge a fee for drivers younger than 25, and may limit the types of cars that can be hired. Make sure you type in your correct age into the booking form as you will need to show identification upon pick up.
How do I pick up a rental car at FLL?
To pick up your Fort Lauderdale Airport rental vehicle, simply head to the Rental Car Center next to Terminal 1. Passengers arriving at Terminal 1 can follow the Rental Car Center signage to this area. Passengers arriving at Terminals 2, 3, or 4 should follow Rental Car Center signs to the free shuttle bus pick-up zone located outside of the baggage claim level by the curb. The shuttle buses take passengers to the Rental Car Center.
How can I find cheap car rentals in Fort Lauderdale?
Use our quick and easy booking tool to find cheap car rentals in Fort Lauderdale. No need to scavenge the Internet for discount code after discount code! Simply enter your desired travel dates to be presented with a range of available cars and competitive prices. Book early to lock in a great deal.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Fort Lauderdale?
The cost of Fort Lauderdale car rentals depends on the time of year, vehicle availability, demand and other factors. To view up-to-the-minute prices, use our booking tool. It will show you all the best deals available for your selected dates. The earlier you book, the better the deal you’ll find.
Which car rental companies in Fort Lauderdale have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Most of the major Fort Lauderdale Airport car rental companies have updated their health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected. Check with your individual car hire supplier for their policy.
What is the cheapest car rental company in Fort Lauderdale?
The cheapest car rental company at FLL varies, as prices depend on many factors including supply and demand. Yesaway and Budget Car Rentals are pretty consistently cheap. Use our search engine to compare multiple brands instantly to get up-to-the-minute comparisons of cheap Florida car rentals.
Are one-way rentals allowed?
Yes, major FLL airport car rental companies will allow you to make a one-way booking. Simply input your dates and preferred car rental locations into our booking tool to see which vehicles are available and get a quote. One-way fees may apply.
What is the speed limit in Fort Lauderdale?
Fort Lauderdale speed limits are measured in miles per hour (mph). Limits can vary in different areas, so check the local speed signs. Generally, the upper limit on highways is 70 mph, while in residential areas, it’s 30 mph.
Who can drive a car rental in Fort Lauderdale airport FLL?
If you wish to rent a car and drive in Fort Lauderdale, it is required that drivers must be at least 21 years old and must have a valid driver's license. For foreigners/non-residents of the US - if there you don't have a US driver's license, you must bring your home country's driver's license along with an international driver's permit. Temporary driver's licenses are not accepted.
Please be aware that only permitted additional drivers are allowed to drive the rental car as stated in the rental agreement. The requirements are applicable for the duration of the entire rental period, from the time of rental vehicle pick up to drop off.