When flying into Fort Lauderdale International Airport, renting a car can make it much easier to get around the city and check out the many attractions. Cheap car rentals in Fort Lauderdale International Airport can be found through Skyscanner.
Finding a Rental Car at Fort Lauderdale International Airport
At Fort Lauderdale International Airport, there are 12 rental car companies housed within a building next to Terminal 1. Choosing one of these companies means not having to leave the airport to pick up a rental car. The companies include Advantage Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, Payless, Royal, and Thrifty.
From Terminal 1, follow the signs to the Concourse B pedestrian bridge, near the security checkpoint. For arrivals to Terminals 2-4, take the complimentary shuttle to the Rental Car Center. The shuttle picks up at marked stops outside of the baggage claim area. Shuttles run every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For other rental car companies, company shuttles will take customers to the off-site rental locations at bus stop #7.
Driving Around the Airport
Fort Lauderdale International Airport is about 6 miles south of the city center. It will take around 15 minutes when driving in normal traffic conditions. When exiting the airport, get on the U.S.1 North freeway toward Fort Lauderdale. Visitors to this area may also continue down to Miami, which is about 30 miles from the airport. Those planning to visit Miami should make sure to bring change as the fastest route, via the I-95 South and I-95 Express, has tolls.
Before returning a rental car to Fort International Lauderdale Airport, save money by filling it with fuel. Plan ahead because the closest gas station is about 5 miles from the airport. This option is a Marathon fuel station, located on State Road 84.
Attractions Near Fort Lauderdale International Airport
When visiting Fort Lauderdale, make sure to pay a visit to Las Olas Boulevard. This popular destination is lined with more than 65 retail stores, 10 international art galleries, many dining options, and three museums. On-street parking is available at meters; parking also is available in the city and private lots found along the side streets. It is located about 7 miles from the airport. Another popular destination in the city is Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is family-friendly and situated next to a tree-lined promenade. The beach is 8 miles from the airport.
Enjoy some sightseeing at Sawgrass Recreation Park, in the Everglades, located about 25 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Visitors can ride an airboat at night to see animals in their nocturnal habitats. The recreational area also offers up-close views of alligators, fish, and birds. Tours are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For information, call 954-389-0202.
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