West Palm Beach Rental Cars
West Palm Beach has a slightly more casual and down-to-earth character than Palm Beach and an incredible nightlife. If there was ever a place to rent a convertible, put the top down, and cruise along the coast, this is it.
Cheap Car Rentals in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach area is not known for cheap anything, but shopping around carefully can sometimes get you a great deal, especially off-season. Many big rental car agencies have strong presences in West Palm Beach, including Avis, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, and National, and discounts can be found.
The most common place to rent a car in West Palm Beach is at the Palm Beach Airport, but there are several other options nearby. All the rental car facilities are located on Level One - Baggage claim.
Aside from the nine national car rental brands already mentioned, two companies have off-airport service agreements at Palm Beach Airport and will pick you up: Datura Auto Rental, and Sixt.
More Agency Locations: From Savings to Specialty Vehicles
It’s sometimes possible to track down a better price from downtown locations. If that’s your plan, try the Hertz office at 3000 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach.
If you really want to immerse yourself in the luxurious Palm Beach way of life, you might want to rent the car of your dreams from Xotic Dream Cars, 3615 Henry Ave, West Palm Beach. With an inventory including cars from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati and more, you’ll look the part and enjoy the ride of your life.
Driving in West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, in spite of recent growth, doesn’t suffer from much in the way of traffic jams. Rush hours on 95 can be a little slow, but nothing compared to Florida’s larger cities.
If you’re planning to travel on the Florida Turnpike, be aware that there are tolls. You can figure out the cost with this handy toll calculator. Many rental cars will be equipped with electronic toll sensor/passes, and you simply pay the tolls directly to the rental company after your trip.
Florida has “no fault” accident laws, which means you are liable for up to $10,000 of damage to your car, no matter who caused the accident. Buying comprehensive collision insurance from your rental agency is advisable.
Parking Your Rental Car in West Palm Beach
The local authorities in West Palm Beach have put together some great resources on parking downtown. There’s a handy online map showing both car and bike parking, and the city website has an interactive map with locations and rates listed for on and off street parking.
See the Sights - Rent a Car!
A car is by far the easiest way to get around West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas, especially if you want to spend time at the beach: the best ones are a bit of a distance from downtown.
Singer Island, a 15 minute drive away, is a sleepy town with lovely white sand beaches and open air restaurants.
The Panther Ridge Conservation Center is a wonderful place to visit, where you can see rescued panthers, cheetahs, jaguars, and more. For an even wider range of wild inhabitants, check out McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary.
Have high tea at the incredible Flagler museum, and then catch a show at the The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.