Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is an easy area to get around. With lots of fun activities to do and attractions to see, a rental car is a perfect way to travel between local destinations.
Renting a Car From Ft. Lauderdale International Airport
The rental car center at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport is connected to Terminal 1. Passengers arriving at Terminal 1 can walk across the bridge to the Cypress Parking Garage, where all the on-site car rental counters are located. Passengers from Terminals 2, 3, and 4 take the free airport shuttle from baggage claim to the car rental area.
Car rental companies at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport that offer on-site services are Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Continental, Dollar, E-Z Rent A Car, National, Hertz, Thrifty, and Royal. Skyscanner helps travellers find the cheapest car rentals at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. A variety of vehicles (compact, luxury, minivans, SUVs, and sports cars) are available at the airport to meet any traveller's needs.
Visitors should reserve a car before arriving to receive the best rate. Hotels and airlines often offer a combination discount on car rentals when booking with them. For extra savings, travellers might also want to sign up for car rental rewards programs that offer discounts and specials.
Most rental companies require drivers to return vehicles with a full tank of gas. When returning the car rental, travellers can fill up with gas at one of the stations off Rt 95 and Service Road 84, just north of the airport.
Roads Around Ft. Lauderdale International Airport
Major highways leaving the airport include Rt 95 heading north and south and Rt 595 going east and west. Ft. Lauderdale is 20 minutes north of the airport, and Hollywood is 15 minutes south. Note that the Florida Turnpike (State Road 91) is a toll road averaging about 7 cents per mile.
Driving in the Ft. Lauderdale Area
In Florida, it is illegal to text while driving; however, drivers can talk on cell phones. Seatbelts are mandatory for all passengers by law. International driver's licences are not required as long as travellers have a valid licence from their home country. Ft. Lauderdale now has many bicycle lanes on the roads, so drivers should be aware of cyclists at all times.
Things to do in Ft. Lauderdale
The Intracoastal Waterway by boat is an exciting way to explore Ft. Lauderdale and see the area. Visitors can take advantage of the city's many boat tours and rentals. Tourists should check out Ft. Lauderdale Beach with its beautiful soft, sandy beach as well as shops and restaurants. The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a nice place to spend the afternoon. Los Olas Boulevard has retail shops, top-notch restaurants, a fun atmosphere, and a beautiful ambiance. Visitors that stay until evening will see the area all lit up.
Ft. Lauderdale is a great place to visit any time of year. The Skyscanner app and the travel information at Skyscanner.ca will help with all travel needs.