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Why rent a car in Fort Lauderdale?

Boasting some of the finest beaches in Florida, this slice of the ‘sunshine state’ attracts sun worshippers from around the world, with an average temperature of 75.5° F (24.2° C) and a tropical rainforest climate that varies little throughout the year.

Perfect for exploring with a hire car, a drive along the oceanside highway (dotted with restaurants and boutiques) is highly recommended, as well as a visit to the world’s largest drive-in movie theatre. Alternatively, park up and explore the 180-acre Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, where you can paddle a canoe along a mile-long freshwater lagoon and maybe even spy some of the park’s resident turtles.

How to get to and around Fort Lauderdale?

Florida boasts main airports in both Tampa and Orlando (where you can stop off at Disneyland). Alternatively, you can fly straight to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. From there, it’s just a 10-minute drive into town via State Road A1A.

With a Fort Lauderdale hire car, you can easily venture out along the coast to the iconic Miami Beach (an hour’s drive away). The 1.5 million acre Everglades National Park, home to the leatherback turtle and Florida’s famous alligators, is also just 30 minutes in the car. Meanwhile, Hollywood (named after its famous Californian counterpart) is also a short 20-minute drive down the coast, where the boardwalk comes alive with musicians and dancers performing after dark.

What car rental brands are available?

Choose from a wide selection of hire car providers in Fort Lauderdale to suit every budget and requirement, from Alamo and Avis to Thrifty and Hertz.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Fort Lauderdale

The Las Olas Boulevard is a popular destination in the heart of the city, boasting plenty of unique boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, while those looking to soak up some culture can head to the NSU Art Museum, which contains a significant collection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso and a wide range of contemporary Cuban art. Just round the corner lies the Museum of Discovery and Science, where you can catch a 3-D IMAX film or experience a simulation of a journey to Mars.

With a hire car at your disposal, the picturesque Florida coastline is your playground. Head up the oceanside highway for 20 minutes and you’ll arrive at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, where the three-tier natural coral reef system is close enough for you to swim out to. It’s worth visiting on a Friday night, when the town’s one street is closed off and a stage is erected for live music.

Tips and tricks for driving in Fort Lauderdale

Driving in Fort Lauderdale, like much of America, is largely straightforward, with wide lanes and simple road layouts. Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road and you can overtake on both sides. You can also perform a U-turn at the end of most junctions – it will be marked if you are not allowed to do so. Most American cars are automatic, so remember to request a stick shift if you would prefer one.

Ready to plan your Fort Lauderdale city break?

Feeling inspired to start exploring Fort Lauderdale and other parts of Florida? Check out this city guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and research the best attractions and activities.

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FAQs for car hire in Fort Lauderdale

What’s the best price car rental in Fort Lauderdale?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Fort Lauderdale.

What’s the average car rental price in Fort Lauderdale?

On average, car rentals in Fort Lauderdale are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia Rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Fort Lauderdale?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Fort Lauderdale?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.