Tourists hiring a car for part of their holiday before or after taking a cruise will need to get from the port to the rental car location or vice versa, as easily as possible. Because space at cruise ports is at a premium car rental depots tend to use a nearby facility to service cruise arrivals and departures. For this a complimentary shuttle is usually, but not always, provided.
In Florida there are four main ports: Port Everglades, Port of Miami, Port Canaveral and Port of Tampa.
Port Everglades is located between Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Dania. The following suppliers provide a shuttle service from their Port locations:
- 1700 Eller Drive – Alamo
- 455 Southeast 24th Street – Hertz
- 2400 Miami Road – Dollar
Miami Airport serves car hire for the port. Alamo, National, Enterprise and Dollar provide a shuttle service between the two. The shuttles leave from the rental car centre at the airport. A monorail provides transport between the rental centre and the airport. Fixed tariffs are also available for taxis and shuttles between the port and Miami Airport or Fort Lauderdale Airport. Other providers are below
- 229 South East 2nd Street – Hertz – with shuttle
To use Dollar, select 3900 NW 25th Street as your collection or return location. The shuttle takes you to the airport or port accordingly. Shuttles run approximately every 45 minutes when a ship is in port. Customers arriving into the port and taking a Dollar shuttle to the rental location will be charged a Port Recovery Fee of $3.95 per rental.
All operators run complimentary shuttles from their own locations:
- 710 Mullet Road – Alamo
- 6799 N Atlantic Ave – Dollar
- 8963 Astronaut Blvd – Hertz
- 8401 Astronaut Blvd – Budget
- 6650 N Atlantic Ave – Avis
Port of Tampa
Alamo runs a complimentary shuttle from 725 S Harbor Island Blvd, Tampa. Dollar also runs a complimentary shuttle to and from Tampa International Airport. For other car rental suppliers you may arrange for a taxi or shuttle.
Article updated 28/03/19