Hi kteach, Be aware that many of the advertised rates you'll see online for rental cars will say something like "Rates starting from $__._ per day." These rates are based on renting from one location and returning the car to the same location full of gas. Call a few of the car rental agencies you're considering before you get down there and get, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story. Renting from one location and dropping off at another often will have fees attached to the pricing. It may well be that the rental car would be cheaper but I'd be shocked if that were the case for a one way rental each direction. It may be worth any difference in cost, time and trouble to rent, to have your own transportation but be sure you're getting a real quote on what your cost will be before deciding for sure.
You may want to consider a taxi, although I don't know what shuttles cost compared to taxis. When I went on my cruise back in October of 2007, the fare was a flat $24 from Miami Airport to the port.
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Originally posted by kteach:
I am flying into FLL and renting a car to drive down to Miami. I have to drop the car off at MIA airport and then get the shuttle to the port. Is this the cheapest/fastest way to get to the port of Miami?
Rent from Hertz at FLL and drop off at Miami Downtown HLE
354 Southeast 1st Street
Miami, Florida 33131
Phone: 786-425-2515 Fax: 786-425-3195
Hours of Operation: Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa-Su 0800-1600.Free shuttle to port from this location and no drop charge.
I looked at them once but went with SuperShuttle that time. I needed to go from the airport in Miami to a hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, not to the airport, SS Miami was able to do that at a very reasonable price. If only it hadn't taken them 2 hours...
We stayed at the Florida Beaches last year and did not rent a car. Everywhere we went (airport, hotel, etc.) we were discouraged from using the Supershuttle because of the proliferation of stops. We opted for a cab--it seated four and I think the fare (two years ago this coming Sept.) was fixed at $68.00 at that time.
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