Are you flying to Miami for business or pleasure? Looking to get to a meeting on time, or checking out South Beach, Ocean Drive, the Sunset Lounge or heading out of Miami to board your cruise ship at the Miami Cruise Ship Terminal, or doing an All-American road trip to Key West. Whatever your Miami plans are, you will need the best car rental Miami airport has to offer.
So what do you need to know about car rental in Miami before you fly? Car rental in Miami is busy! It became so busy that the airport moved all the car rentals to an offsite location called the Miami Rental Car Centre (RCC) and that’s where everyone goes for their car pick up. From the main airport terminals, you will need to take the MIA Mover from the MIA station to Central Station. It is a short 2km journey and is frequent as all travelers use this service for both public transport and car rental from the airport.
Now that you know the general car rental set up at the airport, how do you decide which company to use or where to get the best car rental in Miami airport? It is always advisable in Miami to have your onward transport organized before you get to airport, this will save you a lot of time, and booking in advance is always cheaper that booking on the day at a car rental desk. The main brands operating out of the RCC are Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, National, Sixt Rent-a-Car and Thrifty, and because they all operate out of the one location, there isn’t a saving to be made on different types of pick up location, as we see with many other airports. There is usually a zero excess policy on car rental bookings in the USA, which means that you do not have to let the black friday deals Company put a sum of money on hold on your credit card. Always check this excess amount under the “insurance” section of the terms and conditions. If an excess is shown, then look at other brands to see if they offer a similar car rental with zero excess.
The easiest way to get your best car rental Miami airport deal is to use an online comparison site which allows you to quickly and easily compare all the companies and find the best deal for you. The earlier you book, the better the prices are and the chance that you can save yourself some real cash. Also, having reviewed the airport car rentals providers in detail, I have seen a big difference in the price of the extras on offer. For example, the price of two cars may be similar, but then when I went to book GPS or a child car seat, then prices vary per extra by $40 or more per weekly rental. It is always good to compare the end price of everything you want on your booking, not just the starting price displayed on the website.