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Fort Lauderdale - Road Trip Ideas

You’ve picked up your car rental from Fort Lauderdale airport, you’ve got a full tank of gas, and your essential tunes are ready to go. So let’s hit the open road where the sun shines, the beaches are powder soft, and the adventures come thick and fast. Florida road trips from Fort Lauderdale whizz you to the Everglades, where you can swap your car for a boat to see incredible wildlife up close. Drive and stop at a pristine beach every day, add in the odd theme park and water park, and stay in cute coastal towns and vibrant cities where the food and nightlife sizzle. Whether you’re traveling in a top-down convertible with a partner, driving an SUV with family, or going solo in a luxury car, there’s a rental vehicle to suit. So travel in style and comfort across the Sunshine State.

Fort Lauderdale to Key West

Switch to island time and take it easy as you drive along one of the most gorgeous stretches of road on the Keys. A straight drive from Fort Lauderdale airport to Key West takes around 4 hours and covers 188 miles. There are incredible vistas, cute beach shacks, and amazing water sports to discover. Head to Key Largo and dive, scuba, or view from a glass-bottom boat the stunning John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park. Stop for lunch and a spot of fishing in Islamorada. Time your drive across Seven Mile Bridge at sunset for superb views before arriving in Key West, the southernmost point in the U.S., where you should definitely get yourself a slice of Key lime pie.

Fort Lauderdale to Miami

After touching down in Fort Lauderdale, pick up your car rental and spend a few days exploring the local beaches, bars, and boulevards before driving down to Miami. The drive from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami takes around 45 minutes one way, depending on traffic, covering 30 miles. But take it easy and stop along the coast. Drive north from Fort Lauderdale and visit Pompano Beach and its amazing dive sites. Visit Hollywood at the half-way point for some more beach action and dine in one of the many seafood restaurants on the boardwalk. Go shopping for designer accessories in Aventura. Drive to South Beach, Miami for Art Deco delights and check out Downtown Miami to taste the flavors in Little Havana for an easy and fun beach road trip.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in Fort Lauderdale?
The cheapest daily rate in Fort Lauderdale was $3 based on prices within the last seven days. Have a look at our broad range of options, from small and affordable vehicles to cruise-in-style rides.
Can I rent a car from Miami Intl. Airport (MIA)?
With Enterprise and Ace within a short drive of Miami Intl. Airport (MIA), getting off the plane and onto the road is a cinch.
What happens if I need to cancel my Fort Lauderdale car reservation?
We all have times when even our best-laid plans get upended. That’s why we offer a full refund on most prepaid bookings if you let us know at least six hours in advance of pickup. Be sure to double-check the policy — in some cases it’s not offered. Can’t find anything there? Our Customer Service Portal has more useful information.
What types of cars can I rent in Fort Lauderdale?
Get double glances as you navigate the streets of Fort Lauderdale in one of our specialty vehicles. Whether it be design or performance, there’s something very unique about these rental cars. Zip around the city’s top attractions and discover why our special range is the most booked category in this region. Other popular rental types include standard, full-size and premium vehicles.
Where can I go on a road trip from Fort Lauderdale?
Fort Lauderdale has plenty to keep you on the move, but don’t limit yourself to only one place. Organize a set of wheels and hit the road to discover what else awaits in the surrounding area. Here are some ideas:

  • Head to Jupiter for an excellent sightseeing experience. Around 55 mi from Fort Lauderdale, it has many cool attractions such as Jupiter Beach.
  • Why not see all that’s on offer in West Palm Beach too? Major sights in this buzzing city include Rapids Water Park. West Palm Beach is about 40 mi from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Head to Blue Spring State Park to discover some local nature. Take a picnic to enjoy or just relax and unwind. From Fort Lauderdale, it’s approximately 210 mi away.

Why should I rent a Fort Lauderdale car with Expedia?
From short business trips to cross-country journeys, Expedia has cars to suit every adventure and style. Choose from 30 trusted rental companies in Fort Lauderdale. And with our exclusive offers and discounts, you can count on getting an amazing deal on your ride. Did you know you can bundle your bookings into a package? Add a flight or hotel to your rental car and watch the savings grow!
How do I find the best car rental deals in Fort Lauderdale with Expedia?
Whatever class of wheels you’re searching for, Expedia will help you find the best deal. Just compare the offers from well-known rental providers and pick the option that suits you. Want to drive away with even more in your wallet? Combine your Fort Lauderdale car rental with flight or hotel bookings.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Fort Lauderdale?
Drivers with a valid license 21 and above can rent a car in Fort Lauderdale. While some outlets may be willing to rent to drivers younger than 21, this will come with additional fees. Find out what ages the young driver surcharge applies to, and the associated cost, before reserving your ride. Providers also restrict the types of cars young drivers can rent. Higher limits are in place for large vehicles like premium SUVs and luxury models.
What do you need to rent a car in Fort Lauderdale?
Any rental company you select will require two things — your driver’s license and a credit card in your name. If you’d like to opt out of the provider’s insurance plan, proof of other coverage will also likely be needed. Read your policy thoroughly so you know what to bring when it’s time to pick up your ride.
What is the cheapest car rental in Fort Lauderdale?
The lowest car rental price in Fort Lauderdale within the past seven days was just $3 per day. The second best deal snapped up by happy travelers was $5. These rates were available on Expedia, with a rental starting date within the next year. Prices and availability are subject to change and additional terms apply.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in Fort Lauderdale?
Yes. Expedia partners with trusted companies that offer weekly and monthly rentals for many car categories. Reserve one of our long-term car rental deals and explore every part of Fort Lauderdale — or beyond!
Where can I find a Fort Lauderdale car rental if I am younger than 25?
Whether or not you can rent a vehicle under the age of 25 in Fort Lauderdale often depends on the rental company you choose. Some outlets have a surcharge for customers aged between 21 and 24 years, whereas others may not apply any additional fees for this age group. It’d be smart to go through the terms and conditions of your selected car company to escape any nasty surprises on pickup.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in Fort Lauderdale?
After perfectly planning your getaway, don’t skimp on your insurance — choose collision protection while booking your Fort Lauderdale car rental with Expedia. There are many advantages to this plan, including up to $35,000 in primary coverage for collision damage, theft and vandalism. Plus, with no deductible and 24-hour emergency assistance, you’ll be able to breathe a little easier in the event of a mishap.

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Renting a car in Fort Lauderdale

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in Fort Lauderdale. We partner with 30 reliable partners that guarantee an enjoyable experience for solo travelers, couples, and families. Package your car with a flight or hotel to unlock even more savings from Expedia.

Expected prices in Fort Lauderdale

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $3.

Flexibility & Cancellation

Most car suppliers offer penalty-free cancellations, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your plans change. To cancel your booking log into your account through the Trips portal. Click manage booking and cancel this car. If you needed to alter your booking, then you can create a new one once you have canceled.

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