Fort Lauderdale Airport car rental

 

Flying to Fort Lauderdale? The city is within an easy drive of many other southeastern Florida coastal cities including Miami and West Palm Beach.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airporthas four terminals and one consolidated rental car facility (a.k.a., CONRAC). Here the term CONRAC is somewhat of a misnomer since the facility contains 12 major rental car companies with another 10 smaller companies located off-airport.

 

Rental Cars at FLL Airport

 

Arriving passengers should pick up their checked luggage at the baggage claim area. From Terminal 1, cross the catwalk on level 2 into the consolidated rental facility. If you are arriving in terminal 2, 3 or 4, follow the signs to the consolidated rental facility shuttle bus pickup area.

There are 12 rental car providers located at the airport:

Advantage Rent a Car (800) 777-5500
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 3. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 7 days, 5 am-1 am.

Alamo Rent a Car (888) 826-6893
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 2. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Avis Rent a Car (954) 359-2500
Preferred Services: Upon arrival at the rental facility, go to Level 3, and check your email on your smartphone or the Preferred board for the space number of your preassigned vehicle. You have the option to accept the preassigned car or exchange it for a similar car from the Select & Go Exchange Area or upgrade the car to a specialty vehicle from the Select & Go Upgrade Area. Cars in the Select & Go Upgrade Area have the additional daily cost posted on the hangtag.
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 3. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7. In a hurry? Place the completed contract and keys in the drop box located in the returns area.

Budget Car Rental (954) 359-2400
Preferred Services: Go to Level 4 of the rental car facility. Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement, keys and directions to your car.
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 4. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Dollar Rent a Car (866) 434-2226
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 4. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

E-Z Rent a Car (800) 277-5171
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 4. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car (954) 760-9888
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 2. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7. In a hurry? Pull all the way forward in the return area and leave the keys in the drop box.

Hertz (954) 712-5200
Available Services: Self-service kiosks
Preferred Services: Gold Canopy Service, Gold Choice, and Prestige Service are available.
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 3. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

National (954) 359-2550
Preferred Services: Aisle and Executive areas, Emerald Reserve Service, and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 2. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Payless Car Rental (954) 359-0303
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 4. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 7 days, 5:30 am-12:30 am.

Royal Rent-a-Car (954) 359-8004
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 3. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 7 days, 5:00 am-1:00 am.

Thrifty Car Rental (877) 283-0898
Return Location: 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The return location is on Level 4. Take the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to Terminal 1. A shuttle bus can take you to Terminal 2, 3, or 4.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

 

Off-Airport Rental Cars at FLL

 

Ten companies—including Fox and Sixt—have off-airport locations at FLL. The shuttle bus to off-airport rental car locations leaves from the car rental facility, so if you arrive at Terminal 2, 3 or 4, you may need to take two shuttles—one to the CONRAC and another to the off-airport site.

In our test from Terminal 3, it took 15 minutes to get to the car rental facility and an additional 13 minutes for the shuttle bus to the Sixt location. Note that all four terminals have sidewalks on the departures level, and we may have saved a bit of time had we simply walked the terminal to the rental car facility. As we arrived shortly before 5 pm on a Monday, we did have to wait for a second shuttle bus as the first was full. The signage for the rental shuttle is fairly straightforward --

South Florida is a great place to rent a convertible or a car that might not be available in much of the United States year round. We ended up renting a 275 HP Chevrolet Camaro Convertible RS from Sixt after our originally-assigned 455 HP SS Convertible had too much pre-existing damage.

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