Car Rental Drop off Near Port of Miami

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#1
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My husband are flying into Ft. Lauderale on 2/24 for the 2/25 departure of the Regatta from the port of Miami We are staying at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami. We want to rent a car at the Ft. Lauderdale airport on 2/24 and drop it off at a location near the pier in Miami on 2/25. Does anyone know which car rental companies have such a drop off location close to the pier and include a shuttle to the Miami pier.
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Ohio
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I would also like to know this. I thought I read on these boards of people dropping off at different locations, but all I can find on the car rental sites are returns to the airport
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#3
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Avis, Hertz and Enterprise have downtown Miami locations near POM. If they will not shuttle you to POM a cab should be under $10. That's a nice hotel, but look out for the parking charges - every downtown Miami hotel I've been to charges $20-30/day for parking.

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Dollar Rental Car has a drop off about a block away from the port. In addition, they don't charge the huge fees for dropping off at a different location. I found a mid size car that I am renting at Miami International and returning the following day at the port of Fort Lauderdale, and they are only charging $51.79 (total of $68.42 for all the taxes and fees that the state gets).
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Hertz downtown MIA does have a free shuttle. Just called them to verify.
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I have read on here that the rental car places in the Downtown Miami area can often have long lines ans slow service on cruise days.

Do any of the Rental Car companies shuttle FROM THE MIAMI AIRPORT to the PORT OF MIAMI ?

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Originally posted by larrymeador
Dollar Rental Car has a drop off about a block away from the port. In addition, they don't charge the huge fees for dropping off at a different location. I found a mid size car that I am renting at Miami International and returning the following day at the port of Fort Lauderdale, and they are only charging $51.79 (total of $68.42 for all the taxes and fees that the state gets).
At which port is the Dollar location? Fort Lauderdale or Miami? I am looking for a rental car location near the port of Miami. If it's near Miami, could you please provide the address? Thanks.
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According to the Dollar web site they do not have a downtown Miami location - they are in Miami Beach (a different city) and mear the Miami airport; they may offer shuttle service from POM to MIA. The local office # is 866-434-2226. Good luck!
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Just booked a rental car with Alamo.

Recieved email from Miami Office that they DO have a shuttle from the airport to the terminal, so we'll be using that!

Also...they happen to have a special on their site right now giving a FREE weekend day with your rental, which saved us another $35! For anyone interested, it is good for rentals through May, I believe.
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