Which car rental companies provide shuttles to/from Port of Miami?
Hertz, Budget and Avis/Payless have Downtown locations with shuttles to PortMiami. DO NOT drop your vehicle at the airport when using these companies when planning to shuttle to the Cruise Terminals.
Companies with Port of Miami shuttles to/from Miami International Airport include National, Dollar and Thrifty.
Miami Car Rental Locations for Cruisers
There are two locations of note for cruise passengers – The Rental Car Center at Miami Airport and the Miami Downtown area near PortMiami.
Note – there are no rental car facilities at the PortMiami Cruise Terminals.
If you are planning to drop the car at either location, always make sure you use the CORRECT DESTINATION in order to use the FREE shuttle service to your cruise terminal.
Look for destinations such as “Dollar – Miami Cruise Ship” or “Miami – Port of Miami” or “Port of Miami – Shuttle for Cruise Ships”. Be very careful with this!
Then – check the address of the destination! As mentioned above, Hertz, Avis/Payless and Budget run shuttles from their downtown locations ONLY, whereas National, Dollar and Thrifty operate only between the Rental Center and Port of Miami!
Upon arrival by air at Miami International Airport, cruise passengers should follow the signs to the Rental Car Center (described in another post).
Miami Downtown Car Rental Directions
Here are two excellent videos with clear directions to the car rental locations in Downtown Miami.