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Hi guys

due to the lovely airlines completely canceling our flight we decided to go to miami a day early. Can anyone tell me if there is a car rental at the peir and if there is who did you get the best deal from?
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http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=584754

We rented with Dollar, pickup at MIA, drop off at FLL
total including taxes/fees $30 & some cents for 1 day rental


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We just got done dealing with this issue.

No rental company AT the port, but there are several within a couple of miles.

We went with Dollar, and dropped off at Miami Airport. They have free shuttles to the port which run every 15-20 minutes. It worked great.
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According to Mapquest's map of the location below, there's a Hertz location at Port Miami. In fact, I just reserved a car for the end of the month from them. Here's the address:

Renting Location: Port of Miami
1015 North America Way
Miami
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33132

If I'm wrong, somebody PLEASE let me know...
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Hertz will let you pick up at the airport, drop off near the port and shuttle you to the terminal for no extra charge besides the rental cost.
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I think the only thing wrong with the Hertz pick up point is that address isn't the same address for the Port of Miami. If I remember correctly it was approximately 2 miles to the west. So, you will still need to shuttle.
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We used Enterprise. We picked up the car at the airport and dropped it off at the Radisson in Downtown Miami on Biscayne Blvd. which is about a 5 minute ($7 flat rate) cab ride to the port. it could not have been easier.
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Thrifty and Alamo's MIA airport locations will shuttle you to the ship at the Port of Miami for free when you drop the car off.
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I think the only thing wrong with the Hertz pick up point is that address isn't the same address for the Port of Miami. If I remember correctly it was approximately 2 miles to the west. So, you will still need to shuttle.
Yep...which is why I included their free shuttle in my post.
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Thanks rinker250, CO_Cruiser and loanshark for the confirmations.

Although, I knew Hertz was the closest in my searches, it was still a mile or two from the exact dock that I will be disembarking from.

When you deal with vessels that are three football fields long, NOTHING is going to be real close at a port that accommodates multiple ships with multiple cruise lines.
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The link to another thread on this very same subject I posted above shows all the car rental companies that will pick you up from the port of Miami (as of Oct 2007), the Hertz MIA location (airport) will actually reimburse you the cost of a cab fare to their facility, see my link above. Details also available from www.hertz.com

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