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Car Rental at Southwest Florida International Airport

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Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, USA - Florida
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
$23.01 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Yaris iA or similar
Toyota Yaris iA
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$38.20 / per day
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Standard
Nissan Frontier or similar
Nissan Frontier
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$42.79 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$49.29 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Ford Fusion or similar
Ford Fusion
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$51.04 / per day
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Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$59.43 / per day
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Special
Jeep Wrangler Sport or similar
Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
FOX
$68.04 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Caravan or similar
Dodge Caravan
  • 7x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
$40.62 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:04 on 2020-07-06. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
9 days
Economy car rental price
$32.15 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
5.0

Airport Car Rental

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is located south of Fort Myers, the largest city in Southwest Florida. It, however, serves the greater region including the cities of Bonita Springs, Naples, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda. 

Southwest Florida is a popular travel destination due to its tropical climate and stunning beaches. Aside from the cities, the barrier islands are great places to visit. Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve are not far away from the area. As in other places in Florida and the United States, in general, a car is all but essential to get around. Luckily, it is easy to pick up a rental car at RSW and head to your timeshare, condo, or hotel before experiencing all the area has to offer. 

Top international routes

  • Toronto-Pearson
  • Ottawa
  • Montreal
  • Dusseldorf

Main airlines

Delta is the largest airline at the airport in relation to the number of passengers served. Its primary destination is its hub in Atlanta from which passengers can connect to reach many destinations. American also provides service to its major hubs, with Charlotte and Chicago being its most popular destinations.

The low-cost airline Southwest also serves a large share of the airport’s passengers. It primarily flies to destinations in the Northeast and Midwest. JetBlue and Spirit, two other low-cost airlines, also serve the airport.

Air Canada, its lowcost brand Air Canada Rouge, and West Jet provide service to destinations in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Eurowings provides service three times a week to Dusseldorf, Germany.

Terminals

The airport has just one terminal with three concourses, though there are plans to expand to five concourses in the future. All international flights arrive at Terminal B.

Location

The airport is located roughly 16 miles south of Fort Myers, the largest city in Southwest Florida. It is also 35 miles from Naples, both a popular tourist destination and one of the wealthiest cities in the country. RSW is also the closest airport to Big Cypress National Preserve and the western part of Everglades National Park.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $56 per day
  • Large cars - from $59 per day
  • Medium cars - from $45 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $93 per day
  • Premium cars - from $61 per day
  • Small cars - from $40 per day
  • SUVs - from $77 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: +18888266890)
  • SIXT (Tel: +12392045783)
  • Alamo (Tel: 8888266893)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +12395612227)
  • Dollar (Tel: 8664342226)
  • FOX (Tel: +12397853040 / +18002254369)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
  • Advantage (Tel: +18007775500 / +12397687092)
  • Avis (Tel: +12392252700)
  • Budget (Tel: +12392252800)
  • Alamo (Tel: 8888266893)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 12397682060 / 3172487251)
  • Europcar (Tel: +12397687092)
  • Easirent (Tel: +12396663090 / +12399948709)

Car rental desks

Not all rental companies serving Southwest Florida Airport have desks at the airport. Those that do, though, are all located in the Rental Car Service Center. The center is located on the ground level of the parking garage. All renters have to do is exit the airport in the baggage claim area and walk across the street.

Fox Rent A Car is located three miles from the terminal off of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. The company provides a shuttle for its customers. To get to the pickup point for the shuttle, you need to walk to the end of the parking garage and then around it. There is a phone with which you can call the company located at the pick-up point.

Services and facilities

Southwest Florida International has most of the services and amenities one would expect of a major tourist airport.

Unfortunately, there are no lounges or clubs at the airport. But as few, if any passengers connect through the airport, most won’t have a long time to wait. Plenty of dining options can be found at the airport, though. Both table service restaurants and fast-food places can be found in the atrium and in each concourse. You can also find cafes for coffee and bars.

The airport has a business center and currency exchange in addition to plenty of ATMs. It also showcases artworks by local artists. These can be found in various parts of the terminal and change from time to time.

Nearest gas station

There is a Mobil station located at the entrance to the airport. While this station is, of course, the most convenient at which to fill up before returning a rental car to the airport, it also, unsurprisingly, has significantly higher prices than other stations in the area.

An alternative is to fill up earlier on your trip to the airport and only using the Mobil station to top up. Other stations can be found near the airport, too, though. A RaceTrac station and another Mobil station can be found one exit north of the exit to the airport. From there, you can return to I-75 or take Treeline Ave. to the airport. Either way, the airport is about five miles away. If you have a Costco membership, then a Costco gas station can be found one exit south of the airport exit (exit 128). A 7-Eleven is also located at that exit, and that station is probably the most convenient one for those returning a car to Fox’s location south of the airport on Ben Hill Griffin Highway.

Airport info

Rating
8.3
  • Getting to the airport 6.5
  • Departure and check-in 8.1
  • Terminal facilities 6.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.0
  • Lounge 2.5

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

  • IATA: RSW
  • ICAO: KRSW
  • Name: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
  • Type: Public / Civil
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 9 m / 30 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Passengers (per year): 8,842,549
  • Distance from City: 10 miles / 16.1 km SE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: (239) 590-4800
  • Email: bdbennett@flylcpa.com

Top 20 Locations near Southwest Florida International Airport

  1. 48.6 km / 30.2 miles away
  2. 124.1 km / 77.1 miles away
  3. 156.7 km / 97.4 miles away
  4. 162.3 km / 100.8 miles away
  5. 165.8 km / 103.0 miles away
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  8. 168.8 km / 104.9 miles away
  9. 172.7 km / 107.3 miles away
  10. Car Rental at Tampa Airport from $42.79 per day
    177.6 km / 110.3 miles away
  11. 177.9 km / 110.5 miles away
  12. 178.0 km / 110.6 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Miami Port from $7.94 per day
    178.3 km / 110.8 miles away
  14. 178.4 km / 110.9 miles away
  15. 182.3 km / 113.3 miles away
  16. 205.8 km / 127.9 miles away
  17. 206.0 km / 128.0 miles away
  18. 207.2 km / 128.8 miles away
  19. 212.2 km / 131.8 miles away
  20. 215.1 km / 133.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Southwest Florida International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Southwest Florida International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Southwest Florida International Airport
$34.95
January
$38.33
February
$40.59
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
$33.82
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Southwest Florida International Airport is December when prices for an Economy class start from $33.82. You can see that this is 8% cheaper than the yearly average and 17% cheaper than renting a car in March (when rental prices start at $40.59 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Southwest Florida International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 32 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length
8
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
9
June
9
July
8
August
32
September
15
October
17
November
15
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Southwest Florida International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Southwest Florida International Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
155%
January
118%
February
124%
March
93%
April
67%
May
82%
June
101%
July
79%
August
59%
September
93%
October
108%
November
120%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Toyota Yaris 5 Small cars
Easirent Nissan Sentra 4 2 Medium cars
Easirent Nissan Altima 4 1 Large cars
Easirent Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
Easirent Ford Mustang Convertible 4 Convertibles
FOX Kia Sportage 5 4 SUVs
FOX Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
FOX Ford Explorer 5+2 4 SUVs
Thrifty Nissan Frontier 4 5 Large cars
FOX Jeep Wrangler 2 2 SUVs

FAQ

How many miles are included in the rental rates quoted on DiscoverCars.com?
At Southwest Florida International Airport, all of the rates include unlimited mileage.
Can I return a rental car in Miami?
Yes, it is possible to pick up a rental car at Southwest Florida International Airport and return it at other locations, such as offices in Orlando or Miami. Prices vary based on demand, so be sure to search for the location you wish to drop off the car at. The prices shown will include the one-way rental fee.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in Florida?
You need an International Driving Permit in order to rent a car in Florida if your driver's license is not in English.
If I am not from the US or Canada, will I have to purchase insurance at the rental desk?
No, you will not be required to purchase insurance at the rental desk as long as you have searched using your country of residency prior to booking the car, in which case all required coverage will be included in the rate shown. You may purchase additional insurance or our Full Coverage for added protection, though.
Can I take a rental car to the neighboring states of Georgia and Alabama?
Yes, though far away from Southwest Florida, you can take a road trip to other states.
I am American; can I use my own insurance coverage?
Yes, by law, rental companies must allow you to use your own insurance coverage. Make sure that you chose the correct country of residence when booking to make sure the offer does not include any coverage.

Our Customers Reviews

United States of America (USA)
Ford Mustang Convertible
June 28, 2020
The shuttle bus setup for Easyrent and Fox was unacceptable compared to the on premises companies like Budget and Avis. I will only use a national rental car chain like Avis in the future.

Top 16 Suppliers at Southwest Florida International Airport in 2020

National
Exceptional 9.2
+18888266890
10999 Terminal Access Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33913
$48 - $131
SIXT
Excellent 8.9
+12392045783
Rental Car Center, 10991 Terminal Access Road, Fort Myers
$38 - $118
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
8888266893
10999 TERMINAL ACCESS RD,
$43 - $265
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+12395612227
10999 Terminal Access Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33913
$44 - $122
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
8664342226
10991 TERMINAL ACCESS ROAD
FOX
FOX
Excellent 8.5
+12397853040 / +18002254369
10431 Radar Court, Fort Myers.
$50 - $68
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
10991 Terminal Access Road
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
10991 Terminal Access Rd
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Advantage
Advantage
Excellent 8.5
+18007775500 / +12397687092
14500 Global Parkway, Fort Myers FL 33913
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+12392252700
11005 Terminal Access Road Southwest Florida Intl Apo
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+12392252800
11005 Terminal Access Road Southwest Florida Intl Apo
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 05:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
8888266893
10999 Terminal Access Rd
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.3
12397682060 / 3172487251
14500 Global Parkway
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 7.2
+12397687092
14500 Global Pkwy a, Fort Myers, FL 33913
$45 - $70
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:59
Tue:05:00-22:59
Wed:05:00-22:59
Thu:05:00-22:59
Fri:05:00-22:59
Sat:05:00-22:59
Sun:05:00-22:59
RightCars
RightCars
Good 6.2
Easirent
Easirent
Acceptable 5.2
+12396663090 / +12399948709
14500 Global Parkway,Fort Myers FL,33913
$23 - $71
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00

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