Car Rental at Fort Myers 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
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
$57.54 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$82.95 per day
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$86.84 per day
Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$97.75 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$103.56 / per day
Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$119.15 / per day
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$100.38 / per day
Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$156.48 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:01 on 2022-05-16. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
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
8.5
Southwest Florida International Airport Car Rental

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. 

Here are some ideas of places a little further away that would be easy to reach with a rental car if you get tired of lounging around on the beach all day.

  • Big Cypress National Preserve: Less than two hours away from Fort Myers, and even closer to Naples, Big Cypress is a great place to experience the outdoors and the unique landscape of South Florida. The hiking trails are great, but perhaps best in winter. You can also stay at a campground, take a canoe tour, or enjoy some of the darkest skies on the East Coast and enjoy the view of the stars.  
  • Everglades National Park: Everglades is a little further away, but certainly worth the drive if you are in the southern part of Florida. There are many things to do in what is the third-largest national park in the lower 48, but don’t take our word for it — check out what the National Park Service has to say about it. 
  • Miami: The East Cost’s king of glam and nightlife, Miami is a can’t-miss destination when in the southern part of Florida — and just a two-and-half-hour drive down I-75, why not take a day to head there? Don’t miss wandering around Little Havana or just drive down Miami Beach’s Ocean Dr. to take in the atmosphere. 
  • Tampa: About a two-hour drive up I-75 from Fort Myers, the Tampa Bay area is another great destination in Florida. The nightlife and dining are excellent in Downtown Tampa, but there are also many options of things to do with the kids. The trip is definitely worth it, particularly for a day away from the beach. 

COVID-19 Update: As of February 2021, most restaurants and attractions are open and operating at a limited capacity to ensure social distancing. All airports in the US require face coverings to be worn, and this includes Southwest Florida Airport. See the airport's advisories on COVID-19 for the latest information. 

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 low-cost 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 $671 per day
  • Large cars - from $117 per day
  • Medium cars - from $94 per day
  • Vans - from $443 per day
  • Premium cars - from $441 per day
  • Small cars - from $91 per day
  • SUVs - from $139 per day

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 Airport 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)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • 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 Fort Myers Airport

  1. 48.6 km / 30.2 miles away
  2. 124.1 km / 77.1 miles away
  3. Car Rental in Pembroke Pines from $25.05 per day
    156.7 km / 97.4 miles away
  4. 162.3 km / 100.8 miles away
  5. 165.8 km / 103.0 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Miami Airport from $20.75 per day
    167.8 km / 104.3 miles away
  7. 167.8 km / 104.3 miles away
  8. 168.8 km / 104.9 miles away
  9. 169.3 km / 105.2 miles away
  10. 170.5 km / 105.9 miles away
  11. 172.7 km / 107.3 miles away
  12. Car Rental at Tampa Airport from $57.16 per day
    177.6 km / 110.3 miles away
  13. 177.9 km / 110.5 miles away
  14. Car Rental at Miami Port from $26.08 per day
    178.3 km / 110.8 miles away
  15. 178.4 km / 110.9 miles away
  16. 181.5 km / 112.8 miles away
  17. 205.8 km / 127.9 miles away
  18. 206.0 km / 128.0 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 Fort Myers Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers Airport
$32.75
January
$35.92
February
$38.04
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
$31.70
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Fort Myers Airport is December when prices for an Economy class start from $31.70. 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 $38.04 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 Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Fort Myers 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 Hyundai Santa Fe 5 2 SUVs
Avis Kia Rio 4 2 Small cars
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Ford Focus 3d 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Easirent Buick Encore 5 3 SUVs
FOX Kia Sportage 5 4 SUVs

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
November 13, 2020
Make sure you have your physical drivers license
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
November 5, 2020
SW Florida in my opinion is the best part of the state. Beautiful beaches, friendly people, great restaurants and Pubs.
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 12 Suppliers at Fort Myers Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 1 reviews
8336030306
10999 TERMINAL ACCESS RD,
$90 - $226
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+12395612227 / +18337631732
10999 Terminal Access Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33913
$95 - $334
National
Excellent 8.6
+18888266890 / +18336030307
10999 Terminal Access Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33913
$100 - $226
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
2397683100
10995 Terminal Access Rd
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
SIXT
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+18887498227
Rental Car Center, 10991 Terminal Access Road, Fort Myers
Avis
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
+12392252700
11005 Terminal Access Road
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
FOX
FOX
Excellent 8.3 / 27 reviews
+12397853040 / +18002254369
10431 Radar Court, Fort Myers.
$93 - $136
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.3 / 2 reviews
+12392252800
11005 Terminal Access Road
$121 - $342
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
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.3 / 6 reviews
+18664342226
10991 Terminal Access Road
$83 - $203
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thrifty
Excellent 8.2 / 5 reviews
+18772830898
10991 Terminal Access Rd
$86 - $230
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Europcar
Excellent 8 / 4 reviews
+12397853040
10431 Radar Court, Fort Myers, FL 33913
$100 - $123
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Easirent
Good 6.5 / 54 reviews
+12396663090 / +12399948709
14500 Global Parkway,Fort Myers FL,33913
$58 - $1516
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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