While there are some public transportation options available in the Florida Keys, the area of the Florida Keys is so vast that you almost certainly need a car to get around. While you could rent a car in the mainland Florida area and make the drive to the Florida Keys, some people find this drive a little unnerving because of all the time spent over the water. That is why a good option is to rent a car in Key West and then take drives around the area.
Driving in the Florida Keys is really the same as driving anywhere in the United States but there are a few rules to keep in mind when you drive here. As with any other state in the United States, people here drive on the right side of the road. When you come to a red light, you can make a right turn as long as you stop first. You may not text while you drive, but you can talk on your phone while you drive as long as you're using the phone in a hands-free manner.
When you rent with one of the major rental car chains, you will find different age requirements depending on the type of car you wish to rent. For example, if you want to rent a luxury car or a premium SUV, you'll likely need to be at least twenty five years old. If you plan on renting a more basic car, such as a generic sedan, you most likely will only need to be twenty one years old. Most rental car companies will expect you to have a major credit card to rent a car, although some will allow the use of a debit card when renting a car. If you do go this route, chances are you will need to be at least twenty five years old to rent a car. They will also put restrictions on the type of car you can rent and will keep a sizeable deposit on your card during the term of your rental for security purposes.
On average a rental car in Florida Keys costs $45 per day.
Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Florida Keys.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at NU Car ($5/day), Right Cars ($5/day) and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL ($8/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Florida Keys are Alamo (8.5, 288 reviews), Sixt (7.2, 315 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (6.7, 248 reviews).
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On average a rental car in Florida Keys costs $253 per week ($36 per day).
On average a rental car in Florida Keys costs $1,085 per month ($36 per day).