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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in South Miami

  • While public transportation options exist in South Miami, they can be limited or inconvenient for travelers who want to visit specific destinations or explore the area on their own schedule. Therefore, renting cheap car rentals in South Miami allows visitors to easily access popular attractions such as the Miami Seaquarium, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and the nearby Everglades National Park. Having South Miami car rentals also makes it easier to explore the diverse neighborhoods of South Miami, each with its own unique character and attractions. In addition, if you are planning to take a day trip outside of the city, having a car is essential.
  • Miami Airport (MIA) is the main airport serving South Miami and it is just 9 miles away. The rental car offices at MIA are located on the lower level of the Central Terminal (Concourse E). There is an airport shuttle to the rental car center (RCC) from the terminals, which runs every few minutes. Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) is approximately 30 miles from South Miami. The rental car offices at FLL are located in a consolidated rental car center (RCC), which can be accessed via a dedicated shuttle bus from all terminals.
  • Driving cheap car rentals in South Miami can be challenging for those who are not familiar with the city's unique driving style and traffic patterns. One unique rule in South Miami is the requirement to turn on headlights while driving in inclement weather, including rain or fog. South Miami drivers are also generally considered to be impatient and aggressive. This can lead to frequent incidents of tailgating, honking, and aggressive lane changes. Bicycles are also a common sight on South Miami roads, particularly in the more bike-friendly neighborhoods such as Coconut Grove. Drivers should therefore give cyclists plenty of room when passing and be aware of designated bike lanes.
  • South Miami is a densely populated area of Miami, and the rush hour typically occurs from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. Traffic can be congested, especially on main highways like I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. South Miami generally has mild weather throughout the year. However, it can experience heavy rainfall during the summer months typically between June to September, and the occasional hurricane during hurricane season. Drivers should be cautious when driving cheap car rentals in South Miami during heavy rainfall as roads can become slippery and visibility can be reduced.
  • Book your car hire in South Miami at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in South Miami are around 89% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Miami

  • How much is the price of fuel in South Miami?

    The average price of fuel in South Miami is R69,99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R840 and R1 120, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in South Miami?

    Standard (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South Miami.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Miami airport (MIA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Miami airport include Avis and Sixt.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Miami airport (MIA)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Miami airport to off-airport locations include Avis and Sixt.

  • How can I find car hires near me in South Miami?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in South Miami?

    A Standard car hire in South Miami costs R704 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in South Miami?

    A Full Size car hire in South Miami costs R1 625 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in South Miami?

    An Intermediate car hire in South Miami costs R460 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in South Miami?

    Given the city's hot and humid climate, a car with good air conditioning is highly recommended. That being said, if you are looking to truly immerse yourself in the South Miami experience, a convertible may be the way to go. Additionally, a convertible allows you to easily access some of the city's more scenic routes, such as the famous Ocean Drive in nearby Miami Beach.

  • What’s the speed limit in South Miami?

    In South Miami, speed limits are posted on signs and must be adhered to at all times. On residential streets, school zones, and areas with high pedestrian traffic, the speed limit is usually 25 mph while on main roads within the city, the speed limit is typically 35 mph. On highways such as I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, the speed limit is usually 65-70 mph, but this can vary depending on the section of the highway.

  • Where are the best places to park in South Miami?

    South Miami has free street parking in some areas, but it is typically limited to a certain time limit. Parking prices can range from $1 to $4 per hour. If you would rather park South Miami car rentals in parking garages and lots, you will find them mostly concentrated around the shopping and commercial areas. Be prepared to pay a fee, which can range from $1 to $10 per hour. Popular parking garages include the Shops at Sunset Place, South Miami Hospital, and the SunTrust Bank Building. 

South Miami car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8,8

Very Good

23 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in South Miami

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Locations in South Miami

6796 Southwest 40th Street

+1 305 667 3205

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

8330 South Dixie Highway

+1 305 661 6414

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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1,9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Returned car one hour late as thought it was due back an hour later. Avis charged me $58.00 for the one hour. The rate per day was $26.00. This is outrageous and total piracy. So ridiculous and stealing from customer. I am a business client so was shocked at this unethical business practice. Beware of Avis!!

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, loved the Chrysler 300.

Cons:

My initial flight was delayed so I called asking if I could pick up the car the next day, I was told it wouldn't be a problem but the person I spoke with didn't ask my name or reservation number. When I got there the next day, there were no Chrysler 300's available and I got a Kia Optima that smelled like body odor. I was able to take it to the airport Avis and get the Chrysler thankfully, and everyone was great that I dealt with, but obviously it would have been ideal to get the car I requested at the location I planned. Otherwise I would have just gone to the airport spot.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Off airport pickup (SW 40th St, Miami), saving airport add-ons, “as advertised”, quick and friendly, no surprises or hard up-selling effort.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

I thought I was picking my car up from the Miami airport. Turns out I had to take a cab to another rental agency a few miles into Miami. Once there, my car was ready but not at the same price I booked the car for.

4,8 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Hi I was deeply disappointed to learn that I'm not insured against 3rd party liability! The rental price went up by 14$/day which was no longer a bargain. Kindly, change the information provided to the customer. I'd also appreciate a remedy from your side for the incurred $14x13 days expenses. Plus, I received no offer to prepay tolls - so I'd be paying more after.

5,6 Fair

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like cigarette and I could not change it because it was the only they had at the pick up location. I used it for a 5 hour trip, and I had to buy car deodorizer and even with that the scent was strong.

1 out of 6

Hertz

No score available yet

3 locations in South Miami

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Locations in South Miami

370 S. Dixie Hwy

+1 305 444 3099

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

455 Grand Bay Drive

+1 786 425 2515

Opening times not available

7401 Sw 40th St

+1 305 262 0736

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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6,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was super easy and the car was great and really clean

Cons:

When picking up the car, the Hertz representatives never once let us know that the location would be closed on the return day. When we went to drop off the car, I had to call customer service 3 times. The key drop off box had been stolen and missing for what looked like a long time, judging by the screws on the ground and imprint of the box on the wall. After waiting 20 minutes on the line with the roadside assistance team, I eventually had to lock the keys in the car and leave so I didn't miss my flight. The team needs to communicate better about drop off/procedures especially if the location is closed on the day of return.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. I would never rent from this particular Hertz again and I don't recommend anyone rent from them.

Cons:

First, this rental facility is off airport property. There is NO shuttle from the airport, which I was unaware of. I had to take a taxi for $30! I rented a "full size car", a Chevy Malibu. The car was trashed! It took myself and a Hertz employee almost 15 minutes to document all the previous damage to the vehicle. It was covered in dents, scratches. The rims were damaged from grinding on curbing and were filthy. The Hertz employee told me the car was damaged "during Spring Break" rentals. The inside of the car was clean with the exception of the interior glass. I would have refused the vehicle under any other circumstances but I was pressed with time so after carefully documenting, including photos, the damage I accepted it. I was returning the vehicle at 4:00AM because of an early flight. I then was told that this particular Hertz has NO drop box! I was told that I could return the vehicle this to the airport at an additional cost of over $50! Once again, I had no choice. I had to take the hit. Rent from this Hertz at your own peril.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Pickup wait could have been quicker.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing at all, Hertz said they needed a soft credit check in order to rent a car.

Cons:

Do the same as other agencies like Alamo that I had been and will return to, and if you have the funds rent the vehicle.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff

1 out of 7

Budget

No score available yet

2 locations in South Miami

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Locations in South Miami

6796 Southwest 40th Street

+1 305 667 3180

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

8330 South Dixie Highway

+1 305 669 5506

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was ready at arrival

Cons:

Car was dirty on outside a quick wipe down was done prior to my arrival however it was still very dusty. Inside of vehicle were carpet stains, build up of food in cup holders and faint smell of cigarette smoke. Vehicle would stutter sporadically while on the road. I was concerned throughout the whole trip the car may need service

2,0 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was the BIGGEST NIGHTMARE EVER. They didn’t have a car available for my Saturday reservation, they had me come back Sunday and again didn’t have a car available then either. And all this I was dragging my 5 month old son in a car seat taking a Uber back and forth with him to get a car, until finally they told me I had to go to the airport location to get a car and that was done Sunday night after taking another Uber with my son to the airport to get a car. IT WAS A TOTAL TOTAL NIGHTMARE. And I didn’t enjoy any parts of it at all...

3,6 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Reasonable price for weekly rental with drop off different from pickup location. Budget rental reservation Agents did assist with billing and car availabilty issues.

Cons:

Car was unavailable at the origanal location, so had to pick up from airport. Car was dirty inside and out, stained rear seats. Vehicle had slight shimmy at highway speed and brakes grabbed/ pulsated.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Didn't have vehicle, sent me to another location an hour away at my own cost and charged me extra to rent from there. Reason provided for not giving me vehicle: "Meh, the people who deliver vehicles to our location don't care." Most horrid rental experience of my life. Day ruined, no apologies at all, and at nearly double the quoted price too. Stay far away from these crooks.

4,0 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was finally able to get my car after much arguing with the manager.

Cons:

They had no cars available, even after accepting our reservation and confirming via phone that they had the cars. When I showed up there were no cars. The entire team's mentality was "not my problem". A couple not from the US needed a way to get to Orlando and was asking about a gray hound or some sort of bus, the best help they could offer was "use your phone and Google it yourselves". The team would take any opportunity to open their phones and look at Facebook, even if you were mid conversation.

2,0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Got a call a while flying in they didn't have the car I reserved months in advanced.

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

3 locations in South Miami

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Locations in South Miami

7275 Sw 40th Street

+1 305 262 1880

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

8324 S Dixie Hwy

+1 305 668 3374

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

9800 S. Dixie Hwy

+1 305 670 8777

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I had to return the original vehicle due to engine trouble. I was given a new vehicle. The exchange was flawless. I was very impressed and satisfied with the ease of the transaction.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

No and No.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They did not have enough cars for customers, blamed spring break. Stranded people were upset. I got a car as a favor it seemed. But it was old and dirty inside and out (while Covid-19 is still going on), it felt gross, I wiped driver's area myself. I had to ask to get the dirty glasses cleaned. Also dashboard signaled car needing service. Card processing tool was malfunctioning. I had to ask how tolls work in Florida, no info offered. Gave me wrong closing time (on paper, and verbally by the kind but uninformed rep who processed my pick-up) thus I found location closed at drop-off! The representative locked in the office was reluctant to offer assistance. Stressful. It all felt chancy, unreliable, unsettling.

Cons:

Should be prepared with sufficient vehicles to match bookings. Clean the cars well. Have knowledgeable and proactive staff. Have consistency in published business hours on all platforms. Provide right info on paper. Have an automated system to send a alert text to renters with drop-off location and time the day before. And, answer the phone!!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I had a reservation but when I went to pick up the car at the assigned time there were NO CARS AVAILABLE. Unforgivable.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

People were friendly and helpful

Cons:

Had to wait over 1 hour and 30 minutes to receive my rental because they stated they ran out of cars.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff excellent. Return directions not labeled clearly in garage area

Cons:

Better signage for return in parking garage

1 out of 3

Classique Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in South Miami

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Locations in South Miami

80 South st florida

+1 954 573 9046

Opening times not available

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115 travellers who hired a car in South Miami gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.8

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