Fort Myers is the gateway to the southwest of Florida, a great tourist attraction in this American state. The great weather and the surrounding beaches draw millions of visitors annually. Famous Americans also used to have their summer homes here, like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Both summer homes are tourist attractions.
The city itself has 60,000 inhabitants, but Fort Myers forms part of a metropolitan area (Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan Area) where ten times more people live.
Fort Myers is located in the southwest of the state of Florida in the United States, on the wide estuary of the Caloosahatchee River. Like the rest of Florida, it has a subtropical climate with short, mild winters and hot, wet summers. Most rainfall falls from June until September.
Fort Myers is the capital of Lee County and a regional commercial center. Tourism forms the main pillar of local economy. The store chain Chico's (women's fashion) is headquartered here.
Fort Myers Airport, Southwest Florida International Airport, is situated over 25 kilometers southeast of the city center. It's easily reachable by rental car. From the center you first take the Dr Martin Luther King Blvd and then the I-175. The exit to the airport (exit 131) is clearly signposted.
Fort Myers and surroundings have good public bus transport. As indicated by the name of the bus company, Lee Trans not only takes care of city transport, but also arranges connections with other destinations in Lee County.
Traffic and Parking
Fort Myers isn't very large and you'll have no trouble finding your way around. There are also sufficient facilities to park your car. Bear in mind that a toll is charged on the bridges to Cape Coral and Sanibel Island off the coast. No toll is charged on the way back.
Fort Myers is an important holiday destination and therefore has no lack of accommodations. Reviews of the hotels, motels and inns vary widely though; especially some hotels in the city center receive bad reviews. Compare well before booking a room. Most hotels and holiday resorts lie on Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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