Car Rental at Melbourne International Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015.
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Where to rent a car at Melbourne International Airport
Seven car rental companies operate their services out of Melbourne International Airport in Florida, with desks located at the Baggage Claim/carousels in the main terminal. These companies include Avis, Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Europcar, and Budget. Please be advised to arrange for your car rentals in advance through online means to avail of exclusive discounts, or via phone for direct quotes from customer service representatives since booking on arrival is not catered at the airport facility.
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What to expect when renting a car from Melbourne International Airport
Prepare all the necessary documents for renting cars, including identification documents, payment details (credit card/s), passport, driver's licence or driving permit/s if applicable, and others that might be requested.
Melbourne International Airport is surrounded by several roads that connect it to establishments, main highways, and central business districts. These roads include W. Nasa Boulevard/New North Road, N Apollo Boulevard and S Apolo Boulevard, Sarno Road, N. Wichham Road, and to some extent, Harbor City Boulevard, Route 192/New Haven Avenue, Interstate 95, and others. Most roads here are wide four-lane roads, although the inner roads stick with convenient two-lane roads. Although the airport does not have much various services, the surrounding five-miles (from all directions) pretty much have everything that will cover your travel needs. From retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and even a medical centre, you will have the convenience of accessing them from Melbourne International Airport.
From the airport, the nearest city centre is Melbourne, Florida, located along the Indian River and the Harbor City Boulevard. Central Melbourne can be reached in less than 10 minutes, through the Air Terminal Parkway towards the F. Hibiscus Boulevard. The airport is approximately 1.5 miles or 2.4 kilometres northwest of downtown Melbourne.
Driving around Melbourne International Airport
Melbourne in the U.S. state of Florida is served by approximately 300 miles or 480 kilometres of road. Roads in the south-eastern part of the city are oriented toward the north-south road, Babcock Street. There is also the east-west road located in the same area, called Brevard Drive. Roads in the city are all at least four-lane roads, unless otherwise designated. Some of the main thoroughfares within Melbourne include U.S. 1 or Harbor City Boulevard, running parallel to the Indian River; U.S. Route 192 or New Haven Avenue or Strawbridge Avenue, passing through the commercial, entertainment, and retail areas of the city; Interstate 95 with six-lanes; SR A1A, traversing the beaches and providing access into Brevard County; SR 507 or Babcock Street; SR 404 or Pineda Causeway; SR 508 or NASA Boulevard; SR 518 or Eau Gallie Boulevard; CR 509 or Wickham/Minton Road; and CR 511 or John Rhodes Boulevard/Aurora Road.
Getting to your destination
Known for its many amusement parks and street culture, Orlando is a vibrant city just an hour or so from Melbourne's main beach theme. Visit various theme parks and studios, and delve into the locals' way of living.
Reach Orlando by getting on the I-95 North from U.S. 1 N/S Harbor City Boulevard and Sarno Road. Continue on the I-95 N, and then take FL-528 W to E South St. in Orlando. Take exit 11A from FL-408 West, and drive to W South Street all the way to Orlando's centre. Tolls are expected, and light to moderate traffic will be the drive's theme.
Party like there's no tomorrow in this all-in-one destination. Beaches, beauties, booze, and binging are some of the best things to do here!
Reach Miami by getting on the I-95 S in Palm Bay from S Babcock Street, towards Florida's Turnpike to Downtown Distributor in Miami. Take exit 2C from the I-95 S, and then drive to U.S. 1 to central Miami.
The county seat of Hillsborough County, Tampa is a one-of-a-kind destination located near the Gulf of Mexico.
Tampa can be reached by driving through the I-95 North from U.S. 1 N/S Harbor City Boulevard and Sarno Road. Continue on the I-95 North, and then take FL-528 W, FL 417 Toll S, and I-4 W to FL-60 W/US-41 Bus N/E Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa. Take exit 8 from FL-618 Toll, and then continue to follow the said road towards Kennedy Boulevard and N Morgan Street to head to central Tampa.