Vacation with the car: Fort Myers is your starting point
The city of Fort Myers is a popular destination in Florida. A hire car is the best way to get around in the Sunshine State. Because, apart from Miami, there is no well-developed system for public transport in Florida. This also applies to Fort Myers. You can pick up a hire car downtown in Fort Myers.
A TUI Cars car rental partner is located at Southwest Florida International Airport just outside Fort Myers. Let your dream holiday in Florida start here. Please note there are some different traffic regulations from what you may be accustomed to in Europe. Also to drive a hire car in Fort Myers the driver must be at least 21 years old. This applies to any American state you travel to in your hire car. Discover the USA in a hire car - Fort Myers is a great starting point.
Travel tip: from Fort Myers by car to Orlando
When planning your road trip through Florida, you are sure to be thinking of Miami. But there are other interesting destinations worth visiting in your hire car: Fort Myers is only 150 kilometres to the west of Miami, and also just 150 kilometres from Orlando in the north. This big city in Orange County should definitely be on your itinerary.
Orlando is the heart of the Sunshine State aka Florida and boasts attractions for the whole family. Whether it is Walt Disney's World Resort, Universal Studios, the Kennedy Space Center or Sea World, kids will love it. Visit Orlando for several days in your hire car. Fort Myers is the start of a beautiful road trip.
Other countries, other traffic regulations
A hire car means comfort and mobility. However, in Fort Myers some traffic rules differ from those in mainland Europe. If the turn to the right at a red traffic light in Fort Myers is not forbidden by an additional sign, then it is allowed even without a green arrow. At crossroads there is no priority for cars coming from the right, rather the first to arrive has priority. On motorways you can overtake on the right.
However, be sure to keep your eye open for speed limits and other signs, as fines tend to be high here. You must always wait for a stopped school bus, no matter the direction. You may only pass a school bus when it is moving. In addition, there may be toll charges in and around Fort Myers. Hire cars are not exempt.