Car rentals in Coral Springs will give you greater access to "everything under the sun," as the city’s motto claims. If you are planning to relax at one of the many beaches near Coral Springs, packing your belongings in a personal vehicle will allow you to bring all the essentials for an enjoyable day in the sand. Should you wish to visit nearby Miami and experience the famous nightlife and party atmosphere, Coral Springs rental cars will typically get you there in less than an hour, while public transit can take around 3h.
The nearest major airport is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which offers car rentals in Coral Springs through the Rental Car Center next to Terminal 1. If you are flying into Terminal 1, you can access the Rental Car Center by walking across the Concourse B pedestrian bridge to the security checkpoint. Travelers who are flying into Terminals 2, 3 or 4 can access the Rental Car Center via the free shuttle, which leaves from pickup zones outside each baggage claim area.
Pedestrians have the right of way in Coral Springs and nearby Miami, so be sure to drive with diligence and watch out for people crossing the street at designated crosswalks. Bicycles are also considered vehicles in the state of Florida, so you will need to give them sufficient space when sharing the roads and allow them to merge if necessary. Do your best to stay within the flow of traffic, as you can actually get a ticket in Florida for driving too slow.
The most common weather pattern in Coral Springs is rain, with an average of more than 60 inches per year and reaching over 7 inches per month in the spring and summer months. If you are not familiar with driving in rainy weather, exercise caution and drive at a safe speed with your headlights on. Hurricane season lasts from June to November, with flooding common throughout the city. Check the weather forecast and use caution if you need to travel during heavy rainstorms, and avoid standing water.
Book your rental car in Coral Springs at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Compact rental cars in Coral Springs are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Coral Springs
The average gas price in Coral Springs is C$ 5.78 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 69 and C$ 92, depending on the car size.
Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Coral Springs.
A Compact car rental in Coral Springs costs C$ 41 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Coral Springs costs C$ 97 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Coral Springs costs C$ 47 per day, on average.
In Coral Springs, cars are most frequently rented at Right Cars Fort Lauderdale Airport (25 km from city centre ).
If you are planning to reserve Coral Springs rental cars during hurricane season, a larger vehicle, such as an intermediate SUV, is a safe choice due to the frequent rainstorms and flooding. For those planning a visit to Miami, a smaller vehicle, such as an intermediate or standard car, will give you greater maneuverability within the city and more efficient mileage to make the drive, which is about 50 miles.
The city of Coral Springs has been struggling to control cut-through traffic, which is when commuters use the side streets of the city to avoid delays on the freeway. The speed limits on streets near the freeways, such as Highway 869 and Highway 817, are strictly monitored and generally range from 25mph to 35mph. If you are planning to travel outside the city, the highways themselves have a speed limit of 65mph in urban areas, which extends all the way through Fort Lauderdale to Miami.
Downtown Coral Springs offers metered street parking for visitors, along with parking garages for major businesses. Rates can range from $0.75 to $2 per hour. There are also a number of private parking lots with similar rates within the city. The Coral Square Mall is found in the southeast region of Coral Springs and offers a parking garage dedicated to shoppers.