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Transportation from Ft Myers airport -

Is there any scheduled transportation from Ft Myers airport to Marco Island??? Car rentals are now over $600 for one week. Please help in terms of either scheduled transportation or any ideas for less expensive car rental. We arrive on a Saturday after 4 PM and the only rental desk open seems to be at the airport for over $600!!!

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1. Re: Transportation from Ft Myers airport -

I gather there are shuttle vans for around $85 each way. A better bet would probably be a taxi/limo service at $89 each way. A google search shows several results.

$600 seems a lot - Hertz website shows me rates of less than $300 even for a 'full size', Their office at RSW is shown as open 04:30 to 00:30 7 days a week so it should be open when you arrive. Their best deals are the prepaid in advance.

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2. Re: Transportation from Ft Myers airport -

I just checked the Alamo website ... over Christmas and New Years it will cost $1,300 for 2 weeks for a full size car at RSW.

They have a market that needs to rent and use cars ... supply and demand.

Last year cars were tight during peak season on Marco without a reservation ... I found this out by trying to rent a car at Enterprise on Bald Eagle .... I think this was around New Years ... I was told "people are holding on to their cars, since the weather was bad up North in the US".

So make sure you have a reservation during those few peak times/holidays.

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I would try Priceline for car rental.

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I second the suggestion for Priceline. Posters are reporting good luck in the 14 to 20 dollar/ day range for compacts.

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5. Re: Transportation from Ft Myers airport -

Where are you staying? Do you really need a car? The island is really small and Canary Taxi is a great service. Maybe don't rent a car at all. We've gone for years and many times the rental car sat and collected dust. Since we've had 2 kids in college, and one at NYU (we're poor now) we've gone without a car and called Canary. There is a Hertz office at the Marriott if you want a car for a day to go to Naples, or the outlets or Stan's on Goodland. Always throw in a word for Stan's! So think about that.

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6. Re: Transportation from Ft Myers airport -

TurnerBudd, I just posted 1"Question" on the Marco TA forum ... that renting/having a car is a requirement on Marco. I really value your opinion.

Am I wrong to post "definately you need to get a car".

In my opinion, if you want a strict beach vacation (stay on the beach for 24 hours a day) you don't need a car to really see Marco. Secondly, you don't need a car if you have been to Marco a million times and have done all the activities.

For 80% of the visitors isn't it best to have a car?

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7. Re: Transportation from Ft Myers airport -

MarcoRed, I agree with you, but also agree with Turnerbudd. When we stay, we certainly don't use a car every day. I suppose it depends where you are staying. If you're on the beach, I don't think you need a car for the whole stay. Apart from the rental, parking can add considerably to the cost. Worth checking that out. Like Turnerbudd, there've been days when we didn't use a car at all, and found that several restaurants on the island would provide transport, and even if they don't a taxi is much cheaper. Let's face it, what a nice problem, to rent or not to rent on Marco!

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If you are just looking for transportation from the airport to Marco, we tried a new car service offering an introductory rate of $55.00 from the airport to Marco. It's called A-Class Transportation and the number is 239-389-0550 and ask for Mike. Mike has been a driver for another service for a long time and is now starting out on his own. We have always been delighted with his service.

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9. Re: Transportation from Ft Myers airport -

We stayed at the Hilton a couple of years ago and we used our rental car everyday. We just like to be able to go where we want when we want. Try Priceline. I think you will get a price that is affordable for you. We are headed to the Marriott Crystal Shores next month and it can't get here soon enough!

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