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Car Hire Cape Canaveral Mini Guide

Guide to Hiring a Car in Cape Canaveral, Florida


Introduction

Cape Canaveral, the gateway to outer space and a gem on Florida's Atlantic coast, has much to offer beyond its famous spaceport. Renting a car here not only gives you easy access to the Kennedy Space Center but also lets you explore other attractions at your own pace. Here's what you need to know.

1. Benefits of Hiring a Car in Cape Canaveral:

Flexibility: No need to adjust to the schedules of public transportation or tour groups. Plan your itinerary and travel at your leisure.

Diverse Attractions: From beaches to space centers, Cape Canaveral and the surrounding areas offer a plethora of sights. A car gives you the freedom to visit them all.

Cost-Efficiency: For groups or families, hiring a car can often be more economical than individual transport fares.

Comfort: Enjoy the convenience of air conditioning, storage for purchases or beach gear, and the choice of your preferred car model.

2. Distance to Nearest Airport:

Orlando International Airport (MCO): The primary airport serving the region, it's roughly 45 miles from Cape Canaveral. The drive usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour via FL-528 E.

3. Tolls, Road Conditions, and Traffic:

Tolls: The main route from Orlando to Cape Canaveral, FL-528 E (Beachline Expressway), is a toll road. It's advisable to have some change on hand or check with your rental agency about electronic toll options like SunPass.

Road Conditions: Cape Canaveral's roads, like many in Florida, are well-maintained and clearly marked.

Traffic: While Cape Canaveral itself is often smooth-sailing, traffic can build up on weekends or during rocket launches. Always factor in some extra travel time on such days.

4. Recommended Attractions & Distances/Routes:

Kennedy Space Center: The defining attraction of the area, it's located about 20 minutes north of Cape Canaveral via FL-405.

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse: Just a 15-minute drive from the heart of Cape Canaveral via Central Blvd and Lighthouse Rd.

Jetty Park Beach: A beautiful local beach, it's just a quick 10-minute drive from central Cape Canaveral via George J. King Blvd.

Port Canaveral Exploration Tower: Offering panoramic views and exhibits, it's only 5 minutes away via Flounder St and George J. King Blvd.

Manatee Sanctuary Park: A peaceful spot ideal for picnics and wildlife viewing, it's a 10-minute journey via Thurm Blvd.

5. Tips for an Optimal Experience:

Navigation: Using a reliable navigation app or GPS system can help you find the quickest routes and provide real-time traffic updates.

Parking: Many attractions in Cape Canaveral offer ample parking, but it's good to check parking fees in advance.

Stay Informed: If you're keen on witnessing a rocket launch, monitor the Kennedy Space Center's schedule. It can be a highlight of your trip!

Conclusion:

Hiring a car in Cape Canaveral provides a perfect blend of freedom and convenience, ensuring you can maximize your time in this historic location. Whether you're gazing at rockets, lounging on the beach, or exploring natural parks, Cape Canaveral by car promises a journey filled with memories.

Current Rental Rates in Cape Canaveral

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.47 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 276.31 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.80 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 278.65 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 40.14 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 280.99 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Cape Canaveral: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Cape Canaveral is located on what is known as America’s ‘Space Coast’
  • It’s actually located on a barrier island called Merritt Island
  • Until 1973 it was known as Cape Kennedy
  • The Kennedy Space Centre is the site for the launch of almost all America’s space missions
  • The waters off the Cape are famed for the quality of their sport fishing

 

Cape Canaveral - Popular Destinations

  • Orlando: Approximately 53 miles away.
  • Cocoa Beach: Around 13 miles away.
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Approximately 12 miles away.
  • Port Canaveral: Around 8 miles away.
  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge: Approximately 17 miles away.

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Cape Canaveral

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No.1: ALAMO,
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No.3: HERTZ,
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No.2: AVIS,
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Cape Canaveral car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo US Corporate
  • € 276.29
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 39.47
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 29
    Most Popular Type:
    Fullsize
  • 10
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Versa
  • 112
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Cape Canaveral

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