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Renting a Car at Tampa Airport (TPA): Everything you need to know

As you begin your descent, you can feel the anticipation rising. As soon as you grab your luggage, your vacation can start in this exciting city, as you start your adventure. With all there is to see and do in Tampa, you are going to want a car to check off everything on your bucket list. What better way to get a jump start on your holiday than to get behind the wheel right away? We gathered practically all you'll need to ensure your rental experience at Tampa Airport (TPA) is as easy as can be.

Where do I locate the most affordable rental car provider at Tampa Airport? can help you plan how you'll be getting around on your trip to Tampa. If you want to get the best possible deal, you can:

  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Determine the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car then you need
  • Make sure you are aware of any cost for an added driver, fuel policy, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book your car

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Tampa?

The minimum age to rent a vehicle in Tampa is 21. Be aware there is usually an added charge if you are under 25. Moreover, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be further age restrictions. Check with the rental car company before you book.

What car rental companies have counters at Tampa Airport?

You'll find 16 rental companies at the Tampa Airport. Rent from companies like Fox, Payless, Avis, and Carl's, plus several more. With more than a dozen great options, you are certain to get the price and the auto that you like.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?

Proof of insurance is required before you rent in Tampa. You can purchase additional insurance through your supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Many major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) typically offer coverage. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Tampa. Additionally, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout if you are a citizen of the United States.

What items will I need when picking up my car rental?

You will need to carry with you your credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What is the fuel policy on my rental car?

We advise a full tank policy. You should receive your automobile with full tank of gas, and you should bring it back it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car.

Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Tampa?

Tampa might have more than enough to keep you busy, however you may want to drive to other attractions to check out what else this region has. You can explore the rest of the area without worrying about mileage limits when you venture to find out what else Florida has to offer.

Can I get a one-way rental for my Tampa trip?

The majority of rental car suppliers typically offer one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your rental car at a different location. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.

What sort of rental car should I get for my trip to Tampa?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you have in mind after you land in Tampa. Compact or economy automobiles are great for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a mid-size or SUV is going to have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Tampa getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.

Your Tampa rental car is waiting at the airport

With Tampa's abundance of sights and activities, you'll want to make your trip worthwhile. When you book a rental car with a company you can rely on, it will be that much easier to focus on the things that really matter, instead of worrying over outrageous scheduling expenses. So, on your next vacation, score big on our deals when you reserve your affordable Tampa car rental.

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