Tampa Car Rentals

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Chevrolet Spark

or equivalent Economy

passengers

4

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$18 /day

3620 N MAIN STREET GAINSVILLE HLE, Gainesville, FL 32609

Vehicle Determined

or equivalent Special Cars

passengers

2

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$25 /day

800 US HIGHWAY 41 BYP S, Venice, FL 34285

Buick Verano

or equivalent Standard

passengers

5

luggage

3

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$29 /day

3351 TAMIAMI TRAIL, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL FL 33952

Bmw X3

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

5

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$49 /day

TAMPA INT AIRPORT, TAMPA, FL 33607

Ford Transit

or equivalent Vans and Trucks

passengers

15

luggage

0

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$83 /day

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Chevrolet Express 11 passenger van automatic

or equivalent Vans and Trucks

passengers

11

luggage

4

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$115 /day

1110 N Westshore Blvd, TAMPA, FL 33607

Prices are based on searches made during the previous 7 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class.
There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

1001 w kennedy blvd

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

8.8 Out of 10 (Based on 16 reviews)

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Steve Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019, 5:37 PM

Counter people on both ends were great. Car was a pleasure to drive, only complaint is it wasn't clean. Food spills and grease/oil on the back seat. Windows were dirty

5.0 out of 5.0 4.0 out of 5.0

MJCA Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019, 3:35 PM

We rented from the downtown location and returned at the airport. Everything was smooth and easy and the car was in excellent condition. Easy cab ride from the port.

5.0 out of 5.0 1.0 out of 5.0

Michelle Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019, 6:51 PM

I arrived to pick up my vehicle and they did not have the compact Nissan Versa or equivalent and they did not have one available. I ended up with a mini van that was like a boat to drive around for my vacation. I agreed to take it because the counter person said that he would sign it out on empty but I was charged $65.16 for gas when I returned it.

700 south florida avenue, marriott waterside hotel

Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

8.0 Out of 10 (Based on 3 reviews)

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7.3
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8.0
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Sarah Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019, 10:34 PM

Getting to the rental place was confusing but it didn’t take long to get the paper work done and get our rental. The car had some minor scratches and the driver mirror was broken. I signed a form and was promised a follow up email with the photos but did not receive anything.

5.0 out of 5.0 5.0 out of 5.0

Hawkeye Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018, 3:58 PM

Construction at pick-up site would prevent access. Finding desk when into Marriott Hotel difficult to obtain. Set up took 30 + minutes to obtain vehicle. Derrick made us happy for inconvenience. Car very good with great gas mileage. Return vehicle to PC, Fl dropped keys in box no problem on Christmas Day. Thank you Hertz

513 south florida avenue

Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

7.6 Out of 10 (Based on 30 reviews)

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Jay1234 Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018, 9:34 PM

Was not great

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Tommynola Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018, 4:30 PM

Despite the operation being stuck back in time around 15-20 years ago as far as their p;aperworl and check out process goes, the friendly staff and efficiency of the operation more than made up for it.

1001 w kennedy bvd

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

7.0 Out of 10 (Based on 6 reviews)

7.0
7.3
8.0
7.0
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jm Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019, 11:42 PM

pickup and drop off on weekend so no traffic issues with downtown Tampa location. Used lyft to get to/from airport and saved $100's of dollars vs picking up car from airport. Staff was friendly and quick!

5.0 out of 5.0 1.0 out of 5.0

alexis Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019, 1:13 AM

i book a economy car like 6month ago when i get to enterprice in kennedy blvd. tampa they dint have any economy car for me. and the upgrade that they have was a 6v nissan frontier . and i wait a couple of days into a economy car come back .like the employed told me and got my cell.number and he never call me back. i never got the car thati reserve for 6month. very bad servive. my opinion maybe because i was latin. they dint help me enouth .

1001 w kennedy blvd

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

4.7 Out of 10 (Based on 3 reviews)

5.3
6.7
6.0
4.7
5.0 out of 5.0 1.0 out of 5.0

Paul Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018, 1:00 PM

My experience was very bad.. my cost increased by $100 when I rented the car.. no trust in hertz or Expedia

We collected 1,206 reviews in total for all stations in Tampa, Florida, United States of America with an average score of 8.1/10.
Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Car rentals in Tampa: All you need to know

Tampa is the largest city in Hillsborough County, Florida, and it’s full of must-see attractions. Affectionately referred to as 'The Big Guava,' Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida near the Gulf of Mexico. The city’s close proximity to the Gulf means the inviting waters of Tampa Bay are warm year-round. There’s no better way to experience the sun and surf of The Big Guava than being able to get to the beautiful beaches with a cheap rental car in Tampa.

How can I get a cheap car rental in Tampa?

Take our advice below in order to bag yourself the best deal on a car rental:

  • Search and compare all the deals available;
  • Avoid picking up your vehicle from an airport, as this can be costly;
  • Have a rough idea of how much mileage you’ll need for your rental period; 
  • Book as far ahead as possible.

Which car rental companies are situated in Tampa?

As well as the well-known companies like Sixt, Hertz, and Alamo, you can find a few smaller rental providers, too. Browse their inventory for the rental that best suits you.

What kind of car should I get in Tampa, Florida?

This very often depends on your vacation plans and the size of your travel group. Bringing the whole family? Browse our SUV and minivan rentals and you’ll never be short of leg room or luggage space. Solo traveler? Take to the road in a compact economy vehicle or treat yourself to a sporty convertible!

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

By law, you will need to be 21 to rent a car, and under 25s may be required to pay a surcharge.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Tampa, FL?

Yes. You can purchase insurance from the CarRentals.com checkout if you’re a U.S. citizen. Before you do, though, it’s advisable to ask your own car or credit card insurance provider if they cover you for rentals.

What fuel policy is available in Tampa?

Quite often, you’ll receive your vehicle with a full tank of fuel. The full-to-full policy means that you must return the rental with a full tank, too, so don’t forget to leave enough time to fill up!

Can I book with unlimited mileage when renting a car in Tampa, Florida?

Unlimited mileage is often the preferred choice and is widely available with CarRentals.com. If you opt for limited mileage, you’ll pay by the mile if you exceed the limit, so plan your journeys carefully.

Is it possible to hire a car one-way in Tampa?

Usually, yes. You might pay a surcharge for this, so check the rental company’s policy.

3 sights that you cannot miss in Tampa

Hop into your Tampa car rental and get ready to be dazzled:

  • Take in stunning views from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the ‘flag bridge’ of Florida;
  • Test your nerves on a roller coaster at Busch Gardens;
  • Visit the former cigar capital of the world in Ybor City, just under 3 miles from the downtown area.

3 great road trips from Tampa, Florida

As you’ve no doubt realized, Tampa’s urban sprawl is best negotiated with a car rental. You’ll find that exploring the Sunshine State is easy when you’ve got your own set of wheels:

  • Steer your rental car just over 20 miles west to check out St. Petersburg, home to the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum, top-rated restaurants, and beautiful Fort De Soto Park;
  • Head 60 miles south to beautiful Sarasota, with its white-sand beaches and various shopping districts;
  • Jacksonville is just under a 4-hour drive from Tampa, and is northern Florida’s hidden gem, with its excellent golf courses and quieter beaches.

What is parking like in Tampa?

There are public parking facilities across Tampa, in the form of parking garages, city-owned lots, and on-street parking. Make sure you read the signs for time restrictions to avoid being towed or issued a fine.

When you book your rental car, don’t spend hours searching multiple websites for the best bargains. Here at CarRentals.com, we offer the cheapest prices on rental cars in Tampa from the nation’s top vendors. Find great deals when you book through us, and get your Tampa vacation started in style.