There is no better way to see everything Tampa has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own ride allows you to go to the attractions you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next trip to Florida even more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With close to a quarter-million people, Tampa is a city that has lots going on. Visitors come to enjoy Tampa's Pleasant winters. Of course, this city has more going on like its no lack of entertainment options. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Tampa as you can during your trip. And with your Budget rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
CarRentals.com works with some of the top dealers in the industry. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the lowest rate. Open for business in Los Angeles, California around 1958, Budget always strives to provide the best prices for their customers.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get a Tampa Budget car rental at a great price?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. But getting your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What do I need to bring when I pick up my rental car in Tampa?
You will need to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Tampa's minimum age to rent a car?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Tampa is 21. Take time to review Budget's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles especially.
What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to Tampa?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Tampa. Compact or economy automobiles are good for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have more room for luggage and be a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little luxury on their Tampa getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from Budget in the United States. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Budget does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to return my Budget rental with a full tank?
We suggest a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with full tank, and you should return it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Tampa has plenty to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to find out what else Florida has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Tampa. If you want to add even more entertainment on your Tampa trip, you can head to one of the three theme parks in the area. Embrace your inner child, or take the fam to Adventure Island or Adventure Island Water Park.
Does Tampa Budget offer one-way car rentals?
Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Tampa, having access to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Florida, you can drive when you like, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or spend time waiting for the bus.
Before your next business or leisure trip, book your Budget Tampa rental car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Reserve through CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Tampa, Florida.