If you want to see everything Tampa has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't waste your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own ride enables you to go to the spots you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Florida more enjoyable with a National 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 take advantage of Tampa's Pleasant winters. Of course, this city has more going on like its tons of entertainment options. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of Tampa as possible while on your trip. And with your National rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
Originally founded by two dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything economy to SUVs, allowing you to choose the best automobile for your next holiday.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I find the best prices on a Tampa National car rental?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. But getting your car well ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Make sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What should I bring with me when I get my car rental in Tampa?
You will need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Tampa?
Most suppliers in Tampa require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to review National's policy to find out what the total cost is before you book.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Tampa?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Tampa. Economy or compact vehicles are easier to park and ideal for short drives. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their Tampa getaway can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent in the United States. Many of the major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Tampa. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip to Tampa. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
We encourage a full to full policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Tampa?
Tampa has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to find out what else Florida has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Tampa. If you are looking for more excitement on your Tampa getaway, you can check out one of the three theme parks in the region. Embrace your thrill-seeking side, or take the clan to Adventure Island or Adventure Island Water Park.
Can I get a one-way rental from National?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at a different National. Be aware there is typically an additional fee when you pick one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Tampa, having the keys to your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Florida, you can go when you like, without trying to signal for a cab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before your next business or leisure venture, book your National Tampa car rental and visit all the must-do activities at your own pace. Book with CarRentals.com and hit the road in Tampa, Florida.