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Tampa Car Rental Deals from $18.55 /day

Economy

(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 18.55 /day

($ 55.65 total)

Special

(Kia Soul or Similar)

special
  • 5
  • 5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 19.60 /day

($ 58.8 total)

Compact

(Nissan Versa Note or Similar)

compact
  • 4
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 19.63 /day

($ 78.52 total)


Intermediate

(Honda Civic or Similar)

intermediate
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 21.65 /day

($ 64.95 total)

Fullsize

(Kia Optima or Similar)

fullsize
  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 23.33 /day

($ 163.33 total)

Standard

(Mitsubishi Galant or Similar)

standard
  • 5
  • 4-5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 26.31 /day

($ 157.87 total)


Prices displayed are as of September, 2016.

Tampa Car Rental Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 178 ratings

ACE

"The staff member who checked us in(can't remember his name)was awesome, very friendly!" TRUDY

(Reviewed on October 01, 2015 )

Alamo

"I was slightly skeptical since I had not heard of CarRentals.com, but very pleased with the value and the service. The website was easy to navigate as well. I will recommend them to everyone. Thanks." ALBERT

(Reviewed on September 22, 2015 )


Fox

"The young man at the counter checking us in did a great job. He explained everything well and took his time to make sure we understood our options. He was pleasant to work with and quite courteous. He is an asset to your company. Thanks," MICHAEL

(Reviewed on September 18, 2015 )

Fox

"I would like to say a special thanks to vijay, Brian and Andres for their excellent customer services!!! This was at the Hillsborough avenue location" BARBARAJEAN

(Reviewed on September 10, 2015 )


ACE

"Nothing Outstanding only because the staff was so busy that they do not have time to be cordial and I understand that. I am always hesitant that they do not check the car thoroughly when I bring it back and then I receive an e-mail telling me that I owe thousands of dollars in repair. That is what I am always afraid of when you rent from a very busy place and the staff have no time at all." JEFFREY

(Reviewed on September 03, 2015 )

ACE

"the shuttle was right there as I walked out the door. It was also there when I returned the car in the morning. Very satisfied" BARBARA

(Reviewed on September 03, 2015 )


Sixt

"Good experience. Inside of car could have been vacuumed better. Very helpful and pleasant staff." NANCIE

(Reviewed on September 01, 2015 )

Dollar

"Awesome!!!!!" DEMARIO

(Reviewed on August 27, 2015 )


Alamo

"I know for sure my price was excellent. My sister who I met in Tampa looked for a good rate and could not come close to what I found. I always use CarRentals.com because you cannot beat their price." LOIS

(Reviewed on August 24, 2015 )

E-Z

"Jorge, at EZ rent a car is a real gentleman and one of the few people on the Tampa rental car scene who is a pleasure to do business with. Please pass on my thanks to him " RICHARD

(Reviewed on August 20, 2015 )


Alamo

"Great experience made it so simple and easy." CHARLES

(Reviewed on August 18, 2015 )

Sixt

"The staff was GREAT!! Every visit was good and outstanding. From entering the building to the return. Great" BRIAN

(Reviewed on August 16, 2015 )


E-Z

"Awesome! Last minute, let me get in and out fast, staff was great, nice Optima...will use you again." WILLIAM

(Reviewed on August 16, 2015 )

Alamo

"awesome" DELICIA

(Reviewed on August 13, 2015 )


Your Guide to Tampa, FL

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.

History of Tampa

Tampa was incorporated as a village in 1849, with less than a thousand people (many of whom were soldiers stationed at nearby Fort Brooke). During the Civil War, Tampa seceded along with the rest of Florida; the Union blockaded Tampa Bay, then occupied the city itself during the post-war reconstruction period. Like many Florida cities, Tampa’s growth in the 1950s and beyond was due to hosting military bases during World War II. Returning servicemen often settled near their former bases, bringing their new families with them. Additionally, Tampa rapidly expanded its infrastructure, building numerous highways and bridges and opening up access to itself and the rest of Florida.

Getting Around Guava

Hop into your Tampa car rental and get ready to be dazzled. Take in stunning views at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, scream with delight on a roller coaster at Busch Gardens, and visit the former cigar capital of the world in Ybor City. Located just under 3 miles from the downtown area, Ybor City is a National Historic Landmark District, so drive slowly down its old streets, occasionally parking to take some pictures of the old buildings. No matter how you choose to fill your days, car rentals in Tampa are the most convenient way to take in everything on your itinerary.
As you’ve no doubt realized, Tampa’s urban sprawl is best negotiated with a ca rental. Why sit around waiting at a bus stop, or worse, shelling out your precious vacation money for an expensive cab? You’ll also find that exploring the rest of the Sunshine State is suddenly on the table when you’ve got your own set of wheels. Steer your rental car just over 20 miles west to check out St. Petersburg, or head 60 miles south to beautiful Sarasota. With a rental car from CarRentals.com, you aren’t confined to bus routes or even one city—all of Florida is yours to explore.

Sunshine and Heat

When you arrive in Tampa, you can expect hot, humid summer days and thunderstorms. These thunderstorms are so frequent, in fact, that Tampa is called the “Lightning Capital of North America,” so keep that in mind when wandering around during an afternoon storm. Temperatures range from the 70s to the 90s year-round, though you’ll see the latter most often in July and August. In winter, the end of the rainy season means a slight drop in humidity and temperatures in the 70s. Tampa does have the occasional cold snap, so make sure you check the weather before packing only shorts and tank tops.

Rent a Car in Tampa Today

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.

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Carl's car rental locations in Tampa

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Dollar car rental locations in Tampa

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Thrifty car rental locations in Tampa

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Enterprise car rental locations in Tampa

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Budget car rental locations in Tampa

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Avis car rental locations in Tampa

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National car rental locations in Tampa

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Alamo car rental locations in Tampa

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E-Z car rental locations in Tampa

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U-Save car rental locations in Tampa

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Hertz car rental locations in Tampa

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ACE car rental locations in Tampa

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Fox car rental locations in Tampa

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Sixt car rental locations in Tampa

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Payless car rental locations in Tampa

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Advantage car rental locations in Tampa

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Firefly car rental locations in Tampa

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