Sarasota Car Hire

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Pick-up location Sarasota
Hire locations 19
Airport locations 12

Sarasota car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,670 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Alamo
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Cir
+1 888 826 6893
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great value
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,898 reviews)
5 locations in Sarasota
Enterprise
Locations in Sarasota
1003 N Washington Blvd
+1 941 365 7228
4229 Clark Rd
+1 941 925 9943
5101 S Tamiami Trl
+1 941 923 7595
5664 Fruitville Rd
+1 941 378 5900
6000 Airport Cir
+1 941 355 3035
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,273 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Avis
Locations in Sarasota
6018 Airport Circle
+1 941 359 5240
7010 South Tamiami Trail, Suite B
+1 941 927 3220
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,290 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Budget
Locations in Sarasota
1120 Rental Car Road
+1 941 359 5360
7010 South Tamiami Trail
+1 941 921 7408
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,935 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Hertz
Locations in Sarasota
5225 S Tamiami Trail
+1 941 925 8360
6000 Airport Circle
+1 941 355 8848
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,456 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Dollar
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
+1 866 434 2226
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,775 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Thrifty
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
+1 877 283 0898
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Rated no. 8
Payless
7.5 Good (51 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Payless
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
+1 941 749 2900
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Rated no. 9
National
national
8.0 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
National
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Cir
+1 888 826 6890
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Rated no. 10
Economy Rent a Car
economy
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Sarasota
8009 15th Street E
+1 727 643 5427
Rated no. 11
Ace
7.2 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Ace
Locations in Sarasota
8009 15 Str E
+1 941 893 3417
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car was clean
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Sarasota
Sunnycars
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle

Car hire locations in Sarasota

Good to know

Most popular car type Mini

When to book a hire car in Sarasota

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Top tips for hiring a car in Sarasota

  • As a tourist in Sarasota, there’s lots to discover with the help of a car. Rather than relying on public transport, embrace the comfort of a hire a car to explore Sarasota Bay and beyond in your own time. From the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to Siesta Key Beach, you’ll have the freedom take in all of Sarasota’s sights.
  • Ready to rent a car on your vacation in Sarasota? If you are landing at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, you will find that the main terminal offers several on-site car hire facilities. Conveniently, the hire car counters can be found in the baggage claim wing just after you leave the Arrivals Hall.
  • Travelers new to Sarasota must remember to keep headlights on from dusk to dawn, as well as in rain or fog, as this is a requirement across the whole state. When you stop at a red light, you may turn right unless a sign indicating “no right on red” is posted. You are likely to encounter several toll roads on the outskirts of Sarasota, so always carry cash in your car.
  • Morning rush hour in Sarasota begins at 7:00 am and lasts until 9:00 am, and in the afternoon it goes from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Try to avoid US 41 and I-75 highways during these peak times. During the summer months, Sarasota’s roads are practically traffic free, but come winter when everyone is escaping colder climates, the roads can become congested.
  • Book your car hire in Sarasota at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Sarasota are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Sarasota

What is the most popular hire car in Sarasota?

Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Sarasota.

What is the best hire car agency in Sarasota?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Sarasota are Alamo (8.7, 6670 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12898 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2273 reviews).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Sarasota?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Sarasota?

Sarasota mainly features large streets and highways that are suitable for a wide range of vehicle sizes. If you are planning to visit the coast and all that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, you shouldn’t have any issues renting an SUV or minivan. If you decide to drive around and park in the city center, then it may be worth renting a smaller car.

What's the speed limit in Sarasota?

Generally, across Florida, the legal speed limit is 55 mph. On rural interstate highways the speed limits is 70 mph, while on four-lane highways the limit is 65 mph. Driving on other state highways means a maximum speed of 60 mph. In urban areas of Sarasota, the speed limit is 30 mph, with just 10-20 mph allowed in school zones.

How are gas prices in Sarasota?

Across the US, petrol prices are, on average, $3.06 per gallon, whereas the cost of petrol is around $2.27 per gallon in Florida. Buying petrol in Sarasota is reasonably cheap, compared to the rest of the state, with petrol priced at $2.23 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Sarasota?

Parking in Sarasota is easy as the city boasts over 3000 public parking spaces in its downtown area, as well as curbside parking, parking lots, and parking garages. Street parking is free while parking lots and garages charge from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you’re heading to the coast, both Siesta and Lido Beaches have a free public parking lot.