Tampa car hires from £17/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Tampa with a pick-up date of 30/4 and drop-off date of 21/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Tampa

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Economy£18/day
Compact£23/day
Intermediate£17/day
Standard£27/day
Full-size£20/day
People carrier£30/day
Full-size SUV£32/day
Luxury£29/day
Premium SUV£31/day
Intermediate SUV£25/day
Compact SUV£26/day
Standard SUV£26/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Tampa

  • The US is not a ‘stick’ driving country, preferring automatic transmission, whereas many European travellers will have been taught to drive with manual transmissions. The city of Tampa is particularly flat and doesn’t need a manual transmission car, but if you are not comfortable with an automatic car it is easy enough to hire a manual transmission. The good news is they are usually cheaper to rent than automatic too.
  • When you book Tampa car hire you should take note of their fuel payment policy. Most agencies will charge a full-to-full policy, which is convenient for travellers who want more control over their fuel costs. Just be sure to return the car with the same amount of fuel you found it with. Some agencies may charge you for a full tank regardless, which doesn’t always work out economically for travellers that don’t use a full tank on their holiday.
  • When collecting your cheap car hire in Tampa, make sure that if you’re a parent you have considered the Florida car seat rules. If your child is under 3 years of age they will need to be in the appropriate car seat in the back seat, which could be backwards-facing or forward-facing. Children under 5 will need to be in a booster seat to give them more height. These seats can easily be rented from every car hire company at a minimal daily fee.
  • For travelers planning on renting a car during their time in Tampa, it is as simple as hopping onto the SkyConnect train after your flight to Tampa International Airport lands. The SkyConnect train can be found in the main terminal building and connects the airport to the hire Car Center and the Economy Parking Lot.
  • Travelers new to Florida should be extra careful when driving in the rain, especially during the later summer months. Storms can appear out of nowhere and can quickly flood the streets with water, making them dangerous for inexperienced drivers. The flooding will pass quickly, so just be sure to keep an eye on the weather.
  • Rush hour in Tampa lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and picks back up again from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During rush hour, Hillsborough Ave and many of the I-275 exits can become very backed up so it pays to time your trip accordingly. Much of the historic downtown is made up of smaller streets that can grind to a halt during rush hour as well.
  • One of the major advantages to renting a car in Tampa is the easy access to all of its wonderful nearby beaches and state parks. For instance, Clearwater Beach, Fort De Soto Park, and Caladesi Island State Park are all readily accessed by car, but are extremely laborious to reach via public transportation. Chances are, you will want to take advantage of the wonderful shopping opportunities in the greater Tampa area and a car is necessary for that as well.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Tampa for £34 or less
  • Book your car hire in Tampa at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Tampa are around 35% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact car hire in Tampa are around 83% cheaper than other car types, on average

Tampa car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Tampa 
Verified travelerApr 2024
There are plenty of rental car companies at the airport and they are all very competitive. Use them, no need to go off site and deal with sub-standard companies.
lyndaMar 2024
Always good to go with a convertible in Florida! Shop around though, there are so many of them you can find a deal!
Verified travelerMar 2024
Smooth handoff and experience. Staff was very nice and informative.
CraigMar 2024
Check your auto insurance coverage before the trip as it may or may not cover a rental. Many times you can avoid additional fees if you have a copy of your coverage.
Verified travelerMar 2024
Inquiry about a navigation system ahead of time if that is a convenience that you may find useful.
Verified travelerApr 2024
We rented a van and everything went very well. Traffic is busy, drive safe.
DavidFeb 2024
Get the Sunpass with your rental to avoid high toll fees.
DavidDec 2023
The car rental center is a tram ride away. We had 1 person pick up the car while the other collected the luggage. After picking up the car, we then drove back to the terminal to get the other person and the luggage. All car rentals are at the car rental center
Verified travelerFeb 2024
Get the insurance the rental company offers unless you have ironclad proof your company will meet their demands. It's easier.
Verified travelerDec 2023
Just use the car rental services at the airport.
Verified travelerNov 2023
Get the Florida Sun Pass if you aren't sure of the tolls on the Florida highways. I drove over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Bradenton Florida during my stay.
JohnSept 2023
The airport built a new dedicated area expressly for all the major car rental companies to be in one area which is quite nice
Verified travelerOct 2023
It's easy to drive in Tampa. Rent from a reputable company. Nextcar had a clean car and no line.
Verified travelerNov 2023
Use a name brand company with decent reviews, it's worth the piece of mind.
JoeOct 2023
City can be navigated without using toll roads
Verified travelerNov 2023
Use Alamo and book in advance
JenniferSept 2023
Be prepared for a wait to exit the parking garage. I received a QR code via text to exit more quickly.
Verified travelerNov 2023
Everything was fine, no issues and nice highways. Very busy with construction as in any other major city.
Verified travelerNov 2023
Try to avoid tolls - all rental companies have a bit of a surcharge when you go through them.
PaulOct 2023
Find a car rental company that charges what is promised online.
LeonOct 2023
Use GPS navigation to avoid missing important turns and routes.
charlieNov 2023
Secure the specific vehicle of your need to avoid surprises
Verified travelerOct 2023
Keep your eyes wide open. Lots of traffic
Verified travelerOct 2023
Don’t always go for the well known brands
KiranOct 2023
Please rent from national agencies such as Hertz Avis Budget Enterprise etc. Local renters impose mileage restrictions and force to buy expensive insurance coverage from them and impose several other charges if you don’t ask them to explain. Lots of rip-off agents. Be very careful.
LucindaJun 2023
Rent from Avis. It might cost more but they will be there when your flight gets in. They are the only car rental that is staffed after midnight. Europcar/Fox might be cheap but they are horrible if you have any delay, even if uou call to tell them.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Good area for driving. Set my GPS for avoiding tolls and had no trouble getting around. Expected slowdowns near Clearwater beach we're not too terrible
JessicaJul 2023
Do it at the airport. Expensive but better service and communication.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Happy with the experience 😊
ShelaineJun 2023
I would definitely recommend Nextcar.
MatthewJul 2023
Use the elevators in the car rental center. The escalators are slow, not great for bags (signs do say it’s prohibited), and there is a lot of moving up and down from the the sky train, to checkin, to the garage for pickup.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Double check with the budget agent when checking in regarding the pricing that they have
TiagoAug 2023
location is not the problem. it won't know until you see the car
Verified travelerJul 2023
Check the car before getting out. , report it any little scratches,.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Driving in Tampa was clear to follow the directions.
GustavoJun 2023
Easy driving but GPS wasn't always accurate.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Just use one of the big companies.
DannyJul 2023
Stick with the known brands
Verified travelerMay 2023
Make sure you plan extra time. Always lock the vehicle and don't leave any valuables in plain site in the vehicle.
Verified travelerMay 2023
I would recommend clarifying the Sunpass usage through license plate.
Verified travelerMay 2023
Don't go with a no-name provider like Green Motion. If they aren't one of the top 10, you think you will save money in the end, but you won't. Stay away from Thrifty/Dollar at TPA unless you are in their preferred program that lets you skip the counter. Good companies, but the lines are inexcusably long and slow moving. And lastly, inspect the vehicle and do not be afraid to ask for a different one if you are dissatisfied with the condition (smell, cleanliness, scratches, etc.).

FAQs about car hire in Tampa

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Tampa?

    Fortunately for drivers who prefer large vehicles, Tampa has wide streets that offer ample room for vehicles of all sizes. In general, drivers will have no problem navigating the city whether they are driving an SUV or a coupe. However, drivers should note that in the historic downtown area, large vehicles may struggle with streetside parking.

  • What’s the speed limit in Tampa?

    Tampa sees a variety of speed limits from 25 mph all the way up to 70 mph on interstate highways. In the downtown area, drivers will typically see speed limits ranging between 30 - 50 mph, depending on the size of the road. On highways, the speed limit is always 55 mph, unless otherwise posted.

  • Where are the best places to park in Tampa?

    In general, streetside parking is not too difficult to find throughout Tampa, especially in the less crowded outer areas. However, in the historic downtown area, streetside parking can become scarce and difficult to find. Parking garages are a great option for drivers heading downtown, though, as they are amply available and fairly cheap.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Tampa?

    On average a car hire in Tampa costs £41 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Tampa?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at AZ Car Rental (£17/day), Fox (£23/day) and Dollar (£28/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at AZ Car Rental 3902 West South Avenue 33614 (4 miles from the city centre).

  • What is the best car hire company in Tampa?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Tampa are Alamo (8.3, 61 reviews), Sixt (7.4, 404 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.4, 152 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Tampa?

    The average price of fuel in Tampa is £3.03 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £36 and £48, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tampa?

    Compact (Mazda CX-3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tampa.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Tampa airport (TPA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Tampa airport include Budget, Dollar, Sixt, Alamo, Avis, Thrifty, Fox, AZ Car Rental, GREEN MOTION and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Tampa airport (TPA)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Tampa airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Dollar, Sixt, Alamo, Avis, Thrifty, Fox, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Europcar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Tampa?

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Tampa?

    A Compact car hire in Tampa costs £8 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Tampa?

    A Standard car hire in Tampa costs £21 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Tampa?

    An Intermediate car hire in Tampa costs £22 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Tampa?

    In Tampa, cars are most frequently hired at AZ Car Rental 4100 George J Bean Parkway (5 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Tampa cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Tampa costs £285 per week (£41 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Tampa cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Tampa costs £1,223 per month (£41 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Tampa?

    Most car hire providers in Tampa offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Tampa, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What is the safest way to see Florida by car?

    Depending on the size of your family, any number of cars will be appropriate for Tampa exploration. Passenger vans are great for keeping the whole family together while convertibles are great for coastal tours with couples. Regardless of the car you choose, it is probably advisable to hire a GPS navigation system to find your way around. With five main freeways and countless large roads, traffic can be daunting when you are trying to navigate through rush hour or take a road trip.

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

    When you book a cheap car hire in Tampa, you will need to be at least 21 years of age. There is often an underage surcharge to consider as well if you are under 25 years of age. You will not be able to hire luxury cars or convertibles until you are 25. You will need to present your driver’s licence, passport and credit card too.  The upper limit on car rental is 74 years old in Tampa.

Tampa car hire reviews and directory

Alamo

8.8

Very Good

589 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

2 locations in Tampa

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Locations in Tampa

5405 Airport Service Rd

+1 844 370 9187

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608 N Nebraska Ave

+1 813 223 1428

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Easy pickup and drop-off.

2.0 Poor

Sept 2023

KAYAK
Couldn’t rent without credit card

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Good staff and return was easy.

Cons:

We were moving things and the back area was tight. We could have used more room.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off awesome

Cons:

Received car with ZERO miles to empty in a strange city had to find gas station that luckily was a block away

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They refused to rent to me

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

thank you!

1 out of 88

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.5

20 locations in Tampa

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1001 W Kennedy Bvd

+1 813 254 4221

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10010 E Adamo Dr

+1 813 262 0263

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10010 N. Florida Avenue

+1 813 932 6170

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110 S Us Highway 301

+1 813 622 7889

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13424 North Nebraska Ave

+1 813 972 0082

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13739 N. Dale Mabry Highway

+1 813 265 4458

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17301 Dona Michelle Dr

+1 813 907 0110

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2730 N Dale Mabry Hwy

+1 813 874 0796

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2881 N 50th Street

+1 813 740 9293

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3909 W Hillsborough Ave

+1 813 885 5611

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4602 W Gandy Blvd

+1 813 831 5330

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4901 E. Busch Blvd.

+1 813 980 6673

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4912 W Spruce St

+1 813 282 1680

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5402 N Nebraska Ave

+1 813 238 8471

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5405 Airport Service Rd

+1 833 892 9213

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608 N Nebraska Ave

+1 813 261 3246

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6845 N Dale Mabry Hwy

+1 813 875 8096

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7201 W Linebaugh Ave

+1 813 920 1056

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7902 W. Hillsborough Ave.

+1 813 886 3899

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8700 E Adamo Dr

+1 813 621 2023

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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I always feel rushed, confused by offerings, and ultimately like I overspent. My friends use Turo but I prefer the security and comfort of a rental. But the way things are going I may give it a try next time.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I made a reservation on kayak for a car that enterprise did not have. This caused a one hour and 45 minute delay waiting at a terminal in the rain and my having to call around town to locate a vehicle. This is mostly a problem with kayak, who should not Make reservations for cars that are not available.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The experience and personnel at the Tampa location were top notch. Highly recommend!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Cole who assisted me at the counter in tampa florida was excellent

6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Kayak gave me a reservation for an incorrect location. Enterprise was most able to accommodate. I did not find kayak helpful at all and will book my travel directly with companies

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Great

1 out of 107

Sixt

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Tampa

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5105 W Cypress St

+1 888 749 8227

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5405 Airport Service Road

+1 888 749 8227

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
It was cancelled, never hapenned.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Didn't had a car that i ordered and give me 2 class down

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Everything was easy and convenient

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The vehicle was clean, fuel efficient, and perfect for my vacation travel. pick up and drop off were quick and convenient Service was excellent.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Huge line to rent, not enough staff. Online support is worthless. Company just wants to take your money and not rent cars.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
I thought our rental deal was too good to be true. We booked through Kayak, But we were pleasantly surprised with the Tampa airport location. The staff were friendly and didn’t push any extras on us. The rental car was clean (Nissian Versa) the staff friendly & courteous. I would 100 % recommend them if you need a rental car in the Tampa area. Just a side note. I also look the car over before taking it off the lot, I also video the entire car inside and out for damage. And take pictures, it does take a few extra minutes but gives me piece of mind.

1 out of 124

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.7

4 locations in Tampa

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1102 East Fowler Avenue

+1 813 910 1132

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5405 Airport Service Road

+1 813 396 3640

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6037 North Dale Mabry Highway

+1 813 871 1791

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9017 East Adamo Drive

+1 813 630 4092

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Horrible. The car broke down, and they don't offer delivery for replacement vehicles, so I had to get a ride all the way back to the airport to get a replacement vehicle, and they didn't even offer a refund/discount of any kind... Absolutely horrible customer service

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2023

KAYAK
First the pickup and drop off place was a Hertz rental location and not a Thrifty location. Second this is a location less geared to travelers and more geared to local customers and it is understaffed. Third it is not anywhere near the airport and we could not change the location to the airport which would have Ben more convenient. Finally, we were not offered the opportunity to purchase the fuel program, so had to stop to buy extra gas unnecessarily. All of the above made this rental car experience poor.

3.9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Waited over 30 minutes to get car. Went to get car and they did not have a mid size SUV that I paid for. Had to get compact car.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice

Cons:

Nickel and dime everything. The pick up line was more then 50 min long with two kids after a long flight and we had prepaid. I get it’s busy, but it was awful.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The Tampa Thrifty rental car line wrapped the entire rental concourse and was 2 hour + wait. They overbook and under staff. We quickly cancelled our reservation with Thrifty and booked quickly with enterprise. Won't go through Thrifty again.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The wait to retrieve the car was unacceptably long. The car smelled of cigarette smoke. there were hidden costs.

1 out of 88

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

One location in Tampa

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5405 Airport Service Road

+1 813 396 3640

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I didn't appreciate the "nickle and diming"; the final price was almost 3 times what was advertised with all the added fees and taxes etc. They should be far more transparent with the final cost to the customer. Staff are upselling to the benefit of the business and not necessarily that of the customer. I was offered a transponder but after closer inspection it would have been cheaper for me to pay for the tolls. This was very disappointing; I recommend better training and customer sensitivity workshops.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The pickup experience was horrendous, took almost 2.5 hours. The initial check-in line was extremely long. Once check-in was completed and instructed to go to lower floor to pickup car, you had to find an employee to put your name on a waitlist. The system was chaotic and unorganized. The entire process took 2.5 hours, I was late to meet friends for lunch and delayed my entire schedule. I was only in town for a night and required me to make alternate arrangements. Lastly, I was billed incorrectly and charged for refueling, even though I returned it at the same level I took the car.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
My experience with the TAMPA AIRPORT DOLLAR RENTAL HAS BEEN UTTERLY DISGUSTING. They put me and my mother in a 2018 Nissan Rogue when here we are a few weeks shy of 2024. When you turned the wheel it made a horrible sound, the charging ports didn't work, the trunk didn't open and when you were at a stop light or idling it would shake and sputter. So I decided to drive 45 minutes back to the airport to get something better. Upon doing so they seemed to be annoyed with me. So after feeling that way I didn't want to complain when the car they exchanged with REEKED LIKE CIGARETTES. Me and my mother decided to just go buy some air fresheners and deal with it. We never mentioned the smell and now I 100% regret it. A few days after returning from Vacation I check my credit card and notice they charged me $400 dollars. I call customer service and am told I was charged that for a "cleaning fee for smoking in the vehicle" so I am now in the process of trying to dispute this charge. I have asked several times to see the notes from the previous person that rented the car to see if it was noted about it smelling like smoke and was told they aren't allowed to give me that information. DISGUSTING SCAMMING COMPANY.

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Had the choice of picking which vehicle I would like to drive. The Nissan Rogue that I was given had 54,000 plus miles and shook when driven above 60 miles per hour. It had a number of door dings which concerned me before I drove off the lot. The attendant was helpful in reassuring me that none of the blemishes identified would register as damage that I caused when returned.

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
It was good. Car was ready at pick up and drop off was easy/quick. I would have liked more information about driving / charging the EV as it was my first experience with one.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2023

KAYAK
The pickup window didn't have keys to any vehicles at Tampa Airport and there was a line of customers waiting.

1 out of 158

Payless

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.7

One location in Tampa

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5409 Airport Service Rd

+1 813 289 6554

Monday00:00 - 23:5905:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:5905:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, quick staff. No issues whatsoever.

Cons:

The vehicle was very basic. This wasn't really a problem based on our needs and we did choose economy, but I can't think of anything else that could have been better- other than maybe price but I realize this is a supply/demand issue.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Once we actually got to a staff member (after waiting in line for over an hour because the Payless, Avis, and Budget counters were all combined), he was very polite and helpful. The car was new and it was very nice. Drop off was an ease.

Cons:

A warning at least would have been nice about the lack of staffing or the possible extended wait times. The fact that I set a pick up time and expected to go to the counter to get my car, but waited in line for over an hour instead was frustrating to say the least. I have appreciated an offered substantial upgrade or refund for the inconvenience.

4.8 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I like the vehicle.

Cons:

The truck was not cleaned inside or out from the previous renter. We found water bottles, toothpaste, towels, Etc. It should be noted on my paperwork.

8.4 Very Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

A somewhat different type of car than we booked (got a minivan instead of an SUV) but it did the job well enough.

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member in Tampa was terrific. We wanted to rent a Jeep Cherokee, and he went out of his way to ensure we got one. Thanks!

Cons:

The car was overall very clean, but there was a bit of sand in the back seat of the vehicle. I suppose that's to be expected since it was Florida and beach season. At any rate, it didn't bother us in the slightest and the experience was great.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There is no customer service department available to call.

1 out of 95

Ace

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

6.2

One location in Tampa

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5405 Airport Service Road

+1 813 636 8999

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

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8.0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The extra fees per toll are absurd and an absolute rip off!

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
When we arrived, they were sold out of cars until the next day. I will not be using this service again.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
They didn’t have a car for me. They overbooked. I need a refund if I was charged.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Everything went pretty well, and meet my expectation

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Everything went easy

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Nothing that was required at the time of pickup was explained in the reservation, I was told to "go to the big guys" if I needed a rental that needed to be driven out of state. We went with Budget Rental instead and had a great experience.

1 out of 49

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.2

10 locations in Tampa

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1102 A East Fowler Ave

+1 813 910 1132

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

11608 N Florida Avenue

+1 813 931 2631

Monday10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday10:00 - 19:00
Thursday10:00 - 19:00
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Saturday10:00 - 19:00

1200 N Westshore Blvd

+1 813 207 7615

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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15625 N Dale Marby Hwy

+1 813 210 8752

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

5405 Airport Service Rd

+1 813 874 3232

Monday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:59

6037 N. Dale Mabry Hwy

+1 813 871 1791

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

700 South Florida Ave.

+1 813 226 4205

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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7201 W Linebaugh Ave

+1 813 969 2361

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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9017 East Adamo Drive

+1 813 630 4092

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9017 West Adamo Drive

+1 813 630 4092

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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
It was good. There was some confusion at pickup as I was not given the correct information at the front desk and had to go back after getting the car and trying to leave. Everything worked out OK and the staff was very helpful in correcting the issue.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Added charges that I did not want or need after telling them I did not want the insurance. My fault for not verifying when signing but was told the $200 charge on my card would be refunded when the vehicle gets returned. Should not have trusted them to do the right thing and should have looked closer at the pad I was signing.

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The Nissan Rouge had excellent fuel economy and a smooth ride. Would have been perfect if it had a navigation system. It’s 2024, I thought all cars have them now especially a rental car that is used for vacation travel in a new and unfamiliar area.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Qas greeted right away and attendant was very pleasant and helpful with our decision. Would highly recommend Hertz in Tampa

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Hertz Tampa is disorganized "back of house". Lack of vehicles at pick up and plenty of logistical staff milling around avoiding customers and work.

8.0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Customer care was great! Air conditioning in car doesn’t work, that’s a problem in Florida. Luckily it was cool out

1 out of 215

Fox

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.2

One location in Tampa

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5405 Airport Service Road

+1 813 337 0950

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Check in and out was a breeze

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Nothing really, great trip

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2023

KAYAK
Some confusion with billing when I purchased liability. All was cleared up easily.

8.0 Very Good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Pickup good way too long. Almost an hour. Drop off was easy.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
It was the worst experience I have ever had with rental car company. I will never rent from Fox again

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

2 hours in line to pick up the car. Then tried to give us a rejected car from the previous customer. Hole in the flooring about the size of a baseball

1 out of 187

Budget

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.0

6 locations in Tampa

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10220 Palm River Road

+1 813 651 2608

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00

10902 N Florida Ave

+1 813 979 6919

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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4644 W Gandy Blvd Suite 2

+1 813 831 4860

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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513 South Florida Avenue

+1 813 223 3089

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5409 Airport Service Rd

+1 813 396 3126

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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6903 North Dale Mabry Highway

+1 813 289 6396

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Everything was perfect. The fact that they were right at the airport was very convenient in both the renting and returning.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Pickup wasn’t great. The service was super slow, the agent had no sense of urgency with a line of people waiting to pick up cars. The car itself was filthy when we got in. Crumbs, juice stains, and liquid in the cupholders. Drop off was great. The staff was super nice (different airport than pickup).

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
It was quick and easy. All the employees were helpful and friendly.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Made reservations, accepted, no car available

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
When I arrived at the Budget counter and learned there was a two hour wait to speak to anyone I walked next door to a competitor and rented car without a reservation in 10 minutes. Budget’s complete indifference to their customers was very sad. I will never book with Budget again.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Terrible. I had to take an Uber to get three and they told me they gave my rental away because of the demand in town from a Billy Joel concert. I had to pay for an Uber back to my hotel and lost $80 paying for Uber to get there and back.

1 out of 108

Avis

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off