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Tampa, FL, United States - Tampa
29 Oct — 5 Nov
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Tampa, FL, United States - Tampa
Fri 29/10
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Fri 5/11
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Cheap car hire in Tampa Airport

Economy£65/day
Compact£70/day
Intermediate£82/day
Standard£88/day
Full-size£82/day
People carrier£107/day
Full-size SUV£102/day
Premium£99/day
Luxury£114/day
Convertible£106/day
Intermediate SUV£96/day
Standard SUV£99/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Tampa Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (115 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
6.8 Good17 Feb 2018
Not greatUnfortunate timing: I picked up the car when the rental agencies were located in terminal but they moved off terminal the next day so that I had to drop off at a new location off terminal with a very bumpy train ride to the terminal. It wasn’t enterprise’s fault but the Tampa airport expansion now requires you to take this train from the rentals to a confusing interim location and then take another train to get to the gates, with insufficient signage.The man who showed me to my car was very nice but I have to say that it felt like a scam when he first asked me did I want to upgrade (and pay the difference) from the economy car I had reserved (I did not) and then upgraded me anyway because there were no economy size left — so had I said yes I would have paId unnecessarily instead of getting the upgrade at no extra charge per standard practice when no cars in your reserved class are available. He then tried a hard sell on getting me to purchase insurance, to the point of scare tactics no other rental agency has ever used on me (“you’ll pay the rental rate every day after you return the car until your insurance company settles the claim”), which left me feeling extremely paranoid the entire trip, when I have used my own insurance for rentals every time in my 20+ years of renting cars (and never before felt so paranoid about some other driver dinging my rental).
10.0 Excellent30 Jan 2018
Great customer service
9.2 Excellent29 Jan 2018
Car just as described. Good price for the rental. Located right at the airport so no shuttle, and pickup was very quick.Pickup sacrificed speed for detail (would have purchased a toll package if I was told it was available) and dropoff was disorganized (was a busy time for returns, to be fair).
10.0 Excellent26 Jan 2018
Simple, convenient, nice vehicle - no hassle and friendly employeesIt was everything I expected. I'll book again.N/A
8.0 Excellent23 Jan 2018
car not therewe were up gradedthey did not have the 8 pass mini van, eventhough I called the day before, tried giving us a 18 pass van, they did upgrade us to a suburban for NC
10.0 Excellent15 Jan 2018
Great service!Fast and efficient, getting it done in one visit on the web at a great price...Highly recommended!
8.0 Excellent7 Jan 2018
Quick easy good carFuel was not topped off so I paid more when I dropped off
8.0 Excellent4 Dec 2017
Nonhazzle service at rental pickup and drop-off location. Reasonably priced. No price vouching. No hard sell.Not given the vehicle they promised. Vehicle was a little unsteady while driving.
10.0 Excellent29 Nov 2017
Typical Enterprise experience...excellent!
10.0 Excellent22 Nov 2017
in and out so fast!
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Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (510 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Alamo
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Apr 2020
Staff was great. The agent was Very helpful even though he was standing outside in the hot sun. Great guy.Nothing - it was great.
10.0 Excellent25 May 2018
Quick pick up and clean car
2.0 Mediocre17 May 2018
ComplicatedNothingThe policies about payments if you don’t have a flight, high deposit.
10.0 Excellent6 May 2018
Alamo is the best rental car compay that I have ever dealt with.The price generated value, the vehicle was fresh and nearly new, and the charges were straightforward. The vehicle provided was surprisingly nice.
10.0 Excellent30 Apr 2018
The best & quickest service!So much better than the service that we usually receive from thrifty. Quick and friendly!Nothing.
10.0 Excellent30 Apr 2018
Pick up and drop off was exceptionally easy and quick.
10.0 Excellent14 Apr 2018
Fast return. Friendly service agent.Fast & pleasant.
10.0 Excellent12 Apr 2018
Quick drop off. Courteous staff
3.2 Mediocre3 Apr 2018
Never renting from Alamo againthe car was prettyI reserved a car online 4 months ago. Two weeks ago, I checked into Alamo at the airport to get my car. The sales person tried to HARD-SELL me on an upgrade, despite my saying over & over & over I did NOT need a nicer SUV (she wanted me to upgrade to a BMW SUV) . She came at 3 different times and when I firmly said no 3x and she finally gave up, (all with my kids next to me exhausted from a long day of travel, I'll have you) she came at me again and this time for the insurance. I have excellent car insurance for which I pay a pretty penny that I know covers all rental issues AND I have AMEX who has great coverage as a benefit of the card do I knew I did not need the insurance. She then asked me who my car insurance company was, claiming they need to know bc that is how they make claims, but NEVER asked for my policy number. She claimed that SHE KNEW my insurance did NOT cover what I thought that did and that AmEX would not cover anything. I consistently said, "Ok. But I DO NOT want the insurance. I rent cars ALL the time and know what I am doing." When I refused the extra coverage for the 4th time, she said, "FINE," loudly and angrily. When I went to walk away she vibed me, and said with an angry tone, "Your STANDARD SUV will be waiting for you....." Her tone was so nasty that my my son asked why she was treating me that way and said, "Did she really just vibe you for not renting a BMW?" The car we picked up was supposed to be washed but instead looked washed soaped up & left to dry before rinsing. It had dried soap ALL over it. It was the last car of the kind we rented that would work for us, so we had to use it. However, for renting a car for over a week and spending close to $1000, the whole experience sucked. It is the first time I rented from Alamo and will never rent from them again,
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2018
Drop off went without a hitch, easy to find, good reception
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.6 Good (242 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Budget
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay16 Oct 2021
The associate was going to e-mail the contract to us, it never happened. Could not get out of the parking garage without the contract. lost 45 min. of time trying to get a paper copy.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2021
Very good 👍
1.9 Horrible29 Aug 2021
car was not cleaned or cleaned well enough
7.9 Good10 Aug 2021
I think the car could have been a little cleaner but the experience was easy and the service fine
1.9 Horrible9 Aug 2021
Well when asking about gas prices. You guys said you had 2.56 per gallon. That was a lie. I had asked if the tank had some gas in it would I have been charged for a full tank. She said no but that was a lie too. I tried showing the guy checking my car in a scratch that was there the first day I got the car before I took it out, He blamed me for not showing them sooner. I’m not happy with budge car rentals and I’ll probably never rent another car through you guys again. I asked for a toll pass and I don’t even think I got it? But y’all can make sure to charge me 50 dollars for 4 gallons of gas. Thanks a lot
1.9 Horrible26 Jul 2021
Spouse’s flight got in late, had a small window to get somewhere - guy at the counter couldn’t be heard through his mask and quickly pushed my spouse into extra charges and insurance that my spouse did not want or understand in the rush. Only afterward did we realize they added $300 onto the price we were supposed to pay. Very shady. Won’t be using this again for a rental car.
3.9 Mediocre15 Jul 2021
Hated the car. No owners manual provided, made it difficult to acclimate to unfamiliar car. Asked for Toyota Camry. Ford Escape not a good substitute!
5.9 Okay12 Jul 2021
The car I received had quite a few stains inside and sounded like it needed service. There was a knocking sound from the engine and the power steering made a strange sound.
10.0 Excellent10 Jul 2021
Though it t was 2 AM when we picked up the car the customer service rep was fantastic. Very easy and smooth transaction. Thank you.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2021
I don’t even know where to begin , rude staff at checkout , smelly old best yo car . I found dents and damage all over when I told a rep he said that’s just west and tear , I had to argue with him to notate it , at the end he scribbled something on my paperwork and left him employee number . I took a video of the damage for my protection. Nobody there at the drop off , still have not received receipt , contract not closed ! Wait times yo to one hour on the phone for a rep . I will never book again with this company ever !
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.6 Good (285 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Hertz
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent21 Oct 2021
Agent was nice - the kind of car that was rented for the amount I spent could have been better.
8.0 Excellent18 Oct 2021
Everything went smooth in pick up and drop off with Hertz rental car. The vehicle was new a comfortable, and got good mileage. I would rent from Hertz again in the future.
1.9 Horrible8 Sep 2021
had to cancel my rental car. Was very disappointed that I was charged almost half of what I paid just to cancel and only because I chose to pay when I booked, rather than waiting and paying at the counter.
10.0 Excellent30 Aug 2021
Check in was fast and smooth. We had a choice of 4 or 5 vehicles! Drop off was a breeze!
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2021
Very fast check in and out!
1.9 Horrible22 Aug 2021
Never gave me my car, since I do not carry credit cards. Would have been nice to know before my trip. Luckily I went with Fox. Better Full size SUV, no credit card needed and $150 cheaper with full insurance included.
10.0 Excellent21 Aug 2021
Have the comparison vehicles available really like what the vehicle should be
3.9 Mediocre4 Aug 2021
The vehicle was dirty inside and out. It had scratches and dents. Didn’t have windshield wiper fluid. Had previous renters hair tied and food between the seat.
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2021
The car was clean. Fast and easy drop off.We wanted in terminal so the pricing was higher then most competitors
8.0 Excellent29 May 2021
Staff was friendly at Tampa...neutral at Fort Myers. Car was clean in general and drove fine for the week.Car was clean, but smelled of smoke. Other potentials had same issue so we just took ours. Took most of the week to get rid of the smoke smell (or we got used to it). Car would have been better with GPS included, but we had phones as backup. Rental costs was a little high for a week.
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Rated no. 5
Sixt
7.4 Good (394 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Sixt
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Oct 2021
They are not honoring the reservation amount. Charging double what was quoted
1.9 Horrible13 Oct 2021
This reservation was placed with Priceline. I do not understand the relationship between Priceline, Kayak and SIXT. Please be aware that I cancelled this reservation three days prior to the date noted on the contract. Priceline made me go directly to the rental agency to perform this function. SIXT charged a cancellation fee for prepayment and three days notice to cancel. I filed complaints with SIXT, Priceline, Department of Consumer Affairs and BBB. If you would care to assist in having the $100 fee released please contact me at 845 216 6548. Thank you.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep 2021
I NEVER GOT THE CAR! WE GOT THERE AND THE COUNTER WAS CLOSED!!!!!! AND THEY SAY THEY ARE KEEPING MY MONEY!!! WE HAD TO RENT FROM ANOTHER COMPANY, THAT OR BE STRANDED WITH MY 2 KIDS AT THE AIRPORT UNTIL 9 AM THE NEXT DAY!!!! HORRIBLE PEOPLE TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE, NO ONE ANSWERS THE PHONE. THESE THIRD PARTY KAYAK PRICELINE WHAT A JOKE NO ONE HELPS AFTER THEY HAVE YOUR MONEY. RUN RUN RUN
10.0 Excellent11 Sep 2021
Super easy to work with!!
1.9 Horrible3 Sep 2021
Avoid this company at all costs, deceptive practices. You will not be able to get ahold of anyone. Lots of hidden fees and they don't even have the vehicles they advertise. I would not recommend this company to my worst enemy. RUN AWAY!!!!!!!
7.9 Good2 Sep 2021
Loved almost everything about the experience, the only thing that bothered me a little was they trying to sell more insurance at the counter, trying to scare me using sales tatics. I had bought the insurance thru KAYAK, and even on the insurance confirmation email saying that I “ didn’t need to buy more coverage” and showing that to the sales person, he tried to push it. I understand he is a salesperson and that is his job….. he was very nice and polite though. Overall I had a great experience.
1.9 Horrible30 Aug 2021
I would never use this company. If there’s a horse and buggy available I would choose that before a car from this company. In big letters they write free cancellations but it is not true. My flight arrived 20 minutes after 11pm due to weather issues. When I arrived I found out that they were closed so I was forced to use another company. When I contacted the company they said they were not able to help me and I would be charged the full amount. So like I said in the beginning if you have any other choice I would use that instead of using Sixt car rentals.
3.9 Mediocre28 Aug 2021
The Camry that I was given should have been rented by the "Rent-a-Wreck" guys. Multiple dents, dings, etc. It had 24,000 miles on it but had been beat up pretty bad. Not dings, but dents a plenty. The hood and fender(s) were badly damaged, the weatherstripping around the drivers window was pulled down t6 inches, and there was always a sound as though the window was down and inch, but it wasn't. The car did the job and drove great, but it was definitely beat up really bad. Somebody's insurance somewhere had to have been accessed, too bad theu didn't fix the bodywork and window.
10.0 Excellent18 Aug 2021
Everything was perfect!
5.9 Okay14 Aug 2021
I lost my wallet while traveling and sixt could not rent to me. Would not accept a photo of my license, could not do Google pay or web pay.
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Rated no. 6
Thrifty
7.2 Good (435 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Oct 2021
I know there are limitations, but it would be nice to have more than one person at the airport. We stood in line for quite some time waiting for the one agent to open up for us to rent the car. Other than that, it was a breeze doing business with Thrifty.
10.0 Excellent17 Sep 2021
the service at pick up and drop off was very quickly. The car was really comfortable. I loved how easy the process of rented. I definitely recommend rent a car in TPA. I just recommend to ask for a not smoking car. The car I rented is supposedly non-smoking but obviously someone had smoked in the car.
5.9 Okay1 Aug 2021
The wait time was over an hour and a half but the girl that helped us was very nice and helpful
1.9 Horrible31 Jul 2021
First vehicle: brakes were bad. Had to go back and get a new vehicle. Second vehicle was dirty. Had to pay for spouse to be additional driver
3.9 Mediocre28 Jul 2021
There was an hour wait to get the car, which was frustrating after a long flight. The car smelled of smoke. It had scratches and dings on all sides and the individual marking the paper missed some of the most significant marks where someone just scrapped the front bumper on concrete. If I hadn't called it out, I'm afraid they would have assumed I wrecked the car and charged me. The car smelled like smoke. It was very disappointing. However, the car did drive well and the return was easy.
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2021
very good service and very good price too,
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2021
My only complaint is that we had to wait 45 min in line to sign in, but that was probably due to heavy travel. Gate agent was great.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2021
The entire process was very easy and fast. Everyone was very nice to deal with.
1.9 Horrible13 Jul 2021
It was not communicated to us the we’d need a credit card to rent the SUV we reserved. Instead, because I only had my bank debit card, they would only rent us a full-size car. 5 adults in a full-size car was less than ideal. Additionally the car smelled horrible. They tried masking the fact that a smoker had used the car, which only made the odor worse. I will never rent from Thrifty again based on this experience.
3.9 Mediocre6 Jul 2021
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.
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Rated no. 7
Dollar
7 Good (721 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Dollar
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
7.9 Good17 Oct 2021
The car was not as we quite expected. It was great gas mileage but didn’t have the basic upgrades we thought would be included like GPS.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep 2021
The car stunk. Now dollar rental has charged us for cleaning the automobile. They were informed of how the car smelled. Never will I use this company again. The fight begins to get my $$$$$$. Can you say lawsuit
1.9 Horrible11 Aug 2021
At the Tampa rental counter on Aug 8, 2021 at around 1PM, there was a line of 15 to 20 clients waiting to be served by...just 3 agents who take turn going on rest (coffee)break or lunch so really there were only 2 agents who spent between 10-15 minutes upselling all kinds of extras (larger car, insurance, full vs empty tank at return). The majority of the time the answer was NEGATIVE ; however, the agent who served me insisted that I must buy liability insurance although my insurance broker in Canada assured that my policy has a rider to cover Liability: another 5 minutes spending on arguing the Dollar agent. It took over 60 minutes from the moment I was in the line until I finally got the contract. By the way all other rental companies have no problem with a long line. Guess where I would rent a car in the future: for sure will avoid Dollar/Thrifty. Btw, I was supposed to get a Toyota Corolla or similar; instead I was given a Ford Fiesta (economy): not Right!!!!
7.9 Good11 Aug 2021
Pickup waiting line was quite long, but rental agent was very nice.
7.9 Good4 Aug 2021
The car had a really bad cigarettes smokes smell, no car available to change out or to upgrade.
3.9 Mediocre2 Aug 2021
There was a 2 hour line. I had to go to another rental agency. Priceline says I may have to pay a fee to get my refund even though I didn’t get a car through them.
7.9 Good22 Jul 2021
I booked a Buick and they gave us a Kia but I was able to change the car to what I needed.
10.0 Excellent7 Jul 2021
There were no Issues with the pick-up or drop off in the Tampa Airport on a holiday weekend. The car was clean and ready to go.
4.0 Okay27 Jun 2021
The wait time to pick up our rental was over an hour and there were no Full-size SUV vehicles available so we received a minivan. It was wet inside because staff did not close back windows. A message came on saying an oil change was due.
8.0 Excellent14 Jun 2021
Rental and drop off super easy and convenient. Staff was not exactly friendly but efficient, so no complaints.Car had something sticky/dried that hadn’t been properly washed/cleaned off of dash and drivers area, but mostly clean.
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Rated no. 8
Ace
6.4 Good (174 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Ace
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 6.1
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible30 Jul 2021
I had to cancel the trip and I approached both priceline and Ace and they did not refund me and were extremely rude. Will never buy again from any of you
5.9 Okay26 Jul 2021
It took a LONG time to even get through the line to rent the car. Only one worker. Then when we went to get the car one of the drivers that brought up the cars was a huge jerk. Car was pretty clean except there was a lot of chips between the passenger seat and console.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jun 2021
They gave away our reservation and I had to go with another company. They did help me with that, though.
4.0 Okay1 Apr 2021
My Representative was pleasant.Only reason I ended up at ACE is because they were the only one that had a car for the time period I needed a car. They the reps are super hard sell on all the up charges when just the base rental fee was high to begin with. Not sure I would call a Nissan Versa a mid-sized car, but that was the 'similar' sized car that I had to take. Would be the last choice again.
8.0 Excellent13 Mar 2021
I feel like the customer service person kept adding on extra and by the time I was done my bill was over $500 and when I booked it was around $250. She tried to add insurance until I caught that. Then told me there were tolls everywhere so then added on for tolls. I didn’t hit one toll booth. I just get money money back for tolls because it’s a scams. You would b able to tell if I hit a toll. I will not use this service only because the customer service was sneaky. I don’t like that and the toll booth is a scam.
6.0 Good9 Mar 2021
The sales guy tried to charge me more and upgrade my car for more $. The guy i got the car from and dropped it off too was very niceSales guy could have been less pushy
2.0 Mediocre8 Feb 2021
The price that I got when I first made the reservationIf you guys could include in the total booking fee the Ensurance fees as deposits needed on arrival.
2.0 Mediocre25 Jan 2021
They could have had a car for me. Used kayak booking site and it does not allow you to adjust the time of rental pickup. Got there at 10a and kayak set our pickup for 12p. I was told they didn’t have a car in the size I ordered. They did have a larger car for 3x the price I agreed to.
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec 2020
Nothing I couldn’t get the car. Had to pick one up at a competitor.Required utility bill to rent and didn’t know until I got there. First time I’ve ever heard of such a thing. Then they limited mileage and said I couldn’t leave the state. Non of which was disclosed until I got there.
4.0 Okay29 Dec 2020
NothingBe more expecific with the type of car you rent it was so bad
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Rated no. 9
Advantage
6.2 Good (113 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Advantage
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
  • 6
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible21 Sep 2021
Advantage never showed up at 7 a.m. at the desk in Tampa. Ace Rental took my reservation at 7. They got into Advantage's computer. The car's transmission started having problems half way through the drive from Tampa Airport to my destination in Ft. Myer's. I called Ace, they called back and asked if I wanted a tow truck to tow me back. I said no as the car somehow readjusted itself when I turned it off and restarted it. Then I continued on the highway, and the transmission started having trouble again. I could only go 40 in a 70 mph zone. It was dangerous. Advantage said I did not show up for my rental. I said yes, but Ace took it over. I was told that was not possible. It was. The check engine light turned on. I sat for 30 minutes on a road off of the highway. I was told people would call me. They did not. I drive 30 mph to get to my sister's house with noises under the car. I finally made it to my sister's house. Later that evening, a tow truck dropped off a different car and took that one. The man could barely drive the car up onto the truck. He has to back it up and gun it. What should have taken me 2 hrs and 10 minutes took 5.5 hours. I understand that cars have mechanical issues. But it was the lack of communication and failure to take responsibility by the staff that was the most troublesome. I am considering challenging the charge on the car with the company because of the personal danger I was in on the highway, and the stress/amount of time it took to get to Ft. Myers. Paula Coffee
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2021
Both at the gate and in the garage, the reps were very helpful and clarified the rules clearly. They answered questions and were informative about options.
5.9 Okay4 Aug 2021
The first car had a front end shake at 44 mph and I had to drive it back over the bridge. Very unsafe and scary!!!! Advantage should have sent someone to pick this car up from me. This could have become a serious liability. I was not offered anything for the inconvenience and safety. Very dissatisfied!
7.9 Good12 Jul 2021
I didn’t know there was a charge to not fill up the tank, would’ve done it myself
8.0 Excellent28 Jun 2021
Staff during the check-in process was great. The lady at the counter was very friendly.Getting the care was different. Unfortunately, Advantage didn't have any staff there and one of the other companies was handling their vehicles. The poor guy was flying solo while handling his company and Advantage. To top it off the first car had an issue with the seat and they had to get another car cleaned and to me, which added about 20-minutes. Also, if you can update the information on the site to show that the pickup location is in TPA's Rental Car Center. It shows an off-site location and I was momentarily lost until someone pointed me in the right direction.
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2021
not flashy, no upsell, just no nonsense business . i had clean new car which seemed to be the case with all their cars in TPA. lastly, the price was literally half of the competition. without hesitation. use them again
8.0 Excellent23 May 2021
If the car had a front in alignment
2.0 Mediocre4 May 2021
My car rental was for 7 AM no one was there I had to go to another car rental finally at 8 o'clock I was able to get a car
4.0 Okay20 Apr 2021
Staff at the counter was not very friendly. Charged me a $150 deposit. When will that be returned?The sign for the counter at the Tampa airport is not very clear. We followed the signs and it led down to the garage and had to go back up to get the keys.
2.0 Mediocre19 Mar 2021
Nothing. Priceline and advantage would not honor my rental. The counter was closed at pickup time and they would not allow me to pick up the next dayEverything . Priceline and advantage would not honor my rental. The counter was closed at pickup time and they would not allow me to pick up the next day
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Rated no. 10
Fox
5.9 Okay (689 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Fox
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 5.7
  • 5.5
  • 6
Recent reviews
6.0 Good20 Oct 2021
Pick up , had to show too many documents, called insurance company , show itinerary many questions. 30 minutes is too long
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2021
Nice ride! Only complaint I had was rear window was really dirty
3.9 Mediocre17 Oct 2021
Couldn’t understand what the rep was saying. We didn’t understand what he said about getting the toll thing and where to pick up the car and whether or not we needed to come with the gas full. We went to first level than level two snd than finally level three where fox is. No direction. And this was after ten hours of travel. I won’t book with them again.
7.9 Good17 Oct 2021
Car could have been cleaner, people were very nice
7.9 Good13 Oct 2021
Took a little while to get the car but everything else went great and i would rent from them again. My car was even upgraded
1.9 Horrible11 Oct 2021
I changed my flight to a later time and I can not extend my car rental, I would have to cancel and then rebook... I looked at the selections they have and it's very limited and doesn't work for us. I would probably not use Fox car rental again.
10.0 Excellent5 Oct 2021
This was a last minute rental after we arrived at the airport. There were no issues. It was a very smooth process.
1.9 Horrible5 Oct 2021
I waited in line for over 45 minutes just to find out the car I reserved wasn't even ready. I was told I could wait even longer or pay $45 extra for a "better" car. The car smelled terrible, it was dirty and felt unsafe driving. If you went over 45mph the car started shaking. They definitely aren't looking over mechanical issues before renting out cars. It's putting families at risk and should be taken seriously.
3.9 Mediocre27 Sep 2021
Vehicle had strong smoke odor and rep was not able to replace vehicle when made aware of this. I ended up having to take a nasty experience to be able to have a form of transportation
1.9 Horrible25 Sep 2021
This company should never be placed in your system!
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Rated no. 11
Payless
5.8 Okay (414 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Payless
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.5
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent26 Apr 2021
Friendly, quick staff. No issues whatsoever.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 Okay19 Jan 2021
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.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 Okay24 Jan 2020
I like the vehicle.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 Excellent6 Nov 2019
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 Excellent14 Oct 2019
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!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 Okay31 Mar 2019
There is no customer service department available to call.
2.4 Mediocre31 Mar 2019
The address provided for the car rental center was an abandoned lot. I called the 800 number and they didn’t know that either. When I went to the airport location, they said “sorry, that happens all the time. I don’t knuw why they haven’t changed it.” Absolutely unsatisfactory.
2.8 Mediocre24 Mar 2019
Car had very high mileage, very dirty at pickup, car safety features did not work.
10.0 Excellent7 Mar 2019
Service was professional, quick and efficient. I would definitely rent with them again and recommend the service
10.0 Excellent26 Feb 2019
John Diaz was fantastic and got us on our way in a timely manner. Check-in could not have been faster.
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Rated no. 12
Executive Car Rental
4.8 Okay (783 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Executive Car Rental
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 5.4
  • 5.1
  • 4.5
  • 4.5
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible31 Jul 2021
Very poor experience. Would never ever recommend to anyone on the face of this planet.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul 2021
No line to pick up the car when I arrived. Very friendly. Easy process
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2021
The pickup process is a bit slow compared to other major companies which are right next to them in the terminal. In my case only two agents were at the desk and after completing the check in paperwork the agents leave the desk to walk each customer down a level to their car where it is inspected and photos taken. Then they return to the desk to meet the next customer, fortunately I only had two customers ahead of me so the wait was only 10 -15 minutes but I could see it being a long process if the line was longer. Ashley the agent who took care of me was great, she was efficient, pleasant and explained their process completely. You must have proof of insurance card with you and they do contact the insurance company to verify the coverage is sufficient and current so be sure to have that information or be prepared to buy their coverage. I would rent from them again when in Tampa if their rates remain lower then major carriers.
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2021
Everything.
8.0 Excellent9 Apr 2021
Yes and yesCar smelled. Other than that everything was good
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Staff was horrible & uncaring. Flight changed times earlier on day of fllighttbeyond my control. They said they close at 8pm & flight was due in at 8pm, would not wait 15mins said I needed to cancel which put me in a huge bind. Not a good turn outEverything
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
We thought we had a reservation for the evening when we arrived. We received an email that said if we didn’t pick the car up by noon we would lose it. We emailed customer service to see if they could assist us. The responses were short and stated reasons why it was our fault with no effort to help us with a rental.A reminder email to confirm our reservation and customer service that tried to go above and beyond vs the experience we had.
2.0 Mediocre27 Mar 2021
Nothing I was totally ripped off o got there and they said that because I wasn’t there by 12 noon my reservation was cancelled my car rental went from $246 to $611 and I was also told that there were tolls to where I was going I never went through a toll in all 6 days. The place was a SCAM!Maybe if your going to cancel someone’s reservation give them a phone call and also honor the original price I paid instead of nickel and dimming me.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2021
Nothing the rental was non existant.supplied what you offered.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2021
Great customer service!!!
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Rated no. 13
Avis
8.1 Excellent (61 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Avis
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay19 Jun 2021
The car was nice enoughThe person who answered the phone when I asked to exchange did not explain clearly. It was very trying to get the right answer. He was trained to read verbatim but was not trainedto get the right answers to questions. Also the pickup was funbled. They gave me a car that wasn’t in the spot indicated. And after all that, you charged $100 extra an hour.
10.0 Excellent7 Jun 2021
Avis had the best availability of cars in Florida. The drop-off was simple.The line to pick up my already reserved vehicle was almost an hour long. All I had to do was present my ID, choose my options & sign paperwork. Other car rental companies allow me to do this online.
2.0 Mediocre18 Apr 2021
Yes, but charged 150 extra for additional 2.5 hours. I was stuck in traffic..Never rent from Budget.
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2021
Very friendly staff at drop off and pick upThe car had dents in it that no one discussed and I was afraid I would be blamed.
6.0 Good20 Mar 2021
Waited on line too too long
8.0 Excellent3 Nov 2020
Easy to reserve and pickupThere was no damage declaration form and I was concerned because the car had a moderately large sized dent on the front pillar over the driver door when we picked it up. There were no false charges or anything, just made me a little worried.
6.0 Good17 Jul 2020
The staff was nice, the car was good. The turn in was great.The pick-up was very slow, the car I reserved was not available, it took an excessive amount of time to place me into a vehicle that would work, but the internal space available and the gas mileage were considerably worse than what I requested. The car was clean, but not fully cleared.
9.2 Excellent28 Jan 2020
I reported a broken tail light the day it happened by calling the avis emergency number.There was no record of my report when I dropped the car off and I was running late and it was stressful to fill the report out again.
2.0 Mediocre22 Jun 2019
NothingI was overcharged for my rental
7.2 Good13 Apr 2019
Friendly staff. New, clean car.The agent pushed hard to up sell the vehicle I had rented. Also, although I rented at 11pm, the place I returned the car closed at 6pm and I was charged an extra day for rental as I couldn’t get there in time. The hours of operation for that location were not made clear when I booked.
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Rated no. 14
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.6 Good (37 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good14 Dec 2016
Not a good experienceNoneIn the website it is saying that you rent the car and drop it at the airport which is not true.We need to wait for a shuttle 30 min to take us to the place they have the car and there it took almost an hour till we finded a nice clean car.
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2016
Good price.The price was the lowest. The car was clean inside. The people were very friendly.It was awkward getting from the airport to the car rental but they were helpful in the process.
6.0 Good1 Nov 2016
Lucky to have a vechicleReserve a Mini Van and they did not save me one so had to take a larger passenger van
9.6 Excellent1 Nov 2016
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7.2 Good19 Sep 2016
Office Staff was friendly. Car was in good condition that I received.It's a long procedure to get the car. If there had been any kind of line it could've taken hours. Even in drop off. There's no need for a paper receipt if you're emailed it as well. The bus for the airport couldn't be bothered to wait for me to drop the keys. The guys who maintain cars and drive shuttle were not friendly. We seemed to be a bother.
4.8 Okay7 Sep 2016
Long wait. Way to far drop off and pick up. ReservCar was ok. But lot of scratched outside. Had to document carefully myself so that don't get charged.Reservation got cancelled due took showing up little bit later than 2 hours. Long wait to get there car. Way far pick up and drop off location. Leaves adequate times for drop off.
5.2 Okay6 Sep 2016
The checking agent was rude and appeared very unhelpful. we waited for over 20 minutes because no one was at the office at 6 am. There was quite obvious damage to the car door which was not logged previously by the company- if we weren't thorough, we could have missed it in the dark and be liable.
8.4 Excellent21 Aug 2016
Good serviceI like that person was helping me is very knowledgeable and helpfulI didn't like your office or you called the waiting room was dirty and messy it gives you a not comfortable feeling about the place.you should look into it because busses is based on the first minute of impression..my name Joseph eddine
6.8 Good14 Aug 2016
Not enough staff.
4.4 Okay10 Jul 2016
Rip OffThe price was right going in. But renter beware! The will find a way to gouge you!I picked the car up at 3am in a poorly lit parking lot. Afterward u noticed some pre-existing damage on the car. After several 20 minute dropped calls u spoke with the manager Sam. He interrupted me as I was explaining the damage on the car. No problem! Just let them know when you return the car! Complete lie! I go to return the car. I explained the situation. The guys first response: Sam is not here! Fill out this accident report! When I told him I was going to write a poor review he just laughed! Eventually Sam came over and said I signed off on the car so therefore I was responsible! I intend to pursue this through the media!
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Rated no. 15
Easirent
4.5 Okay (65 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Easirent
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 4.7
  • 5.2
  • 4.5
  • 4.3
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent21 Oct 2021
The car ran very well and the office staff were excellent. My only 2 issues which ranked a good instead of excellent were: the window cleaning was awful and the cleaning smell was nausiating. The front window had a fog look to it. I had to rub it down to see clearly. I only drove with the windows open for the first 4 days as the cleaning smell was overpowerful and made me nauseous.
2.0 Mediocre18 Oct 2021
My experience with EasiRent car rental at 5124 West Cypress Street, Tampa Bay, Florida 33609 on 10/05/2021. The person I dealt with was Andy S. (AS7) on the rental agreement. I am disputing $84.00 for the toll package sold to me and $14.41 for additional fees and taxes because of the toll package charge for a total of $98.41 in dispute. Everything started out ok until Andy S. got to the up-sell portion of the car rental transaction covering insurance, tolls etc. After declining all of the insurance offered to me, he asked if I was interested in buying the toll package that they had to offer for $12.00 a day. He told me that it covered any and all tolls I would go through for the time period of renting the car. (7 days) I asked him why I would need a toll package because I’ve been in the area in the past and don’t recall going through any tolls. He asked me where I was heading. I told him I was going to Treasure Island on the coast. He then told me in no uncertain terms that there was an unmanned toll booth (all electronic license plate readers or transponder readers) to get on and off of the island and if I did not buy the toll package that I would be charged for any toll I went through plus I would also be charged a $25.00 administration fee for each toll. He then told me that buying the package for $84.00 for the seven days would give me the freedom to go on and off of the island as many times as I wanted without more charges. So, ONLY based on his misrepresentation about the tolls and his insistence that there were unmanned tolls booths on the way to and from my destination did I buy the toll package. After using the car for the seven days and going anywhere I wanted to go, I never went through a toll booth nor did I ever see one or hear of one in the area. I believe Andy S. lied straight to my face to up sell the toll package me. When I returned the car on 10/12/2021 I confronted Andy S. about the way he sold me the toll package and told him I never went thought a toll the entire time I had the car. He got very defensive and told me “Well you agreed to buy it.” I told him “Yes only after you lied to me about the toll issue”. He then walked away shrugging his shoulders saying “there wasn’t anything he could do about it.” After I got home, I tried to call the location a few times to try to talk to a manager but the phone just rang and rang without anybody answering it. I then tried to call the corporate office. When the call was answered by an automated answering system, I was put on hold for a few minutes then disconnected. After a couple of tries I gave up. After all of this this happened, I took some time to read some reviews of this place and noticed several other people complained about the same tactics used on them including the toll package and up sell and nobody answering the phones. Thank you, Ron Faucette
1.9 Horrible17 Oct 2021
I will NEVER rent from them again. Pickup at airport on Sunday morning was a long wait. Customer service rep (Judy) was courteous and friendly...really wanted me to activate SunPass for tolls, but never mentioned how much it cost. We were half an hour early; told full size reserved was not available, provided with Nissan Kick SUV. Drove from Easirent to IHOP (1 mile) and Malfunction warning showed up on Dashboard. Took the car directly back to Easirent and was told this was okay. The company disabled some of the features and it was just fine to drive the car. Drove to Sailport Waterfront Suites, 3.7 miles from Easirent with malfunction warning all the way. Parked the car and did not drive it until Wednesday morning. Drove to Clearwater Mall, 10.4 miles from Sailport with malfunction warnings. Started car to return and saw Key Malfunction; emergency brake malfunction, warning lights for ABS, tire pressure, and several others. Stopped at gas station to top up. Realized Gas Gauge and Speedometer were not working. Drove back to Sailport VERY Carefully and tried to call Easirent. Finally got thru to Easirent and my husband was told he could bring it in and swap for another car, but if he just wanted to turn it in, there would be no refund. It was due back Saturday morning anyway. He decided to just park it. Tried to use it Friday night to go to dinner, but the car would not start. Left it in frustration. When he returned he tried to call Easirent, no answer, finally got an answer and was told that it was our responsibility to return the car. No assistance from Easirent. I took over at this point and called Progressive (our insurer) for Roadside assistance (GREAT service!). While I was on the phone arranging a tow, the rep asked if the car could be placed in neutral. I went down to try and the car started! I put the tow on hold and my husband immediately took the car back to Easirent to turn it in. Still showing malfunction warnings. Of course, no warnings showed up when their rep got in the car and started it at Easirent. I was told by my son, that the rep tried not to smirk, but wasn't really successful at being sincere in apologizing and assuring my husband that the car would not be rented out to anyone else before being completely checked out. Never Again!
1.9 Horrible12 Oct 2021
Place was closed when I arrived. I am having trouble getting a refund.
5.9 Okay6 Oct 2021
The car could have been cleaner. The property does not answer their phone.
1.9 Horrible3 Oct 2021
Waited 3 hrs for car.When i complained, was told if i didn't like it to go back to airport,so i did.From the time i left there,back to the airport,rented car from alamo and was on the road in 30 mins.place was filthy,nasty ,holes in the wall.nightmare!
1.9 Horrible26 Sep 2021
Office was supposed to be open at 6am. Had difficulty contacting the office. We waited at the airport for almost an hour before the shuttle picked us up. Once we arrived, no one was at the front desk and we waited for about 15 minutes. Person was rude and in the end, we ended up paying 3x the original booking fee, plus a $250 deposit. When we received the vehicle, it was dirty inside and out.
3.9 Mediocre20 Sep 2021
Seemed a bit unorganized and under staffed to accommodate all their customers. The SUV I got was not very clean, smelled of smoke and was dinged up all over the exterior. I guess you get what you pay for since the price was very low.
7.9 Good19 Sep 2021
Check in was a little slow but it was cheap so worth the wait
1.9 Horrible12 Aug 2021
Had to rent a car because mine was in the shop, mechanic originally told me it would be a few days. However they managed to fix it same day. Brought the rental back within 4 hrs (15 miles) to do a prorated return however was told they do not do returns once the car leaves the lot. So I pay the same regardless of using it for 4 hrs or 5 days but the earlier I return the earlier I get my 509 deposit back.
Rated no. 16
Silvercar
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
Silvercar
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Mar 2018
Top notchThe car, the service, the personnel, responsiveness...everything was very well done.N/A
10.0 Excellent13 Mar 2018
New rental company experiencePicked up at the airport in one of the rental cars instead of a shuttle bus, and got to talk to the driver about the company and procedure while going from the airport to the rental location nearby. I hadn't done an all electronic type of rental before. They made it easy. Once you got the app loaded it was easy enough. Nice clean new Audi A4. Also a drop off at the airport, upon return, in the car that you had rented, so you don't have to move your bags or ride in a bus back to the airport. Very convenient to get dropped right at the curb by your airline departure location. Great experience. Helpful people from end to end. I'd use them again.Loading the app on my iphone was a bit of a pain. I couldn't get the pages on the app to scroll correctly so I could fill out the forms. I ultimately had to fill in the needed information to sign up via my laptop. Once I got through that it was easy. And with the app loaded I won't have to go through that again.
Rated no. 17
National
9 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Tampa Airport
National
Locations in Tampa Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay22 Jun 2017
Very easy process, very expensive fee for gasThe drop off process was fast.I felt like I was rushed out of my car and could have left personal belongings behind easily. Also, the gas fee is overly expensive and I was charged $60 for a tank when the current gas prices would have allowed for a $40 fill up.
9.2 Excellent19 Mar 2017
Friendly and fast serviceFriendly staff, easy pick up, clean vehicle.nothing
10.0 Excellent28 Feb 2017
Fantastic customer service, easy check in process and they had the exact vehicle I needed.
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Tampa Airport
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1 location in Tampa Airport
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1 location in Tampa Airport
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1 location in Tampa Airport
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1 location in Tampa Airport
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1 location in Tampa Airport
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1 location in Tampa Airport
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1 location in Tampa Airport
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1 location in Tampa Airport
Zezgo
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5050 travellers who hired a car in Tampa Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car rental locations at Tampa Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£28/day

Good deal

£23/day

Top tips for hiring a car at Tampa Airport

  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Tampa Airport for £24 or less
  • Book your car hire at Tampa Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Tampa Airport

  • On average a car hire at Tampa Airport costs £29 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (£23/day), Easirent (£47/day) and Thrifty (£55/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies at Tampa Airport are Enterprise (8.9, 115 reviews), Alamo (8.8, 510 reviews), and Avis (8.1, 61 reviews).

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