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Car Rental at Tampa Airport

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Tampa Airport, Tampa, USA - Florida
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Optimo Rent
$48.29 per day
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
$48.79 per day
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$61.31 per day
Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$69.40 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Minivan
Nissan Quest or similar
Nissan Quest
  • 7x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$87.27 / per day
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
FOX
$91.09 / per day
Premium
Buick Regal or similar
Buick Regal
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$105.71 / per day
Luxury
Infiniti QX80 or similar
Infiniti QX80
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$375.36 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:04 on 2022-01-24. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.1
Tampa Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The largest metropolis on the west coast of Florida, Tampa may not be as popular a destination as Miami or Orlando, but can still generate plenty of excitement. From notable landmarks and fun nightlife to access to beautiful beaches and nature, it has plenty to keep a traveler entertained. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around it:

  • The Florida Aquarium. One of the largest of its kind in the United States, The Florida Aquarium is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tampa. The aquarium is home to some 7,000 marine animal and plant species from around the world and lists leafy sea dragons, bonnethead sharks, and giant pacific octopuses among its most famous inhabitants. There are also fascinating exhibitions on native Florida coral reef research and sea turtle and other wildlife conservation.
  • Busch Gardens. With more than four million visitors each year, the Busch Gardens theme park is definitely one of the most emblematic points of interest in Tampa. With roller coasters, drop towers, and the next-door Adventure Island water park, it arguably packs in more excitement than any other attraction in the city. Visit the gardens’ official website to learn more.
  • Museum of Science and Industry. An interactive institution that’s another beloved attraction for families, the MOSI is, for many, the most interesting museum in Tampa. It includes a planetarium, a simulated moon base, a ropes course (not for those afraid of heights), and a number of other permanent exhibitions dedicated to science and discovery.

Top international routes

  • Toronto
  • London
  • Frankfurt
  • Havana
  • Zurich
  • Grand Cayman

Main airlines

Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, and Spirit Airlines

Terminals

The single airport terminal is divided into Airsides A, C, E, and F, the latter serving all international departures (except for Airside E, which serves all flights to and from Canada). The check-in counters are split into two groups: red and blue, with separate entrances.

Location

Tampa Airport is about 9 mi (14.4 km) northwest of Tampa. The George J Bean Parkway, FL-60, I-275, and Tampa Street are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $201 per day
  • Large cars - from $117 per day
  • Medium cars - from $86 per day
  • Vans - from $879 per day
  • Premium cars - from $174 per day
  • Small cars - from $119 per day
  • SUVs - from $129 per day

Car rental desks

All of our car rental suppliers except Carl’s Van Rentals are located in the airport’s Rental Car Center which can be reached with the SkyConnect train from the Main Terminal When returning your car, you can use the remote bag check and not have to carry your luggage with your to the terminal.

Carl’s Van Rentals is located off-airport and provides a shuttle for its customers. Head to the Red or Blue Baggage Claim to catch it.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many shops, including newsstands, gift shops, and convenience stores. Duty-free outlets are located in the international departures areas of Terminals E and F. There are coffee shops and cocktail bars and a variety of places to eat, including fast food outlets, full-service restaurants, and snack bars. You’ll also find ATMs, a currency exchange, a first aid room, baby changing rooms, a children’s play area, an on-site hotel, a spa, a massage salon, a Travelers Aid office (Travelers Aid is an organization that helps travelers in difficult situations), and a chapel. Tampa Airport frequently hosts art exhibits and live music performances. The airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility; special assistance can also be requested, but make sure to contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

Unfortunately, there are no gas stations at the airport nor on the way if coming from Clearwater or St. Petersburg. You will have to exit the highway before you get to the airport (and not follow the Rental Car Return signs). The best option for those coming from St. Petersburg is probably to exit I-275 onto W. Kenedy Bvd. just after crossing the bay and take a right at the first traffic light. The next major intersection will be Westshore Blvd. which you will want to turn left onto to head toward the airport. There are a couple of gas stations on this road.

For those coming from Clearwater, it is best to not follow the signs to the airport and instead exit onto W. Spruce St. and then take a right when you reach Westshore Blvd. where you will find a Shell station on your right two blocks down.

If approaching the airport from Tampa on I-275 you will likewise want to exit onto Westshore Blvd. and take a right. There will be a Shell station on your left. Continue on Westshore Blvd. afterwards and look at Google Maps to see how to get to the Rental Car Center.

Finally, if you are approaching from Tampa along W. Kennedy Blvd., you will pass multiple gas stations on your way.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Fort Lauderdale (269 mi / 433 km)
  • Orlando (92 mi / 148 km)
  • Miami (285 mi / 458 km)
  • Sarasota (56 mi / 90 km)
  • Fort Myers (130 mi / 209 km)
  • Atlanta (464 mi / 747 km)

Airport info

Rating
8.4
  • Getting to the airport 5.8
  • Departure and check-in 6.8
  • Terminal facilities 6.0
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.0
  • Lounge 3.8

Tampa Airport (TPA)

  • IATA: TPA
  • ICAO: KTPA
  • Name: Tampa Airport (TPA)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 19,624,284
  • Distance from City: 6 miles / 9.7 km W of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 20 Locations near Tampa Airport

  1. 16.3 km / 10.1 miles away
  2. 61.9 km / 38.5 miles away
  3. 110.1 km / 68.4 miles away
  4. 116.5 km / 72.4 miles away
  5. 126.5 km / 78.6 miles away
  6. 130.8 km / 81.3 miles away
  7. Car Rental in Orlando East from $236.50 per day
    135.5 km / 84.2 miles away
  8. 156.3 km / 97.1 miles away
  9. 175.0 km / 108.7 miles away
  10. 185.6 km / 115.3 miles away
  11. 194.9 km / 121.1 miles away
  12. 198.2 km / 123.1 miles away
  13. 278.7 km / 173.2 miles away
  14. 294.2 km / 182.8 miles away
  15. 304.2 km / 189.0 miles away
  16. Car Rental in Pembroke Pines from $26.43 per day
    309.1 km / 192.1 miles away
  17. 314.7 km / 195.6 miles away
  18. 314.8 km / 195.6 miles away
  19. 324.3 km / 201.5 miles away
  20. Car Rental at Miami Airport from $21.13 per day
    326.8 km / 203.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Tampa Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Tampa Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Tampa Airport
$49.79
January
$47.61
February
$61.68
March
$76.91
April
$63.54
May
$76.91
June
$63.98
July
August
$56.85
September
$110.91
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Tampa Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $47.61. You can see that this is 30% cheaper than the yearly average and 57% cheaper than renting a car in October (when rental prices start at $110.91 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Tampa Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 13 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length
7
January
6
February
6
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
11
September
13
October
12
November
11
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Tampa Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Tampa Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
140%
January
112%
February
120%
March
98%
April
85%
May
90%
June
105%
July
82%
August
64%
September
92%
October
102%
November
111%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Toyota Yaris 5 Small cars
Easirent Nissan Sentra 4 2 Medium cars
Easirent Nissan Altima 4 1 Large cars
Easirent Hyundai Santa Fe 5 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Nissan Versa 4 3 Medium cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 3d 3 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Ace Rent a car VW Jetta 4 2 Large cars

FAQ

How old do I have to be to rent a car at Tampa Airport?
You must be at least 19 years old to rent a car at Tampa Airport, though if you are 19 or 20, you can only rent from Fox. All other rental companies serving Tampa Airport require drivers to be at least 21 years old.
Is there an additional fee if I am younger than a certain age?
Yes, all rental companies in Tampa charge an additional fee to drivers younger than 25. If you enter your age when searching, the total price shown will include this fee
Are there toll roads around Tampa?
Yes, there are a couple of toll roads in the Tampa Bay area. You will probably want to use the Veteran's Expressway if you are heading north from the airport?
How can I pay for tolls in the Tampa Bay area?
Most of the toll roads in the Tampa area do not accept cash payments. You must either use a SunPass transponder or register with your rental company to have them bill you for the tolls afterward. All rental companies charge an additional fee for this service, and if you fail to opt into their program but incur a toll, they will charge you a hefty service fee.
Can I use my own SunPass transponder?
In Tampa, unlike in Orlando and Miami, you can usually use your own SunPass transponder and opt-out of the rental company's toll package. Be sure to confirm this with the rental company prior to using toll roads, though.
Can I rent a car at Tampa Airport and return it in Orlando or Miami?
Yes, one-way rentals in Florida are quite popular. There is an additional fee for this service which varies based on demand. Enter the location at which you would like to return the car when searching to see the total price including this fee.

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Jeep Grand Cherokee
November 10, 2021
We flew into Tampa and drove to Sarasota. About an hour or so and it's a beautiful drive. Longboat Key is an absolute joy to stay at
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
June 23, 2021
The representative was friendly and check in and check out was quick. We have a good experience renting from here.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Altima
June 18, 2021
The west coast of Florida is a different experience from the rest of the state. Very relaxed atmosphere.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
May 7, 2021
GIVE MORE DISCOUNTS FOR OUR NEXT TRIP
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Camry
December 19, 2020
Tampa was a pivot point to Sarasota. Tampa is far too crowded with horrible traffic conditions. I will look to use Sarasota Airport in future.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Sportage
November 15, 2020
Overall a great experience
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus 3d
October 8, 2020
Easy on site car rental. Tampa has an area after you get out of you car to pull over and get your GPS set
United Kingdom
Kia Sportage
June 1, 2019
Tampa Airport has a purpose built car rental centre which has good access for everybody.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
March 1, 2019
The airport location is excellent. However, the convience adds to hidden costs of car rentals. Customers have little choice to avoid airport fees.

Top 16 Suppliers at Tampa Airport in 2022

National
Exceptional 9.2
+18443709186
5405 Airport Service Rd, Tampa, FL 33607
$151 - $368
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+18556166011 / +18138204141
4220 West Cayuga St Tampa, FL, 33614
$48 - $403
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
SIXT
Excellent 8.9
+18887498227
Rental Car Center, 5405 Airport Service Rd, Tampa, FL 33607
$66 - $123
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
8443709187
5405 AIRPORT SERVICE RD,
$140 - $571
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+18338929213
5405 Airport Service Rd, Tampa, FL 33607
$145 - $362
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
8664342226
5405 AIRPORT SERVICE ROAD
FOX
FOX
Excellent 8.5
+18133370950 / +18002254369
5405 Airport Service Road, Airport Car rental Center, Suite C-403, Tampa.
$79 - $101
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30
Tue:00:00-00:30
Wed:00:00-00:30
Thu:00:00-00:30
Fri:00:00-00:30
Sat:00:00-00:30
Sun:00:00-00:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+18443709187
5405 Airport Service Rd, Tampa, FL 33607
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
5405 Airport Service Road
$63 - $148
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
5405 Airport Service Road
$61 - $201
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+18133963500
5409 Airport Service Rd
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+18133963126
5409 Airport Service Rd Tampa International Airport
$73 - $193
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.3
8136368999 / 8132889129
5002 West Cypress Street
$60 - $148
Europcar
Very good 7.2
+18007775500
5405 Airport Service Rd, Tampa, FL 33607
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
RightCars
RightCars
Good 6.2
Easirent
Acceptable 5.2
+18137347026
5124 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida, 33609
$49 - $2433
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
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