Experience the Best of Florida in Tampa

Tampa is a city located on the western coast of Florida, in the United States.

With a population of over 400,000, it is the largest city in the Tampa Bay area and the third-largest city in Florida.

The area that is now Tampa was originally inhabited by indigenous peoples for thousands of years before the arrival of European explorers. Spanish explorers first arrived in the Tampa Bay area in the 16th century, and the city itself was founded in 1849.

One of the main reasons to visit Tampa is its beautiful natural surroundings, including the nearby Gulf of Mexico and the Hillsborough River.

Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, and hiking.

In addition, Tampa has a rich cultural history, with a thriving arts and music scene. The city is home to several museums, including the Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Industry, as well as a number of performing arts venues.

Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Tampa is easily accessible by air, with the Tampa International Airport serving as a major hub for flights to and from the city.

Tampa is also conveniently located near many other major cities, including Orlando and Miami, making it a popular destination for tourists who want to explore more of the state.

With its combination of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and convenient location, Tampa is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Florida.

Book now your rental car in Tampa

Rentacaramerica welcomes you to one of the most important tourist locations in the southern United States.

Renting a car in Tampa will give you access to the attractions of the bay and full freedom of movement, so you can enjoy everything this destination has to offer.

Natural parks, beaches, amusement parks, malls where you can shop at a discount, these are just some reasons why you should visit the west coast of Florida.

Compare the rates of all Tampa airport car rentals to find the best price.

Our search engine offers you the possibility of knowing in a few moments the best offers from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Sixt or Thrifty.

We constantly negotiate with our suppliers so that you can book cheaply with all-inclusive rental conditions and no surprises.

Tampa is a high-season destination year-round, especially in the months from May to October.

Booking your vehicle in advance will help you find the best rates. You will be able to choose from top car models, and have immediate confirmation on special cars such as Mustangs or a Camaro.

Tampa by Car: Why Renting a Car is the Best Option

Tampa is a city with a well-maintained road infrastructure that makes it easy for visitors to get around.

The city has a network of highways and major thoroughfares that connect it to other parts of Florida, as well as an extensive system of local roads that make it easy to navigate the city itself.

The roads are well-maintained and generally free from congestion, making it easy for visitors to get around and explore all that the city has to offer.

While there are public transportation options available, such as buses and streetcars, renting a car is the best option for visitors who want to have the most flexibility and freedom during their stay.

Renting a car allows visitors to explore the city and its surrounding areas at their own pace, without having to rely on public transportation schedules or routes.

In addition, parking is relatively easy, with plenty of parking garages and street parking available throughout the city.

Another advantage of renting a car in Tampa is the ability to easily visit nearby attractions and destinations.

For example, the city is just a short drive from some of Florida's most popular beaches, such as Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach. Visitors can also take a day trip to Orlando to visit the theme parks or head south to explore the Everglades National Park.

Driving here is generally safe and easy, with well-marked roads and clear signage.

Visitors should also be prepared for the hot and humid weather, which can make driving uncomfortable without air conditioning.

Overall, renting a car is the best option for visitors who want to have the most flexibility and freedom during their stay.

With well-maintained roads and easy parking, driving in Tampa is a breeze, and visitors can easily explore all that the city and its surrounding areas have to offer.

What is the best car to rent in Tampa?

For the true American story, we recommend renting an SUV in Tampa.

We have a wide variety of models, from the cheapest Hyundai Santa Fe or Kia Sportage to the most sophisticated Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Patrol or Chevrolet Tahoe.

From US$29 per day with full insurance and unlimited miles.

Are you traveling with a large group? Renting a minivan in Tampa is the best way to travel in complete comfort and safety, thanks to models from 7 to 15 seats such as the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Toyota Sienna or the Ford Transit.

Ideal for both the city and long trips, these vehicles have unlimited availability and can be reserved from US$24 per day.

Top choices to see in Tampa with a rental car

Some top neighborhoods in Tampa include Ybor City, known for its vibrant nightlife and historic buildings; Hyde Park, with its trendy shops and restaurants; and Davis Island, a beautiful and upscale community with stunning waterfront views.

There are many great hotels to choose from in Tampa, ranging from budget-friendly options to luxury accommodations.

Top hotels include the Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection, which offers a gourmet culinary experience; the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, which boasts stunning views of Tampa Bay; and the Tampa Marriott Water Street, located in the heart of the city's downtown district.

This city is also known for its beautiful beaches, including Clearwater Beach, named the best beach in the United States by TripAdvisor in 2019, and St. Pete Beach, known for its white sand and clear blue water.

Other top beaches in the area include Honeymoon Island State Park, Pass-a-Grille Beach, and Caladesi Island State Park.

When it comes to attractions, Tampa has something for everyone. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a popular theme park that features thrilling roller coasters, exotic animals, and live entertainment.

The Florida Aquarium is another must-visit attraction, where visitors can see over 14,000 animals, including sharks, sea turtles, and otters.

Other top attractions include the Tampa Riverwalk, the Tampa Bay History Center, and the Tampa Museum of Art.

Frequently Asked Questions – Rental Cars in Tampa

How much does it cost to rent a car in Tampa?
  • Cheap car rentals start from US$26 a day.
  • Mid-size car rentals from US$29 a day.
  • SUV rentals from US$35 a day.
  • Mustang rentals starting at US$40 a day.
Which are the car rental companies at the Tampa airport?

At the Rental Car Center you can find the following companies:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Fox Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Payless
  • Sixt
Which is the cheapest car rental in Tampa?

Rentacaramerica.com - Car Rental in Tampa with rentals that start from US$16 a day.

Where do you pick up the cars at the Airport from Tampa?

Cars are picked up and returned to at the Rental Car Center, which can be accessed by taking the airport's SkyConnect.

How to rent a car in Tampa?

Visit Rentacaramerica.com and compare the rates of all car rentals. Enter your details to send your request, and wait for an immediate confirmation.

What are the mandatory insurances to rent a car in Tampa?

The mandatory insurance to drive in the United States are theft, damage, and third party insurance. Rentacaramerica includes all these insurances. Check the coverage in the rental conditions before booking.

What do I need to rent a car in Tampa?

To rent a car in Tampa, you will need the following:

  • Minimum age of 25.
  • Have a valid driver's license for at least one year.
  • Be the owner of a credit card (third party cards will not be accepted).
  • Have a confirmed reservation and its related voucher printed.

Drivers between the ages of 20 and 24 may still reserve their car. By entering the age at the time of the search, you will be able to see the costs with the young driver rate included.

Can I reserve a rental car in Tampa and return it somewhere else?

Yes, you can rent a car in Tampa and return it in Miami, Orlando and in other 2,500 destinations in the United States. No extra costs will be charged. Enter the final destination of your rental to see all the available options.

Can I pay the rental in cash?

No, the only accepted form of payment are debit or credit card.

What accessories can I reserve with the car?

You can add all kinds of baby seats, GPS and much more.

Car rental agencies in Tampa

Alamo Tampa AeropuertoAlamo Tampa Airport
5405 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 844-370-9187
Prices: US$17 – US$259
Mondays-Sundays 00:00 – 24:00
Avis Tampa AeropuertoAvis Tampa Airport
5405 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 813-396-3500
Prices: US$18 – US$229
Mondays-Sundays 00:00 – 24:00
Budget Tampa AeropuertoBudget Tampa Airport
5405 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 813-396-3126
Prices: US$18 – US$279
Mondays-Sundays 00:00 – 24:00
Dollar Tampa AeropuertoDollar Tampa Airport
5405 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 866-434-2226
Prices: US$18 – US$223
Mondays-Sundays 06:00 – 22:00
Enterprise Tampa AeropuertoEnterprise Tampa Airport
5405 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 833-892-9213
Prices: US$21 – US$269
Mondays-Sundays 00:00 – 24:00
Hertz Tampa AeropuertoHertz Tampa Airport
5405 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 813-874-3232
Prices: US$22 – US$207
Mondays-Sundays 06:00 – 22:00
National Tampa AeropuertoNational Tampa Airport
5405 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 844-370-9186
Prices: US$20 – US$277
Mondays-Sundays 00:00 – 24:00
Payless Tampa AeropuertoPayless Tampa Airport
5409 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 813-289-6554
Prices: US$22 – US$278
Mondays-Sundays 05:00 – 01:00
Sixt Tampa AeropuertoSixt Tampa Airport
5405 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 888-749-8227
Prices: US$18 – US$289
Mondays-Sundays 09:00 – 23:00
Thrifty Tampa AeropuertoThrifty Tampa Airport
5405 Airport Service Rd
Tampa, United States 33607

+1 877-283-0898
Prices: US$14 – US$245
Mondays-Sundays 06:00 – 22:00