Tampa is a great city in which to rent a car and from which to base your self-drive travels through Florida. Tampa offers visitors the renowned sun and beaches of Florida without the crush of tourists that typically visit the theme parks near Orlando and populate the beaches of Miami. The Tampa International Airport is a good place to start your explorations, as Universal Studios, Disney World, and Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park are all located within an hour and a half drive in normal traffic conditions. Southern Florida is also well within reach for longer day or weekend road trips. The Everglades National Park outside Miami is just four hours away by rental car!
Here is a brief guide to finding the cheapest car rental at the Tampa International Airport.
4160 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607
o Telephone number for airport information: (813) 870-8700
o Telephone number for immediate assistance or to page a passenger: (813) 870-8770
o To email the Tampa Airport, visit this web address and scroll to the bottom of the page: http://www.tampaairport.com/contact-us
The price of car rental at the Tampa International Airport typically ranges between $22 and $36 a day. Over 8 car rental companies serve the Tampa International Airport.
The car rental companies that have counters in the main terminal of the Tampa Airport include ACE, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty. To get to these car rental counters, take the SkyConnect train from the main terminal. Simply follow the signs designated rental cars.
Car rental companies with service locations near the Tampa Airport include Advantage and Carl’s Van Rentals. To pick up your car hire from Advantage, Carl’s, and other off-site car rental companies, wait for the courtesy vehicle, which stops at both ends of both the Red and Blue Baggage Claims. Be sure to arrange these pick-ups with your rental car company in advance of your arrival.
ACE and Advantage are typically the cheapest Tampa Airport car rental companies, routinely underbidding other car rental companies in the Tampa area by at least 10%!
Keep an eye out for discounts offered exclusively by EconomyBookings.com for Tampa Airport car rentals that make luxury and premium rental cars as affordable as economy rental cars in Tampa.
The TPA Car Rental Center is located at 5403 Airport Service Road, Tampa, FL 33607, USA. To get to the Car Rental Center once you have turned off onto the exit that leads to the Tampa Airport, keep an out for a sign that reads “Car Rental Center” or simply “Rental Cars.” Follow the signs to the Center, and then locate the signs that lead to your specific car hire company.
Be aware that returning your rental car can sometimes take more than 30 minutes! Be sure to schedule extra time for your return to the Tampa Airport in order to return your rental car and travel to the terminal itself stress-free.
If you are leaving Tampa during morning and evening rush hours, which stretch from 7:30 to 9:30 in the morning and 3:30 to 7:30 in the afternoon and evening, be sure to schedule extra driving time.