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Bradenton, FL
Aug 5 — Aug 12
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Bradenton, FL
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Bradenton car rental information

Pick-up locationBradenton
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations10
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Bradenton

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Bradenton car rental reviews and directory

From $30/dayRated #1
Payless
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in Bradenton
Payless
Locations in Bradenton
2700 1st Street+1 941 741 4900
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
  • 9.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 28 2021
Pros: The staff was helpful and very friendly. Had a very smooth process of renting a car when it was very unexpected. A lot of car options available.
10.0 ExcellentMay 27 2021
Pros: Nice new car- Excellent value- Courteous staff-Cons: I cannot think of any complaints
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Pros: Everything was super!
6.0 GoodMar 13 2021
Pros: Staff was helpful with quick, efficient pick up and drop off.Cons: This rental was for a body shop repair on our regular car. The shop estimated two weeks for the repair with the rental running from Tuesday 10AM. The shop owner did us a favor and worked the weekend to get our car done in 10 days, so we returned the rental car 4 DAYS EARLY. Agent said no problem, he'll adjust it then handed us the bill. The first week cost $38.50/day at the weekly rate. For the "extra" days they increased the price to $67.25/day. In other words, they charged us the same rate as the original two week rental. So don't ever expect a credit on an early return. Keep the car.
6.0 GoodDec 28 2020
Pros: Great gas mileageCons: Kayak said “unlimited mileage” Payless said 2500. I had to make a big round trip in the car and Payless called me the next day and said daily is 200 miles. No continuity between the two companies or even internal to Payless. I rented because my car would not make this round trip....seems pointless if I’m getting restrictions.
10.0 ExcellentSep 12 2020
Pros: very satisfied with everbody and the carCons: maybe an extra day as a bonus for 3-4 days rental
2.0 MediocreAug 6 2020
Pros: the staff was friendlyCons: you could've sent me to a place that has unlimited travel not just in Florida was traveling to Iowa so had to change plans at the last minute very stressful
10.0 ExcellentJan 4 2020
Pros: Price and nice carCons: A little far from the beach but worth the trip
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2019
Pros: Free upgrade was nice. Fun to drive vehicle. Easy drop off.Cons: No complaints!
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2018
Pros: Service and knowledge of workers got me in and out very fast
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From $30/dayRated #2
Enterprise
7.7 Good (22 reviews)
4 locations in Bradenton
Enterprise
Locations in Bradenton
4903 14th St W+1 941 751 2500
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5227 71st St E+1 941 201 3184
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5726 Cortez Rd W+1 941 201 3183
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
817 1st Street East+1 941 746 4311
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.4
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2021
Pros: Staff was good at pickupCons: The car stunk from cigarette smoke. I tried to get the smell out of the car but it never got better. This location only has a limited number of cars for rent.
7.6 GoodNov 17 2020
Pros: Rachel was very good at the drop off since unfortunately I had some damage to my vehicle.
3.2 MediocreNov 10 2020
Pros: Dropping off the car I was met and given a receiptCons: The smell and cleanliness were definitely subpar and need improvement!
7.2 GoodOct 21 2020
Pros: Nice vehicle and reasonable priceCons: Reserved a pick-up truck (necessary for the purpose of our trip) months in advance of the travel dates. I arrived at the rental location to pick up the vehicle only to be told they did not have any trucks...they could 'maybe' get me a small sedan. We were told we 'could check back later in the day' that the unavailable vehicle was due to the Coronavirus...really??? I insisted they find a truck and that they call me when one was found. A truck did turn up and we were able to keep our plans for our trip...but the stress at how this started out was a disappointment.
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and efficient. I was able to drop off the vehicle after hours and had a an email in the morning saying that it was checked back in.
10.0 ExcellentJan 4 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and informative about vehicle and return instructions; pick up was quick and easy; dropped car off before working hours and put keys in drop box. Would rent from Enterprise again.
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2019
Pros: Nice clean carCons: Less wait time for vehicle. We waited about 15 minutes.
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2019
Pros: Mini van was clean and in great condition, price was excellent, return took seconds.Cons: Nothing.
6.0 GoodDec 29 2018
Pros: The car was great - good comfort and great mileageCons: The car was dirty when we picked up - windows were filthy and there was some film on them that took several times for us to clean to be able to see clearly
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2018
Cons: I was not provided with a final invoice of my charges.
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From $25/dayRated #3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.6 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Bradenton
Hertz
Locations in Bradenton
5019 14 St West+1 941 755 2837
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
5959 E State Road 64+1 941 755 2837
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 10 2021
Pros: THERE WAS NO CAR !!!!!
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2021
Pros: I was refused service after arriving their from across the country due to them not accepting my credit card (MasterCard through apple) despite paying for the reservation with the card ahead of timeCons: Being given service and not left stranded by rude staff that were unhelpful and unsympathetic
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2020
Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentSep 23 2020
Pros: Very efficient and friendly!Cons: Only one car that met my criteria on the lot! Wish there had been an option on vehicles...but, the car got the job done for me!
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2020
Pros: very easy, friendly people
10.0 ExcellentNov 14 2019
Pros: The staff was very nice and helpful!
8.8 ExcellentApr 4 2019
Cons: Pickup on a Monday was slow. Only one person working the counter.
10.0 ExcellentOct 9 2018
Pros: Fast, friendly service and the pickup and drop off was a plus. Thank you and will be contacting Hertz again if we need a rental. : )
5.2 OkayJun 18 2017
Pros: The vehicle (a 2017 Chevy Malibu with 28,000 miles) performed well and had surprisingly good gas mileage range from a 13 gallon fuel tank. Additionally, the trunk was very spacious. The Malibu was very quiet and handled highway speeds quite well.Cons: The 4 cylinder engine was leisurely from a standing stop to highway speeds. The seats were of middling comfort, and less so on long drives because of a lack of lumbar support. Most egregious is the fact that the renter prior to me had obviously smoked in the vehicle, and the Hertz cleaning crew attempted to mask the tobacco smell with a horribly floral scent that was virtually intolerable. When I brought this up upon return of the rental, the agent merely offered a prefunctory "I apologize for that on behalf of the company." I would not rent from this location again.
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2017
Rental CommentsPros: Comfortable car with plenty of room inside. Car was clean and ready when I arrived. Best price of all the rental agencies I looked at.Cons: Only 1 key and no remote with alarm.
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From $28/dayRated #4
Budget
7.2 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Bradenton
Budget
Locations in Bradenton
4715 14th Street West+1 941 746 2130
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 11 2021
Cons: Wait time to pick up car. Took almost an hour.
2.0 MediocreAug 8 2020
Pros: THIS LOCATION IS CLOSED. IT HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR YEARS APPARENTLY!!!!Cons: Kayak provide a location that is actually in operation.
6.0 GoodMar 27 2020
Pros: I was able to cancel the reservation I did not use the car.Cons: It went fine, had to cancel my trip.
8.0 ExcellentJun 26 2019
Pros: Staff was helpfulCons: I do not have a credit card and I'd weren't for my mom being with me I would have been stuck without being able to rent.
3.6 MediocreFeb 12 2018
Bad Pick-up ExperienceCons: Agent at pick-up site not pleasant, and not at all helpful. He barely greeted me, and did not explain anything about gas at return, just handed me the keys, did not show me anything about the vehicle, (I was the only customer.) Vehicle also had an unpleasant odor.
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2017
just terrible servicePros: The convenience of being able to pick up in TAMPA AND DROP OFF IN BRADENTON and vice versa. Location is close to highway and easy to get to. Office is inside Sears so there is a place to turn in the key if you drop off after hours even though technically there is no after hours drop off accepted. The car I picked up on the way back was clean.Cons: The office is only open till 1 on weekends and no after hours drop off. I turned in the car the key and the contract at 1:05 anyway even though the office was closed. Next Monday tried to call-- impossible to reach by phone-no one ever answers--had to drive back to find a clerk who is completely incompetent. he charged me a $14 fee for "driving less than 75 miles" when actually the charge was for not filling tank even though I put in more gas than I used and turned in a receipt to prove it at drop off. When I picked up a car a week later to return to Tampa the same guy Joe recorded the wrong starting milage so it looked like I drove over 2000 miles. Just appalling and inexcusable service.
8.0 ExcellentJan 16 2017
Pros: Car was dirty
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From $29/dayRated #5
Avis
5 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Bradenton
Avis
Locations in Bradenton
4715 14th Street West+1 941 744 2492
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 4.5
  • 5.5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodAug 3 2020
Pros: Staff at pickup was wonderful as was staff at drop off. We received a free upgrade, due to lack of availability of smaller cars. This was appreciated.Cons: The pickup location was in an almost abandoned mall in Bradenton. It appeared to me that the rental was not well cleaned or properly disinfected. There was some junk left in the trunk from a previous customer. The low tire pressure light was lit up. I just had the feeling that the car was not properly inspected or cleaned before it was re-rented.
2.0 MediocreJun 22 2020
Pros: The staff lady, Hendra, at picking up was very courteous and helpful. That is the only part of the experience that was good. The rest was a mess. The car had an "emergency" light showing some sort of issue all the way making me feel unsecure. It went on at the pick up location and all suddenly shut off two hours later. The car was filthy and with strong offensive smell. I had to place three towels on the seats saved I could place my hand bag and sit on the driver seat. The stearing wheel was disgusting as well. The air conditioning would work on and off. And to close, the drop off was a nightmare. There were basically NO clear signs at the drop off location to advise where was the entrance to the Avis drop off parking. Other car rental companies clerk's said this was a regular problem and that they had Avis customers coming to them for instructions on where to go and the Avis vehicle drop off. The other companies clerk's mentioned that confused (Avis) customers had drop off their Avis rental at the other companies lots and those customers were being charged for not having dropped off the vehicle (when indeed they had, just that they did following the poor signaling by Avis.Cons: It would have been better to not have the experience explained in the previous question. This makes me reconsider renting from Avis in the future. I am a lawyer who travels a lot for business. I cannot risk my business for this type of mess.
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2017
Pros: NothingCons: Everything. Rented from enterprise instead.
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2015
Reasonable rates Sarasota Bradenton areaPros: Joe Ulisano, Avis agency operator was great to deal with. Avis had a location in the above airport. Rates were in $700+ range for a week. I went on Kayak & this location and $227 rate popped up. This is a $20 taxi ride takes 15 minutes to get to. it is a true hidden gem and a no brainier $$ wise. We had s new Chevrolet Equinox. We will always use Kayak and seek out Joe later this winter when we return to the area.
From $31/day
Thrifty
1 location in Bradenton
Thrifty
Locations in Bradenton
5019 14th Street West+1 941 755 2837
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Recent reviews
81 travelers who rented a car in Bradenton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Bradenton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$38/day

Good deal

$29/day

When to book a rental car in Bradenton

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Bradenton

  • Bradenton is conveniently located around one hour’s drive, or less, from a handful of other popular cities along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, which makes it a great launching point for day trips. Visitors to the area will benefit from securing a car rental in Bradenton, which affords access to cities like Tampa, Sarasota, and Lakeland. More than just facilitating day trips outside Bradenton city limits, car rentals give visitors the autonomy to explore the many parks and attractions without the need to wait on taxis or rideshares, and without having to waste valuable vacation time on public transportation, which often doubles commute time for tourists visiting these locations.
  • Travelers flying into the area will land at the Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport, where they can find desks for several car rental companies, such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National, and Thrifty, among others. Counters for these companies can easily be located in the baggage claim area. From there, Bradenton car rentals can be picked up in the parking lot directly across the street from the airport exit in the baggage claim area. This is also where they can be dropped off.
  • With its agreeable weather year-round, Florida is an attractive location for motorcyclists. There are many in the area so, for visitors who are renting vehicles and are driving a car they are less familiar with, it’s recommended that you pay close attention to the roadway and that you are cognizant of your rental vehicle’s blind spots. Motorcycle accidents tend to occur frequently around the Manatee County roads, so drivers should keep an eye out for their fellow motorists there.
  • When the late autumn and winter months usher in colder weather, especially between October and April, people from northern climates tend to flock to Florida—and this includes Bradenton. Roadways will become more congested during these months, so, if feasible, rental car drivers will want to plan their days to avoid rush hour periods. In Bradenton, visitors can expect weekday rush hours roughly between 6am and 8am and again in the late afternoon to early evening between about 4pm and 6pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Bradenton for $29 or less
  • Book your rental car in Bradenton at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Bradenton are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Bradenton

  • Some car rental companies in Bradenton which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Bradenton costs $38 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($59/day) and Enterprise ($59/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 5019 14 St West 34205 (3 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Bradenton is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bradenton.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Tampa airport include Executive Car Rental, Alamo, Hertz, Fox, Sixt, Thrifty, Enterprise, Ace, Dollar and Budget.

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

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Bradenton costs $34 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Bradenton costs $34 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Bradenton costs $69 per day, on average.

  • In Bradenton, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 5019 14 St West (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Bradenton costs $263 per week ($38 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Bradenton costs $1,126 per month ($38 per day).

  • City streets, highways, and warm weather make economy vehicles and sedans suitable options for car rentals in Bradenton. The agility of a smaller automotive makes navigating busy roads a bit more seamless, and the closed interior allows you to crank up the air conditioning when the temperatures spike.

  • Speed limits in and around Bradenton are similar to those posted in other large cities in the United States. On the major highways, drivers will see speed limits roughly around 65mph. Urban areas will typically post speed limits between 35mph and 45mph. Speeds are lower in residential areas, where posted limits are around 30mph, while near hospitals and schools, they’re reduced to around 15mph to 25mph.

  • The average gas price is around $2.50 per gallon in and around Bradenton, Florida. Depending on the vehicle that you’ve selected for your trip, you can expect the cost to fill the gas tank to be anywhere from $35 to around about $65, with vehicles like standard SUVs, which have larger gas tanks, being the more expensive options.

  • There are a few public parking options in the center of the city of Bradenton, including Manatee County Public Parking Garage, which is on 10th Street West between 4th Ave West and Manatee Ave West. On the other side of the major road, 9th Street West, there is also the Manatee Performing Arts Center Parking Lot, which is on 7th Street West between 3rd Ave West and Manatee Ave West. Parking prices cost roughly $1 for 2h, and up to about $4 for a full day.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).