Sarasota Car Rentals

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Sarasota Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Sarasota
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 19
Airport Locations 12
Popular Agencies Surprise Agency, Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty, Ace

Cheap Car Rentals in Sarasota

Economy $27/day
Compact $27/day
Intermediate $28/day
Standard $30/day
Full-size $30/day
SUV $30/day
Minivan $41/day
Mini $35/day
Premium $35/day
Luxury $40/day
Convertible $40/day
Commercial $33/day
Box truck $33/day
Van $43/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Sarasota enterprise
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Sarasota enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Sarasota enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Sarasota opaquecar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Sarasota opaquecar
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Sarasota opaquecar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Sarasota opaquecar
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Sarasota thrifty
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Sarasota avis
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Sarasota enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Sarasota enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Sarasota enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Sarasota enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Van car in Sarasota alamo
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Sarasota car rental reviews and directory

From $38/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,671 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Alamo
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Cir
+1 888 826 6893
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From $28/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,898 reviews)
5 locations in Sarasota
Enterprise
Locations in Sarasota
1003 N Washington Blvd
+1 941 365 7228
4229 Clark Rd
+1 941 925 9943
5101 S Tamiami Trl
+1 941 923 7595
5664 Fruitville Rd
+1 941 378 5900
6000 Airport Cir
+1 941 355 3035
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From $27/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,273 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Avis
Locations in Sarasota
6018 Airport Circle
+1 941 359 5240
7010 South Tamiami Trail, Suite B
+1 941 927 3220
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From $27/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,292 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Budget
Locations in Sarasota
1120 Rental Car Road
+1 941 359 5360
7010 South Tamiami Trail
+1 941 921 7408
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From $25/day
Rated #5
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (3,935 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Hertz
Locations in Sarasota
5225 S Tamiami Trail
+1 941 925 8360
6000 Airport Circle
+1 941 355 8848
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From $41/day
Rated #6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,456 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Dollar
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
+1 866 434 2226
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From $44/day
Rated #7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,777 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Thrifty
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
+1 877 283 0898
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From $27/day
Rated #8
Payless
7.4 Good (54 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Payless
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
+1 941 749 2900
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From $89/day
Rated #9
National
national
8.0 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
National
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Cir
+1 888 826 6890
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From $38/day
Rated #10
Ace
Most popular
7.3 Good (19 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Ace
Locations in Sarasota
8009 15 Str E
+1 941 893 3417
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Rated #11
Economy Rent a Car
economy
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Sarasota
8009 15th Street E
+1 727 643 5427
Sunnycars
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1 location in Sarasota
Sunnycars
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle

Car Rental Locations in Sarasota

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Ace
Most Popular Car Type Intermediate
Average price $41/day
Good deal $34/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Sarasota

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Sarasota

  • As a tourist in Sarasota, there’s lots to discover with the help of a car. Rather than relying on public transport, embrace the comfort of a rental a car to explore Sarasota Bay and beyond in your own time. From the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to Siesta Key Beach, you’ll have the freedom take in all of Sarasota’s sights.
  • Ready to rent a car on your vacation in Sarasota? If you are landing at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, you will find that the main terminal offers several on-site car rental facilities. Conveniently, the rental car counters can be found in the baggage claim wing just after you leave the Arrivals Hall.
  • Travelers new to Sarasota must remember to keep headlights on from dusk to dawn, as well as in rain or fog, as this is a requirement across the whole state. When you stop at a red light, you may turn right unless a sign indicating “no right on red” is posted. You are likely to encounter several toll roads on the outskirts of Sarasota, so always carry cash in your car.
  • Morning rush hour in Sarasota begins at 7:00 am and lasts until 9:00 am, and in the afternoon it goes from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Try to avoid US 41 and I-75 highways during these peak times. During the summer months, Sarasota’s roads are practically traffic free, but come winter when everyone is escaping colder climates, the roads can become congested.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Sarasota for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Sarasota at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Sarasota are around 0% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in Sarasota are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Sarasota

How much does it cost to rent a car in Sarasota?

On average a rental car in Sarasota costs $47 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Sarasota?

Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Sarasota.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Sarasota?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($27/day), Ace ($29/day) and Thrifty ($33/day).

What is the best rental car company in Sarasota?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Sarasota are Alamo (8.7, 6671 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12898 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2273 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport (SRQ)?

Car rental companies onsite at Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport include Ace, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Payless, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis and National.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport (SRQ)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Ace, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Payless, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, and National.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Sarasota?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 1003 N Washington Blvd 34236-3425 (1 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Sarasota?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Sarasota?

Sarasota mainly features large streets and highways that are suitable for a wide range of vehicle sizes. If you are planning to visit the coast and all that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, you shouldn’t have any issues renting an SUV or minivan. If you decide to drive around and park in the city center, then it may be worth renting a smaller car.

What's the speed limit in Sarasota?

Generally, across Florida, the legal speed limit is 55 mph. On rural interstate highways the speed limits is 70 mph, while on four-lane highways the limit is 65 mph. Driving on other state highways means a maximum speed of 60 mph. In urban areas of Sarasota, the speed limit is 30 mph, with just 10-20 mph allowed in school zones.

How are gas prices in Sarasota?

Across the US, gas prices are, on average, $3.06 per gallon, whereas the cost of gas is around $2.27 per gallon in Florida. Buying gas in Sarasota is reasonably cheap, compared to the rest of the state, with gas priced at $2.23 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Sarasota?

Parking in Sarasota is easy as the city boasts over 3000 public parking spaces in its downtown area, as well as curbside parking, parking lots, and parking garages. Street parking is free while parking lots and garages charge from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you’re heading to the coast, both Siesta and Lido Beaches have a free public parking lot.