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Car rental at Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport

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Cheap car rentals at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport

Economy$24/day
Compact$29/day
Intermediate$25/day
Standard$34/day
Full-size$31/day
Minivan$34/day
Full-size SUV$50/day
Convertible$47/day
Premium SUV$40/day
Supplier choice$28/day
Standard SUV$32/day
Intermediate SUV$33/day
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Top tips for renting a car at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport

  • There are several ways of getting from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SQR) to Sarasota and its neighborhoods. However, car rentals are by far the most convenient way of getting around Sarasota. This is because car rentals offer you the freedom and flexibility to get to Sarasota's eateries, museums, and local attractions. Unlike public transport, you won't have to worry about schedules and fare hikes. With car rentals, travelers are confident of their destinations. Plus, you can bring any size of luggage with you during your trip without limit.
  • There are over ten car rental companies located on-site at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. This means that travelers are spoilt for choices with many companies to choose from and a vast collection of car categories. There are car rental companies located on the baggage claim wing for passengers arriving at the airport. The cars are an easy walk from the counters, and travelers won't need a shuttle ride to the rental area. Most car rental companies offer services between 6.30 am and 12.15 am. Travelers that need car rentals past these hours can opt for offsite companies since on-site companies do not provide after-hours pick-up services.
  • Returning car rentals at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is an easy process. Most car rental companies have the same pick-up and drop-off locations, so if you picked the car at the airport, we recommend returning to the airport to avoid extra charges. Before returning car rentals at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, check with the fuel policy. For a full-on-full fuel policy, fill up the gas tank before returning Sarasota Bradenton International Airport car rentals to avoid extra costs. As soon as you get to the parking lot, take out all your items, then park and lock the car, then hand in the keys with the rental agreement at the car rental counters. Most companies have after-hour services for customers to drop off car rentals at any time.
  • Mondays to Wednesdays are the busiest days to pick up Sarasota Bradenton International Airport's car rentals. On most days, from 8 am to 10 am, 1 pm to 3 pm, and 6 pm to 9 pm are the most hectic hours to pick up car rentals. This means queuing at the rental counter's desk. If you wish to avoid this, significant companies offer online reservations. If you reserve earlier, you can skip the counter process and find your rental car at the parking spot. In such cases, there are self-service kiosks to input your information and pick the keys. Alternatively, you can organize offsite rental companies to pick you up at the airport as soon as you arrive.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport for $51 or less
  • Book your rental car at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport

  • Which car rental companies have a straightforward return process?

    Major car rental companies on site have a straightforward return process. They include National, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, Economy, Payless, and Avis. These companies provide after-hours services for customers to return car rentals at their convenience.

  • Which paperwork is required to book car rentals at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport?

    When booking car rentals at Sarasota Bradenton Airport, customers have to be at least 21. Renters must provide an unexpired government-issued driving license with the driver's photo. Foreigners whose licenses are in their languages should present the permit with an International Driver’s License for translation. They also must provide a valid debit or credit card to pay for the car rental.

  • Which facilities are available at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport car rental center?

    The car rental center at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport features a parking lot for customers to park their cars when dropping off car rentals. There is a waiting area, washrooms, and payphones for customers' services. The facility has ramps for persons in wheelchairs and offers a parking spot for reduced mobility customers.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport?

    On average a rental car at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport costs $59 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($28/day), Budget ($30/day) and Payless ($31/day).

  • What is the best rental car company at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport is Budget (7.4, 115 reviews).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport?

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

Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

9.5

Wonderful

103 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.5

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6000 Airport Cir

+1 833 336 0433

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Great service friendly staff . Thank You

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was wonderful and very helpful.

Cons:

Have more suburbans on website.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Beautiful car. Paid for gas ahead.. so no problem. Returned with 1/2 tank.. Not sure I will do that again.

Cons:

Return was a real headache. I called day before to make sure ok to return before 4:00 am due to flight at 5:00 am, NO ENVELOPES at either key drop site!!! Dropped car off in parking lot. NO Envelopes! Ran back to make sure my 82 year old friend was ok at Delta counter. Then ran back to actual counter INSIDE airport. NO Envelopes. Ripped off a piece of paper and wrote info on it. Folded paper around key and had to practically stand on my head to get key in slot!!! By then I was exhausted. What can you say to me about this?? Curious if anyone will reach out to me since I treated the car with kid gloves!! ???

8.0 Very good

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

No automatic locks. I had to use a key to open the car door.

8.8 Very good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and new. Pickup and drop off were easy.

Cons:

Charged me for 7 gallons of gas after I returned it with a full tank. They refunded the charge after I complained, but I don't see how it was applied in the first place. I had filled up 2 minutes from the drop off location.

9.6 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was in second lot and hard to find - some specific directions about the space numbers would have been helpful, maybe even a map.

1 out of 12

Budget

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.3

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6018 Airport Circle

+1 941 359 5360

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
When we checked in at the end of our rental, we were given the quick printout that applied to another car and driver. We did not discover this until after we had gone through airport security and were waiting for our flight.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Not good. Unfortunately ended up in a different airport in Florida than anticipated. Need to alter my reservation from picking up at Orlando instead of Sarasota. Had a 5 day rental. Nothing could be done other than TRIPLE my rental agreement fees. I was forced to rent from another agency and paid several hundred dollars ( saving my hundreds of dollars had I chose budget) to simply drive 3 hours to pick up my original rental in Sarasota. Upon pick up in Sarasota. The car smelled terrible of smoke. I had to complain as to not get charged the initial day but couldn’t return it as I wa snot in the area. Honestly will never use budget again. Worst experience ever. Also was never offered and apology and certainly no discount. I never ask for any special treatment but I really felt taken advantage due to being stuck at the time.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Tire pressure light on to begin Low window wash fluid to begin

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Fast service. Car could have been washed

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Price but had to wait two hours on line

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Price,

1 out of 34

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.7

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6000 Airport Circle

+1 941 355 2996

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
great experience! would definitely rent from again!

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car drove nice

Cons:

The pickup experience was a disaster. There was no organization or communication. The car was also filthy. My wife and I had to clean it with Clorox wipes before getting in.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice and the pick up was fine

Cons:

There was no one there for drop off and then, even though I prepaid through kayak I had an additional charge of $195 and since I couldn’t talk to anyone and didn’t get an emailed receipt, I have NO IDEA why

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was old and the tires were almost bald in addition the brakes were poor ! For what we paid I do not believe it was a good value

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Waited in line over an hour to get to the counter to get our car. There was garbage in our vehicle when we got in and it didn’t appear to have been cleaned.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Interior windows were filthy. Our “full size” SUV was not full size.

1 out of 24

Thrifty

8.0

Very good

76 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

8.3

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6000 Airport Circle

+1 941 355 2996

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Pick up and drop off was a breeze, the price was excellent just wish the car had mats in it and it would haven't been washed better and dried off without water spots.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Reasonably priced. The Drop off was very quick and easy.

Cons:

Long wait to pick up the car.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup was a two hour wait just to get the car. Other than that, it went fine.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

Cons:

Sirius didn't work despite it being part of the paid for package

9.6 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Easy pick up and drop off.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled of so much smoke that it was almost unbearable.

1 out of 14

Hertz

7.3

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

6.9

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6000 Airport Circle

+1 941 355 8848

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2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
I spent time trying to pay prior. I uploaded information prior. I stood in a long line to get a car I reserved. The I was ent to a parking lot where I had to wait for a vehicle. Staff was rude and dismissive. Drop off was rude and dismissive. They refused to provide a receipt. I hope I never have to use )etc again. I am losing trust in Kayak.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
After reading all the terrible reviews I was skeptical of a smooth experience, but it went off without a hitch. Pleasantly surprised.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
They told me I would get a Honda CRV and ended up with an HRV which was too small for our purposes. There were also extra charges that weren’t disclosed before booking (maybe a Kayak issue as well)

6.0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Gas was 7/8 full. Warning Light on dash We dropped Car off early after hours and took an Uber.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Hertz counter at SRQ closes at midnight. We missed a flight connection and were put on the very last plane to SRQ that arrived at 12:10 AM. Hertz had somebody hang around until all the customers on that plane who had reservations were taken care of.

8.0 Very good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Wish the Hertz in Estero had Sunday drop off so we didn’t have to drive the 30 minutes to the airport. Even if they just had a 1-2 hour window for drop off on Sunday.

1 out of 16

Payless

5.9

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.5

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6018 Airport Circle

+1 941 749 2900

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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I really liked the upgrade to the minivan.

Cons:

We waited one hour and 45 minutes in line at SRQ for the rental car. Only one attendant there. I also got a ticket for an expired tag that I had no control over.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Clean vehicle Somebody available to do a walk around with prior to exiting facility

9.2 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

easy drop off, nice clean car

Cons:

Only one agent working for 3 different rental car companies at the time of pick-up and caused very long lines

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was efficient and friendly, the car was fine and the price was right.

Cons:

Nothing, we will definitely consider Kayak again.

4.4 Mediocre

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

That eventually I got a small car.

Cons:

Had reserved a small car -- but only a truck was available. Was told to come back the next day, when there would be plenty of cars, and swap it out for a small car. Did that -- told us that no cars were available (all cars reserved -- tho of course my car was reserved too). Told to come back the next day between 8-10am -- when there would surely be plenty of cars. Did...and after 30 minutes (first saying there were no cars) they found a small car. Incidentally, had tried to call ahead each time but the main office didn't know the local car situation and no one answered the phone at the local office. Local office told me that they don't have anyone available to answer the phone. This isn't a problem that can be solved without people driving all the way to the airport to find out if there are cars available?

9.2 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly but had to cover three different rental agencies with two people and a long line. I felt very bad for them as some of the crowd were nasty and it was not their fault.

Cons:

More staffing at the pickup counter.

1 out of 15

Avis

5.7

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

5.8

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6018 Airport Circle

+1 941 359 5240

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Amazing and thank you for your kindness

6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The 2nd car was clean & in good working condition. Try’s car w/ cracked windshield & followed all instructions when I called in & got case #, did follow up before returning car. Simple “incident report” done upon return, easy, 15 min to do paperwork so was impressed they gave outside service, avoiding lines inside terminal.

Cons:

Initial car had obvious front end or alignment problem that should have never been rented out. Caused me to return next day for replacement. Eating my valuable vacation time.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient , quick and courteous

2.8 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car had very dirty , spotted windows making it hard to see. Particularly the side rear view and the back window. The paper work and other trash was left in the car from the renter before me. Also, the charger did not work and I ran out of battery on my phone. This resulted in losing the GPS directions. The man that waited on me in Sarasota was curt and unfriendly.

6.4 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was easy

Cons:

.given a bigger car I didn't want that was less fuel efficient...Kia sucks gas.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The steering on the vehicle was defective and it was dangerous to drive. After I drove to my destination ,which was about 60 miles away from the Avis location I never drove the vehicle. I would have returned it immediately however it was just before Hurricane Irma struck and I hadn't to get my wife and myself to safety. It was a frightening drive. I called the Avis help the next day and explained the problem to them. A tow truck was sent to retrieve the vehicle that day and I thought that would be the end of it. However, I received my American Express bill with a charge of $464.12 which I have challenged. I should not have to pay for a defective vehicle which I only drove for about 60 miles and only because I had no choice.Not only that, but the invoice I received from Avis shows a balance of $464.12 and reflects that I drove the vehicle for 351 miles which is absolutely false. The only time I drove the vehicle was the day I rented it Since I rented the vehicle thru you, I would appreciate it if you would try to resolve this issue for me as I have no intention of paying for a defective vehicle. John V. Bivbona

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very good

18 reviews

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.0

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6000 Airport Cir

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff here was very friendly and helped me resolve a couple minor items that easily could have turned into a day long battle. Great job!

2.0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, you guys are dickheads

Cons:

Enterprise.... your entire franchise

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Dropping off is easy at this smaller, friendly airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I enjoyed the process of the pick up and drop off. It was efficient especially being at the airport. I liked that the associate gave me options with the vehicles.

8.4 Very good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Did not interact with SRQ; changed drop off location. See comments above.

Cons:

Did not interact with SRQ; changed drop off location. See comments above.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2023

KAYAK
I had reserved a Suburban or other large SUV and was given an Expedition. The gentleman that helped me at the service desk assured me the vehicle would be large enough. With 2 adults and 3 children in car seats along with our luggage it was a very tight fit to get everything into this vehicle. We made the best of the situation as I think they did the best they could with the volume of rentals they were processing. The return of the vehicle was very easy and I was given a reduction in price for the week at that time. The vehicle was also dirty when we received it. The inside had not been cleaned.

1 out of 2

National

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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6000 Airport Cir

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Bill was extremely helpful in adjusting the amount overcharged. Paul was also a pleasure. Everything about our encounter was very very nice. The drop off process was very easy. if I was not overcharged I would have been out of there in 5 minutes.

Cons:

When i dropped off the car I was overcharged. Had I not looked at my receipt I would not have known. I had to go inside and go to the counter to have the charge adjusted.

1 out of 1

Economy Rent a Car

5.6

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice.

Cons:

I called to let them know I needed the car two days earlier. Had to leave a voice mail and got no return call. Didn't know where to find the shuttle. Took forever to process paper work. When we went to return the car, there was no one there. We had to call two different numbers to get someone there to check the car in and give us a ride to the airport. HORRIBLE!!!! And it wasn't cheap either.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service was great!

Cons:

That the rental was not at the airport. It it wasn't terribly inconvenient :)

1 out of 1

AutoEurope

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6000 Airport Cir, Sarasota, , USA Florida

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746 travelers who rented a car in Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$43/day