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Cheap car rentals at Tampa St. Petersburg airport

Economy$35/day
Compact$34/day
Intermediate$34/day
Standard$40/day
Full-size$34/day
Minivan$35/day
Full-size SUV$37/day
Passenger van$53/day
Luxury$44/day
Convertible$57/day
Pickup truck$49/day
Intermediate SUV$36/day
Standard SUV$39/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car at Tampa St. Petersburg airport

  • With no public transit option available at the Tampa Airport (PIE), a car ride is convenient for traveling from PIE Airport to the Tampa Bay Area. Renting a vehicle will get you to downtown St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa in about 14-18min. Driving will also give you the freedom and chance to explore all that the cities have to offer. When you rent a vehicle, you’ll travel whenever you want without the inconvenience of having to wait for a ride.
  • While rideshare, taxi, and shuttle transportation are available, a car rental at Tampa St. Petersburg Airport will be the more advantageous in comparison. Unlike taxis, you won’t have to deal with the possibility and inconvenience of hidden fees. Taxis and private shuttles may also charge higher prices, and so you might want to rent a vehicle if you’re on a budget (especially if you’ll stay in town for an extended period). Renting a car also gives you a more flexible travel option than the other transportation means, whereby you can make as many stops as you want with no additional fees.
  • Renting a vehicle at PIE Airport is a simple procedure due to on-site car hire companies. Note that the operating hours of these companies vary per the airline flight schedules, with companies adjusting hours and staying open about 30min following the last flight to arrive. Some agencies may not modify their systems to accommodate late-night flights. Therefore, we recommend that you input your flight number and choose the latest car reservation time, especially if your flight will arrive after regular working hours.
  • Returning your Tampa St. Petersburg Airport car rental will be an easy task, with the drop-off location being the same as pick-up. Ensure that you fulfill your fuel obligations before returning the vehicle. When ready, drive towards the airport and watch out for the rental car return signs. Follow the pointers, and you’ll arrive at the point you picked up your vehicle. You can then head over to the rental agency’s counter and drop off the car keys. On-site rental agencies also offer an after-hours return service that allows you to drop off the keys and contract in the drop boxes at the return area.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Tampa St. Petersburg airport for $58 or less
  • Book your rental car at Tampa St. Petersburg airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Tampa St. Petersburg airport

  • Which car rental companies at Tampa St. Petersburg Airport are the easiest to use?

    If you want to experience a hassle-free time picking up your car rental at Tampa Airport, an on-terminal company will be ideal. Such companies include Alamo, National, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise. Additionally, providers like Avis and Budget offer a service (Fastbreak and Preferred) that enables members to skip the long counter lines. Alamo also hastens the check-in process via its self-service kiosk and accelerated check-in feature.

  • What are the documentation requirements for renting a car at Tampa Airport?

    You must present a driver’s license in your name that should be valid for the entire renting period to be eligible for a car rental at Tampa St. Petersburg Airport. If you’re an international driver, you’ll submit your driver’s license from your home country. Some rental agencies also require that you present your passport and a travel itinerary that shows proof of return to your home country. You’ll need your debit or credit card according to the credit or deposit requirements of the company you select.

  • How can I get to the car rental center at Tampa Airport?

    The car rental offices at Tampa Airport lie in-terminal at the lower level. When you get off the plane, head over to the baggage claim area to pick up your luggage, and you should now see car rental counters adjacent to your location. Ensure that you have your airline and flight number handy to simplify the check-in process. Walk towards the respective counter to collect your keys and rental contract. Afterward, you’ll find your vehicle outside the baggage claim area.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Tampa St. Petersburg airport?

    On average a rental car at Tampa St. Petersburg airport costs $66 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Tampa St. Petersburg airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Turo ($36/day), Avis ($38/day) and Budget ($55/day).

  • What is the best rental car company at Tampa St. Petersburg airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company at Tampa St. Petersburg airport is Budget (7.9, 73 reviews).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Tampa St. Petersburg airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Tampa St. Petersburg airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and National.

Tampa St. Petersburg Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.6

One location in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

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from $61/day

Locations in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

14700 Terminal Boulevard

+1 727 524 3895

Monday08:00 - 23:30
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Waiting for 2 hours to pick up car caused entire trip to be impacted Completely unacceptable!!

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Didn't like a single thing. Was given an electric car was supposed to have a gas car was the biggest headache I've ever seen. Recieved the car with 20%battery what a joke.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Great

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
it was an all-around good experience. As usual you little better prices?? Lol.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Rafael was excellent. Helped with the cars

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes and yes

Cons:

N/A

1 out of 22

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.3

Wonderful

52 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.0

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14700 Terminal Blvd

+1 833 789 0756

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of drop off and pick up

6.4 Okay

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Kiosk at the airport was unmanned and had to use Alamo for picking up the Enterprise reserved vehicle. The line was long and moved slowly and took about 30 minutes. Very disappointed with that portion of the process, otherwise was a fine experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Picking up a vehicle from Enterprise at St. Petersburg airport could have not been easier. Tyler at the counter could not have been more friendly or helpful.

9.6 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car...excellent gas mileage. Clean.

Cons:

Pick up process to lengthy. Too much chatter from Person that processed pick up.

8.8 Very good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was not 'really' clean -- esp. around the inner door frames where you touch getting in and out. I cleaned the inside windshield. I picked up the car with just about an empty tank but left it with 3/4 tank. The lady in St. Pete didn't know if I could be reimbursed for the difference.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick processing, replaced the booked car as it did not have luggage compartment cover in hatchback. Also rental was extremely cheap, which is a seasonal thing(i guess), still adds to overall positive impression. Last day of the 9 day rental received a courtesy call, also very pleasant touch

1 out of 8

Alamo

8.9

Very good

65 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

One location in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

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Locations in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

14700 Terminal Blvd

+1 844 806 3352

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Car was very nice. Only bad thing was that there was a mixup between the airline package and car rental and I had to pay for the whole car rental from you guys and then get my money back from Allegiant.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was good, walk back to terminal was a bit much...

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Everything was quick and smooth, while also being sure I knew the details and options available to me.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up easy to drop off

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Great experience

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 10

Avis

7.2

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

5.8

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from $63/day

Locations in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

14700 Terminal Boulevard

+1 727 530 1407

Monday08:00 - 23:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The prices were waaaaaay to high. Otherwise polite staff, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes...good experience

Cons:

Daily rates were ridiculously high.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly abd helpful

Cons:

Priced way too high.

7.6 Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Attendant was very helpful.

Cons:

Set up was confusing due to traffic pattern and construction

3.6 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The vehicle was dirty and smelled like someone threw up in it,I had to clean and spray it to drive it

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car, very nice guy in St Pete, easy drop off in nyc

1 out of 7

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

23 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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14700 Terminal Blvd

+1 727 532 4801

Monday08:00 - 23:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff

Cons:

Quicker access to car

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

100% great lady at the desk . helped me figure out the gas options

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I arrived at St Petersburg Clearwater airport in a party of 4 with 5 suitcases. The counter team upgraded our vehicle to a larger vehicle to help us.

6.4 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy parking and no hassle

Cons:

Nothing here

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Hertz employees were very friendly and informative.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Model was good value. Hertz representatives were very pleasant

Cons:

The car smelled of smoke. There were ink stains on the seats

1 out of 5

National

8.3

Very good

10 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2

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14700 Terminal Blvd

+1 844 806 3351

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

None

7.2 Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Cars were located far from terminal and had to take luggage on a long hike to locate them. Very lucky that it was good weather.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The whole thing was a very pleasant experience.. Thanks

6.0 Okay

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Poor information about car, how to operate, (where are various switches, controls, etc)... There should be an information sheet, car specific

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Cheaper

2.0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn't like anything about this experience!

Cons:

the entire experience could have been better!

1 out of 2

Dollar

7.3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

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3535 Ulmerton Rd

+1 727 573 1507

Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
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Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
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2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car rental was not at airport, was offsite at an old hotel which was very strange. Shuttle was broken down upon arrival and not running for our departure. We had to take an Uber to the airport which was very inconvenient because we were traveling with a car seat and a small child. This location should not be included as an airport location.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was seamless and price was lowest anywhere .

Cons:

I can’t say anything that could have gone better .

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean and comfortable

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Our plane was late getting into the airport and they still had a nice car for us.

Cons:

The car didn't have mats in it and we hated getting sand i it.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The free upgrade.

Cons:

Long wait for the van at the airport, cultural preference playing music for preferred culture loudly in the van, no one at the desk to return the car, one was driving one was washing cars. The car I ordered was unavailable. The next car was dirty, and the trunk would not open. The last car I was offered was wonderful.

5.6 Fair

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop off was at a desk tucked away in the side of the lobby of a holiday inn and required waiting on a shuttle to drive us the mile to the airport terminal.

1 out of 5

Easirent

4.2

Mediocre

9 reviews

Cleanliness

4.4

Comfort

5.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.3

Value for money

4.6

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Sleep Inn Hotel, 3939 Ulmerton Rd

+1 727 371 8449

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6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
car was fine, the windows were very dirty inside and out. when i told the agent, he laughed and said but its nice car though, and continued to fix his plate for breakfast. agent also was very nosey, we were in Florida for a funeral not to have some car rental agent try to be my friend

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I paid for a car reservation months in advance. When I went to pick up the car, I was informed that my car was given to someone else because I did not pick it up in time. They also refused to give me a refund until I booked another car. There were no other cars available that day in the entire city at there location or elsewhere. I am asking for a refund for a car that I never got, and they are refusing! Scammers!!! Do not use this off brand company

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
The location no longer exists.

4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Failed to disclose up front that vehicle could not be taken out of state

8.0 Very good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Car was pretty clean, (inside windshield was very dirty,) turn-in was a little confusing since no one was available at desk. Good price overall!

4.0 Mediocre

Jun 2023

KAYAK
The car was clean and comfortable. The pickup/drop off arrangement is odd. They have a single person with a desk at a nearby hotel. The shuttle is the hotel shuttle. You have to call the desk to get the shuttle, but if that person is away from the desk or helping someone else, it may take awhile to get a shuttle. We had to call 3 times to get someone on the phone and ultimately waited 30 minutes to get the shuttle. The arrangements are very confusing because you will get preliminary emails from two different companies. The price was excellent, if you are willing to wait and take the risk of a not-name-brand rental company.

1 out of 3

AZ Car Rental

2.8

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

3.5

Comfort

3.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.1

Value for money

3.3

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14700 Terminal Blvd #221, Clearwater, FL 33762

+1 321 247 9872

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Economy Rent a Car

5.5

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4707 140Th Avenue North

+1 727 321 9599

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5.6 Fair

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was fine.

Cons:

The customer service was terrible. I would avoid this company in the future.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

Perhaps the worst customer service ever. Tried some scam to force me to take out extra insurance.....

5.2 Fair

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Broken gas cap cover. Drivers seat belt broken, safety issue.

6.0 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I like the van that they gave us. It was nice and clean.

Cons:

So, my flight was delayed and I tried calling to let them know that but the number that they gave me in the email was disconnected. I had to call priceline to get to them. When I called to let them know I will be late they just said to call them when I get to the airport. So when I arrived at the office there was no one in the front. I waited a while until they finally came out and then when I told her who I was and what I was renting the lady said that it would be good to let them know that I was going to be late and I told her I did call to let them know. Seem like they don't have any good communication. Also we had to gas up right away because the gas tank was full.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Speed, accuracy.

Cons:

n/a

6.4 Okay

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Economy stayed open late when my flight was delayed. Other car rental companies didn't.

Cons:

The radio was on mute. I couldn't figure out how to unmute. I called Economy and they couldn't help then. They said they would find out and call me back. They never called back.

1 out of 6

DRIVALIA

5.8

Fair

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3939 Ulmerton Road

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Thrifty

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3535 Ulmerton Road

+1 727 573 1507

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5.2 Fair

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

the drop off location is a tiny kiosk located in the back of a holiday inn There are no signs telling you where it's located out by the main road The shuttle service is in no hurry to take you to the airport

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and fast. Great value.

8.8 Very good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, accommodating, and good value. Our keep compass was clean and comfortable.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

We were a group of six getting two cars. We waited outside for over a half hour. When your van finally arrived the rest of the people that came out after us rushed to the van and climbed in. Leaving us one seat. We were told that he would be back in 20 minutes or so to pick us up. Another rental was there in fact this was their third trip there while we were waiting for our guy to show up the first time. He offered us the same deal and we went with them maybe you need to have better service for pick up. We had two ladies that were almost 70 standing out in the sun waiting. We will think twice before using you again

1 out of 2

Sunnycars

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2 locations in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

Locations in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

14640 46th Street North

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14700 Terminal Boulevard

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AutoEurope

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One location in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

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St Pete - Clearwater International Airport

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Exotic Luxury Rental

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One location in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

Locations in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

14700 Terminal Pkwy #221, Clearwater, FL

+1 813 444 8188

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One location in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

Locations in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport

14700 Terminal Blvd, Clearwater, 33762-2936, USA Florida

+1 914 368 0091

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360 travelers who rented a car in Tampa St. Petersburg Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

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Most popular agency

Turo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$52/day