Rent a car for Tampa International Airport (TPA)
|Minimum age to rent a car in Tampa:||21 years|
|Minimum car hire period:||1 day|
By renting a car for Tampa Airport you can be on your way within minutes after landing at the airport. No wonder millions of passengers rent cars from the Tampa Airport, every year! So, if you are one of the passengers flying into TPA airport, whether a vacationer or a business traveler, do the right thing by renting a car in advance and save your time and money. Renting a car on arrival can be time-consuming as you might have to wait in a queue; also in the case of last-minute booking you pay more and the variety at hand is usually low.
With our suppliers, you can book a Long term car rental for Tampa airport. With most suppliers, this option is available for a maximum period of 11 months, and a majority of them generate invoices after every 30 days.
So, book your car rental for Tampa International Airport right away only from VIPCars to avail the best prices!
Best Car Rental Companies at Tampa Airport (TPA)
You can choose from several companies to book your Tampa Airport rental cars. So, all you have to do is walk to the designated TPA rental car center and pick up the pre-booked car.
Here are the suppliers which offer car rental deals for Tampa International Airport:
- Fox Car Rental
Out of these suppliers Ace, Europcar, Sixt and Fox car rental don’t have their desks at the airport, they provide 'meet and greet’ service. The airport also provides courtesy shuttle services to these off-airport rental agencies; you can board these shuttles near the blue and red baggage claim.
Process to rent a car
for Tampa International Airport (TPA)
A cheap car rental at TPA airport with the ease of pick-up and drop-off is only offered by when you book a car at VIPCars.com. As we provide extraordinary customer services and the cheapest price guarantee, you will definitely have the time of your life. With VIPCars, you can rent a car for Tampa International Airport (TPA) within three easy steps given:
Use the search form given above and start searching for your TPA Airport car rental. Fill in the fields given on the search form – pickup/drop-off locations, time, age and country of residence, etc – and click on the 'Search’ button.
At this step, you can compare all the deals that the engine populates for TPA Airport rental cars as per your inputs. You can make comparison easier by using the filters given on the page’s left pane. Choose the deal & click on the 'Select’ button.
On the booking page, you will see all the offered inclusions as well as the extras that you can add to your booking for a small fee. Here, you can book the deal by paying a small portion of the final bill.
Categories for Car Rental in Tampa Airport (TPA)
Traveling alone, with family, friends, or colleagues, at VIP Cars you can find the ideal car rental deal for Tampa Airport irrespective of the agenda of your trip – vacation or business. On our booking engine, you can find the right TPA car rental as per your space and budget needs; given below are the car categories that you can expect to find while searching for your car for Tampa Airport:
Luxury car rental Tampa Airport: For Tampa airport, our suppliers provide a big list of luxury cars, ranging from Mercedes to Audi, Porsche and Rolls Royce plus many other exotic & premium cars. Rent at least 3-4 months in advance for cheaper rates.
Van rental Tampa Airport: On VIP Cars, you can compare 7, 8, 9, 12 and 15 passenger vans and minivans from a variety of suppliers. They are perfect for big group of travelers and long trips.
SUV rental Tampa Airport: Whether you are looking for a 4X4, an SUV, SUV jeep, or an SUV Convertible, our suppliers provide ample choices befitting your trip type. An SUV is popular among campers and others who travel with equipment.
Cheap car rental Tampa Airport: Some of the most rented vehicles are compacts, sedans, minis and intermediate cars which are cheapest to rent. Best for city travel, they are popular among budget travelers - traveling solo or with a small group.
The Drop-off Process & Places Where Can You Return Your TPA Airport car rental?
Though Tampa Airport rental car return can take place anywhere in the USA, in case you want to return your car inside the city of Tampa itself, you can request the following as your drop-off points:
Within Florida, you can return your rental car at various locations in cities like Sanford, Sarasota, Tallahassee, and West Palm Beach. By using the 'Different Drop-off location?’ section on our search form, you can even choose a location in other US states. In the case of a different drop-off, you will be paying a small one-way fee.
Tampa Airport Car Rental - Pick up Process
The TPA car rental pickup process with VIPCars and its suppliers is very easy. All you have to do is reach the supplier’s address on time with all the required documents listed on the car rental voucher. And in case, you want to get the car rental delivered, it is also possible with us:
Pick Up at the Airport
At Tampa airport, you can pick up the car rental by visiting the desk of the supplier from whom you have rented the car. In case, the supplier doesn’t have a counter at Tampa Airport one of their representatives will meet you at the arrivals hall at the designated time.
It is advised that you should better provide your flight number while booking so that it becomes easier for the supplier to adjust their timing in case your flight is delayed.
Pick-up at the Hotel/Accommodation
For the travelers who want their car rentals delivered to their hotels, they can note that delivery is allowed free of cost by some suppliers and the service is usually available on request in such cases.
However, there are some suppliers who charge a fee for the service; the fee can vary as per the distance of the supplier’s rental branch from your hotel, and the vehicle-type that you have requested.
Note: The car rental voucher, a valid driving license, a credit card on the main driver’s name, and an ID proof for age qualification, are some of the documents that you need to show at the rent-a-car desk to successfully pick up your car at Tampa Airport. Also, you can easily search for a 'car rental near Tampa Aiport’ and book a car at any other suitable location.
Tampa International Airport – Overview
Situated on the east shore of Tampa Bay, and located 5 miles to the west of Tampa's Downtown, Tampa International Airport is one of the leading public aviation hubs of the Everglade State. Serving as a primary air base for Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and North American Airlines, the airport boasts of its classic façade and out-of-the-box structural design. Tampa International serves 85 destinations, including long-haul flights to the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Mexico, Panama, and Canada.
|Address:||4100 George J Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607, USA|
Terminal Facilities Available at Tampa Airport
Free of Charge services
Tampa Airport offers various free of charge services which include wireless Internet access, shuttle service, real-time flight information, passenger paging, and medical aid.
Tampa Airport provides various options for Parking, which are given as under:
- Valet Parking: For this, you need to drop-off your car on Blue Departure Curbside
- Short Term Garage: It is located on levels 4-9 above the main terminal
- Long Term Garage: It is located adjacent to the main terminal
- Economy Garage and Lot: Situated south to the main terminal
- Cell Phone Waiting Lot: It is located on the South end of the Main Terminal
- Green Parking: It is available in all the parking options mentioned above
There are numerous shops at Tampa Airport where you can buy things for your family and friends. Some of the noted brands present at the airport are – Duty-free shops, Nathan’s Accessories and Electronics, and Top T’s etc.
Various currency exchange counters are located on the airport property where travelers can get their native currencies exchanged, irrespective of the time and the day. One of its two counters is located on Airside F, while the other is located in Main Terminal’s level 3.
The following restaurants are located at TPA’s Main Terminal, Level 3:
- Hard Rock Café
- P.F. Chang
- Qdoba Mexican Grill
- Starbucks Evenings
Directions to reach TPA
- For passengers who are approaching from St. Petersburg in Tampa's Bay Area, Clearwater, Gulf Beaches or the West Tampa, Interstate 275 North is the road you should follow, use the exit 39B and follow the road signs all the way to TPA.
- If you are heading towards Tampa Airport from Lakeland, Orlando, Plant City, or Disney theme parks, we advise you to travel through Interstate 4 West to Interstate 275 South towards exit 39.
- The passengers who are coming from Highway 60, all you have to do is follow the highway road and keep an eye for the airport signs as this road passes the airport entrance just before the Courtney Campbell Causeway starts.
- The passengers coming from Sun City Center, Sarasota, LA's Venice, or someplace in the Southern Tampa, they should use Interstate 75 North till they reach Interstate 4. From there, they should head towards the west and continue till they reach Interstate 275. Travel south towards exit 39 and follow the signs to reach TPA Airport.
- If you are approaching the airport from Ocala (a city located 97 miles from Tampa), the Villages, or Northern Tampa, follow the Interstate 75 South till you reach Interstate 275 South, use the exit 39 and follow the road signs to TPA.
- The travelers who are approaching TPA airport from Spruce Street, they should travel via W Spruce St and George J Bean Inbound Pkwy/George J Bean Pkwy.
- In case you are heading towards Tampa Airport from the Veterans Expressway, just follow the road as the airport's entrance is just south of where the Expressway ends, just before Highway 60's eastbound.
Tampa Airport Car Rental – FAQs
At the airport, you will need to show your full and valid driver’s license, your Identification proof – preferably your passport, and a major credit card issued in your name for a successful pickup.
In case you don’t have a credit card in the name of the main driver, you can contact VIPCars’ customer support, we can check with your preferred suppliers or you can also read the 'Rental Terms’ so as to see the payment methods mentioned on the search page.
On our online booking engine, you only pay a partial amount and the rest is to be paid at the time of pickup. Since most of the suppliers don’t accept cash or payment through debit cards, make sure that you have a credit card in the name of the main driver to make the payment at the rental desk or some other payment means listed on the rental voucher.
You can request a rental pickup in the downtown area as it is close to Union Station or somewhere else in the city of Tampa. Have a word with our booking support team, they will guide you about a suitable pickup place.
The price of your Tampa Airport car rental that you have received on your rental voucher via confirmation email is indeed the final price which will exist till your rental car reservation is valid. Besides the final price, the rental voucher also lists all the taxes, surcharges and other inclusions that the supplier is providing. In case you opted for one-way rental and extras like baby seats, portable GPS units, or an additional driver, the final price will be inclusive of these prices too.
With VIPCars and its suppliers, you have to be at least 21 years to rent a car for Tampa Airport. Note that in case you fall in the age bracket 21 to 25, some suppliers charge young driver's surcharge, which you will have to pay at the time of pickup.
Follow the signposts 'Rental Car Center’ as you reach the Tampa Airport. Rental Car Center (RCC) at Tampa Airport is located south of the Economy Parking Garage. As you are done with the car rental return formalities you can then board SkyConnect train bound for the Main Terminal.