Rent a Car at Tampa Intl Airport (TPA)

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Tampa Intl Airport (TPA)

Address: 5409 Airport Service Road, Tampa, FL, Florida, 33607, United States
Phone: (1) 813-396-3126
Location Type: Corporate
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat open 24 hrs

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information

Get a cheap car rental at Tampa International Airport from Budget. We’re right next to Old Tampa Bay and the beaches, parks, and communities there—and 20 minutes from Downtown Tampa, the Tampa Convention Center, and the Florida Aquarium. If you need a Tampa International Airport Car Rental, trust the superior service of Budget.

Where is Budget Car Rental at Tampa Airport?

Follow signs to the SkyConnect station in the main terminal. Ride the SkyConnect train to the Rental Car Center. At the Budget counter, we’ll help you rent a car or confirm your reservation.

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Fastbreak booth in the rental car parking garage. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to the car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
General Directions
COUNTER: Airline customers take airside shuttle to the main
terminal and proceed to the SkyConnect station for
transportation to the rental car center.
International Arrivals-
Follow *To Terminal* signs. Then follow *Rental Cars*
signs to the Sky Connect station. At the SkyConnect
station, board the cars to the rental car center.
Domestic arrivals -
Follow *To Baggage Claim* signs then follow *Rental
Cars* signs to the sky connect station. At the
SkyConnect station board the cars to the rental car
Travel time from the main terminal SkyConnect station
to the rental car center is approximately 3-4 minutes.
CARS: Located in the parking lots outside of rental car center.
RETURNS: After entering the airport, follow the Rental Car Return signs.
When you arrive, go to the Budget Fastbreak counter in the baggage claim area. The manager or key person will have your contract ready and personally escort you to your vehicle.
Valet Return: If offered, you will be told about our service as you are escorted to your car.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

Tampa Airport Rental Car Return

Drive your rental car to the Tampa Airport rental car center at 5409 Airport Service Rd, Tampa, FL, following the Rental Car Return signs. It’s open 24 hours, so you can return your car at any hour. Remember to collect your belongings from the vehicle, and return your contract and keys.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Tampa, FL?

To get a Budget car rental at the Tampa airport, you’ll need to be at least 21. Renters 21 to 24 will be charged $27 per day in addition to the base rate and will be restricted in their vehicles selection. Renter age 25 and older can rent any vehicle.

What is the best type of car to rent in Tampa?

Budget has whatever type of car rental you need for the type of trip you’re taking in Tampa—whether you’re heading to Tampa Bay, the many golf courses, the convention center, or buckling down for some work.

Van Rental

With a passenger van rental, you can take a group of 12 or 15 passengers over to Adventure Island water park or Busch Gardens theme park. With a minivan rental, such as a Honda Odyssey, take a family of up to 7 to the Florida Aquarium or Big Cat Rescue.

SUV Rental

The Tampa Bay area offers many outdoor adventures, so you might want an SUV rental, such as a Ford Escape or a Chevrolet Suburban. Take paddleboards down to Tampa Bay or bikes to the Tampa Riverwalk trail.

Long-Term Car Rental

Whether you’re stationed here, on a business assignment, or you’ve moved here but haven’t bought a car yet, you can get low rates on a monthly car rental from Budget. The longer you rent, the more you save—up to 11 months.

Luxury Car Rental

Is there any better place for a luxurious convertible car rental than Florida? The average temperature is about 90 degrees all summer and fall—with very low rainfall—so put the top down, head to the Courtney Campbell Causeway, and enjoy the warm breeze off Tampa Bay in your Camaro SS.

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