Tampa International Airport (TPA) Car Rental 

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Tampa Intl Airport (TPA)


5409 Airport Service Road,
Tampa, FL, Florida, 33607, United States


(1) 813-396-3126

Location Type:


Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat open 24 hrs

If flying in, shuttle to both the rental counter and car lot.


Location Information

Where is Budget Car Rental at Tampa Airport?

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. You can get there by following the Rental Car Return signs near the airport campus. This location is open 24 hours, so you can return your car at any hour.

Tampa Airport Car Rental Information

Get a cheap car rental at Tampa International Airport from Budget. You’ll find us right in the terminal, not far from Old Tampa Bay and its beaches, parks, and communities—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.

Fastbreak Membership: Budget Fastbreak members enjoy a faster checkout when they arrive at the rental counter. All you need is your license and a reservation. 

Cheap Prices: Budget lives up to our name by always making special offers available on our website. And we stand behind our rates with a Best Rate Guarantee.

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Find reliable and cheap car rentals at the Tampa airport right now in just a few clicks! See the full selection by inputting your travel dates and clicking “Select My Car” above.

Van Rental

Take a group of 12 or 15 to Adventure Island water park or Busch Gardens in a passenger van rental. A minivan rental lets you take a family of up to 7 to the Florida Aquarium.


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SUV Rental

The Tampa Bay area offers many outdoor adventures, so you might want an SUV rental. Take paddleboards down to Tampa Bay or bikes to the Tampa Riverwalk trail.


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Long-Term Car Rental

Whether you’re stationed here, on a business assignment, or a full-time resident, you can get low rates on a monthly car rental from Budget. The longer you rent, the more you save.


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Convertible Rental

Is there any better place for a luxurious convertible car rental than Florida? Put the top down, head to the Courtney Campbell Causeway, and enjoy the warm breeze off Tampa Bay.


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Jeep Rental

Satisfy your desire to drive a convertible and an SUV with a Jeep Wrangler rental at the Tampa International Airport. Pack up your swim gear and head to the beaches in Clearwater.


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Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions


The cost of flying to Tampa vs. Orlando fluctuates depending on the airport you’re flying out of, the timing, and the airline. However, sometimes flying into Tampa can be a great deal cheaper than flying into Orlando. The Tampa Airport is also smaller and often less crowded than the Orlando Airport—so it’s definitely smart to compare your options before booking flights.

There are two main airports close to Clearwater, Florida: St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA). 

  • St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport: This airport is 12 miles from Clearwater, making it the closer option. It’s a small airport that is typically less congested than TPA—but it only serves a few airlines.

  • Tampa International Airport: This airport is farther away from Clearwater, but it’s a major airport that serves a wider range of airlines.