Car hire Tampa: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Tampa

Tampa city centre
Tampa International Airport (TPA): 5 mi from city centre

Car hires in Tampa: practical information

Where to rent a car in Tampa

Tampa is no Miami but who needs Miami when you've got Tampa? This western Florida city has a ton to offer. Have you booked flights to Tampa for your summer holidays? Great choice! All you need now is a car hire Tampa airport to go along with it and your travel planning is just about complete. All the major car rental companies are at Tampa Airport including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, National and Thrifty.

If you're visiting Tampa, the easiest and most convenient way to get around the city and the region is with a car hire Tampa city. You'll find that local car hire companies offer better rates than the major international ones, although they tend to have more selection and flexibility with return times. Enterprise is located at the University of Tampa, Hertz it at the Marriott Waterside Hotel. There is another Enterprise on West Gandy Boulevard as well as on East Busch Boulevard. Like buying tickets from London to Tampa, you really need to compare prices before booking.

Driving in Tampa: parking and other tips

With so many people usage cars as their amnion mode of transportation, Tampa has a very good parking system. There are more than 1,600 on-street parking spots which you can pay for with either credit card or cash. Street parking is free on weekends and after 6:00pm on weekdays. Rates vary across the city. There are also a number of car parks with varying rates but it's certainly cheaper to pay on your way out than anticipating when our meter will run out and risk getting a ticket. Car parks cost anywhere from $5-20/day.

It's ideal to hotels in Tampa with parking, then you know you don't have to worry about overnight parking in a car park. You're more likely to find a major hotel with parking than a boutique one or a smaller inn. Try the Holiday Inn, the Days Inn or the Sheraton.

Road trips from Tampa: what to do, what to see

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens

The famous Busch Gardens are located within the Tampa city limits and is both an extraordinary zoo as well as a theme park. There are different rides from merry-go-rounds to thrill rides like roller coasters, as well as dolphin shows and other theatre and magic performances. It makes a great day out, especially if you're on holidays with your family.

Clearwater

Clearwater

If you want to soak up the sun on the beaches, head to Clearwater. It's a 45 minute drive away. There are miles upon miles of beaches here and after the sun starts to set, head to Pier 60 where a ton of entertainers and merchants set up shop. By day, Clearwater Beach is the place to cool off. Rent a kayak or just stick beach-side with your towel laid out.

Disney World

Disney World

Disney World is just over one hour away in Orlando. Would you really come all the way to Tampa for holidays and NOT visit Disney World? It's not just an attraction park for kids, it's a thrill park for all ages. Head to Lake Buena Vista and let the party begin! Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom are waiting.

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Find a cheap flight to Tampa

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