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Car hire in Tampa

Car hire in Tampa

Hiring a car in Tampa is simple, use the search box to your left, enter the name of the airport or place you want to pick up your hire car from and Expedia will help you compare the prices of small, medium and large cars so that you can find the cheapest car hire deals in Tampa. Alternatively, below you can check out some of the great deals on car hire we currently have for Tampa.

Driving in Tampa

Tampa is a popular tourist destination on Florida's west coast. From world-class theme parks to exquisite beaches, the Tampa Bay area has all you need for a fun filled family holiday or a well-deserved beach break.

Visitors to Tampa have a great range of attractions, theme parks and activities to pursue. However, those tourists looking for a relaxing break need not worry. Tampa is home to 3 of the top 10 beaches in the entire United States, perfect for sun seekers looking to relax and soak up the sunshine.

Tourism is a major part of the economy in the area and the hotels in Tampa are able to accommodate for all budgets. However, visitors won't be spending a lot of time inside, as there is so much to do in this bustling city.

Hiring a car in Tampa offers the easiest way to get around the city. Taxis can be expensive and who wants to take public transport on holiday?

Although a bustling metropolis there is plenty for all holiday makers to see and do in Tampa. Book your trip today and experience firsthand all that the city has to offer!

Cheap Car Hire at Tampa Airport

Tampa International Airport lies just outside the city centre. Visitors renting a car should not expect much more than a half an hour's drive to their hotel with the city centre less than 15 km away.

Flying into Tampa International Airport puts visitors right in the heart of the Tampa Bay area on Florida's west coast. Hiring a car allows tourists to explore the region with ease. Although the superb beaches are a major draw for visitors, there are plenty of other aspects of Tampa that should be explored. All are in fairly close proximity, and flying into Tampa International Airport will put tourists in the heart of it all.

Tourists wishing to rent a car from the airport will have plenty of choice. Many of the major car rental companies have locations in the airport itself. Cheap car hire from Tampa International Airport is available through Enterprise, Budget, Thrifty and National. No matter the reasons for visiting Tampa, car rental companies will have the ideal vehicle for which to make the most out of the experience. From luxury convertibles to reliable 4x4s, tourists will have all they need to guarantee a great holiday.

Travelling from the airport to the city is a short and straightforward journey. Those visitors staying at hotels in Tampa should head east along FL-60, though there is more than one option for those travelling to the city centre. Interstate 275, or I-275, is another option more suited to those seeking to head to the northern side of town.

There truly is a great range of options for tourists to Tampa to enjoy. The sublime beaches aside Tampa is also home to a great selection of theme parks and other fun activities unique to the Tampa Bay area. From pirate cruises around the bay to state of the art zoos and aquariums, Tampa has all you need for a fun filled family holiday.

World famous Busch Gardens is a must see and the popular water park, Adventureland is another highlight, especially on those hot summer days. Getting around all the different theme parks and attractions takes some effort but by hiring a car it is all possible.

Car hire in Tampa really opens up a world of opportunity for travellers. Whether renting a car to enjoy the coastline or seeking a faster paced experience, car rental is the most convenient and affordable option to make the most of holidays in Tampa.

Car Hire in Tampa, The City

Hiring a car is without question the best way to get around Tampa and the surrounding areas. Roads are in good condition, well laid out and many of the popular areas of interest are well sign-posted.

Parking in the city is also reasonably straightforward. There are numerous parking garages with more than enough space to accommodate the throng of tourists that descend on the area every year. Additional street parking is available although this is considerably more expensive. There is also plenty of parking by the many beaches, though the free car parks tend to fill up quickly, so if you're planning a day by the sea plan on getting their early.

Like many other major cities, Tampa also experiences rush hour traffic. Travellers seeking to avoid the busiest times should plan their driving schedule accordingly. In the morning, rush hour starts around 7am, and in the evening as early as 4pm. Those planning on getting out of the city to visit the major attractions should aim to leave before 7am. Although most theme parks don't open until 9am you are better off getting an early start that having to deal with traffic then queue all day at the theme park!

Tampa is a great city and its proximity to a number of fantastic beaches is a real highlight. A short drive west is all it takes to arrive at beautiful white sandy beaches to spend a fun filled soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the warm climate. Many of the popular theme parks are also within touching distance of the beachfront and some of the thrill rides will provide unique views of the bay area.

Tampa is a truly magical place that is best experienced through the ease and convenience of a rental car. Car hire in Tampa is affordable and provides visitors with the best chance to observe and enjoy all the city and surrounding areas have to offer.

Book through Expedia and enjoy your Tampa car rental experience for less!