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Budget car rental prices at Tampa Airport

EconomyC$ 67/day
CompactC$ 63/day
IntermediateC$ 63/day
StandardC$ 66/day
Full-sizeC$ 70/day
MinivanC$ 84/day
Full-size SUVC$ 101/day
PremiumC$ 71/day
Passenger VanC$ 92/day
LuxuryC$ 70/day
Premium SUVC$ 94/day
Standard SUVC$ 67/day
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Overall Rating6.3 OkayBased on 257 reviews
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The line was over an hour and a half long to pick up my car. They know ahead of time how many reservations they have and were ill prepared. The first agent I worked with was rude, condescending, and tried more than once to rush me into entering my credit card and accept things I clearly told him I didn’t want like paying in advance for tolls and gas. I then waited an additional half hour for a manager who checked me out. The manager was fine to work with.Reviewed 1 May 2024
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Everything was perfect. The fact that they were right at the airport was very convenient in both the renting and returning.Reviewed 10 Apr. 2024
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Pickup wasn’t great. The service was super slow, the agent had no sense of urgency with a line of people waiting to pick up cars. The car itself was filthy when we got in. Crumbs, juice stains, and liquid in the cupholders. Drop off was great. The staff was super nice (different airport than pickup).Reviewed 8 Apr. 2024
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It was quick and easy. All the employees were helpful and friendly.Reviewed 5 Apr. 2024
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When I arrived at the Budget counter and learned there was a two hour wait to speak to anyone I walked next door to a competitor and rented car without a reservation in 10 minutes. Budget’s complete indifference to their customers was very sad. I will never book with Budget again.Reviewed 26 Mar. 2024
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I couldn't rental the carReviewed 28 Feb. 2024
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The reservation line in the Tampa airport was more than 100 people long and not moving. The desk appeared to be understaffed. We ended up cancelling our reservation and booking with Alamo which took barely anytime at all.Reviewed 24 Feb. 2024
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The customer service representative at the pick up desk was high on Marijuana when I arrived to pick up the vehicle. He struggled to concentrate on the task and hand. The car was the incorrect type. I booked a regular car and they put me in a "premium" Cadillac SUV. There weren't any other vehicles and I needed the vehicle for a one way trip. Overall, I won't use Budget going forward.Reviewed 28 Jan. 2024
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Windshield was dirty and smudged on the insideReviewed 13 Jan. 2024
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The car was ready as expected. The car was a little dented and not as nice visually as we are used too, but it was fine.Reviewed 27 Nov. 2023
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There were approximately 50 people in line in front of me. The line moved at a snails pace. They have a scan code while you are standing in line. I suppose it helped marginally. There really seems to be no good reason to have this situation in today's world. Getting everything done electronically is quite simple (only one other counter had a line (10 people). Oh...and of course they didn't have the small sport utility that I was supposed to get...but an Altima (which he tried to convince me was an upgrade..."but I won't charge you for it"). I'll be using any other rental company in the future.Reviewed 12 Sep. 2022
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very expensive rental - over $500 for only 5 days is rediculousReviewed 17 Jun. 2021
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Budget car rentals near Tampa Airport


5409 Airport Service Rd


Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59


+1 813 396 3126


6903 North Dale Mabry Highway


Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00


+1 813 289 6396

Top tips for renting a car from Budget at Tampa Airport

  • Booking a Tampa Airport Budget car rental is a great choice because you are able to set your own travel plans and have the freedom to explore the attractions, like the Florida Aquarium and the Tampa Bay History Center, on your own time. It also saves travelers the time they would have had to wait for the public bus while simultaneously guaranteeing a comfortable ride in comparison to the buses.
  • When getting a Budget rental car at Tampa Airport, you will get to choose from a range of car models offered by the agency. These car types include compact cars, SUVs, vans, and luxury cars. Consequently, doing a bit of research before getting a rental car at Tampa Airport will make the process easier for you. Additionally, you are required to be 21 or older to book Budget car rentals at Tampa Airport.
  • When returning a Tampa Airport Budget car rental, enter the airport and follow the signage that reads, "Rental Car Return," directing you to the drop-off location and the Budget counter, where you will leave your contract and the keys for the vehicle. You can return your Budget rental car at any time because the rental car center remains open 24 hours a day, or return the car in accordance with the terms of your rental agreement, then ride the SkyConnect train back to the main terminal. If you book Budget car rentals at Tampa Airport and own a Fastbreak membership, you can return the vehicle without going to the counter.
  • If time is a concern, it is best to avoid morning and afternoon peak hours while returning or picking up a Budget rental car. The busiest days for returning Budget rental cars are Mondays and Tuesdays, and the most difficult time to rent is the weeks leading up to popular holiday weekends, like Labor Day, when most people arrive at Tampa Airport for vacations.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget at Tampa Airport for C$ 71 or less
  • Book your rental car at Tampa Airport from Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars from Budget at Tampa Airport are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget at Tampa Airport

  • What kind of amenities are offered at Tampa Airport Budget rental center?

    Travelers can get a snack or order something to go at World of Beer, which is adjacent to the Budget car rentals at Tampa Airport. You may also charge your devices while you wait for processing at the rental vehicle kiosks, thanks to the numerous power outlets installed in some of the seats. Airport ambassadors are stationed all over the terminal, including in the Budget car rental booths, to help passengers with any inquiries.

  • What type of documentation is required to rent a Budget car at Tampa Airport?

    If you book Budget car rentals at Tampa International Airport, you are required to have a credit card and a valid driving license that is in the primary driver's name at the time of pickup. Cash is accepted in lieu of debit cards if you don't have a credit card, but not vice versa. All drivers must have clean driving records since they might be requested to sign a statement attesting to certain requirements, or they might be subjected at the time of rental to an automated DMV check from the state that issued their driver's license. A valid ID card or passport is also required as proof of identity.

  • Where are the Budget car rental counters situated at Tampa Airport?

    Travelers can book Budget car rentals at Tampa Airport because they are available on site and may be reached from the main terminal using the SkyConnect train. You can easily follow the signage to the SkyConnect to the rental car center from the baggage claim area. The SkyConnect takes approximately 4 minutes to the car rental desks, which are directly opposite the drop-off point.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget at Tampa Airport?

    On average a rental car from Budget at Tampa Airport costs C$ 50 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget at Tampa Airport?

    Intermediate (Mazda CX-5 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget at Tampa Airport.

  • Where can I find Budget car rentals at Tampa Airport?

    5409 Airport Service Rd is the closest Budget rental location to Tampa Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 813 396 3126.

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Tampa Airport (TPA)?