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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Clearwater Beach

  • Renting cheap car rentals in Clearwater Beach offers many advantages for travelers looking to explore the region more efficiently and conveniently. With a rented car, you have complete freedom to move around Clearwater Beach and its surroundings at your own pace and schedule. Clearwater Beach boasts numerous popular attractions, including the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Pier 60. However, some other incredible spots, like Philippe Park, Honeymoon Island State Park, and Caladesi Island State Park, are less accessible by public transport. Having Clearwater Beach car rentals will allow travelers to explore these sites freely and safely.
  • Tampa St. Petersburg Airport (PIE) is the closest airport to Clearwater Beach, only 12 miles away. The rental car offices at PIE are located in a rental car building near the terminal. Tampa Airport (TPA) is about 20 miles from Clearwater Beach. The rental car offices at TPA are in the Rental Car Center, connected to the Main Terminal via a SkyConnect train. Sarasota Bradenton Airport (SRQ) is approximately 60 miles away from Clearwater Beach. The rental car offices at Sarasota Bradenton Intl Airport are located in a consolidated rental car facility. A dedicated shuttle service called the Rental Car Customer Service Shuttle transports passengers to and from the terminal and the rental car facility.
  • When driving cheap car rentals in Clearwater Beach, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Clearwater Beach is a popular tourist destination, so expect heavy pedestrian traffic, especially near the beach, restaurants, and shops. It's important to be cautious and watch out for pedestrians, as they may not always follow traffic signals or cross at designated crosswalks. Clearwater Beach is bike-friendly, and you may encounter cyclists sharing the road, so you should be aware and give them sufficient space when passing.
  • Clearwater Beach is a popular tourist destination, which can affect traffic at certain times of the year. Rush hour typically occurs during weekdays in the morning and evening between 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm when people are commuting to and from work. Beach traffic can also be heavy during the weekends and holidays. The main roads affected by traffic are Gulf Blvd and Clearwater Beach Causeway, especially during peak hours. Motorists may also experience heavy traffic along Interstate 275, Courtney Campbell Causeway, and Sunshine Skyway Bridge, particularly during peak hours.
  • Book your rental car in Clearwater Beach at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Clearwater Beach are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Clearwater Beach

  • How much is gas price in Clearwater Beach?

    The average gas price in Clearwater Beach is C$ 5.31 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Clearwater Beach?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Clearwater Beach.

  • Which car rental companies are at Tampa airport (TPA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Tampa airport include HDC Rent A Car, Fox, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Hertz, Easirent, AZ Car Rental and OtoQ Car Rental.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Tampa airport (TPA)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Tampa airport to off-airport locations include Fox, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Avis and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Clearwater Beach?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Clearwater Beach?

    An Economy car rental in Clearwater Beach costs C$ 31 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Clearwater Beach?

    An Intermediate car rental in Clearwater Beach costs C$ 33 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Clearwater Beach?

    A Compact car rental in Clearwater Beach costs C$ 36 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Clearwater Beach?

    When choosing Clearwater Beach car rentals, a compact or midsize car is recommended. This is because Clearwater Beach is a popular tourist destination, and the roads can become crowded during peak seasons. A compact or midsize car is easier to maneuver and park in tight spaces, which is important when navigating congested beach areas.

  • What’s the speed limit in Clearwater Beach?

    The speed limit in Clearwater Beach varies depending on the road type and the location. On most local roads within residential areas, the speed limit is 35 mph, while on some larger roads, such as Gulf Boulevard, the speed limit may increase to 45 mph. In the downtown tourist area, the speed limit is usually around 25 mph due to the need for safer driving in areas with high pedestrian traffic. In certain parts of Clearwater Beach, there may be school zones with reduced speed limits of 20-25 mph during certain times of the day.

  • Where are the best places to park in Clearwater Beach?

    Several types of parking are available for cheap car rentals in Clearwater Beach. Metered parking is available along the beachfront areas and typically costs around $2-3 per hour. Some areas also have parking garages and parking lots available for a higher hourly rate, typically ranging from $5-10 per hour. In addition, there are some free parking options available further away from the central beach area.

Clearwater Beach car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

4.5

Mediocre

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

4.5

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Clearwater Beach

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Locations in Clearwater Beach

1201 Gulf Blvd

+1 727 517 2665

Monday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday09:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

No hassle.

2.0 Poor

Jun. 2022

KAYAK
Air con was bad. Receptionist bad. Had to wait 45 mins as car had no gas and needed cleaning.

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2022

KAYAK
They did not have a car!!!!!!!!!!!

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

3 locations in Clearwater Beach

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2085 Gulf To Bay Boulevard

+1 727 462 0306

Opening times not available

2176 Main Street

+1 727 669 3773

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

801 Cleveland Street

+1 727 442 7026

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
The van we rented was dirty at pick up - also had a lot of nicks and dents - we told the rep I called he said he knew but we didn’t do a walk around together - told him about it being dirty said u should have called me but I had to go pick up my daughter- he didn’t even say we will give you 19 percent off - or a discount on future rentals or any kind of regret -

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
For context, I travel for my job and I rent a lot of cars. Please avoid this rental location and Budget as a rule. This rental location was some fly by night outfit that has no quality control with their vehicles and I honestly felt unsafe with the car provided, and went elsewhere. The rental office was filthy and smelled awful. One person working who didn’t know about inventory and realized they had one car left. They hand me keys and I walk to car. It was covered in bird poop. I open door and it was filthy. Stain covered seats, dirty floors etc. They don’t even clean cars or check for safety issues between customers! The vehicle was clearly not cared for and no way was I risking my family’s safety in that tin can on wheels. I returned keys and found another location and rental. Kayak should not be offering this rental company as an option as it’s a full on liability. Avoid for your own safety.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
I rent cars a lot for work travel. This location was downright frightening and shady. The office was dirty and smelly, which is okay otherwise, but they didn’t even seem to know what cars were available or what condition. They randomly gave me a key for one car they had left. I go to this car and it’s covered in bird poop all over and the inside was filthy and has stain covered seats. The car didn’t appear to be safe or taken car of. Avoid this location. I won’t book on kayak again for a car as this place was not safe. I refused the car and went elsewhere.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Car had malfunction with rear sensor so it impacted my driving experience. Called location to notify but was put on hold. Decided to drive to the location instead and staff member seemed to overwhelmed to help and had me wait until he took another order first. Car had ants within and would occasionally pop up and bite my friends in the legs. Finally associate was able to turn off sensor and showed me how to deactivate it each time I turned the car on. Overall a hassle but the price was okay.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Offered drop off at airport for very reasonable price!

Cons:

Returned at 12 to get help with something on car I did not know how to work, they closed at 12 instead of 2 as it stated on website. Some poor couple Was there to pick up their rental and could not

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I reserved a pickup in the internet. When I showed up to pick it up there was no pickup. This caused me a lot of problems. If they didn’t have a pickup they should not have allowed me to reserve one. Staff was rude

1 out of 8

Avis

No score available yet

3 locations in Clearwater Beach

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2085 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard

+1 727 447 1295

Opening times not available

2176 Main Street

+1 727 791 9353

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

801 Cleveland Street

+1 727 442 4119

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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6.0 Okay

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
The rental was dirty. Under the stowaway seats was filthy. I didn’t know how to operate the key fob, didn’t know you had to touch the fob to the start button. No one on the lot to help. The vehicle had minor damage on the passenger side that should have noted. Had to go back to the desk to have it noted. The desk personnel were friendly and helpful.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They could have a car I reserved, or since they didn't have it they could apologize and offer me some compensation

8.8 Very good

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not have to wait long to pick up my rental in Clearwater. The price was very good for a three day rental in a tourist area during peak season also.

Cons:

We had reserved a compact car, but when we got to the counter, the guy told me all they had was a pickup truck. It was nice and drove well, but was a little difficult to put our luggage in the back seat. We would not have had any room if we had a third or fourth person with us.

9.6 Wonderful

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I was well taken care of, staff was friendly and nice. Went over the fees and procedures to avoid extra charges. No hidden fees the car was clean and drove really smooth.

Cons:

When I first got in the car it smelled like cigarettes.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The people were very nice, and helpful. The car was blowing white smoke Everytime I accelerate, which made me feel very insecure about reaching my destination since I was getting to a plane ad had no time to spare

Cons:

Richard in Clearwater was pleasant with his assistance.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Create cleanliness and a well-functioning vehicle

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Clearwater Beach

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1200 Court St

+1 727 446 1125

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2085 Gulf To Bay Blvd

+1 727 446 1125

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much.

Cons:

They didn’t have the vehicle I reserved online. They forced me into a car I didn’t want because of my need for a vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was awesome!

Cons:

Quick and easy!

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They close at 2PM on a Sat. Never called us! We payed 30 dollars for a taxi there at 2:15 and they were closed. Never rent from them!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a great deal because they needed to move cars out of Florida. Did not find this deal on the main enterprise website. They offered me three different cars to choose from, all in good shape. No complaints.

9.6 Wonderful

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service and knowing we had someone to call if we had any problems.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Made it clear what I thought and felt mattered. Really appreciated it. Will definitely make them my first stop when looking for a rental! Thank you!

1 out of 3

Exotic Luxury Rental

No score available yet

One location in Clearwater Beach

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10 Pier 60

+1 813 444 8188

Opening times not available

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81 travellers who rented a car in Clearwater Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

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