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Sarasota, FL, United States
22 Jun — 29 Jun
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Sarasota, FL, United States
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Sarasota car rental Information

Pick-up locationSarasota
Rental locations18
Airport locations11

Sarasota car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 34/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (134 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Hertz
Locations in Sarasota
5225 S Tamiami Trail+1 941 925 8360
Monday08:00 - 16:30
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Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
6000 Airport Circle+1 941 355 8848
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Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
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From C$ 44/dayRated #2
Budget
7.9 Good (170 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Budget
Locations in Sarasota
1120 Rental Car Road+1 941 359 5360
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
7010 South Tamiami Trail+1 941 921 7408
Monday08:00 - 16:30
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Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
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From C$ 35/dayRated #3
Dollar
7.8 Good (114 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Dollar
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
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From C$ 52/dayRated #4
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (90 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Alamo
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Cir+1 833 336 0433
Monday00:00 - Invalid Date
06:00 - 23:59
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  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
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From C$ 36/dayRated #5
Thrifty
Most popular
7.9 Good (66 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Thrifty
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
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From C$ 36/dayRated #6
Enterprise
7.6 Good (73 reviews)
5 locations in Sarasota
Enterprise
Locations in Sarasota
1003 N Washington Blvd+1 941 365 7228
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - Invalid Date
4229 Clark Rd+1 941 925 9943
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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5101 S Tamiami Trl+1 941 923 7595
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5664 Fruitville Rd+1 941 378 5900
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - Invalid Date
6000 Airport Cir+1 833 336 0435
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06:30 - 23:59
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  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
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Rated #7
Payless
7.1 Good (61 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Payless
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle+1 941 749 2900
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.2
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From C$ 29/dayRated #8
Avis
Cheapest deal
7 Good (51 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Avis
Locations in Sarasota
6018 Airport Circle+1 941 359 5240
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
7010 South Tamiami Trail Suite B+1 941 927 3220
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
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Rated #9
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Sarasota
National
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Cir+1 833 336 0434
Monday00:00 - Invalid Date
06:00 - 23:59
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  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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  • 10
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Rated #10
Economy Rent a Car
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Sarasota
8009 15th Street E+1 727 643 5427
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
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Sunnycars
1 location in Sarasota
Sunnycars
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
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763 travellers who rented a car in Sarasota gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Sarasota

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 46/day

Good deal

C$ 38/day

When to book a rental car in Sarasota

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Sarasota

  • As a tourist in Sarasota, there’s lots to discover with the help of a car. Rather than relying on public transport, embrace the comfort of a rental a car to explore Sarasota Bay and beyond in your own time. From the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to Siesta Key Beach, you’ll have the freedom take in all of Sarasota’s sights.
  • Ready to rent a car on your vacation in Sarasota? If you are landing at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, you will find that the main terminal offers several on-site car rental facilities. Conveniently, the rental car counters can be found in the baggage claim wing just after you leave the Arrivals Hall.
  • Travelers new to Sarasota must remember to keep headlights on from dusk to dawn, as well as in rain or fog, as this is a requirement across the whole state. When you stop at a red light, you may turn right unless a sign indicating “no right on red” is posted. You are likely to encounter several toll roads on the outskirts of Sarasota, so always carry cash in your car.
  • Morning rush hour in Sarasota begins at 7:00 am and lasts until 9:00 am, and in the afternoon it goes from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Try to avoid US 41 and I-75 highways during these peak times. During the summer months, Sarasota’s roads are practically traffic free, but come winter when everyone is escaping colder climates, the roads can become congested.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Sarasota for C$ 38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Sarasota at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium rental cars in Sarasota are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Sarasota

  • Some car rental companies in Sarasota which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Budget and Dollar

  • On average a hire car in Sarasota costs C$ 46 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Sarasota are Alamo (8.9, 314 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 163 reviews), and Budget (7.9, 176 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Sarasota is C$ 4.14 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 50 and C$ 66, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Sarasota.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Tampa airport include Thrifty, Dollar, Fox, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Executive Car Rental, Sixt, Enterprise and Ace.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Sarasota costs C$ 35 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Sarasota costs C$ 55 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Sarasota costs C$ 42 per day, on average.

  • In Sarasota, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 6000 Airport Circle (7 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Sarasota costs C$ 321 per week (C$ 46 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Sarasota costs C$ 1,375 per month (C$ 46 per day).

  • Sarasota mainly features large streets and highways that are suitable for a wide range of vehicle sizes. If you are planning to visit the coast and all that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, you shouldn’t have any issues renting an SUV or minivan. If you decide to drive around and park in the city center, then it may be worth renting a smaller car.

  • Generally, across Florida, the legal speed limit is 55 mph. On rural interstate highways the speed limits is 70 mph, while on four-lane highways the limit is 65 mph. Driving on other state highways means a maximum speed of 60 mph. In urban areas of Sarasota, the speed limit is 30 mph, with just 10-20 mph allowed in school zones.

  • Across the US, gas prices are, on average, $3.06 per gallon, whereas the cost of gas is around $2.27 per gallon in Florida. Buying gas in Sarasota is reasonably cheap, compared to the rest of the state, with gas priced at $2.23 per gallon.

  • Parking in Sarasota is easy as the city boasts over 3000 public parking spaces in its downtown area, as well as curbside parking, parking lots, and parking garages. Street parking is free while parking lots and garages charge from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you’re heading to the coast, both Siesta and Lido Beaches have a free public parking lot.