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Thrifty car rental prices at Tampa Airport

EconomyC$ 58/day
CompactC$ 56/day
IntermediateC$ 57/day
StandardC$ 59/day
Full-sizeC$ 59/day
Full-size SUVC$ 86/day
PremiumC$ 75/day
LuxuryC$ 85/day
Pick-up truckC$ 69/day
Supplier choiceC$ 61/day
Compact SUVC$ 61/day
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Overall Rating6.7 OkayBased on 119 reviews
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Recent reviews

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I like that the rental company is located at the airport. I did not like customer/employee engagement about whether the car i chose was electric or not. The conversation became more tense than it needed to be.Reviewed 25 Apr. 2024
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Horrible. The car broke down, and they don't offer delivery for replacement vehicles, so I had to get a ride all the way back to the airport to get a replacement vehicle, and they didn't even offer a refund/discount of any kind... Absolutely horrible customer serviceReviewed 25 Mar. 2024
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Waited over 30 minutes to get car. Went to get car and they did not have a mid size SUV that I paid for. Had to get compact car.Reviewed 6 Jul. 2021
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Pros:The car was niceCons:Nickel and dime everything. The pick up line was more then 50 min long with two kids after a long flight and we had prepaid. I get it’s busy, but it was awful.Reviewed 27 May 2021
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Cons:The Tampa Thrifty rental car line wrapped the entire rental concourse and was 2 hour + wait. They overbook and under staff. We quickly cancelled our reservation with Thrifty and booked quickly with enterprise. Won't go through Thrifty again.Reviewed 27 May 2021
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Cons:The wait to retrieve the car was unacceptably long. The car smelled of cigarette smoke. there were hidden costs.Reviewed 21 May 2021
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Pros:The drop off was easy and the car was exactly as advertised.Cons:I had to wait in line for over an hour to pick up my rental because dollar, thrifty, and hertz were all using only 1 counter with 2 employees to arrange the pickup.Reviewed 19 May 2021
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Cons:The line was 3 hours long so we chose another car rental company (which took 5 minutes) and cancelled this reservation. The person at our counter said that the line is like that every day.Reviewed 13 May 2021
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Cons:Rental counter was very under staffed. Had to wait about a 1/2 hour to see a representative in the airport and then over an hour in the parking garage with a lot of people in an unorganized line to get the carReviewed 11 May 2021
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Pros:Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff and super easy pick up and drop off.Cons:This was an excellent rental however, I purchased the “extra” insurance when I booked the car and was then told that the full insurance was actually another approximate $40 on top of the other costs. I wish this information was available when I booked.Reviewed 7 May 2021
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Pros:They charged me for an extra day. The guy at check in clearly hated his job, the cars were not in a location that was easily accessed and there was not a car in the space they directed us to. We basically just took a car (with the approval of a manager who happened to be driving by) at random. It was really pretty dirty. They charged us for a toll device when we did not need it. The drop off was also more of a hassle than it needed to be. We have done this kind of thing many times with usually no issues but this was really pretty bad all the way around.Cons:See above.Reviewed 4 May 2021
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Thrifty car rentals near Tampa Airport


5405 Airport Service Road


Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59


+1 813 396 3640


6037 North Dale Mabry Highway


Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00


+1 813 871 1791

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Tampa Airport

  • Thrifty car rentals at Tampa International Airport (TPA) is open from 6 am until 1 am, which makes it an excellent choice for travelers arriving late at night. If you’re traveling to Tampa for a weekend trip, we recommend choosing a pick-up time during Friday afternoon or after 7 pm in order to avoid long lines. Friday at around 6 pm is a busy time at this Thrifty location, so we recommend booking your flights accordingly or preparing yourself to wait before picking up your vehicle.
  • One of the reasons drivers book rental cars at Thrifty at Tampa Airport (TPA) is because of the competitive prices. Although Thrifty does not specialize in luxury vehicles, guests can choose from a wide selection of mid-sized SUVs, compact cars, intermediate SUVs, compact SUVs, and economy cars. With the exception of some of the economy vehicles, most of the cars can carry 2 or 3 suitcases, which is perfect for budget travelers.
  • If you’re planning to visit the beaches and state parks outside of Tampa, we recommend booking an intermediate SUV at Thrifty Car Rentals at Tampa Airport. This class of vehicle offers more room for bags and passengers so you can bring your picnic supplies, umbrellas, hiking gear, beach setup, or anything else you might need. These types of vehicles also offer higher ground clearance, which will help you drive on bumpy roads in some of the state parks.
  • Before returning the vehicle, make sure the gas tank is full. However, if you know you’ll be in a hurry getting to the airport, you can book the Prepay The Fuel add-on. This add-on allows you to prepay for a tank of gas at the rental facility so you don’t have to drive around looking for gas. But, keep in mind, that there's a Shell gas station around 3 miles from the Thrifty location at Tampa Airport.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Tampa Airport for C$ 53 or less
  • Book your rental car at Tampa Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium rental cars from Thrifty at Tampa Airport are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Tampa Airport

  • What kinds of add-ons can I include at Thrifty Car Rentals at Tampa Airport (TPA)?

    You can add a variety of add-ons to meet your needs through Thrift car rentals at Tampa Airport. Some of the most popular add-ons are baby seats, toddler seats, and child seats, which come at an additional charge and need to be reserved in advance. Drivers can also select the type of protection that makes them feel safe, including Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Personal Accident Insurance, and Liability Insurance Supplement. You can add an additional driver for an extra fee or a one-way car rental.

  • Does Thrifty car rentals at Tampa Airport offer electric vehicles?

    Yes, Thrifty at Tampa Airport offers electric vehicles, including fully electric compact cars and SUVs. All of these vehicles can seat up to 5 people and can carry between 2 and 3 bags. The staff at this Thrifty location tries to provide a charge of at least 80 percent, but it can vary, so check when you get the car. Make sure you return the vehicle with a charge of at least 70 percent. However, at the time of pick-up, you can purchase the Charge Purchase Option, which allows you to return the vehicle at any level above 10 percent.

  • Does Thrifty Car Rentals at Tampa Airport offer services for customers with disabilities?

    Yes, Thrifty car rentals at Tampa Airport come with driving aids for drivers with disabilities. If you require a driving aid, make sure to call in advance so that Thrifty staff can install the necessary aids. You should also call the same number in advance to arrange a pick-up from the airport if required. Drivers with disabilities can also include an additional driver at no extra charge.

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

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Tampa Airport costs C$ 47 per day.

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

    Standard (Kia Sorento or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Tampa Airport.

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

    5405 Airport Service Road is the closest Thrifty rental location to Tampa Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 813 396 3640.

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