FLORIDA Discount Car Rentals

Rental car pick up at Tampa International Airport

For your convenience, ground operations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so there are no restrictions on when you can pick up and return a rental car at Tampa International Airport.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is an important air hub for serving southwest Florida. It is a bustling airport servicing almost twenty million passengers in 2007. Tampa International Airport is also very well laid out, it was best airport in the US in 2003 and third best in the world by Conde’ Nast Traveler Magazine. The airport utilizes a newer layout which is labeled Landside and Airside. I think of it as a hub and spoke type of layout. The main Landside Terminal is where all of the ticketing and baggage functions take place. Level 1 is for baggage claim, Level 2 is for ticketing, and Level 3 is for transferring to the Airside satellites and also contains restaurants and other shops. The Airside satellites are where all of the air travel embarkment and disembarkment happen. The Landside terminal is connected to four Airside satellites via an automated people mover system.

All of the national brand car rental agencies are represented at Tampa International Airport. The pathways in the terminals are color coded with Blue and Red leading to ground transportation. The rental counters are located on Level 1 (or the first floor) across the walkway in the red and blue baggage claim areas. Airport security is available to assist with directions if needed.

The rental vehicles for Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, and Thrifty are in-terminal and are only a short walk from the rental counters. In early 2011, both Alamo and National also moved in-terminal and are now a short walk from the rental counters as well.

Rental car return is very different for each rental car agency. It is recommended that you get detailed instructions for rental car return from the counter agent when you are picking up your car to avoid any confusion.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is located seven miles northwest of the city center. The physical address is:
5503 West Spruce Street
Tampa, Fl 33607

To reach Tampa International Airport from various directions:

From the north (Odessa), take the Veterans Expressway south towards Tampa, Veterans Expressway turns into North Memorial Highway / FL-589, Take the SR-616 / Spruce Street exit toward Tampa International Airport, Merge onto W. Spruce Street toward Raymond James Stadium, make a u-turn onto W. Spruce Street / FL-589 North, end at TPA.

From the east (Clearwater), take Gulf to Bay Blvd / FL-60 heading east which will take you over Tampa Bay, merge onto the North Memorial Highway / FL-589, Take the SR-616 / Spruce Street exit toward Tampa International Airport, Merge onto W. Spruce Street toward Raymond James Stadium, make a u-turn onto W. Spruce Street / FL-589 North, end at TPA.

From the central business district (the Hyatt Regency on Coast Line Drive), from downtown head north and merge onto I-275 South, take exit 40A onto Westshore Blvd and head north for less than a mile, turn left onto W. Spruce Street follow for another half mile and end at TPA.

From the South (St. Petersburg), head north on I-275 over Tampa Bay, merge onto W. John F. Kennedy Blvd via exit 39A toward SR-60 E / Westshore Blvd., turn right onto W. John F. Kennedy Blvd / FL-60, turn left onto N. West Shore Blvd / CR-587 N., turn left onto W. Spruce Street / FL-589 N., end at TPA
Addresses / Locations of the rental car agencies we represent:

From the East (Lakeland), merge onto I-4 West towards Tampa, merge onto I-275 South toward TPA (the exit is on the left), take exit 40A onto Westshore Blvd and head north for less than a mile, turn left onto W. Spruce Street follow for another half mile and end at TPA.

Alamo:
4030 George J Bean Parkway
Tampa, Fl 33607-1459
Avis:
Tampa International Airport
4030 George J Bean Parkway, Ste 1109
Tampa, FL 33607
Budget:
Tampa International Airport
4030 George J Bean Parkway, Ste 1109
Tampa, FL 33607
Dollar::
Tampa International Airport
5503 W. Spruce Street
Tampa, Fl 33607
Enterprise:
Tampa International Airport
4030 George J Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607-4000
National:
4030 George J Bean Parkway
Tampa, Fl 33607-1459
Thrifty:
Tampa International Airport
5503 W. Spruce Street
Tampa, Fl 33607