Book Budget hire cars in Tampa

Tampa, FL, United States
31 Jan — 7 Feb
Same drop-off
Tampa, FL, United States
Mon 31/1
Noon
Mon 7/2
Noon
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Tampa

Overall rating7.2 GoodBased on 365 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Comfort
7.6
Overall
7.1
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.1
Value for money
6.9

Recent reviews

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10.0
Good ServicePros:Will definitely use Budget again.Reviewed 25 Nov 2017
review fromkayak
4.8
Pros:The car itself was greatCons:I waited in a nearly 2 hour line. Not sure what more needs to be said. I found it shocking that on a Saturday evening, there were 2 agents for a combined Avis/Budget line. TWO! And each customer took at least 10 minutes, and in some cases closer to 20 minutes. When I got to the front and asked politely why it had taken so long, the agent greeted me with hostility. She was clearly over it. At least she was working and getting paid for her efforts. Meanwhile I risked getting Covid 19 by standing with a group of people for nearly 2 hours. I was shocked to learn everyone had an existing reservation too (no walk ups) So basically it was Avis/Budget fault for being so ridiculously slow. How long does it take to get a car ready for someone who already has a reservation?? Need to have more people on staff and shuttle them through quicker. It took me longer to get from Tampa airport to Venice, FL (3.5 hours) than it did to fly from Denver to Tampa (3 hrs, 15 min.) Totally unacceptableReviewed 22 Jun 2020
review fromkayak
4.0
scammedCons:The car was very shaky and the steering felt very loose but what was worse. After waiting for over an hour just in line to pickup my car. I had no choice in my selection. Then they doubled my cost. There were to be no addons at all. The only thing added was my account number with Dollar. The total cost of $62 and the rep verified that when I was checking in. When I paid just before my flight the woman charged me $126 - double of my total original cost. I did not see this until I was getting ready to board. I emailed them to request a refund and to find out exactly why my cost was double. There has never been a response. I want the additional charge refunded and no one has bothered to respond. I am getting ready to file a complaint with my credit card company. Marie E. PeedReviewed 28 Apr 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Didn’t end up getting the car. When we go there the man said they didn’t have a car for us. After that he ended up changing us over $150 more than what I was originally told. 1. Because they had to upgrade the car and 2. Because I was under age. I was ok with this until I tried to pay with a debit card and he said he wouldn’t accept that because it needed to be a major credit card. I handed him my major credit card and he said it had to have my name on it not my wife’s name. We ended up leaving and renting a car from Enterprise for cheaper and we were in our car within 5 minutes of getting to the enterprise location.Cons:I don’t recommend you going to the budget rental. The man running it was rude, sketchy, and not very helpful to travelers that needed a car. He told us multiple time he didn’t like to rent out certain cars that wouldn’t be returned to his location because he wouldn’t get them back and he liked them (we were returning it at the airport). He also told us he was the only one that worked at that location because he didn’t like people working for him. Overall this was a terrible experience I would recommend the Enterprise location in Down town Tampa.Reviewed 1 Dec 2019
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:It was goodCons:OkReviewed 12 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:When we got to Tampa to pick up the car the office was closed. I called budget, they told me they close at 2 on Saturday, my pick up time. I asked if they had a car at the airport, they said no. I asked if they were open at the office on Sunday I would pick up the car on Sunday. They said they open at 9 but my car was no longer available , event though I didn't pick it up and they were closed all night. !!!! Called enterprise at the airport they got me a car immediately at the airpot. Will NEVER use you for anything. You don't even know my car wasn't picked up and I even got emails from you telling me my contract was cancelled. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!Cons:Stay open or not accept the pickup time if you're closed DUH !Reviewed 28 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:I don’t even know where to begin , rude staff at checkout , smelly old best yo car . I found dents and damage all over when I told a rep he said that’s just west and tear , I had to argue with him to notate it , at the end he scribbled something on my paperwork and left him employee number . I took a video of the damage for my protection. Nobody there at the drop off , still have not received receipt , contract not closed ! Wait times yo to one hour on the phone for a rep . I will never book again with this company ever !Reviewed 21 Jun 2021
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:The best part was the drop off. Smooth and fast and allowed us to get to our flight in plenty of time.Cons:I stood in line for an hour and a half to get the car. WOWZA. There has to be a better process. Then I was told by the woman who helped me at the desk that I would have a Nissan Ultima parked in M31 and when I got to the stall number it was a Kia. This was confusing and there was no one in site so I just took it and figured they'd call if it wasn't right. It was just a level of confusion that wasn't needed when she told me specifically to look for the Nissan. The price was better than most, but the headache of getting the car wasn't worth it. Then the woman at the counter made it seem like to do the fuel charge would cost the same per gallon but what they FAIL to tell you is although it does they charge you as if it's bone dry regardless of how much you show up with in your tank. I arrived with over 1/4 tank of fuel so that didn't equate to $2.99/gallon. I don't appreciate trickery. Be up front. Be integrous.Reviewed 19 Jun 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Lot more features in the vehicle than expected. Great value. Great clean undamaged vehicle.Cons:There were a lot of upgrades attempted. Usually when you rent a car you need to get where you're going, not haggle over additional costs and options.Reviewed 20 Jul 2016
review fromkayak
8.0
Drop off crazinessCons:My drop off location was at an unmarked office downtown Tampa by the convention center. I drove around in crazy traffic for half an hour looking for the drop off location. I eventually learned I had to go to the valet parking area of the Embassy Suites building. The city doesn't allow any signs or markings. THERE REALLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN A NOTE SOMEWHERE IN THE PAPERWORK.Reviewed 9 Mar 2016
review fromkayak
2.0
Old dirty car poor customer servicePros:NothingCons:The car - old and dirty The representative - rude and unpleasant On top of that had to wait for 30 min for rep to talk to me since he was training another employeeReviewed 19 Oct 2018
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:We loved the vehicle.Cons:The vehicle wasn't very clean, the windows and rear view mirrors were a mess and had to be cleaned for us to drive the vehicle.Reviewed 28 Mar 2019
review fromkayak

Where can I find Budget hire cars in Tampa?

10220 Palm River Road, Budget car hires

Address

10220 Palm River Road

Hours

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

Phone

+1 813 651 2608

Address

4644 W Gandy Blvd Suite 2

Hours

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

Phone

+1 813 831 4860

Address

5409 Airport Service Rd

Hours

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

Phone

+1 813 396 3126

Address

10902 N Florida Ave

Hours

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

Phone

+1 813 979 6919

Address

6903 North Dale Mabry Highway

Hours

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

Phone

+1 813 289 6396

Address

513 South Florida Avenue

Hours

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

Phone

+1 813 223 3089

Good to know

Most popular location

5409 Airport Service Rd

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$75/day

Good deal

$75/day

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Tampa

  • 25% of our users found a car hire from Budget in Tampa for $75 or less
  • Compact car hires from Budget in Tampa are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Tampa