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Pick-up location Saint Petersburg
Rental locations 14
Airport locations 5

Saint Petersburg car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.3 Good (30 reviews)
3 locations in Saint Petersburg
Hertz
Locations in Saint Petersburg
14700 Terminal Blvd
+1 727 532 4801
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 19:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
2525 34th Street North
+1 727 327 1748
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
6190 34th Street North
+1 727 528 0557
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
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  • 7.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
4 Sep 2016
Cons: Car was dirty on the inside and in the trunk,and it smelled horrible like someone spilled syrup.We had to buy an air freshener.
10.0 Excellent
25 Feb 2017
Cons: Problem with the gas tank... could not put gas into it. Stopped at 3 different gas stations. The pump handle kept clicking off as if tank was full when it wasn't.
7.6 Good
25 Feb 2017
Pros: Easy to.pickup and drop off
10.0 Excellent
1 Mar 2017
Easy
Pros: Easy access...friendly clerk. Counter directly across from baggage. Couldn't be easier.
10.0 Excellent
15 Mar 2017
Pros: Happy with vehicle, smooth transition at desk
Cons: everything fine
5.2 Okay
26 Mar 2017
Pros: The vehicle was excellent
Cons: Their were way to many hidden fees. After I saved the vehicle and paid for it on my credit card the there was an addition $75 for taxes and fees and then I got an addition $30 charge for tolls. It needs to be stated before leaving that there is not an easy pass in the vehicle and that I would be charged for the tolls a week later
2.0 Mediocre
15 Feb 2018
Would not accept insurance pre purchase They told me they wouldn’t a
Cons: The entire 3rd party purchase experience
6.0 Good
18 Feb 2018
Pros: Model was good value. Hertz representatives were very pleasant
Cons: The car smelled of smoke. There were ink stains on the seats
10.0 Excellent
17 Apr 2018
Pros: Hertz employees were very friendly and informative.
6.4 Good
21 Oct 2018
Drop and fly
Pros: Easy parking and no hassle
Cons: Nothing here
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
7.2 Good (11 reviews)
4 locations in Saint Petersburg
Enterprise
Locations in Saint Petersburg
313 18th Ave S
+1 727 803 0066
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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3400 5th Ave S
+1 727 323 2144
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3445 34th St N
+1 727 202 3833
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 - 00:00
4700 34th St N.
+1 727 528 9291
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
7 Nov 2016
Great Service From Dave at 5th Ave South In St. P
Pros: Dave stepped to the plate and assisted me over and above at the counter. due to some unforeseen issues on my end with the rental registration . John H
10.0 Excellent
5 Nov 2016
Great location
Pros: Very easy to pick up out rental-short walk away from the doors of the arrival gate at St Pete Airport.Staff very nice
6.0 Good
9 Nov 2016
Just okay
Pros: The steering was vary loose in the Kia. Passenger seat was lower then the driver's seat. And we could not adjust it. Old drink spills on dash and on the left. Door in back. And a very gritty dash. The car needed to be washed.
10.0 Excellent
1 Feb 2017
Pros: Accommodating and attentive crew; excellent!
Cons: The vehicle desired wasn't available in spite of early booking and confirmation number.
8.8 Excellent
17 May 2017
Cons: Car was a little dirty when recieved
2.0 Mediocre
26 Nov 2018
Fuuuuuuq enterprise
Cons: Would have been nice to know that you can not rent a car in a different town then the one your ID shows. Did not get the rental or any help from employee to get a new rental so didn't get to enjoy Thanksgiving.
9.6 Excellent
10 Dec 2018
Great service
Pros: Staff is very friendly, helpfulcand professional. Gave me a free upgrade to slightly bigger car which I definitely ended up needing. Thank you very much and Enterprise!
Cons: Car wasn't particularly clean inside-just a littlectrash but not a big deal.
10.0 Excellent
24 Jan 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off we’re super easy, team was very professional, will absolutely go back.
Cons: The parking lot is a little bit confusing.
2.0 Mediocre
25 Feb 2019
Pros: Poor experience. No cars available despite renting one online. Drove to the location to be told all the cars were rented out.
Cons: Have cars available especially after you make a promise to customers.
8.8 Excellent
3 Mar 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, quick pick up
Cons: Drop off wait.
Rated no. 3
Dollar
6.9 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Saint Petersburg
Dollar
Locations in Saint Petersburg
3535 Ulmerton Rd
+1 727 573 1507
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
12 Jul 2016
10
Pros: Everything
Cons: Na
10.0 Excellent
8 Nov 2016
Pros: everything about the rental
Cons: nothing
8.0 Excellent
30 Jan 2017
Pros: Ease of picking up the car and being able to pick car.
Cons: Waiting in line to pick up car. Return location was difficult to find and there was no signage to indicate location. Miss information about return which indicated a gas receipt which was not necessary.Really. Additional charge for additional driver which I didnot use as a result.
8.0 Excellent
22 Mar 2017
Pros: Everything went well
2.0 Mediocre
23 Apr 2017
Miss leading
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Miss led they were located in airport, they are not
2.0 Mediocre
24 Apr 2017
Never rent from Dollar
Pros: Dollar lists themselves as "being at the airport". They are not at the airport and there was no shuttle, no counter, no phone. When we called the LOCAL phone number to have them bring us a car or shuttle us to their location, NO ONE ANSWERED THE PHONE. We called again and again, but as you can imagine, you can only stand around the airport for so long before you give up and rent a car from one of the counters at the airport.
Cons: Terrible service and zero help from the 1800 phone number. No one answered the phone at the local office. We landed at 8:00 pm - so after business hours - but certainly not the middle of the night. There is no excuse for Dollar Rental Car leaving us high and dry. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT RENT FROM THEM! TERRIBLE BUSINESS OWNERS
5.6 Okay
2 Jul 2017
Pros: Good price.
Cons: Drop off is off-site. Pick up van was a normal Chrysler Pacifica with minimal seating. Very slow to pick up at PIE Airport.
5.6 Okay
6 Jul 2017
Cons: Drop off was at a desk tucked away in the side of the lobby of a holiday inn and required waiting on a shuttle to drive us the mile to the airport terminal.
6.0 Good
19 Feb 2018
Pros: The free upgrade.
Cons: Long wait for the van at the airport, cultural preference playing music for preferred culture loudly in the van, no one at the desk to return the car, one was driving one was washing cars. The car I ordered was unavailable. The next car was dirty, and the trunk would not open. The last car I was offered was wonderful.
10.0 Excellent
2 Dec 2018
Pros: Our plane was late getting into the airport and they still had a nice car for us.
Cons: The car didn't have mats in it and we hated getting sand i it.
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
6.5 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Saint Petersburg
Thrifty
Locations in Saint Petersburg
3535 Ulmerton Road
+1 727 573 1507
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 7.0
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
14 Dec 2016
worst expirence ever
Pros: Nothing
Cons: We were a group of six getting two cars. We waited outside for over a half hour. When your van finally arrived the rest of the people that came out after us rushed to the van and climbed in. Leaving us one seat. We were told that he would be back in 20 minutes or so to pick us up. Another rental was there in fact this was their third trip there while we were waiting for our guy to show up the first time. He offered us the same deal and we went with them maybe you need to have better service for pick up. We had two ladies that were almost 70 standing out in the sun waiting. We will think twice before using you again
8.8 Excellent
28 Dec 2016
Pros: Friendly, accommodating, and good value. Our keep compass was clean and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
28 Jan 2017
Pros: Friendly and fast. Great value.
5.2 Okay
6 Feb 2017
Drop off location is a joke
Pros: Nothing
Cons: the drop off location is a tiny kiosk located in the back of a holiday inn There are no signs telling you where it's located out by the main road The shuttle service is in no hurry to take you to the airport
Rated no. 5
Avis
6.4 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Saint Petersburg
Avis
Locations in Saint Petersburg
4037 66th Street North
+1 727 347 7875
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 6.5
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  • 6.5
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
11 Dec 2017
Pros: Car drove welL. No drop-off fee for returning to a different city in Florida
Cons: Agent in St Pete was slow as molasses. Car smelled like air freshener was used to mask the smell of cigarettes.
10.0 Excellent
27 Aug 2018
Enjoyed it
Pros: I like the service and the car. I also like the speed
8.0 Excellent
28 Mar 2019
Pros: staff was friendly , ended up with a great car! great price!
Cons: When I showed up my reservation car was not there and the only car available was a minivan, I had reserved a compact car for ease in the city to park etc, I was not happy, but at the last minute someone drove in with a vw beetle turbo so I was saved !
2.0 Mediocre
14 Oct 2019
Pros: Worst experience with a rental company I have ever had. Was not able to retrieve my rental car because even though I had a reservation they decided to give my car away. Missed my best friends wedding because surrounding car rental companies were too expensive to buy the day of. Could have figured out a different option had I known my reservation would not be honored.
Cons: Worst customer service.
Rated no. 6
Budget
5.6 Okay (9 reviews)
1 location in Saint Petersburg
Budget
Locations in Saint Petersburg
4037 66th St North
+1 727 345 1871
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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  • 5.4
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
20 Feb 2017
Cons: Got a ride local friends from airport to car rental. It took 30+ minutes to go 10 miles. We missed the 2 PM closing by 10 minutes. We had no idea the place closed at 2 PM on the weekend. This was not mentioned on any correspondence. I switched the drop off to the airport for over half the cost of a week's rental. I call that excessive!
10.0 Excellent
3 Mar 2017
Pros: The car was very nice. The check in and check out was efficient and prompt. Good team which works there.
6.0 Good
18 Mar 2017
Car smelled like vomit
Pros: The employees
Cons: Puke odor does not make for a pleasant ride : /
8.4 Excellent
4 Jul 2017
Pros: Clean and quick
Cons: A little pushy to join their online services
2.0 Mediocre
30 Dec 2017
Did not have a car for us
Pros: The price...I guess
Cons: We reserved a van for our family vacation far in advance. When I arrived on the morning g of the reservation, I was informed there were no vehicles. They didn’t bother to call me so I could make other arrangements. It was right after a holiday weekend so we couldn’t find any other vehicles and had to take multiple cars on our trip. Very disappointed.
4.0 Okay
5 Mar 2018
Pros: The auto was clean and economical
Cons: We were informed that we could pick up the rental at the st. Pertersburg/Clearwater airport. At the Budget counter, we were informed that at the car had to be picked up at the Budget office 16 miles away in city. We wasted a couple of hours scrambling to find transportation in an unfamiliar city. The agent at the city Budget office was rude and inconsiderate The whole experience was awful. We will not use Budget to rent an auto again.
6.0 Good
26 Mar 2018
Pros: Got the keys right away, was able to drop the car off after hours.
Cons: After getting the keys, was told to remove the sunpass from windshield since I had my own and didn’t want the additional charges. I couldn’t remove it- no one was around to help. I saw a man that worked there and asked for help, then yelled for help but he ignored me and kept walking. Also, if you leave your vehicle there you have to park it across the street.... so walking across 6 lanes of fast moving traffic is a little unsettling.
2.0 Mediocre
21 Oct 2018
Cons: Reserved for convertible- was told none was available. This is I spite of reserving it several months in advance. No attempt to try to find another vehicle in surrounding areas. Asked to call central reservation number for budget - they were no help at all. Did not even offer to reduce rates as promised vehicle was not available. Very poor service.
5.6 Okay
11 Feb 2019
Pros: Staff was nice. They just didn’t have any cars when we got there. Said it would be 3 hours or I could upgrade. We had planned on have a full size. I had to upgrade to an suv that cost $100 more then plan on.
Cons: Just having a a car for me or budget making up the difference.
Exotic Luxury Rental
exoticluxury
1 location in Saint Petersburg
Exotic Luxury Rental
Locations in Saint Petersburg
200 2nd Ave So
+1 813 444 8188
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Saint Petersburg
Sunnycars
Locations in Saint Petersburg
14700 Terminal Boulevard
69 travellers who rented a car in Saint Petersburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

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Top tips for renting a car in Saint Petersburg

  • As a tourist in Saint Petersburg, the best way to see this exciting city is by car. Within the comfort of your own car, rather than taking the time-consuming public transport, you can visit all the sights at your own pace. From exploring the coast of Tampa Bay to the Museum of Fine Arts, you can easily access all the sights with the luxury of a hire car.
  • Looking forward to renting a car on your trip to Saint Petersburg? When you fly into Tampa International Airport, the on-site car hire desks can be located using the SkyConnect train from the Main Terminal. If you have booked an off-site car hire company, you can use the courtesy vehicle service in the Red and Blue Baggage Claim areas. It is really easy to find a hire car in the terminal.
  • Driving around Saint Petersburg is a very laid back, thanks to its navigable roads. When you are in your car, it’s good to know that cyclists have the same rights to the roadways as other vehicles, so they must obey the same traffic laws. Throughout Florida, drivers must always keep headlights on and may turn right at a red light unless a “no turn on red” sign is posted.
  • In Saint Petersburg, the rush hour begins in the morning between 7:30 am and 9:30 am and again in the afternoon from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. During these peak times, it’s best to avoid the popular I-275 exits and Hillsborough Avenue as well as the Veterans Expressway. It’s a good idea to steer clear of driving during rush hour on Monday mornings and Friday evenings, along with national holidays.
  • Book your rental car in Saint Petersburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Saint Petersburg

What is the best rental car company in Saint Petersburg?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Saint Petersburg are Enterprise (8.5, 12844 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4196 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3910 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Saint Petersburg?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Saint Petersburg?

Blessed with predominantly large roads which are ideal for a wide range of vehicle sizes, Saint Petersburg is a great place to rent all types of car. If you are planning to visit Tampa Bay or the beach, you shouldn’t have any trouble driving around in an SUV or a compact car.

What's the speed limit in Saint Petersburg?

In Saint Petersburg and throughout the state of Florida, the maximum speed limit on highways is 55 mph, unless otherwise posted. In urban and residential areas, the speed limit is 30 mph, whilst on rural interstate highways the speed limits are 70 mph. If you are driving in school zones, the speed limit is 20 mph.

How are gas prices in Saint Petersburg?

Compared to petrol prices of $3.06 per gallon across the US, the cost of petrol in Florida is around $2.27 per gallon. In Saint Petersburg, the price of petrol is a lot cheaper where you can expect to pay around $2.03 per gallon on average.

Where are the best places to park in Saint Petersburg?

Saint Petersburg has a variety of parking options, both in the city center and on its beaches. There are several public parking garages open seven days a week, as well as on-street metered parking in downtown. Metered parking spaces are free of charge in the evening and on weekends.

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