Tampa’s sun-dappled beaches, Cuban history, lively nightlife, and theme parks make it an excellent place to pack your agenda with hour after hour of fun, or just take a slow, relaxing cruise down the coast.
Get your Tampa airport car rental alternative delivered to your terminal to make your trip to paradise even more complete.
Tampa is known for its plethora of theme parks, and if you’re vacationing family-style, you will get your share of wildlife, thrills, and waterparks. But there are other sides of the city that you can get to know even better in a Tampa car rental alternative.
Explore this historically Cuban neighborhood for treats for everyone. It’s home to the famous Cuban bakery, La Segunda, as well as the world’s oldest still-functioning cigar factory, JC Newman’s Cigar Co.
With cotton candy sunsets and balmy nights, it’s hard to beat the Tampa Riverwalk for a romantic night on the Hillsborough River. During the day, check out the aquarium, ride water bikes, or take a pirate-themed water taxi.
The favorite local amusement park is an African animal-themed park, complete with sufficiently terrifying roller coasters, wildlife exhibits from different parts of Africa, and seasonal entertainment events for all ages.
Skip the rental car counter
Book your Tampa car rental alternative on Turo and escape to nearby Gulf Coast beach towns or check out the culture in neighboring cities.
These islands off the coast of Fort Myers are the idyllic setting for your Gulf Coast outdoors and watersports adventures, and are just a short two-hour drive in your Tampa car rental.
A quick half-hour swing over Old Tampa Bay in your Tampa car rental alternative takes you to this city where great art — from Dali to Chihuly — is just as easy to find as beautiful beaches.
This colorful, Old Florida fishing town in the Everglades marshland is a two-hour drive from Tampa, and packed full of vibrantly painted buildings, galleries, and serious fishing from The World’s Fishingest Bridge.
Mercedes was a terrific car and the owners could not have been more accommodating. Easy pick up at the airport and at the end of trip they made sure I got to the Avis rent a car to continue on my travels to southern FL. Best car rental in Tampa!
I had to make an impromptu trip to Tampa, Florida during spring break for a funeral! All rental cars companies were sold out! My friend recommended this app and I have to say although I had my reservations, it was a great experience. Once I reserved the vehicle Chris contacted me immediately, he extended his condolences and confirmed the drop off time. He messaged me before he arrive to let me know he was on his way. When he arrived, the vehicle was clean, it was everything you would expect from a luxury car and more! He also told me if I needed anything to let him know. The service was prompt and efficient. Chris showed compassion and great customer service. The car was clean and luxurious! I would definitely rent from Chris in the future without hesitation!
Loved everything about this! Anthony and his wife made my vacation car rental simple and easy. Car was immaculate. Would recommend to everyone!!
Literally best host ever. Went above and beyond in everything! The car was awesome too. Seriously, I mean it, if you want to rent a car in Tampa - do it with Alp.
Incredibly easy trip. Hamza was super responsive and made the car rental a breeze. Highly recommend.
Kaitlyn was a pleasure to deal with. She was easy to reach and provided very clear instructions on how to pickup the car from Tampa International Airport (where we requested delivery). The car was super clean and loads of fun to drive. A shuttle bus was required from the airport for us to get to the car, but it was very efficient and seems to be pretty standard when getting any rental car from Tampa International. There were a few very minor inconveniences that almost aren't worth mentioning - one is that the car was parked on the 4th floor of a massive garage and that made it a little tricky to find. The other is that the convertible top got stuck a few times while closing, but we were easily able to work around it by pressing the close button a little at a time instead of holding it down. But overall, this car made for lots of extra fun in the sun in our Florida getaway and we would happily rent from Kaitlyn again!
This was my first experience with Turo. Everything went smoothly. The car was in perfect condition and was above and beyond any vehicle I would have received from one of the major car rental companies. I will definitely use Daphne’s car when I’m back in Tampa!
Wonderful and clean car for getting around. Bobby was more than accommodating to our needs and making this car rental extremely smooth. I would highly recommend using him for your car rental.
Great car, awesome and flexible host. Would highly recommend for your car rental!
Shane was a great host and the BMW convertible was a blast to drive! So much better than the Ford Taurus I could have gotten for $100 more from an airport car rental company. I would recommend this car and host if your travels take you to the Tampa area.
We enjoyed having this cute car for our weekend in Tampa. The owner was kind and had good communication. A fun and luxury car to explore the city for 1-2 people. The owner was always professional and friendly and made my first Turo rental pretty simple!
Great condition car and excellent coordination of car pick/drop. Would highly recommend anyone to Emanuel for car rental
I rented out the mustang bullitt, the best car rental I’ve ever had, had compliments on the car daily, the host was very responsive, I had to get an extra day for the car and had no issue with that, also delivered it earlier than I thought which she said was okay, I 10/10 recommend This dealership, if you have the chance rent out the mustang bullitt, it is one of a kind and is very hard to get. For the price it’s very worth it and you won’t get anything better. And a big Thankyou to the host for the amazing experience.
Was a great rental for our short vacation. Filip even gave us some suggestions of things to do in the area. Perfect weather and perfect time of year for a convertible. If you usually settle for a Toyota Corolla from Budget rental cars on your vacation, do yourself a favor and grab this car instead. Definitely enhances the experience and turns "the drive there" into a legit part of the experience.
Larry was easy to communicate with and made the car rental process very smooth! It was our first time using the app. We enjoyed his Ford Fusion, highly recommend :)
Jaffar was very hospitable and made the process of picking up and dropping off the car very convenient! If I had questions, he would respond within minutes. The car was immaculate and very fun to drive with the top down. I will be looking to rent from Jaffar again on my next trip down to the Tampa area. Thanks for making our vacation memorable.
Great car and even better person. Highly recommend Jonathan to anyone looking to rent a car on Turo.
Saved our trip! Airport ran out of rental cars and we were able to get a car on short notice and start our trip off, so very appreciated!
The car was wonderful! Slight confusion about how to pick up the car (from the Tamp airport you have to take a tram to baggage, another tram to the offsite airport car rental, and then a shuttle to the car pickup garage) but the customer service was very helpful.
As far as I am concerned, this was the best car rental experience of my life. Hunter's customer service is impeccable. Attentive, helpful, informative, reasonably priced, it doesn't get any better. Whenever I travel to the Tampa area, I won't need to search for a host, I'll be booking through Hunter. Thanks for being understanding and helpful. Looking forward to more rentals!
Absolutely fantastic experience with James and Connor! Seamless pickup and drop off at the Tampa Airport and very responsive with any questions about the car. This was my first time driving a Tesla and they made it as easy and fun as can be! Would definitely recommend them for a unique rental option!
The best experience I ever had renting a car! Brian came straight to the airport to drop off the car. Everything was smooth and the car was gorgeous stocked with anything you needed! I would totally rent this car again when I come back to Tampa 😊
Thank you Jordan for your car. It was a pleasure to drive it and it was so clean inside... I never thought that diesel car had so good fuel economy). After that trip i will look to buy also a diesel car :) The owner of this car was so receptive when i had any questions and to be onest if i'll visit Tampa again i will definitely rent this car from this guy...
This car was amazing. John made the whole process super easy and super simple. So glad I found out about Turo and didn’t get a normal rental car. I’ll definitely be contacting John when we come back to Tampa.
Outstanding car; Outstanding host Ellis Was helpful, flexible, considerate, and professional in every way. The Q50 is in great shape, drives extremely well- a great blend of sport and luxury. I’d request this car again if available when in Tampa area.
James was the best, highly recommend using him while in Tampa, had an issue 3 days before our arrival but jumped on it and helped get us a car for our vacation!!! Thanks again was very pleased!
This was my first time using turo but I have to tell you Hunter made this feel like my 20th time. That's how easy and comfortable he made this for me I will never use anyone else to rent from if you are in the Tampa area definitely use his services he has a nice fleet of cars and most of all great customer service. Five star all the way
Great host, great guy, great car. Perfect three day rental. Thanks Todd. Will definitely rent again next time in Tampa.
The Nissan Versa was perfect for our trip. Willena gave great detailed instructions on how to drop off and pick up. She was very communicative and helpful. The car was clean and drove nicely. I would highly recommend this Nissan for your rental. Saved me a lot of money over a traditional rental car company and the process was much more enjoyable. Best part was the easy pick up and drop off right at the airport!
What a fun, smooth experience it was renting this amazing car. Dolmar was a true professional. If ever in Tampa again, we would likely seek out Dolmar and rent from him again. He made us feel very comfortable with the car and was available immediately if I had any questions during the trip. Thank you so much Dolmar!!! What a treat!
First time in Florida and Ellis couldn't have made it easier to rent a car ! Ride was amazing and very smooth. Will definitely be booking with him again when in Florida.
I rented from AZ Car Rental and they are amazing. Wonderful customer service and extremely prompt response time. I highly recommend renting from AZ Car Rental.
This was the best car rental experience I have ever had. So professional, so friendly, everything went to smooth! I will definitely be recommending.
Definitely recommend going through willena for a car rental. Very accommodating and helpful
It was very easy to work with Raymond. This was my first time using Turo — it was a great experience. The pickup and checkin/checkout was very easy. Shout out to Corey at the Auto Spa who works with Raymond. The car is in very good shape for a five year old car. The exterior has a couple minor door dings, but other that you will show up looking like you are in a $100k car. The interior still looks fresh. Raymond takes excellent car of his cars and it shows. Communication was excellent and immediate. If all owners on Turo are like Raymond, I may not return to traditional car rental. I will certainly work with him again next time I am in Tampa.
This was my first time utilizing Turo for car rental. I rented the Jaguar F-Type from Christian. From the start, the process was smooth and easy. Christian was very responsive to my needs and he helped the process along without any hassle. The rental was ready and waiting for me as soon as I landed. The Jaguar was in pristine condition. This car was a beauty. It drove beautifully. I love this car, the ease of use and the easy process in renting and returning the car. I enjoyed and and appreciated my entire interaction with Christian. I wish I can give this review more than 5 stars. Unfortunately it is the highest review there is. I can’t wait to visit Florida again, I will definitely rent this Jaguar again and again.
We needed a little car to get us from point A to point B, and this car did just that. James was responsive to messages. The service he provides for arranging the Uber/Lyft from the airport to the car and back again was quite smooth. We would rent a car from James again!
Would honestly give 6 stars if we could. Not only was Norsky incredibly knowledgeable and informative, he went to extra lengths to make sure that we got the best experience we could out of our rental. If you’re on the fence about the price, take our word for it - DO. IT. Not only will this car make you want to sell your vehicle and buy a Tesla immediately, but the experience itself makes it worth every single penny. That being said, don’t think, just book this car RIGHT NOW. You will 100% not regret it. And Norsky, THANK YOU! We will not longer be using rental cars when we’re in town unless it’s a Tesla from you! You’re an outstanding host!
I will never rent a car without using TURO again! Tatiane made it SO easy! She communicated with me before the trip to coordinate pick up and then again for drop off. It was so much less stressful than dealing with a rental company. Her car was pristine and so fun to cruise around in! Thank you so much!
James/Connor and 'Future Girl 3.0' were all equally amazing hosts during our 2021 Blizzard Getaway! This experience was truly the car rental off the future, and this father/son duo are surely setting the example of how this should be done. Thank you both so much! I will certainly be in touch again, next time I land in Tampa!
This is my first time renting through this Turo app! I have to say David made things so seamless from booking to rental to pick up to drop off! David stayed in constant communication with me if I had any issues! If your ever in the Tampa area make sure you use me David! If your also looking for luxury as well as a sport vehicle this is the one your looking for. I got so many compliments at the event I attended I almost wanted to buy me one like this LOL. All and all book with mr David you can’t go wrong
This car made out trip very fun! Jose is quite a gentleman and helped us through the rental, especially our 1st time. Will absolutely rent with Jose again!
Car was spotless and in great condition. Would recommend and next time in Tampa I will rent from Rusty again!
Brian was fantastic to work with, gave detailed instructions for picking up and returning the car! He even went out of his way to give us good recommendations for places to eat at! The car was super clean and fun to drive! Will be renting from Brian again when I’m the Tampa area!
6 out of 5 stars experience. the host went out of his way to make sure I had no issues. the car was delivered clean, worked perfectly, and was a very fun ride. super communicative and easy to reach, and checking out was a breeze. Will be renting from Dolmar every time i'm in tampa.
It was a great experience from beginning to end. Communication was great and any questions I had where answered. Made my trip to Tampa great. I will definitely rent Again next time I come back. Thank you again!
Bobby was very prompt with a response to every question I had prior, duringand after my trip! The car was washed and filled w gas upon arrival. Superb Rental and Host!
Elaine's Mustang was fabulous to cruise around in the Florida sunshine! Check in & check out was flawless, the car itself was in great condition & so very fun to drive. When returning to the Tampa area we would love to book with Elaine again; great communication & so friendly. Thank you again for making our weekend beach trip even more enjoyable!
Easiest and best rental experience EVER! Fantastic communication, nice car, super easy. Thanks again!
Robert was great from the start! This was our first time using Turo and he made it so smooth from pick up to drop off! No long rental car lines! Thanks so much Robert for making our trip so much easier! We will definitely be return customers!
This vehicle is definitely showing signs of its age, notably in the interior. However, Tesla is clearly the blame as they were still figuring out its design/materials (which just don’t hold up as compared to other luxury brands in these earlier mode years). Regardless, this vehicle was clean on the inside and everything worked as advertised. Where it shined was in its driving performance, which is common for most EV’s. I would have never known the age without some of the cosmetic clues. Gregory was a wonderful host, which is why this service shines over rental car companies. He was responsive to questions and very fair. I would definitely use one of his vehicles again when I visit the Tampa area.
Another great trip out with the Porsche! I highly recommend choosing one of Edward’s cars when using this app. He’s quick with response and very helpful! This all makes vacationing all the better!
Great communication before and during the rental. Car was immaculate and trip could not have gone better.
Great car and Chris had great communication through out. I will definitely rent again the next time I’m in Tampa!
Filip is a phenomenal host! He is willing to go above an beyond to make sure his renters have the experience they are looking for. I would HIGHLY recommend any of Filip’s rides to anyone considering visiting Tampa or the near cities. He provides excellent recommendations and is very accommodating. Car was exceptionally clean and his response time is impeccable. I will be calling him any time I am in town! 11/10.
This was a great experience. Forget the big over priced rental car companies. This is waay better. Nice clean cars that are good on gas. The hosts were the nicest people to meet. Next time i need I'll definitely will be coming to them.
PLEASE READ: Hopefully this is the last review you will need to read, then you can relax (well about the car part) knowing Mike will take care of you. Not only was he accommodating, with my last minute rental, he was kind, timely and fun to chat with. If you’re not sold yet, there’s the BMW 4 series convertible! Beautiful yet tough looking. Top down or up, just push a button. There’s honestly too much to list... but I’ll leave you with one of my favorite features- different sport modes or economy modes. Best of both worlds!
This Mercedes is mint condition car and driving like new one.!Great car,great host.If you are in Tampa Fl definitely consider one of Kevin’s cars. Simple 10/10 .THANKS
Great first time experience using Turo, the car was exceptional with the right amount of power you expect from a muscle car. Rick was great with communication, will definitely rent from again if I’m ever in Tampa!
We had a wonderful week with Paula’s car and will absolutely rent again when we come to Tampa!
Gregory was an EXCELLENT HOST HIS CAR WAS PERFECT!!! All eyes on me😀, he was very responsive and the car was very clean and drove well... I will definitely be renting from him again if I ever decide to visit Tampa in the future...
The car was great. What a fun way to get around the Tampa area. Kevin was great. The communication was fantastic. It was very easy to pick up and drop off. I would rent from Kevin any time we’re visiting the Tampa area.
Jame's car was clean and great on gas. Overall amazing with communication. Will definitely recommend and would love to rent again when visiting Tampa! Thank you !!
Effortless pickup & drop off. Beautiful brand new car, very clean, shiny, gassed up & ready to go. I would def recommend James & this Charger for anyone's trip to Tampa. James was very responsive & made an earlier than anticipated drop off able to happen. Would book again no doubt.
Keith is a fantastic host. The car was amazing and the communication was perfect! I highly recommend choosing Keith and TURO as your choice for car rental. We will be looking for Keith again when we’re on our next vacation. THANKS A BUNCH!!
Everything went very well with this car rental. No issues whatsoever. My easiest Turo rental so far. I highly recommend Michael! I will rent from him again!
This car made our weekend!!! Edward was so helpful and made everything so simple. Never had a car rental process be this smooth and enjoyable. 10/10 recommend!
Filip is amazing!! The car was ready and waiting for us as soon as we landed no waiting in-line at a rental car both. Drop off went so smooth also Filip was waiting for us close to our terminal for a quick return. This is the best way to rent a car!! Thank you Filip
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Kaitlyn was amazing! She gave clear directions on pick up and drop off and was available if I needed anything during the trip. Would highly recommend renting from her! Plus.. you’ll get to drive a super cute car. :)
Highly recommended ! Car was in execellent condition . Comunication is super ,Tony walks the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your rental. Will defenetly come back !
Everything about this rental experience was fantastic. Daniel was extremely professional, communication was great, and he was very accommodating when travel problems caused a change in our travel plans. Not to mention the car was clean, fun to drive, and super cool! Highly recommend!!!
Sweet car that we enjoyed driving! This was our first Turo experience so nothing to compare to except an overpriced boring airport rental and it was 1000% improvement. We had a little issue but Dylan responded super fast to handle it.
Adam was super easy to deal with, there were no hiccups and the car was in great shape! Pickup of the car and drop off went smoothly and Adam thought of a few different cost saving items to include that were very convenient. I would recommend dealing with Adam for sure.
Such a professional experience. Seamless from arriving at the Tampa airport to departure 4 days later Car was clean and detailed and performed great during our visit
Used for a week on my families first ever vacation and it took us everywhere we needed to go and was an awesome car in general. Would rent again.
So happy we chose one of Kaitlyn’s cars for our vacation. She gave us easy to follow, detailed instructions and our vehicle was exactly as described. We’ll definitely be recommending her to our friends who travel to the area.
Verlethia was VERY accommodating/understanding! The car experience was everything that a Tesla enthusiast wanted. I will absolutely be using this Model S/Renter on my return trips!
John’s A6 was a pleasure to drive during our vacation. His vehicle is in great condition and has all the conveniences we needed. John was also a great communicator and made our Turo experience very easy. We will definitely rent from him for future trips to the area.
Clear and easy to follow instructions. Awesome car that was a ton of fun to drive - would highly recommend using if in the immediate Tampa area and looking to drive a great car.
This was my first time renting with Turo and first time in a Tesla. We had a few bobbles because the last renter returned the car 2 hours late with almost no charge but it was super easy to find a super charger station. We loved not worrying about gas! The owner was great about helping us understand the car and get the most out of our trip.
Dolmar is a fantastic host who is responsive near immediately, has perfectly clean and elite cars as well as personable service. I would highly recommend renting any of his cars and will definitely repeat on my own. If you want to KNOW that you will get a great car at a fair price and a 100% reliable host, Dolmar is your guy.
This was my 1st time using Turo or any service like this. I am eating the trip a 5 only because my host Baljit was GREAT! The vehicle was great and he was absolutely AMAZING! Very hospitable and accommodating! I would definitely rent from him again. My main issue with this service is that it allow you to see the address where you are picking up and dropping off until you book the trip. So I ended up spending an additional 80.00 to pick up the car in Uber fees. I really needed the vehicle otherwise I would have not taken the trip. You should be able to make sure you are getting a vehicle close to you especially if you put your location in.
Greg was great! This is our second time renting from him and we will for sure be renting with him again! Only way to go if you are in the Tampa Area.
Selena’s car “Lexy” was great! Honestly one of the best cars I’ve driven. Well maintained, comfortable ride, and easy to drive. Selena was great to communicate with as well. Easy pick up and drop off. Highly recommended.
This local bridge is the most beautiful way to get from Tampa to Clearwater for the beach. Cruise over Tampa Bay with beautiful ocean views — and sparkling city views at night.
Your chances of catching a glimpse of wildlife on this drive are very high. Wind your Tampa car rental alternative along the Crystal River Wildlife Refuge, and enjoy the twists and turns out toward the water.
Take this 50-mile loop in your Tampa car rental alternative along State Route 776 through beautiful beaches, classic Old Florida backcountry, and the Tippecanoe Environmental Park for marshland views.