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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in St. 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 St. Petersburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in St. Petersburg are around 37% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in St. Petersburg

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in St. 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 St. 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.

  • Where are the best places to park in St. 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.

  • How much is gas price in St. Petersburg?

    The average gas price in St. Petersburg is ₪13.88 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪166 and ₪222, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in St. Petersburg?

    Standard (Mazda Mazda6 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in St. Petersburg.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in St. Petersburg?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in St. Petersburg?

    A Standard car rental in St. Petersburg costs ₪181 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in St. Petersburg?

    A Compact car rental in St. Petersburg costs ₪133 per day, on average.

St. Petersburg car rental reviews and directory

Dollar

7.3

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in St. Petersburg

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Locations in St. Petersburg

3535 Ulmerton Rd

+1 727 573 1507

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

6190 34th Street North

+1 727 528 0557

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car rental was not at airport, was offsite at an old hotel which was very strange. Shuttle was broken down upon arrival and not running for our departure. We had to take an Uber to the airport which was very inconvenient because we were traveling with a car seat and a small child. This location should not be included as an airport location.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was seamless and price was lowest anywhere .

Cons:

I can’t say anything that could have gone better .

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean and comfortable

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

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.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2018

KAYAK

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.

5.6 Fair

Jul 2017

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 1

Budget

6.8

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.9

One location in St. Petersburg

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Locations in St. 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 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Vehicle was dirty inside and out. Check-out took longer than normal.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Excellent customer service. The woman at the front desk was the best. If there was anything wrong she would turn any bad experience into a positive. Smiles, jokes. She’s someone you always want to meet when you first come into the store.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

We Ubered there to pick up the car and there was no one there. We wasted time and money.

4.0 Mediocre

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Your internet rental service is bad. You go in the price is high. You do it on line you get charged if you return early you get charged. So you are not sure how long you need it and you find out you don’t. You don’t care you don’t refund the difference . So you get the car back and then you rent in out the same day or next day. I call that double dipping and I thought that was illegal. You don’t think that

2.0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
I was not given the car that I reserved. Instead the attendant switched me to a car that he told me was just dropped off from the East coast of FL where there was an apparent gas shortage. He told me that there was a quarter tank left and that I could return it with the same amount of gas. I got in the car and there was less than 30 miles to empty. The mileage and gas on the paperwork was incorrect, and they were too lazy to go get gas in the car, so they pawned it off on me instead of giving me the rental I reserved. I also wasn't told that the business closes early on Saturday. We told them that we planned to return it by 4pm. They put 2pm on our paperwork and they were already closed by the time we got there. There was no drop box for the keys. We ended up being charged until 9am the next morning instead of giving us the option of getting the car back to them in time on Saturday. I will not be using this company again. The entire process was poorly handled.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Even though I called to confirm reservation before getting dropped off at the location, there was no vehicle available for me

1 out of 3

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.7

One location in St. Petersburg

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Locations in St. Petersburg

4037 66th St 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 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was a beautiful brand new 2020 model. The interior was sparkling clean and the exterior only had a few chipped paint spots. The car drove smoothly and fit my wife and I’s need.

Cons:

The staff at the pickup location was rude. Was not friendly and could’ve made the process of checking in for the car for enjoyable and less stressful.

8.8 Very good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was abrupt, but during the pandemic that was appreciated.

Cons:

Not sure how well the car's interior was sanitized .

2.8 Poor

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Bad staff, bad cleaning, bad charge

Cons:

Attention!! The priced supposed to be one but the final charge was 4x more

2.0 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

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.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2023

KAYAK
The car was given to me dirty, with only 3/4 gas in the tank and as soon as I started driving it, the change engine oil soon indicator came on. I also didn't sign anything and wasn't asked if wanted sunpass or any additional insurances.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Difficult to get through to local place by phone. Damian is great!

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.1

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

5.8

4 locations in St. Petersburg

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Locations in St. Petersburg

313 18th Ave S

+1 727 803 0066

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday09:00 - 15:00
Thursday09:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3400 5th Ave S

+1 727 323 2144

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3445 34th St N

+1 727 202 3833

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4700 34th St N.

+1 727 528 9291

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
They called hours before pick up and said they didnt have the car size I rented.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

It would have helped to know that the Enterprise agency where we had rented from on-line was closed at noon on Saturday, especially as we didn't arrive until 1:00 p.m.. We were never able to pick up our rental car.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Prices and online selection were great...

Cons:

Actually having a car for me to drive anywhere in 75 miles would have been better

4.4 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly but unhelpful when I needed to return the rental after an hour when we realized the mattress we were trying to donate would not fit safely into the truck bed. They would not refund the purchase although fuel unchanged and plenty of inventory on lot indicating we were not tying up any vehicles. Very disappointing.

Cons:

Staff was friendly but unhelpful when I needed to return the rental after an hour when we realized the mattress we were trying to donate would not fit safely into the truck bed. They would not refund the purchase although fuel unchanged and plenty of inventory on lot indicating we were not tying up any vehicles. Very disappointing

8.8 Very good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly!

Cons:

Vehicle was not ready upon arrival

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, process was quick.

1 out of 3

Hertz

5.0

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

5.5

3 locations in St. Petersburg

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14700 Terminal Blvd

+1 727 532 4801

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

2525 34th Street North

+1 727 327 1748

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00

6190 34th Street North

+1 727 528 0557

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Canceled the reservation the same day I made it because the date was wrong and almost a month later and still no refund when I spoke with the woman on the phone she told me it was canceled and I'd see my refund in 5-7 days and nothing

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We cancelled this vehicle via phone call and on line. We are still being charged for the car.

Cons:

Accept a cancellation by phone and via online and refund charged fees to the customer in a timely fashion.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup experience was a nightmare and I was placed into a dirty car.

Cons:

Speed at checkout. They should have cleaned the car... esp during Covid. They should have placed me into a different car if they didn’t have time to clean the car they put me into. I also could not get ahold of customer service for the life of me. Awful experience.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off at SFB was easy. We had to change our drop-off location mid-trip and this was easy to do over the phone using the “rental extension” phone number on our initial receipt.

Cons:

Was traveling with an IL driver’s license that had its expiration date extended 6 months by the state of IL due to Covid-19. No issues with TSA in 3 different airports. No issues anywhere except Hertz in St. Petersburg where the store manager would not allow me to pick up the car. In the state of FL, Hertz does not have good options for dealing with toll roads. You can either pay an exorbitant amount of money up-front (for our rental period something like $70, way more than the amount we would pay in tolls), or you can get charged afterwards for the tolls you use + a $10 administrative fee for each. There are several toll roads where you can only “pay by plate” or transponder and there is no option for paying with cash, so if you don’t know the area and your navigation takes you on one of these roads, Hertz has you over a barrel.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Agent called an hour before pickup saying no vehicle was available. No alternative given. No help offered. I would never trust hertz again.

Cons:

Providing the service promised.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Made appointment online for same day rental and went to pick up and there's none available. I live in area and saw vans/cars there never move. Also never received a call when one came available.

1 out of 5

Thrifty

6.6

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.5

One location in St. Petersburg

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Locations in St. Petersburg

3535 Ulmerton Road

+1 727 573 1507

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

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5.2 Fair

Feb 2017

KAYAK

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

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and fast. Great value.

8.8 Very good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, accommodating, and good value. Our keep compass was clean and comfortable.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

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

1 out of 0

Exotic Luxury Rental

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One location in St. Petersburg

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Locations in St. Petersburg

200 2nd Ave So

+1 813 444 8188

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Sunnycars

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One location in St. Petersburg

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14700 Terminal Blvd

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64 travelers who rented a car in St. Petersburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

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