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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:49 PM
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Default Cab to Rental Car vs. Rent at Airport Tampa

Maybe some of you will know the answer and what direction to proceed

I have been looking at car rental prices to get ready for the cruise on 8/1. We want to rent a car for the one day pre cruise that we will be there. So here is what I am wondering. I can rent a car thru Payless for total around 38. Enterprise on airport is 60.00 but IF i rent off airport it is 45.00. Hertz ends up being 103.00.

Which is the best to do on renting a car and then getting to the port the next afternoon.

What is an appx cost of a cab ride from the airport to the port?

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First off, I checked into this for someone else, and there is no rental car drop off at the port. I was told that MAYBE,,,,Enterprise, or Hertz had an agency on Kennedy Blvd, in Tampa, that is close enough to the port that they MIGHT drop you off at the port if you returned the auto at that location. Having said all that, the Tampa Airport is only about 5 miles or so from the Port of Tampa. I've been told that cab fare is less than $25. Let us know what you find, and what you decide to do. Folks are always interested in these options.....

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Sky - it was me who posed a similar question but I wanted initally to know what everyone else does.

Here is what I have researched. WHICH I think this seems to be the best arrangement.

I called and spoke to Danielle at Enterprise on 1001 W Kennedy Blvd. I initally was going to take a cab to their office when we land at 6 pm but they are only open til 6pm. So we are renting from the airport location. The rate she ended up giving us was $44.00 for the intermediate class. With a total of $54.57. We are returning the car the the Kennedy Blvd office which is open til noon.

I must add Danielle was exceptional to talk to as she went ahead and booked the reservation for us for the airport pick up and quoted us a rate cheaper than the economy rate for an Intermediate car. I'm satisfied as I stuck with my 50.00 budget.

The cab base rate from the airport IS $25.00 as verified thru Danielle at Enterprise.
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For airport to cruise, you might want to google shuttles. We have used Super Shuttle often.
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I know this will sound crazy but we love to rent a car that way we can venture off and go run around if we want.

We sometimes do so many spur of the moment things. (Wanted seafood and was missing the beach so a couple months ago we drove to the beach after work on a friday and then drove home on a sunday - 8 hour drive each way)
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