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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bradenton

  • Bradenton is conveniently located around one hour’s drive, or less, from a handful of other popular cities along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, which makes it a great launching point for day trips. Visitors to the area will benefit from securing a car rental in Bradenton, which affords access to cities like Tampa, Sarasota, and Lakeland. More than just facilitating day trips outside Bradenton city limits, car rentals give visitors the autonomy to explore the many parks and attractions without the need to wait on taxis or rideshares, and without having to waste valuable vacation time on public transportation, which often doubles commute time for tourists visiting these locations.
  • Travelers flying into the area will land at the Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport, where they can find desks for several car rental companies, such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National, and Thrifty, among others. Counters for these companies can easily be located in the baggage claim area. From there, Bradenton car rentals can be picked up in the parking lot directly across the street from the airport exit in the baggage claim area. This is also where they can be dropped off.
  • With its agreeable weather year-round, Florida is an attractive location for motorcyclists. There are many in the area so, for visitors who are renting vehicles and are driving a car they are less familiar with, it’s recommended that you pay close attention to the roadway and that you are cognizant of your rental vehicle’s blind spots. Motorcycle accidents tend to occur frequently around the Manatee County roads, so drivers should keep an eye out for their fellow motorists there.
  • When the late autumn and winter months usher in colder weather, especially between October and April, people from northern climates tend to flock to Florida—and this includes Bradenton. Roadways will become more congested during these months, so, if feasible, rental car drivers will want to plan their days to avoid rush hour periods. In Bradenton, visitors can expect weekday rush hours roughly between 6am and 8am and again in the late afternoon to early evening between about 4pm and 6pm.
  • Book your car hire in Bradenton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size hire cars in Bradenton are around 75% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bradenton

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Bradenton?

    City streets, highways, and warm weather make economy vehicles and sedans suitable options for car rentals in Bradenton. The agility of a smaller automotive makes navigating busy roads a bit more seamless, and the closed interior allows you to crank up the air conditioning when the temperatures spike.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bradenton?

    Speed limits in and around Bradenton are similar to those posted in other large cities in the United States. On the major highways, drivers will see speed limits roughly around 65mph. Urban areas will typically post speed limits between 35mph and 45mph. Speeds are lower in residential areas, where posted limits are around 30mph, while near hospitals and schools, they’re reduced to around 15mph to 25mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bradenton?

    There are a few public parking options in the center of the city of Bradenton, including Manatee County Public Parking Garage, which is on 10th Street West between 4th Ave West and Manatee Ave West. On the other side of the major road, 9th Street West, there is also the Manatee Performing Arts Center Parking Lot, which is on 7th Street West between 3rd Ave West and Manatee Ave West. Parking prices cost roughly $1 for 2h, and up to about $4 for a full day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bradenton?

    The average price of fuel in Bradenton is R70,76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R849 and R1 132, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bradenton?

    Full-size (Toyota Camry or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bradenton.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Bradenton?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Bradenton?

    A Full Size car hire in Bradenton costs R308 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Bradenton?

    A Special car hire in Bradenton costs R476 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Bradenton?

    An Intermediate car hire in Bradenton costs R477 per day, on average.

Bradenton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,5

Very Good

34 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.1

4 locations in Bradenton

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Locations in Bradenton

4903 14th St W

+1 941 751 2500

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5227 71st St E

+1 941 201 3184

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5726 Cortez Rd W

+1 941 201 3183

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

817 1st Street East

+1 941 746 4311

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Close and convenient

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Ease of rental, great car, good service

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Easy and pleasant! One drawback: Did not realize my car didn’t have Apple car play until I’d left already. All cars should have it standard!

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
It was good. People were very nice. Surprised how you have to wait for cars. Overall good experience.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was good at pickup

Cons:

The car stunk from cigarette smoke. I tried to get the smell out of the car but it never got better. This location only has a limited number of cars for rent.

7,6 Good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Rachel was very good at the drop off since unfortunately I had some damage to my vehicle.

1 out of 9

Payless

8,4

Very Good

20 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.8

One location in Bradenton

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2700 1st Street

+1 941 741 4900

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice new car- Excellent value- Courteous staff-

Cons:

I cannot think of any complaints

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was super!

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful with quick, efficient pick up and drop off.

Cons:

This rental was for a body shop repair on our regular car. The shop estimated two weeks for the repair with the rental running from Tuesday 10AM. The shop owner did us a favor and worked the weekend to get our car done in 10 days, so we returned the rental car 4 DAYS EARLY. Agent said no problem, he'll adjust it then handed us the bill. The first week cost $38.50/day at the weekly rate. For the "extra" days they increased the price to $67.25/day. In other words, they charged us the same rate as the original two week rental. So don't ever expect a credit on an early return. Keep the car.

6,0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great gas mileage

Cons:

Kayak said “unlimited mileage” Payless said 2500. I had to make a big round trip in the car and Payless called me the next day and said daily is 200 miles. No continuity between the two companies or even internal to Payless. I rented because my car would not make this round trip....seems pointless if I’m getting restrictions.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

very satisfied with everbody and the car

Cons:

maybe an extra day as a bonus for 3-4 days rental

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was friendly

Cons:

you could've sent me to a place that has unlimited travel not just in Florida was traveling to Iowa so had to change plans at the last minute very stressful

1 out of 6

Thrifty

8,0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Bradenton

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5019 14th Street West

+1 941 755 2837

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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8,0 Very Good

Apr 2023

KAYAK
very easy experiance

1 out of 1

Hertz

7,4

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.6

3 locations in Bradenton

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5019 14 St West

+1 941 755 2837

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

5019 14 Street West

+1 941 755 2837

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00

5959 E State Road 64

+1 941 755 2837

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
confusion/ lack of transparency regarding extra fees

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

THERE WAS NO CAR !!!!!

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I was refused service after arriving their from across the country due to them not accepting my credit card (MasterCard through apple) despite paying for the reservation with the card ahead of time

Cons:

Being given service and not left stranded by rude staff that were unhelpful and unsympathetic

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very efficient and friendly!

Cons:

Only one car that met my criteria on the lot! Wish there had been an option on vehicles...but, the car got the job done for me!

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

very easy, friendly people

1 out of 6

Budget

5,8

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

6.0

One location in Bradenton

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Locations in Bradenton

4715 14th Street West

+1 941 746 2130

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Wait time to pick up car. Took almost an hour.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

THIS LOCATION IS CLOSED. IT HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR YEARS APPARENTLY!!!!

Cons:

Kayak provide a location that is actually in operation.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I was able to cancel the reservation I did not use the car.

Cons:

It went fine, had to cancel my trip.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful

Cons:

I do not have a credit card and I'd weren't for my mom being with me I would have been stuck without being able to rent.

3,6 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Agent at pick-up site not pleasant, and not at all helpful. He barely greeted me, and did not explain anything about gas at return, just handed me the keys, did not show me anything about the vehicle, (I was the only customer.) Vehicle also had an unpleasant odor.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The convenience of being able to pick up in TAMPA AND DROP OFF IN BRADENTON and vice versa. Location is close to highway and easy to get to. Office is inside Sears so there is a place to turn in the key if you drop off after hours even though technically there is no after hours drop off accepted. The car I picked up on the way back was clean.

Cons:

The office is only open till 1 on weekends and no after hours drop off. I turned in the car the key and the contract at 1:05 anyway even though the office was closed. Next Monday tried to call-- impossible to reach by phone-no one ever answers--had to drive back to find a clerk who is completely incompetent. he charged me a $14 fee for "driving less than 75 miles" when actually the charge was for not filling tank even though I put in more gas than I used and turned in a receipt to prove it at drop off. When I picked up a car a week later to return to Tampa the same guy Joe recorded the wrong starting milage so it looked like I drove over 2000 miles. Just appalling and inexcusable service.

1 out of 4

Avis

5,3

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.3

One location in Bradenton

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4715 14th Street West

+1 941 744 2492

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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6,0 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at pickup was wonderful as was staff at drop off. We received a free upgrade, due to lack of availability of smaller cars. This was appreciated.

Cons:

The pickup location was in an almost abandoned mall in Bradenton. It appeared to me that the rental was not well cleaned or properly disinfected. There was some junk left in the trunk from a previous customer. The low tire pressure light was lit up. I just had the feeling that the car was not properly inspected or cleaned before it was re-rented.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff lady, Hendra, at picking up was very courteous and helpful. That is the only part of the experience that was good. The rest was a mess. The car had an "emergency" light showing some sort of issue all the way making me feel unsecure. It went on at the pick up location and all suddenly shut off two hours later. The car was filthy and with strong offensive smell. I had to place three towels on the seats saved I could place my hand bag and sit on the driver seat. The stearing wheel was disgusting as well. The air conditioning would work on and off. And to close, the drop off was a nightmare. There were basically NO clear signs at the drop off location to advise where was the entrance to the Avis drop off parking. Other car rental companies clerk's said this was a regular problem and that they had Avis customers coming to them for instructions on where to go and the Avis vehicle drop off. The other companies clerk's mentioned that confused (Avis) customers had drop off their Avis rental at the other companies lots and those customers were being charged for not having dropped off the vehicle (when indeed they had, just that they did following the poor signaling by Avis.

Cons:

It would have been better to not have the experience explained in the previous question. This makes me reconsider renting from Avis in the future. I am a lawyer who travels a lot for business. I cannot risk my business for this type of mess.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything. Rented from enterprise instead.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Joe Ulisano, Avis agency operator was great to deal with. Avis had a location in the above airport. Rates were in $700+ range for a week. I went on Kayak & this location and $227 rate popped up. This is a $20 taxi ride takes 15 minutes to get to. it is a true hidden gem and a no brainier $$ wise. We had s new Chevrolet Equinox. We will always use Kayak and seek out Joe later this winter when we return to the area.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2022

KAYAK
I reserved a van and received a call the day before pickup that one was not available . An alternative vehicle an SUV was offered. Unfortunately that’s the best they could do. The SUV was clean and well equipped .

1 out of 2

105 travellers who hired a car in Bradenton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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