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Sarasota Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$3.82
Average price per day$52
Cheapest price per day$27

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Sarasota?

January

$50

February

$70

March

$78

April

$75

May

$61

June

$62

July

$67

August

$54

September

$54

October

$67

November

$60

December

$65

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Sarasota is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Sarasota

There are, in total, 21 car rental locations in Sarasota that are operated by 11 companies. In the past week, Small is the cheapest car type users can rent (cheapest price last found: $30/day). Explore 7 car types currently offered from Sarasota rental providers:

Compare available car types for rental in Sarasota

Small Cars

$42 - $73

All Car Types

$60 - $93

To rent a Small car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $58/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Sarasota, the United States (~$42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$73/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a Small car saves you 25% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sarasota Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $61/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Sarasota, the United States (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$72/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a Medium car saves you 20% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sarasota Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $71/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Sarasota, the United States (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$83/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a Large car saves you 7% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sarasota Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $69/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Sarasota, the United States (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$90/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a SUV car saves you 11% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sarasota SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $105/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Sarasota, the United States (~$75/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$153/day). In fact, January is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a Van car is 27% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sarasota Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $83/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Sarasota, the United States (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$126/day). In fact, September is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a Luxury car is 8% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Sarasota Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Sarasota, the United States, you would pay an average price of $95/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Sarasota, the United States (~$76/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~$126/day). In fact, August is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Sarasota. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Sarasota, renting a Convertible car is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Kia Soul$31/day
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Nissan Sentra$36/day
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Top rental agencies in Sarasota

All major car rental suppliers in Sarasota

Budget

7.3
Good
135 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.2

Thrifty

7.8
Good
41 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

8.0

Enterprise

7.5
Good
45 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.4

Hertz

7.4
Good
84 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.3

Dollar

7.2
Good
67 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.0

Payless

6.9
Okay
42 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

7.3

Avis

6.4
Okay
43 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.3

Alamo

31 reviews1 location

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Sarasota?

When taking out rental cars in Sarasota, residents of the US will need to provide a valid US driver's license. If you're a foreign citizen, you must submit your passport and driver's license from your country of origin, while Canadians require a Canadian enhanced license. You must be 21 years and above to take out car rentals in Sarasota. However, anyone between 21 and 24 years may have to pay a daily underage surcharge for Sarasota car rentals.

What are the rules for driving in Sarasota?

As you drive around in your economy car rental or luxury car rental in Sarasota, always remember that traffic flows on the right side of the road. All persons in Sarasota car rentals have to wear a seat belt while the car is moving, while children under three years should be safely secured in a child car seat in the back seat. It's illegal to drink and drive in Sarasota, with the BAC limit being 0.08%. It would be a wise step to check with the Sarasota department of motor vehicles on any changes regarding the driving laws if you're considering rental cars in Sarasota.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Sarasota?

You'll mainly find highways in Sarasota, with the city space having large streets. That allows you to choose large SUV car rentals in Sarasota, such as the SsangYong Korando or the Hyundai ix25. You could also go with more luxurious and comfortable cars such as the Mitsubishi Lancer, BMW X1, or the Buick LaCrosse. Another great option is to go with a compact or cheap car rental in Sarasota, like the Suzuki Swift, Hyundai i10, or the Hyundai Atos. If your friends or family are coming along, you can opt for a more spacious passenger van rental such as the Mitsubishi L300/Delica.

What are the best places to park in Sarasota?

There are multiple and adequate parking spaces for car rentals in Sarasota. There are over 3,000 public parking spaces spread all over downtown, including metered parking spaces, curbside parking, parking garages, and parking lots. Street parking is free, while garages and lots charge about $3 for 2-3 hours and $1 after every 3 hours. It will generally cost you approximately $23 for a whole day's parking. Some common garage parking spaces in Sarasota include the Palms Avenue Parking garage, the State Street parking garage, and the Sarasota county parking garage, ideal for parking your cheap car rental in Sarasota.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Sarasota?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $52/day when booking a rental car in Sarasota. The best deal a user found was for $27/day from Ace, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Sarasota?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Sarasota from the following companies over the past two weeks: Enterprise ($42/day), Avis ($42/day), and Budget ($45/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Sarasota?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Thrifty (7.9 rating), Enterprise (7.5 rating) and Hertz (7.4 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Sarasota.

What are gas prices like in Sarasota?

The average gas price in Sarasota is $3.82/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $66 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Sarasota for a week from Budget?

Budget is one of the top picks in Sarasota. They can have you in a rental car for about $402 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Sarasota for the best price?

Booking your car rental early can save you up to 19% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 13 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Sarasota.

Can I rent a car for a month in Sarasota?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Sarasota for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Sarasota for a month?

We’ve recently found that Ace offers you prices that are 65% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Sarasota for a month is $1,724. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

How much is a car rental in Sarasota for a weekend?

Car rental prices in Sarasota are typically $78 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car rental deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider renting a Compact to save money on your trip to $78. Our users have found prices for Compact car rentals in March to be on average $63 per day.

What car do most people rent in Sarasota?

Infiniti G Convertible, which is a Luxury vehicle, is the most popular to rent at Sarasota according to Cheapflights users.

Luxury Car Rentals in Sarasota

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Van Rentals in Sarasota

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for Sarasota van rentals.

Car type options available for Sarasota

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