Tampa Intl (TPA) Guide - Tampa Flights

General Information

TPA

KTPA

-82.53500000

27.97722222

Eastern Standard ...
(GMT -4 hrs)

813 870 8700

813 875 6670

hcaa1@tampaairpor...

Open Website

        

Tampa - Driving Directions

From St. Petersburg and the West

Take Interstate 275 North to exit 39B and follow the signs to the airport entrance.

From the North

Take Interstate 75 South to Interstate 275 South to exit 39 and follow the signs to the airport entrance.

From the South

Take Interstate 75 North to Interstate 4 West to Interstate 275 South to exit 39 and follow the signs.

From the East

Take Interstate 4 West to Interstate 275 South to exit 39.

From Spruce Street

Take any local road to Columbus Drive or Spruce Street and go westbound. The airport entrance is west of Westshore Boulevard.

From Highway 60

Highway 60 passes the airport entrance just east of the start of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The airport entrance is well signed.

From the Veterans Expressway

The airport entrance is just south of the termination of the Veterans Expressway as you join Highway 60 eastbound.

Next: Tampa Public Transport »

Tampa - Public Transport

There are variety of ground transportation options between Tampa International Airport and surrounding destinations.

Choose from various companies under public transportation, bus service, rental cars, shared ride and taxis.

Bus Service/Public Transportation

BUS, SCHEDULED

Greyhound

(800) 231-2222

The Greyhound bus terminal is located in Downtown Tampa on 610 Polk Street near the corner of Pierce Street. Take a taxi or limo to the station. Please contact Greyhound for schedules and destinations.

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART)

(813) 254-4278

HARTline Rapid Transit is located at the East end of the Red Baggage Claim Curbside by Belt #20. The route map and schedule is located at the bus stop.

Sarasota Sightseeing / Sarasota Tampa Express

(800) 326-2800 or (941) 355-8400

Sarasota Sightseeing provides non-stop bus service from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to its facility Sarasota located at 6227 N. Washington Boulevard in Sarasota. Operates out of Blue Quadrant 1 and Red Quadrant 2.

BUS, CHARTER

Passenger pickups are located in the bus spaces in the Ground Transportation Quadrants. Drop offs are made at the Departure Level curbsides

Taxicabs

Service is provided from the curbside of the Red and Blue Baggage Claim. See the taxi starter or use the taxi call button the the column.

The airport is served by Yellow Cab and United Cab. Both companies charge the same fares: $2 plus $2 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $10. Once the meter exceeds the $10.00, the minimum no longer applies.

There is a maximum flat rate fee of $22 to Downtown Tampa and the cruise port.

Taxi Companies

Yellow (813) 253-0121

United Cab (813) 253-2424

Airport Limos (Shared Passenger Van Service)

Bay Shuttle - Serving Hillsborough County - (866) 259-9929 or (813) 259-9998

Service is provided from the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants located at all four corners of the Baggage Claim Level. Discounts for additional members of a group going to the same address and children. Rates include up to 3 pieces of luggage.

SuperShuttle - Serving Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties - (800) 282-6817 or (727) 572-1111

Service is provided from the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants located at all four corners of the Baggage Claim Level.

Next: Tampa Car Parking »

Tampa - Car Parking

For all parking options, please take a ticket as you enter the garage or lot.

Parking Facility Detail Daily Max. 1 Hour Rate

Valet Parking * Vehicle clearance: 6 feet, 8 inches $24.00 1 - $2.00

BLUE departure curbside drop off: $5.00 min.

- 5:30am - 5:30pm

24-hour drop off and pickup on Level 5

of Short Term Garage

Short Term Garage

(four hours or less) * Vehicle clearance: 6 feet, 8 inches $18.00 $1.25

Terminal Access: RED or BLUE elevators 24-hour operation FIRST HOUR FREE

Long Term Garage

(overnight parking) * Vehicle clearance: 7 feet, 10 inches $14.00 $1.25

High Vehicle Level Clearance: 10 feet Monorail to Terminal is located on Level 5 Pedestrian Bridges to Terminal are locatedon Level 2 24-hour operation FIRST HOUR FREE

Economy Parking * Shuttles run 24-hours a day, typically every 3 $7.00 N/A

Garage and Lot to 7 minutes

Garage clearance 8 feet, Lot clearance 13 feet

Cell Phone Lot * Vehicle clearance: No Limit FREE N/A

Park & wait until your party has arrived & claimed

their luggage, then proceed to the Terminal

All lots are staffed and open 24 hours a day, but space availability varies. Reservations for parking are not necessary or available.

Up-to-date parking information is broadcast on 1610AM on a continuous basis and can be heard on most car radios within three miles of the Airport.

Parking location reminder cards are available at every elevator in the garages or from the shuttle driver for Surface Parking If you cannot find your car when you return, use the Assistance phones near the elevators or in the bus shelters for location help.

The maximum length of parking for on-Airport facilities is 45 days

If you have any questions or need additional information, call (813) 870-8790.

Disabled Parking is provided on all levels of all parking garages and adjacent to the bus stops in the Economy Lot.

Smarte Carte service is available in the terminal parking garages and Terminal Building. Fees are $3.00 with a 25c return refund.

Valet Parking: Drop off your vehicle on the BLUE Departure Drive or proceed directly to Level 5 of the Short Term Garage, and drop off your vehicle near the Yeager Elevators. Curbside drop off is only available between 5:30 am - 5:30 pm, 7 days/week. (You must pick up your vehicle on Level 5 of the Short Term Garage). Drop off and pick up is available 24 hours, 7 days/week on Level 5 of the Short Term Garage. A convenient and time-efficient way to park.

Next: Tampa Intra Terminal Transfer »

Tampa - Intra Terminal Transfer

Airport Limos (Shared Passenger Van Service)

Bay Shuttle - Serving Hillsborough County - (866) 259-9929 or (813) 259-9998

Service is provided from the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants located at all four corners of the Baggage Claim Level. Discounts for additional members of a group going to the same address and children. Rates include up to 3 pieces of luggage.

SuperShuttle - Serving Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties - (800) 282-6817 or (727) 572-1111

Service is provided from the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants located at all four corners of the Baggage Claim Level.

Next: Tampa Car Hire »

Tampa - Car Hire

Rental Car Companies (Located at Airport)

Rental Counters are located in the Red Baggage Claim Area and across the walkway in the Blue Baggage Claim Area.

Avis (800) 831-2847 / (813) 396-3500

Budget (800) 527-0700 / (813) 877-6051

Dollar (800) 800-4000 / (813) 396-3640

Hertz (800) 654-3131 / (813) 874-3232

Enterprise (800) 736-8222 / (813) 396-4000

Thrifty (800) 847-4389 / (813) 348-060

Rental Car Companies (Located Off Airport)

Courtesy vehicle service is provided from the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants located in all four corners of the Baggage Claim Level.

Alamo (813) 396-4140

E-Z Rent A Car (800) 277-5171 / (813) 287-9787

National (813) 396-4140

Payless (813) 289-6554

Specialty Auto Rentals (813) 639-9611

U Save Auto Rental of Florida (813) 287-1872

Next: Tampa Info And Helpdesks »

Tampa - Info And Helpdesks

Information kiosks are to be found on level 3. Information is also available from Travellers Aid - 813 870 8797, on the same level.

Next: Tampa Airport Facilities »

Tampa - Airport Facilities

Tampa International Airport offers fabulous shopping and gourmet food experiences. When you want a relaxing diversion, the Galleria is the place to visit...whether for a good read, fabulous Florida foods, or fine gifts and apparel.

LANDSIDE BUILDING

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Burger King/Taco Bell Express - 24 hours a day

Edy's Ice Cream/Pizza Hut/Wall Street Deli - 7:00am - 9:00pm Daily

TGI Friday's - 6:00am - 12:00 midnight

Starbucks - 4:00am - 11:00pm Daily

Wharf Grill & Brewhouse - 7:30am - 9:00pm Monday - Sunday/7:30am - 7:00pm Saturday

TAMPA BAY GALLERIA

Author's Bookstore - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Bijoux Terner - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Cole's Hair Cuts - 7:00am - 7:00pm Monday -Friday / 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Florida Attractions - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Florida Market/ Florida Shop - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

InMotion Entertainment DVD & DVD Player Rentals - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Mindworks - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Ron Jon Surf Shop - 8:00am - 9:00pm Daily

News Central - 24 hours a day

Sports Scene - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Sunglass International - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Tie Rack - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Tranquility Bath & Body Boutique - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Wilson's The Leather Expert - 8:00am - 8:00pm Daily

MARRIOTT HOTEL FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Cafe Elise - 6:00am - 2:00pm Daily

CK's Revolving Rooftop Restaurant - 5:00pm - 9:00pm Sun - Thur / 5:00pm - 10:00pm Fri & Sat

Flight Room Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant - 11:00am - 12:00am Mon - Sat / 1:00pm - 12:00am Sunday

Starbucks Coffee - 5:00am - 12:00pm Mon - Fri

MARRIOTT SHOPPING ARCADE

Monocle Bookstore - 8:00am - 9:00pm Daily

Clothing & Accessories - 8:00am - 8:00pm Mon - Fri / 9:00am - 8:00pm Sat - Sun

Travel Accessories, Toys & Games, Cosmetics - 10:00am - 7:00pm Mon - Sat / 10:30am - 5:00pm Sun

Shalimar's Jewelry-Watches and Collectibles - 9:00am - 7:00pm Mon -Sat / 9:30am - 5:00pm Sunday

Childrens Clothing & Toys, Airport Florist - 8:00am - 8:00pm Mon - Fri / 9:00am - 8:00pm Sat - Sun

Tampa Gifts & News

TICKETING LEVEL

This level is divided into RED on the North side, BLUE on the South side. For information on which side your airline is located, please refer to signage displayed over the escalators or elevators.

To locate the correct terminal for a departing flight, please refer to Flight Information signs located near each elevator.

- All airline ticket counters

- Restrooms

- Public telephones

- Courtesy phones for passenger paging

- Smartecartes

- Skycap service

TRANSFER LEVEL

This level is divided into RED on the North side, BLUE on the South side. To locate the correct terminal for a departing flight, please refer to Flight Information signs located near each elevator.

All arriving and departing passengers will pass through the Transfer Level (Level 3) of the Landside Terminal Building.

Departing Passengers take elevators or escalators up from Ticketing Level (Level 2).

Arriving Passengers take escalators or elevators down to Baggage Claim Level (Level 1).

Non-ticketed guests are not allowed to the Airsides. Visitors meeting incoming passengers may wait on the Transfer Level at the shuttle exit.

Visitors meeting or escorting passengers requiring special assistance, such as unaccompanied minors or the disabled, should report to the airline ticket counter (Level 2) for Airside authorization. Several conditions may apply for authorization, and it is issued solely at the discretion of the airline.

- All Landside Terminal shops and restaurants. There is at least one snack bar and gift shop located at each Airside. Some Airsides have extended food courts and restaurant options not available in the main terminal.

- Public restrooms: a men's, women's facility is located in each corner of the level. Companion restrooms are located in each corner (except for Yeager Side).

- A postage machine and mail drops (including a large envelope & large package drop) are located in each corner on the side of the elevator core, adjacent to the public telephones.

- Public telephones and data ports in each corner of the level.

- ATM machines are located adjacent to each Newsstand in the center of the Tampa Bay Galleria.

- Courtesy phones for passenger paging

- Smartecartes are located adjacent to escalator wells.

- Airport Information Kiosks

- Travelers Aid

- Flight Information Monitors

- Currency Exchange

- Non-denominational Chapel

- First Aid Room

- Access to Marriott Hotel

- Hair Salon/Shoe Shine

- Observation Decks (smoking permitted)

- Aviation Authority Board Room

- Aviation Authority Offices

Next: Tampa Conference Facilities »

Tampa - Conference Facilities

There is a business centre at the Airport Marriott Hotel adjacent to the airport which has computer workstations with Internet access, faxing, colour printing, copying and shipping services.

Next: Tampa Handicapped Facilities »

Tampa - Handicapped Facilities

Good access for the disabled and facilities include, toilets, lifts, parking bays and TDD phones. Further assistance can be requested on booking.

Next: Tampa Wireless Lan »

Tampa - Wireless Lan

Tampa International Airport offers FREE wireless internet access in the Landside Terminal and all airside buildings.

Next: Tampa Hotels »

Tampa - Hotels

The Marriott Hotel is a full service hotel facility attached to the airport with 295 guest rooms and services including concierge, business center, fitness room, and pool, restaurants and meeting facilities. The hotel has 15 meeting rooms of various sizes up to the Grand Ballroom which can accommodate groups of up to 900 people. There is also a shopping arcade connecting the hotel to the landside terminal on the transfer level.

NEARBY HOTELS:

Amerisuites Tampa Airport - Tampa - $$$

4811 West Main Street, Tampa, FL 33607

Best Western Westshore Hotel - Tampa - $$

1200 North Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Motel - 5 floors, 237 rooms - elevator

AAA 2 Diamonds

Outdoor swimming pool - restaurant - lounge

Pet-friendly hotel - allows pets up to 25 pounds - $45 per stay pet fee - updated Aug 2006

Guest review: Close to airport - room needed better soundproofing - AC was too noisy - Oct 2006

Guest review: Hotel had roaches - rooms weren't clean - elevator was slow - had free airport shuttle - I'd never stay again - Jul 2006

Guest review: Close to airport and highways - good for the price - didn't like the noise from planes - housekeeping was fast and excellent - pool was nice but not large - good workout room - May 2006

Guest review: Hotel has tried to upgrade but still has a long ways to go - good restaurant - Apr 2006

Guest review: Our 1st room was already occupied when we entered - our 2nd room wasn't clean, and preset alarm clock woke us up at 4:30 AM - toilet didn't flush - we had to ask twice for extra pillows - front desk staff made unflattering remarks about night shift staff, which made us uncomfortable - our worst stay ever, we won't be back - Feb 2006

Chase Suites Hotel - Tampa - $$$$

3075 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

Comfort Inn Airport at RJ Stadium - Tampa - $$

4732 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33614

Guest review: Comfortable hotel and beds - arrived late, but staff was very obliging - liked breakfast and shuttle bus to pier - Feb 2006

Courtyard By Marriott Tampa Westshore - $$$$

3805 West Cypress, Tampa, FL 33607

Days Inn Airport/Stadium - Tampa - $$

2522 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33607

Guest review: Room wasn't in great condition - headboard fell away from wall - bed was comfortable - carpet in room had iron imprint, and carpet in closet was damaged - towel rack was loose - good front desk service - Mar 2006

Guest review: Lots of roaches - staff was very pleasant - terrible experience - Mar 2006

Doubletree Guest Suites - Tampa - $$$

3050 North Rocky Point Drive West, Tampa, FL 33607

Guest review: Older facility near airport but in remote area - we expected more for the price - bedroom doors were flimsy and wouldn't close, AC unit was too loud to sleep - wonderful staff provided outstanding customers service - no complimentary breakfast, and Internet service wasn't free - I won't be back - Aug 2006

Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport - $$$$$

4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607

Embassy Suites Hotel Airport/Westshore - $$$

555 North Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Guest review: Very, very nice overall - Apr 2006

Extended Stay America - Tampa - $$

1805 North Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Guest review: Needed work - carpets were dirty - only one skillet was supplied for cooking - staff was very friendly - fitness room was small, equipment wasn't in great shape - breakfast needed more variety - remodeling underway during my stay - Mar 2006

Extendedstay West Shore - Tampa - $$

4312 West Spruce Street, Tampa, FL 33607

Grand Hyatt - Tampa - $$$$$

2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

Overview - Photos | Map | Rates - Make Reservation

Hampton Inn Airport/Westshore - Tampa - $$$

4817 West Laurel Street, Tampa, FL 33607

Guest review: Good value - room needed more space for clothing - bathroom needed improvement - staff was friendly and helpful - appreciated airport shuttle service - Feb 2006

Hampton Inn - Tampa - $$$

3035 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

Hilton Airport/Westshore - Tampa - $$$

2225 North Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607

Free airport shuttle from 5 AM to 1 AM

Guest review: Good location - nice rooms - customer service needed improvement - Aug 2006

Overview - Photos | Map | Rates - Make Reservation

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rocky Point- Tampa - $$$

3025 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

Hotel - 4 floors, 88 rooms & suites

Outdoor swimming pool - fitness center

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Stadium/Airport - Tampa - $$$

4750 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614

Hotel - 4 floors, 147 rooms & suites

Nearest hotel to Raymond James Stadium

Outdoor swimming pool - fitness center

Guest review: Near great steakhouse - big, clean room had comfortable king-sized bed and all the comforts of home - Sep 2006

Homestead - Tampa - $$

5401 Beaumont Center Blvd, Tampa, FL 33634

Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa - $$

2055 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33607

Guest review: Good location - clean and hassle-free - friendly staff - Jul 2006

Guest review: Close to airport - clean room - front desk seemed short-staffed - Apr 2006

La Quinta Inn - Tampa - $$

4730 Spruce Street, Tampa, FL 33607

Guest review: Great location - airport shuttle was slow to arrive - we'd stay again - Sep 2006

Guest review: Good location and price - clean and comfortable - front desk staff was friendly and helpful - I'll stay again - Aug 2006

Guest review: Close to airport, restaurants, and International Plaza - good mid-range accommodations - clean and well-maintained - May 2006

Guest review: Convenient to airport, rental car lots, and shopping - nice pool area - breakfast area was very small and crowded - Apr 2006

Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center - Tampa - $$

5108 Eisenhower Blvd, Tampa, FL 33634

Marriott Airport - Tampa - $$$$$

Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL 33607

Hotel - 6 floors, 296 rooms & suites

Located in the Tampa International Airport

Outdoor swimming pool - fitness center

Restaurant - lounge

Guest review: Good location - outstanding service; bellboy took our bags right to airline check-in - great place, we'll definitely stay again - May 2006

Marriott Westshore - Tampa - $$$$$

1001 North Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Hotel - 14 floors, 310 rooms & suites

Indoor/outdoor swimming pool - fitness center

2 restaurants - lounge - Starbucks

Microtel Inn & Suites - Tampa - $$

5405 North Church Street, Tampa, FL 33614

Guest review: Got what I paid for - hallways smelled bad - Jul 2006

Guest review: Pillow and sheets had blood on them - front desk brought replacements, but I had to make bed myself - found chips on floor under bed - manager was helpful - not a good stay - Jul 2006

Quorum Hotel - Tampa - $$$$

700 North Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Radisson Bay Harbor Hotel- Tampa - $$

7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL33607

Guest review: Average hotel, beds weren't comfortable - disappointed we didn't get Sleep Number bed - Jun 2006

Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza - $$$$

4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Residence Inn By Marriott - Tampa - $$$$

4312 Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Guest review: Close to airport and area attractions - excellent value - good hotel with large, very comfortable rooms - pool was small but nice - I'd stay

Next: Tampa News Update »

Tampa - News Update

Airport Opens New Rental Car Garage

Tampa, FL (November 2, 2006) -- Tampa International Airport is pleased to

announce the opening of a new seven-level, 710 space rental car garage and the

relocation of the red side rental car counters and offices from the red side

baggage claim area to the adjacent service building. The facility will be

operational November 15, 2006 – just in time for the busy holiday travel season.

In preparing and planning for the future, the Aviation Authority authorized a

Master Plan Update for Tampa International Airport which was completed in

December 2005. This $33.5 million Airport capital improvement project is one of

the action items identified in the Master Plan Update that will allow the current

Airport Terminal Complex, which was built to accommodate 20 million

passengers, to hold 25 million passengers.

“Customer convenience is one of our main priorities,” stated Stephen J. Mitchell,

Tampa International Airport chairman. “The renovation of the service building to

accommodate the rental car counters and the construction of the garage allows

for direct and easy access to rental car “ready cars” which are all located in

covered parking spaces.”

Moving the rental car counters from red baggage claim to the service building

increases circulation space for customers in the baggage claim area while

maintaining short walking distances. Rental car customers do not need to board

a shuttle bus to get to their rental car.

Construction on this project, which was designed by Alfonso Architects and built

by The Beck Group, began December 2005 and was completed 11 months later

in November 2006.

Six on-Airport car rental companies operate in the new facility: Hertz, Avis,

Budget, Enterprise, Dollar and Thrifty.

Location, location, location. The unique shape of the garage is due to the

numerous constraints the site presented. The garage was built around and

through the existing shuttle car guideway connected to abandoned Airside D and

adjacent to a service road and the curved red side arrivals drive.

Additionally, the garage site contains numerous live underground utilities,

including water, sanitary, storm, electrical and communication lines that had to

remain in service during construction. Also, the George J. Bean parkway and

service building roads needed to remain open with minimum disruption. All of

this while building a garage only four feet from the service building and parkway

roads.

Fun Facts

Tampa International Airport is recognized as the seventh largest rental car

market in the nation.

Each level of the garage is approximately 60,000 square feet.

Abandoned Airside D was used as a temporary pre-cast production plant

site to produce approximately 385 straight and curved concrete panels.

This amounts to a total of 40,000 square feet of concrete cast on site.

The garage required 20,000 cubic yards of poured-in-place concrete. This

is enough concrete to make a sidewalk from TPA to Orlando’s Citrus Bowl

Stadium – about 80 miles.

120 miles of post-tension cables were used in the concrete slabs –

enough cable to connect TPA and Fort Myers Southwest Florida

International Airport.

  • Round Trip
  • One-way
  • Multi-City

From

(any city in the world)

To

Return from

Return to

Hide this option

Depart

Return

From

To

Depart

From

To

Depart

Number of passengers

Adults
(12+)
Children
(2 - 12)
Infants in lap (0 - 2)

More options (show)

Prefered Airline(s)*

* Hold down Ctrl/Command key for multiple selections

Cabin

        
        
Current weather in
Tampa
Cloudy. Warm.
30°C
24°C

Thursday
Cloudy. Warm.
Chance of Precip.: 9 %
Wind: E 13 km/h

Partly sunny. Warm.
30°C
23°C

Friday
Partly sunny. Warm.
Chance of Precip.: 5 %
Wind: ENE 12 km/h

a mixture of sun and clouds. Warm.
31°C
23°C

Saturday
a mixture of sun and clouds. Warm.
Chance of Precip.: 5 %
Wind: ENE 13 km/h

Flights - Hotels - Vacations - Cars - Cruises - Last Minute - Travel Guides

© 2002-2020 Best Travel Store All Rights Reserved.