Ground Transportation

A variety of ground transportation options makes it easy to access surrounding areas from Tampa International Airport.

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Taxi service by Yellow Cab and United Cab is available at the curbside outside the Baggage Claim Level. Both companies charge the same fares: $2.50, plus $2.40 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $15. There is a flat rate fee of $25 to downtown Tampa and the cruise terminal.

Listed below are the approximate distances from Tampa International Airport to popular locations.

For more information, contact Yellow Cab at (813) 253-0121 or United Cab at (813) 777-7777.

Tampa - Downtown 9 miles
Tampa - Cruise Port 9.5 miles
New Tampa 29 miles
Busch Gardens 16 miles
USF 19 miles
Westchase 14 miles
St. Petersburg 20 miles
St. Pete Beach 27 miles
Clearwater 20 miles
Clearwater Beach 20-25 miles
Brandon 25 miles
Sarasota/Bradenton - Downtown 45-65 miles
Saddlebrook Resort 31 miles
Sun City Center 25 miles
Tarpon Springs 26 miles
Disney World 76 miles
Orlando International Airport 92 miles
Orlando 85 miles

Shared Passenger Van Service

Airport limos and shared passenger van service is available through advance reservation or walk-up booking. Enclosed, air conditioned lobbies are available at either end of the Baggage Claim areas for passengers to wait until shared vans are ready for boarding.

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

Fares listed below are not guaranteed. Please contact the service provider for exact fares. Discounts may be available for children or additional members of a group going to the same location. Rates include up to 3 pieces of luggage. 

SuperShuttle Destinations

Hillsborough County Fare
Apollo Beach $39
Brandon/Valrico $34
Dover $39
Gibsonton $34
Lutz $31-34
Plant City $49
Riverview $39
Ruskin $39
Seffner $39
Sun City Center $39
Tampa $12-34
Pinellas County Fare
Clearwater $27
Dunedin $27
Largo $27
Oldsmar $27
Palm Harbor $27
Safety Harbor $27
St. Petersburg $27
Tarpon Springs $27-$28
All Beach Communities $28


Pasco/Hernando Counties Fare
Brooksville $84-90
Holiday $34
Hudson $40
New Port Richey $36
Spring Hill $64
Land O'Lakes $42
Wesley Chapel $49
Zephyrhills $59
Hotels/Resorts Fare
Don CeSar $25
Don CeSar Beach Club $25
Vinoy $25
Hilton Bayfront $25
Tradewinds Island Grand $25
Hampton Inn & Suites $25
Sheraton Sand Key $25
Marriott Sand Key $25
Clearwater Beach Hilton $25

Bus Service/Public Transportation

Please visit the website of the service provider for the current schedule and fare information.

Public Bus

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus stop is located at the west end of the Red Baggage Claim curbside by Belt #15. The route map and schedule are posted at the bus stop.

For more information visit HART online or call (813) 254-4278.

Greyhound Bus

The Greyhound bus terminal is located in Downtown Tampa on 610 Polk Street near the corner of Pierce Street and is accessible by taxi or limo from the airport. 
(800) 231-2222

Chartered Bus Service

Passenger pickups are located in the bus spaces in the Ground Transportation Centers Red 1 and Blue 2. Drop offs are made at the Departure Level's west crossover drives.

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