Ground Transportation

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



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 for the first 1/8 of a mile or part thereof , plus $2.40 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $19. There is a flat rate fee of $29 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

Rental Cars

Access to on-airport rental car providers is available by taking the SkyConnect train from the Main Terminal. Remote bag check is available for most domestic passengers. Service is available daily from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m.; must arrive at least 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

Alamo (888) 826-6893
(813) 396-4140
Avis (800) 831-2847
(813) 396-3500
Budget (800) 527-0700
(813) 396-3126
Dollar Car Rental (800) 800-4000
(813) 396-3640
Enterprise (800)  736-8222
(813) 396-4000
Hertz (800) 654-3131
(813) 874-3232
National Car Rental (888) 826-6890
(813) 396-4140
Thrifty Car Rental (800) 847-4389
(813) 348-0607
Ace Rent A Car (813) 636-8999
Executive (813) 344-4359
Fox Rent-A-Car (855) 849-4215
Payless (813) 289-6554
Sixt (813) 666-8606
Zipcar (866) 494-7227
Advantage (800) 777-5500

Courtesy vehicle service to off-airport rental car companies is available at either end of the Red and Blue Baggage Claim. Drop-off and pick-up at the Commercial Curb in front of the Rental Car Center with transportation to/from the Main Terminal by the SkyConnect.

Carl's Van Rentals (​800) 565-5211


Florida Van Rentals

(850) 466-4665

(866) 322-4400

Shared Passenger Van Service

With a fleet of over 80+ late model Lincoln Town Cars, SUVs, Minivans and large passenger vans, Premier Airport Transportation offers worry-free premier limo transportation.

Alora Transportation
(866) 276-0882


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 (HART) and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus stop is located at the Rental Car Center. Follow signs to Remote Curbside. The route map and schedule are posted at the bus stop.

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

For more information visit PSTA online or call (727) 540-1900.

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 all four Ground Transportation Centers. Drop offs are made at the Departure Level's west crossover drives.

Transportation Network Companies (Uber/Lyft)

Guests departing the Airport using a TNC can be picked up by the service provider at Red Baggage Claim, Blue Baggage Claim or the Remote Curbisde at the Rental Car Center. A service fee of $5.00 will be added to the cost of the fare.

Guests may be dropped off at any public access location including Ticketing, Baggage Claim or the Rental Car Center.

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