A variety of ground transportation options makes it easy to access surrounding areas from Tampa International Airport.
Taxi service by Yellow Cab is available at the curbside outside the Baggage Claim Level at the Ground Transportation Areas, Red 1 and Blue 2. The fares are: $3.50 for the first 1/5 of a mile or part thereof , plus $2.50 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $20. There is a flat rate fee of $35 to downtown Tampa and the cruise terminal.
Listed below are the approximate distances from Tampa International Airport to popular locations.
|Tampa - Downtown||9 miles|
|Tampa - Cruise Port||9.5 miles|
|New Tampa||29 miles|
|Busch Gardens||16 miles|
|St. Petersburg||20 miles|
|St. Pete Beach||27 miles|
|Clearwater Beach||20-25 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|
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 Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Passengers must arrive at least 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
Local residents picking up or dropping off customers at the Rental Car Center should do so at remote curb located in front of and adjacent to the Rental Car Center. Look for signs which read, “Customer Drop Off”. Waiting is not allowed at the remote curb. If waiting is required, please use the free Cell Phone Lot located near to the Rental Car Center.
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||(866) 322-4400|
|GreenMotion Tampa||(877) 342-0999|
|One Switch Rent A Car||(866) 436-9044|
|Priceless Car Rental||(813) 820-4141|
|Via Car Rental||(321) 441-0111|
Bus Service/Public Transportation
Please visit the website of the service provider for the current schedule and fare information.
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.
Chartered Bus Service
The Departure Level's west crossover drives is now closed to buses. Pickups and drop offs are located in all four ground transportation quad lots located on level 1.
Ride App Pickup (Uber/Lyft)
Guests departing the Airport using Uber or Lyft can be picked up by the service provider at Red Baggage Claim, the Blue Express Curbside, or the Remote Curbisde at the SkyCenter One office building. 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 Remote Curbside at the SkyCenter One office building.
Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing
Access to peer-to-peer vehicle sharing providers is available by taking the SkyConnect train from the Main Terminal to the Economy Parking Garage. Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing parking is available in the Economy Parking Garage. For quick pick-ups or drop-offs, the remote curb located in front of and adjacent to the Rental Car Center is available. Look for signs which read, “Customer Drop Off”. Waiting is not allowed at the remote curb.