Getting In And Out of Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Is it your first time flying into Tampa, Florida? If so, here’s all you need to know about getting to and from the airport!

There are variety of ground transportation options between Tampa International Airport and surrounding destinations. Visitors can choose from various companies under public transportation, bus service, rental cars, shared ride and taxis.

When you arrive at Tampa International Airport, you’ll take a short shuttle ride across the airport to baggage claim. Baggage claim is divided into two sections (red and blue) and each offers access to all ground transportation including taxi cabs, buses, limos, hotel shuttles, and on-airport rental car counters.

If you’re staying at a nearby hotel, it is recommended that you confirm whether or not the hotel has complimentary shuttle services prior to arrival. This will likely be the most cost-effective option for leaving the airport.

If you’re only in town for a few days, and do not need a rental, taxis will range between $25 and $40 depending on where you are going.

A car rental, however, is the best option if you plan on seeing the city over the course of several days, as Tampa does not have a subway system. Public transportation is limited to buses and touristy streetcars in select locations throughout the city.  Booking in advance can help secure low rates, and most Tampa hotels offer free parking for their guests. 

To start planning your Tampa trip and necessary transportation, visit Car Rental 8’s booking website today. Through countless rental supply agreements and valued partnerships with major car rental companies around the world, Car Rental 8 is able to deliver an online reservations experience that is cost-effective and most importantly, convenient.