Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Location: The airport is located four miles (6km) west of downtown
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to
The terminals are connected by walkways.
Interactive Ground Transportation information kiosks are
available in the baggage claim area near the escalators. There are
shared passenger van services as well as several city buses that
travel to Tampa and other destinations. The local HARTLine bus stop
is at the East end of the Red Baggage Claim. Taxis are also
available curbside outside the baggage claim areas; the ride to the
city centre takes around 20 minutes and costs a flat rate of
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis,
Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty.
The airport has a bank, ATMs, bureaux de change, a shopping mall
and several restaurants, bars and cafes. The business centre at the
airport offers Internet access, fax and photocopy facilities. The
Airport Marriott (located in the terminal) has its own business
centre and conference rooms. Disabled facilities are good, those
with special needs should advise their airline in advance.
Short-term parking at Tampa International is located above the
terminal. The first 60 minutes is free. Then it costs $4 for up to
80 minutes and $1 per 20 minutes thereafter, with a daily maximum
of $20. The daily maximum for the two long-term parking options
range between $9 and $15.
Departure Tax: None.