Tampa International Airport Guide (TPA)

Airport info
Code: TPA
Address:
4100 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa, Florida 33607, United States
Location:

Tampa International Airport is situated 8km (5 miles) west of Tampa.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
Telephone:
+1 813 870 8700.
Timezone: GMT -05:00
Map:
Tampa International Airport map

Tampa International Airport, which serves the Tampa Bay Area, is among the busiest air transport hubs in Western Florida. Our Tampa International Airport guide provides information on how to get there, terminal facilities and nearby accommodation options.

Information

Information kiosks are located throughout level 3. Further information is available from the Travelers Aid desk (tel: +1 813 870 8797) and white courtesy phones on the same level.

Driving directions

Highway 60, which runs from central Tampa, passes in front of the airport entrance. This route continues past the airport and across the bay to Clearwater.

Interstate 275 branches off from Highway 60 at exit 39 and connects northwards to North Tampa and southwards to St. Petersburg.

Tampa’s northern suburbs are also linked by West Columbus Drive, which forms West Spruce Street when driving westwards towards the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:HART's (tel: +1 813 254 4278; www.gohart.org) number 30 bus runs to destinations in central Tampa every 30 minutes. The bus stop is located at Red baggage reclaim. The journey time to Tampa is around 40 minutes and the fare is US$2.

Shuttle:There is a desk at each end of Arrivals for shared-ride shuttle services. Super Shuttle (tel: +1 727 572 1111; www.supershuttle.com) serves Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties. The fare to central Tampa is around US$12. A free shuttle service departs from level 1 to International Plaza, a large shopping complex.

Taxi:Taxis are available from Yellow Cab (tel: +1 813 253 0121; www.yellowcaboftampa.com) and United Cab (tel: +1 813 777 7777; www.unitedcaboftampa.com). The flat rate to central Tampa is US$25 and it takes 15-20 minutes. Journeys to all other destinations are metered.

Terminal facilities

Money

There is a bank, a bureau de change and several ATMs at Tampa International Airport.

Communication

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the airport. Additionally, public telephones and data ports are situated at various points and there is a post office near the remote economy car park. Post boxes and stamp machines are also available.

Food

There are several eateries at the airport. These range from full-service restaurants to fast-food outlets and cafés – the majority of these can be found in the concourses within the departure area. There are also several bars, including a lounge bar serving cocktails.

Shopping

Tampa International Airport is home to a number of shops, from newsagents to specialist gift shops. Duty-free shopping for international passengers is located in concourses E and F.

Luggage

There are no luggage lockers at the airport. Trolleys are available throughout the terminal and car parks for a fee. For lost and found items, contact the Lost and Found Office (tel: +1 813 554 1414).

Other

Other facilities at Tampa International Airport include a first aid room, chapel, 24-hour children's play area and baby change facilities.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are meeting rooms and a business centre at the Airport Marriott Hotel (tel: +1 813 879 5151;www.marriott.com). Among the services on offer here are computer workstations with internet access as well as fax, colour printing, photocopying and shipping services. Meeting facilities are also located at a number of other local hotels, including the Courtyard Tampa Westshore (tel: +1 813 874 0555;www.marriott.com).

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled visitors include dedicated toilets, lifts and ramps, as well as TTY/TDD telephones for hearing-impaired travellers. Reserved parking spaces are provided on all levels of the short-term and long-term garages.

Car parking

There is a short-term car park with direct access to the terminal via lifts. The long-term car park is connected to the building via a monorail service and pedestrian bridges. The first hour in the short and long-term parking areas is free of charge. A remote car park that is adjacent to the post office offers economy rates and is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle service. Valet parking is also available. For further parking information, contact the parking office (tel: +1 813 870 8790).

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty have desks in the baggage reclaim areas. There are also several off-airport car rental companies, including E-Z, Payless and U-Save: courtesy shuttles are available to take customers of these operators to their hire cars.

Hotels

There is one on-site hotel at Tampa International Airport, with numerous others nearby. Many of the local hotels offer shuttle connections to and from the terminal building.

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Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

+1 813 877 6688.

Guests at Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, which is less than 3km (2 miles) from the airport, have access to the hotel’s fitness centre and swimming pool. There are also plenty of spaces to relax, including the Bay Breeze lounge, which serves drinks and snacks. The Coconut restaurant caters for hungrier diners.

2225 North Lois Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33607-2355, Florida

Airport Marriott Hotel

+1 813 879 5151.

The only on-site hotel at Tampa International Airport, the Airport Marriott Hotel offers a business centre equipped with a large range of facilities and services. For those looking for relaxation and leisure, the recently refurbished hotel is also home to a swimming pool, fitness centre and dining options.

4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa, Florida 33607, Florida

Courtyard Tampa Westshore

+1 813 874 0555.

The Courtyard Tampa Westshore, which is located less than 4km (2.5 miles) from Tampa International Airport, is connected to the terminal by a shuttle bus service. As well as a relaxing terrace area, the hotel boasts a business centre, swimming pool and a restaurant.

3805 West Cypress, Tampa, Florida 33607, Florida

Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore

+1 813 282 1037.

Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore is 6.5km (4.1 miles) from Tampa International Airport and is connected via a complimentary shuttle bus service. The hotel also offers free parking and Wi-Fi internet access.

4811 West Main Street, Tampa, Florida 33607, Florida

Ramada Westshore Hotel

+1 813 282 3636.

A budget option less than 1km (0.6 miles) from the airport, Ramada Westshore Hotel has a restaurant and bar, guest parking and meeting space. A complimentary shuttle bus service is available to guests.

1200 North Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33607, Florida

La Quinta Inn Tampa Airport

+1 813 287 0440.

Boasting a heated outdoor pool, La Quinta Inn Tampa Airport is a good option for those on a budget. Just 6km (4 miles) from Tampa International Airport, the hotel offers shuttle bus services to and from the terminal, as well as meeting facilities.

4730 West Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida 33607-1497, Florida

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