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Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Overview

Located in Hillsborough County, seven miles (11km) from Tampa, Tampa International Airport offers passengers easy access to the sunny beaches of Florida. The airport has a great selection of shops and restaurants as well as a duty free section in the satellite terminals handling international flights.

From the air, or the Marriott Hotel's revolving restaurant, Tampa International Airport resembles a wheel with four spokes. It's an easy airport to get around and offers passengers a friendly welcome to the sunshine state.

Location

The airport is located four miles (6km) west of downtown Tampa.

Getting to the city

There are shared passenger van services as well as several city buses that travel to Tampa and other destinations. The local HART bus stop is at the west end of the Red Baggage Claim area. The journey to downtown Tampa takes about 25 minutes.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 813 870 8700.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Alamo and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis from Yellow Cab and United Cab are available curbside outside all the baggage claim areas. The ride to the city centre takes around 20 minutes and costs a flat rate of $25 to downtown Tampa.

Facilities

The airport has a bank, ATMs, currency exchange facilities, a shopping mall, and several restaurants, bars and cafes. 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.

Parking

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 $2 per 20 minutes thereafter, with a daily maximum of $20. In the long-term lot the daily maximum is $16, and in the economy lot the daily maximum is $9. Either walkways, a monorail, or free shuttles connect the parking lots to the terminal, depending on distance.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.tampaairport.com

Airlines

North American carriers offer the main flights to Tampa International Airport. Canadians flying to Tampa can fly on WestJet or Air Canada, while British Airways flies between London and Tampa. Other airlines flying to Tampa International Airport include Cayman Airways, AirTran, Continental, Delta, American Airlines, Southwest, JetBlue, United and US Airways.

Internet

Free wifi is available in the terminal.

Business Lounges

Conference and business facilities, including meeting rooms, workstations, photocopying, printing and faxing services, are available at the on-site Marriott Hotel.


Tampa International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.