As with most American cities, a rental car is the easiest way to get around Tampa for travellers due to limited public transport and the fact that many visitors choose to stay just outside the city in one of the neighbouring resorts. Having said that, HARTline provides local and express bus services for the Tampa area, serving all the major malls and attractions and connecting to nearby beaches. Particularly useful for tourists is the TECO Line streetcar system, which operates in Tampa's historic district, connecting the downtown area, Channelside, and Ybor City. For those who choose not to hire a car, well-known tour companies like Gray Line and Tampa Tours serve the entire area, operating out of Orlando, St Petersburg and Sarasota, and offering charter trips, tours and hotel and airport shuttles in and around Tampa. Taxis are available, but often need to be ordered in advance.
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