TPA

Tampa International Airport

Tampa, US

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Getting around the airport

TPA

Tampa International Airport is located nine miles west of downtown Tampa. The airport has a landside Main Terminal connected by monorail to four airside satellite terminals – A, C, E, and F.

  • The Main Terminal has three levels. Level 1 is baggage claim, Level 2 is departures, and Level 3 is the transfer level where the monorail is. Levels 4-9 is the short-term parking garage.
  • Security checkpoints are located in the airside satellite terminals.
  • Baggage claim is divided into Red (North side) and Blue (South side). There is no direct transfer between them. Take elevator to Level 2, cross lobby and head back to Level 1.
  • All airside satellites have one floor with security, shopping, dining, and gates. Airside F serves exclusively international flights.
  • Luggage carts are available for USD 5 at entrances, exits, and baggage claim. Carts are free at TSA inspection area.
  • Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout TPA airport.
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Getting into Tampa

Ground transport

Taxi

Taxi service is offered by Yellow Cab and United Cab at the Baggage Claim level of the Main Terminal. Minimum fare is USD 15 and a flat rate to downtown Tampa and the cruise port is USD 25.

Shared Passenger Van

Airport limos and shared van services are available through advance reservation or walk-up bookings. Exact fares vary, but Tampa destinations are usually USD 12-34; hotel drop-off to major chains are USD 25. Rates include up to 3 pieces of luggage.

Bus

There is a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus stop at the airport. Take route 30 to downtown Tampa. The journey takes 30-40 minutes and costs USD 2 each way.

Main Terminal, level 1, Red baggage claim, curbside by belt #15
Hours:  05:00-00:40 Mon-Fri, 07:00-00:40 Sat, 07:00-00:50 Sun

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Live Music

Friday nights at the airport

Tampa Airport’s Friday Flight concert series is a great way to enjoy a bit of entertainment before your flight. Every week they have different entertainment for passengers to enjoy.

Main Terminal, landside, level 3, between monorail ramps to Airsides E and F
Hours:  16:30-18:30 Fridays 

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Spanish and Cuban cuisine

Columbia Cafe at airside E

The Columbia Restaurans and Cafes were founded in 1905 by a Cuban immigrant. Until today they offer authentic Spanish and Cuban cuisine in Florida and the Tampa area.

  • Columbia Cafe
    Location: Airside E complex, central area, next to Starbucks
    Opening hours: 06:00-20:00 daily
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Lounges

Two airline lounges

AA Admirals Club

Complimentary Wi-Fi and conference room with seating for eight. 

Airside satellite terminal F, airside, main floor, adjacent to gate 85
Hours: 05:15-19:00

Delta Sky Club

Complimentary food, drinks, and reading materials. 

Airside satellite terminal E, airside, main floor, gate 68
Hours: 04:30-19:30

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Save on Your Car Rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

Access to on-airport rental car agencies is available directly across the walkway in the Red and Blue baggage claim areas.

Courtesy vehicle service to off-airport rental car companies is available at either end of the Red and Blue baggage claim.

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Showers

Not available at this airport

There are no showers available at Tampa airport. 

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Power outlets

Built into seating

There are no specific power charging areas but power outlets have been built into some seating throughout the airside satellite buildings.

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Marriott Tampa Airport

Located inside the Main Terminal

Spacious guest rooms, on-site restaurant, gym, and spa. Rooms start from USD 289 per night.

Main Terminal, landside, access from level 3 on the north side

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