Transportation

Tampa Bay is home to two international airports, including top-rated Tampa International Airport, which offers nonstop flights to more than 60 domestic destinations and ten international markets. Once you’re in town, getting around Tampa is a breeze as Tampa transportation options include a comprehensive menu of motor coach, limo & taxi services, streetcar & trolley, shuttle systems, boats, and rental cars.

 

Print a map of downtown Tampa or use the Online Interactive Map

AIRPORTS


TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT



Located approximately 10 miles from downtown Tampa and serviced by 16 national airlines, with more than 420 flights daily, Tampa International Airport was recently named in the Top 3 Airports in North America and Top 5 Airports in the World for Customer Satisfaction by Airports Council International.

PETER O. KNIGHT AIRPORT


Peter O. Knight Airport is located in Tampa on Davis Islands, five minutes from downtown Tampa, museums, The Florida Aquarium, the Amalie Arena, the Tampa Convention Center and Port of Tampa cruise ship terminals.

TAXIS



Take a taxi or cab from Tampa International Airport to the Downtown corridor for a $25 flat rate. Schedule your pick up and drop off in advance to save time!

Over 500 vehicles are available for taxi service in getting around Tampa. The average taxi from Tampa International Airport to downtown is $25 and there is a minimum $15 fare. Tampa Bay's fleet of taxi drivers go through training with Visit Tampa Bay and are knowledgeable on the destination and eager to help you unlock Tampa Bay.

Schedule your ride today with Yellow Cab or United Cab!

CAR SERVICES


For those whose Tampa transportation needs are not met by bus or taxi, more than 500 limousines are licensed to operate in the area. Tampa car services provide door-to-door transportation to-and-from the airport by town car, limo and SUV.

lyft and uber


Wherever you’re headed in the Tampa Bay Area, count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with friendly local drivers at the tap of a button. Just request and go. After the ride, simply pay through your phone.

Book your Lyft ride here

Whether you’re headed to the airport or out on the town, Uber connects you with a reliable ride in minutes. One tap and a car comes directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go. And payment is completely cashless.

Book your Uber ride here

SHUTTLE SERVICES


Tampa shuttle services offer ground transportation throughout the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Airport shuttle service is located at the on the baggage claim level (follow signs to Ground Transportation) and most hotels offer shuttle service to and from Tampa International Airport, as well as most major attractions.

THE DOWNTOWNER


Downtowner is your fast, fun, and FREE lift around town! Get free, on-demand rides at the tap of a button by downloading our free mobile app. Just search Downtowner in your app store. From the Tampa Riverwalk to the Florida Aquarium, we've got you covered. Request a ride anywhere in our service area and we'll whisk you away within minutes.

For more information including schedules and a link to download the app, visit the Downtowner website.

TECO STREETCAR

Hop aboard Tampa's unique attraction, an air-conditioned, vintage streetcar replica and recapture the charm of the past. The TECO Line Streetcar will take you between downtown Tampa, Channelside and historic Ybor City. Private rental and advertising opportunities available.

See Downtown in style! Choose a one-way ticket for just $2.50 or treat yourself to a 1-Day Unlimited Ride for $5.00.

For more information including schedules, hours, and maps visit the website.



PIRATE WATER TAXI

Get transported around Tampa by water! Take the Pirate Water Taxi to over 14 stops conveniently located along the Riverwalk, Channel District and Davis Island. The three 50-foot water taxis can accommodate up to 40-50 passengers and will offer whimsical historical narration, and concessions.

For more information including pricing and schedules, visit the Pirate Water Taxi website.

COAST BIKE SHARE

Feel like exploring Downtown Tampa on your own? Ride one of the 300 coast bikes available throughout Tampa Bay. Reserve a bike through the free mobile app, and return at your convenience!

For more information including bike maps and a link to download the app, visit the Coast Bike Share website.

EBOATS

Tour Tampa in style! eBoats Tampa offers residents, visitors and businesses an opportunity to experience Tampa in distinctly-styled electric boat. Rent one of our virtually silent, easy to operate, environmentally friendly boats today and enjoy Tampa from our perspective. Our boats comfortably fit up to 10 passengers and are available on an hourly basis or with a guide to customize your tour.

For more information including pricing and schedules, visit the eBoat website

PARKING IN DOWNTOWN TAMPA

With more than 22,000 parking spaces, there’s always somewhere to park in Downtown Tampa! There are thousands of spaces in convenient garages close to businesses, attractions, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.

On Street Parking

Downtown has more than 1,600 on-street parking spaces. North of Kennedy Blvd. is free on weekends and weeknights after 6pm. Between Whiting and Kennedy, parking meters are enforced Monday – Saturday 8am-8pm and Sunday 1 pm-8pm. Between Garrison Channel and Whiting, parking meters are enforced Monday – Saturday 8am until midnight. Rates vary.  Payment options include an on-street pay station accepting coin and credit card or through the ParkMobile App allowing time extensions where permitted.

Hourly Parking

All public parking garages have hourly parking available with varying rates.

TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER PARKING

Parking at the Tampa Convention Center is easy! Located on the NE corner of Ashley and Platt at 333 S Franklin Street, the Convention Center parking garage costs $1.60/hour or $10.00/day.

For additional parking options and locations in downtown Tampa, visit the website.