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! Tampa transportation options include a comprehensive menu of motorcoach, limo and taxi services, streetcars and trolleys, shuttle systems, boats, and rental cars.
TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (TPA)
Located approximately six miles west of downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport is served by over 20 major, four regional and three air cargo carriers and offers hundreds of flight options daily to over 22 million passengers annually. Southwest Airlines carries the largest share. TPA has received numerous awards for customer satisfaction and service by the travel industry.
PETER O. KNIGHT AIRPORT (TPF)
Peter O. Knight Airport is located in Tampa on Davis Island, five minutes from downtown Tampa, museums, The Florida Aquarium, the Amalie Arena, the Tampa Convention Center and Port of Tampa cruise ship terminals.
Over 500 taxi service vehicles are available for getting around Tampa. The average taxi fare from TPA to any of CS Week’s three downtown hotels is $28. Tampa Bay’s fleet of taxi drivers go through training with Visit Tampa Bay and are knowledgeable about destinations and eager to help you discover the area’s attractions and charms. Schedule your ride with Yellow Cab or United Cab.
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. Here are three available services:
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.
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 over your mobile device!
Book your Uber ride here.
Perhaps renting a car by the hour would set your travel plans in motion. Zipcar rentals start at $8.25 per hour with up to 180 miles per day included in the rental price. Zipcar covers the insurance and gas, but vets each driver at the time they register to use the service. Zipcar stations in downtown are located at the Tampa Convention Center and the Channel District.
Tampa Shuttle Services offer ground transportation throughout the Tampa Bay area. Tampa shuttle service is located on the baggage claim level (follow signs to Ground Transportation). One designated CS Week hotel, Tampa Embassy Suites, offers shuttle service to and from TPA.
Blue One Transportation is an on-demand shuttle from the airport for $15 per person. All guests need to do is call the office number, (813) 282-7351, from baggage claim and Blue one will direct you to the pickup area. Please call a day in advance if you are leaving the hotel to the airport.
Downtowner is your fast, fun, and FREE lift around town! Get free, on-demand rides at the tap of a button by downloading the 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 the service area and be whisked away within minutes.
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 the app, click here!
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. Service is FREE seven days a week to 11 covered wheelchair-accessible stations every 15 minutes.
PIRATE WATER TAXI
Let Tampa’s waters take you on a journey! Pick up the Pirate Water Taxi, Wednesday through Sunday at any of its 14 convenient stops 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! After 6 pm, riders enjoy a discounted rate.
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. Boats launch every day, 8 am – 10 pm, from Tampa Convention Center’s Sail Pavilion.
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 6 pm. Betweem Wjotomg and Kennedy, parking meters are enforced Monday - Saturday from 8 am until midnight (rates may vary). Payment options include an on-street pay station accepting coin and credit card or through the ParkMobile App, allowing time extensions where permitted.
Public parking garages have hourly parking available with varying rates.
TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER PARKING
Numerous lots are located close by for hourly and event parking including:
Tampa Convention Center - 141 E. Brorein St. – 465 spaces, $5 - $12 depending on events
Front Circle Drive – 36 spaces, $1.60/hr
Pam Iorio Garage – 301 Channelside Dr. – 790 spaces, $5 - $12 depending on events