Tampa International Airport - TPA

Tampa, United States of America (US)

Getting around the airport

One main terminal, four airsides and a monorail

Tampa International Airport is located nine miles west of downtown Tampa. The airport has a landside Main Terminal connected by monorail to four airside satellites – 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 satellites.
  • Baggage claim is divided into Red (North side) and Blue (South side). There is no direct transfer between them. Take the elevator to Level 2, cross lobby and head back to Level 1.
  • All airsides 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.

Travelling between terminals

Tampa International Airport was the first airport in the world to deploy a fully automated, driver-free people mover system that connects passengers between the Main Terminal and the four Airsides.

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Getting into Tampa

Taxi or bus


Taxi service at Tampa International Airport is offered by Yellow Cab and United Cab. Both taxi companies charge USD 2.50 plus USD 2.40 per mile.

Location: Main Terminal, before security, level 1, curbside outside the baggage claim level 
Cost: USD 28 to downtown


To get to the city center, passengers can take either the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) buses or the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) buses. Take HART bus route 30 to downtown Tampa. The journey takes 30-40 minutes.

Location: Main Terminal, before security, level 1, Rental Car Center
Cost: USD 2 one-way and USD 4 all-day pass (HART), USD 2.25 one-way (PSTA)
Operating hours: 04:45-00:15 Mon-Fri, 06:45-23:45 Sat and 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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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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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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