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Transportation to and from Tampa Airport


What is the distance from Tampa Airport to the centre of Tampa?

The distance from the airport to the city centre (Tampa Theater) is 13 kilometres / 8.1 miles. Travel time by car from Tampa Airport to Downtown Tampa is 20 to 30 minutes.

From TPA Airport to Tampa City centre by Taxi
13 km
30 min
$ 29.-

Public transport

Bus to Tampa

All buses at Tampa Airport depart from the Rental Car Facility south of the airport, accessible by the SkyConnect people mover from Main Terminal. It takes no more than 5 minutes to get there, the only stop is Economy Garage. Bus line 30 operated by HART leaves every 30 minutes from Tampa Airport to Marion Transit Center in Downtown Tampa. Buses run from 04:30 hours to midnight on weekdays and 07:00 hours to midnight on weekends. Travel time by bus is 45 minutes. In total, i.e. SkyConnect and bus line 30, it takes one hour from Tampa Airport to the city centre. You can also get off at bus stop ‘Florida Ave @ Madison St’.

One-way bus tickets cost $ 2.00 person, available from the bus driver. It is also possible to buy a day pass, the price is $ 4.00. Alternatively, you can travel to Downtown Tampa on Bus Route 60LX and Bus Route 275LX, however they run only run once an hour. The good thing is, these express buses make fewer stops and therefore take you to your destination faster, a ticket for a single journey costs $ 2.00 person. There is no direct connection by public transportation between Tampa Airport and St. Petersburg, it is however possible to travel by 300X Airport Express to Pinellas. This bus service is operated by PSTA, the final stop is Ulmerton Park & ​​Ride. Please consult website HART for more information.

Discover and book tickets, activities and tours:



Tampa: The Florida Aquarium Skip-the-Line Entrance

Explore a diverse range of aquatic exhibits featuring marine life from all around the world at The Florida Aquarium. Enjoy entry for the full day.


Tampa: ZooTampa at Lowry Park Entry Ticket

Get up close to a range of wildlife from both Florida and around the world at ZooTampa and splash around in family play areas.


SeaWorld Orlando: Park Admission Ticket

Discover the world of aquatics at SeaWorld Orlando, the interactive park that lets you be a part of the action. Combine your adventure with a visit to Aquatica, Busch Gardens Tampa, or Adventure Island, with 2, 3 and unlimited park visit options.



Tampa: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Ticket & Multi-Park Options

Experience the world’s most beautiful theme park with a full-day entrance ticket to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, featuring exciting rides, roller coasters, and over 2,000 animals from around the world.


Tampa Bay: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Park Admission

Experience a night of fully immersive fear in fall 2022, only at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more.


Clearwater: Eco-Certified Marine Aquarium General Admission

Go beyond a typical aquarium experience and discover a place dedicated to the rescue, rehab, and release of marine life. Visit the home of rescued dolphins, including marine life featured in the Dolphin Tale movies.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

St. Petersburg: Sunset Cruise with Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Set sail from St. Petersburg on a sunset cruise through Tampa Bay. Pass under the stunning Sunshine Skyway Bridge and keep an eye out for playful dolphins as you watch a beautiful sunset.

Tour & transport

2 Hour Guided Tampa Tour in a Deluxe Street Legal Golf Cart

Learn all about Tampa's history and culture on a guided tour in an electric golf cart. See the famous Tampa murals and visit neighborhoods such as Tampa Heights and Bayshore Boulevard.

Tour & transport

Tampa Bay 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

Experience the thrill of a lifetime on a private speedboat adventure in Tampa Bay. Become the captain your own speedboat and speed past Fort de Soto Park and the Tampa Bay coastline to see Florida’s beautiful sights from a unique perspective.


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