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Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Village of Tampa, Tampa
  • The experts at CNN and Visit Philly recommend this place
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  • Joshua B.
    "Great airport, picked up friend and flight arrived 40 mins early"(59 Tips)
    "Free wifi, 1hr free in short term parking and people watching!! :)"(15 Tips)
    Esther F.
    "Really nice airport with free wifi and great restaurants and shops"(84 Tips)
    Ryan D.
    "Cigar City Brewing has Horchata Ale right now!"(17 Tips)
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  • Samra B.
    I've been to 23 countries and all over the US and Tampa Int'l has consistently been the best airport I've ever encountered. It is always a step ahead of the others in technology and customer service.
    Upvoted Mar 10
  • John W.
    John WildesJanuary 21
    Been here 10+ times
    Spacious airport, efficient lines and great restaurants. I've only been on the United side and it's all new from the last time I was here. Just wish there were more flights from Chicago to here.
    Upvoted Mar 27
  • Janneke B.
    Janneke BoekhorstJune 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Very relaxed airport. Enough space to sit in comfortable chair if you have to wait for your flight. Also free wifi and lot's of restaurants and shops.
    Upvoted Mar 27
  • Ian H.
    Ian HoughtonJuly 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this airport. Clean and tidy and small enough to get in and out of quickly. It's also right in the city which most major airports are about 30 mins out of the city.
    Upvoted Mar 27
  • Alex M.
    Alex MaskovyakFebruary 10, 2013
    TPA is very tech-friendly. Workstations for charging & laptop use are plentiful. They offer free wireless access for all customers. Their wireless portal is mobile-ready & has helpful flight info.
  • Gisela G.
    Gisela G.December 20, 2011
    Cell phone waiting lot is great. It has restrooms and drinks. Also the lot has a flight board that tells you when flights land or if they are delayed. Great place to wait and turn off your engine!
  • Ryan K M.
    Ryan K MorrisFebruary 23, 2010
    Visit the top floor of TPA parking garage. Morning/evening are the best due to the rising/setting sun. Free access to the garage for first hour. Stunning views of the bay, Tampa, and runways!
  • Dave G.
    Dave GAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Best choice for local food: The Columbia Café (Airside E), Green Iguana (Airside A), Shula's & Cigar City Brewing (Airside C) and First Flight, a wine bar by Mise en Place in the Main Terminal.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Dewey H.
    Dewey HollemanJune 9, 2013
    There is Delta sky priority security line as well as TSA pre check . Look for the Starbucks inside E as well as the Columbia Restaurant, The 1905 salad is just as good as the location in Ybor City!
  • Kasey M.
    Kasey MaAugust 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this airport. Every time I'm here I've had such a smooth experience. The staff is friendly and there's a Starbucks if you need a kick from a red-eye flight. Free Wi-fi is provided too!
  • John S.
    John SuderJuly 27, 2013
    Beautiful airport, easy in and out. Free wifi and plenty of shopping and food/drink past security. No 'charger chairs', but they have plenty of workstations you can set up at and charge up.
  • AlfredoySandra M.
    AlfredoySandra MedinaNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are traveling with kids under 10 years old visit the best indoor playground in town Gator Fred's fun and party center 5360 Ehrlich rd 33624
  • Christina C.
    Christina CarberryMarch 18, 2013
    If you have a delay or a long layover, head to the adjacent Marriott and relax in the pool courtyard. They have bartenders serving the area and it was almost empty on a cloudy day!
  • Dan Hallen
    Dan HallenNovember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome airport and wonderful ops/support staff bathrooms are always clean as the rest of the terminals. You take this for granted until you've been to "remote" international airports.
  • Ian H.
    Ian HoughtonDecember 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Big construction going on at the moment and it looks like it's going to be really nice inside. It was already a great airport but now it'll be even better. Looking forward to a new TPA!
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • Keith F.
    Keith FulmerMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you come to check your bags and find that the lines are long, go to curbside. Usually not busy and quicker. Be sure to tip a couple of bucks for each bag. Worth it not to wait in line.
  • Kathryn F.
    Kathryn F.September 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the elephants on display by the shops before you get to the trams. They are awesome unique works of art.
  • David D.
    David DerrickAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Well organized airport with an efficient hub and spoke layout. Nice shops and food choices while you wait.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysOctober 26, 2015
    The Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa is a 6.4 km (4 mile) long bridge that makes for a very scenic drive and a great view! For a small toll, it is definitely worth a visit.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BurnsJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Huge airport. Tons to eat and visit while you wait. A lot of parking but can be busy airport so arrive early.
  • Cosmo S.
    Cosmo ShepherdDecember 20, 2013
    I recommend the Tarmac, it's wonderful! It's great for landing AND taking off! You can also sit and wait for hours on end on the tarmac if you like (or even if you don't like!)
  • Dipesh P.
    Dipesh PatelSeptember 25, 2014
    Free wifi and really easy to get around. Always better to hang out in the center and enjoy the empty couch seats before getting on the tram to the terminal.
  • Autumn
    AutumnJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are flying from Continental/United, jetBlue, or airtran... be sure to stop by Jose Cuervo Tequileria and enjoy some hot, delicious Mexican cuisine and some cold, sweet margaritas! :)
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If flying out of the American Airlines terminal, arrive early because as soon as you take train shuttle to concourse the security line can be an hour long or so looks at first from main hall deceiving
  • Harland H.
    Harland HenryMarch 25
    Been here 10+ times
    The best airport bar none. And they are still improving. Easy parking, nice departure lounge, you easily wait for arriving guests. Awesome.
  • National Car Rental
    National Car RentalOctober 7, 2012
    No need to look for Wi-Fi here since it's free throughout the airport. Skip the souvenir shops and head to the International Shopping Plaza for your last-minute gifts (only 10 min from the airport).
  • Mark A.
    Mark AdamsMay 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The information person at the main terminal is so nice. He is proactively calling out to people to ask if they need help. He can spot the lost souls.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DavisDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are traveling around Christmas time or Spring Break, make sure you arrive at least 2 hours early to give you time to get through security, otherwise you will probably miss your flight.
  • Tamela
    TamelaAugust 18, 2010
    Easy to find, easy to rent a car, easy to get your ticket, easy to get to your gate, easy to get some snacks, easy to find a bathroom and lots of smiley faces. And EZ to find Starbucks.
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan RaynorOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I you're parking in Long Term Parking, try to park on the northernmost end of the 2nd level. It will put you right at the walkway to the terminal. Avoid the creepy shuttle on the 5th level.
  • Pat M.
    Pat MitchellMarch 30, 2015
    Great Airport...Have mostly pleasant people working there unlike some airports...Awesome Layout...Other Airports need to follow that lead!!!
  • Chip M.
    Chip MahaneyFebruary 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best laid-out major airport in the US. Short walks to gates. Rental car facility on site. Nice shopping & food choices outside and inside secure area.
  • Caitlin
    CaitlinSeptember 23, 2013
    I have done a lot of flying across the country and this is the best airport I've been to! Quick security lines, friendly staff, free wifi
  • Lina N.
    Lina NguyenDecember 4, 2014
    Love this little airport. Free WiFi, easy layout, decent food choices and working/docking station spread throughout. Thank you Tampa!
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HSeptember 5, 2012
    Initially I wasn't thrilled about flying into Tampa, but needless to say every comment is accurate and on point. Overall amazing airport!!! Why can't every airport be like this.
  • Marshall D.
    Marshall DavisApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Short term parking is first hour free and the bars and restaurants are on the public side of security. So go inside to see ye party off, or pick them up.
  • Dillon H.
    Dillon HohertzOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If u have time to kill before a flight, head over to the Marriott bar and pool. There are couches and big nice chairs to relax in and watch some tv
  • Chris B.
    Chris BroachMay 28, 2012
    Chilis Togo has beer and clowns. The guards here are much more aggressive an efficient than Chicago-ORD. Which makes no sense. Efficiency. Take note Chicago. Take note Rahm Emanuel.
  • Scot C @.
    Scot C @DjScotECMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the cell phone lot for picking up someone.. big sign with arrivals, bathrooms, concession, free wifi. The only thing that would be better is if they had a view of the runway..
  • Didi M.
    Didi McElroyJune 14, 2013
    HMS runs a Multi vendor concession that has healthy options such as hummus and carrots. Right next to Nathan's Di don't shy away from hunting down dinner there!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Austin W.
    Great wifi that actually works well! It's almost never busy here which means very few lines everywhere you go within the airport. Pretty good options for food.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    DoubleTree by HiltonOctober 10, 2011
    Keeping liquids in checked baggage is always your best bet, but if you aren’t checking luggage, predetermine how much liquid security allows and plan ahead to avoid losing your favorite shampoo!
  • Jessica O.
    Jessica OrmenoJune 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free Wifi everywhere, very organized and easy to get to the gates, plenty of options to dine. Best airport in the US!
  • Crystal B.
    Crystal BehrendsMay 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best airport in the US. Clean, free wifi and plenty of seating and outlets. Haven't come across a better airport than Tampa!
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GrosecloseNovember 12, 2014
    Tampa is an efficient, easy airport. I recommend Hertz for your rental, not just because they are the best, but it's definitely the easiest for getting out of the airport fast.
  • Rebekah J.
    Rebekah JohnsonJune 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    TSA are bag nazis here! To enter the line, you can only have two bags.... So if you want to get and early start on pulling out all the things that go thru security separately - forget it!
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PerezJanuary 26, 2014
    Free wifi, clean bathrooms, decent radio station, friendly staff, and a workstation row with plenty of chargers in the American gates.
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AbbaticchioAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love Bagel & Bakery by Gate E 62. Try the Jalapeño cheese bagel with cream cheese!
  • Monique T.
    Monique TercDecember 9, 2013
    Awesome inside playground by terminal a for the kiddies. Makes waiting around so much easier for families traveling with young ones.
  • HART
    HARTMay 17, 2012
    Tampa International Airport Transportation: HART Route 30 runs 30 min. weekday service to Downtown Tampa, all for only $2.00 one-way. Hands down, the best transportation deal to/from the airport. Read more
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