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Tampa International Airport (TPA)

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  • Joshua B.
    "Great airport, picked up friend and flight arrived 40 mins early"(59 Tips)
    Mackenzie
    "Free wifi, 1hr free in short term parking and people watching!! :)"(26 Tips)
    Esther F.
    "Really nice airport with free wifi and great restaurants and shops"(86 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 Jul 12
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 3 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.
    Upvoted Jun 16
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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! :)
    Upvoted May 31
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MorrowJuly 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the planes! I get one every time....they are pretty much a must have here!
  • Cindy R.
    Cindy RobbinsJanuary 16, 2015
    The chillis express veggie wrap was satisfying (slim pickings for veg in term c -Starbucks just had meat breakfast sandwiches, annoying!)
  • 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!
  • Rex H.
    Rex HammockDecember 11, 2011
    From horizontal transport strategies to free wifi to security check-ins in wide open spaces, Tampa has one of the most passenger friendly airports Ive traveled through.
  • Danny M.
    Danny McManusAugust 29, 2013
    I travel ALOT. . . TSA employees here are the most polite and friendly of any airport I've been to. If course is 7am, so that might change.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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..
  • Michael V.
    Michael VanDervortMay 23, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Here's a tip. Park in long term parking on the second floor and you can walk right into the boarding terminal. Saves a bunch of time if you have your boarding pass already in hand.
  • Bridget S.
    Bridget S.February 19, 2012
    Free wifi. Near Gate A12 are generously sized and powered workstations. Can order food from Sam Snead's Grill to be delivered to your workstation.
  • Marcia M.
    Marcia MarangonAugust 21, 2013
    That's my kind of airport! Super clean, signs showing where to go from the door to the gate and nice people to deal with.
  • JP M.
    JP M.August 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I always park on level 9.... It's the top floor but there are always spots next to the elevator
    Upvoted Jun 22
  • DANNY™♉🌈 J.
    DANNY™♉🌈 J☀HNS☀NMay 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The new Mise en Place Wine Bar (First Flight) just opened in middle of main terminal and it looks very nice! I'm impressed! Check it out.
  • Isabella M.
    Isabella MaderDecember 29, 2012
    1 hr free parking, free wifi, short ways !!!(you can, but you don't have to run passed 5000 shops). Best airport ever.
  • Brendon B.
    Brendon BigleyNovember 23, 2010
    Best airport experience I've ever had. Security was smoothly operated and baggage check was a breeze. Plus there's free wi-fi. Too good to be true. Haha. Safe travels.
  • Angela L.
    Angela LichtDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Free wifi and not a bad place to wait(if you must). Flight is on time for Detroit and that makes me happy. We'll see how things are for the connection to Kalamazoo.
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LarsenJuly 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Body scanner not so bad! I was worried but it was quick and painless. Love this airport! Friendly people, always thru so much faster than I plan on.
  • Nancy W.
    Nancy WardJuly 2, 2012
    Welcome to Tampa International Airport. Be sure to check out all the great things to do in Tampa! If you are looking for a home , check out our website @ JimandNancy Ward.com.
  • HART
    HARTAugust 3, 2011
    Tampa International Airport Transportation: HART Route 30 runs 15 min. weekday service to Downtown Tampa, all for only $1.75 one-way. Hands down, the best transportation deal to/from the airport. Read more
  • Edith T.
    Edith TaveraMay 13, 2011
    Great airport; monorail to get to gate, quick non-patting security, and free wifi w/ workstations and chargers a-plenty. I'm a happy traveler.
  • Peter S.
    Great Airport, one of the best I have been to in the USA, only saw better ones in Asia
  • Felix G.
    Felix GrushevskySeptember 1, 2014
    Cell phone parking lot is a great free place to wait for somebody in car. Also, short term parking is free up to an hour
  • Haas C.
    Haas CollinsFebruary 13, 2015
    It's clean with Free WiFi and great places to eat or shop. Definitely a great airport.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LuxOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Make sure to check out Cigar City Brewing in Terminal C! A Tampa Original.
  • James W.
    James WoodMay 11, 2012
    At the new Green Iguana in airside A; ask for Sharon...sit on the right side of the bar and she will plug in your phone charger..lifesaver!
  • Betsy C.
    Betsy CookMay 14, 2012
    Wonderful hotel the rooms are large the staff outstanding. And then we sauntered down to check in for our flight
  • Edward E.
    Edward EspositoApril 13, 2013
    Don't panic, Starbucks in main and outlying terminals. You'll need ticket & ID to board trams to gates then again to get to the gates coming off tram. Moves quickly, TSA pros.
  • Wiktoria P.
    Wiktoria Piktel1 week ago
    Nice, small air port. Nice store and plenty of places to chose form when you're hungry at a reasonable price!
  • Nathan
    NathanAugust 13, 2016
    Sit at Florida's oldest, original restaurant, now enveloped by an airport and think how colonialism would have been different had it been done with airplanes instead of ships.
  • Amy S.
    Amy Springer BohlenApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wifi, large seating areas and easy to get through. One of the best airports I've been to.
  • DANNY™♉🌈 J.
    DANNY™♉🌈 J☀HNS☀NDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Through the holidays, sales throughout airport include Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Dog e Works, and Buy 3 Get 4th Free on all tshirts at Ron Jon. Stop in and check in! Happy holidays!
  • Gilbert H.
    Gilbert HernandezDecember 29, 2014
    One of the best airports, very organized and lanes move quickly. Very clean and spacious.
  • kumi m.
    kumi monsterAugust 20, 2010
    One of the nicest airports I've been to in the US. Simple, and easy to get around, free WiFi & smoking areas before & after security (at least for airside C)!
  • Amber T.
    Amber TreatMay 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tampa International Airport is a great place, the tram is great and efficient! I always enjoy this airport.
  • adil
    adilJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Cellphone waiting lot is awesome! They have food trucks, free wi-fi, restrooms, and a huge board to show you all the details of the flights. Best of all, it's free to use!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MazurosDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice, easy to navigate and well-organized airport. Excellent way to welcome folks to FL.
  • Billy W.
    Billy WomackAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I travel all over the US and out of the country and our airport is the BEST! So simple to get in and out of!
  • Kurtis J.
    Kurtis JohnsonMarch 27, 2013
    great floors and great layout plenty of orange cones on runway for safety. meets travel needs
  • charlie p.
    charlie pJanuary 11, 2013
    thanks to gates in separate buildings, you may have to go through security again for a connecting flight. however the shuttles are quick!
  • Andre Miguel N.
    Andre Miguel NascimentoDecember 2, 2011
    Clean, easily access, Good food, quiet, AND better free wi-fi....and so., b center free ! Fantastic airport
  • Nano M.
    Nano ManMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    As always one of the best airports! Clean, easy to navigate through and not too busy.
  • TeyTey
    TeyTeySeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Cell Phone Parking Lot restrooms are ATROCIOUS and LACKING... but the restrooms at the terminal and the airsides are SUPER CLEAN...
  • DANNY™♉🌈 J.
    DANNY™♉🌈 J☀HNS☀NAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    In town for the RNC? Swing by the Mindworks store for patriotic hats and souvenir plush. Pick up patriotic tie dye tees at Ron Jon. And don't forget your flag from The Florida Shop as well!
  • Christine ✈.
    Christine ✈️February 15, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    One of my favorite airports. Easy to navigate and clean!
  • Raffi K.
    If you've rented a car from one of the in-terminal companies and need to fill gas before returning the car, set your GPS for a nearby gas station instead of the airport. There're no stations enroute.
  • Christopher N.
    Christopher NasonSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Great airport. Easy to find your way around. Good selection of shops and restaurants.
  • John 忠威 Hans D.
    Great airport. Well layed out with good selection of cafes and shops for pre/post flight.
  • Kaia T.
    Kaia TershowskiJuly 4, 2012
    Welcome to Tampa International Airport. Be sure to check out all the fun things to do in town. If you're looking for a home, then check out my Website --> www.TeamTRealtors.com
  • Markus N.
    Markus NeuertSeptember 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Clean airport that gets the job done. Relatively easy to navigate
  • Mark L.
    Mark LFebruary 7, 2016
    Small, convenient international terminal. If you're a brisk walker, you can save significant time by beating the retirees to the immigration queue
  • MaryKay M.
    MaryKay MacIverFebruary 6, 2014
    Easy to get around in this airport. People are friendly. Just ask if you don't know where your gate is.
  • Rhett E.
    Rhett EphgraveOctober 22, 2010
    Here's what to do: get up at 4:45 a.m. to do a product expo at work. Don't eat anything all day. Go straight to the Bacardi bar in Concourse E and start drinking. Sleep like a baby all the way to ATL.
  • Forthfox
    ForthfoxDecember 9, 2014
    Locals & visitors ➡️ check out forthfox.com for creative mktg strategy, clever content & talent connex in Tampa Bay! #forthfox
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Active Duty military get free baggage and can use the first class check in line when flying United. Also use the TSA pre line with your AD CAC card.
  • Bob Buckhorn
    Bob BuckhornNovember 18, 2011
    Welcome to Tampa, Florida! While you're exploring the city, you will find great tips from our foursquare mayors. But if you want tips from the Mayor of Tampa, be sure to follow along.
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