Tampa Port Transportation

Last updated on January 16th, 2023 at 08:38 pm

What is the closest airport to Tampa Cruise Port?

The closest airport to the cruise terminal is Tampa International Airport (TPA). Located approximately 10 miles (18-20 minutes) from the Port Tampa Bay, it services major US airlines including Southwest and JetBlue, as well as a few international airlines from Canada and Europe.

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Car Rentals in Tampa

Rental Car kiosks are a short walk from the airport baggage claim where most rental agencies are located. The closest car rental companies to the port are:

Tampa Taxis

– from TPA to the Port of Tampa or downtown Tampa is a flat rate of $30 (updated as of Jan 2023).
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TECO Line Streetcar System

The TECO Line Streetcar runs from Ybor City, where many hotels with cruise packages are located to Downtown Tampa, along Channelside Drive, where the cruise terminals are located. 

The streetcars are FREE to ride, and operate every 15 minutes, starting at 7:00am Monday through Friday, and 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday.  The streetcars are also wheelchair accessible, with a ramp at each station. 

The closest streetcar stop to Terminals 2 & 3 is Cumberland Avenue Station (stop #7), and then it’s a quick 3 minute walk to the terminals. 

The closest streetcar stop to Terminal 6 is Publix Station (stop #5) or York Street Station (stop #6), and then it’s a short walk to the entrance at Kennedy Blvd.

Much like a public bus, the streetcars require a pull on the overhead cord in order to make a stop. 

Click here for a streetcar route map.

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