Tampa International Airport (TPA)
(Tampa, Florida - FL, USA)
Tampa International Airport has thousands of short-term and long-term parking spaces available in multi-level garages and surface car parks.
Security is excellent; all lots are open 24 hours a day and advance reservations are not necessary.
Take a ticket at the car park entrance and pay by cash or Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or personal check (Florida Bank) on your return.
The Short-Term parking garage has more than 3,500 spaces and is for stays of 4 hours or less. There is direct access with the terminal via the red and blue elevators, depending on who you're flying with. The first hour is free and then charges are levied at 30-minute intervals thereafter, up to a daily maximum. The maximum car height for this lot is six feet, eight inches.
There are an additional 8,000 plus car parking spaces at the Long-Term garage, which is located just south of the Short-Term garage and comes with a monorail service to the terminal on Level 5; pedestrian bridges on Level 2 also provide terminal access. The first hour is free and the maximum car height for this lot is seven feet, 10 inches for standard spaces and 10 feet for the High Vehicle Level Clearance areas.
The Remote Economy car park is located near the airport post office and offers more economical parking than the garage. Free shuttle buses provide access to the terminal and the maximum vehicle clearance is eight feet.
The Cell Phone car park is a free place for drivers to wait while they are picking-up or dropping-off passengers and there is unlimited vehicle clearance.
For valet parking, you can drop your vehicle off at the Blue Departure Drive or on Level 5 of the Short-Term Garage, near the Yeager elevators. Curbside drop-offs are also possible, but only during the daytime, while pickups must be done on Level 5 of the Short-Term garage.
Disabled drivers will find disabled parking on all levels of the parking garages as well as next to the bus stops in the Remote Economy lot. Disabled drivers must have their handicapped badge on display in their vehicles to make use of the convenient, dedicated parking spaces. Porter assistance can be requested for those disabled travelers who need help.