Tampa International Airport (TPA)

The Tampa International Airport (TPA) serves the Tampa Bay region in Florida.  Located six miles west of downtown Tampa, TPA is considered one of the busiest airports in the entire United.

As such, to accommodate the number of travelers that move through the airport, there is abundant parking around and near the airport. Travelers and drivers have a few off-site options for parking near the airport.

This guide will help to provide the information required to help you make the best choice from the options available to you, such as parking rates—both long and short term—as well as hotels that offer parking and shuttles, and possible places to grab a meal.

Parking Rates and Options

When looking to park at the Tampa Airport, expect to pay from $0 an hour in the hourly garage up to $30 a day for the choice of valet parking.  Please note, in the long and short terms rates listed below, parking rates are always subject to change at any time.

Long term

When parking at the Tampa Airport long-term, travelers have two options—the Long Term Parking Garage or the Economy Parking Lot and Garage. To locate the Economy Parking Lot and Garage is situated just south of the Main Terminal. A Free Shuttle Service runs to and from the airport for 20 hours a day.

Hourly Parking (Short Term Garage)

Per Day--$22

Daily Parking (Long Term Garage)

Per Day--$18

Economy Parking (Economy Garage & Lot)

Per Day--$10

Valet Parking

Per Day--$30

Short term

For the convenience of travelers, the Tampa Airport offers both hourly and daily parking choices close to the terminals.  For short term parking, the area can be found above the main terminal on levels 4-9.  The long-term garage however is located next to the terminal.

If you are needing to pick up or drop someone off, your best option to do this is at hourly parking.  However, if you are in need of overnight parking, the best options are that of either the daily parking or economy parking areas.

Hourly Parking (Short Term Garage)

Hour 1--$0
Hour 1 + 20 minutes--$4
Each additional 20 minutes--$2
Per Day--$22

Daily Parking (Long Term Garage)

Hour 1--$0
Hour 1 + 20 minutes--$4
Each additional 20 minutes--$2
Per Day--$18

Economy Paring (Economy Garage & Lot)

Per 20 minutes--$1
Per Day--$10

Valet Parking

Per half-hour--$2
Per Day--$30

Airport Resources

No matter how travelers look at it, parking rates at or near the Tampa Airport can be expensive and costly—especially if you are having to park there for several days.

With this in mind, we have gathered a few ideas and resources to aid you in finding some of the best rates as well as discounts and coupons in an attempt to make your parking more affordable.

Official Airport Parking Page

This page can prove to be a wealth of information for travelers.  It offers vital airport information such as up to date news and rates.  It also links the traveler to important information such as flights and passengers.

Hotel Parking with Airport Shuttle Service

There are several hotels within 1 ½ to three miles of the Tampa International Airport that offer shuttle service to and from the terminals.

DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore

Distance from TPA:  1 ½ miles

4500 W. Cypress Street

Phone: 813.879.4800

Hyatt Place Tampa Airport

Distance from TPA: 1.8 miles

4811 W. Main Street

Phone: 813.282.1037

Econo Lodge Tampa Airport

Distance from TPA: 2 miles

4732 N. Dale Mabry Hwy

Phone: 813.874.6700

Days Inn by Wyndham

Distance to TPA: 2.9 miles

5405 N. Church Avenue

Phone:  813.739.2244

Parking Tips

Electric Vehicle Parking

EV charging is made available for travelers in each parking area of TPA.  Although the use of the charging stations is free, parking rates will still apply.

Reminder Cards

To aid in helping you to remember where you parked, be sure to pick up a reminder parking card.

Handicap Accessible

Each of the parking options at TPA is handicap accessible.

Local Eateries

Although there are several places to grab a bite to eat near the TPA, those that rated with the most stars are:

Columbia Restaurant Café—Spanish

4160 George J Bean Pkway, In Tampa International Airport

A long-standing chain of traditional Spanish cuisine dating back to 1905—takeout and dine-in

P.F. Chang’s--Chinese

4100 George J Bean Pkwy, In Tampa International Airport

Family-friendly offering some creative take on traditional Chinese fare.

The Skyye Bar and Grille--American

4200 George J Bean Pkwy, In Tampa Bay Marriott

All-day American fare offered in a relaxed eatery atmosphere—takeout and dine-in

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