Car Hire Tampa International Airport


The Tampa International Airport provides service to the Tampa, St. Petersberg, Clearwater areas of Florida. The airport is approximnety five miles west of downtown Tampa, 85 miles from Orlando and 212 miles from Miami.
Most major airlines fly in and out of Tampa International Airport.

Tampa International Airport's main Terminal/Building is Landside with passenger arrival and pick-up, ticketing, baggage claims and security. The airport is comprised of four additional terminals; Airside A (Jet Blue, Continental, and Air Tran) Airside C (Frontier, Spirit and Southwest) Airside F (American, British Airways, US Airways Cayman, and West Jet) and Airside E (Air Canada, Delta and United).

Each terminal offers an expandable food court with restaurant service and newsstand/gift stores. Popular restaurants include Starbucks (Airside A, C, E and F ) Pizza Hut (Airside A) and Chili's Too (Airside F and C). The duty free store is located in Airside F and E.

Tampa International Airport offers FREE wireless internet access in Landside and all Airside Terminals. A children's play area for ticketed passengers is located at Airside A,C, and E. Airport guests should stop by the information kiosks located on Level 3 (Landside) for information regarding art exhibits, free wireless internet accessibility, a self-guided airport tour program and coloring books.

Airport guests meeting or escorting passengers needing assistance, for example, unaccompanied minors or wheelchair assistance, need to stop by their airline ticket counter (Landside Level 2) for authorization.

Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty car rental agencies are located at the airport. These companies do not require shuttle bus service to their rental vehicles.

Short Term Parking is free if under 60 minutes and is $4.00 for 61 to 80 minutes. Economy Parking with 24-hour shuttle service is available for $1.00 per 20 minutes to a daily maximum of $9.00. Valet Parking rates are $2.00 per half hour with a $5.00 minimum, to a maximum of $24.00 per day.

The Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel is attached to the airport through the Landside Terminal. There are 295 guest rooms. The hotel offers concierge, a business center, fitness room, pool, restaurants and meeting rooms. The View at CK's is a revolving roof-top restaurant located at the top of the hotel, serving fresh seafood, steaks and sushi.