I’m a big fan of this airport. Yes, it is a little confusing knowing where to go to find a shuttle to your terminal, but after a few times coming through the airport, it is really laid out well, kept very clean, and has plenty of space so that it never feels crowded.
There are plenty of really good dining options within the airport both inside the terminal as well as just outside the terminals. Inside the terminal, there are dozens of restaurants and shops to get snacks and food.
Outside the terminal at the main hub, there are more restaurants and there is even a full PF Changs inside!
To get to the rental car Center, it is a little bit complicated. You don’t go downstairs to baggage claim. Rather, stay on the main level and continue all the way to the other end where are you take an escalator up to get to a train. That train will take you to both the economy parking lot as well as the rental car center.
The rental car center is the best out of any of the airports I’ve rented a car at. It’s a massive building that has every car rental company you could think of. Giant signs for each company hang from the walls, and there is plenty of space to go get rental cars.
Live this airport. Medium sized, easy to get in and out. Domestic and international flights. There is cell phone park Very convenient before the terminal. Short and long term parking and a few private companies operating private parking nearby.
Now if you don’t have luggage you can go to express exit area, not crowded and easy pick up.great signage and clean bathrooms. Recent huge renovation and extension.👍🏼
Probably one of the best airports ever!!! Easy to find your way around, restrooms everywhere. Stores, food court, lounging areas are all absolutely great !!! Definitely wanna get here a few hours before your flight so you can take a look around. Tampa has done an incredible job of making this place something worth exploring. Beautiful historic statues, amazing fish tanks to just sit and stare at. Parking is never an issue and there’s always something new to see.
This is a fantastic airport - I dare say the best I've been at of any I've visited in the country. It's clean and easy to get around. The recent renovations to the airport are outstanding. It looks beautiful and I really like how they've incorporated local eateries into the restaurant choices. TIA is always striving to make the best possible traveller experience. Well done!
Great airport.. Easy access. Still improving! I've been providing chauffeur transportation out of this airport for 27 years and seen it grown into just a wonderful hub of activity from the train to take people to long-term parking to the improvements to the lobby area it's bright to clean feel secure. The aviation authority works with us Livery companies to make sure that we can provide the best possible service to our clientele and turn they off and comment how nice Tampa international Airport is compared to other airports. Be looking forward to the improvements still to come.
Tampa International is a world class airport. Friendly folks helping you get where you need to go. Good amenities. The most important thing is how easy it is to get from here to there. I use to love the rental cars being across the street from the main terminal, but I am getting use to the new confirmation. All in all it is always a good experience. Excellent planning and exaction.
I spend a lot of time at this airport. The set-up for entering, and exiting the airport is easy to follow. Just stay in lane assigned to your airline, and color picked for that airline, there are only two colors, red or blue. I love the curbside pick-up, drop-off option. BUT unless the person or persons your picking up are right at the curb, forget about parking they'll make you move or drive in a circle until they arrive. I suggest you go to parking garage which has free parking for the first hour. Park as close to an elevator as possible, in either red or blue section. Each elevator is named. So when your guest calls, or you call your ride. All you have to do is look for Example; Blue Earhart elevators, and give the level. Funny that's where I was yesterday. 😁 PS. If this is your first time flying in or out of this airport I hope it's a beautiful day! The view from above is breath taking!!
We never had any problems flying in from Chicago. The airport is always clean & people are friendly, courteous, kind & helpful. Plus with SO many restaurants, bars & specialties stores offered, you could easily miss your flight! But the best was, SOUTHWEST OFFERED 2 FREE PIECES OF LUGGAGE PLUS A CARRY-ON & A BOOK BAG (KNAPSACK)!
FOR US IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE ALL AROUND! 👍
One of the most modern, efficient, and well-designed airports in the U.S.A. 🇺🇸 Entry to individual groups of gates is controlled by scanning your boarding pass at identified access points. A wide variety of restaurants with lots of space. Clean bathrooms! 🙂 At least one outdoor smoking area located at gate C-30. 💨💨 Announcements on loudspeakers are distinct and you can understand them! This airport makes travel a pleasant experience! 🛫✈️🛬👨✈️👩✈️
Big airport but run smoothly. Nicely decorated and plenty of eateries to choose from. When we landed and made it to baggage claim our bags were coming out. So we didn't have to wait forever for our bags. We rented a car and had to take the shuttle seemed like a ways away but good signage which made navigation a breeze to get to where we needed to go.
Kelly “Kelly’s Critique” Gilmore
July 29, 2022- Cute airport with a couple of food and gift shop options. Bathroom was clean but handicap accessible bathroom had a broken lock on the door. There was a baby changing station located in the women’s bathroom. There are ATM machines. I flew through Frontier for the first time. Flight attendants had bad attitudes. Also, everything costs. Baggage carry on luggage was $89 at the gate. Drinks were $3.25. They had snacks available ranging from $4-$13 with a drink.
Attractive airport and laid out very efficiently. Easy in and out on my first visit to Tampa. I utilized the trains for both terminal and car rental facility connections; I never waited more than just a few minutes. Terminal C had great dining choices and excellent runway views to please this aviation geek.