There are many choices when it comes to Tampa International Airport parking. You will be able to select from a variety of places, both on-site and off-site to choose from. Your first option will be valet parking, which has a vehicle clearance of 6 feet 8 inches and has provides drop-off at the blue departure curbside. These valet services are available from 5:30am-5:30pm. There is also a 24 hour drop-off as well as pick-up service in the short-term parking garage on level 5. If you wish to take advantage of valet parking, it is $2.00 for every 30 minutes and a maximum limit of 24 hours with a charge of $25.00.
The short term parking garage also offers you a place to put your vehicle while you are inside the airport. The garage is above the terminal and vehicle clearance is standard 6 feet 8 inches. This parking area operates 24 hours each day and access to the terminal can be found through the red or blue elevators. The first hour for short term parking is free, then $1 is charged for every 20 minutes after. A limit of 24 hours is set with a charge of $20.00.
At the corner of Sarasota and Brendan Street, there is alternative off-site parking for those who are looking for a good place to park their vehicles. There are security measures taken to ensure the safety of your vehicle while it is in the confines of the lot. These include functional cameras as well as guards who will make it so that no unauthorized vehicles or individuals enter.
Another option is using the parking lot of the Sleep Inn Hotel at the corner of Davis and Harrisburg. There you will be able to keep your vehicle as long as you need to without having to incur the massive fees sometimes associated with on-site airport parking. It offers reasonable rates and a secure gated-off section reserved specifically for airport parking. It is only a short distance from the airport and it will give you the place you need to park your vehicle, whether long-term or short-term.
You can also take the Tampa Bay Shuttle to get to the airport. The Hartline Bus is another option and many people are taking less luggage due to so many airports charging now for check-in baggage.