By Plane – Tampa International Airport is located near the waters of Tampa Bay along I-275. Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is an alternative only fifteen miles away, generally serving smaller routes and discount airlines. A bit further away is Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport offering proximity to beautiful Gulf beaches to the south of Tampa. Another option is Orlando airport which is just and hour and a half drive from Tampa.
Train – Tampa’s Amtrak station is located at 601 Nebraska Avenue in downtown Tampa. Amtrak’s Silver Service runs daily from New York City or Miami to Tampa. The train journey through Florida offers great views. There are generally changing facilities aboard Amtrak trains in the disabled washrooms.
By Car – Tampa is easily accessible via the major interstate highways, I-75 from north and south, and I-4 from the east. From either highway, exit onto I-275 to reach Tampa. However, be prepared for frequent traffic jams particularly when it rains; nearly all of Downtown and the airport area are under constant and complete construction.
By Bus – Tampa’s Greyhound station is at 610 Polk Street in downtown Tampa. Sarasota-Tampa Express offers a shuttle service between Tampa International Airport and the nearby towns of Bradenton and Sarasota for $40 one-way.
By Boat – Cruise ships from five cruise lines operate from Tampa, mostly to Caribbean islands and Mexico. The Tampa cruise terminal is on the Ybor channel downtown.