Airports in St. Pete/Clearwater

St. Pete/Clearwater area is served by St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

A flag person helping airplane taxing at airport

There's no feeling like touching down to start an epic St. Pete/Clearwater vacation at one of two international airports serving the destination.

With more than 30 airlines between St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) to accommodate your schedule, competitive rates and efficient facilities packed with amenities, the airports are truly gatekeepers to paradise.

Non-stop service is available to our airports from more than 100 cities. Click here for non-stop flight information for Tampa International Airport. Find non-stop flight info for St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport here

The entrance to the St. Pete-Clearwater terminal PIE

Enjoy non-stop service to and from destinations around the United States and Canada with value-conscious airlines at PIE.

An aerial shot of the St. Pete-Clearwater international airport PIE

St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) is a 2,000-acre fully certified facility with 2 runways.

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

Fly to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and before you know it, you'll have your toes in the sand, soaking in a stunning sunset.

The food, beverage, news and gifts concessions are also under renovations by a new master concessionaire, SSP-Hudson. Soon, visitors can expect to see The District Pub (pre-security on the second floor), Dunkin' (three locations), 3 Daughters Brewing (gates 2-6), and News & Gifts by Hudson. The addition of local favorites 3 Daughters Brewing and Mazzaro's is especially exciting, bringing locally owned businesses to PIE. 

PIE has a heartwarming new Pets Uplifting People therapy dog program, which provides dogs to greet travelers who are waiting to board flights. In addition, the airport now has "Bark Parks" - fenced pet relief areas for guests traveling with their own dogs. The Bark Parks have benches, watering stations and other amenities.

Parking Information
All Parking Lots are Now Open

Airport parking lots are open two hours before the first departure of the day and one hour after the last flight arrives. Cash, credit cards and debit cards are accepted.

Short-Term Parking
Note: No overnight parking is permitted in the short-term lot.
Rates: $2 First Hour; $1 each additional 20 minutes; $18 Daily Maximum

Long-Term Parking
Note: There is limited availability with the lot sometimes filling up on Thursdays - Mondays; additional parking is available in Economy Lots.

Rates: $2 First Hour; $1 each additional 20 minutes; $12 Daily Maximum

Location: Adjacent to the terminal within walking distance

Economy Parking
Note: If you have difficulty walking with luggage, you're encouraged to park in the Economy Lot and use the convenient free shuttle service to and from the terminal. Masks or face coverings are required on the shuttles which are running at 50% capacity at this time.

Rates: $8 per day

Location: Economy Parking #1 "KeyLime PIE Lot" is located across Roosevelt Blvd. on 46th Street and open year-round. Economy Parking #2 "Strawberry PIE Lot" is located on Fairchild Drive west of the Terminal and is open as needed.

Cell Phone Waiting Lot
Location: The cell phone lot is located adjacent to the air traffic control tower. There is no charge to park in the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.

Passenger Pick-up & Drop-off

Baggage Claim Curbside
Only for active loading and unloading; To avoid circling the airport, consider waiting in the Cell Phone Lot until your passenger has arrived. Uber and Lyft pick-ups are curbside in front of the terminal.

Ground Transportation
The Ground Transportation Lot can be used for Economy Parking shuttles, taxis and hotel and off-site rental car shuttles. Taxi and shuttle transportation services are located outside of Baggage Claim in the Ground Transportation Lot. Some nearby hotels offer shuttle service and pick-up in the Ground Transportation Lot. 
It is easy to rent a car at or near PIE. The on-site rental car companies are Alamo, National, Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz. Their rental counters can be found in the baggage claim area. The off-site rental companies include Dollar Car Rental, Thrifty Car Rental and ACE Rental Cars.

Airlines Serving PIE
The airlines that serve PIE include Allegiant Air, Sunwing Airlines and SunCounty Airlines. 

Services & Amenities
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport offers many services and amenities to make your travel experience more comfortable and convenient, such as free Wi-Fi. A Privacy Room for nursing moms is located in Gates 2-6 to the right of the restrooms. 

Guest Services: Learn about the area's award-winning beaches and other fun attractions for the whole family from the Visitor Information Center located near Baggage Claim.

Handicapped Assistance: Airlines will provide wheelchairs to passengers from curbside to boarding as requested - alert the airline at the check-in counter. PIE offers visually impaired guests the option to access an agent from the Aira Services for the Visually Impaired to provide audio guidance to navigate through the airport. Travelers can sign up at AIRA. 

Foreign Language Assistance: Foreign Language & American Sign Language Translation Services are available int he Airport Reception Office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., in the Airport Reception Office. Foreign Language Assistance is available at the Visitor Info Booth near Baggage Claim.

ATM: There is an ATM located in the concourse outside Ticketing A and the west end of Baggage Claim. International travelers can learn about the services and locations of the Florida Currency exchange here. 

Nearby Hotels
There are plenty of accommodations located close to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Peruse the list below and start planning your next getaway to America's Best Beaches!

St. Petersburg-Clearwater Marriott Hotel: Airport Shuttle service is available. Contact hotel for pick-up.

Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater-Ulmerton Road: Airport Shuttle service is available. Contact hotel for pick-up.

Holiday Inn St. Petersburg North/Clearwater: Airport Shuttle service is available. Contact hotel for pick-up.

Marriott Courtyard: Airport Shuttle service is available. Contact hotel for pick-up.

Holiday Inn Express: Airport Shuttle service is available. Contact hotel for pick-up.

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

TPA is located about 45 minutes from St. Pete/Clearwater's award-winning beaches and six miles west of downtown Tampa.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is consistently ranked as one of America's most-loved airports. The Wall Street Journal recently named TPA the best midsize airport in the country in its annual survey ranking the nation's best large and midsize airports. Also, J.D. Power recently named TPA as the third-highest in passenger satisfaction among mega airports. One of the benefits of flying into TPA is its centralized location, allowing you to easily visit both the beautiful beaches of St. Pete/Clearwater and the theme parks in Orlando. TPA boasts 70 new restaurants, shops and spas and offers more than 90 nonstop flights and 260 daily departures. 

 

After an almost billion-dollar makeover, Tampa International Airport is now home to a mix of 70 new shops, restaurants, kiosks and bars. Some of the distinctive local brands to take residence at TPA include Cafe by Mise en Place, Goody Goody, RumFish (from TradeWinds St. Pete Beach) and Ducky's. Foodies can also try chargrilled oysters at Ulele and sample locally brewed beer at Cigar City.

TPA also recently opened the Shoppes at Bayshore, a 6,300-square foot space showcasing national and local boutique brands including Tommy Bahama, Quiksilver and Bourbon and Bowties. A pop-up Tampa shop also holds a rotating display of local goods (delicious La Segunda pastries, anyone?).

The airport has recently added a new family-friendly amenity: dedicated nursing rooms for traveling mothers and babies. Three nursing rooms are now open (in the Main Terminal, Airside E and F) and additional rooms will open in Airside A and C later in 2020.

Non-Stop Flights to Tampa International Airport
To access information on non-stop flights into and out of Tampa International Airport (TPA), please visit www.tampaairport.com/nonstop.

Parking Information
There are convenient parking options at TPA. Browse the descriptions below before you select the best option for you:

Short-Term Parking
Rates: Under 60 minutes is free; 61-80 minutes is $4; each additional 20 minutes is $2; max charge is $22 per 24 hours

Location: Levels 4-9 above the Main Terminal

Access to Terminal: Elevator access

Vehicle Clearance: 6 feet, 8 inches

More Details: SunPass accepted; Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (Parking Level 5)

Long-Term Parking
Rates: Under 60 minutes is free; 61-80 minutes is $4; each additional 20 minutes is $2; max charge is $18 per 24 hours

Location: Garage is adjacent to the Main Terminal

Access to Terminal: Pedestrian walkway to the terminal on Level 4; Monorail on Level 7

Vehicle Clearance: 7 feet, 10 inches

More Details: SunPass accepted; Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Parking (Parking Level 4)

Economy Garage & Lot
Rate: Under 60 minutes is free; 61-80 minutes is $4; each additional 20 minutes is $2; max charge is $18 per 24 hours

Location: Garage is adjacent to the Main Terminal

Access to Terminal: Pedestrian walkway to the terminal on Level 4; Monorail on Level 7

Vehicle Clearance: 7 feet, 10 inches

More Details: SunPass accepted; Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Parking (Parking Level 4)

Cell Phone Waiting Lot
Rates: Free

Location: South of the Main Terminal on airport property, across from Economy Parking

Access to Terminal: Wait until arrive guests are ready for pick-up; 5-minute drive to the main Terminal curbside pick-up

Vehicle Clearance: No limit

More Details: Restrooms; vending machines; free Wi-Fi; real-time flight information display

Green Parking
Rates: No cost for EV Charging; Refer to parking facility for rates

Location: Available at all Parking Facilities - Short-Term (Level 5), Long-Term (Level 4), Economy (Level 1 North Garage), Cell Phone Waiting Lot

Access to Terminal: This varies; Refer to the parking facility

Vehicle Clearance: This varies; Refer to the parking facility

Nearby Outside Lots
A1 Express Parking: One of the most popular off-site parking options, offers free shuttle service from the airport 24 hours a day

Parkway Parking: Some of the most inexpensive rates in the area, located down the street from TPA

Memorial Airport Parking: A good budget option just west of TPA, includes free shuttle service to and from the airport

Passenger Pick-up & Drop-off
Baggage Claim Curbsides

Only for active loading; due to ongoing construction, drivers may experience increased congestion. To avoid circling the airport, consider waiting in the Cell Phone Waiting Lot until your passenger has arrived.

Rideshares
Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft can drop you off at the departure level. Be sure you notify your driver of your airline and terminal to ensure smooth drop-off and pick-up. 

Note: After you deplane at TPA, follow the signs to "Ground Transportation" and "Baggage Claim". When ready, walk outside and look for the sign for "Passenger Pickups" or a designated area labeled, "Rideshares".

Ground Transportation & Rental Car Information
There are many options for ground transportation.

Taxis: Taxi service by Yellow Cab (phone number 813-666-6666) and United Cab (phone number 813-777-7777) is available at the curbside outside the Baggage Claim level.

Rental Cars: Access 16 on-airport rental car services by taking the SkyConnect train from the Main Terminal.

Pro tip: Remote bag check is available for most domestic passengers. Also, courtesy vehicle service to off-airport rental car companies is available at either end of the Red and Blue Baggage Claims. 

Shared Passenger Van Service: Airport limos and shared passenger van services are available through reservations or walk-in bookings. Passengers can wait to board their vehicles at enclosed, air-conditioned lobbies located at either end of the Baggage Claim areas.

Bus/Public Transportation: The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus stops are located at the Rental Car Center; follow signs to "Remote Curbside". The Greyhound bus terminal is located in Downtown Tampa at 610 Polk Street near the corner of Pierce Street. Chartered bus services are also an option - passenger pickups are located in the bus spaces in the Ground Transportation Centers. 

Rideshare services like Uber & Lyft: Guests leaving the airport using a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft can be picked up by the service provider at "Passenger Pickups" or a designated area labeled, "Rideshares" outside the Baggage Claim area. 

Airlines Serving TPA
Many airlines serve TPA including Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Contour Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Edelweiss Air, Frontier, Jet Blue, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, Silver Airways, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Coast Airlines (seasonal), Swift Air, Swoop, United and WestJet.

Services & Amenities
Guest Services: The information kiosk is staffed with Guest Services Representatives from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. The kiosk is located in the center of Level 3 in the Main Terminal. 

Handicapped Assistance: Airlines provide wheelchair service from curbside to ticket counters and gates through their skycaps. Elevators also provide convenient access to all passenger areas of the airport and all public restrooms at the airport are wheel-chair accessible. Additionally, there are companion restrooms equipped for people with disabilities located throughout the airport.

Currency Exchange: International travelers can visit Travelex Currency Services in Level 3 in the main Terminal to convert foreign banknotes to dollars. 
 

General Aviation

In addition, the area is served by two smaller airports, which accept private planes and small jets.

Albert Whitted Municipal Airport
107 8th Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg, 33701
www.StPete.org/airport
727-893-7657
 

Clearwater Air Park Airport
1000 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater, 33765
www.ClearwaterAirpark.net
727-443-3433