Airports in St. Pete-Clearwater

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

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Check out some of the cool public art at St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport. This "Be Bright" mural was created by Ashley Cantero.

With 25 airlines serving St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA), there are multiple options to accommodate your schedule as well as competitive rates and efficient facilities packed with amenities.

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


St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is continually improving its services and, in 2023, set an annual passenger record of 2.49 million. To accommodate the increasing demand, PIE will use a $6 million federal grant to help fund a terminal renovation and expansion project. The work consists of adding two gates, consolidating two TSA checkpoints into one, expanding passenger gate seating areas, increasing its capacity to sort and deliver baggage to planes, and adding escalators, elevators, restrooms and concession spaces. PIE is also planning to expand its parking.


St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), which is served primarily by low-cost carrier Allegiant Air, has non-stop routes to more than 60 cities. Sun County Airlines provides seasonal service across the United States as well as to beach destinations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.



Parking spaces are limited, so airport management suggests that travelers arrange rides and be dropped off curbside at the terminal.

For arrivals, a free cellphone waiting lot is available. Parking lots within walking distance – designated Short-term and Long-term parking – fill up quickly.

Two remote lots, referred to as Economy Parking, are served by free shuttles with pickups every 20 minutes, on average. They are open from two hours before the first departure of the day to one hour after the last flight arrives. If a flight is delayed, the shuttles will continue to operate for 30 minutes after its arrival. A map shows the lots’ locations. The airport recommends that people who have difficulty walking with luggage use the remote Economy Parking lots and the shuttles.

Short-Term Parking

Overnight parking is not permitted.
Rates: $2 First Hour; $1 each additional 20 minutes; $24 daily maximum

Location: Adjacent to the terminal within walking distance

Long-Term Parking

Rates: $2 First Hour; $1 each additional 20 minutes; $15 Daily Maximum

Location: Within walking distance of the terminal

Economy Parking

Rate: $10 per day

Locations: Economy Parking No. 1, the "KeyLime PIE Lot," is across Roosevelt Boulevard on 46th Street. Economy Parking No. 2, the "Strawberry PIE Lot," is on Fairchild Drive west of the terminal and is open as needed.

Cell Phone Waiting Lot

Location: The free Cell Phone Waiting Lot is adjacent to the air traffic control tower.



A recently added new toll road, SR 686A, offers westbound access from I-275 to PIE. Find maps, videos and more information about the new expressway access, as well as other related news on the FDOT website.



The curbside area is for active loading and unloading only. To avoid circling the airport, wait in the Cell Phone Waiting Lot until your passenger has arrived.



The Ground Transportation Lot, outside Baggage Claim, is used for shuttles to and from Economy Parking lots as well as for taxis, ride-shares and shuttles for hotels and off-site rental car companies.

Taxi and shuttle transportation services are outside Baggage Claim in the Ground Transportation Lot.

Rental car options on site are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Rental counters are in the baggage claim area; however, pickups and drop-offs are sometimes handled in the Ground Transportation Lot.



The airport has local favorites Mazzaro’s Italian Market and 3 Daughters Brewing, with restaurants for passengers after passing security and before. The options before security are the full-service restaurant and bar The District and a Hudson Dunkin’, a gift and news shop that also offers Dunkin’s doughnuts. After security for gates 2 through 6 is where you’ll find 3 Daughters, with sandwiches and wings for lunch and breakfast sandwiches in the morning, plus a full liquor and wine bar that also offers 3 Daughters’ signature brews as well as wine.



St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport offers numerous services and amenities to make your travel experience more comfortable and convenient.

Free Wi-Fi

PIE offers free Wi-Fi throughout the airport. Simply log on at Airport_Guest.

Privacy Room for Nursing Mothers

Mamava pods are available for nursing mothers. To access one, download the Mamava app to your phone or call the number posted on the door for an access code.

Pet Relief Areas & Pet Therapy

PIE’s Pets Uplifting People therapy dog program features therapy dogs who visit travelers waiting to board flights. The airport also has “Bark Parks" – fenced pet-relief areas for guests traveling with their dogs. The Bark Parks are cleaned regularly and feature benches, watering stations and other amenities.

Kids' Play Zones

An aviation-themed play area for children is available at Gates 7 through 11. At Gates 2 through 6, children can explore travel destinations and learn more about their environment, wildlife and culture via video selections.

Guest Services

Learn about the area’s award-winning beaches and other fun family attractions at the Visitor Information Booth located near Baggage Claim.

Assistance for Passengers with Disabilities

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 in the Airport Reception Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Foreign Language Assistance is available at the Visitor Information Booth near Baggage Claim.


ATMs are in the concourse outside Ticketing A and at the west end of Baggage Claim. Information is available about the services and locations of the Florida Currency Exchange.



Accommodations located close to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport include: 

St. Petersburg Marriott ClearwaterAirport Shuttle service is available. Contact hotel for pick-up.

Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater-Ulmerton Road: A seven-minute taxi or ride-share trip.

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

Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg ClearwaterAirport Shuttle service is available. Contact hotel for pick-up.

Holiday Inn Express Clearwater East ICOT CenterAn eight-minute taxi or ride-share trip.



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Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is a major airport about 45 minutes from St. Pete-Clearwater's award-winning beaches and 30 minutes from downtown St. Pete. TPA is consistently ranked as one of America's best-loved airports. J.D. Power’s 2023 North America Airport Satisfaction Study ranked the airport No. 1 among large airports for a second consecutive year. TPA serves more than 23 million passengers a year and has been undergoing a three-phase construction program since 2012, expanding its Main Terminal, adding a state-of-the-art rental car facility and a SkyConnect train system. In 2024, it will break ground on Airside D, a 16-gate international and domestic terminal that is scheduled to open in 2028.

TPA’s location allows convenient visits to both the beautiful beaches of St. Pete-Clearwater and the theme parks in Orlando. It is served by most major airlines, with more than 90 non-stop flights and approximately 300 daily departures. Details on non-stop flights are on the TPA website.

TPA is home to a mix of 70 shops, restaurants, kiosks and bars. Some of the distinctive local brands include Columbia Café, Cafe by Mise en Place, Goody Goody, RumFish Grill (from TradeWinds St. Pete Beach) and Ducky's. Foodies can also try chargrilled oysters at Ulele and sample locally brewed beer at Cigar City Brewing. The Shoppes at Bayshore is a 6,300-square-foot mini shopping mall on the third level of the Main Terminal that showcases national and local boutique brands.


    Most major airlines serve TPA, including Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Edelweiss Air, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet. A full list of airlines is on the TPA website.



    Short-Term Parking

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

    Location: Levels 4-9 above the Main Terminal

    Access to Terminal: Via elevator

    Vehicle Clearance: 6 feet, 8 inches

    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 $20 per 24 hours

    Location: Garage is adjacent to the Main Terminal

    Access to Terminal: Pedestrian walkway to the terminal is on Level 4.

    Vehicle Clearance: 7 feet, 10 inches

    More Details: SunPass accepted; Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Parking Level 4; maximum length of stay is 45 days

    Economy Garage & Lot

    Rate: Under 15 minutes is free; 15-20 minutes is $1; each additional 20 minutes is $1; max charge is $14 per 24 hours

    Location: South of the Main Terminal on airport property

    Access to Terminal: SkyConnect train to the Main Terminal. Access station from elevators is on Level 1 of the garage.

    Vehicle Clearance: Levels 2-6, 8 feet; Level 1 and surface lot, 13 feet

    More Details: SunPass accepted; Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Parking Level 1; maximum stay is 45 days

    Cell Phone Waiting Lot

    Rate: Free

    Location: South of the Main Terminal on airport property, adjacent to the SkyCenter One office building near the U.S. Post Office.

    Access to Terminal: Wait until arriving guests are ready for pick-up; five-minute drive to the Main Terminal curbside pick-up area

    Vehicle Clearance: No limit

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

    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) and Cell Phone Waiting Lot

    Details on number and types of charging stations are available on the TPA website.

    Nearby Lots Outside Tampa International Airport

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

    Memorial Airport Parking: A good budget option just west of TPA, includes free shuttle service to and from the airport 24 hours a day.



    Arriving Passengers – After you get off the plane, follow signs to "Ground Transportation" and "Baggage Claim." When ready, walk outside and look for the sign for "Passenger Pickups" or an area labeled "Ride Shares."

    Departing Passengers – The airlines offer curbside bag check 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 Claim areas.

    Curbside Baggage Claim

    The curbside area is only for vehicles actively loading; due to ongoing construction, drivers may experience increased congestion. To avoid circling the airport, consider using the Cell Phone Waiting Lot until your passenger has arrived.

    Ground Transportation & Rental Car Information

    Ride-shares: Services such as Uber and Lyft can drop off at any public access location, including Ticketing, Baggage Claim or the Remote Curbside at the SkyCenter One office building. Be sure you notify your driver of your airline and terminal to ensure smooth drop-off and pick-up. Arriving passengers can be picked up at Red Baggage Claim, the Blue Express Curbside or the Remote Curbside at the SkyCenter One office building. A service fee of $5.00 will be added to the cost of the fare.

    Taxis: Taxi service by Yellow Cab (813-253-0121) is available at the curbside outside the Baggage Claim level.

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

    Shared Passenger Van Services: Airport limos and shared passenger van services are available through reservations or walk-in bookings. Passengers can wait to board in enclosed, air-conditioned lobbies 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 at the Rental Car Center; follow signs to "Remote Curbside." The Greyhound bus terminal is in downtown Tampa at the Marion Transit Center North Platform. The closest address is 1209 N. Marion St. Chartered bus services are also an option – passenger pickups are in the bus spaces in the Ground Transportation Centers.



    Guest Services

    The information kiosk is staffed from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. The kiosk is in the center of Level 3 in the Main Terminal.

    Accessibility Services: Parking for passengers with disabilities is available 24 hours a day in all airport parking areas. Airlines provide wheelchair service from curbside to ticket counters and gates with their skycaps. Elevators reach all passenger areas of the airport, and all public restrooms are wheelchair accessible. See the airport’s website for more information on accessibility services at TPA.

    Currency Exchange 

    For international travelers, Travelex Currency Services is on Level 3 in the Main Terminal.

    Animal Relief Areas

    The only animals allowed in the airport are service animals used by disabled individuals as defined by Florida law and non-service animals that will be that have been transported by air. Post-security check animal relief areas are at each of the airside buildings. Pet relief areas in the Main Terminal are just outside the building on the Baggage Claim level and at the Blue Express Arrivals area. See the airport’s website for more information on animals at TPA.




    General Aviation (Private Plane) Airports

    The area is served by two smaller airports that accept private planes.

    Albert Whitted Airport
    107 8th Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg, Florida 33701


    Clearwater Airpark Airport
    1000 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater, Florida 33765