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Tampa International Airport (TPA) TSA Security Wait Time Information

Tampa International Airport has had a reputation for ease of security checks, which makes it one of the well-maintained and most-loved airports in the United States.

The information about wait times for security checkpoints gives passengers the comfort of knowing they may have extra time to enjoy a cup of coffee. Or, you can attend an online meeting before heading to the departure gate, when you know the wait times at TPA airport.


Before you head to the airport, be sure to check TPA Arrival Delays, TPA Departure Delays, or use iFly's TPA Flight Tracker.

TPA Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

TPA is a fairly busy airport, but there are only four checkpoints for travelers. And the good news is most of the checkpoints allow the PreCheck option and are equipped with smart devices. The hours shown below are subject to change:

TPA Concourses A Checkpoint

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 8 AM to 6 PM

TPA Concourses C Checkpoint

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 8 AM to 6 PM

TPA Concourses E Checkpoint

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 8 AM to 6 PM

TPA Concourses F Checkpoint

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 8 AM to 6 PM

Arrive at least 2 to 3 hours before your scheduled airline departure. Remember to arrive early and, if necessary, allow yourself enough time to park your car at the airport.

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TSA Wait Times TPA

Tampa airport wait times can vary greatly during busy days, holidays, and travel days as well. You can now check current wait times at Tampa International Airport, but keep in mind that the TPA wait times you see right now may not be valid when you reach the airport!

TSA PreCheck at TPA

TSA precheck lanes are almost available at all four security checkpoints at TPA airport. Frequent travelers and others who do not want to wait for long can sign up for TSA's Precheck program at Tampa Airport. Once signed in and approved, you will get a Known Traveler Number that helps you with access to an easy screening lane.

Now with PreCheck, passengers don't need to remove shoes, belts, remove laptops from cases, and more. It is assumed that with PreCheck, you will need to wait for less than 5 minutes in a line for a security check. The cost of TSA PreCheck for five years is $85.

The office hours for PreCheck at the Tampa Airport location Airport are Monday to Friday from 8 AM until 6 PM, closed 12–12:30 PM And, on Saturday, the timings for precheck are from 9 AM to 3 PM closed from 12 PM - 12:30 PM.

About Tampa International Airport Wait Times

Tampa International Airport's security wait times are considered the shortest in the nation. There is a digital display of the approximate wait times at security checkpoints in the main terminal. This makes security checks easy for travelers and reduces the wait time in lines.

Tampa International Airport TSA wait times available on this site are approximate and can vary depending upon various factors.

Therefore the TSA always urges travelers to arrive at the airport in advance of scheduled flight departures. This helps you with TPA security wait times, digital display, and programs that assist you in travel planning. Do not forget to check wait times for the ticket counter with your airline.

Please note that each airline has a recommended arrival time, and you need to arrive at the airport accordingly. All airlines prefer that travelers should arrive at the check-in counter and the flight's departure gate on time.

The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using.

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