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Tampa Airport TPA

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Baggage Claim

The Baggage Claim is divided into Red & Blue areas - after arrival, follow signs above escalators & elevators to find your airline-determined baggage carousel.

The baggage claim area provides ground transportation kiosks, public and courtesy phones, baggage carts, on-airport rental car counters, restrooms and skycap service.

Baggage Carts / Skycap

Luggage Carts are available at $5 a fee at the entrances and exits and on the Baggage Claim Level;  however, carts are free at the TSA inspection area.
Carts are also available at short-term garage near elevators at levels 4, 6 & 7.

Tampa Airport Skycap service is available throughout the airport. Tel. (813) 876-1339  or use inside courtesy phones.
Skycaps are available outside the Baggage Claim level and on the Ticketing level.

Security at Tampa TPA Airport

For the latest Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  travel tips and prohibited items list see airport security tips.

Airside screening:  The time to get through this process depends on the time of day, season, and whether it takes place around the holidays. At peak travel times count on up to one hour for this process.

Helpful Tips & Resources

Whether you're a seasoned jet-setter or a first-time flyer, iFly.com has everything you need to make your airport experience stress-free. Check out these helpful tips for traveling to, from, or through TPA: 

  • Take advantage of the free wifi and explore the web if you have some time before your departure! Additionally, you can relax, grab a snack, and browse the shops.
  • If you're looking for ways to pass the time before your flight takes off, check out these cool layover ideas at Tampa Airport.
  • If you want to know if your flight might be late, check out the arrival status of the inbound flight.
  • Are you planning a trip to the airport and unsure of the different parking options and their associated costs? Check out this link to find out the locations and fees for both on-airport and off-airport parking.
  • If you need to know what business services are available, like copy machines, postal services, or notaries, please check here.
  • If you are travelling within the local area and need a fast way to reach your destination, take a look at the airport shuttle options available here.