The closest major airport is Tampa International Airport, located at a distance of just 5 miles from the city center of Tampa, FL.
The public transportation service is provided by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), consisting of paratransit and public bus service, including a street car line. The Marion Transit Center, in downtown Tampa, is the main hub for the HART bus system, offering 30 local and express routes, providing free bus service for USF students and discounted fares for students from the other local educational institutions.
There are 3 bridges that cross Tampa Bay to Pinellas County: the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR-60), the Gandy Bridge (US 92) and the Howard Frankland Bridge (I-275). The traffic is brought in and out of Tampa by 2 major expressways, which are: the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway (SR-618), also known as the Crosstown Expressway, which runs from Brandon through downtown Tampa, to the neighborhoods in the southern area of the city, at its western terminus, and the Veterans Expressway (SR-589), which connects the airport and the bay bridges to the northwestern suburbs.
I-4, I-275 and I-75 run through the city, I-4 and I-275 cutting across the city and intersecting downtown, while I-75 runs along the east side of Tampa, with much of its route running through Hillsborough County, veering to the west and bisecting New Tampa.
Travel Tip: If you plan to drive yourself in Tampa, be sure to purchase a local map first, because, if you're a first time visitor in Tampa, you can easily get lost, especially if you plan to spend your vacation or stay in the city, exploring the nearby surroundings. Be sure to always wear your seatbelt, while driving, and remember: don't use the cell phone when you're behind the wheel!
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Tampa International Airport: Start by heading northeast on George J Bean Inbnd Pkwy. Continue onto George J Bean Outbnd Pkwy., and make a slight left to stay on George J Bean Outbnd Pkwy. Merge onto FL-60 E via the ramp to I-275/Downtown, and then take the exit onto I-275 N toward I-4. Take exit 51 for FL-582 E, and then exit 51 for FL-582 E. Make a U-turn at Spectrum Blvd. Destination will be on the right.