Arrival & Orientation
Transportation from the Airport
Airport Ground Transportation
From our local airports: Tampa International Airport (TPA), St. Pete/ Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), there are a variety of ground transportation options including Uber & Lyft. From TPA the University of South Florida's Tampa campus is approximately 16 miles, USF St. Pete campus about 21 miles & the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus about 51 miles.
Shared Passenger Van Service
Shared passenger van service is available from Tampa International Airport (TPA), St. Pete/ Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) through a company called SuperShuttle. SuperShuttle offers curbside pickup with a variety of options and price points, and they allow advance reservations as well as walk-up booking. Please contact SuperShuttle at (800) 282-6817 or visit their website for an estimate.
Several groups on the Tampa campus offer airport pickup options to incoming international students and scholars, including Friends of Internationals and Students of India Association. Please note: oftentimes these options require a minimum of 2 weeks' notice, so make sure to make arrangements in advance. You may set up a ride by contacting these organizations directly.
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) runs buses from the Tampa International Airport (TPA) to several locations around Tampa. The bus stop is located at the Rental Car Center, and you can view a full route map and schedule on their website. HART’s Route 275LX is a regional connection and offers service from TPA to Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, University area, and Downtown Tampa 7 days a week from 6:00 AM-10:00 PM with service every 60 minutes.