Posted March 17th, 2018, 04:56 PM
I would like to field this question because the above responses need to be tweaked
I work at Tampa airport for Intercruises which handles all the ground transportation for ALL the cruise lines in Tampa. I get that the cruise lines (that set the transfer prices) are not the least expensive way to get there, but I can tell you, taking the cruise transfers or not, we are the first people you all run to when something goes awry.
The taxi fare from TIA to the any of the Terminals has increased. Both Yellow cab and United Taxi are charging between $28-30.00 (before tip) to get to any of the 3 terminals. Uber has also increased their rates effective immediately (it was in today's newspaper). Taking a taxi is cost effective way in general for 3 or more people. Also, Super-shuttle is an option, especially if you arrive to the airport early (like 10-11AM) Last week it was $11.00 per person for Super-shuttle.
There is a new rental car facility which is accessed by the SKY train and is about 1.5 miles from the main terminal. You drop your car off at the facility, take the elevators upstairs, then board the SKYTrain to the main terminal. Important: when you reach the main terminal, take the elevators to the 1st level (either red or blue side) where you can catch Uber or take a taxi. There are carts for $5.00 in the rental car facility and I would recommend one if you have a bunch of luggage.
On your return to the airport, take the red elevators up to the 3rd level where you will find the entrance to the Marriott.
Have a great cruise.
Brilllance of the Seas-Caribbean 2017
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Zuiderdam-Transatlantic November 2015
Brilliance of the Seas- Transatlantic April 2014
Jewel of the Seas Caribbean-December 2012
Jewel of the Seas-Caribbean-December 2011
Pacific Princess-Holyland-October 2011
Ryndam-Western Caribbean November 2010
Ocean Princess-Norway-August 2010
Ryndam-Western Caribbean February 2010
Emerald Princess-Eastern Caribbean Dec 2009
Granduer of the Sea-January 2009
Coral Princess-Panama Canal-November 2008
Island Princess-Alaska-August 2007