Getting Around - Downtown Tampa Public Transportation

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There are plenty of options to get around downtown Tampa. Take a ride in an eco-friendly, open-air, electric vehicle offering door-to-door shuttle services. Hop aboard HART's Intown Trolley Line, or grab a cab. There are even water taxis that traverse the river.  The historic streetcars are steadily gaining use as a means for downtown Tampa public transportation, and are a big bonus during major events.


Bus Routes | In-Town Trolley Network | TECO Line Streetcar | Electric Cart Shuttles | Taxi Cabs | Water Taxi Service

Bus Routes

Downtown serves as the transit hub for 30 local and express HART routes, most serving the Marion Street Transit Parkway. Google Transit, Route Shout, One Bus Away, emergency ride home program, etc. 813-254-4278

In-Town Trolley

HART’s In-Town Trolley serves Downtown  providing quick, convenient transportation from major public parking and downtown hotels to shopping, restaurants, museums, galleries, performing arts, nightlife and major points of interest. Trolleys connect with the TECO Line Streetcar. Every 15 minutes, only $.25/ride, limited hours. 813-254-4278 Click here for map

TECO Line Streetcar

Let a nostalgic air-conditioned streetcar whisk you between historic Ybor City and downtown, stopping at Fort Brooke garage, Tampa Convention Center, Florida Aquarium, Garrison Seaport, Amalie Arena and the Channelside Entertainment Complex. Residents, business owners and employees of the Streetcar Special Assessment District can purchase a 20 ride fare card for 1/2 price or an annual pass for $200 at HART outlets. Hours vary.  813-254-4278                                         

Taxi Cabs                      

Taxi rides within an In-Town zone are $4 each for 2 or more people.  Flat rates between this zone and the airport are $25. The In-Town Zone encompasses Downtown, Channel District, Ybor City, Harbour Island, Davis Islands and Hyde Park.  Click here for more info. Taxis can be hailed from all hotels and taxi stands throughout downtown. Yellow Cab 813-888-5008; United Cab 813-253-2424

Water Taxi Service

Transport and gorgeous views of the downtown skyline are available by utilizing a water taxi. Currently serving most hotels, Harbour Island, Convention Center, Performing Arts Center, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa Heights with more destinations to come. Private charters, scenic tours and more. Tampa Water Taxi 888-665-8687