Tampa's Downtown

Public Transportation

Public Transportation

There are plenty of options to get around downtown Tampa. 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

Marion Transit Center is the central hub for HART MetroRapid, 30+ local, express routes, FlixBus, and Greyhound.  Check out more at www.gohart.org or by calling 813.254.4278

TECO Line Streetcar

Historic streetcars connecting historic Ybor City with Channel District and major downtown attractions. Rides are free. Service runs every 15 minutes on weekdays.


  • – Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • – Friday 7:00 AM to 2:00 AM
  • – Saturday 8:30 AM to 2:00 AM
  • – Sunday8:30 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Learn more by visiting  TECOLineStreetcar.org or by calling 813.254.4278

Pirate Water Taxi

Pay once, ride all day for a convenient and fun way to explore the city. Enjoy beautiful views as you cruise along the Tampa Riverwalk, Harbour Island and Channelside Districts.

Hop on at any of our 15+ stops that can take you to attractions, museums, restaurants and parks along the route. You will truly enjoy all the sights that Tampa has to offer on the Pirate Water Taxi. Find out more by visiting PirateWaterTaxi.com.

Autonomous Vehicle (Smart AV)

HART SMART AV is Tampa Bay’s FIRST autonomous, electric shuttle. The FREE service operates every 15 minutes between HART’s Marion Transit Center and Whiting St./Marion St. in Downtown Tampa. HART SMART AV provides a first-mile, last-mile connection between HART bus service on the north end of Downtown and FREE TECO Line Streetcar service to historic Ybor City on the south end.


HART SMART AV Operating Hours:

Monday – Friday 6 AM – 7 PM


Operates every 15 minutes



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