Getting Around Downtown Tampa

Getting from one area of downtown to another is easy.

Hourly Parking

All public parking garages have hourly parking available. Rates vary, but all are cheaper than getting an expired meter ticket. Check out our downtown parking inventory for hourly and daily parking options.

On Street Parking

We have more than 1,600 on-street parking spaces.  Most are controlled by a solar powered pay station accepting both coins and credit/debit cards. Meters north of Kennedy Blvd. are free on weekends and weeknights after 6pm. Between Whiting and Kennedy is enforced Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm and Sun. 1 pm-8pm. Between Garrison Channel and Whiting is enforced Mon-Sat 8am-midnight. Rates vary. 813-274-8573

Car Problems

Flat tire, dead car battery? Our Downtown Guides are here to help out “stranded motorists”.

In-Town Trolley Network

HART’s In-Town Trolley Green and Purple lines serve Downtown and Channelside 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 10-15 minutes, only $.25/ride, hours vary. 813-254-4278

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, St. Pete Times Forum 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

Electric Cart Shuttles

Complimentary shuttle services offered in the downtown core via 4 or 6 passenger open-air electric vehicles. Flag one down or call ahead for a ride. 813-376-0595; Mulligan Shuttle 300-6071

Taxi Cabs

Taxi rides within an In-Town zone are $3 each for 2 or more people.  Flat rates between this zone and the airport are $25. The In-Town Zone encompasses, Downtown, Harbour Island, Davis Islands, Ybor City, Hyde Park.  Taxis can be hailed from all hotels and taxi stands throughout downtown. Yellow Cab 813-888-5008; United Cab 813-253-2424; Green-Ride Courtesy Car 813-888-5008 

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


For downtown Tampa group cycling, bike rentals, bike repairs and/or gear, visit the following downtown Tampa cycling sites: 888-484-BIKE (downtown and Riverwalk);  813-503-9460 (Channel District).


Six engaging 1-2-mile self-guided downtown Tampa walking routes feature downtown's  public art, architecture, history and legends. Regular lunchtime group walks are offered along with downloadable maps and pod casts featuring local musicians. 813-221-3686