An Uber Guide to Tampa International Airport

Uber Tampa International Airport (TPA) – Uber TPA Pickup & Drop Off Guide

Is Uber allowed at Tampa Airport? Can Uber drop passengers off at TPA in Tampa, Florida?

Below, you’ll find our guide to Uber TPA Airport, for Uber Riders and Uber Drivers.

Our TPA Airport guide has four sections:

  1. For Riders: Getting Picked Up by Uber at Tampa Airport
  2. For Riders: Getting Dropped Off by Uber at Tampa Airport
  3. For Drivers: Picking Up Passengers at Tampa Airport
  4. For Drivers: Dropping Passengers Off at Tampa Airport

1. Riders: Getting Picked Up by Uber at Tampa International Airport

Can Uber pickup passengers at Tampa International Airport?

Yes, anyone can use Uber’s services for pickups at Tampa International Airport (TPA).

To request an Uber at TPA Airport, simply follow the steps below:

1. Choose your Uber Service

Open the Uber Ride App on your smartphone, and choose your preferred Uber service option.

The following vehicle options are available at TPA Airport:

  • UberX
  • UberXL
  • UberSELECT

2. Uber Passenger Pickup Location at Tampa Airport:

Meet your Uber driver directly outside of the baggage claim area (i.e., technically called the ‘baggage claim level’ of TPA).

2. Riders: Getting Dropped Off by Uber at Tampa Airport

All Uber Services are allowed to drop off passengers at TPA.

Request an Uber vehicle as you normally would, and input the appropriate Tampa Airport Terminal as your final destination.

3. Drivers: Picking Passengers Up at Tampa Airport

Unlike many other airports, it is up to Uber Drivers whether they’d prefer to use Tampa Airport’s ‘Cell Phone Waiting Lot’, or simply wait for rider requests in the general vicinity of TPA.

Either way, Uber drivers will immediately placed in line for Uber passengers requests once they’re heading towards TPA & take an exit off of any of the three roads:

  • Highway 60
  • Spruce Street
  • or Interstate 275

If you would prefer to wait in an appointed waiting lot at Tampa International, you can find the Lot entrance to the airport located in the area below (see map below).

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Receiving Requests at Tampa Airport

Once you receive a trip request, accept the request, and drive towards TPA.

Meet your Uber passengers outside of the baggage claim area.

4. Drivers: Dropping Off Passengers at Tampa Airport

Drop off Uber passengers at the appropriate departure terminal at TPA.

Ensure that your Uber Driver App is always turned on when dropping passengers off at Tampa International Airport.

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