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St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Transfers

The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) offers various transportation services to get you to and from the Airport.

Services to/from PIE, including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and buses, are available at the terminal grounds.

Public transport, including trains and buses, is not available at this facility.

The Airport is 11 km away from St. Petersburg, 14 km from Clearwater, and approximately 27 km from Tampa, Florida.

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is on State Route 686 (Roosevelt Blvd.)

It is about 4 miles North of St. Petersburg, Florida. Please note roadway construction may cause delays.

Please allow extra time for travel.

Summers in Florida are long and hot. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 56°F to 89°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 93°F.

Planning your transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind in Florida.

Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.

For the convenience and direction of the riding public, passengers may approach the Airport Information Desk for additional transport assistance anytime.

PIE Airport Information Desk Phone: +1 727-453-7800.

Its staff would help and support passengers in the airport terminal, dealing with requests for information and keeping passengers updated on changes to flights. They can also give out up-to-date information on flights and services.

Generally, they provide all necessary help and support to passengers as required by our customer airlines which may include check-in, baggage processing, reservations and ticketing, boarding of flights, air-bridge, operation, greeting arriving passengers, handling of VIPs, providing special passenger assistance, handling customer complaints and other duties as assigned.

Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.

Rental Car Services at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Airport Car Rental Counters are across from the Baggage Claim Area at the Arrivals Hall. See all rental car companies at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

Generally, the rental facility is open 24/7, but you can inquire about specific service hours and return procedures at your service provider.

  • To speed up the process when picking up your vehicle at the facility, please have your valid driving license, passport, and credit card ready to present at the counter.
  • As soon as you have submitted any necessary paperwork, someone will bring you your car key and lead you to where your vehicle is stored.
  • Plan and book your rental car as soon as possible ahead of your trip. Also, check with your rental car company to confirm your reservation ahead of your trip.
  • When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.
  • Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you're not sure where to go, give the rental company a call.
  • When renting a vehicle, customers must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the rental company at all times.
  • Don't hesitate to contact the rental car company directly for item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle.
  • If you believe you lost an item near the rental offices, don't hesitate to contact the Lost and Found Office at +1 727-453-7817.

Ride Shares at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Rideshares can pick up and drop passengers at the designated area in front of the terminal building.

  • Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company's app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver.
  • They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.
  • For added safety, ridesharing apps should let users verify the identity of drivers by checking out their faces, license plates, and colors.

Taxis at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Taxis can pick up and drop off passengers at the designated taxi ports at Ground Transportation Center.

Depending on the location, a one-way fare between St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Downtown St. Petersburg should be less than $40. More information about taxis at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

Trains at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Trains are not available to/from this gateway.

For speed, safety, and convenience, guests are advised to get a rental vehicle, grab a cab, or book a rideshare from the Airport. Additional information about train services near St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

Please approach the Airport Information Desk if you need other transportation assistance.

Buses at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Public buses are available from the Ground Transportation Center in front of the airport terminal. Further information about buses to and from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

Hotel Shuttle Services at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Many hotels in the area provide shuttle services. Passengers may confirm if this is available at their accommodation with their respective hotel.

Your shuttle should be available at the parking section at the Ground Transportation Center in front of the terminal.

Parking at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

This Airport in Florida has limited parking spaces, and it may impose strict operating hours for safety, maintenance, and operational requirements.

Note that parking reservation is not offered at PIE. See more information about long and short-term parking at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

If you have parking-related concerns that require immediate attention, please call the Airport Main Line at +1 727-453-7800 and request that your call be transferred to the Parking Management Office.

Cash, debit, and credit card payments are accepted at the facility.