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Getting Around in Downtown Tampa

Getting Around in Downtown Tampa

Visiting and spending time in Downtown Tampa is easy peasy with all the fantastic options there are for transportation.  Whether you live and work in Downtown Tampa or you’re visiting for shopping, dining, or one of the many exiting events taking place there, one thing you won’t have to worry about is how to get around!  Here are your transportation options in beautiful Downtown Tampa:

Downtowner: A complimentary, app-based, door-to door ride service in an eco-friendly, open air, electric vehicle.  Just download the app on your phone and a safe ride is just a finger touch away!

Pirate Water Taxi:  Perfect for touring our fantastic city!  The Pirate Water Taxi makes 15 stops along the Hillsborough River and Tampa RiverWalk, where you can enjoy attractions, museums, restaurants and parks. They even have special holiday themed cruises!  Pay once and ride all day for a fun way to explore the city, enjoying beautiful views along the Tampa Riverwalk, Harbour Island, and Channelside Districts. Hop on and off at any one of 15 plus stops.  Also, when you show your Pirate Taxi wristband, you will save money at a plethora of Pirate Perks Partners!

HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority): The Marion Transit Center is the central hub for HART MetroRapid, which includes 30 plus local express routes.  In addition, you can ride without worry with the Emergency Ride Home Program.

TECO Line Streetcar: “Clang, clang, clang went the trolley, ding, ding, ding went the bell…” Looking for a more old-fashioned way to get around? The historic street cars of the TECO line connect historic Ybor City to the Channel District and major Downtown attractions.  They run every 20 minutes and cost only $2.50 per ride, but downtown workers and residents are eligible for 50% discount if tickets are bought in advance.

Coast Bikeshare: Want to get some exercise while getting around Downtown Tampa? Not only is it pedestrian friendly, but there is an awesome bikeshare program that allows you to use a bike when you want/need one. With 300 bikes scattered among 30 hubs, you won’t have a problem finding one. Just download the mobile app or use the keypad at the bike to reserve one. You can also sign up for a daily, monthly or annual membership. Want to use your own bike?  The Tampa Downtown Partnership has added bike parking medallions on meter posts, free standing racks and even has three self-repair stations!  There are over 250 places to park your bike!

With all these fantastic transportation options, visiting Downtown Tampa and enjoying all that it offers is convenient and easy!  Come visit today!

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