Wheelchair service from the curbsides to ticket counters and gates is provided by the airlines through their skycaps. This service can be requested from the airline at the ticket counter and curbside check-in locations on the day of travel, but to ensure availability it is recommended that you make a reservation in advance.
Relief areas for pets/service animals around the Main Terminal are located in the grassy areas across the vehicle drives of the arrival (baggage claim) and departure (ticketing) areas.
Service animal relief areas are also available after the security screening checkpoints at every airside.
Parking for passengers with disabilities is available 24 hours a day in all airport parking areas, including Short Term, Long Term and Economy Parking. Upon entering the parking facility, please follow standard signage symbols for designated disabled parking spaces, commonly located adjacent to nearby elevators.
The Short Term Parking Garage can accommodate vehicles up to 6 feet, 8 inches.
The Long Term Parking Garage can accomodate vehicles up to 7 feet, 10 inches.
For vehicles greater than 7 feet, 10 inches in height and equipped with specialized equipment such as ramps, lifts, or foot or hand controls, or vehicles that have a State of Florida Toll Exemption Permit, please call the parking office at (813) 870-8791 for parking instructions.
The Economy Parking Garage offers covered parking for vehicles up to 8 feet high and uncovered lot parking for vehicles up to 13 feet high.
For transportation to the Main Terminal from the Economy Parking Garage, follow signs to elevators for access to SkyConnect.
Push-button emergency and assistance phones are located throughout the parking facilities at elevator lobbies for immediate assistance.
Standard parking rates apply, except that the airport provides free parking in accordance with Section 316.1964 of the Florida Statutes which requires that free parking be maintained in airport parking facilities for those vehicles with specialized equipment, such as ramps, lifts, or foot or hand controls, or which display the State of Florida Toll Exemption Permit.
The airport offers free parking for all individuals with disabled veterans tags on their vehicles.
For additional information, contact our parking contractor, ABM, at (813) 870-8791.
Travelers with special needs have numerous ground transportation options at the airport.
- Taxis: Yellow Cab and United Cab taxis are available with wheelchair lifts. Patrons in need of this service should request an equipped taxi upon arrival at the baggage claim Ground Transportation area. Please allow a reasonable amount of additional time to call an equipped vehicle. Drivers will assist patrons with baggage.
- Shared-Ride Van Service: Alora Transportation has vans available with wheelchair lifts. Passengers seeking to reserve a wheelchair lift-equipped shared-ride van may contact Alora at (866) 276-0882, or see the representative at the baggage claim Ground Transportation kiosk to request an accessible van. Please allow a reasonable amount of additional time to call an equipped vehicle. Drivers will assist patrons with baggage.
- Car Rentals: With advance notice, most car rental companies provide rental cars equipped with hand controls. Contact your rental car company for further details.
- Public Transportation: Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) provides transit service throughout the Tampa metropolitan area and is fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs or motorized scooters. HART service to and from the airport is located at the Remote Curbside on the ground floor of the Rental Car Center.