Visit Tampa Bay, in the heart of Florida’s Gulf coast. Discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, top chefs, family fun, and a century of Cuban culture – all in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. In Tampa Bay, the hospitality is as warm as the weather. Tampa bubbles with cultural and culinary excitement along with their historic districts and fine arts institutions. The range of adventures on offer from arts to world-class aquariums to hot nightclubs and dolphin cruises make this a compelling region to experience.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Tampa (TPA)
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Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Melbourne to Tampa
When to visit
The best time to visit Tampa is from September to December. It’s the perfect time to enjoy Tampa’s outdoor attractions, with pleasant temperatures in the mid 20°Cs. Tampa Bay has some of Florida's best natural surroundings. Three scenic rivers—Alafia, Hillsborough and Little Manatee with tidal inlets leading out to open bay water invite endless enjoyment for all ages. The months from May to August are the busiest in the area for the top attractions, plus the weather can be uncomfortably muggy. The months between January and April though cooler are a more expensive time to plan a trip.
What is the main airport called?
Tampa International Airport (TPA)Opens external site in a new window is an international airport 9 km west of Downtown Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The airport presently serves non-stop destinations throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Arriving in Tampa
The staff at Tampa Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Tampa from Tampa International Airport
Getting into Tampa from Tampa International Airport is easy with various transport options available. A variety of ground transport options makes it easy to access surrounding areas from Tampa International Airport. A taxi service by Yellow Cab and United Cab is available at the curbside outside the baggage claim level. Access to on-airport rental car providers is available by taking the SkyConnect train from the Main Terminal. A shared passenger van service is on offer with a fleet of model Lincoln Town Cars, SUVs, minivans and large passenger vans and Alora Transportation offers worry-free premier limo transportation. Public bus, The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus stop is located at the rental car centre. Just follow the signs to Remote Curbside. Guests departing the Airport using Uber or Lyft can be picked up by the service provider at red baggage claim. Charter bus services are also available along with taking the SkyConnect.
Getting around Tampa
Tampa Bay is the perfect place to visit. With unique group tour ideas and itineraries combined with a host of lodging experiences, there is much to discover in the city. Once you’re in town, getting around is a breeze as Tampa transport options include a comprehensive menu of motor coach, limo and taxi services, streetcar and trolley, shuttle systems and rental cars. There are private water taxis, the taco streetcar, electronic scooters, water bikes, shuttle services, cruises, bike share. E-boats, car hire, charter buses and limos are all on hand to explore Tampa and the many attractions on offer.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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