Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Tampa International Airport is 15 to 20 miles from campus. Buses, taxis, shuttles, and rental cars are available at the airport. Central Florida Limousine (813-276-3730) provides limousine service. During peak tourist seasons, you should make car rental reservations. Most hotels provide courtesy vans for airport transportation. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses provide service to Tampa. City and suburban bus service is provided by Hart Line (813-254-4278).
Driving Instructions to Campus
I-275, I-75, and I-4 are the principal routes to Tampa. From I-275, take the Fowler Ave. exit (not Fletcher); turn east on Fowler to the university entrance, which is just past McKinley Blvd. From I-75 (north or south), take the Fowler Ave. exit; turn west to the university entrance. From the east on I-4, take the Columbus Dr./50th St. exit and proceed north on 50th for approximately 7 miles. (Note that 50th becomes 56th after half a mile.) Turn west on Fowler Ave. to the university entrance. From other routes U.S. Rte. 41 S., Florida Highway 60 S. and W., U.S. Rte. 92 N. and E. take 40th or 50th St. or Nebraska or Florida Ave. to Fowler Ave. and the university's main entrance.
There are a number of hotels in a 5-minute radius of the University that offer special rates to USF visitors, including La Quinta Inn (800-687-6667), Wingate Inn (813-979-2828) and the Embassy Suites (813-977-7066) located on Fowler Ave. In addition, located on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. are the Amerisuites (813-979-1922) and Quality Suites (813-971-8930).