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St. Pete–Clearwater Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our St. Pete–Clearwater Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

The waiting area was woefully under furnished with only 8 comfortable chairs. - a guest reviewer

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at St Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny airport with minimal shopping and dining options
  • After airport restaurants and shops close for the night, vending machines are the only in-airport snack option. Plan ahead and purchase your food and drinks before the concessions close.
  • The airport provides free WiFi. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • We have no reviews from travelers who attempted to sleep in this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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St. Pete–Clearwater Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in St. Pete–Clearwater Airport does not appeal to you, these are a few of the closest hotels to the airport:

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Bay Clearwater Airport - (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available daily from 6:00AM - 9:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Holiday Inn St. Petersburg N - Clearwater - (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater / St. Petersburg - Ulmerton Road - (3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near St. Pete–Clearwater Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at the St. Pete-Clearwater airport. Connect to the “Public Access” network. To bypass the required questionnaire, enter “11111” as the zip code and select “bypass”.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Art in the Airport - Local art exhibitions are on display throughout the airport.
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, in the concourse outside Ticketing A • the west end of Baggage Claim.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Nursing rooms are available Airside, near Gates 2 - 6.
  • Baggage Carts - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts (Smarte Carte) are available.
  • Currency Exchange - Not available.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available at this airport.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions in the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Sam Adams Grille • Sam Adams Pub • Shell Key Cafe • Tampa Bay Cafe and Bar. Vending machines are also available.
  • Information Desk - Volunteers are available to assist you and answer general questions about the airport and local area at the Visitor Information Center. Location: Baggage Claim.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - Outlets are located throughout the airport including the Visitor Information Booth in the Baggage Claim area. Charging stations can also be found Airside.
  • Post Office - A mailbox is available in the outer concourse, opposite from public phones.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

Hours of operation go according to flight schedule for the day, opening 2 hours prior to first flight departure and closing after the last flight arrives.

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As of February 2018, St. Pete-Clearwater airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • Sun Country Airlines • Sunwing.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Some city bus routes access the airport. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite in the baggage claim area: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Dollar, Economy Rent A Car/Auto Rental Xpress and Thrifty serve the airport from nearby off-site locations.

Taxis and Shuttles

Metered taxis and shared-ride shuttle services are available in the ground transportation area of the airport, right outside of baggage claim.

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Last Updated: 15 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .