Tampa and Tripoli airports and terminals
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Flights to Tripoli
Flying From Tampa
The commercial airport offering flights from Tampa is the Tampa International Airport. It primarily serves Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and North American Airlines. The airport lies six miles west of downtown Tampa. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Tampa International.
Parking at the Airport
Tampa International Airport offers several parking options for your vehicle while you are away. Short-term parking is in a garage located above the terminal at the northern end of the airport. It costs no more than $20 for a 24-hour period. Long-term parking is the cheaper option; it costs $15 for 24 hours. The long-term parking area is adjacent to Airside A. Orbitz.com's flight planner option helps you choose parking options.
Transportation Options for Travelers
Getting to Tampa International Airport is easy by bus or taxi. HART makes regular stops at the east end of the red baggage claim near belt #15. Greyhound, meanwhile, has a terminal on Polk Street in downtown Tampa that has buses that travel to the airport. If you take a taxi, expect to pay at least $15. Orbitz.com may offer special deals for bus tickets, depending on your location.
Eating at the Airport
The landside building at the airport offers a variety of cuisines to refresh you before your flight from Tampa. If you want coffee and breakfast, you can have a latte at the Starbucks, which is open 24 hours per day. Terminal restaurants, including Burger King, are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tripoli Airport Information
Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Tripoli, also known as Tripoli-of-the-West, the capital of Libya that is famous for its turquoise waters and whitewashed buildings. Visitors to Tripoli fly into Tripoli International Airport, located in the town of Qaser Ben Ghashir, approximately 21 miles from downtown Tripoli. The airport is a domestic and international destination for over 20 airlines, including Afriqiyah Airways, British Airways, Libyan Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Domestic airlines offer low-fare shuttle service from Tripoli International Airport to other cities in the region.
Tripoli International Airport Transportation Options
The most reliable way to get from Tripoli International Airport to downtown Tripoli if you are not in town with a tour operator is take a taxi. A taxi ride to downtown should cost approximately $8 USD. If you share a taxi, you can split the fare. Tour operators and hotels offer free airport shuttle service to the downtown area for visitors with advance arrangements.
Weather Information for Tripoli
Tripoli experiences long, hot and dry summers and mild, wet winters. High summer temperatures often exceed 100°F. The average temperature in the winter fluctuates between 48°F and 64°F. Tripoli gets about 16 inches of rainfall in the winter months.
Popular Attractions in the Tripoli Area
The best way to visit the sights of Tripoli is to walk. Popular attractions include the Assaraya al-Hamra, also known as the Red Castle, a vast palace compound from the Ottoman period, the Gurgi and Karamanli mosques, the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and the Jamahiriya Museum. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on admission to area attractions and cheap flights to Tripoli.
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