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.
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.
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.
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.
Served by American Airlines, Allegiant, Delta and United, it's easy for travelers to find bargain flights to Springfield using Orbitz.com. Located just five miles from Springfield's city center at 2300 N Airport Bvld. in Springfield, it's a quick drive to the art and culture the city is famous for.
Using Orbitz.com, you can arrange for affordable ground transportation before your trip. Land and head directly to one of the car rental hubs for Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz, National/Alamo or Thrifty. If you don't plan on driving, select Springfield hotels offer free shuttles to and from the airport, though this service is typically not available for Branson hotels. Cab, van and car services are also available for hire.
The reviews at Orbitz.com can give you a good idea of how weather impacts certain attractions. Temperatures range from the 20s in January to the 90s in July and August. Overall, the temperatures are moderate with regular rain in spring and fall, and snow in winter.
Take a boat ride through Fantastic Caverns, stroll through the Mizumoto Japanese Gardens or feed the giraffes at Dickerson Park Zoo. Visit the 1984 Arcade or Discovery Center with the kids, head out for a day for adults at the Pythian Castle for ghostly tours and murder mystery shows or stop at Mother's Brewing Company to sample some of the area's local beer. Orbitz.com can help you find great prices on local attractions while you're buying tickets for flights to Springfield or after you get there.
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