As a city and region, we’re proactive about maintaining our status as a transportation-friendly hub. And we’re not settling there. Short-term and long-term action plans focus on commuters, cyclists and pedestrians — ensuring that everyone can get where they need to go.
Two international airports serve St. Pete: Tampa International Airport (TPA) is a 25 minute drive across the scenic Howard Frankland bridge, and connects you to major hubs in the US, Canada, and around the world.
St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE) provides non-stop flights to regional airports around the US, and two destinations in Canada.
Even closer to home is the Albert Whitted airport, located a few blocks south of downtown. Here you will find private charters and rentals, and a commercial St. Pete-Ft. Lauderdale flight.
St. Pete is connected to the beaches, the greater peninsula, and surrounding metro areas via a network of stunning bridges. The iconic Sunshine Skyway connects you via I-275 to Bradenton and Sarasota en route to Miami.
The Howard Frankland and Gandy bridges zip you into a convenient network of highways and toll roads leading from Tampa to the east and the north. Clearwater and northern Pinellas County cities are accessible via I-275 and the Bayside Bridge —with raised highway enhancements zipping along.
Public transportation riders enjoy an express bus route from St. Pete to Tampa.
Bikes and pedestrians in Pinellas County enjoy over 950 miles of bike lanes, sidewalks, and shared-use trails.
The city has a strong commitment to further grow St. Pete as a walkable city with safe cycling conditions. Recreational cyclists and those who commute via bike engage actively with community leaders to grow the city’s safe opportunities to travel by bike and foot.
Hop onto the iconic red and yellow St. Petersburg Looper Trolleyand easily access St. Pete’s various districts and the beaches.
The St. Pete Trolley also provides special event transport including baseball shuttles, and is available for private charter. To get you around the rest of St. Pete, Pinellas County and Tampa, PTSA offers 38 routes and 207 buses.
Getting around St. Pete has become more and more of a pleasure, thanks to a series of independent businesses that provide some alternative — and fun — means to get around downtown.