Travel by Air
The Tampa/Clearwater area is served by Tampa International Airport (TPA), making flying in and out simple with more than 30 airlines to accommodate your schedule at competitive rates and efficient facilities packed with amenities.
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Recently ranked by Conde Nast as the seventh-best airport worldwide, Tampa International Airport provides numerous airlines and flights to choose from and convenient shuttles from the gates to the landside terminal. The airport is 30-45 minutes from beachfront accommodations.
Travel by Automobile
The Tampa/Clearwater area is served by two major Interstate highways that originate outside the state of Florida, I-75 and
I-95, and one that traverses the state, I-4. If you plan to drive to the Resort, please be advised there is a $10.00 per night parking charge (taxes included). This charge is not included in the room rate. Overnight self parking is not permissible.
Approximate Driving Distances to Tampa/ClearwaterAtlanta 470 miles/756 kilometers
Boston 1,361 miles/2,190 kilometers
Chicago 1,160 miles/1,867 kilometers
New York City 1,154 miles/1,857 kilometers
Montreal 1,518 miles/2,443 kilometers
There are variety of ground transportation options between Tampa International Airport and the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach. Some of the possibilities are described in the following sections.
A number of Rental car companies are located at the Airport. These can be found in the baggage claim areas.
Additional car rental companies are located a short distance from the Airport. Courtesy vehicle service is provided from the baggage claim area.
- Budget Car Rental
- Dollar Car Rental
- Enterprise Rent A Car
- E-Z Rent A Car*
- Thrifty Car Rental
If you plan to rent a car and drive to the Resort, remember there is a $10.00 per night parking charge (taxes included). This charge is not included in the room rate. Overnight self parking is not permissible.
The airport is served by Yellow Cab and United Cab . Both companies charge the same fares. The trip is nearly 20-25 miles and currently costs approximately $50.00 one-way.
Airport Limos & Van Service
This van service offers roundtrip transportation to and from the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach. You can find their booth on the baggage claim level.
The rate for the shuttle is approx $25 per person one-way. However, with advance reservations they have offered participants a discount rate of $22.50 per person one way or $45 per person round trip.
For advance shuttle reservations click here:
If you prefer, you may call 800-Blue-Van (800-258-3826), a toll- free USA number or the local number 727-572-1111. Be sure to use Group Discount Code: 9A539 to receive the special discount.
SuperShuttle offers various other transportation services through their ExecuCar division. Prices range from approximately $59 to $118 per person one-way. If interested, these are listed on the SuperShuttle link in red above. Use Group Discount Code: 9A539.
Another upscale transportation company is also available with Cadillac Limousines and a uniformed chauffeur to meet you in baggage claim. Call for pricing and reservations (24 to 48 hours in advance). Toll free: 866-508-9050 or local number: 727-442-9050. Their website is www.ambassadorlimo.net.
Getting Around the Beachfront
The Sandpearl Resort is located on Mandalay Avenue and within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, dining, Pier 60 (noted for fantastic sunset views and interesting local vendors), pharmacies, beaches and marinas.
While at the Resort, there are several methods of local transportation including taxis, Ambassador Limousine, Pedi-cabs, Bus or Bicycles. There is also a “Jolly Trolley” service to take you up and down the beach (approximately $1.75; all day passes also available). The Resort Concierge will be happy to help you with your transportation requirements. Handicap services are also available.