Getting Around Clearwater

Transportation By Air & Land!


Two highly rated international airports serve the greater Clearwater area. Both St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) have a reputation as traveler-friendly airports. Shuttles and rental cars are readily available. Within a 90 minute drive from Clearwater is Orlando International Airport (MCO).

The Amtrak Station in downtown Tampa brings rail travelers in closest proximity to the Clearwater region. Greyhound operates a terminal in Clearwater.

Once on land there are car rental agencies, taxis, private limousines and vans and charter buses that will assist you in reaching your destination.

Dial 511 (a free call) 24 hours a day, to get detailed information on traffic conditions on the interstates and major roads throughout Tampa Bay.

  • It's legal to turn right on red unless a sign indicates otherwise.
  • Please buckle up. It's the law and it's the safe thing to do.
  • Remember to turn on your headlights if driving in the rain.
  • The speed limit is radar enforced.

Many areas have parking meters and they are strictly enforced. Please do not back into parking spaces. The rear license plate must be visible.

Clearwater's public transportation system, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is a convenient way to get around. Buses run frequently, fares are extremely reasonable and the routes cover all major shopping and beach areas.

Although everything is within easy walking distance, it is fun to ride the Jolley Trolley with the friendly drivers pointing out interesting sights. The beach route operates 7 days a week every 30 minutes starting at 10am. The coastal route includes Clearwater Beach, downtown Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs and operates Friday-Sunday every hour. Jolley Trolley and PSTA bus passes are interchangeable.

SuperShuttle offers a convenient van ride getting to and from St. Pete-Clearwater and Tampa International Airports. Florida Free Rides is a free service around Clearwater Beach and surrounding area.

Visitor & Info Centers

Clearwater Regional Chamber locations

Clearwater Visitor Information Center

600 Cleveland St., Suite 200
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Clearwater Beach Visitor Information Center

At Pier 60, Park 1 Causeway Blvd.
Open 7 days a week ,10:00 am to 7:00 pm

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