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PSTA launches first Pinellas County express bus service to Tampa International Airport

The new service, which is free through August, departs from Largo’s Ulmerton Road Park N Ride lot on weekdays and connects to the Rental Car Center curbside.

(June 27, 2018) Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority officials, transit advocates and Airport leaders gathered at Tampa International Airport Rental Car Center on June 25 to celebrate the launch of the area’s first bus service from Pinellas County to the Airport. 

PSTA’s 300X Airport Express, which started in early June, takes riders from a free Park N Ride lot in Largo at 8780 Ulmerton Rd. to the Rental Car Center’s SkyConnect station at TPA.

“The tourism industry that drives Pinellas County’s economy is fueled by guests that arrive through the Tampa airport,” said PSTA CEO Brad Miller.  “For the first time in history, this new express airport service makes getting to our beautiful Pinellas community a lot easier and cheaper too.”

The weekday service departs from Pinellas County eight times a day and extends into Marion Transit Center where riders can make connections into Hillsborough County.

“This is a big moment for anyone supportive of regional transportation,” said Miller.

Tampa International Airport serves about 20 million passengers every year and is a major employment center with more than 10,000 people working on the airport campus.

“Every day, about 60,000 people travel to and from the airport,” said airport CEO Joe Lopano. “Easy access is essential and this is a great step toward increasing options for both visitors who are vacationing in Pinellas County and employees who live there.”

Riders of the Airport Express can take advantage of amenities such as free WiFi, luggage racks, and free parking in a secured lot.

The agency is currently offering a free promotion of the service through the end of August. Regular fare for the service is $3 each way.

For more information on the 300X Airport Express, interested riders can visit PSTA.net or call the InfoLine at 727-540-1900.