Most major airlines serve Tampa International Airport, which is easily accessible by highway (I-275), about 20 miles from the campus. The St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is about fifteen minutes from campus, but doesn't have a large selection of airlines. Transportation is easy from both, but Tampa International Airport is recommended.
Transportation Service to and from the airport
Make SuperShuttle reservations 24 hours in advance by calling (800) 282-6817. Cash or credit card is accepted.
Tampa International: Fees are between approximately $19.00 - $26.00 one way; and $35.00 - $48.00 round-trip. Reservations required.
From East and North: Take I-4 West or I-75 and I-275 South to Tampa and continue on I-275 across Tampa Bay via the Howard Frankland Bridge to St. Petersburg. Continue south on I-275 past the downtown St. Petersburg exits - all the way to Eckerd College at Exit No. 17 (old Exit No. 4) -- Pinellas Bayway/St. Petersburg Beach -- bearing right as the exit splits. The College entrance is 1/4 mile on the left before the tollbooth.
From the South: Take I-75 North to I-275 and the Sunshine Skyway. After you cross the bridge and Tampa Bay, take Exit No. 17 (old Exit No. 4) -- Pinellas Bayway/St. Petersburg Beach -- which is a left exit. Turn left at the traffic light onto 54th Avenue South. Proceed 1/2 mile and turn left into the college's entrance.
From Tampa International Airport: As you leave the Airport, follow the signs to I-275 South and St. Petersburg. Follow directions above from the North. Car rental and transportation service to campus are available at the airport.
From St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport: Exit the airport and turn left onto Roosevelt Boulevard (686) and continue onto the overpass which will immediately merge with Ulmerton Road (688). Continue on Roosevelt to the I-275 interchange then bear right onto I-275 South to St. Petersburg. Then follow directions above from the North. Car rental and transportation service to campus are available at the airport.
From the main shipping channel (Marker #17 - Egmont Lighthouse) proceed to an easterly course up Mullet Key Channel for approximately five nautical miles. Just prior to the main span of the Sunshine Skyway, turn north and proceed up the Skyway Channel for about 5.5 nautical miles to the mouth of Frenchman's Creek at Marker #8. Slow to idle speed and continue a short distance to the Eckerd College Waterfront Complex located on the north shore of Frenchman's Creek. Temporary docking is available for visitors.