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Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4700

From the West

Take Gulf Blvd. to the Pinellas Bayway. Continue over the Pinellas Bayway Bridge. The street name will change to 54 Ave. South. Proceed a ¼ mile beyond the tool booth; the College entrance is on the right.

From the 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 – Pinellas Bayway/St. Petersburg Beach – bearing right as the exit splits. The College entrance is 1/4 mile on the left before the tollbooth. Turn left on Eckerd College Drive into the College’s entrance.

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 on Eckerd College Drive 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.

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.

SuperShuttle Express provides transportation from either Tampa International Airport (TPA) or St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport (PIE). Uber and Lyft also offer transportation services.

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..

By Bicyle

It’s a 40-minute bike ride from the St. Pete Pier to campus via the Pinellas Trail. Google Maps provides several detailed bike routes to choose from.

By Bus

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s bus route 34 stops at the Eckerd College main entrance. A trip from the Greyhound bus station in downtown St. Petersburg to campus takes about 50 minutes; Google Maps provides details of this trip in real time.

Local hotels

Many of the hotels below offer an Eckerd College discount.

St. Pete Beach

3-5 miles from campus

Tierra Verde

4 miles from campus

Residence Inn St. Petersburg Tierra Verde
214 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715

Treasure Island Beach

9 miles from campus

Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island
11908 Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island, FL 33706


5 miles from campus

North St. Petersburg

15 miles from campus