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Domestic and international airlines serve several major airports in Florida: Jacksonville International (JAX), Miami International (MIA), Orlando International (MCO) and Tampa International (TPA).   Many smaller airports are located throughout the state.  The Tampa International Airport (TIA) is convieniently located and very close to downtown and the beaches. TIA may be reached by calling (813) 870-8790. Rental cars are readily available at the airport. Rental prices are among the lowest in the country. Ask about special fly-drive package rates. For rental car companies located in the airport see the table below.

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Amtrak stops in Lakeland, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sebring, Tampa, Miami, and Winterhaven as well as many other towns in the state. The trains that run between Los Angeles and Jacksonville cross the northern part of Florida, stopping in Pensacola, Tallahassee and other cities.  Amtrak’s Autotrain service, which will transport both you and your car by rail, runs from Lorton, Virginia (outside Washington, D.C.), to Sanford, Florida (about 20 mi/30 km north of Orlando).  Reservations are a must on the autotrain. Another car/train service is the Florida Fun Train that runs between Hollywood, Florida, and Kissimmee (near Orlando).  It includes special entertainment  cars for children and a wine bar and pub for the grownups. Telephone Number: 1-800-USA-RAIL
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Greyhound provides bus service between Florida cities and to points outside the state. Tel: (800) 454-2487
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Three major interstate highways start (or end) in Florida: I-95 from the Maine-Canada border to  Miami; I-10 from Los Angeles to Jacksonville; and I-75 from the Canada-Michigan border at Sault Ste.   Marie to just outside Miami. The Florida Turnpike (a  toll road) splits off of I-75 northwest of Orlando and  runs to Homestead, south of Miami. I-4 runs from near Daytona Beach to Tampa. Once on I-75, Tampa is very easy to find.

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Airlines that serve Tampa:
Air Sunshine (800) 327-8900
Air Transat (800) 613-6160
American Eagle (800) 433-7300
American Trans Air (800) 225-2995
Atlantic Southeast (800) 221-1212
Comair (Delta) (800) 221-1212
Continental (800) 523-3273
Delta (800) 221-1212
Northwest (800) 225-2525
Sun Country (800) 743-7848
US Airways (800) 428-4322

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Check Tampa Bay area rental car companies

Alamo (800) 327-9633
Avis (800) 331-1212
Budget (800) 527-0700
Dollar (800) 800-4000
Hertz (800) 654-3131
National (800) 227-7368


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