Tampa Airport (TPA) Security Wait Times

How busy are the TPA security lines right now?  What are the current Tampa Airport wait times? Find out below!

Tampa International (Tampa, FL)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints should anticipate waiting on average for:
8 minutes

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Terminal MAIN

  • Airside AOpen
  • Airside COpen
  • Airside EOpen
  • Airside FOpen

Estimated Wait Times For Today

12 am - 1 am
34 m

1 am - 2 am
32 m

2 am - 3 am
30 m

3 am - 4 am
28 m

4 am - 5 am
20 m

5 am - 6 am
11 m

6 am - 7 am
28 m

7 am - 8 am
8 m

8 am - 9 am
11 m

9 am - 10 am
11 m

10 am - 11 am
18 m

11 am - 12 pm
25 m

12 pm - 1 pm
8 m

1 pm - 2 pm
6 m

2 pm - 3 pm
16 m

3 pm - 4 pm
3 m

4 pm - 5 pm
11 m

5 pm - 6 pm
6 m

6 pm - 7 pm
4 m

7 pm - 8 pm
0 m

8 pm - 9 pm
5 m

9 pm - 10 pm
9 m

10 pm - 11 pm
0 m

* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.

TPA security wait times are generally pretty good but can get lengthier in the morning and around holidays. Aim to leave for the airport 3 hours for an international flight and 2 hours for a domestic flight and you should breeze through without delay.
Your TPA security wait times can be reduced significantly with TSA PreCheck membership. Check out today's estimated TSA PreCheck wait times at TPA above in addition to open lane info. To find out more about joining or renewing TSA PreCheck membership visit and the associated benefits visit https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.
Tampa is not the tourist hotspot that Orlando is so the number of arriving international flights is relatively modest. However, at times, getting processed as an arriving non-US citizen can take a good deal of time if you haven't already been processed at a connecting destination in the US. For a fee, expedited entry is available at TPA via the Global Entry program.

For further details about the wait times at Tampa Airport, TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, baggage allowances, lost and found and more visit https://tampaairport.com/.