Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sail to Gasparilla with the TECO Line Streetcar and HART!

Take the Streetcar to the pirate festivities!
Arrgh you ready?! Have your sights set on Gasparilla? Travel safely to the festivities... set sail with HART and the TECO Line Streetcar!

HART will operate additional streetcar and bus service to accommodate the large numbers of anticipated riders on Saturday, January 26th for Gasparilla! Please note: Routes are subject to change due to road closures.
HART is by far the most convenient and affordable way to travel to the Gasparilla parade. An all-day HART bus pass is $4.00; and the TECO Line Streetcar is FREE!

Below are important details to make the trip to the Gasparilla parade easier:

  • Catch the Streetcar at Centro Ybor!
  • For those parking in Ybor City, Station #2 (Centro Ybor) will be the ONLY station operating all-day streetcar service to/from downtown Tampa, Station 10 (Dick Greco Plaza).
  • Continuous service 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 a.m.
  • TECO Line Streetcar System Stations 3 and 4 will be closed from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., but during that time, HART will provide FREE, continuous bus service to/from Station 10 (Dick Greco Plaza) between 9:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
  • Stations 1 and 11 will be closed all day. View Map for Gasparilla 2019 
  • Stations 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 will be closed 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 

Your Gasparilla treasure map!
HART Bus Service

  • An all-day pass is $4, which may be purchased in advance at HART retail outlets or on board buses on Gasparilla Day with cash only (no change provided). Monthly bus passes may also be used. *This fare does not cover City of Tampa parking fees.
  • For those parking in Ybor City, HART will be providing FREE continuous bus service between Station 3 (Streetcar Society Station) and Station 4 (Cadrecha Station) and downtown Tampa, Station 10 (Dick Greco Plaza) from 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • For those parking at the Port Authority Parking Garage in the Channel District, HART will be providing FREE continuous bus service to/from Station 10 (Dick Greco Plaza) 9:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. View Map for Gasparilla 2019  

Getting to Downtown Tampa on HART

  • From University Area: Routes 1*, 5, 6, 9, 12, 275LX, MetroRapid
  • From Temple Terrace: Route 6
  • From New Tampa/Wiregrass: Route 275LX
  • From Brandon: Routes 8*, 360LX*
  • From West Tampa/Citrus Park: Route 7*
  • From South Tampa: Routes 19*, 360LX*
  • From Tampa International/Town 'N Country: Routes 30*, 60LX
View HART bus maps and schedules


*Routes 1,7, 8, 14, 19, 30, and 360LX will be on detour during the festivities.

Make sure to party like a responsible pirate! No coolers or alcohol are allowed on HART buses and the TECO Line Streetcar System. Have a fun and safe Gasparilla!


  1. Can I bring my 10 pound dog on the trolley?

    1. The TECO Line Streetcar follows HART's pet policy. Small dogs are allowed on board, as long as the dog is in a sealed travel carrier that can fit in the owner's lap.

      Verified service animals are always allowed on board the Streetcar and HART buses.



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