Friday, January 20, 2023

Set Sail to Gasparilla 2023 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 28th 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:
  • Streetcar service is FREE.
  • Continuous streetcar service from 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 a.m.
  • For parking in Ybor City, Station #2 (Centro Ybor) is your best bet to the event with Stations #3 and #4 CLOSED from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. A FREE bus shuttle will be provided (details below).
  • Streetcar stations #5 through #9 will be closed until 2 p.m.
  • Stations #1 and #11 will be closed all day.

  • An all-day pass is $4, which may be purchased in advance at HART retail outlets or onboard buses on Gasparilla Day with cash only (no change provided). Passengers may also use their monthly bus pass or the Flamingo Fares app. This fare does not cover City of Tampa parking fees.
  • For parking in Ybor City, HART will provide FREE bus shuttle service between Station #3 (Streetcar Society Station) and Station #4 (Cadrecha Station) and downtown Tampa (Station #10 - Dick Greco Plaza) continuously from 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • For parking at the Port Authority Parking Garage, HART will be providing FREE bus shuttle service to/from Station #10 (Dick Greco Plaza) continuously from 9:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Click here to view a map of HART bus and streetcar service for Gasparilla.

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: Routes 30*


*Routes 1,7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 19, 30, 360LX, 400 (MetroRapid) will be on detour during the festivities.

Ride with Respect!
Ride with Respect

Make sure to party like a responsible pirate and Ride with RespectNo coolers or alcohol are allowed on HART buses and the TECO Line Streetcar System.

Have a fun and safe Gasparilla!

Gasparilla Service Map

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