Installation Information - Directions to the Installation

The Tampa Bay area is supported by two major airports, Tampa International Airport (TPA) and St. Petersburg- Clearwater International Airport. Tampa International is most used airport of the two, by incoming members and their families. St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) - Tampa Bay's most convenient gateway to and from St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas County's world famous beaches!

There are no military shuttles that run from the airport to the base.
There are variety of ground transportation options between Tampa International Airport and the base. Choose from various companies under public transportation, bus service, rental cars, shared ride and taxis. The cab fares from Tampa International Airport to MacDill AFB are approximately $30 from St. Petersburg/Clearwater to MacDill, $45.

Driving Directions from Tampa International Airport
Exit the Airport, take the Spruce exit to Dale Mabry, and turn right onto South Dale Mabry. South Dale Mabry will end at the MacDill Main Gate.

Driving Directions to MacDill
From the North - Ocala: Take I 75 S to I 275 S to exit 41A to Southbound Dale Mabry. South Dale Mabry will end at the MacDill Main Gate.

From the South - Miami: Take I 95 N to the Florida Turnpike, take exit 54 to I -595 - take exit for I 75 toward Naples. Take exit 256 for SR-619-TOLL//Crosstown Expressway. Take exit 1B right to S. Dale Mabry to MacDill Main Gate.

From the East - Orlando: Take I-4 West to I 275 S, take exit 41A to Southbound Dale Mabry. South Dale

Arrival by POV
The Dale Mabry Gate is considered the Main Gate, and it is open 24 hours. If you arrive after 9 p.m., go to the 24-hour arrival point. 

Arrival by commercial transportation
All military, government civilians and dependants using commercial transportation to base facilities must present valid military/DoD identification cards upon reaching the Dale Mabry Gate or be denied entry. Taxi and limousine drivers must posses a valid Public Vehicle Drivers License (PVDL) in order to be granted access to the installation (PVDL will be surrendered to the gate sentry upon arrival and will be returned at departure). All vehicles and drivers are subject to inspections at all times while on the installation.

When you arrive at MacDill Air Force Base, your first step is to contact your unit. Your supervisor or sponsor will direct you to Customer Service located in the Military Personnel Flight (8011 Tampa Point Blvd, Bldg 373). Newcomers arriving on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. must turn in their in-processing package (a large sealed envelope) and a copy of your orders at the Military Personnel Element.