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There are 7 ways to get from Miami to St. Petersburg by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus The Florida Express Bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds 304 / ...

$27 - $64

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Train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station Silver Star

$107 - $197

Train via Quadrille Blvd @ Clematis St  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Miami to West Palm Beach Station Northbound
  2. Take the train from West Palm Beach Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station Silver Star

$60 - $124

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami to Marion Transit Center Tampa

$36 - $51

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Miami to St. Petersburg 264.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from Miami, line 79 bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  2. Take the line 79 bus from Ulmerton Rd + 60Th St N to 34Th St S + Carlisle Ave S

$68 - $258

Train to Fort Lauderdale, fly, line 300 bus, line 79 bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Station
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  3. Take the line 300 bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Rd + 60Th St N
  4. Take the line 79 bus from Ulmerton Rd + 60Th St N to 34Th St S + Carlisle Ave S

$73 - $263

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The cheapest way to get from Miami to St. Petersburg is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to St. Petersburg is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Miami to St. Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal and arriving at 34th St S/1st Ave S via Cypress Creek Blvd/SR 64 Walmart and 13th St W/6th Ave W. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 21 min.

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The distance between Miami and St. Petersburg is 207 miles. The road distance is 264.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to St. Petersburg without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 21 min and costs $27 - $65.

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It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to get from Miami to St. Petersburg, including transfers.

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Miami to St. Petersburg bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, depart from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Miami to St. Petersburg is to bus which takes 7 h 21 min and costs $27 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $200 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Miami to St. Petersburg bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, arrive at Bradenton, FL - McDonalds station.

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Map of how to get from Miami to St. Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 207.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 21 min

What companies run services between Miami, FL, USA and St. Petersburg, FL, USA?

The Florida Express Bus operates a bus from Miami to St. Petersburg twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Miami to St. Petersburg once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Miami Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from West Palm Beach Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Miami to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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Brightline
SmartPlus
$16 - $23
Smart
$12 - $17
Select
$36 - $42
Train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Book at
Brightline
SmartPlus
$14 - $20
Smart
$10 - $14
Select
$26 - $31
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
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American Bus Tickets
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from Ulmerton Rd + 60Th St N to 34Th St S + Carlisle Ave S
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Rd + 60Th St N
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Miami to St. Petersburg is 265 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to drive from Miami to St. Petersburg.

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American Airlines offers flights from Miami Airport to Tampa Airport.

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There are 887+ hotels available in St. Petersburg. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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