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There are 7 ways to get from Miami to Tampa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Miami, bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$64 - $255

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Bus The Florida Express Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Tampa, FL - McDonalds 301 / ...

$27 - $65

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Train to Fort Lauderdale, fly, bus  •  4 h 25 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 bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$69 - $260

Train  •  6 h 14 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

$54 - $118

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale to Marion Transit Center Tampa

$27 - $42

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Tampa, Fl 1008 / ...

$32 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Miami to Tampa 281 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Miami to Tampa is to bus which costs $27 - $45 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to Tampa is to fly and bus which costs $60 - $260 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal and arriving at Tampa, FL - McDonalds. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Miami and Tampa is 206 miles. The road distance is 281 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to Tampa without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs $27 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Miami to Tampa, including transfers.

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Miami to Tampa 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 Tampa is to bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs $27 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $120 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Miami to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 206.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Miami, FL, USA and Tampa, FL, USA?

The Florida Express Bus operates a bus from Miami to Tampa twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Miami to Tampa via West Palm Beach Station, Quadrille Blvd @ Clematis St, Wpb Itc @ Bay J, and West Palm Beach Amtrak Station in around 6 h 14 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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Brightline
SmartPlus
$14 - $20
Smart
$10 - $14
Select
$26 - $31
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
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 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
Bus operators
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Marion Transit Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Tampa, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
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American Bus Tickets
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale to Marion Transit Center Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Miami, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Miami to Tampa is 281 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to drive from Miami to Tampa.

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American Airlines offers flights from Miami Airport to Tampa Airport.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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