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

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Recommended option

Fly to Tampa  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Tampa (TPA) BUF - TPA

$127 - $619

6 alternative options

Fly to Orlando, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Orlando (MCO) BUF - MCO
  2. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$138 - $687

Bus  •  28 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Buffalo - NYC
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Tampa, FL Atlanta Tours

$156 - $206

Night bus, bus  •  33 h 30 min

  1. Take the night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Newark, Nj 311
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Orlando, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$156 - $395

Train  •  34 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star

$229 - $664

Train via Albany  •  35 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Albany
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Tampa Amtrak

$243 - $711

Drive  •  20 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Tampa 1245.2 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Tampa is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Tampa is to fly which costs $120 - $650 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Tampa is 1058 miles. The road distance is 1245.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Buffalo to Tampa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, Ny and arriving at Tampa, Fl via Newark, Nj and Orlando, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak and arriving at Tampa Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 36 min.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $3 - $17.

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  • Distance: 1057.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Tampa, FL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Buffalo to Tampa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buffalo to Tampa via New York, NY - Port Authority, 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, W 4 St, East Broadway, and New York, NY in around 28 h 46 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Orlando via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Orlando via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Buffalo to Orlando via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Buffalo to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
Train from New York Penn Station to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
25 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$280 - $410
Business Coach Seat
$340 - $480
Room
$600 - $900
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Albany
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $160
Business
$110 - $160
Business Plus/Sleeper
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Atlanta Tours Inc
Bus from New York, NY to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Newark, Nj to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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