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There are 6 ways to get from Buffalo to Tampa by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Buffalo  •  5 h

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

$124 - $605

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Train to Rochester, fly  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Tampa (TPA) ROC - TPA

$189 - $1,007

Bus Atlanta Tours Inc  •  29 h 22 min

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

$153 - $203

Bus La Cubana  •  31 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to 30th St. Station Philadelphia
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Tampa, FL Atlanta route

$164 - $254

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

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.

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

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Tampa without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 22 min and costs $150 - $210.

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

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Buffalo to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Tampa is to fly which takes 5 h and costs $120 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $210 and takes 29 h 22 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $700 and takes 34 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Buffalo to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tampa Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 1057.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three 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 - Bryant Pk, East Broadway, and New York, NY in around 29 h 22 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,900
Flights from Rochester to Tampa via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,000
Flights from Rochester to Tampa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Rochester to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
Flights from Rochester to Tampa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Tampa via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Rochester to Tampa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Buffalo to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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 Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Train from Buffalo to New York
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Business
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Tampa is 1245 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 57 min to drive from Buffalo to Tampa.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to Tampa Airport.

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There are 221+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to line 204 bus which takes 17 min and costs $2.

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