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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa, line 300 bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Tampa (TPA) HOU - TPA
  2. Take the line 300 bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St

$134 - $804

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Bus  •  26 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Orlando, Fl 1262
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3749 / ...

$111 - $275

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Fly Houston to Tampa  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Tampa (TPA) IAH - TPA

$114 - $556

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) HOU - SRQ
  2. Take the bus from Sarasota, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$326 - $1,534

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando, train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Orlando (MCO) HOU - MCO
  2. Take the train from Kissimmee Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$193 - $1,063

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Cary Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Cary Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$296 - $842

Drive  •  16 h

  1. Drive from Houston to Tampa 986.1 miles

$95 - $140

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Tampa, Fl via Orlando, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Houston to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at Tampa Amtrak via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center and Cary Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Houston and Tampa is 795 miles. The road distance is 986.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Tampa without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Houston to Tampa, including transfers.

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Houston to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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Houston to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Tampa is to fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 26 h 41 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Houston to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tampa, Fl station.

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  • Distance: 795.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Tampa, FL, USA?

Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Houston to Tampa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Tampa via Orlando, Fl in around 26 h 41 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Tampa via Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Houston to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kissimmee Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 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 Cary Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Bus operators
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
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 Sarasota, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Houston, Tx to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
24 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
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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Tampa is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 9:34 PM in Houston and 10:34 PM in Tampa.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Tampa is 986 miles. It takes approximately 16 h to drive from Houston to Tampa.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Tampa Airport.

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Book your Houston to Tampa bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 227+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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