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.

Recommended option

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa, bus  •  5 h 34 min

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

$134 - $804

Cheapest option

Bus  •  26 h 47 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

5 alternative options

Fly Houston to Tampa  •  5 h 50 min

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

$114 - $556

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando, train  •  8 h 7 min

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

$195 - $1,072

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus  •  9 h 13 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 to Orlando, train  •  8 h 20 min

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

$135 - $674

Drive  •  16 h

  1. Drive from Houston to Tampa 986.1 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Houston to Tampa is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16 h.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Tampa is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $850 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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

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

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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 47 min.

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

Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and two 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 47 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Tampa via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Tampa via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Orlando via Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Houston to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Houston to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Houston to Orlando via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
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
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
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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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