There are 5 ways to get from Jacksonville to Clearwater by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Jacksonville Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star

$102 - $192

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Jacksonville to Orlando
  2. Take the bus from Orlando to Marion Transit Center Tampa

$32 - $52

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Orlando, Fl 1003
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3749 / ...

$40 - $86

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Jacksonville to Clearwater 220.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, bus, line 73 bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Jacksonville (JAX) to Tampa (TPA) JAX - TPA
  2. Take the bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot
  3. Take the line 73 bus from Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd to Court St + Fort Harrison Ave S

$92 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Jacksonville to Clearwater is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Jacksonville to Clearwater is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jacksonville to Clearwater. However, there are services departing from Jacksonville, Fl and arriving at Court St + Fort Harrison Ave S via Orlando, Fl, Marion Transit Parking Lot and Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between Jacksonville and Clearwater is 179 miles. The road distance is 220.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Jacksonville to Clearwater without a car is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Jacksonville to Clearwater, including transfers.

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Jacksonville to Clearwater bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Jacksonville, Fl station.

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The best way to get from Jacksonville to Clearwater is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs $100 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $90 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Jacksonville Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Jacksonville to Clearwater.
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  • Distance: 178.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 22 min

What companies run services between Jacksonville, FL, USA and Clearwater, FL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Jacksonville to Clearwater once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Jacksonville to Clearwater via Orlando, Fl, Tampa, Fl, Marion Transit Parking Lot, Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot, and Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd in around 7 h 32 min.

Airlines
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Jacksonville to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
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 Jacksonville Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
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 Jacksonville, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Jacksonville to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Orlando to Marion Transit Center Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
megabus.com
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Bus from Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd to Court St + Fort Harrison Ave S
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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