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There are 5 ways to get from Kansas City to Tampa by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Tampa (TPA) MCI - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$134 - $654

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Bus, night bus  •  25h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Tampa, FL

$246 - $370

Bus  •  31h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Tallahassee, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$142 - $358

Train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Tampa Union Station

$299 - $892

Drive  •  20h 45m

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Tampa 1263.1 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Tampa is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Tampa is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $700 and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Tampa, Fl via St Louis, Mo and Tallahassee, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City station to Tampa station. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Union Station and arriving at Tampa Union Station via Chicago Union Station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0h.

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The distance between Kansas City and Tampa is 1044 miles. The road distance is 1263.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Tampa without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 25h 34m and costs $240 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Kansas City to Tampa, including transfers.

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Kansas City to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Kansas City, Mo station.

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Kansas City to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Union Station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Tampa is to bus which takes 31h 40m and costs $140 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $290 - $900 and takes 2 days 0h.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 1043.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Tampa, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Kansas City to Tampa via St Louis, Mo and Tallahassee, Fl in around 31h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kansas City to Tampa via Chicago Union Station and Washington Union Station in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
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 Kansas City Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Tampa Union Station
Ave. Duration
21h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Marion Transit Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
3 times a day
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$160 - $220
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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

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Tampa is 1h ahead of Kansas City. It is currently 4:36 PM in Kansas City and 5:36 PM in Tampa.

Kansas City to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tampa Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Tampa is 1263 miles. It takes approximately 20h 45m to drive from Kansas City to Tampa.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to Tampa Airport.

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Book your Kansas City to Tampa bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Kansas City Airport is to line 229 bus which takes 56m and costs $2.

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