There are 7 ways to get from Kansas City to Tampa by plane, bus, train, night bus 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 to Tampa  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Tampa (TPA) MCI - TPA

$134 - $654

Cheapest option

Fly to Orlando, train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Orlando (MCO) MCI - MCO
  2. Take the train from Kissimmee Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$134 - $464

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Fly to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) MCI - SRQ
  2. Take the bus from Sarasota, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$296 - $1,334

Bus, night bus  •  25 h 16 min

  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  •  31 h 10 min

  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 0 h

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak 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 Amtrak

$299 - $892

Drive  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Tampa 1263.1 miles

$120 - $180

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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 31 h 10 min.

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

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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 25 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min 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, depart from Kansas City Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Tampa is to fly which takes 6 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 1043.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Kansas City to Tampa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to Tampa via St Louis, Mo and Tallahassee, Fl in around 31 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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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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 Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice 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
17 h 25 min
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 18 min
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
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 Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$160 - $220
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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Tampa is 1 h ahead of Kansas City. It is currently 12:56 AM in Kansas City and 1:56 AM in Tampa.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Tampa is 1263 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 45 min 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 227+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $79 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 56 min and costs .

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