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There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles to Tampa by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tampa (TPA) LAX - TPA

$138 - $650

7 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Tampa (TPA) BUR - TPA

$197 - $470

Train to San Diego, fly  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Tampa (TPA) SAN - TPA

$187 - $530

Bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Orlando, Fl
  4. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$260 - $650

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to New Orleans
  3. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Orlando, Fl
  4. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$239 - $448

Train, bus  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Orlando, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$327 - $937

Train  •  3 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles 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

$506 - $1,528

Drive  •  40 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tampa 2539.9 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Tampa is to train and fly which costs $180 - $550 and takes 9 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Tampa is to fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Tampa, Fl via San Antonio, Tx, Houston, Tx and Orlando, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles station to Tampa station. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station and arriving at Tampa Union Station via Chicago Union Station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 11 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Tampa is 2162 miles. The road distance is 2539.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tampa without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 12 h and costs $260 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Los Angeles to Tampa, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Los Angeles to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tampa is to fly which takes 6 h 53 min and costs $130 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $650 and takes 2 days 12 h, you could also train, which costs $500 - $1,600 and takes 3 days 11 h.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 2162.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Tampa, FL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Tampa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Tampa via San Antonio, Tx, Houston, Tx, and Orlando, Fl in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Phoenix, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Las Vegas, Nashville
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Las Vegas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Boston
Ave. Duration
11 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
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 Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
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 Union Station
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 Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
24 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from New Orleans, La to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 25 min.

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

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Tampa is 3 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 7:25 PM in Los Angeles and 10:25 PM in Tampa.

Los Angeles to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tampa Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Tampa is 2540 miles. It takes approximately 40 h 45 min to drive from Los Angeles to Tampa.

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Delta, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Tampa Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to Tampa train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Los Angeles to Tampa bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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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 Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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