There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Tampa by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Los Angeles to Tampa  •  7 h 34 min

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

$143 - $664

9 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) LAX - SRQ
  2. Take the bus from Sarasota, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$314 - $1,243

Fly Los Angeles to Orlando, train  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Orlando (MCO) LAX - MCO
  2. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$143 - $631

Train to San Diego, fly to Tampa  •  9 h 59 min

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

$189 - $531

Bus  •  2 days 10 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 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
  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

$243 - $506

Train, bus  •  2 days 14 h

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

$314 - $828

Train, bus via Orlando, Fl  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$506 - $1,528

Drive  •  40 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tampa 2539.9 miles

$240 - $360

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

Delta, Spirit Airlines 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 10 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via San Diego, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Austin, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 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 Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
6 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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
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
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
Bus from New Orleans, La to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Orlando
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Orlando to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Tampa is 3460 km. The road distance is 4064 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Tampa is to fly and train which costs $140 - $650 and takes 10 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Tampa is to fly which takes 7 h 34 min and costs $140 - $700.

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

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 10 h.

It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to get from Los Angeles to Tampa, including transfers.