There are 12 ways to get from Los Angeles to Tampa by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Los Angeles to Tampa  •  8 h 3 min

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

$139 - $661

Cheapest option

Fly Los Angeles to Orlando, train  •  10 h 35 min

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

$138 - $620

10 alternative options

Fly Burbank to Tampa  •  9 h 34 min

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

$198 - $470

Fly Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus  •  11 h 46 min

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

$321 - $1,141

Fly Los Angeles to St. Petersburg  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to St. Petersburg (PIE) LAX - PIE

$139 - $711

Train to San Diego, fly to Tampa  •  10 h 38 min

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

$188 - $530

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Orlando, train  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Orlando (MCO) ONT - MCO
  3. Take the train from Kissimmee Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$347 - $1,106

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

$250 - $516

Train, bus  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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 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

$506 - $1,528

Drive  •  40 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tampa 2539.9 miles

$240 - $360

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Tampa is to fly and train which costs $130 - $650 and takes 10 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Tampa is to fly which costs $130 - $700 and takes 8 h 3 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 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles station to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Tampa Amtrak 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 10 h and costs $260 - $650.

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It takes approximately 8 h 3 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 Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tampa is to fly which takes 8 h 3 min and costs $130 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $650 and takes 2 days 10 h, you could also train, which costs $500 - $1,600 and takes 3 days 11 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 49 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 2162.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 3 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two 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 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Phoenix, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Las Vegas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Orlando via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Orlando via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Tampa via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Orlando via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,000
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via San Diego, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Orlando via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
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 Burbank to Tampa via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Orlando via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to St. Petersburg via Covington
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to St. Petersburg via Memphis
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to St. Petersburg via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to St. Petersburg via Omaha
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to St. Petersburg via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burbank to Tampa via Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Sarasota/Bradenton via Boston
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Orlando via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
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 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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 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 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.

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 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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