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There are 8 ways to get from Miami to Clearwater by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station Silver Star

$102 - $192

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale to Marion Transit Center Tampa

$33 - $48

6 alternative options

Bus Red Coach  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami Airport to Tampa Downtown RedCoach

$63 - $88

Train via Quadrille Blvd @ Clematis St  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Miami to West Palm Beach Station Northbound
  2. Take the train from West Palm Beach Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station Silver Star

$60 - $124

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak Station to Lakeland Amtrak Station Silver Star
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Lakeland, FL to St. Petersburg-Pinellas Park, FL

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Miami to Clearwater 284.5 miles

$27 - $40

Fly from Miami, line 300 bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  2. Take the line 300 bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot

$68 - $258

Train to Fort Lauderdale, fly, line 300 bus, line 73 bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Station
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  3. Take the line 300 bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot
  4. Take the line 73 bus from Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd to Park St Terminal - Platform - F

$73 - $263

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The cheapest way to get from Miami to Clearwater is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to Clearwater is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Miami to Clearwater. However, there are services departing from Se 1 St & 1 Av and arriving at Park St Terminal - Platform - F via Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale, Marion Transit Parking Lot and Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

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The distance between Miami and Clearwater is 222 miles. The road distance is 284.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to Clearwater without a car is to train which takes 7 h 20 min and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from Miami to Clearwater, including transfers.

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Miami to Clearwater bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale.

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The best way to get from Miami to Clearwater is to train which takes 7 h 20 min and costs $100 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 9 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Miami to Clearwater bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Marion Transit Center Tampa station.

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Map of how to get from Miami to Clearwater.
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  • Distance: 222 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 20 min

What companies run services between Miami, FL, USA and Clearwater, FL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Miami to Clearwater once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min. Alternatively, Red Coach operates a bus from Miami to Clearwater once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
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 Miami Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from West Palm Beach Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Miami Amtrak Station to Lakeland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Miami to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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Brightline
SmartPlus
$16 - $23
Smart
$12 - $17
Select
$36 - $42
Train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Book at
Brightline
SmartPlus
$14 - $20
Smart
$10 - $14
Select
$26 - $31
Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Miami Airport to Tampa Downtown
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$65 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale to Marion Transit Center Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Lakeland, FL to St. Petersburg-Pinellas Park, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Bus from Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd to Park St Terminal - Platform - F
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Miami to Clearwater is 285 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Miami to Clearwater.

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American Airlines offers flights from Miami Airport to Tampa Airport.

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There are 860+ hotels available in Clearwater. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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