There are 6 ways to get from Miami to St. Petersburg by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus The Florida Express Bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds 304 / ...

$27 - $64

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Train  •  7 h 16 min

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

$107 - $197

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Sarasota, Fl 1008 / ...

$32 - $76

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Miami to St. Petersburg 264.8 miles

$25 - $40

Bus to Fort Lauderdale, fly, line 79 bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, FL - Holiday Inn to Fort Lauderdale Airport
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  3. Take the line 79 bus from Ulmerton Rd + 60Th St N to 5Th Ave S + 37Th St S

$110 - $295

Fly from Miami, line 79 bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  2. Take the line 79 bus from Ulmerton Rd + 60Th St N to 5Th Ave S + 37Th St S

$68 - $258

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Miami to St. Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal and arriving at 34th St S/1st Ave S via Cypress Creek Blvd/SR 64 Walmart and 13th St W/6th Ave W. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 21 min.

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The distance between Miami and St. Petersburg is 207 miles. The road distance is 264.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to St. Petersburg without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to get from Miami to St. Petersburg, including transfers.

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Miami to St. Petersburg bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, depart from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Miami to St. Petersburg is to bus which takes 7 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Miami to St. Petersburg bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, arrive at Bradenton, FL - McDonalds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Miami to St. Petersburg is 265 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to drive from Miami to St. Petersburg.

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Spirit Airlines, Silver Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Miami to St. Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 207.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 21 min

What companies run services between Miami, FL, USA and St. Petersburg, FL, USA?

The Florida Express Bus operates a bus from Miami to St. Petersburg twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Miami to St. Petersburg once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
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 Miami Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
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
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
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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 Miami, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Miami, FL - Holiday Inn to Fort Lauderdale Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
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Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from Ulmerton Rd + 60Th St N to 5Th Ave S + 37Th St S
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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