There are 9 ways to get from Miami to Tampa by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus The Florida Express Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Tampa, FL - McDonalds 301 / ...

$27 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa

$14 - $39

7 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star

$47 - $122

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 37 min

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

$32 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Miami to Tampa 281 miles

$27 - $40

Train to Miami, fly to Tampa, bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Northbound to Miami International Airport Station Northbound
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  3. Take the bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St

$68 - $258

Train, train to Fort Lauderdale, fly to Tampa, bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Northbound to Tri-Rail Station Rail Northbound
  2. Take the train from MetroRail Transfer Station to Fort Lauderdale Airport Station
  3. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  4. Take the bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St

$63 - $250

Fly Miami to Orlando, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Orlando (MCO) MIA - MCO
  2. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$99 - $396

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly to Tampa  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from MetroRail Transfer Station to West Palm Beach Station
  2. Fly from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) to Tampa (TPA) PBI - TPA

$84 - $426

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Miami to Tampa is to bus which costs $14 - $40 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to Tampa is to train and fly and bus which costs $65 - $260 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Miami and Tampa is 206 miles. The road distance is 281 miles.

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The bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Tampa, FL - McDonalds takes 5 h 50 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal and arriving at Tampa, FL - McDonalds. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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

The Florida Express Bus operates a bus from Miami to Tampa twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Miami to Tampa once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 43 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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
Miami Dade Transit
Phone
+1 305-468-5900
Website
miamidade.gov
Train from Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Northbound to Miami International Airport Station Northbound
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
miamidade.gov
Train from Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Northbound to Tri-Rail Station Rail Northbound
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
miamidade.gov
Tri Rail
Website
tri-rail.com
Train from MetroRail Transfer Station to Fort Lauderdale Airport Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tri-rail.com
Train from MetroRail Transfer Station to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
tri-rail.com
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Tampa, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
busticketreservations.com
Book at
busticketreservations.com
Greyhound USA
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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 Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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