There are 5 ways to get from New Orleans 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.

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Fly to Tampa, bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Tampa (TPA) MSY - TPA
  2. Take the bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St

$114 - $430

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Orlando, Fl 1262
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3749 / ...

$81 - $198

3 alternative options

Fly to Orlando, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Orlando (MCO) MSY - MCO
  2. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$136 - $568

Train  •  37 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Cary Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$244 - $680

Drive  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Tampa 660.5 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Tampa is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Tampa is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $430 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Tampa. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Tampa, Fl via Orlando, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Orleans to Tampa. However, there are services departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak and arriving at Tampa Amtrak via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak and Cary Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 55 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Tampa is 484 miles. The road distance is 660.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Tampa without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 18 min and costs $80 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from New Orleans to Tampa, including transfers.

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New Orleans to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Orleans, La station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 483.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Tampa, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from New Orleans to Tampa via Orlando, Fl in around 19 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from New Orleans to Tampa via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak and Cary Amtrak in around 37 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from New Orleans to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from New Orleans to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Cary Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Bus operators
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
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 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
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

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