There are 4 ways to get from New Orleans to Tampa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, line 300 bus  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Tampa (TPA) MSY - TPA
  2. Take the line 300 bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Pierce St + Whiting St

$59 - $314

3 alternative options

Bus  •  20h

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

$86 - $118

Train  •  37h 55m

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

$192 - $276

Drive  •  10h 42m

  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 10h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Tampa is to fly and line 300 bus which costs $55 - $320 and takes 4h 17m.

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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 20h.

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

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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 20h and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m 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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New Orleans to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 483.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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 20h. Alternatively, you can take a train from New Orleans to Tampa via Greensboro Amtrak Station and Cary Amtrak Station in around 37h 55m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $650
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Seat
$190 - $270
Train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Cary Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Cary Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Pierce St + Whiting St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
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 New Orleans, La to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$100 - $160
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Tampa is to bus which takes 20h and costs $85 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $280 and takes 37h 55m.

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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New Orleans to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tampa, Fl station.

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Tampa is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 8:35 PM in New Orleans and 9:35 PM in Tampa.

New Orleans to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tampa Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Tampa is 661 miles. It takes approximately 10h 42m to drive from New Orleans to Tampa.

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Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Tampa Airport.

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Book your New Orleans to Tampa bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 355+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs $1 - $2.

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