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

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Fly, bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Tampa (TPA) MSY - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$113 - $430

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h

  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

2 alternative options

Train  •  37 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center 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 3 h 56 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 20 h.

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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 and arriving at Tampa Amtrak via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center 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 20 h and costs $80 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 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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New Orleans to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Tampa is to bus which takes 20 h and costs $80 - $200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $240 - $700 and takes 37 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 483.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 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 20 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from New Orleans to Tampa via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 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
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Marion Transit Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
17 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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

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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 1 h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 5:33 AM in New Orleans and 6:33 AM in Tampa.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Tampa is 661 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 42 min 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 225+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38 min and costs $1 - $17.

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