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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  •  3h 58m

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

$38 - $174

3 alternative options

Bus  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Mobile
  2. Take the bus from Mobile to Tallahassee
  3. Take the bus from Tallahassee to Tampa

$81 - $119

Train  •  37h 55m

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

$192 - $276

Drive  •  10h 41m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Tampa 660.4 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 41m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Tampa is to fly and bus which costs $35 - $180 and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Tampa. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at Tampa via Mobile and Tallahassee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 10m.

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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 via Greensboro and Cary. 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 660.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Tampa without a car is to bus which takes 16h 10m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 58m 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 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 16h 10m and costs $80 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $280 and takes 37h 55m.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 483.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 58m

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

You can take a bus from New Orleans to Tampa via Mobile and Tallahassee in around 16h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from New Orleans to Tampa via Greensboro and Cary in around 37h 55m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $850
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
Ave. Duration
19h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Seat
$190 - $270
Train from Greensboro to Cary
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Cary to Tampa
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion St @ Cass St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 westbound to Marion St N + Cass St E
Ave. Duration
17 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 to Mobile
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Mobile to Tallahassee
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Bus from Tallahassee to Tampa
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from New Orleans to Mobile
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 24m.

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

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Tampa is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 4:18 AM in New Orleans and 5:18 AM in Tampa.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Tampa is 660 miles. It takes approximately 10h 41m 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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There are 424+ 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 line 202 bus which takes 40 min and costs $2.

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