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There are 3 ways to get from Orlando to Tampa by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h

  1. Take the bus from Orlando to Tampa Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$16 - $23

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from Orlando to Tampa Silver Star

$27 - $40

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Orlando to Tampa 85 miles

$8 - $12

Orlando to Tampa by bus

The bus journey time between Orlando and Tampa is around 2h 2m and covers a distance of around 87 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h. Services are operated by Amtrak and Greyhound USA. Typically 14 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 2m
Fastest bus time:
2h
Buses per week:
14
Cheapest price:
$16
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:30
Last bus departs at:
13:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Orlando to Tampa bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Orlando to Tampa is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Orlando to Tampa is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Orlando and arriving at Tampa. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Orlando and arriving at Tampa. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 3m.

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The distance between Orlando and Tampa is 78 miles. The road distance is 85 miles.

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The best way to get from Orlando to Tampa without a car is to bus which takes 2h and costs $16 - $23.

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The bus from Orlando to Tampa takes 2h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Orlando to Tampa bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Orlando station.

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Orlando to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Orlando station.

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The best way to get from Orlando to Tampa is to bus which takes 2h and costs $16 - $23. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Orlando to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 77.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Orlando to Tampa twice daily, and the journey takes 2h. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Orlando to Tampa once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 3m.

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 Orlando to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Orlando to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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 Orlando to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50

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Orlando to Tampa bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tampa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Orlando to Tampa is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Orlando to Tampa.

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