There are 5 ways to get from Pensacola 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Tampa  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Pensacola (PNS) to Tampa (TPA) PNS - TPA

$157 - $370

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Pensacola, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl 1262 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3729 / ...

$71 - $155

3 alternative options

Fly to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Pensacola (PNS) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) PNS - SRQ
  2. Take the bus from Sarasota, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$279 - $1,350

Fly to Orlando, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Pensacola (PNS) to Orlando (MCO) PNS - MCO
  2. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$198 - $408

Drive  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Pensacola to Tampa 470.7 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Pensacola to Tampa is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pensacola to Tampa is to fly which costs $150 - $370 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Pensacola and Tampa is 336 miles. The road distance is 470.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Pensacola to Tampa, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Tampa is Tampa (TPA) Airport which is 5 miles away. Other nearby airports include St. Petersburg (PIE) (14.6 miles), Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) (39.4 miles), Orlando (MCO) (78.1 miles) and Ft. Myers (RSW) (107.8 miles).

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Map of how to get from Pensacola to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 336 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

Silver Airways and Delta fly from Pensacola to Tampa every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pensacola to Tampa via Pensacola, Fl and Tallahassee, Fl in around 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pensacola to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Pensacola to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Pensacola to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pensacola to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Pensacola to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Pensacola to Orlando via Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Pensacola to Orlando via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Pensacola to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Pensacola to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $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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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
Bus operators
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 Sarasota, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Pensacola, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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