There are 8 ways to get from Plantation to Tampa by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star

$47 - $122

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale to Marion Transit Center Tampa

$27 - $42

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to West Palm Beach Station Trnb
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3790

$35 - $79

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Plantation to Tampa 258 miles

$25 - $40

Line 81 bus to Fort Lauderdale, fly to Tampa, bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Lauderhill Mall Terminal - to Central Terminal -
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  3. Take the bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St

$62 - $247

Train to Miami, fly to Tampa  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA

$72 - $264

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Orlando (MCO) FLL - MCO
  2. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$88 - $305

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly to Tampa  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to West Palm Beach Station
  2. Fly from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) to Tampa (TPA) PBI - TPA

$83 - $425

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plantation to Tampa is to bus which costs $26 - $45 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plantation to Tampa is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Plantation and Tampa is 187 miles. The road distance is 258 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Plantation to Tampa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plantation to Tampa. However, there are services departing from University D/Broward B and arriving at Marion Transit Center Tampa via Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plantation to Tampa is 258 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to drive from Plantation to Tampa.

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Map of how to get from Plantation to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 186.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Plantation to Tampa once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Plantation to Tampa 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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
Tri Rail
Website
tri-rail.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tri-rail.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tri-rail.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale to Marion Transit Center Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Broward County Transit
Website
broward.org
Bus from Lauderhill Mall Terminal - to Central Terminal -
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
broward.org
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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