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There are 6 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 - $123

Cheapest option

Line 81 bus, bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Sunset Strip/Del Lago Cir to Central Terminal - 81
  2. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL Miami-Tampa Gulf Coast Route

$20 - $41

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 55 min

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

$27 - $43

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Plantation to Tampa 258 miles

$25 - $40

Line 22 bus, train to Fort Lauderdale, fly, bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from Broward B/Sw 63 A to Tcra/Ft Lauderdale Station
  2. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Fort Lauderdale Airport Station
  3. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  4. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$61 - $250

Line 22 bus, train to Miami, fly, bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 22 bus from Broward B/Fig Tree L to Tcra/Ft Lauderdale Station
  2. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  3. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  4. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$68 - $262

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The cheapest way to get from Plantation to Tampa is to bus which costs $27 - $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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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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The distance between Plantation and Tampa is 187 miles. The road distance is 258 miles.

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The best way to get from Plantation to Tampa without a car is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs $45 - $130.

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

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Plantation to Tampa bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale.

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The best way to get from Plantation to Tampa is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs $45 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $45 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Plantation to Tampa bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Marion Transit Center Tampa station.

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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 twice daily. 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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
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 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
Tri Rail
Phone
954-783-6030
Website
tri-rail.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Fort Lauderdale Airport Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
tri-rail.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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megabus.com
Broward County Transit
Website
broward.org
Bus from Sunset Strip/Del Lago Cir to Central Terminal -
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
broward.org
Bus from Broward B/Sw 63 A to Tcra/Ft Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
broward.org
Bus from Broward B/Fig Tree L to Tcra/Ft Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
broward.org
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
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

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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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Spirit Airlines, Silver Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport.

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