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There are 5 ways to get from San Antonio to Tampa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from San Antonio, bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Tampa (TPA) SAT - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$173 - $554

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Bus  •  31 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Orlando, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$133 - $332

3 alternative options

Bus to Austin, fly  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Tampa (TPA) AUS - TPA

$169 - $483

Train  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Cary Amtrak Station
  4. Take the train from Cary Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station

$321 - $917

Drive  •  19 h 1 min

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Tampa 1181 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Tampa is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Tampa is to fly and bus which costs $170 - $600 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to Tampa. However, there are services departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at Tampa, Fl via Houston, Tx and Orlando, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Antonio station to Tampa station. However, there are services departing from San Antonio Amtrak Station and arriving at Tampa Union Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, Greensboro Amtrak Station and Cary Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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The distance between San Antonio and Tampa is 982 miles. The road distance is 1181 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Tampa without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 44 min and costs $130 - $340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from San Antonio to Tampa, including transfers.

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San Antonio to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Antonio, Tx station.

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San Antonio to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Antonio Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Tampa is to bus which takes 31 h 44 min and costs $130 - $340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $320 - $950 and takes 2 days 6 h.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 982.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and Tampa, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Tampa via Houston, Tx and Orlando, Fl in around 31 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Antonio to Tampa via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, Greensboro Amtrak Station, and Cary Amtrak Station in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Tampa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Tampa via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Tampa via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
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 San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Cary Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Cary Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Bus operators
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
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 San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
24 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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The quickest flight from San Antonio Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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San Antonio to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tampa, Fl station.

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Tampa is 1 h ahead of San Antonio. It is currently 1:23 AM in San Antonio and 2:23 AM in Tampa.

San Antonio to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tampa Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Tampa is 1181 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 1 min to drive from San Antonio to Tampa.

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United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to Tampa Airport.

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Book your San Antonio to Tampa train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your San Antonio to Tampa bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 40 min and costs $2.

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