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There are 5 ways to get from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida by taxi, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Taxi, train  •  4h 41m

  1. Take a taxi from St. Petersburg to Tampa Union Station
  2. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Kissimmee Amtrak Station Silver Star

$117 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from 34th St S/2nd Ave S to 13th St W/6th Ave W 203-Skyway ConneXion
  2. Take the bus from Bradenton, FL - McDonalds to Orlando, FL - McDonalds 301 / ...

$33 - $70

3 alternative options

Line 4 bus, line 100 bus, train, line 40 bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from 3Rd St N + 3Rd Ave N to Gateway Mall - Shelter - 1 4 / ...
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Gateway Mall - Shelter - 1 to Marion St N + Cass St E 100
  3. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Orlando Amtrak Station
  4. Take the line 40 bus from Orland Health Sunrail Station to Universal Boulevard And Hollywood Way 40

$37 - $73

Amtrak Thruway  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from St. Petersburg-Pinellas Park, FL to Orlando, FL

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida 100.4 miles

$9 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida. However, there are services departing from 34th St S/2nd Ave S and arriving at Universal Boulevard And Hollywood Way via 13th St W/6th Ave W, Bradenton, FL - McDonalds, International Drive And Hawaiian Court and Vanguard Street And Municipal Drive. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between St. Petersburg and Universal Studios Florida is 89 miles. The road distance is 100.4 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida without a car is to taxi and train which takes 4h 41m and costs $110 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida, including transfers.

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St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida bus services, operated by Manatee County Area Transit, depart from 34th St S/2nd Ave S station.

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St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, arrive at Orlando, FL - McDonalds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida.

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There are 6417+ hotels available in Universal Studios Florida. Prices start at $114 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida.
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  • Distance: 89 miles
  • Duration: 4h 41m

What companies run services between St. Petersburg, FL, USA and Universal Studios Florida, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida via 13th St W/6th Ave W, 67th St Cir E/6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL - McDonalds, Orlando, FL - McDonalds, International Drive And Hawaiian Court, International Drive And Municipal Drive, Vanguard Street And Municipal Drive, and Universal Boulevard And Hollywood Way in around 5h 34m.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tampa Union Station to Kissimmee Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Tampa Union Station to Orlando Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
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
Manatee County Area Transit
Phone
(941) 749-7116
Email
mcat@mymanatee.org
Website
mymanatee.org
Bus from 34th St S/2nd Ave S to 13th St W/6th Ave W
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $2
Schedules at
mymanatee.org
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Bradenton, FL - McDonalds to Orlando, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
American Bus Tickets
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from 3Rd St N + 3Rd Ave N to Gateway Mall - Shelter - 1
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Bus from Gateway Mall - Shelter - 1 to Marion St N + Cass St E
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
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 St. Petersburg-Pinellas Park, FL to Orlando, FL
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from St. Petersburg to Tampa Union Station
Ave. Duration
27m
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Yellow Cab of Florida
Phone
+1 727-222-2222
Website
facebook.com
United Taxi
Phone
+1 727-777-7777
Website
gounitedtaxi.com
American Taxi
Phone
+1 727-678-3495
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 813-253-0121
Website
yellowcaboftampa.com
Cab Plus
Phone
+1 813-288-8888
Website
cabplus.com

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