There are 4 ways to get from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida by taxi, train, bus or car

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Taxi, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$117 - $190

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from St Petersburg-Clearwater Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Line 52 bus, bus, train, line 40 bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 52 bus from Central Ave + 35Th St N to 49Th St + Lake Blvd 97 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Petersburg-Clearwater Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Tampa Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak
  4. Take the line 40 bus from Orland Health Sunrail Station to Universal Boulevard And Hollywood Way 40

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  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 1 h 45 min.

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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 1 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida. However, there are services departing from Central Ave + 35Th St N and arriving at Universal Boulevard And Hollywood Way via St Petersburg-Clearwater Amtrak and Orland Health Sunrail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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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 4 h 41 min and costs $110 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min 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 Amtrak, depart from St Petersburg-Clearwater Amtrak station.

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St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Orlando Amtrak station.

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

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There are 6304+ hotels available in Universal Studios Florida. Prices start at $75 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: 4 h 41 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from St. Petersburg to Universal Studios Florida 4 times a day, and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

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 Tampa Amtrak to Kissimmee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
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 Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St Petersburg-Clearwater Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St Petersburg-Clearwater Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from Central Ave + 35Th St N to 49Th St + Lake Blvd
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Other operators
Taxi from St. Petersburg to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
United Taxi
Phone
+1 727-777-7777
Website
gounitedtaxi.com
Yellow Cab of Florida
Phone
+1 727-222-2222
Website
facebook.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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