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There are 5 ways to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland by bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Line 30 bus, bus  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 30 bus from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office to Florida Ave @ Polk St 30
  2. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Lakeland, Fl 1002 / ...

$12 - $24

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland 42.7 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland 42.7 miles

$4 - $6

Shuttle  •  46 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Tampa Airport to Lakeland

$70 - $100

Towncar  •  46 min

  1. Take a town car from Tampa Airport to Lakeland 42.7 miles

$120 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland is to taxi which costs $170 - $210 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland. However, there are services departing from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office and arriving at Lakeland, Fl via Tampa, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Tampa Airport (TPA) and Lakeland is 36 miles. The road distance is 42.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland without a car is to line 30 bus and bus which takes 2 h 19 min and costs $12 - $24.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland, including transfers.

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Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland bus services, operated by Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, depart from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office station.

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Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lakeland, Fl station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland is 43 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland.

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There are 60+ hotels available in Lakeland. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland.
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  • Distance: 36.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

What companies run services between Tampa Airport (TPA), USA and Lakeland, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland via Florida Ave @ Polk St and Tampa, Fl in around 2 h 19 min.

Bus operators
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office to Florida Ave @ Polk St
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
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.

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 Tampa, Fl to Lakeland, Fl
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Shuttles by Jayride
Website
jayride.com
Shuttle from Tampa Airport to Lakeland
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Shuttle
$70 - $100
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Tampa Airport to Lakeland
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Private
$120 - $170
Taxi from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Lakeland
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 813-253-0121
Website
yellowcaboftampa.com
Cab Plus
Phone
+1 813-288-8888
Website
cabplus.com

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