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There are 9 ways to get from Tampa to Alabama by bus, plane, shuttle, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Tampa, fly to Birmingham  •  4h 19m

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

$154 - $804

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Bus via Tallahassee, Fl  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl 3730 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Birmingham, Al 1156

$58 - $152

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Fly Tampa to Atlanta, shuttle  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Atlanta (ATL) TPA - ATL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn

$108 - $570

Fly Tampa to Pensacola, bus  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Pensacola (PNS) TPA - PNS
  2. Take the bus from Pensacola, Fl to Mobile, Al

$191 - $424

Fly Tampa to Tallahassee, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Tallahassee (TLH) TPA - TLH
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Dothan, Al

$164 - $522

Train to Orlando, fly to Birmingham  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Kissimmee Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Birmingham (BHM) MCO - BHM

$162 - $390

Bus La Cubana  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Atlanta, GA Atlanta route
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al 1547 / ...

$182 - $212

Train  •  30h 28m

  1. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Cary Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Cary Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Birmingham Intermodal Facility

$203 - $558

Drive  •  9h 44m

  1. Drive from Tampa to Birmingham 552.9 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Tampa to Alabama is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa to Alabama is to bus and fly which costs $150 - $850 and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to Alabama. However, there are services departing from Tampa, Fl and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Tallahassee, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tampa station to Alabama. However, there are services departing from Tampa Union Station and arriving at Birmingham Intermodal Facility via Cary Amtrak Station and Greensboro Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 28m.

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The distance between Tampa and Alabama is 452 miles. The road distance is 552.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa to Alabama without a car is to bus which takes 11h 45m and costs $180 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Tampa to Alabama, including transfers.

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Tampa to Alabama bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Tampa, Fl station.

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

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The best way to get from Tampa to Alabama is to bus which takes 11h 45m and costs $180 - $220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 30h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Tampa to Alabama.
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  • Distance: 452.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Alabama, USA?

You can take a bus from Tampa to Birmingham via Atlanta, GA, Doraville Station, Five Points Station, and Atlanta, Ga in around 11h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tampa to Birmingham via Cary Amtrak Station and Greensboro Amtrak Station in around 30h 28m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tampa to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Tampa to Pensacola via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Orlando to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Tampa to Pensacola via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta via Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Tampa to Pensacola via Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Tampa to Pensacola via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Tampa to Pensacola
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Tampa to Tallahassee
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Tampa to Atlanta via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Orlando to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
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 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 Cary Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
14h 41m
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
Train from Cary Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
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 Greensboro Amtrak Station to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Marion Transit Center to Airport Rental Car Facility
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from Marion Transit Parking Lot to TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Groome Transportation
Phone
(800) 280-9270
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Atlanta Airport to Groome Transportation Auburn
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
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 Pensacola, Fl to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Dothan, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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The quickest flight from Tampa Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Tampa to Alabama bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Birmingham, Al station.

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Alabama is 1h behind Tampa. It is currently 12:54 AM in Tampa and 11:54 PM in Alabama.

Tampa to Alabama train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Birmingham Intermodal Facility station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa to Alabama is 553 miles. It takes approximately 9h 44m to drive from Tampa to Alabama.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Tampa Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Alabama. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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