There are 11 ways to get from Tampa to Dry Tortugas by bus, ferry, shuttle, train or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus, ferry via Marco Island, FL  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Naples
  2. Take the ferry from Marco Island, FL to Key West, FL
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$356 - $386

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus, ferry  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Marion Transit Center Tampa to Miami
  2. Take the bus from Miami, FL - Airport Regency Hotel to Key West, FL - Mel Fisher Museum 400
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$230 - $277

9 alternative options

Bus, shuttle, ferry  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL - International Airport to Key West, FL
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$282 - $328

Bus, ferry  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Ft Myers, Fl
  2. Take the ferry from Fort Myers Beach, FL to Key West, FL
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$304 - $336

Train, bus, ferry  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Tampa Amtrak to Miami Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Miami, FL - Airport Regency Hotel to Key West, FL - Mel Fisher Museum 400
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$253 - $357

Fly Tampa to Key West, ferry  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Key West (EYW) TPA - EYW
  2. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$280 - $615

Fly Tampa to Havana, travel  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Havana (HAV) TPA - HAV
  2. Travel from Havana to Dry Tortugas

Bus to Orlando, fly to Key West, ferry  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Orlando, FL - McDonalds
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Key West (EYW) MCO - EYW
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$364 - $721

Fly Tampa to Miami, ferry  •  11 h

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Miami (MIA) TPA - MIA
  2. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$327 - $537

Fly Tampa to Fort Lauderdale, ferry  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) TPA - FLL
  2. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$322 - $537

Bus to Ft. Myers, fly to Key West, ferry  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Fort Myers, FL - McDonalds
  2. Fly from Ft. Myers (RSW) to Key West (EYW) RSW - EYW
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$302 - $844

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tampa to Dry Tortugas is to bus and ferry which costs $230 - $280 and takes 14 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa to Dry Tortugas is to fly and ferry which costs $280 - $650 and takes 8 h 21 min.

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The distance between Tampa and Dry Tortugas is 229 miles.

The best way to get from Tampa to Dry Tortugas without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 10 h 48 min and costs $350 - $390.

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It takes approximately 10 h 48 min to get from Tampa to Dry Tortugas, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tampa Airport to Key West Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 18 min.

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Silver Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Tampa Airport to Key West Airport.

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Map of how to get from Tampa to Dry Tortugas.
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  • Distance: 229.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 48 min

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Dry Tortugas, FL, USA?

There is no direct connection from Tampa to Dry Tortugas. However, you can take the bus to Naples, take the taxi to Marco Island, FL, take the ferry to Key West, FL, take the walk to Bight Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Fort Jefferson, then take the travel to Dry Tortugas. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Tampa to Dry Tortugas via Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL - International Airport, Key West, FL, Bight Ferry Terminal, and Fort Jefferson in around 13 h 6 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to Havana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Havana via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to Key West via Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Orlando to Key West via Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Tampa to Miami
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Tampa to Key West
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Orlando to Key West
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Ft. Myers to Key West
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
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 Miami Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Tampa Downtown to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Keys Shuttle
Phone
+1 (888) 765-9997 | (305) 289-9997
Website
keysshuttle.com
Shuttle from Fort Lauderdale, FL - International Airport to Key West, FL
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
keysshuttle.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Ft Myers, Fl
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Miami, FL - Airport Regency Hotel to Key West, FL - Mel Fisher Museum
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
American Bus Tickets
Bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Orlando, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
American Bus Tickets
Bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Fort Myers, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
American Bus Tickets
Ferry operators
Key West Express
Website
seakeywestexpress.com
Ferry from Marco Island, FL to Key West, FL
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
keywestexpress.net
Book at
booking.keywestexpress.net
Ferry from Fort Myers Beach, FL to Key West, FL
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
keywestexpress.net
Dry Tortugas NP Ferry
Website
drytortugas.com
Ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$175
Schedules at
drytortugas.com

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