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There are 9 ways to get from Tampa to Dry Tortugas by bus, ferry, train, plane or shuttle

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 Naples  •  9h 48m

  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

$312 - $329

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus, ferry  •  14h 32m

  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

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Train, bus, ferry  •  15h 12m

  1. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Miami Amtrak Station
  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

Bus Greyhound USA, ferry  •  19h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Miami, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Big Pine Key
  3. Take the bus from Lower Keys Shuttle to Key West, FL - Caroline & Grinnell
  4. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$231 - $308

Fly Tampa to Key West, ferry  •  8h 16m

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

$281 - $615

Fly Tampa to Havana, travel  •  7h 57m

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

Fly Tampa to Miami, shuttle, ferry  •  11h 8m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Miami (MIA) TPA - MIA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Miami, FL - International Airport to Key West, FL
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$327 - $537

Train to Orlando, fly to Key West, ferry  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Kissimmee Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Key West (EYW) MCO - EYW
  3. Take the ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson

$319 - $671

Fly Tampa to Fort Lauderdale, shuttle, ferry  •  11h 34m

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) TPA - FLL
  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

$322 - $537

Questions & Answers

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

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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 8h 16m.

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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 14h 32m and costs $230 - $280.

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It takes approximately 9h 48m 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 1h 25m.

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American Airlines and Silver Airways 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: 9h 48m

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 drive to Marco Island, FL, take the ferry 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 Miami, Airport Station, Nw 42 Av & Nw 11 St, Miami, FL - Airport Regency Hotel, Key West, FL - Mel Fisher Museum, Bight Ferry Terminal, and Fort Jefferson in around 14h 32m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to Havana
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Havana via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to Key West via Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Havana via Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Tampa to Miami
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Orlando to Key West via Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Tampa to Key West
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Orlando to Key West
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Orlando to Key West via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tampa Union Station to Miami Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
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
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
Bus operators
Red Coach
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
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
American Bus Tickets
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 Miami, Fl
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Miami, Fl to Big Pine Key
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Key West Transit
Phone
(305) 600-1455
Website
kwtransit.com
Bus from Lower Keys Shuttle to Key West, FL - Caroline & Grinnell
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
cityofkeywest-fl.gov
Keys Shuttle
Phone
+1 (888) 765-9997 | (305) 289-9997
Website
keysshuttle.com
Shuttle from Miami, FL - International Airport to Key West, FL
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
keysshuttle.com
Shuttle from Fort Lauderdale, FL - International Airport to Key West, FL
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
keysshuttle.com
Ferry operators
Key West Express
Phone
+1 239-463-5733
Website
keywestexpress.net
Ferry from Marco Island, FL to Key West, FL
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95
Book at
Key West Express
Dry Tortugas NP Ferry
Website
drytortugas.com
Ferry from Bight Ferry Terminal to Fort Jefferson
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$175
Schedules at
drytortugas.com

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