There are 7 ways to get from Tampa to Key West by bus, plane, ferry, shuttle, train or car

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Bus, fly  •  4 h 18 min

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

$104 - $436

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Bus  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Marion Transit Center Tampa to Miami
  2. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Key West, Fl 3715 / ...

$48 - $93

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Bus Red Coach, ferry  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Naples RedCoach
  2. Take the ferry from Marco Island, FL to Key West, FL MI Southbound

$181 - $211

Bus, shuttle  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL Miami-Tampa Gulf Coast Route
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL - International Airport to Key West, FL To the Keys

$109 - $157

Bus, ferry  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Ft Myers, Fl 3749 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Fort Myers Beach, FL to Key West, FL FMB Southbound

$129 - $161

Train, bus  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Tampa Amtrak to Hollywood Amtrak Silver Star
  2. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Key West, Fl 3715 / ...

$72 - $173

Drive  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Tampa to Key West 422.6 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Tampa to Key West is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa to Key West is to bus and fly which costs $100 - $440 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to Key West. However, there are services departing from Marion Transit Center Tampa and arriving at Flagler & Grinnell via Miami, Fl and Airport/Beaches. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 44 min.

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The distance between Tampa and Key West is 239 miles. The road distance is 422.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa to Key West without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 7 h 28 min and costs $180 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Tampa to Key West, including transfers.

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Tampa to Key West bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Marion Transit Center Tampa station.

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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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Tampa to Key West bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Key West, Fl station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa to Key West is 423 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to drive from Tampa to Key West.

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Map of how to get from Tampa to Key West.
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  • Distance: 239.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Key West, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Tampa to Key West via Miami, Miami, Fl, Key West, Fl, and Airport/Beaches in around 11 h 44 min.

Airlines
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Tampa to Key West
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
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
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 Hollywood Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Marion Transit Center to Airport Rental Car Facility
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohart.org
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
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
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
Bus from Miami, Fl to Key West, Fl
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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

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

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There are 325+ hotels available in Key West. Prices start at $127 USD per night.

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