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There are 5 ways to get from Tampa to New Orleans by bus, plane, train, night bus or car

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Bus, fly  •  4 h 8 min

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

$113 - $429

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Mobile, Al
  3. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$77 - $187

3 alternative options

Train  •  38 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Tampa Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Cary Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

$238 - $678

Bus, night bus  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Orlando, Fl
  2. Take the night bus from Orlando, Fl to Mobile, Al
  3. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$84 - $207

Drive  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Tampa to New Orleans 661.2 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Tampa to New Orleans is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa to New Orleans is to bus and fly which costs $110 - $430 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Tampa, Fl and arriving at New Orleans, La via Tallahassee, Fl and Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tampa to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Tampa Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Cary Amtrak and Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 10 min.

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The distance between Tampa and New Orleans is 484 miles. The road distance is 661.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa to New Orleans without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 30 min and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Tampa to New Orleans, including transfers.

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

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Tampa to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Tampa Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Tampa to New Orleans is to bus which takes 16 h 30 min and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $230 - $700 and takes 38 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Tampa to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 483.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

You can take a bus from Tampa to New Orleans via Tallahassee, Fl and Mobile, Al in around 16 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tampa to New Orleans via Cary Amtrak and Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center in around 38 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Tampa to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
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 Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 41 min
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 to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
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 Galyon Transportation Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
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
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
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 Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Night bus from Orlando, Fl to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$95 - $130

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The quickest flight from Tampa Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Tampa to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La station.

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New Orleans is 1 h behind Tampa. It is currently 2:55 AM in Tampa and 1:55 AM in New Orleans.

Tampa to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa to New Orleans is 661 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 44 min to drive from Tampa to New Orleans.

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Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Tampa Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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