There are 6 ways to get from Tampa to Springfield by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Tampa to Springfield  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Springfield (SPI) TPA - SPI

$146 - $569

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Bus, train  •  28 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Springfield Amtrak

$144 - $354

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Fly Tampa to St. Louis, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to St. Louis (STL) TPA - STL
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Springfield Amtrak

$174 - $1,170

Bus to Punta Gorda, fly to Springfield  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Punta Gorda, FL
  2. Fly from Punta Gorda (PGD) to Springfield (SPI) PGD - SPI

$276 - $577

Train  •  44 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Tampa Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield Amtrak

$258 - $733

Drive  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Tampa to Springfield 1089.5 miles

$100 - $160

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No, there is no direct train from Tampa to Springfield. However, there are services departing from Tampa Amtrak and arriving at Springfield Amtrak via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 12 min.

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The distance between Tampa and Springfield is 921 miles. The road distance is 1089.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa to Springfield without a car is to bus and train which takes 28 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from Tampa to Springfield, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tampa to Springfield is to fly which takes 8 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 44 h 12 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tampa Airport to Springfield Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Springfield is 1 h behind Tampa. It is currently 2:41 AM in Tampa and 1:41 AM in Springfield.

Tampa to Springfield train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Springfield Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa to Springfield is 1090 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 53 min to drive from Tampa to Springfield.

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  • Distance: 921.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 7 min

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Springfield, IL, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Tampa to Springfield hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tampa to Springfield via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station in around 44 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,700
Flights from Tampa to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,700
Flights from Tampa to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,700
Flights from Tampa to St. Louis via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tampa to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Springfield via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tampa to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Tampa to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Punta Gorda to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Tampa Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Punta Gorda, FL
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.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 Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $220

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Tampa Airport to Springfield Airport.

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