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There are 4 ways to get from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida by bus, train or car

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Bus, line 08 bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Orlando, FL - McDonalds 301 / ...
  2. Take the line 08 bus from International Drive And Hawaiian Court to International Drive And Visitors Circle 08 / ...

$30 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus, line 21 bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Marion Transit Center Tampa to Orlando
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Lynx Central Station - Sunrail to Universal Boulevard And Hollywood Way 21 / ...

$14 - $23

2 alternative options

Train, line 40 bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Tampa Union Station to Orlando Amtrak Station Silver Star
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Orland Health Sunrail Station to Universal Boulevard And Hollywood Way 40

$32 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida 78.4 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida. However, there are services departing from Tampa, FL - McDonalds and arriving at International Drive And Visitors Circle via International Drive And Hawaiian Court. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Tampa and Universal Studios Florida is 71 miles. The road distance is 78.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida without a car is to bus and line 08 bus which takes 2 h 17 min and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida, including transfers.

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Tampa to Universal Studios Florida bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, depart from Tampa, FL - McDonalds station.

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Tampa to Universal Studios Florida bus services, operated by Lynx Central Florida Transport, arrive at International Drive And Visitors Circle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa to Universal Studios Florida is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to drive from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida.

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There are 6470+ hotels available in Universal Studios Florida. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida.
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  • Distance: 70.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Universal Studios Florida, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Tampa to Universal Studios Florida via Orlando, FL - McDonalds, International Drive And Hawaiian Court, and International Drive And Visitors Circle in around 2 h 17 min.

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 Orlando Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Orlando, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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American Bus Tickets
Lynx Central Florida Transport
Website
golynx.com
Bus from International Drive And Hawaiian Court to International Drive And Visitors Circle
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
golynx.com
Bus from Orland Health Sunrail Station to Universal Boulevard And Hollywood Way
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
golynx.com
Bus from Lynx Central Station - Sunrail to Universal Boulevard And Hollywood Way
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
golynx.com

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