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There are 5 ways to get from West Palm Beach to Tampa by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from West Palm Beach Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star

$40 - $100

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3790

$28 - $70

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from West Palm Beach to Tampa 201 miles

$19 - $29

Train to Fort Lauderdale, fly, bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  3. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$70 - $261

Train to Miami, fly  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from West Palm Beach Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA

$68 - $261

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The cheapest way to get from West Palm Beach to Tampa is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from West Palm Beach to Tampa is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West Palm Beach, Fl and arriving at Tampa, Fl. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from West Palm Beach Amtrak and arriving at Tampa Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between West Palm Beach and Tampa is 171 miles. The road distance is 201 miles.

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The best way to get from West Palm Beach to Tampa without a car is to train which takes 3 h 46 min and costs $40 - $100.

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The train from West Palm Beach Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak takes 3 h 46 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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West Palm Beach to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from West Palm Beach, Fl station.

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West Palm Beach to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from West Palm Beach Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from West Palm Beach to Tampa is to train which takes 3 h 46 min and costs $40 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $70 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from West Palm Beach to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 171.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from West Palm Beach to Tampa once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 46 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from West Palm Beach to Tampa 3 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $70 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
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 West Palm Beach Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Room
$190 - $270
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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Brightline
SmartPlus
$15 - $21
Smart
$11 - $16
Select
$30 - $35
Bus operators
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 West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
37 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 TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Marion Transit Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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

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West Palm Beach to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tampa Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between West Palm Beach to Tampa is 201 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from West Palm Beach to Tampa.

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Spirit Airlines, Silver Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport.

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