Orlando to Tampa

How to get from Orlando to Tampa?

The distance between Orlando and Tampa is 124 kilometers or 77 miles in a straight line and 136 kilometers or 84 miles by road. Below is information on how many hours it will take you to get from Orlando to Tampa, as well as an approximate fare (average ticket price) for a particular mode of transport.

By bus to Tampa

Greyhound offers its customers 4 direct Bus in the right direction. Departure from Orlando Bus Station (Address: 555 N John Young Pkwy). Terminus at Tampa Bus Station (address: 610 E Polk St). Travel time will be 1:40–2:05 (depending on the road). There are no intermediate stops on the route.

Alternatively, you can consider a trip by bus company Megabus. There are two bus throughout the day. Departure from Orange Blossom Center – 4652 South Orange Blossom Trail at 06:30 and 15:30, and arrival at Marion Transit Center at 09:00 and 17:50. It takes about 2.5 hours.

There are good comfortable buses on this route. Be sure to have access to the Internet.

Buying tickets Orlando to Tampa

On the websites of Greyhound, Megabus, And Omio . You can quickly purchase a ticket online. This can also be done at the point of departure of the bus.

How much do I need to pay for a trip

A ticket for the Megabus bus will cost from 5 to 15 USD, depending on the day of the week. On some days, you can leave for only 1 USD.

A trip on the Greyhound bus will cost about 14-17 USD.

How to get there by train

Amtrak offers passengers only one daily trian. The Silver Star train (No. 91) departs from Orlando Station (address: 1400 Sligh Boulevard) at 10:20 and arrives at Union Station (address: 601 North Nebraska Avenue) at 12:23. It’s only two hours to go.

Buying tickets

I recommend buying a ticket for the train online, it can be done very quickly on the Amtrak website or Omio. Tickets are also sold at the station of departure.

How much do I need to pay for a trip

For the trip you need to pay 13 USD

Travel by car

Tampa on a rented car, it is very convenient, because you do not have to depend on other modes of transport. I got behind the wheel and left at a convenient time. I recommend booking a car in advance, and you can do it on the Internet.

The distance between the cities is 135 kilometers or 84 miles. You can drive it in about 2 hours. The trip takes place on the I-4 highway. Here is a brief description of it:

  • road surface of high quality and without damage;
  • the markings are perfectly visible, there are signs everywhere in the right places;
  • two separate wide stripes in each direction.

Traffic on this route is very intense. From time to time there may be traffic jams (especially near the city of Plant City and at the entrance to Tampa). There are definitely gas stations every 15-20 kilometers. The speed limit is 70 mph (113 km/h).