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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Tampa to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$144.57
Fastest Train20h 37m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tampa to Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Tampa to Washington DC?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Tampa to Washington DC. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Tampa to Washington DC?

In the last month, $144.57 was the average price of a train ticket from Tampa, FL to Washington, DC. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $36.78 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Tampa to Washington DC?

The distance between Tampa and Washington DC is approximately 819 miles, or 1317 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 20 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 37 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tampa to Washington DC are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Tampa at 10:00am and arrives in Washington DC around 20 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Tampa to Washington DC?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Washington DC with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Tampa. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tampa to Washington DC for $105.25.

Which train should you take from Tampa to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Tampa, Florida to Washington, District of Columbia. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak120h 48m$146.19
Amtrak Silver Service121h 11m$147.95

Amtrak train tickets from Tampa to Washington DC start from $145, and on average cost $146. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Washington. Amtrak in Tampa leaves from Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From Tampa to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 20 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 20 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $147 for a one-way weekend reservation from Tampa.

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Tampa to Washington DC start from $145, and on average cost $148. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Washington. Amtrak Silver Service in Tampa leaves from Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From Tampa to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 21 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 20 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Silver Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $148 for a one-way weekend reservation from Tampa.

Where is the train station in Tampa?

There is one train station in Tampa:

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Tampa to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$152$101$51MarMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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