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Train Route Overview: Tampa to Orlando

There are 2 daily trains from Tampa to Orlando. Traveling by train from Tampa to Orlando usually takes around 3 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in one hour and 49 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Fastest train1h 49m
Lowest price$14.15
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tampa to Orlando

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Marcia O

May 19, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Silver Service

The trip was a good value and the train was on time

The trip was a good value and the train was on time

5.0

Rick

May 1, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: The staff was great and it was nice and quiet and very smooth. Cons: Nothing I can tell. Tips: No.

Pros: The staff was great and it was nice and quiet and very smooth. Cons: Nothing I can tell. Tips: No.

5.0

Lisa-Ann

April 20, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: It was pretty safe, no hang up about covid safety. Crew very informative. Cons: Nothing for me at this time for this trip. Tips: Try this Amtrak ride it was worth it.

Pros: It was pretty safe, no hang up about covid safety. Crew very informative. Cons: Nothing for me at this time for this trip. Tips: Try this Amtrak ride it was worth it.

5.0

Shaikh

July 31, 2021- Business

Amtrak Silver Service

Need to wash room clean.

Need to wash room clean.

5.0

Mari Carmen

March 12, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: In time and celan. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: In time and celan. Cons: Nothing.

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

In the last month, $23.19 was the average price of a train ticket from Tampa to Orlando. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $2.88 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$39$26$13JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Orlando from Tampa is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$23 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$64$51$39$26$13JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tampa to Orlando by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to Orlando in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$39 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$64$51$39$26$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Orlando from Tampa will be about C$2.88 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tampa to Orlando?

2 train services operate from Tampa to Orlando. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 46m$30.66
Amtrak Silver Service11h 50m$15.16
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Tampa to Orlando every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $27.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Tampa to Orlando start from $14 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 50 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tampa to Orlando 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 Orlando?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Tampa to Orlando. 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.

How long is the train journey from Tampa to Orlando?

The distance between Tampa and Orlando is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 49 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Tampa to Orlando on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Tampa at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Tampa to Orlando?

Trains leave the station in Tampa twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Orlando faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Orlando to Tampa.

City Information

Tampa

Sitting at the heart of the Gulf Coast, Tampa offers a perfect blend of cultural attractions and relaxing indulgences. Infused with a colorful mix of Cuban and Spanish cultural elements, the city of Tampa houses some of the most impressive historic buildings in the state, including the Henry B. Plant Museum, which boasts a permanent exhibition of Victorian-era artifacts. Animal lovers can also rejoice, as the city’s many aquariums and zoos will certainly melt your heart. Head down to the Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center for some heart-melting cuteness. And for animal lovers with a penchant for streaming docu-series, the Big Cat Rescue (yes, THAT one!) will be a great choice.

Most of the finest restaurants in town are concentrated around the Riverwalk area, which offers unrivaled views of the waterfront. Oystercatchers is reputed as one of the best establishments in town, so you should not miss out on it. Tampa’s cuisine features a very clear Cuban influence, and the best spot to try out these unique fusion dishes is at Ybor City.

The principal train station in the city is the Tampa Union Station, which is also a historic building. It is currently served by Amtrak. At the station, travelers can also take an Amtrak Thruway motorcoach to get to Orlando, Lakeland, Bradenton, etc. The main airport is Tampa International Airport, which is located just six miles west of downtown Tampa.

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Main departure station: St. Petersburg, Florida

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Tampa where you can board the train.

All train stations in Tampa:

  • St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Pilot Travel Center

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • Travel Plaza - 6050 Plaza Dr.

  • 900 Kings Hwy

  • 5600 Fruitville Rd

Where is the train station in Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Orlando Health/Amtrak Station (1400 Sligh Blvd) - ORLAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 1400 Sligh Blvd

Orlando has one train station.

Train stations in Orlando:

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

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