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Tampa - West Palm Beach Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Tampa to West Palm Beach. The train trip from Tampa to West Palm Beach is usually about 3 hours and 48 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance170 mi (274 km)
Fastest train3h 48m
Lowest price$47.89
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Tampa to West Palm Beach

(Based on 25 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Juan

April 22, 2024- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Si muy bueno. Cons: Todo bien.

5.0

Feiyue

December 19, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Very good. Cons: Everything is good for me. Tips: Everything is good for me.

5.0

Dora

December 11, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Everything

5.0

Lynn

November 14, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: It took the same time on train as car and I didn’t have to drive. Cons: No complaints. Tips: You can bring your pets.

5.0

Raymonde

July 9, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: I liked that I wasn’t the one driving and I was very relaxed. Cons: Nothing! It was good. Tips: The train ride is very good.

What is the price of a train ticket from Tampa to West Palm Beach?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Tampa to West Palm Beach was $47.89. At this price, taking the train is the cheap and easy way to go. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to West Palm Beach if you book your train tickets at least 16 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $79.36.

Average prices by travel date

$103$68$34JulJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Tampa to West Palm Beach will range from $48 to $88. If you're planning to travel by train to West Palm Beach in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Tampa you can find in the next 7 days is $48. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

$68$55$41$27$14ASONDJFMAMJJ
You can find the lowest prices on this route during September. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Tampa to West Palm Beach, with the average price at just $40. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $48. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$103$82$62$41$213020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Tampa to West Palm Beach. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 16 days before departure, you can save around $79.36. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Tampa to West Palm Beach?

Amtrak Silver Service is the one and only train line which connects Tampa to West Palm Beach. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Silver Service13h 48m$61.47
  • 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 West Palm Beach start from $48 and the average train journey lasts about 3 hours and 48 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Tampa and West Palm Beach is approximately 170 miles, or 274 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 48 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Tampa to West Palm Beach on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday 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.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Tampa at 1:00pm and arrives in West Palm Beach around 3 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach 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.

West Palm Beach

Unlike its sister Palm Beach, which has long been associated with the ultra-lux lifestyle, West Palm Beach offers a treasure trove of away-from-the-shore entertainments and cultural activities. West Palm Beach houses some of the most vibrant art communities in the state, so art lovers should not miss the chance to visit the local Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, or the Norton Museum of Art. The city’s vicinity to nature allows travelers to get up close and personal with wildlife at venues such as McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, the Lion Country Safari, or Okeeheelee Park.

For food aficionados, West Palm Beach is an affordable destination that can stand toe-to-toe against Palm Beach’s restaurant scene. The principal dishes in the area revolve mostly around seafood, especially groupers and shrimps. Restaurants worth trying out include Tin Fish or Bimini Twist.

West Palm Beach station, a historic destination in the city, is served by Amtrak as well as various bus carriers. There are daily long-distance trains and buses running through this station, offering access to cities as far as New York. The main airport in the city is the Palm Beach International Airport, which is located just west of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave  - TPAAMT-0

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Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave  - TPAAMT-1

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Main departure station: Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

Opened in 1912, the Tampa Union Station is a historic train station that currently serves the Amtrak Silver Star train line, which runs from Miami to New York. The beautiful red brick station house features large windows and soaring ceilings. Located in the Channel District of Tampa, Union Station is close to several rental car agencies and has on-site and nearby parking available. Amtrak Thruway bus service stops at Union Station, and Greyhound bus service runs through a bus terminal only .5 miles away on Polk St.

All train stations in Tampa:

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

Where is the train station in West Palm Beach?

205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-0

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205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-1

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205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-2

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Main arrival station: 205 S Tamarind Ave

The Amtrak Station in West Palm Beach is the main train station in the city, with service on the Tri-Rail commuter rail and Amtrak Silver Service. Opened in 1921, the station boasts a unique Spanish Revival design and a sweet pastel pink facade. Thanks to recent improvements, the station was beautified with additional trees, new sidewalks, and an added pizzeria for passengers to grab a quick bite. As the hub for travel in and out of West Palm Beach, this station is also a bus stop for FlixBus and Greyhound buses.

Train stations in West Palm Beach:

  • 205 S Tamarind Ave

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