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Trips per day69
train lines2
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City Information

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.

Station Information

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.

Popular train stations in Tampa:

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

What train companies travel to Tampa, Florida?

Located in Florida, Tampa is accessible by train from 35 other cities. You can choose from 69 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Tampa on Wanderu. Amtrak Silver Service usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving Tampa

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Silver Service3511h 55m£79.80
Amtrak101d 18h 23m£262.01
  • 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.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Tampa?

£7.42 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Tampa, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Tampa. In the last month, trains from Orlando to Tampa had the lowest average price at £9.07.

Where is the train station in Tampa, FL?

The main train station in Tampa is Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Tampa.

Which train service has the best service to Tampa?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Tampa by train with Amtrak Silver Service giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Silver Service had the most comfortable train service to Tampa taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Silver Service offers. They rate Amtrak Silver Service a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Tampa punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Silver Service has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Tampa, rating them a 4.3 based on their on time arrivals.

Is Tampa a popular train travel destination?

Among train travelers Tampa is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 161 in United States. Tampa ranks number 7 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Tampa via train service. On average 35 direct daily train trips serve Tampa.

What is the population of Tampa?

The population of Tampa is 369075. Tampa ranks number 3 in terms of population in Florida and number 124 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Tampa cost?

Train tickets to Tampa range from £9 for a short trip to Tampa, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Tampa starts at , and a longer trip by train to Tampa can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £45 .

What type of traveler does Tampa attract?

People who take the train to Tampa are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Tampa easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Tampa?

The closest train station to the city center of Tampa is Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Tampa. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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