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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Orlando to Tampa. Traveling by train from Orlando to Tampa usually takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Fastest train2h 8m
Lowest price£8.97
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Orlando to Tampa

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Heather

29 March 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: I love not having to worry about driving and traffic. I love that we can sightsee the area as well. Cons: The bathrooms could have been cleaner. Tips: Sit back an enjoy! Wanderu was amazing!!

Pros: I love not having to worry about driving and traffic. I love that we can sightsee the area as well. Cons: The bathrooms could have been cleaner. Tips: Sit back an enjoy! Wanderu was amazing!!

5.0

Pedro

29 March 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Staff willing to help. Cons: Timeline. Tips: Great service and friendly atmosphere.

Pros: Staff willing to help. Cons: Timeline. Tips: Great service and friendly atmosphere.

5.0

John

8 August 2021- Business

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Was on time! Cons: No suggestions at this moment! Tips: This app is easy to use they have the best deals!

Pros: Was on time! Cons: No suggestions at this moment! Tips: This app is easy to use they have the best deals!

4.0

Carolyn

5 January 2020- Solo travel

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Avoiding traffic. Cons: Closer to on time.

Pros: Avoiding traffic. Cons: Closer to on time.

5.0

Jacquelynne

12 October 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Allot but also I really love trains. Cons: It was 4 hours late but other than that absolutely nothing. Tips: Always tale a train.

Pros: Allot but also I really love trains. Cons: It was 4 hours late but other than that absolutely nothing. Tips: Always tale a train.

Orlando to Tampa Route Map

Orlando Tampa

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

In the last month, £8.97 was the average price of a train ticket from Orlando to Tampa. 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £2.61 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£49£33£16MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Orlando to Tampa will vary between £9 and £42. Planning a train trip to Tampa within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Orlando over the next 7 days is £9. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Orlando to Tampa by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £10 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Orlando to Tampa in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £44 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

£20£16£12£8£43020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Tampa from Orlando will be about £2.61 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Orlando to Tampa?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak32d 6h 5m£213.68
Amtrak Silver Service12h 9m£9.74
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Orlando to Tampa every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £55.

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  • 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 Orlando to Tampa start from £9 and the average train journey lasts about 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Orlando and Tampa is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 8 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Orlando to Tampa tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Orlando at 03:00 and arrives in Tampa around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Orlando to Tampa?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Tampa 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 Tampa to Orlando.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Orlando?

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

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Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Orlando where you can board the train.

All train stations in Orlando:

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

  • 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Union Station

  • Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

  • 307 South Stonestreet Ave

  • 250 N Lamar Blvd

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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Arrival stations

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.

Train stations in Tampa:

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

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