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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Tampa to Jacksonville. Traveling by train from Tampa to Jacksonville usually takes around 5 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 5 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance172 mi (276 km)
Fastest train5h 24m
Lowest price£18.15
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tampa to Jacksonville

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Nancy H

4 February 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Personal interest in my comfort and friendliness by the stewardess—Ms. G. Walked me to safe place where I could cross the tracks to get to terminal. Tips: Get a roomette.

Pros: Personal interest in my comfort and friendliness by the stewardess—Ms. G. Walked me to safe place where I could cross the tracks to get to terminal. Tips: Get a roomette.

4.0

KATHI

8 December 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: The train was quite comfortable and smooth. Cons: We weren't aware the first leg of the trip (Tampa to Orlando) was by bus. We thought we were traveling by train the whole trip. Tips: The train station doesn't open until 9:45 am, so plan accordingly.

Pros: The train was quite comfortable and smooth. Cons: We weren't aware the first leg of the trip (Tampa to Orlando) was by bus. We thought we were traveling by train the whole trip. Tips: The train station doesn't open until 9:45 am, so plan accordingly.

5.0

Alexandra

3 May 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak

Cons: You can't contact the train /bus station. You can't check on the bus /train being on time. The phone line is pointless. Long waits. Tips: Get there at least 15 mins early. 30 if you want to check bags.

Cons: You can't contact the train /bus station. You can't check on the bus /train being on time. The phone line is pointless. Long waits. Tips: Get there at least 15 mins early. 30 if you want to check bags.

5.0

Michelle

28 February 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: I just like the pace of train travel and that you get to see things you wouldn't necessarily get to using other modes of transportation. Cons: I really didn't see anything to improve. Train was late arriving for departure but that isn't necessarily their fault.

Pros: I just like the pace of train travel and that you get to see things you wouldn't necessarily get to using other modes of transportation. Cons: I really didn't see anything to improve. Train was late arriving for departure but that isn't necessarily their fault.

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

In the last month, £26.42 was the average price of a train ticket from Tampa to Jacksonville. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £20.31 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£49£33£16JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Tampa to Jacksonville will vary between £18 and £41. Planning a train trip to Jacksonville within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Tampa over the next 7 days is £29. 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

£62£49£37£25£12ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tampa to Jacksonville 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 £26 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to Jacksonville in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £53 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

£62£49£37£25£123020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Jacksonville from Tampa will be about £20.31 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tampa to Jacksonville?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak19h 28m£48.98
Amtrak Silver Service15h 24m£33.47
  • 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 Jacksonville every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £39.

  • 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 Jacksonville start from £18 and the average train journey lasts about 5 hours and 24 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Tampa and Jacksonville is approximately 172 miles, or 276 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 24 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?

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Tampa to Jacksonville. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Tampa at 11:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Jacksonville?

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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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.

Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL - JAX-0

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Jacksonville, FL - JAX-1

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Jacksonville, FL - JAX-2

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Jacksonville, or simply "Jax," is the largest city by area in the continental United States. Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, this sunny city along the St Johns River also boasts 22 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, coastal cuisine, and many historic neighborhoods to explore.

Natural beauty is king in Jacksonville, and where better to soak in some of the Sunshine State's outdoor wonders than the beach? Try Little Talbot Island for beachcombing or fishing, Big Talbot Island for exploring wetlands and marshes, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for surfing. If you don't have the patience for birdwatching in the wild, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let you get up-close and personal with over 2,400 animals.

To take a break from the sun's rays, head indoors to one of Jacksonville's many eclectic museums. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens combines European-inspired gardens with an impressive collection of fine art, while the Museum of Science and History is worth a stop for its planetarium alone. On Saturdays, you wouldn’t want to miss the Riverside Arts Market where artisans and farmers set up stalls along the river, and you can catch live music, food trucks and even free yoga.

Jacksonville is easily accessed by air, train, or bus, and connects Florida to locations throughout the South. Amtrak's Jacksonville train station is located in the northern outskirts of the city, and most bus service in and out of Jacksonville conveniently departs from the JTA Intercity Bus Terminal in the heart of downtown.

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

  • 5600 Fruitville Rd

  • Travel Plaza - 6050 Plaza Dr.

  • St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Pilot Travel Center

  • 900 Kings Hwy

Where is the train station in Jacksonville?

3570 Clifford Ln - JAXAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 3570 Clifford Ln

When traveling to and from Jacksonville by train, you’ll pass through the city’s Amtrak station at 3570 Clifford Lane. Located northwest of the city center, Jacksonville’s Amtrak station has a large seating area, clean restrooms, and free onsite parking. Several fast food options are within a half mile, or grab a snack from one of the station’s vending machines for a quicker bite. If you’re headed to downtown Jacksonville, you can connect to a local bus line from the station, or a rideshare or taxi can get you to the business district and waterfront in about 15 minutes.

Train stations in Jacksonville:

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

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