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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Tampa to New York. Traveling by train from Tampa to New York usually takes around 28 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 25 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance1004 mi (1615 km)
Fastest train25h 50m
Lowest price£100.13
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tampa to New York

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

3.5

2.0

Frank

26 April 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: The scenery I didn't have to drive. Cons: A lot complaints about the bathrooms they could be cleaner I'll have the staff member on specifically for that. Tips: Have patience and tolerance of others.

Pros: The scenery I didn't have to drive. Cons: A lot complaints about the bathrooms they could be cleaner I'll have the staff member on specifically for that. Tips: Have patience and tolerance of others.

5.0

Kamrin

13 June 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Seeing family and friends and how much Brooklyn has improved. Cons: Train delays and sleep friendly seats. Tips: Always anticipate delays. Do not plan other activities based on train arrival and departure times.

Pros: Seeing family and friends and how much Brooklyn has improved. Cons: Train delays and sleep friendly seats. Tips: Always anticipate delays. Do not plan other activities based on train arrival and departure times.

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

In the last month, £121.52 was the average price of a train ticket from Tampa to New York. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £48.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£145£97£48MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Tampa to New York will vary between £117 and £142. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Tampa over the next 7 days is £120. 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

£182£145£109£73£36JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tampa to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £107 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to New York in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £166 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

£182£145£109£73£363020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Tampa will be about £48.01 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tampa to New York?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 7h 9m£134.21
Amtrak Silver Service11d 1h 50m£131.41
  • 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 New York every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £125.

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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 Tampa to New York start from £100 and the average train journey lasts about 25 hours and 50 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tampa to New York 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 New York?

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

The distance between Tampa and New York is approximately 1004 miles, or 1615 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 28 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 25 hours and 50 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Tampa to New York on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday 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 11:00 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 New York?

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 New York 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 New York 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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave  - TPAAMT-0

Image credit: Michel Curi

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Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave  - TPAAMT-1

Image credit: Paul Sableman

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Departure 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.

All train stations in Tampa:

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • Travel Plaza - 6050 Plaza Dr.

  • 5600 Fruitville Rd

  • St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Pilot Travel Center

  • 900 Kings Hwy

Where is the train station in New York?

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Arrival stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

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