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Tampa-Columbia Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Tampa to Columbia. Traveling by train from Tampa to Columbia usually takes around 10 hours and 25 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance426 mi (686 km)
Fastest train10h 25m
Lowest price£41.32
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tampa, FL to Columbia, SC

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




16 February 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: The staff was efficient and helpful I had a nice seat mate Seats were comfortable and did not feel cramped. Cons: Don't have any suggestions. Tips: Bring a coat or blanket and pillow.

Pros: The staff was efficient and helpful I had a nice seat mate Seats were comfortable and did not feel cramped. Cons: Don't have any suggestions. Tips: Bring a coat or blanket and pillow.

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

In the last month, £41.32 was the average price of a train ticket from Tampa, FL to Columbia, SC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £17.76 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tampa to Columbia 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 £43 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to Columbia in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £55 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


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Columbia from Tampa will be about £17.76 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tampa to Columbia?

Amtrak Silver Service is the one and only train line which connects Tampa, Florida to Columbia, South Carolina. 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 Service110h 25m£54.32
  • 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 Columbia start from £41 and the average train journey lasts about 10 hours and 25 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tampa to Columbia 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.

How long is the train journey from Tampa to Columbia?

The distance between Tampa and Columbia is approximately 426 miles, or 686 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 25 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?

Trains from Tampa to Columbia are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Tampa at 17:00 and arrives in Columbia around 10 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Tampa to Columbia?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Columbia 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 Columbia to Tampa. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tampa to Columbia for £55.82.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tampa.

Where is the train station in Columbia?

Arrival stations

Columbia has one train station.

Need a return trip from Columbia to Tampa?

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