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Jacksonville-Tampa Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Jacksonville to Tampa. Traveling by train from Jacksonville to Tampa usually takes around 5 hours and 40 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€18.63
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €22.56 was the average price of a train ticket from Jacksonville, FL to Tampa, FL. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €35.30 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€51€34€17JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Jacksonville to Tampa will vary between €19 and €47. Planning a train trip to Tampa within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Jacksonville over the next 7 days is €28. 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 Jacksonville to Tampa by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €19 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Jacksonville to Tampa in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €32 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

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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 Tampa from Jacksonville will be about €35.30 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Jacksonville to Tampa?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 56m€41.00
Amtrak Silver Service15h 24m€36.34
  • 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 Jacksonville to Tampa every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €19.

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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 Jacksonville to Tampa start from €19 and the average train journey lasts about 5 hours and 24 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Jacksonville and Tampa is approximately 172 miles, or 276 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 40 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?

Trains from Jacksonville to Tampa are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Jacksonville at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 09:00. 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 Jacksonville to Tampa?

Trains leave the station in Jacksonville 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 Tampa 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 Tampa to Jacksonville. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Jacksonville to Tampa for €25.41.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Jacksonville?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Jacksonville.

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Arrival stations

Tampa has one train station.

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