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Train Trip Information: Tampa to West Palm Beach

There is one daily train from Tampa to West Palm Beach. Traveling by train from Tampa to West Palm Beach usually takes around 4 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 3 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance170 mi (274 km)
Fastest train3h 48m
Lowest price€27.48
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tampa to West Palm Beach

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Annette

17 July 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: I love the comfort of the seats and how organized they are. Cons: Every time I take the train it’s late. Tips: Take Amtrak it’s the best method of travel.

Pros: I love the comfort of the seats and how organized they are. Cons: Every time I take the train it’s late. Tips: Take Amtrak it’s the best method of travel.

5.0

Rosemarie

11 June 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: It was relaxing and I read and slept*****. Cons: I never found out if there was food or drink on the train. The worker on the train said he would make an announcement but never did. Tips: Bring some food and drink.

Pros: It was relaxing and I read and slept*****. Cons: I never found out if there was food or drink on the train. The worker on the train said he would make an announcement but never did. Tips: Bring some food and drink.

4.0

Christine

1 April 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Silver Service

On time

On time

5.0

Lucille

21 March 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: It was great traveling by train. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: It was great traveling by train. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Blanca

13 February 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: It was perfect. Cons: There is no senior discount anymoe.

Pros: It was perfect. Cons: There is no senior discount anymoe.

What is the price of a train ticket from Tampa to West Palm Beach?

In the last month, €27.48 was the average price of a train ticket from Tampa to West Palm Beach. 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 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €7.13 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tampa to West Palm Beach 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 €31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to West Palm Beach in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €43 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

€51€41€31€20€103020100

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 West Palm Beach from Tampa will be about €7.13 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tampa to West Palm Beach?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 55m€39.70
Amtrak Silver Service13h 49m€30.69
  • 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 West Palm Beach every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €40.

  • 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 West Palm Beach start from €27 and the average train journey lasts about 3 hours and 49 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tampa to West Palm Beach 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 West Palm Beach?

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

The distance between Tampa and West Palm Beach is approximately 170 miles, or 274 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 48 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 West Palm Beach are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Thursday 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 10:00 and arrives in West Palm Beach around 3 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Tampa to West Palm Beach?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach 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.

West Palm Beach

Unlike its sister Palm Beach, which has long been associated with the ultra-lux lifestyle, West Palm Beach offers a treasure trove of away-from-the-shore entertainments and cultural activities. West Palm Beach houses some of the most vibrant art communities in the state, so art lovers should not miss the chance to visit the local Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, or the Norton Museum of Art. The city’s vicinity to nature allows travelers to get up close and personal with wildlife at venues such as McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, the Lion Country Safari, or Okeeheelee Park.

For food aficionados, West Palm Beach is an affordable destination that can stand toe-to-toe against Palm Beach’s restaurant scene. The principal dishes in the area revolve mostly around seafood, especially groupers and shrimps. Restaurants worth trying out include Tin Fish or Bimini Twist.

West Palm Beach station, a historic destination in the city, is served by Amtrak as well as various bus carriers. There are daily long-distance trains and buses running through this station, offering access to cities as far as New York. The main airport in the city is the Palm Beach International Airport, which is located just west of the city.

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

Where is the train station in West Palm Beach?

205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-0

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205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-1

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205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-2

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Main arrival station: 205 S Tamarind Ave

The Amtrak Station in West Palm Beach is the main train station in the city, with service on the Tri-Rail commuter rail and Amtrak Silver Service. Opened in 1921, the station boasts a unique Spanish Revival design and a sweet pastel pink facade. Thanks to recent improvements, the station was beautified with additional trees, new sidewalks, and an added pizzeria for passengers to grab a quick bite. As the hub for travel in and out of West Palm Beach, this station is also a bus stop for FlixBus and Greyhound buses.

Train stations in West Palm Beach:

  • 205 S Tamarind Ave

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