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Fort Lauderdale - Tampa Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa. Traveling by train from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa usually takes around 4 hours and 43 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance191 mi (307 km)
Fastest train4h 43m
Lowest price$35.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Lynn

May 21, 2021- Business

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: The Best staff displaying professional service, the best experience. Tips: Sit back have a snack, read a book, or listen to music. enjoy the scenery, nap and ride. :).

Pros: The Best staff displaying professional service, the best experience. Tips: Sit back have a snack, read a book, or listen to music. enjoy the scenery, nap and ride. :).

5.0

Anaiah

January 3, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Everything even though the train arriving from Tampa was 1hr. Late. Cons: Timing. Tips: Bring headphones.

Pros: Everything even though the train arriving from Tampa was 1hr. Late. Cons: Timing. Tips: Bring headphones.

5.0

Kayla

December 27, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Seriously spacious, and seriously awesome! Cons: Bathroom upgrades. Replace curtains with roll shades. Maybe wash the rail cars more often too. Tips: Thank the staff, they do an exceptional job.

Pros: Seriously spacious, and seriously awesome! Cons: Bathroom upgrades. Replace curtains with roll shades. Maybe wash the rail cars more often too. Tips: Thank the staff, they do an exceptional job.

5.0

Nickolas

October 25, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Cons: The strength of the WiFi signal. Tips: Bring a neck pillow.

Cons: The strength of the WiFi signal. Tips: Bring a neck pillow.

5.0

Marlena

October 23, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: The driver was very friendly and courteous he was also very informative. Seats were comfortable. Nice ride. Cons: Instruction on where to catch the bus. I was not sure where the bus would be. Tips: Be on time if you want to catch this bus.

Pros: The driver was very friendly and courteous he was also very informative. Seats were comfortable. Nice ride. Cons: Instruction on where to catch the bus. I was not sure where the bus would be. Tips: Be on time if you want to catch this bus.

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

In the last month, $35.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL. 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $19.86 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa will vary between $35 and $41. Planning a train trip to Tampa within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Fort Lauderdale over the next 7 days is $35. 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 $26 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $38 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 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Tampa from Fort Lauderdale will be about $19.86 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

Amtrak Silver Service is the one and only train line which connects Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Tampa, Florida. 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 Service14h 43m$38.52
  • 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 Fort Lauderdale to Tampa start from $35 and the average train journey lasts about 4 hours and 43 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fort Lauderdale 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.

How long is the train journey from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Tampa is approximately 191 miles, or 307 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 43 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 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 Fort Lauderdale at 12:00pm and arrives in Tampa around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Tampa 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 Tampa to Fort Lauderdale. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa for $19.99.

City Information

Fort Lauderdale

Nicknamed the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale offers vast stretches of white sand beaches at affordable prices, allowing the average traveler to enjoy fun under the sun with ease. Fort Lauderdale Beach is the premier destination for beach-goers and nature lovers, and it is noticeably less chaotic than its counterpart at Miami Beach, making it a perfect spot for a quiet and leisurely getaway. Another alternative is the nearby Las Olas Beach, which features clean and refreshing water. Nature lovers can also take an airboat tour to the famous Everglades and get up close to the alligators.

For shopping fans, Sawgrass Mills, a famous shopping outlet with 250 stores, will be a top choice. Don’t forget to take the time for a stroll around the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District and enjoy the setting sun as the day comes to a close.

The Fort Lauderdale Amtrak station is the main train station in the city, offering quick access to other cities in the state of Florida. In the center of town, not too far from the train station, you can find the Greyhound station which is the busiest bus travel hub in Fort Lauderdale. The principal airport in the area is the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport which, as its name suggests, is located right in between the two neighboring cities.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Fort Lauderdale?

Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter  - FLLAMT-0

Image credit: Phillip Pessar

Link to Creative Commons License

Departure stations

The Tri-Rail Station in Fort Lauderdale serves local Tri-Rail trains that travel throughout Florida and Amtrak trains to connect with the United States’ largest passenger rail system. Amtrak Silver Service trains stop in Fort Lauderdale along its New York to Miami route. The station features ample parking, indoor seating and restrooms, and two platforms with Mediterranean-style tiled roofs. Located adjacent to Interstate 95, it is easy to connect by highway to your final destination or head a few miles East into downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave  - TPAAMT-0

Image credit: Michel Curi

Link to Creative Commons License

Arrival 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.

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