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Miami - Lakeland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Miami to Lakeland per day. The average train journey from Miami to Lakeland takes 4 hours and 31 minutes, though some trains might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance191 mi (307 km)
Fastest train4h 31m
Lowest price$35.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Miami to Lakeland

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)



Aida A

September 21, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Confortable seats. Cons: Bathroons food. Tips: Bring snacks.



May 21, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Price and comfortable ride. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Check train status prior to heading to the station in case of delays.



May 16, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Everything was nice!



November 8, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Silver Service

Comfortable and on time.



September 24, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Ahead of schedule no delays

What is the price of a train ticket from Miami to Lakeland?

The average price for a train ticket from Miami to Lakeland is $35.00, Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. By booking your trip at least 17 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $56.56 more.

Monthly avg. prices

You can find the lowest prices on this route during October. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Miami to Lakeland, with the average price at just $39. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in April, when the average price goes up to $53. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Miami to Lakeland. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 17 days before departure, you can save around $56.56. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Miami to Lakeland?

Amtrak Silver Service is the one and only train line which connects Miami to Lakeland. 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 31m$43.95
  • 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 Miami to Lakeland start from $35 and the average train journey lasts about 4 hours and 31 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Miami and Lakeland is approximately 191 miles, or 307 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 31 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.

Trains from Miami to Lakeland 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Miami at 11:00am and arrives in Lakeland around 4 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Lakeland 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 Lakeland to Miami.

City Information



With its sprawling beaches, beaming sunshine and thriving nightlife, Miami is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, if not the world. Boasting an incredible 35-mile stretch of beachfront and warm ocean water, Miami is the perfect place to relax and recharge under the sun. And recharge you must, as it is at night when the city really comes to life. Famous for its vibrant bars and nightclubs, Miami will help you dance all your troubles away.

If you are a foodie, you will be delighted to know that Miami is the city with the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S., giving you the unique opportunity to treat your tastebuds to fine cuisine from all over the world, including Cuba, Colombia, Russia and Ethiopia. And if you’re a brew connoisseur, keep in mind that Miami has some of the highest-rated beer in the country.

While you’re in Miami, make your way to the Wynwood district and check out the world-famous Wynwood Walls – a growing outdoor art exhibit featuring large-scale works by some of the best-known street artists from around the globe. After that, head over to the Miami Design District for a well-deserved shopping spree.


Lakeland, FL, US - LAK-0

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Lakeland is a city between Tampa and Orlando. It is known for its rich history and architectural sites, especially the Florida Southern College, which has buildings designed by the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright. History and art lovers in Lakeland can visit the Polk Museum of Art and check out the collection of artifacts and contemporary paintings. The Munn Park Historic District in Lakeland is another city highlight, boasting early 1900s architecture and a wide range of antique shops.

Downtown Lakeland offers explosive nightlife with a wide range of breweries and taprooms. If you're interested in something new, the city has seen a massive growth of kava bars in its area. The city is also known for its annual Lakeland Festival of Light, where you can join people to light up the mountain.

It is easy to visit Lakeland from other cities by train and bus. Amtrak and FlixBus US provide daily trips from tens of other cities to the town. The Lakeland Area Mass Transit District provides public transportation within the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Miami?

Miami, FL - Miami Amtrak Station (8303 NW 37th Ave) - MIAAMT-0

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Main departure station: 8303 NW 37th Ave

The Amtrak Station at 8303 NW 37th Ave in Miami opened in 1978 as the southern destination of Amtrak's Silver Service trains. Parking is available at the station, and at the large waiting area inside, you'll find vending machines, restrooms, and on-site Amtrak customer service staff. The train station is located in the Hialeah area of Miami, just a few blocks from the Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer Station, making it easy to connect with public transit lines to other areas of sunny Miami.

All train stations in Miami:

  • 8303 NW 37th Ave

Where is the train station in Lakeland?

Main arrival station: 924 W Robson St

Lakeland has one train station.

All train stations in Lakeland:

  • 924 W Robson St

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