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Palatka - Tampa Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Palatka to Tampa. Traveling by train from Palatka to Tampa usually takes 4 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 4 hours and 26 minutes.

Distance127 mi (205 km)
Fastest train4h 26m
Lowest price$22.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines2

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Average score for trains from Palatka to Tampa

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5.0

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Palatka to Tampa was $23.00. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 23 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $33.33 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Palatka to Tampa. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $26. If you're planning a trip from Palatka to Tampa during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $65 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Palatka to Tampa on Wanderu at least 23 days ahead of time, you can save about $33.33 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Palatka to Tampa?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 35m$34.25
Amtrak Silver Service14h 27m$39.17
  • 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 Palatka to Tampa every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $22.

  • 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 Palatka to Tampa start from $24 and the average train journey lasts about 4 hours and 27 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Palatka 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.

The distance between Palatka and Tampa is approximately 127 miles, or 205 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 26 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 Palatka to Tampa are the most crowded on Monday. 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.

The earliest train departs Palatka at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Palatka 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 Palatka.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Palatka?

Main departure station: 220 N 11th St

There is one train station in Palatka.

All train stations in Palatka:

  • 220 N 11th St

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 arrival 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 0.5 miles away on Polk St.

All train stations in Tampa:

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

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