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St Petersburg - Jacksonville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from St Petersburg to Jacksonville. The train trip from St Petersburg to Jacksonville is usually about 9 hours and 20 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 7 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance188 mi (302 km)
Fastest train7h 11m
Lowest price$36.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from St Petersburg to Jacksonville?

The average price for a train ticket from St. Pete Beach to Jacksonville is $44.25, Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. By booking your trip at least 27 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 $24.39 more.

Average prices by travel date


For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from St Petersburg to Jacksonville will range from $40 to $67. If you're planning to travel by train to Jacksonville in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from St. Pete Beach you can find in the next 7 days is $42. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

Mark your calendar for December if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from St Petersburg to Jacksonville. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $46. If you're planning a trip from St Petersburg to Jacksonville during August, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $101 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from St. Pete Beach to Jacksonville, book online with Wanderu at least 27 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $24.39 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from St Petersburg to Jacksonville?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects St. Pete Beach to Jacksonville. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak39h 20m$51.26
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from St. Pete Beach to Jacksonville every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $36.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from St Petersburg to Jacksonville, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between St Petersburg and Jacksonville is approximately 188 miles, or 302 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 11 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.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from St Petersburg to Jacksonville. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs St Petersburg at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Jacksonville to St Petersburg.

City Information

St Petersburg

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St Petersburg, FL - SPE-1

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As the city with the most consecutive days of sunshine in the United States, St. Petersburg is a perfect place to enjoy some fun under the sun! The most popular destination in the city is St. Pete's Beach, where soft sand meets the warm Gulf of Mexico. This beach is also the home to some of the best seafood stalls in town, so be sure to bring an empty stomach. If you are interested in art, the local Dalí Museum offers a vast and expansive collection of artworks by the famous surrealist. For those interested in plays and other theatrical pieces, The Mahaffey Theater, with its unique architecture, will be a great destination to visit.

When it comes to food, St. Petersburg certainly does not disappoint. If it is seafood that you are craving, check out 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, which offers fresh seafood dishes such as oysters, shrimps, and calamari. Another top-tier choice is The Moon Under Water, which has become a local favorite.

St. Petersburg is served by intercity bus service, and the nearest Amtrak train service is across the bay in Tampa. From St. Petersburg, you can travel to other top Florida destinations, including Orlando, Ocala, and Fort Myers. When it's time to fly out, the Pete – Clearwater International Airport offers frequent flights from a conveniently central location between St. Petersburg and Clearwater.


Jacksonville, FL - JAX-0

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Jacksonville, or simply "Jax," is the largest city by area in the continental United States. Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, this sunny city along the St Johns River also boasts 22 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, coastal cuisine, and many historic neighborhoods to explore.

Natural beauty is king in Jacksonville, and where better to soak in some of the Sunshine State's outdoor wonders than the beach? Try Little Talbot Island for beachcombing or fishing, Big Talbot Island for exploring wetlands and marshes, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for surfing. If you don't have the patience for birdwatching in the wild, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let you get up-close and personal with over 2,400 animals.

To take a break from the sun's rays, head indoors to one of Jacksonville's many eclectic museums. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens combines European-inspired gardens with an impressive collection of fine art, while the Museum of Science and History is worth a stop for its planetarium alone. On Saturdays, you wouldn’t want to miss the Riverside Arts Market where artisans and farmers set up stalls along the river, and you can catch live music, food trucks and even free yoga.

Jacksonville is easily accessed by air, train, or bus, and connects Florida to locations throughout the South. Amtrak's Jacksonville train station is located in the northern outskirts of the city, and most bus service in and out of Jacksonville conveniently departs from the JTA Intercity Bus Terminal in the heart of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in St Petersburg?

Main departure station: St. Petersburg, Florida

The St. Petersburg bus stop on 77th Avenue is in the northern part of the city, almost halfway to Tampa as the crow flies. It's a covered bus stop with a couple of seats, and the stop is just outside a shopping center with a CVS Pharmacy and Publix, in case you need any last-minute essentials. From this stop, you can easily get to Miami or Orlando and connect to buses going across the country.

All train stations in St Petersburg:

  • St. Petersburg, Florida

Where is the train station in Jacksonville?

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Main arrival station: 3570 Clifford Ln

When traveling to and from Jacksonville by train, you’ll pass through the city’s Amtrak station at 3570 Clifford Lane. Located northwest of the city center, Jacksonville’s Amtrak station has a large seating area, clean restrooms, and free onsite parking. Several fast food options are within a half mile, or grab a snack from one of the station’s vending machines for a quicker bite. If you’re headed to downtown Jacksonville, you can connect to a local bus line from the station, or a rideshare or taxi can get you to the business district and waterfront in about 15 minutes.

All train stations in Jacksonville:

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

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