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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Tampa to Cary. Traveling by train from Tampa to Cary usually takes around 14 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 14 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance583 mi (938 km)
Fastest train14h 32m
Lowest price$68.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $75.29 was the average price of a train ticket from Tampa, FL to Cary, NC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $25.46 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 Tampa to Cary will vary between $68 and $106. Planning a train trip to Cary within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Tampa over the next 7 days is $73. 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 Tampa to Cary by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $71 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to Cary in January, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $81 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 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Cary from Tampa will be about $25.46 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tampa to Cary?

Amtrak Silver Service is the one and only train line which connects Tampa, Florida to Cary, North Carolina. 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 Service114h 33m$81.55
  • 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 Cary start from $68 and the average train journey lasts about 14 hours and 33 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tampa to Cary 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 Tampa to Cary?

The distance between Tampa and Cary is approximately 583 miles, or 938 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 32 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 Cary are the most crowded on Friday. 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 5:00pm and arrives in Cary around 14 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Tampa to Cary?

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tampa.

Where is the train station in Cary?

Arrival stations

Cary has one train station.

Need a return trip from Cary to Tampa?

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