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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Tampa to New York. Traveling by train from Tampa to New York usually takes 26 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 25 hours and 3 minutes.

Distance1004 mi (1615 km)
Fastest train25h 3m
Lowest price$102.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Tampa to New York

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Sergey

December 3, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Comfortable seat. Generous baggage allowance. Power outlet by seat. Cons: No heat. Wi-Fi slow at times.

5.0

Jorge

May 24, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: I enjoy long comfy rides anywhere. Cons: Possibly fresh not frozen foods. For us first time amtrak riders maybe selling blankets to ensure we are comfy the entire ride. Tips: Dress warm, bring a blanket/pillow. Bring your own meals. The Cafe is good for drinks and snacks.

2.0

Frank

April 26, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: The scenery I didn't have to drive. Cons: A lot complaints about the bathrooms they could be cleaner I'll have the staff member on specifically for that. Tips: Have patience and tolerance of others.

5.0

Kamrin

June 13, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Seeing family and friends and how much Brooklyn has improved. Cons: Train delays and sleep friendly seats. Tips: Always anticipate delays. Do not plan other activities based on train arrival and departure times.

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

The average price for a train ticket from Tampa to New York is $128.33, Tickets are generally pricier for this train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. By booking your trip at least 26 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 $187.22 more.

Average prices by travel date

$255$170$85MayMay

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Tampa to New York will range from $142 to $252. If you're planning to travel by train to New York in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Tampa you can find in the next 7 days is $176. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Tampa to New York. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $166. If you're planning a trip from Tampa to New York during August, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $296 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 Tampa to New York on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time, you can save about $187.22 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Tampa to New York?

2 train services operate from Tampa to New York. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 2h 18m$221.83
Amtrak Silver Service11d 1h 50m$178.30
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Tampa to New York every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $120.

  • 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 New York start from $102 and the average train journey lasts about 25 hours and 50 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Tampa to New York. 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 Tampa and New York is approximately 1004 miles, or 1615 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 26 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 25 hours and 3 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Tampa to New York on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Tampa at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Tampa to New York. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York 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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

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 departure 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 .5 miles away on Polk St.

All train stations in Tampa:

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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