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Winter Haven - Tampa Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Winter Haven to Tampa. The train trip from Winter Haven to Tampa is usually about one hour and 35 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance44 mi (72 km)
Fastest train1h 35m
Lowest price$9.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines1

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Winter Haven to Tampa was $9.00. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Tampa if you book your train tickets at least 22 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $11.33.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the train from Winter Haven to Tampa usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $13 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since ticket prices on this route stay pretty consistent, you don’t need to book way in advance. However, we recommend buying your train ticket to Tampa at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure to prevent any unpleasant surprises, like last-minute surges in price or sold-out tickets.

Which train should you take from Winter Haven to Tampa?

Amtrak Silver Service is the one and only train line which connects Winter Haven to Tampa. 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 Service11h 36m$14.88
  • 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 Winter Haven to Tampa start from $9 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 36 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Winter Haven and Tampa is approximately 44 miles, or 72 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 35 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Winter Haven to Tampa tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Winter Haven at 3:00pm and arrives in Tampa about an hour later.

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

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 Winter Haven?

Main departure station: 1800 7th Street SW

There is one train station in Winter Haven.

All train stations in Winter Haven:

  • 1800 7th Street SW

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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