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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Portland to Tampa. Traveling by train from Portland to Tampa usually takes around 40 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 34 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance1280 mi (2060 km)
Fastest train34h 12m
Lowest price$173.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Portland to Tampa?

In the last month, $177.07 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, ME to Tampa, FL. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $31.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$225$150$75SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Portland to Tampa will vary between $174 and $212. Planning a train trip to Tampa within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Portland over the next 7 days is $176. 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

$225$180$135$90$45ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Portland to Tampa 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 $178 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Portland to Tampa in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $220 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

$225$180$135$90$453020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 16 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Tampa from Portland will be about $31.44 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Portland to Tampa?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Portland, Maine to Tampa, Florida. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 16h 49m$188.11
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 Portland to Tampa every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $173.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Portland to Tampa 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Portland to Tampa?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Portland to Tampa, 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.

How long is the train journey from Portland to Tampa?

The distance between Portland and Tampa is approximately 1280 miles, or 2060 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 40 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 34 hours and 12 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 Portland to Tampa 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Portland at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Portland to Tampa?

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 Tampa to Portland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portland to Tampa for $191.00.

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 Portland?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Portland.

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Arrival stations

Tampa has one train station.

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