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Newark - Tampa Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 4 daily train trips available from Newark to Tampa. Traveling by train from Newark to Tampa usually takes 26 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 23 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance1001 mi (1610 km)
Fastest train23h 52m
Lowest price$102.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Newark to Tampa

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Noha

June 28, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Clean , comfy , friendly staff. Cons: The cafe area , the menu, the person should be trained for good customer service. Tips: No.

5.0

Marcia

September 20, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Joseph one of the rep that worked on the 91 train. He made the trip enjoyable ans he interacted with everyone on the train. He definitely left a lasting impression. Cons: The leg room on the seats could be better. Tips: Bring your own food. Its a little expensive to buy on the train.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Newark and Tampa cost $177.19, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 24 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $162.63 more.

Average prices by travel date

$270$180$90MayJun

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Newark to Tampa will cost between $153 and $262. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

$300$240$180$120$60JJASONDJFMAM
Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Newark to Tampa. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $174. If you're planning a trip from Newark to Tampa during August, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $297 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$350$280$210$140$703020100

By booking your train trip from Newark to Tampa on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time, you can save about $162.63 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Newark to Tampa?

2 train services operate from Newark to Tampa. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 2h 28m$234.89
Amtrak Silver Service11d 1h 33m$190.83
  • 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 Newark to Tampa every day, as well as 3 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 Newark to Tampa start from $102 and the average train journey lasts about 25 hours and 33 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Newark to Tampa. 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 Newark and Tampa is approximately 1001 miles, or 1610 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 26 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 52 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.

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

The earliest train departs Newark at 8:00am 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 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Newark to Tampa. 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 Tampa to Newark.

City Information

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-1

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

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 Newark?

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Main departure station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave  - TPAAMT-0

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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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