Tampa to Orlando - Compare Buses, Trains and Flights

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Travel from Tampa to Orlando

There are a variety of ways to get from Tampa to Orlando other than having to drive there yourself. Primary methods of travel include riding a bus, taking a train or flying. Deciding between these options will depend on what you value most between price, speed and comfort. Here is what you need to know:

Fastest time

1h 49m

Cheapest ticket

$11

Daily trips

1

Traveling by Amtrak train is the most pleasant way to get from Tampa to Orlando. Fares start at about 10 €, with 1 train departing each day.

This route is operated by Amtrak Silver Service, and has terrific amenities like free Wi-Fi, extra legroom, power outlets and free movies.

Fastest time

1h 20m

Cheapest ticket

$1

Daily trips

15

With ticket prices as low as 1 €, and trips departing regularly throughout the day, traveling by bus between Tampa and Orlando is a cheap, simple option.

The bus carriers servicing this route — RedCoach, Greyhound, PandaNY Bus and Megabus — offer amenities like free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, on-board restrooms and charging outlets.

Fastest time

3h 2m

Cheapest ticket

$101

Daily trips

25

With a typical travel time of about 6 hours, taking a plane is by far the slowest option for getting to Orlando from Tampa.

Tampa International Airport also suggests arriving 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight, which will extend your total travel time even longer. And with tickets averaging 155 €, you’re probably better off taking the train or bus instead.

Fastest time

1h 49m

Cheapest ticket

$11

Daily trips

1

Traveling by Amtrak train is the most pleasant way to get from Tampa to Orlando. Fares start at about 10 €, with 1 train departing each day.

This route is operated by Amtrak Silver Service, and has terrific amenities like free Wi-Fi, extra legroom, power outlets and free movies.

What is the best way to get from Tampa to Orlando?

Of the 3 different ways you can travel from Tampa to Orlando, we recommend taking a bus. Bus rides offer the most convenience and flexibility at a great price, with tickets starting as low as 1 €.

What is the fastest way to get from Tampa to Orlando?

Taking a bus is the fastest way to get to Orlando from Tampa. Direct buses have an average travel time of just over 2 hours. To compare, the average train on this route takes around 1 hour 50 minutes. The fastest plane trip takes 7 hours because there are no direct flights, meaning you’ll have a layover en route.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tampa to Orlando?

Trains and buses are both very cheap options for traveling between Tampa to Orlando. Amtrak tickets are even cheaper than most buses, averaging about 11 €. Meanwhile, while bus tickets hover around 13 €. Flights are by far the most expensive option, with tickets averaging 155 €.

How far is it from Tampa to Orlando?

The distance from Tampa to Orlando is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. Traveling between the two cities can take anywhere from 2 hours to 7 hours, depending on the type of transportation.

Which bus should you take from Tampa to Orlando?

Offering 12 trips per day and an average price around $12, RedCoach is the cheapest, fastest bus option for this route.

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