Jacksonville to TPA Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $16
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 7min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 28 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, bus, train and by car
Distance 171 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, jetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, Multiple Airlines
Flight
$78 · 1h 7min · 101 lb of CO2
JAX to TPA
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Jacksonville airport Flights

There are 2 airports — JAX, UST — that make sense to fly out of from Jacksonville and 1 airports — TPA — to access TPA. The best deals are usually found by flying out of JAX.

Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, jetBlue operate flights which can help you travel from Jacksonville to TPA.

The cheapest way by air is via Silver Airways and flies from Jacksonville Intl (JAX) to Tampa Intl (TPA). Silver Airways flies from Jacksonville Intl (JAX) to Tampa Intl (TPA) and is the quickest flight to get you from Jacksonville to TPA.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to TPA from Jacksonville, a flight is the quickest method.

Bus
$16 · 5h 55min · 37 lb of CO2
Jacksonville to Tampa
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Train
$50 · 3h 57min · 44 lb of CO2
JAX to TPA
Drive
$23 · 3h 11min · 37 lb of CO2
Jacksonville to TPA

Drive from Jacksonville airport

It's 172 miles between Jacksonville to TPA. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 11min and 3h 20min from Jacksonville to TPA under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 3h 30min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to TPA by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $23.

What is the best way to travel from Jacksonville to TPA?

The are 8 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Jacksonville to TPA. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Jacksonville towards Saint Petersburg, as it is the cheapest to TPA. It's common to find tickets for as low as $16. Greyhound operates from Jacksonville to TPA, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Jacksonville to TPA?

On your trip from Jacksonville to TPA, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train. Shuttle service may be available to TPA. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

Is the train or the bus better from Jacksonville to TPA FL?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Jacksonville to TPA. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to TPA is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Jacksonville/TPA buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Jacksonville is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Jacksonville FL and TPA during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Jacksonville to TPA? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of TPA traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to TPA is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Jacksonville to TPA?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Jacksonville to TPA is by bus. The bus costs $16 roughly and will take 7 hours 9 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Jacksonville to TPA?

Amtrak costs about $50 between Jacksonville and TPA. In total, the train will take roughly 3 hours 57 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at JAX Jacksonville Amtrak, which is 5 miles from Jacksonville. Further, once you arrive at TPA Tampa Amtrak or you will still have 6 miles to TPA.

How long does it take from Jacksonville to TPA by car?

The total distance between Jacksonville and TPA is 172 miles and will take you about 3 hours 11 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $23.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Jacksonville to TPA
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Jacksonville to TPA
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Flight
jetBlue jetBlue from Jacksonville to TPA
Useful Links Website
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Silver Airways Silver Airways from Jacksonville to TPA
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Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Jacksonville to TPA

Getting to TPA