St. Petersburg to Orlando Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $10
Fastest Way Bus — 1h 15min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 7 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 95 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Silver Airways, Florida Red Line
$10 · 1h 15min · 8 lb of CO2
Saint Petersburg to Orlando
+4 more options
$32 · 1h 33min · 20 lb of CO2
+3 more options
$130 · 4h 53min · 440 lb of CO2
+3 more options

St. Petersburg to Orlando Flights

There are 2 airports — PIE, TPA — that make sense to fly out of from St. Petersburg and 2 airports — MCO, SFB — to access Orlando. The best deals are usually found by flying out of TPA.

Silver Airways offers flights from PIE, TPA to MCO, SFB.

The cheapest way by air is via Silver Airways and flies from Tampa Intl (TPA) to Orlando Intl (MCO).

$13 · 1h 55min · 22 lb of CO2
St. Petersburg to Orlando

Drive from St. Petersburg to Orlando

It's 96 miles between St. Petersburg to Orlando. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 55min and 2h 0min from St. Petersburg to Orlando under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 6min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Orlando 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 $12.

What is the best way to travel from St. Petersburg to Orlando?

The are 13 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from St. Petersburg to Orlando. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Tampa towards Orlando, as it is the cheapest to Orlando. It's common to find tickets for as low as $9. Greyhound operates from St. Petersburg to Orlando, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from St. Petersburg to Orlando?

On your trip from St. Petersburg to Orlando, 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.

Is the train or the bus better from St. Petersburg to Orlando FL?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from St. Petersburg to Orlando. 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 Orlando is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the St. Petersburg/Orlando buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg FL and Orlando 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 St. Petersburg to Orlando? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Orlando 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 Orlando 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 St. Petersburg to Orlando?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from St. Petersburg to Orlando is by bus. The bus costs $10 roughly and will take 1 hour 15 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from St. Petersburg to Orlando?

Amtrak costs about $34 between St. Petersburg and Orlando. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 45 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at TPA Tampa Amtrak, which is 19 miles from St. Petersburg. Further, once you arrive at ORL Orlando Amtrak or you will still have 1 miles to Orlando.

How long does it take from St. Petersburg to Orlando by car?

The total distance between St. Petersburg and Orlando is 96 miles and will take you about 1 hour 55 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $13.

What's the cheapest bus from St. Petersburg to Orlando FL?

Starting around $10, you can readily and easily find a bus from St. Petersburg to Orlando.  Traveling across the heart of Florida, the bus will take you about an hour and fifteen minutes.  This journey is pretty straight forward, picking you up in St. Pete and dropping you off in the heart of Orlando.  Better yet, taking the bus is the greenest option - just 8 lbs of CO2 per traveler - compared to 20lb of CO2 with the train or 440 lb of CO2 via air.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from St. Petersburg to Orlando
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from St. Petersburg to Orlando
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
Silver Airways Silver Airways from St. Petersburg to Orlando
Florida Red Line Florida Red Line from St. Petersburg to Orlando
Useful Links Reservations Schedule Website