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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.
Located on Polk Street, the Greyhound Bus Terminal is Tampa’s main terminal for intercity bus service to cities such as Orlando, Miami, and Atlanta. Travelers on Greyhound will find ample parking in the surrounding area and a comfortable waiting room with restrooms and a small café inside. Conveniently located in the North Franklin St Historic District in downtown Tampa, the bus terminal is within a short walk of several dining options and connections to local public transit to travel within Tampa.
Popular bus stations in Tampa:
Tampa Bus Station
1401 North Marion St
USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive
5050 East 10th Ave (Columbus Plaza)
La Mexicana Latin
What bus companies travel to Tampa, Florida?
Located in Florida, Tampa is accessible by bus from 274 other cities. You can choose from 1227 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Tampa on Wanderu. FlixBus US usually has the most buses on any given day.
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Bus companies serving Tampa
|Bus||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||646||1d 2h 20m||$232.38|
|Greyhound||591||1d 8h 45m||$303.45|
|Tornado Bus||45||1d 4h 35m||$277.00|
|El Expreso Bus||20||19h 30m||$243.58|
|RedCoach Business||8||3h 28m||$69.71|
|RedCoach Economy||8||3h 23m||$55.37|
|Wanda Coach||2||18h 17m||$154.34|
FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.
Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.
El Expreso Bus
El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi.
Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. Red Coach Business service features 18 inch wide seats, foot rests and 2 checked bags.
Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat.
Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With affordable prices and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking for travel between cities' Chinatown districts.
Which bus carrier has the best service to Tampa?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Tampa by bus with OurBus giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that RedCoach Economy had the most comfortable bus service to Tampa taking into account the seats and amenities that RedCoach Economy offers. They rate RedCoach Economy a 4.8 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Tampa punctually, travelers suggest that OurBus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Tampa, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Where is the bus station in Tampa, FL?
The busiest bus station in Tampa is Tampa Bus Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Tampa are:
- Tampa Bus Station
- 1401 North Marion St
- USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive
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|Departure||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Chicago||1d 10h 13m||$283.92|
|New York||1d 10h 47m||$313.09|
|Baltimore||1d 10h 21m||$250.12|
|Fort Lauderdale||6h 56m||$68.39|
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