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Daytona Beach - Tampa Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Daytona Beach to Tampa. Traveling by bus from Daytona Beach to Tampa usually takes around 4 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance123 mi (198 km)
Shortest duration3h 50m
Cheapest price$36.39
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Daytona Beach to Tampa?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Daytona Beach to Tampa that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US34h 46m$70.24
Greyhound44h 52m$57.09
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Daytona Beach to Tampa, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 performs about 4 bus trips from Daytona Beach to Tampa every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 52 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tampa usually start from $36.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 198 kilometers from Daytona Beach to Tampa. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Daytona Beach to Tampa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Daytona Beach to Tampa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Daytona Beach to Tampa; ticket prices start at $97.54.

City Information

Daytona Beach

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An attractive destination for spring-breakers, Daytona Beach offers a wide variety of entertainment activities for the whole family! The most popular attraction in the city is Daytona Beach itself, which boasts a coastline of more than 23 miles. The beach is famous for its large crowds and bustling vibe, making it an excellent destination for extroverts who love to meet new people. For those who prefer a bit of peace and quiet, head instead to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, the tallest lighthouse in Florida. Climbing up the lighthouse will be a rewarding experience, as the view from the top is absolutely breathtaking. Of course, racing and extreme sports fans will want to spend the entire trip at the Daytona International Speedway.

Thanks to its seaside location, Daytona Beach never lacks fresh seafood! For some of the freshest dishes, head over to Crabby Joe's. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse has exactly what you need if you wish to try some of the more upscale offerings.

The principal bus station in Daytona Beach is the Bus Terminal on Ridgewood Ave, where Greyhound buses depart heading to destinations like Orlando. You can catch Amtrak trains at Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk. The Daytona Beach International Airport is conveniently located just 3 miles from the city center.

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 does the bus leave from in Daytona Beach?

Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 138 S Ridgewood Ave

The brand new bus terminal in Daytona Beach is a modern, angular building at 138 S Ridgewood Ave. It's easy to find by the large Greyhound logo on the exterior. The station is located right off the central intersection of Route 1 (S Ridgewood Ave) and Route 92 (W International Speedway Blvd). Though the station is small, the interior includes seating, a customer service desk, and restrooms. From this station, Greyhound buses travel to other Florida cities such as Tampa, Orlando, and Miami, and cities in neighboring states like Georgia.

All bus stations in Daytona Beach:

  • Bus Terminal - 138 S Ridgewood Ave

  • 1429 Cornerstone Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Tampa?

Main arrival station: Tampa Bus Station

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.

Bus stations in Tampa:

  • Tampa Bus Station

  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

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