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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Miami to Tampa. Traveling by bus from Miami to Tampa usually takes around 7 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance206 mi (331 km)
Shortest duration5h 10m
Cheapest price$34.08
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Miami to Tampa

(Based on 33 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Mohsen

November 25, 2023- Solo travel

RedCoach Economy

Pros: I like the convenience of pick up location at Miami airport. Cons: Serving water. Tips: Yes a person on other seat was happy with his trip and shared his experience with me.

5.0

Saralane

May 26, 2023- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Pros: Clean and comfortable chair. Tips: Bring a sweater.

5.0

Nathalie G

June 30, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The price. Cons: Level de air conditioning because it was cold in the back, and everybody was wearing a hoodie or a blanket even outside was warm. Tips: Although taking a blanket or asking the driver to turn off the ac, everything was fine.

5.0

Jason

April 11, 2022- Solo travel

RedCoach Economy

Pros: In general term it was fine. Cons: Punctuality and ETA Calculation. (1 hour wrong).

5.0

Jeffrey

August 17, 2021

Greyhound

Had a good trip visiting family.

How much is a bus ticket from Miami to Tampa?

$45.70 is the average price of a bus ticket from Miami to Tampa. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$61$41$20MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Miami to Tampa is expected to range from $45 to $59. If you are looking to travel to Tampa within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $46. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $45 and can be found on June 5, 2024.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Miami to Tampa, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $49. However, taking the bus from Miami to Tampa during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $68. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$102$82$61$41$203020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$35.71 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Miami to Tampa?

There are 4 bus lines from Miami to Tampa available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 14 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US147h 28m$58.36
Greyhound58h 48m$55.88
RedCoach Business15h 10m$72.97
RedCoach Economy15h 10m$39.80
  • 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 14 trips per day from Miami 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 5 bus trips from Miami to Tampa every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 48 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tampa usually start from $37.

  • 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. For journeys from Miami to Tampa, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $34.
  • 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. For journeys from Miami to Tampa, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $34.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 331 kilometers from Miami to Tampa. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Tampa. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Miami to Tampa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Miami to Tampa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 13 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Miami to Tampa; ticket prices start at $32.73.

City Information

Miami

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With its sprawling beaches, beaming sunshine and thriving nightlife, Miami is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, if not the world. Boasting an incredible 35-mile stretch of beachfront and warm ocean water, Miami is the perfect place to relax and recharge under the sun. And recharge you must, as it is at night when the city really comes to life. Famous for its vibrant bars and nightclubs, Miami will help you dance all your troubles away.

If you are a foodie, you will be delighted to know that Miami is the city with the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S., giving you the unique opportunity to treat your tastebuds to fine cuisine from all over the world, including Cuba, Colombia, Russia and Ethiopia. And if you’re a brew connoisseur, keep in mind that Miami has some of the highest-rated beer in the country.

While you’re in Miami, make your way to the Wynwood district and check out the world-famous Wynwood Walls – a growing outdoor art exhibit featuring large-scale works by some of the best-known street artists from around the globe. After that, head over to the Miami Design District for a well-deserved shopping spree.

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 Miami?

Main departure station: Miami International Airport

Buses to Tampa leave from 3 stations in Miami.

All bus stations in Miami:

  • Miami International Airport

  • Bayside Market Place (In front of the Flags - NE 4th St)

  • Miami Intl Airport - Departure Level, Concourse H, Bus Stop 5-6

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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