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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Orlando to Tampa. Traveling by bus from Orlando to Tampa usually takes around 2 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Shortest duration1h 35m
Cheapest price$16.46
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Orlando to Tampa

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Yunio

February 10, 2024- Visiting friends

FlixBus US

Pros: The staff was efficient and good driver. The bus could be been better because is kinda old. Cons: Better buses.

5.0

Shaozhou

December 30, 2021- Vacation

Greyhound

probably make sure that cleaning the trash that left in the bus

5.0

Sharon

October 30, 2021

Greyhound

Amazing trip for an amazing price! Thank you Wanderu!!

5.0

kyle

October 10, 2021

Greyhound

Everything was fine, got there on time.

4.0

Zandra

October 19, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: the bus was not crowed. Cons: The driver was not friendly he could have introduced himself it would have been nice to know who was driving the bus. Tips: none at this time.

Orlando to Tampa Route Map

Orlando Tampa

How much is a bus ticket from Orlando to Tampa?

Bus tickets for a trip from Orlando to Tampa cost $17.55 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

$21$14$7JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Orlando to Tampa is expected to be between $16 and $21. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 30, 2024, when tickets are available for July 30, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $16.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Orlando to Tampa are at their cheapest average price in July. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $21. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $26, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $8.33 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Orlando to Tampa?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Orlando to Tampa that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US92h 13m$20.54
Greyhound42h 0m$20.58
  • 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 9 trips per day from Orlando 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 Orlando to Tampa every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 0 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tampa usually start from $16.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 124 kilometers from Orlando to Tampa. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 35 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Orlando to Tampa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Orlando to Tampa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Orlando to Tampa without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Orlando to Tampa; ticket prices start at $17.85.

City Information

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

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 Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Bus Terminal (555 N John Young Pkwy) - ORLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

The Bus Terminal at 555 N John Young Pkwy is the primary Greyhound bus station in Orlando, where travelers can catch a bus to other destinations throughout Florida and beyond. The station is located under 3 miles from downtown Orlando and the nearest SunRail station. There is also a Lynx public bus stop which conveniently drops people off right at the Greyhound Bus Terminal. Open 24 hours a day, the bus station provides vending machines if you need a quick bite, and there are also several fast food options within a short walk to fuel up before your trip.

All bus stations in Orlando:

  • Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

  • The Florida Mall

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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