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Journey Information

Tampa to Fort Lauderdale bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.09
Shortest duration4h 20m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How much is a bus ticket from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $32.61 was the low point for bus fares from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale. Buses from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $32.61 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $26.18 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 191 miles (307 kilometers) from Tampa, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Fort Lauderdale, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tampa?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Tampa to Fort Lauderdale; ticket prices start at $27.60.

What bus companies travel from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Tampa, Florida to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound29h 42m$40.08
RedCoach Business14h 20m$49.94

Book Greyhound from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale from $35. There are 2 Greyhound schedules from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale and you can expect on average to pay $40 for a Greyhound ticket to Fort Lauderdale. In Tampa, Greyhound departs to Fort Lauderdale from Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St and no other station. In Fort Lauderdale, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 515 NE 3rd St and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale takes 9 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Fort Lauderdale in 4 hours and 20 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $40 for a weekend getaway trip to Fort Lauderdale.

Book RedCoach Business from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale from $25. There are 1 RedCoach Business schedules from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale and you can expect on average to pay $50 for a RedCoach Business ticket to Fort Lauderdale. In Tampa, RedCoach Business departs to Fort Lauderdale from USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive and no other station. In Fort Lauderdale, RedCoach Business arrives at Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive and no other station. An average trip on RedCoach Business from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale takes 4 hours and 20 minutes, On weekends, RedCoach Business offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $50 for a weekend getaway trip to Fort Lauderdale.

Price trends for buses from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale

Average prices by travel date

$56$38$19AprApr

Monthly average prices

$63$50$38$25$13MJJASONDJFMA

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$50$38$25$133020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Tampa, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Patricia

October 13, 2019 - Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Ride was relaxing; went to sleep before Sarasota and then next voice I heard: ladies and gentlemen we have arrive at Fort Lauderdale airport...👍🌞. Cons: You have a great team of professionals!!! 👏👏👏. Pros: Ride was relaxing; went to sleep before Sarasota and then next voice I heard: ladies and gentlemen we have arrive at Fort Lauderdale airport...👍🌞. Cons: You have a great team of professionals!!! 👏👏👏.

4.0

Munja Dnyanoba

September 13, 2019 - Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: on time departure. Cons: please call the traveler for bus update and timings. Tips: could not talk on mobile phone. Pros: on time departure. Cons: please call the traveler for bus update and timings. Tips: could not talk on mobile phone.

5.0

Carline

August 24, 2019 - Solo travel

RedCoach Business

Pros: They don’t charge extra for you bags. Cons: Hmm a place to eat earlier. Pros: They don’t charge extra for you bags. Cons: Hmm a place to eat earlier.

1.0

Magdelyn

June 24, 2019 - Visiting family

OurBus

I did not like anything, The our bus driver that changed shift on Fort Myers was very rude I advised him that I was pregnant and very hungry, that if I could grab something while the shift was changing and he simply say no even if he stood there for over 15 minutes or m...I did not like anything, The our bus driver that changed shift on Fort Myers was very rude I advised him that I was pregnant and very hungry, that if I could grab something while the shift was changing and he simply say no even if he stood there for over 15 minutes or more, drinking on his coffee that's no way to treated nobody.More

1.0

Stefanie

June 18, 2019 - Business

RedCoach Business

Pros: That I arrived. Cons: The bus driver was a very aggressive driver going over the speed limit, honking at other cars and on 2 occasions talking on his cell phone. Tips: I would not recommend using Red Coach Bus. It was very worn and dated on the bus. Pros: That I arrived. Cons: The bus driver was a very aggressive driver going over the speed limit, honking at other cars and on 2 occasions talking on his cell phone. Tips: I would not recommend using Red Coach Bus. It was very worn and dated on the bus.

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