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Tampa to Fort Myers bus

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Tampa - Fort Myers Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Tampa to Fort Myers. Traveling by bus from Tampa to Fort Myers usually takes around 2 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Economy bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance97 mi (157 km)
Shortest duration2h 5m
Cheapest price$28.84
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceRedCoach Business
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Tampa to Fort Myers

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Patricia

December 27, 2023- Solo travel

RedCoach Economy

Pros: Friendly and excellent driver. It was a pleasant ride. Cons: Candefinitelynot think of anything. Tips: Definitely try the Red bus line!

4.0

Alvin

April 4, 2022- Solo travel

RedCoach Business

Pros: Fast driver. Cons: Lower price.

5.0

Simon

February 25, 2020- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Smooth trip, I don't remember it in particular. Cons: Greyhound is funny: they want you to queue up before the conductor is ready to check tickets. I stay seated until the conductor starts checking tickets. Stopping next to grocery store instead of fast-food/gas station would be cool.

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

$37.08 is the average price of a bus ticket from Tampa to Fort Myers. 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.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Tampa to Fort Myers are at their cheapest average price in December. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $33. On the other hand, traveling on this route during May might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for May trips cost $51, 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 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 21 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$20.37 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Tampa to Fort Myers?

There are 3 bus lines from Tampa to Fort Myers available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Each of these companies only runs one bus per day. The following table helps you compare your available choices:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound12h 24m$48.43
RedCoach Business12h 25m$56.23
RedCoach Economy12h 5m$39.85
  • 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 1 bus trips from Tampa to Fort Myers every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Fort Myers usually start from $48.

  • 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 Tampa to Fort Myers, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $29.
  • 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 Tampa to Fort Myers, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $34.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 157 kilometers from Tampa to Fort Myers. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Fort Myers at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tampa to Fort Myers, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Tampa to Fort Myers. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Tampa to Fort Myers; ticket prices start at $218.43.

City Information

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 Tampa?

Main departure station: USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

Tampa has two bus stations with service to Fort Myers.

All bus stations in Tampa:

  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

  • Tampa Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Fort Myers?

Main arrival station: Ft Myers, FL

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Fort Myers.

Bus stations in Fort Myers:

  • Ft Myers, FL

  • Ft Myers Bus Station

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