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Tampa-Jacksonville Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Tampa to Jacksonville bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$37.74
Fastest time5h 25m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Tampa to Jacksonville right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Tampa to Jacksonville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $37.74 was the low point for bus fares from Tampa to Jacksonville. Buses from Jacksonville to Tampa are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $37.74 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 14 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $33.85 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 172 miles (276 kilometers) from Tampa, FL to Jacksonville, FL. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 25 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?

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

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tampa?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Tampa to Jacksonville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Tampa to Jacksonville. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Tampa to Jacksonville; ticket prices start at $27.68.

What bus companies travel from Tampa to Jacksonville?

There is one bus company that operates from Tampa to Jacksonville. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound25h 47m$48.58

Book Greyhound from Tampa to Jacksonville from $38. There are 2 Greyhound schedules from Tampa to Jacksonville and you can expect on average to pay $49 for a Greyhound ticket to Jacksonville. In Tampa, Greyhound departs to Jacksonville from Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St and no other station. In Jacksonville, Greyhound arrives at JTA Intercity Bus Terminal and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Tampa to Jacksonville takes 5 hours and 47 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Jacksonville in 5 hours and 25 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Jacksonville.

Where does the bus leave from in Tampa?

Most buses depart from the main station in Tampa, Florida:

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St

Where does the bus arrive in Jacksonville?

All buses from Tampa arrive at one main station in Jacksonville, Florida:

  • JTA Intercity Bus Terminal

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Tampa, FL to Jacksonville, FL

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




December 28, 2019 - Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Pros: Ease of boarding and travel. Cons: I would have liked to have cleare information at the bus pick up locations such as a update board. Pros: Ease of boarding and travel. Cons: I would have liked to have cleare information at the bus pick up locations such as a update board.



December 2, 2019 - Solo travel

RedCoach Business

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