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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Tampa to Atlanta. Traveling by bus from Tampa to Atlanta usually takes around 13 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance417 mi (671 km)
Shortest duration10h 50m
Cheapest price$50.56
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Tampa to Atlanta

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Carol

March 2, 2020- Visiting family

RedCoach Express

Pros: It was nice in comfortable got to my destination real fadt. Cons: More power outlet on the bus.

How much is a bus ticket from Tampa to Atlanta?

$60.45 is the average price of a bus ticket from Tampa to Atlanta. Any tickets cheaper than $60.45 can be considered a great deal. 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

$103$68$34JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Tampa to Atlanta is expected to be between $64 and $86. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 26, 2024, when tickets are available for June 26, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $70.

Monthly average prices

$103$82$62$41$21JASONDJFMAMJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Tampa to Atlanta, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $82. However, taking the bus from Tampa to Atlanta during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $101. 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

$137$109$82$55$273020100

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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$62.69 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Tampa to Atlanta?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Tampa to Atlanta that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US614h 24m$90.61
Greyhound613h 44m$88.32
  • 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 6 trips per day from Tampa to Atlanta, 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 6 bus trips from Tampa to Atlanta every day, with the average journey taking around 13 hours and 44 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlanta usually start from $51.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 671 kilometers from Tampa to Atlanta. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 50 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 Atlanta. 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, 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tampa to Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Tampa to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Tampa to Atlanta; ticket prices start at $184.59.

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.

Atlanta

Atlanta, GA - ATL-0

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Tampa?

Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Tampa:

  • Tampa Bus Station

  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St - ATLGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

Bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • MARTA Civic Center

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