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Coach Trip Information: Fort Lauderdale to Tampa

There are 10 intercity coaches per day from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa. Traveling by coach from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa usually takes around 6 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance191 mi (307 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price£20.73
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines4

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Donald

24 April 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach Economy

quietness

quietness

5.0

Maria

24 July 2021- Vacation

RedCoach Business

Pros: Safe and comfortable. Cons: Prices. Tips: Nope.

Pros: Safe and comfortable. Cons: Prices. Tips: Nope.

4.0

Kitisha

17 October 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Comfortable and the amenities were clean.

Comfortable and the amenities were clean.

3.0

Patricia

3 June 2019- Visiting family

OurBus

Outlet wasn’t working. I couldn’t charge my phone

Outlet wasn’t working. I couldn’t charge my phone

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

£24.48 is the average price of a coach ticket from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa. Taking a coach is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a coach 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

£37£25£12AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is expected to range from £26 to £32. If you are looking to travel to Tampa within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £27. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £26 and can be found on 7 September 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa by coach will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, coach ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £27 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

£41£33£25£17£83020100

Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £18.10 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

There are 4 coach lines from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US35h 32m£29.15
Greyhound57h 24m£31.39
RedCoach Business14h 30m£45.43
RedCoach Economy14h 30m£28.22
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 3 trips per day from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 5 bus trips from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tampa usually start from £23.

  • RedCoach Business

    RedCoach Business

    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 Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from £21.
  • RedCoach Economy

    RedCoach Economy

    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 Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from £21.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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 long is the coach ride from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 191 miles from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking coaches from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the coach and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Fort Lauderdale?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled coaches that travel from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa; ticket prices start at £29.03.

City Information

Fort Lauderdale

Nicknamed the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale offers vast stretches of white sand beaches at affordable prices, allowing the average traveler to enjoy fun under the sun with ease. Fort Lauderdale Beach is the premier destination for beach-goers and nature lovers, and it is noticeably less chaotic than its counterpart at Miami Beach, making it a perfect spot for a quiet and leisurely getaway. Another alternative is the nearby Las Olas Beach, which features clean and refreshing water. Nature lovers can also take an airboat tour to the famous Everglades and get up close to the alligators.

For shopping fans, Sawgrass Mills, a famous shopping outlet with 250 stores, will be a top choice. Don’t forget to take the time for a stroll around the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District and enjoy the setting sun as the day comes to a close.

The Fort Lauderdale Amtrak station is the main train station in the city, offering quick access to other cities in the state of Florida. In the center of town, not too far from the train station, you can find the Greyhound station which is the busiest bus travel hub in Fort Lauderdale. The principal airport in the area is the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport which, as its name suggests, is located right in between the two neighboring cities. However, it's also easy to get from Fort Lauderdale to the Miami Airport for more flight options.

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 coach leave from in Fort Lauderdale?

Main departure station: Broward Blvd Park & Ride

Located in the Victoria Park neighborhood of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Bus Terminal at 515 NE 3rd St is the city’s principal Greyhound bus station. It offers bus service to destinations throughout the South such as Orlando, Atlanta, and Tampa. The station features essential amenities such as a sitting area, restrooms, and vending machines. In addition, a handful of restaurants and bars are available within the surrounding block, and less than a mile south of the station, you can explore Fort Lauderdale’s vibrant downtown.

All coach stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Broward Blvd Park & Ride

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

  • Broward Blvd Park & Ride - 216 NW 22nd Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Tampa?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St

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.

Coach stations in Tampa:

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St

  • 1401 North Marion St

  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

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