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Journey Information

Fort Lauderdale to Tampa bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$15.00
Shortest Duration4h 20m
Trips per day4
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa 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 Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $23.00 was the low point for bus fares from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa. Buses from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $23.00 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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $21.94 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 191 miles (307 kilometers) from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, 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?

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

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Fort Lauderdale?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Fort Lauderdale to Tampa; ticket prices start at $22.00.

What bus companies travel from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Tampa, Florida. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound37h 10m$29.50
RedCoach Business14h 21m$52.28

Where does the bus leave from in Fort Lauderdale?

Fort Lauderdale, Florida has two bus stations with service to Tampa, Florida:

  • Bus Terminal - 515 NE 3rd St
  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - Ground Transportation Area 1, Arrivals Level, Concourse C, btwn Terminals 1-2

Where does the bus arrive in Tampa?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Tampa, Florida:

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St
  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

Price trends for buses from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15SepOct

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL
4.4
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Kitisha
4.0
October 17, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable and the amenities were clean.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with RedCoach Business report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.0
Staff
4.5
Value
2.0
Condition
5.0
Patricia
3.0
June 3, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Outlet wasn’t working. I couldn’t charge my phone

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