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Journey Information

Miami to Tampa bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$20.00
Shortest Duration5h 0m
Trips per day4
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Miami to Tampa during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from Miami to Tampa?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $26.00 was the low point for bus fares from Miami to Tampa. Buses from Tampa to Miami are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $26.00 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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $24.27 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 206 miles (331 kilometers) from Miami, FL to Tampa, FL. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours, 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Tampa, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Miami?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Miami 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 Miami to Tampa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Miami to Tampa; ticket prices start at $24.00.

What bus companies travel from Miami to Tampa?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound39h 14m$39.06
RedCoach Business15h 0m$34.61

Book Greyhound from Miami to Tampa from $33. There are 3 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Miami to Tampa and you can expect on average to pay $39 for a Greyhound ticket to Tampa. In Miami, Greyhound departs to Tampa from Miami Intermodal Ctr - 3801 NW 21 St and one other station. In Tampa, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St, An average trip on Greyhound from Miami to Tampa takes 9 hours and 14 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Tampa in 5 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $41 for a weekend trip to Tampa.

Book RedCoach Business from Miami to Tampa from $20. Typically there is one RedCoach Business schedule per day from Miami to Tampa and you can expect on average to pay $35 for a RedCoach Business ticket to Tampa. In Miami, RedCoach Business departs to Tampa from Miami Intl Airport - Departure Level, Concourse H, Bus Stop 5-6, In Tampa, RedCoach Business arrives at USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive, An average trip on RedCoach Business from Miami to Tampa takes 5 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, RedCoach Business offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $35 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Tampa.

Where does the bus leave from in Miami?

Buses to Tampa leave from multiple locations in Miami, Florida. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Miami Intermodal Ctr - 3801 NW 21 St
  • Miami International Airport
  • Miami Intl Airport - Departure Level, Concourse H, Bus Stop 5-6

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 Miami to Tampa

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 21 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Francisco

February 25, 2020 - Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Easy access to Megabus station from the Metro line in MIami. Cons: Getting there on time. Tips: Buy early and save money. Pros: Easy access to Megabus station from the Metro line in MIami. Cons: Getting there on time. Tips: Buy early and save money.

5.0

Jalisa

February 3, 2020 - Vacation

Megabus

Pros: Going to Miami and coming back to Tampa. Cons: Cleanness and seating comfort. Pros: Going to Miami and coming back to Tampa. Cons: Cleanness and seating comfort.

5.0

Willetta

December 26, 2019 - Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Pros: It was my first time catching a bus to anywhere. Your driver was awesome she waiting a few minutes before leaving, the Uber Driver dropped me off at the wrong place. She is awesome and deserves praise. Cons: Make sure the plugs work. Tips: Awesome Amazing ride, ... Pros: It was my first time catching a bus to anywhere. Your driver was awesome she waiting a few minutes before leaving, the Uber Driver dropped me off at the wrong place. She is awesome and deserves praise. Cons: Make sure the plugs work. Tips: Awesome Amazing ride, I would advise anyone to use your service!More

5.0

Janet

December 22, 2019 - Visiting friends

RedCoach Business

Easy connection from Miami to TampaEasy connection from Miami to Tampa

4.0

Ragini

December 13, 2019 - Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Timely. Cons: Break journey. Tips: None. Pros: Timely. Cons: Break journey. Tips: None.

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