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Bus Trip Information: Orlando to Tampa

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Orlando to Tampa. Traveling by bus from Orlando to Tampa usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$7.99
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Orlando to Tampa

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Shaozhou

December 30, 2021- Vacation

Greyhound

probably make sure that cleaning the trash that left in the bus

probably make sure that cleaning the trash that left in the bus

5.0

Sharon

October 30, 2021

Greyhound

Amazing trip for an amazing price! Thank you Wanderu!!

Amazing trip for an amazing price! Thank you Wanderu!!

5.0

kyle

October 10, 2021

Greyhound

Everything was fine, got there on time.

Everything was fine, got there on time.

4.0

Zandra

October 19, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: the bus was not crowed. Cons: The driver was not friendly he could have introduced himself it would have been nice to know who was driving the bus. Tips: none at this time.

Pros: the bus was not crowed. Cons: The driver was not friendly he could have introduced himself it would have been nice to know who was driving the bus. Tips: none at this time.

3.0

Magnolia

August 9, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: Could see a lot of grass good. Cons: Seats the seats suck. Tips: Very cheap 👍.

Pros: Could see a lot of grass good. Cons: Seats the seats suck. Tips: Very cheap 👍.

Orlando to Tampa Route Map

Orlando Tampa

How much is a bus ticket from Orlando to Tampa?

$9.40 is the average price of a bus ticket from Orlando to Tampa. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Orlando to Tampa is expected to range from $13 to $17. If you are looking to travel to Tampa within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $13. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $13 and can be found on May 23, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Orlando to Tampa by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $13 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $6.26 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Orlando to Tampa?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Orlando to Tampa that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US52h 9m$9.58
Greyhound41h 59m$17.88
  • 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 5 trips per day from Orlando to Tampa, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 4 bus trips from Orlando to Tampa every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 59 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tampa usually start from $13.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Orlando 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Orlando to Tampa?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 77 miles from Orlando to Tampa. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

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

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from Orlando to Tampa on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Orlando?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Orlando to Tampa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Orlando to Tampa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Orlando to Tampa without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Orlando to Tampa; ticket prices start at $11.00.

City Information

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

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 bus leave from in Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Bus Terminal (555 N John Young Pkwy) - ORLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

The Bus Terminal at 555 N John Young Pkwy is the primary Greyhound bus station in Orlando, where travelers can catch a bus to other destinations throughout Florida and beyond. The station is located under 3 miles from downtown Orlando and the nearest SunRail station. There is also a Lynx public bus stop which conveniently drops people off right at the Greyhound Bus Terminal. Open 24 hours a day, the bus station provides vending machines if you need a quick bite, and there are also several fast food options within a short walk to fuel up before your trip.

All bus stations in Orlando:

  • Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

  • 4953 International Drive

  • Orlando International Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Tampa?

Main arrival station: 1401 North Marion St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Tampa.

All bus stations in Tampa:

  • 1401 North Marion St

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St

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