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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale. Traveling by bus from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale usually takes around 6 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Economy bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance191 mi (307 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price$25.00
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

James

February 24, 2022- Business

RedCoach Business

Pros: The trip was fun. Cons: Be on time. Tips: No.

Pros: The trip was fun. Cons: Be on time. Tips: No.

5.0

Miranda

September 28, 2021- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Pros: The thing I loved most about the trip was how much space I had. Since I took a trip on a Tuesday afternoon, not many people were on board so I felt very safe and had a row to myself. I used the footrest throughout the trip, I was very comfortable. Cons: At one po...

Pros: The thing I loved most about the trip was how much space I had. Since I took a trip on a Tuesday afternoon, not many people were on board so I felt very safe and had a row to myself. I used the footrest throughout the trip, I was very comfortable. Cons: At one point the WiFi stopped working and I had to switch to my hotspot. It could be improved. Tips: Book in advance! I booked over a month ahead and got a really good price for roundtrip tickets.

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4.0

Karine

May 27, 2021- Visiting friends

RedCoach Business

Bring a coat, it is freezing in that bus.

Bring a coat, it is freezing in that bus.

5.0

Maria cielo

April 22, 2021- Solo travel

RedCoach Business

Pros: Very nice. Cons: have double chairs and per unit. Tips: i would like one seat separed.

Pros: Very nice. Cons: have double chairs and per unit. Tips: i would like one seat separed.

5.0

Patricia

October 13, 2019- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Ride was relaxing; went to sleep before Sarasota and then next voice I heard: ladies and gentlemen we have arrive at Fort Lauderdale airport...👍🌞. Cons: You have a great team of professionals!!! 👏👏👏.

Pros: Ride was relaxing; went to sleep before Sarasota and then next voice I heard: ladies and gentlemen we have arrive at Fort Lauderdale airport...👍🌞. Cons: You have a great team of professionals!!! 👏👏👏.

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

The average price for a bus ticket to Fort Lauderdale is $35.25, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Tampa. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20DecDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale is expected to range from $36 to $50. If you are looking to travel to Fort Lauderdale within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $36. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $36 and can be found on December 10, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $30 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $34 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $22.70 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale?

There are 4 bus lines from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US65h 58m$43.11
Greyhound47h 22m$42.98
RedCoach Business14h 40m$57.30
RedCoach Economy14h 32m$38.91
  • 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 6 trips per day from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale, 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 Tampa to Fort Lauderdale every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 22 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Fort Lauderdale usually start from $32.

  • 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 Tampa to Fort Lauderdale, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $25.
  • 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 Tampa to Fort Lauderdale, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 191 miles from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale. However, the fastest bus 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 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?

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tampa?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 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 Tampa to Fort Lauderdale; ticket prices start at $35.00.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Tampa?

Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Tampa:

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St

  • 1401 North Marion St

  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

Where does the bus arrive in Fort Lauderdale?

Main arrival station: Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

Buses arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

  • Broward Blvd Park & Ride

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

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

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