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Bus Route Overview: Tampa to Miami

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Tampa to Miami. Traveling by bus from Tampa to Miami usually takes around 6 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Economy bus can make the trip in 5 hours,

Distance206 mi (331 km)
Shortest duration5h 0m
Cheapest price$24.99
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Tampa to Miami

(Based on 27 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Lidia

September 10, 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

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5.0

Jalissa

August 1, 2022- Solo travel

RedCoach Economy

Pros: Honestly the wifi! Greyhound has only limited free and charges wayyy too much for faster and more access. So thank you. Cons: I wish I would have known the window placements but that’s my own fault on sest selection. A visual display of window viewing for seats w...

Pros: Honestly the wifi! Greyhound has only limited free and charges wayyy too much for faster and more access. So thank you. Cons: I wish I would have known the window placements but that’s my own fault on sest selection. A visual display of window viewing for seats would AMAZING! Just like how concert venues put a seating chart and will provide a warning if your view is obstructed. Tips: N/a.

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5.0

Carla

March 20, 2022- Visiting friends

RedCoach Business

Pros: Fast and comfortable. Cons: The bus smelled like urine.

Pros: Fast and comfortable. Cons: The bus smelled like urine.

5.0

Aiyaan

March 4, 2020- Vacation

RedCoach Business

Pros: The driver was very considerate and waited for me to call back my Uber driver and get back the luggage I forgot to take out of the car. Cons: The bathroom did not have a lock, and it was very dirty. Tips: have good music and food with you at all times.

Pros: The driver was very considerate and waited for me to call back my Uber driver and get back the luggage I forgot to take out of the car. Cons: The bathroom did not have a lock, and it was very dirty. Tips: have good music and food with you at all times.

5.0

Lismar

February 15, 2020- Couples trip

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Tampa to Miami Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Tampa to Miami?

$28.33 is the average price of a bus ticket from Tampa to Miami. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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 Tampa to Miami is expected to range from $27 to $46. If you are looking to travel to Miami within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $32. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $27 and can be found on October 15, 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 $32 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to Miami in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $37 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $23.14 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Tampa to Miami?

There are 4 bus lines from Tampa to Miami available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 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 US96h 50m$35.58
Greyhound48h 31m$45.20
RedCoach Business15h 15m$48.71
RedCoach Economy15h 0m$34.36
  • 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 9 trips per day from Tampa to Miami, 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 Miami every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 31 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Miami 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 Miami, 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 Miami, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Megabus go to Miami?

Yes, Megabus does go to Miami, Florida. Megabus offers 2 daily trips from Tampa, Florida, to Miami, which each take an average of 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Does Miami have public transportation?

Yes, Miami, Florida, has public transportation. Options include the Metrorail (a monorail-like system), the Tri-Rail, Metromover (a free option in Downtown Miami), bus routes and the Miami Trolley.

How far is Miami from Tampa?

Miami, Florida, is a 280-mile drive from Tampa, Florida. Miami is on the southeastern coast of Florida, while Tampa is at a more central latitude on the west coast of the state.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Tampa to Miami 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 Miami?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 206 miles from Tampa to Miami. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours. 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?

Buses from Tampa to Miami are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tampa?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tampa to Miami, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Tampa to Miami every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 Miami; ticket prices start at $38.00.

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.

Miami

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With its sprawling beaches, beaming sunshine and thriving nightlife, Miami is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, if not the world. Boasting an incredible 35-mile stretch of beachfront and warm ocean water, Miami is the perfect place to relax and recharge under the sun. And recharge you must, as it is at night when the city really comes to life. Famous for its vibrant bars and nightclubs, Miami will help you dance all your troubles away.

If you are a foodie, you will be delighted to know that Miami is the city with the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S., giving you the unique opportunity to treat your tastebuds to fine cuisine from all over the world, including Cuba, Colombia, Russia and Ethiopia. And if you’re a brew connoisseur, keep in mind that Miami has some of the highest-rated beer in the country.

While you’re in Miami, make your way to the Wynwood district and check out the world-famous Wynwood Walls – a growing outdoor art exhibit featuring large-scale works by some of the best-known street artists from around the globe. After that, head over to the Miami Design District for a well-deserved shopping spree.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Tampa?

Main departure station: 1401 North Marion St

Buses to Miami leave from 3 stations in Tampa.

All bus stations in Tampa:

  • 1401 North Marion St

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St

  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

Where does the bus arrive in Miami?

Main arrival station: Miami International Airport

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

All bus stations in Miami:

  • Miami International Airport

  • Miami Intermodal Ctr - 3801 NW 21 St

  • Bayside Market Place (In front of the Flags - NE 4th St)

  • Miami Intl Airport - Departure Level, Concourse H, Bus Stop 5-6

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