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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Tampa to Miami. Traveling by bus from Tampa to Miami usually takes around 7 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Economy bus can make the trip in 5 hours,

Distance206 mi (331 km)
Shortest duration5h 0m
Cheapest price$23.99
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Tampa to Miami

(Based on 31 ratings and reviews)




January 23, 2024- Vacation

RedCoach Economy

Pros: I felt safety and with confort. Cons: to have wifi during whole trip We had only for a short time.



January 2, 2024- Solo travel

RedCoach Economy

Pros: Ver los paisajes y lugares que no conocía. Tips: Que es bueno y bonito viajar por aquí.



September 10, 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Be on time



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 would AMAZING! Just like how concert venues put a seating chart and will provide a warning if your view is obstructed. Tips: N/a.



March 20, 2022- Visiting friends

RedCoach Business

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

Tampa to Miami Route Map

Tampa Miami

How much is a bus ticket from Tampa to Miami?

Bus tickets for a trip from Tampa to Miami cost $35.20 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Tampa to Miami in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $33 to $49. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on February 28, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Miami this week, bus tickets are available starting at $33.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Tampa to Miami is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $38. If you're planning to take the bus from Tampa to Miami during March, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $44. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 26 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $18.95 on your bus ticket compared to booking 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 12 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 US127h 33m$43.33
Greyhound37h 43m$37.17
RedCoach Business15h 15m$45.58
RedCoach Economy15h 1m$30.08
  • 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 12 trips per day from Tampa to Miami, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 3 bus trips from Tampa to Miami every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 43 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Miami usually start from $24.

  • 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.
  • 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

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 27 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Miami at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

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

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Tampa to Miami every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 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 $30.00.

City Information


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.



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: Tampa Bus Station

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:

  • Tampa Bus Station

  • 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 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Miami:

  • Miami International Airport

  • 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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