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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Tampa to Miami. Traveling by bus from Tampa to Miami usually takes around 7 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance206 mi (331 km)
Shortest duration4h 55m
Cheapest price$19.99
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 23 ratings and reviews)

4.7

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

OurBus

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5.0

Alexandra

January 8, 2020- Solo travel

RedCoach Business

Pros: I'm never ever I'm going to travel in a line other than a Red coach.. is the best,. Cons: Too colddddddd the bus, but I understand. Tips: Bring a good sweater =).

Pros: I'm never ever I'm going to travel in a line other than a Red coach.. is the best,. Cons: Too colddddddd the bus, but I understand. Tips: Bring a good sweater =).

5.0

Adison

December 23, 2019- Vacation

OurBus

Pros: I could nap and feel safe. Cons: The pick up site in Tampa was a little scary at 6am as it was still dark out and we didn't realize there was a place to park. We thought there would be a building of some kind not just a regular corner bus stop. Tips: Go! Have f...

Pros: I could nap and feel safe. Cons: The pick up site in Tampa was a little scary at 6am as it was still dark out and we didn't realize there was a place to park. We thought there would be a building of some kind not just a regular corner bus stop. Tips: Go! Have fun! Relax! Enjoy!

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5.0

Juan Manuel

December 22, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: was on time. Cons: in the window of my seat there was a gum stuck.

Pros: was on time. Cons: in the window of my seat there was a gum stuck.

Tampa to Miami Route Map

Tampa Miami

How much is a bus ticket from Tampa to Miami?

$21.21 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 $25 to $31. If you are looking to travel to Miami within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $25 and can be found on October 23, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $29 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to Miami in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $36 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 $18.44 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Tampa to Miami?

There are 3 bus lines from Tampa to Miami. With 5 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 US56h 5m$22.55
Greyhound49h 40m$35.88
RedCoach Business14h 55m$51.83
  • 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 9 hours and 40 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Miami usually start from $33.

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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.

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 long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 206 miles from Tampa to Miami. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Tampa to Miami for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tampa?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am 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 9 scheduled buses that travel from Tampa to Miami 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 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?

Departure stations

Buses to Miami leave from 3 stations in Tampa.

Bus stations in Tampa:

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St

  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

Where does the bus arrive in Miami?

Miami, FL - Miami Intermodal Ctr (3801 NW 21 St) - MIAMEG3-0

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Arrival stations

The Miami Intermodal Center is the largest ground transportation hub in Miami. It serves as the city’s main Greyhound bus station, as well as a key stop for the metro area’s commuter rail service (Tri-Rail) and Miami’s transit lines (Metrorail and Metrobus). Located right next to the Miami International Airport, the station offers easy airport transfers via the MIA Mover rail service which makes it very convenient for travelers flying in and out of Miami to use ground transportation to get around town. In addition, the Miami Intermodal Center boasts a multi-level rental car facility where you can rent a vehicle from various companies.

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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