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Journey Information

Tampa to Miami bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$24.00
Shortest Duration4h 55m
Trips per day4
Bus lines4

Tampa to Miami Route Map

Tampa Miami

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Tampa to Miami?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $24.00 was the low point for bus fares from Tampa to Miami. Buses from Miami to Tampa are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $24.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $26.79 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 206 miles (331 kilometers) from Tampa, FL to Miami, FL. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Miami. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Miami, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tampa?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. 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 4 scheduled buses that travel from Tampa to Miami every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 $24.00.

What bus companies travel from Tampa to Miami?

There are 4 bus lines from Tampa, Florida to Miami, Florida. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Greyhound49h 59m$40.51
OurBus15h 20m$24.00
RedCoach Business15h 3m$43.52
RedCoach Economy15h 20m$54.02

Where does the bus leave from in Tampa?

Buses to Miami leave from multiple locations in Tampa, Florida. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St
  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive
  • Nebraska Ave & Twiggs St

Where does the bus arrive in Miami?

Buses arrive in Miami at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Miami, Florida:

  • Miami Intermodal Ctr - 3801 NW 21 St
  • Miami International Airport
  • Miami Intl Airport - Departure Level, Concourse H, Bus Stop 5-6
  • Near 401 Biscayne Blvd

Price trends for buses from Tampa to Miami

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20NovDec

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Tampa, FL to Miami, FL
4.7
Based on 22 ratings and reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.6
Value
3.8
Condition
4.0
Juan Manuel
5.0
December 22, 2019Solo travel
Pros
was on time.was on time.
Cons
in the window of my seat there was a gum stuckin the window of my seat there was a gum stuck
Fabian
5.0
December 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The Chauffeur was great.The Chauffeur was great.
Jacob
5.0
November 17, 2019Solo travel
Pros
My wifeMy wife
Cons
Faster time Faster time
Tips
Get headphones Get headphones
Salaro
5.0
October 24, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
L'autista molto gentile e disponibile. ..dovreste però mettergli un aiutante per caricare le valigie che sono tante ed enormi. . Grazie e buon lavoro L'autista molto gentile e disponibile. ..dovreste però mettergli un aiutante per caricare le valigie che sono tante ed enormi. . Grazie e buon lavoro
Cons
Come sopra Come sopra
Tips
Non portate troppe valigie..almeno avvisate. Non portate troppe valigie..almeno avvisate.
Lunide
1.0
June 26, 2019Business
Pros
I liked that I did not have to drive.I liked that I did not have to drive.
Cons
To ensure that bus comes on time.To ensure that bus comes on time.
Tips
Yes. Go with another company.Yes. Go with another company.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with RedCoach Business report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 20 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.2
Value
3.8
Condition
4.4
Aiyaan
5.0
March 4, 2020Vacation
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 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.The bathroom did not have a lock, and it was very dirty.
Tips
have good music and food with you at all timeshave good music and food with you at all times
Alexandra
5.0
January 8, 2020Solo travel
Pros
I'm never ever I'm going to travel in a line other than a Red coach.. is the best,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 understandToo colddddddd the bus, but I understand
Tips
Bring a good sweater =)Bring a good sweater =)
Saralane
4.0
July 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very punctual!Very punctual!
Cons
The wifi didn’t work, which is very important on a long bus rideThe wifi didn’t work, which is very important on a long bus ride
Tips
Download things because wifi might not work. Bring a blanket, it may get chillyDownload things because wifi might not work. Bring a blanket, it may get chilly
Julio
3.0
May 31, 2019Vacation
Pros
ChoferChofer
Cons
There was no wifi , neither electricity for charging phones There was no wifi , neither electricity for charging phones

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
5.0
Value
4.8
Condition
4.8
Lismar
5.0
February 15, 2020Couples trip
Tips
Select ourbusSelect ourbus
Adison
5.0
December 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
I could nap and feel safe.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. 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! Go! Have fun! Relax! Enjoy!
Caroline
5.0
November 27, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was very close to being exactly on time.It was very close to being exactly on time.
Cons
The WiFi didn’t work well at some points.The WiFi didn’t work well at some points.

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