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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Tampa to Orlando. Traveling by bus from Tampa to Orlando usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$4.99
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

sarah

March 21, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Tampa was great despite the chilly weather! Love the city life, restaurants and how upbeat the main downtown area was. Cons: The wifi access on the bus was only for entertainment purposes. I was hoping to get some work done on my 2 hour trip to Tampa. I didnt min...

Pros: Tampa was great despite the chilly weather! Love the city life, restaurants and how upbeat the main downtown area was. Cons: The wifi access on the bus was only for entertainment purposes. I was hoping to get some work done on my 2 hour trip to Tampa. I didnt mind the 2 hours but I was hoping to be productive within that time. Tips: Arrive early enough to grab to pack away your luggage and grab a seat.

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5.0

Alexis

January 25, 2020- Business

RedCoach Express

Pros: How fast I arrived to my destination. No stops in between. Cons: More signage to where we are supposed to be at. Tips: Arrive a bit early.

Pros: How fast I arrived to my destination. No stops in between. Cons: More signage to where we are supposed to be at. Tips: Arrive a bit early.

5.0

Gabriella

January 20, 2020- Visiting family

RedCoach Express

Pleasant trip.

Pleasant trip.

5.0

Omar

January 6, 2020- Vacation

RedCoach Business

Pros: Good price and service. Tips: Right choice.

Pros: Good price and service. Tips: Right choice.

4.0

Manal

November 23, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Very nice bus driver. The ticket agent could have been more polite. Cons: The smell of the bus and the spacing of seats. The wifi did not work.

Pros: Very nice bus driver. The ticket agent could have been more polite. Cons: The smell of the bus and the spacing of seats. The wifi did not work.

How much is a bus ticket from Tampa to Orlando?

$5.63 is the average price of a bus ticket from Tampa to Orlando. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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

$15$10$5OctNov

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Tampa to Orlando is expected to range from $7 to $11. If you are looking to travel to Orlando within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $7. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $7 and can be found on October 29, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Tampa to Orlando by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $12 whenever you decide to travel.

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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $8.55 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Tampa to Orlando?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Tampa to Orlando. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US41h 29m$6.21
Greyhound32h 2m$14.55
  • 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 3 bus trips from Tampa to Orlando every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 2 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Orlando usually start from $11.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Tampa to Orlando 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 one hour and 42 minutes to cover the 77 miles from Tampa to Orlando. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Orlando 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tampa?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tampa to Orlando, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Tampa to Orlando every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Florida to Florida without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Tampa to Orlando; ticket prices start at $11.00.

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.

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Tampa?

Departure stations

Tampa has two bus stations with service to Orlando.

Bus stations in Tampa:

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St

Where does the bus arrive in Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Bus Terminal (555 N John Young Pkwy) - ORLGLI-0

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Arrival stations

The Bus Terminal at 555 N John Young Pkwy is the primary Greyhound bus station in Orlando, where travelers can catch a bus to other destinations throughout Florida and beyond. The station is located under 3 miles from downtown Orlando and the nearest SunRail station. There is also a Lynx public bus stop which conveniently drops people off right at the Greyhound Bus Terminal. Open 24 hours a day, the bus station provides vending machines if you need a quick bite, and there are also several fast food options within a short walk to fuel up before your trip.

Bus stations in Orlando:

  • 4953 International Drive

  • Orlando International Airport

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