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Houston to Tampa bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$117.00
Shortest Duration20h 20m
Trips per day7
bus carriers3
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Houston to Tampa

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Houston to Tampa is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Houston to Tampa were $123.33. By booking 26 days out, tickets are on average $85.84 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Houston to Tampa?

The distance between Houston and Tampa is approximately 791.35 miles, or 1273.23 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 22 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 19.8 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Houston to Tampa?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Houston to Tampa by bus is usually on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

El Expreso Bus from Houston to Tampa has the most daily schedules

On average there are 7 scheduled bus trips per day. El Expreso Bus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Houston to Tampa, with an average of 5 trips per day and 59 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Houston to Tampa. Of the 7 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Houston to Tampa starts at $282.00.

3 carriers offer Houston to Tampa bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Houston to Tampa from $117.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Houston to Tampa and you can expect on average to pay $187.92 for a Greyhound ticket to Tampa. In Houston, Greyhound departs to Tampa from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St, In Tampa, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St,

An average trip on Greyhound from Houston to Tampa takes 23 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Tampa in 20 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $216.17 for a weekend trip to Tampa.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
23h 19m
Avg. Price
$187.92

El Expreso Bus

Book El Expreso Bus from Houston to Tampa from $165.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by El Expreso Bus from Houston to Tampa and you can expect on average to pay $170.37 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to Tampa. In Houston, El Expreso Bus departs to Tampa from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St and 3 other stations. In Tampa, El Expreso Bus arrives at 4215 B N Armenia Ave,

An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Houston to Tampa takes 22 hours and 17 minutes, while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to Tampa in 20 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $168.95 for a weekend trip to Tampa.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
22h 17m
Avg. Price
$170.37

Tornado Bus

Book Tornado Bus from Houston to Tampa from $165.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Houston to Tampa and you can expect on average to pay $167.54 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Tampa. In Houston, Tornado Bus departs to Tampa from 6590 Southwest Hwy and one other station. In Tampa, Tornado Bus arrives at 4215 B N Armenia Ave,

An average trip on Tornado Bus from Houston to Tampa takes 23 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Tampa in 20 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $166.11 for a weekend trip to Tampa.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
23h 30m
Avg. Price
$167.54

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 5 stations that have bus departures from Houston. Most bus trips to Tampa will depart from:
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport
Bus trips arrive in Tampa at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Tampa for trips arriving from Houston:
  • 4215 B N Armenia Ave
  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St