The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Tampa is approximately 190.72 miles, or 306.86 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 6 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Looking for ways to pass the time? Most bus 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.