Bus Miami - Tampa: Trip Overview
Miami - Tampa Reviews
User reviews from travelers who booked a trip from Miami to Tampa
Ratings and Reviews (3)
Too many hours. The bus was supposed to arrive in Tampa at 5:30 and we got there almost 8:00pm.
The staff talked to the costumers like they're trash. They have no respect for the costumers.
About This Route
Getting From Miami to Tampa With Busbud
Most of the time, it’s far easier to go by road when traveling within the same state. With Busbud, you can save money while riding, and you don’t even have to watch the road.
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Where do I find the bus in Miami?
You’ll pick up the Florida Red Line, Red Coach, or Greyhound bus at the Miami Greyhound Bus Station at Miami Airport Central Station, Miami Airport Terminal H, Miami Airport Regency Hotel, or Miami Cruise Port or outside the Bayside Guess Store. Be sure you’re near the terminals at least 20 minutes before boarding time.
There are several departure times throughout the day, including 7:15 a.m., 7:40 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:10 p.m., 1 p.m., and 10:50 p.m. Some trips are briefer than others, depending on the route.
Where do passengers change buses?
Depending on the trip, passengers could transfer in Orlando, make short stops, or make no stops at all.
What is there to do at each stop?
Most of the time, passengers won’t have enough time to spare between stops for them to do anything other than stretch their legs. If you do stop in Orlando, however, you’ll have enough time to stretch your legs and grab some food. Travelers can stop at the nearby Caribbean Sunshine Bakery or even take a walk to McDonald’s across Highway 50/West Colonial Drive.
Where does the bus drop me off in Tampa?
Passengers will be taken to the Tampa 13th Avenue Bus Stop (McDonald’s), the Tampa USF Bus Stop, or the Tampa Greyhound Bus Station on Polk Street close to the Tampa Theatre. Nearby are several hotels, restaurants, and bars, including Bizou Brasserie and the Hub Bar. Passengers will have quick access to taxis to get to their hotel in town.
How long will the trip take?
Overall, the trip should take about eight hours or less. Passengers on the Red Coach will travel nonstop in business class.
How much will a round-trip ticket cost me?
Tickets start at $35 for economy class or $85 for the Red Coach business class line.
What amenities does the bus offer?
Passengers will have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, and a lavatory. Depending on the type of ticket or class purchased, some buses have televisions and extra legroom.
What else is good to know?
You’ll typically need to print your tickets, which will be emailed to you, before arriving at the station. If you do not have your tickets at the station, you may be prevented from boarding.
Tickets might be refundable up to a certain time. However, exchanging a ticket could incur a fee of $25 in some circumstances.
Check your bus’s baggage allowance prior to boarding the bus. Also, note that neither food nor attendants other than the driver are available for this route.
These useful tips were provided by Samantha Bilkey of samanthaenroute.com
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Miami and Tampa!
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Miami to Tampa, riding the bus will expose you to some of most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Miami to Tampa that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Miami to Tampa, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
Did you know?
Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!
9.2% of ground transporation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.
Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!