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There are 7 ways to get from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa by bus, train, car or plane

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Megabus, bus  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the Megabus from Jacksonville to Orlando
  2. Take the bus from Orlando to Marion Transit Center Tampa

$27 - $48

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Orlando, Fl 1019 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3749 / ...

$36 - $85

Train  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Jacksonville Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station Silver Star

$48 - $125

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa 196.6 miles

$19 - $28

Fly Jacksonville to Tampa, bus, line 9 bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Fly from Jacksonville (JAX) to Tampa (TPA) JAX - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
  3. Take the line 9 bus from Marion Transit Center to 30th St @ 97th Av

$90 - $318

Bus to Tallahassee, fly to Tampa  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
  2. Fly from Tallahassee (TLH) to Tampa (TPA) TLH - TPA

$161 - $521

Fly Jacksonville to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus  •  9h 51m

  1. Fly from Jacksonville (JAX) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) JAX - SRQ
  2. Take the bus from Bradenton, FL - McDonalds to Tampa, FL - McDonalds

$220 - $1,019

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The cheapest way to get from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa. However, there are services departing from Jacksonville and arriving at 30th St @ 97th Av via Orlando and Marion Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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The distance between Jacksonville and Busch Gardens Tampa is 166 miles. The road distance is 196.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa without a car is to Megabus and bus which takes 6h 58m and costs $27 - $50.

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It takes approximately 6h 58m to get from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa, including transfers.

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Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Jacksonville, Fl station.

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The best way to get from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa is to Megabus and bus which takes 6h 58m and costs $27 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 7h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Jacksonville Airport to Tampa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tampa, Fl station.

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Map of how to get from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa.
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  • Distance: 166.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 58m

What companies run services between Jacksonville, FL, USA and Busch Gardens Tampa, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa via Orlando, Marion Transit Center, and 30th St @ 97th Av in around 6h 58m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5h 24m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Jacksonville to Tampa via Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $480
Flights from Jacksonville to Tampa via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $480
Flights from Jacksonville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Jacksonville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Jacksonville to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Jacksonville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tallahassee to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Jacksonville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Jacksonville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Jacksonville to Tampa via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Jacksonville to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Tallahassee to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Jacksonville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Boston
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Tallahassee to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Jacksonville to Tampa via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Jacksonville Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Jacksonville to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Orlando to Marion Transit Center Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
megabus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Bus from Marion Transit Center to 30th St @ 97th Av
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
HART
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Marion Transit Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Bradenton, FL - McDonalds to Tampa, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
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Yes, the driving distance between Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Jacksonville to Busch Gardens Tampa.

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Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Jacksonville Airport to Tampa Airport.

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There are 261+ hotels available in Busch Gardens Tampa. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Jacksonville to Jacksonville Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 49m and costs $1 - $2.

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