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There are 6 ways to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 30 bus, bus, line 01 bus, line 99 bus  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the line 30 bus from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office to Marion Transit Center 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tampa to Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center
  3. Take the line 01 bus from Cattlemen Transit Station to N Lemon Ave @ 2Nd St 01 / ...
  4. Take the line 99 bus from N Lemon Ave @ 2Nd St to 13Th St W @ 6Th Ave W 99

Cheapest option

Bus, line 99 bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Tampa to Sarasota "Greyhound"
  2. Take the line 99 bus from N Lemon Ave @ 2Nd St to 13Th St W @ 6Th Ave W 99

4 alternative options

Bus, line 99 bus via Fruitville Rd @ Paramount Dr  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Tampa to Sarasota Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the line 99 bus from 1St St/N Lemon Ave to Downtown Station 99

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Bradenton 44.3 miles

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Bradenton 44.3 miles

Towncar  •  49 min

  1. Take a town car from Tampa Airport to Bradenton 44.3 miles

Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island by bus

The bus journey time between Tampa Airport (TPA) and Anna Maria Island is around 5h 28m and covers a distance of around 88 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 33m. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 15m. Operated by Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, FlixBus-us and Sarasota County Area Transit, the Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island bus service departs from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office and arrives in 13Th St W @ 6Th Ave W. Typically 15 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
2h 55m
Layover time:
2h 33m
Total time:
5h 28m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
3h 15m
Bus distance:
88 miles
Buses per week:
15
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:31
Last bus departs at:
13:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 49 min.

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The fastest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $120 - $150 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island. However, there are services departing from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office and arriving at 13Th St W @ 6Th Ave W via Tampa, Cattlemen Transit Station and N Lemon Ave @ 2Nd St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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The distance between Tampa Airport (TPA) and Anna Maria Island is 34 miles. The road distance is 44.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island without a car is to line 30 bus and bus and line 01 bus and line 99 bus which takes 5h 2m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island, including transfers.

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Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island bus services, operated by Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, depart from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office station.

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Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island bus services, operated by Sarasota County Area Transit, arrive at 13Th St W @ 6Th Ave W station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island is 44 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island.

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Map of how to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Anna Maria Island.
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  • Distance: 34.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Tampa Airport (TPA), USA and Anna Maria Island, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Bradenton via Marion Transit Center, Tampa, Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center, Cattlemen Transit Station, and N Lemon Ave @ 2Nd St in around 5h 2m.

Bus operators
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tampa to Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Sarasota County Area Transit
Website
scgov.net
Bus from Cattlemen Transit Station to N Lemon Ave @ 2Nd St
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
scgov.net
Bus from N Lemon Ave @ 2Nd St to 13Th St W @ 6Th Ave W
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
scgov.net
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 Tampa to Sarasota
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
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
Bus from Tampa to Sarasota Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Manatee County Area Transit
Phone
(941) 749-7116
Email
mcat@mymanatee.org
Website
mymanatee.org
Bus from 1St St/N Lemon Ave to Downtown Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $2
Schedules at
mymanatee.org
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from Tampa Airport to Bradenton
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Private
$120 - $180
Taxi from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Bradenton
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 813-253-0121
Website
yellowcaboftampa.com
Cab Plus
Phone
+1 813-288-8888

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