There are 3 ways to get from Tampa to Sanibel Island by bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus The Florida Express Bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. 303 / ...

$30 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 22 min

  1. 3749 / ...

$20 - $47

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. 132.3 miles

$13 - $19

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Sanibel Island, FL, USA?

The Florida Express Bus operates a bus from Tampa to Cape Coral twice daily. Tickets cost $29 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Bus from Tampa, FL - McDonalds to Fort Myers, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
Schedules at
Book at
Greyhound USA
+1 214-849-8100
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Ft Myers, Fl
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
$19 - $29
$30 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tampa and Sanibel Island is 171 km. The road distance is 212 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tampa to Sanibel Island is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Tampa to Sanibel Island is to drive which takes 2 h 16 min and costs $13 - $19.

No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to Sanibel Island. However, there are services departing from Tampa, FL - McDonalds and arriving at Cape Coral Parkway @ Vincennes Boulevard via Daniels Parkway @ Danport Boulevard and Bell Tower Shops @ Bell Tower Shops Avenue. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Tampa to Sanibel Island, including transfers.