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Tampa Your Guide To Charter Bus Rental

You’re taking a group on a fun outing. You want to go somewhere that’s warm, but not oppressively hot, a place where you can experience it all—arts and culture, entertainment, great food, amazing shopping, and a little time at the beach. Make Tampa your destination. You’ll have some of the best and freshest seafood you’ll find anywhere in the country, and you’ll find endless attractions to entertain and fascinate you.

If you’re headed to Tampa, though, you’re ready to relax. Don’t turn your trip into a lot of work by trying to handle the ground transportation on your own. Travel like a pro, on a charter bus rental from BusRental.com. We’ll worry about traffic, pay attention to the clock and handle all the other details, while you have a real vacation in Tampa.

Answers to Your Questions about Charter Bus Travel

Here are answers to the common questions customers ask us about BusRental.com charter bus rentals:

BusRental.com brings more than three decades of knowledge and experience to groups, group leaders, businesses and business owners across the country seeking effective ground transportation solutions, providing luxury coaches for all types of events, including business meetings, family celebrations, school trips and public gatherings

The process is simple and straightforward. You can go to our state-of-the-art online cost calculator, explore your options and get a free estimate of the potential costs. You can also by call us at 1-866-569-2012 work directly to one of our experienced customer service professionals.

We recommend that you start the process as early as possible, as you’ll typically have more options. We are known, however, throughout the industry for our ability to put together entire outings with little notice.

That will depend on a number of factors. How many people will be going with you? How long do you plan to be on the road? What time of year and what days of the week do you want to travel? What type of bus do you want? Will you need any special features on the bus? For a free quote, visit our online cost calculator.

At BusRental.com, we understand from experience how important the right bus can be in determining the success of a trip. If you’re visiting Tampa with a big group, we recommend a full-sized charter bus, with accommodations for up to 57 passengers. For a smaller group, the minibus is a great fit. It comes in a number of styles and offers seating for 24 to 35 people. All of the charter buses we provide come with ample storage space.

Yes. At BusRental.com, we have longstanding relationships with charter bus vendors in rural and urban communities nationwide. In most instances, we can arrange to pick you up and drop you off at a location that’s convenient for your and your group.

We allow the consumption of beer, wine and liquor on our charter bus rentals, provided you have requested and been granted permission before you embark on your trip. You must, however, comply with the local liquor laws in any city or state where you travel. Your driver will also have the right to terminate alcohol consumption at any time for any reason.

Yes. We will only enter into a bus rental agreement with persons 21 years of age and older. If you want to book a trip for your high school or college, you must have a legal adult sign the contract.

Trust Your Charter Bus Rental Needs to BusRental.com

At BusRental.com, we built our business by always focusing on the needs of our customers. When you book with us:

Price Match

You’ll be guaranteed the best price

Because of our extensive relationships with thousand of charter bus service providers, as well as our experience and knowledge of local markets, we will meet or beat any price from a DOT-compliant competitor

Last Minute

Flexibility you won’t get anywhere else

Because of our longstanding relationships in the industry and the knowledge and expertise we have developed over more than three decades, we can make last minute or real-time changes or book an entire trip with short notice.


You’ll know that you’re safe

We place a premium on your safety, booking only with vendors who have no major safety violations. We also require that our service providers strictly comply with vehicle maintenance and driving time regulations.

Customer Service

You’ll have the gold standard for customer service

We’ll provide you with your own project management team, a single point of contact, full dispatch 24/7, world-class logistical support and access to our online Trip Management Portal

Come to Tampa for One of These Signature Events

There’s always something fun happening Tampa. Book your outing to enjoy

Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Visit Tampa in January and get your “aaaargh” on, as the city celebrates the legacy of mythical plunderer Jose Gaspar. There are multiple parades, with many participants in full pirate regalia. The festivities include a film festival.

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival

This 8-day festival in January celebrates the black culture, history and heritage in Tampa, with artists, musicians, poets and lots of amazing food booths.

The Florida State Fair

Spanning 11 days in February, this annual tribute to agriculture and the fine arts includes a carnival area, a wide array of unusual food offerings (including chocolate-covered bacon) and many hands-on and educational programs

Tampa Pride

One of the largest pride celebrations in the country, Tampa’s celebration of the LGBTQ culture includes a colorful parade, street parties, and a highly contested drag competition. It’s held in the early spring every year.

Tampa Bay Women’s Expo

More than 200 vendors converge on the state fairgrounds in September for exhibits, workshops and seminars on issues related exclusively to women, including nutrition, health, fitness and beauty

The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

Come to Curtis Hixon Park in February, where you’ll be able to choose from more than 60 craft beers and 40 bourbons, and get more than your fill of mouth-watering, fresh-off-the-smoker BBQ. Of course, there’s plenty of live music, too.

The International Cuban Sandwich Festival

Cuban chefs from around the world vie for the coveted “Best Cuban Sandwich in the World” at this September event. Participants try every year to build the largest Cuban sandwich on record—a recent one was 225 feet long!


This September affair, while nominally paying tribute to a lizard, spans four city blocks, with two stages of live music, eclectic food vendors, street performers, and arts and crafts from local artisans.

Things You Can Only Do in Tampa

On a charter bus from BusRental.com, you can take in the great attractions in Tampa:

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Part theme park and part nature preserve, Busch Gardens takes you across the Dark Continent, from Morocco to Nairobi, Egypt and the Congo. Owned by SeaWorld, the park also has some of the country’s top roller coasters.

The Florida Aquarium

With more than 250,000 square feet of surface water, the tank here houses more than 7,000 species of flora and fauna from around the globe. The main exhibit lets you follow a drop of water from a freshwater spring into the Gulf of Mexico.

Tampa Museum of Modern Art

This award-winning museum features extensive displays of modern and contemporary art, as well as works from ancient Rome, ancient Greece and the Etruscan area in Italy.

The Museum of Science and Industry

This hidden gem offers a wide array of exhibits, including dinosaurs, a planetarium, live videos from NASA, local rocks and fossils, and the largest collection of butterflies native to West Central Florida

The Henry B. Plant Museum

This one-of-a-kind museum pays homage to life in the Gilded Age in Tampa. Housed in what was originally the 511-room Tampa Bay Hotel, the museum includes exhibits chronicling the use of the hotel during the Spanish-American War.

Big Cat Rescue

See some of the world’s largest felines, including lions, tigers, ocelots, jaguars, leopards, cougars, caracals, servals and lynx, at this hospital and sanctuary for exotic cats. Visitors can go on private tours, night tours or feeding tours.

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

The FMoPA has extensive collections of prints and photographic equipment, including works by Dorothea Lange, as well as many images from Woodstock and the 1960s/1970s counterculture.

The American Victory Ship and Museum

Come aboard the SS American Victory, which saw service in the Pacific from the waning days of WWII through the height of the Vietnam War. The museum includes a propeller from a German submarine, sunk in 1942.

Take a Charter Bus on Any Outing to Tampa

It’s dependable, safe, comfortable, convenient, affordable and adaptable…choose a charter bus for any Tampa trip:

Yes. You’ll be more productive when you travel together. You can have meetings on the bus, and you can more effectively plan events, as everyone will arrive at the same time.

Only if you really want to have fun! On a charter bus, you’ll hang out with fellow fans at a party that starts the minute you board the coach. You’ll have your own designated driver, too!

A charter bus alleviates two of your major concerns when traveling with students—safety and accountability. You’ll know where your young people are at all times, and you’ll keep them off the roads.

Absolutely. On a charter bus, you’ll ride to and from the event with likeminded people—you may make some new friends. You’ll also do away with concerns about parking or finding the venue.

Explore the Cool Neighborhoods in Tampa

On a charter bus, it’s easy to experience the cultural diversity throughout Tampa:

Ybor City

Known throughout the Southeastern United States for its great Cuban restaurants, this neighborhood, in the heart of the city’s Latin Quarter also has popular museums and a great nightlife.


A haven for foodies, Dunedin features a wide range of fine dining locations. It’s a short drive west of the city, but well worth it, particularly if you crave fresh seafood.


To experience Tampa like a local, head along the Bay to this quirky little neighborhood (home to the annual GeckoFest), where you’ll find laid-back watering holes, authentic Florida seafood restaurants and even a farmer’s market

Hyde Park

Everything here is upscale, from the five-star restaurants to the boutiques. There’s even a luxury movie theater. You can also enjoy a stroll along the waterfront on the five-mile sidewalk trail that traverses the neighborhood.

Schedule Your Tampa Charter Bus Excursion Today

Taking a group to Tampa? Get ready for fun in the sun, fabulous food, a vibrant arts and cultural community, and eclectic shopping opportunities. Make the trip easy on everyone, including yourself, by turning to the professionals at BusRental.com for all your ground transportation needs.

To get a free quote on the cost of a charter bus rental to Tampa, go to our convenient online cost calculator. We’ll get an estimate to you in minutes. To learn more about charter bus rentals, or to get answers to any questions about our services, call 1-866-569-2012 and speak with one of our experienced and friendly travel consultants.
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