Traveling to Tampa soon, and looking for a charter bus rental? National Charter Bus is your hookup for the best charter bus rentals in Tampa and the surrounding area. Whether you’re heading to Tampa for a field trip, sports tournament, business event, or wedding, we’ll be there to keep your itinerary running on schedule. Get in touch with one of our 24/7 charter bus rental experts by calling (813) 328-8085 for a free, no-obligation quote today!
Why rent a charter bus for your group trip to Tampa? There are tons of reasons a charter bus beats traditional transportation when traveling with a group. Traditional rideshares like Uber or Lyft add up in cost quickly, are not as easy to coordinate for arrival and departure times, and can’t be customized to your group’s unique needs the way a charter bus can. Plus, those costs add up!
Meanwhile, when you book with National Charter Bus, you have much more control over your group’s transportation. You have your choice of the right charter bus or minibus for your group’s trip through our extensive network of buses, and we offer clear, up-front pricing with no hidden fees to trip you up at the last second. Choose from 18-passenger minibuses to 56-passenger charter buses for both smaller and larger groups, for any occasion. Your charter bus driver is professional and experienced, and ready to get behind the wheel and do the driving while you and your group relax!
A charter bus rental is a great option for your group’s upcoming trip to Tampa, and we at National Charter Bus can’t wait to set you up with the perfect bus! Give one of our rental experts a call at (813) 328-8085 today so we can get the ball rolling and answer any questions you may have.
Tampa serves as the headquarters for several major companies like Raymond James Financial, Bloomin’ Brands (the parent company of Outback Steakhouse and other restaurant chains), Primo Water, and more. Its growing business scene has made way for modern office buildings and shared coworking spaces like WeWork and SOAR. Tampa is also home to the Tampa Convention Center, a waterfront space that hosts an average of 300 events per year.
With the evolving business scene in Tampa, many companies find a need for corporate charter bus rentals. A charter bus rental tailored to your group’s size and specific needs can be beneficial to shuttle your employees and/or clients to and from meeting spaces, or even to shuttle your employees to and from work.
The shared transportation is a great opportunity to foster closer relationships between your staff and ensure your employees arrive on time and in good spirits. Plus, you can opt for onboard WiFi in your charter bus rental to ensure employees can still check emails, go over notes, and prepare for their day if they choose.
If there’s one reason to go to Tampa, it’s for the sports. Tampa’s many sports teams and stadiums can eek enthusiasm out of even the most reluctant sports watcher. Tampa is home to Amalie Arena, the home stadium of the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Team; Raymond James Stadium, home to the NFL team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, often referred to as “The Bucs;” and the University of South Florida Bulls. And baseball fans will be happy to see the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
When it’s time for game day, a charter bus rental with National Charter Bus can help your experience be a home run. If you are a sports team looking for a team charter bus rental, we’ve got your ride covered. Enjoy riding to your next tournament, practice, or after-game celebration in a cool, comfortable charter bus. We can hook you up with an 18-25 passenger minibus for smaller teams, or 56-passenger charter buses for larger groups.
If you aren’t a team, and are just attending a sports game in Tampa as a private group, we are happy to accommodate you, as well! Just give us a call at (813) 328-8085 to hear all your options.
Planning to celebrate your big day in Tampa? Tampa has plenty of beautiful wedding venues, such as The Vault, Davis Islands Garden Club, or The Tampa Club. As an added bonus, Tampa has a vibrant nightlife scene for bachelor and bachelorette parties, including clubs, late-night restaurants, bars, and live music venues.
A Tampa wedding charter bus rental can be beneficial to you and your guests for every step of the wedding planning process. When you are ready to have a pre-wedding party with your groomsmen or bridesmaids, consider renting an 18 to 25-passenger minibus designed for smaller groups. With a charter bus rental, you will have an automatic designated driver and can enjoy the local bars safely. Plus, you won’t have to worry about coordinating rideshares and finding parking in the hectic downtown area late at night. And when the big day comes around, a 56-passenger charter bus rental can safely transport your guests to and from the hotel to the wedding venue.
Enjoy your big day with less stress, and let National Charter Bus handle the logistics.
The award-winning University of Tampa attracts thousands of potential students every year for tours. If you are a teacher looking to take your senior class on a tour, or a parent looking to take your kids and a group of their friends to visit, a charter bus rental can benefit your group. Take in the University and its surrounding restaurants and attractions in a comfortable charter bus for a memorable college tour.
Tampa also has several great locations to take students on field trips. The Florida Aquarium and ZooTampa at Lowry Park are very group-friendly, and are both ranked on several lists of the best aquariums and zoos in the country. With a charter bus rental for your student group, students can enjoy reading up about the different animals they are going to see with complimentary WiFi on their phones, and stay relaxed in reclining seats with extra legroom. Depending on your class size, you can choose from an 18-passenger minibus or one (or several) of the 56-passenger charter buses.
Whether you are looking for transportation for your family vacation to Busch Gardens or needing a charter bus rental for your religious group, National Charter Bus has you covered. We can provide a charter bus rental for your group trip to West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, and even Miami beach! The buses we charter are modern and comfortable, can seat almost any group size, and are ADA-compliant if needed. Ditch the rideshares and hassle of finding parking for numerous different cars, and let your experienced charter bus driver do all the work while you have all the fun.
Just give one of our rental experts a call any time at (813) 328-8085 with your trip details and they can provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.
1. What are the largest annual events in Tampa?
One of the largest annual events in Tampa is the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, a series of parades and events that the entire city plays a part in. The festival draws in around 300,000 people a year to its main parade, which is the third largest in the country, and around 1,000,000 attend at least one Gasparilla event a year. You can also attend Busch Gardens for the Food & Wine Festival every weekend beginning in the middle of March. Avoid the crowds and hassle of finding parking for these huge events by renting a charter bus to pick your group up and drop you all off.
2. What’s the weather like in Tampa?
Like the rest of Florida, the summers in Tampa are long, hot, and wet, often cloudy and full of sporadic rain and thunderstorms. The winter months are short, cool, windy, and partly cloudy. Tampa’s warmest month is August, with average temperatures around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and its coolest month is January, where the average daytime temperature is 71 degrees Fahrenheit and dips to about 53 degrees Fahrenheit at night. The buses we charter at National Charter Bus are climate controlled with A/C, which can help you and your group beat the Tampa heat.
3. What are the largest convention centers and meeting venues in Tampa?
The Tampa Convention Center has a ballroom capable of hosting over 2,000 guests, plus 36 meeting rooms that can be adjusted to accommodate various smaller groups. The beautiful Saddlebrook Resort Conference Center, which is right outside of Tampa in Wesley Chapel, has 24 private meeting rooms, 15 outdoor venues with capacities ranging from 10 to more than 2,000 guests, and a ballroom that can seat 1,400 people. A company called Industrious also hosts smaller meeting spaces in modern settings at four different locations in Tampa.
4. What is the traffic like in Tampa?
A traffic measuring tool called TomTom compares and ranks traffic in major cities across the world. Cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco rank higher on the list, at 59 and 102 in World Rank. Tampa is ranked 201 on the list, making it a moderately congested city. The worst time to travel, when Tampa is most congested, is on Fridays from 4 to 5 PM. But while rush hour can be frustrating, it’s a lot easier to handle when someone else is doing the driving! Let your charter bus driver handle the traffic while you relax and recline in your charter bus rental.
5. What are the public transportation options in Tampa?
The Tampa Downtown Partnership has made efforts to provide more public transportation options in Tampa. HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority) provides express bus service, bus rapid transit (MetroRapid), and manages the TECO Line Streetcar system. Depending on the bus you are taking, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1 to $3 for a one-way ride.
These buses go most places in Tampa, but it’s best to check their map before committing to public transit as your main mode of transportation for your trip. Remember, if you rent a charter bus, you can map out your itinerary yourself and make sure your bus goes everywhere you need it to. You also have access to amenities you may not have had otherwise, depending on which charter bus you choose, such as DVD players, reclining seats, outlets for charging your phones, or even an on-board restroom.
We look forward to helping you with group transportation arrangements for your trip! If you are still finalizing your charter bus rental’s itinerary and looking for fun things to do with a group in Tampa, we are happy to provide some recommendations for you! Below, check out our list of the top 10 places to visit in Tampa. Safe travels!
Ybor City has something for everyone. It’s very LGBTQIA+ friendly, with many inclusive nightclubs and restaurants, and also has the Ybor City State Museum, where you can learn about Ybor’s rich history in the cigar industry. Ybor also offers some of the best Cuban and Latin American food in Florida, and has a mall and cinema to explore.
Address: 1600 East 8th Ave. Ste.B104, Tampa, FL 33605
This 24-hour casino/hotel venue features a 190,000+ square foot casino area with Vegas-style slot machines and over 110 tables. But there’s more than gambling and slots to enjoy here. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino also offers a pool and fitness center to those staying in the hotel, rock memorabilia on display, and tons of restaurants and stores for shopping. Best of all, the hotel is just a quick 20 minutes away by charter bus to most of Tampa’s major attractions. It’s also only about an hour and half away from Orlando, so your group can take a day trip in your comfortable charter bus rental to Orlando while visiting Tampa.
Address: 5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: (866) 388-4263
The Tampa Museum of Art has a design that is as beautiful and unique as the treasures it holds. It’s designed to resemble a jewelry box on a glass pedestal, and has two floors. It houses modern and contemporary art, as well as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts.
The Glazer Children’s Museum is right next door to the museum, which is a great location for school field trips or private groups with children.
Address: 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 274-8130
The Edison Food + Drink Lab is a unique fine dining experience unlike anywhere else in Florida, and is a must-stop place for adventurous diners. Nestled in the hip and eclectic Hyde Park District, Edison is a gastropub that features inventive American cuisine and creative cocktails by Chef Pierola, a James Beard Award semifinalist. It’s a great place to bring corporate clients or to have dinner with your pals before the bachelor or bachelorette party. And you can make sure everybody stays safe with a charter bus rental; an experienced driver will allow you and your group to partake in some of Edison’s signature cocktails without worrying about a designated driver.
Address: 912 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 254-7111
Across the way from Busch Gardens you will find Adventure Island, a park with 30 acres of water rides, dining, and more attractions. Eat lunch at the Hang Ten Tiki Bar with friends after sliding down the Rapids Racer, and go shopping at the Island Surf Shop to purchase some park memorabilia for your memories. With a charter bus rental for your group, you can save on parking numerous cars; it costs $35 per vehicle for parking, and a charter bus only counts as one vehicle.
Address: 10001 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 884-4386
Take a quick, leisurely ride in your charter bus rental to the manatee viewing center, which is about 30 minutes outside of Tampa. Your charter bus rental will make the quick drive comfortable and easy. In addition to learning about these gentle giants and seeing them in person, the manatee viewing center also gives you the opportunity to stroll along a boardwalk and check out a beautiful butterfly garden.
Address: 6990 Dickman Rd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Phone: (813) 228-4289
When you go to Shuffle in Tampa, you get a different type of bar experience. In addition to traditional bar food and drinks, Shuffle has several shuffleboard courts, plus live music. Shuffle frequently accommodates groups for special events, making it a great outing for a group of friends or an afternoon outing for senior groups.
Address: 2612 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 450-3797
Next stop: tropical getaway! After a long day of exploring Tampa, make The Getaway your final stop. It’s aptly named, featuring a tiki bar on the bay, paddle boarding and bar games, and colorful cocktails to accompany your locally-sourced dinner specials.
Address: 13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone: (727) 317-5751
Fans of history and the culinary arts will be right at home at Columbia Restaurant, which is the oldest restaurant in the state of Florida. It can seat up to 1,700 people, making it excellent for group dinners and company events. Enjoy Spanish cuisine in a high-class environment with your group, and let your charter bus driver handle the drive there.
Address: 2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 248-4961
Calling all football fans! This is the next stop on your trip. Raymond James Stadium can seat 65,000 people, and is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Florida Bulls. Let your charter bus driver drop you and your group off near the front, and they can handle the parking while you enjoy the game!
Address: 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 350-6500
Booking your Tampa group transportation is easy with National Charter Bus. Give us a call at (813) 328-8085 with your itinerary in hand, and we can take care of the rest. Leave the logistics to us while you focus on making the most of the city! Our reservation agents are standing by 24/7 to take your call, match you with the right charter bus rental, and offer a free quote.
2313 West Violet Street, Tampa, FL 33603