Tampa Charter Bus & Minibus Rentals

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!

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Benefits of a Tampa Charter Bus Rental

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 Charter Bus Rental Options

Charter Bus

Up to 56 Passengers
  • Conventions
  • Events
  • Interstate travel
  • Large group transportation

25 Pax Minibus

25 Passengers
  • Corpporate outings
  • Off-site parking lot shuttles
  • Private airport shuttles
  • Wedding shuttles

20 Pax Minibus

20 Passengers
  • Economy transportaion
  • Employee shuttles
  • Small event shuttles
  • Faternity & sorority events
  • Private airport shuttles

Shuttle Van

15 Passengers
  • Local travel
  • Private airport shuttles
  • Small group transportation
  • Employee transportation to & from work sites

Popular Tampa Bus Amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions about Orlando Charter Bus Travel

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.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Tampa

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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!

1. Ybor City

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

Phone: 813-241-8838

2. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 

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

3. Tampa Museum of Art

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

4. Edison Food + Drink Lab

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

5. Adventure Island

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

6. Manatee Viewing Center

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

7. Shuffle

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

8. The Getaway

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

9. Columbia Restaurant

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

10. Raymond James Stadium

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

Secure Your Tampa Charter Bus

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.


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