Charter a Bus to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay area is home to beautiful waterfront views and family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy. Tampa is also home to Busch Gardens, one of the busiest theme parks in the country behind the string of Disney amusement park and Universal Studios. Planning a day at Busch Gardens isn’t always an easy task when you’re organizing a large-scale group trip like a school field trip, corporate outing, or a private family event. National Charter Bus Tampa services groups of all types traveling to top destinations across Tampa and the rest of south Florida. You can easily plan your group transportation to Busch Gardens with a full-sized motorcoach or minibus rental from us. Give us a call anytime at 813-328-8085 to learn more about our group transportation services in Tampa Bay.

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Explore Busch Gardens and Beyond

Located about 90 miles southwest of Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa is often overlooked by tourists in the grand picture that is Florida’s theme parks. Busch Gardens is primarily an African-themed park with a diverse range of thrill rides, animal encounters, live shows, and so much more. The theme park provides a perfect day outing or multi-day trip for roller coaster enthusiasts and animal lovers.

Busch Gardens Tampa is currently hailed as the Roller Coaster Capital of Florida with 8 major thrill rides and additional family-friendly attractions. With over 12,000 animals, including cheetahs, giraffes, and tigers, the theme park offers wonderful learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Take an open-air Serengeti Safari tour or even tour the Animal Care Center, a hub for the park’s medical and conservation efforts. The theme park welcomed almost 4 million visitors in 2017, so be sure to put on your patience caps if you’re planning a trip during the park’s peak summer season.

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Group Transportation to Busch Gardens

National Charter Bus has access to one of the largest networks of motorcoaches in the region to transport groups of all sizes to events at Tampa’s premier theme park. From large school groups to relatively small corporate groups, National Charter Bus will find the best form of group transportation for all of your travel needs. If you’re traveling with multiple school classes, renting a 56-passenger full-sized charter bus is the best transportation solution for your large academic group. We also have the resources to build a custom fleet of buses for your school trip to Busch Gardens. Even if you’re planning a family event like a vacation or big reunion, we have access to various models of minibus shuttle options for your trip. Forget the hassle of waiting on family members to arrive or organizing a caravan of multiple vehicles. A minibus rental will keep everyone together throughout the entire trip for a day of family fun at Busch Gardens.

Traveling with a large group of students can be stressful, so why not make the trip a little easier with a modern charter bus built for comfort and efficiency? Choose a bus equipped with amenities like WiFi, televisions with DVD players, reclining seats, on-board restrooms, and more, to make your Tampa trip even better. Students won’t have to endure traveling in a traditional school bus in Florida’s hot and humid weather. Cool off in a climate-controlled bus after a long day of enjoying rides and animal encounters.

Busch Gardens also offers a variety of event space rentals for private events like corporate meetings, holiday parties, business award ceremonies, and similar gatherings. Reserving group transportation options for colleagues to attend a unique occasion at Busch Gardens will help your event run smoothly, no matter the size. Providing a shuttle bus will give colleagues or special guests a VIP experience for your big business event. Shuttle buses will also help them avoid the hassle and costs associated with parking at a busy theme park. Your professional driver will handle the pickup and dropoff process for whatever your event may be, so your guests can focus on enjoying the afternoon or evening.

Busch Gardens Travel Tips

Lioness and her cub relaxing in the shade at Busch Gardens TampaIf it's your first time visiting Busch Gardens, planning your day ahead of time is usually a good idea to make the most of your visit. The theme park stretches across 335 acres, including a 65-acre Serengeti Safari experience. If you only have an afternoon in the park, be sure to follow a few of these tips:

  1. Prioritize attractions according to your group’s interests. Visitors can generally split Busch Gardens attractions into two categories: thrill rides and animal encounters. If your group is excited by roller coasters, stick to the most popular rides first as the lines can get long. If animals are more your speed, be sure to pre-register for available animal tours and experiences.
  2. Dress appropriately. Florida weather is notoriously finicky, especially in the spring and summer months. Dress in comfortable shoes since you’ll be doing a lot of walking, and plan for hot weather in the spring and summer. Winter and fall visitors may want to bring a light jacket, as Tampa can dip below freezing temperatures on rare evenings.
  3. Consider a Quick Queue. The Busch Gardens Quick Queue functions the same way as a Fast Pass at other theme parks. The price of a Quick Queue depends on the time of year. During peak season, the passes can vary between $50-80 a guest. Lines for popular coasters like Cheetah Hunt can often peak at one-hour wait times during summer months. If you’re a group of adrenaline junkies looking to ride each roller coaster during the park’s peak season, a Quick Queue may be worth the investment.
  4. Don’t forget to catch a show. Although these aren’t usually the first stop for visitors, many of these shows are a fun way to beat the beaming Florida heat. Enjoy everything from elaborate concerts to family-fun time with popular Sesame Street characters.
  5. Timing is everything. The animals tend to be most active when temperatures have cooled down, which is usually in the early morning and early evening. Arriving right when the park opens will give your group more time to explore and beat the crowds, but you may not get a glimpse of some furry friends until much later in your visit.

Take on the Rest of Tampa

Busch Gardens isn’t the only popular attraction in Tampa! The theme park can get very busy, and that isn’t always ideal for large groups planning a trip. There are plenty of other locations in Tampa and the surrounding area that offer both entertaining and educational opportunities for all types of groups. Wherever you choose to plan your trip, you can rely on National Charter Bus to safely transport everyone from beginning to end.

Big Cat Rescue

Address: 12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625

Phone: (813) 920-4130


The Florida Aquarium

Manatee peeking nose above water in Tampa BayAddress: 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: (813) 273-4000


Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center

Address: 6990 Dickman Rd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Phone: (813) 228-4289


ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Address: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Phone: (813) 935-8552

Book Your Busch Gardens Bus Today

Traveling to Busch Gardens with a large group doesn't have to be a stressful occasion to plan. With National Charter Bus, you’ll have a rental expert assisting you throughout the trip. We’ll take care of your transportation logistics for any event that you’re organizing at Busch Gardens. Give us a call 24/7 at 813-328-8085 to find the best charter bus rental for your trip and to receive a free quote!