How to use the FREE shuttle bus service to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM ORLANDO TO BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY

This week I have had a few calls from customers wanting to know how the Free Shuttle Bus Service from the Orlando area to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay works.

For those that did not know; as part of your SeaWorld 3 Park ticket and your Orlando Flexticket Plus the shuttle service is included within the ticket price.

Here’s how it works…

Transport to Busch gardens Tampa Bay from the Orlando area is run by Mears Destination Services.

Mears run Round Trip Motor Coach transportation from several Orlando area pick up points.

Here are a few of the main pick up points;

SeaWorld Orlando
7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Universal Studios Orlando
6000 Universal Boulevard Orlando, Florida 32819

Orlando Old Town Shopping Village
5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee FL, 34746

Ramada Maingate West
7491 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Kissimmee, FL 34747

Maingate Lakeside Resort
7769 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Kissimmee, FL 34747

Click here for more pick up locations

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you call 1-800-221-1339 before you travel to any collection points so you can verify the collection time.

Please note that the Arrival time at Busch Gardens is subject to change and could be as late as 11:30 a.m. Departure time from Busch Gardens depends on the park’s closing time.
Please call 1-800-221-1339 for exact departure times.

The number of stops for each shuttle are not determined until day of trip. Your shuttle could potentially have a maximum of 3 stops on the route to Busch Gardens.

Travel time from Orlando to Tampa is around an hour and a half.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay location facts

Busch Gardens is located at the corner of Busch Boulevard and 40th Street.

Address to the main parking entrance:

10165 N McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612
1-888-800-5447

This is the front entrance address and does not receive mail.

The park is:

Eight miles northeast of downtown Tampa
Two miles east of Interstate 275 at the Busch Boulevard exit
Two miles west of Interstate 75 at exit 265
Approximately one hour from Orlando via Interstate 4
Thirty minutes east of area beaches and Tampa International Airport

For more information on tickets for Busch Gardens please visit Orlando Attraction Tickets

 

 

Driving Directions to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

From the North:

Travel SOUTH on I-75 to FOWLER AVENUE exit #265. This exit is also the exit for the University of South Florida. Bear right on the exit ramp, and it will lead you directly onto Fowler Avenue. Proceed west on Fowler Avenue to McKinley Drive. (McKinley Drive is the first light past the main entrance to the University.) Turn left on McKinley. Proceed south on McKinley to parking and the main entrance to the park.

From the South:

Travel NORTH on I-75, past the intersection of I-4, to the FOWLER AVENUE exit #265. This exit is also the exit for the University of South Florida. Bear left on the exit ramp, and it will lead you directly onto Fowler Avenue. Proceed west on Fowler Avenue to McKinley Drive. (McKinley Drive is the first light past the main entrance to the University.) Turn left on McKinley. Proceed south on McKinley to parking and the main entrance to the park.

From Orlando:

Travel WEST on I-4 to I-75. Go NORTH on I-75 to the FOWLER AVENUE exit #265. This exit is also the exit for the University of South Florida. Bear left on the exit ramp, and it will lead you directly onto Fowler Avenue. Proceed west on Fowler Avenue to McKinley Drive. (McKinley Drive is the first light past the main entrance to the University.) Turn left on McKinley. Proceed south on McKinley to parking and the main entrance to the park.

From St. Petersburg:

Travel NORTH on I-275 to the FOWLER AVENUE exit. (Exit # 51, Exit # 34) Turn east (right) onto Fowler Avenue and proceed 2.5 miles to McKinley Drive. Turn south (right) onto McKinley and proceed to the main parking lot entrance.

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