Enjoy daily round-trip transportation from Orlando to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for FREE.
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- Daily round trip transportation from Orlando to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
- Shuttle is FREE with any paid Busch Gardens ticket including guests with 5-Park Orlando Flex Ticket.
- For additional information call: 1-800-221-1339. International customers please call 407-423-5566
- Please plan to arrive at your pickup location at least 15 minutes before departure time.
- Schedules / rates are subject to change without notice.
- For general Busch Gardens park information please call 1-888-800-5447.
- Arrival time at Busch Gardens is subject to change: could be as late as 11:30 a.m.
- Departure time from Busch Gardens depends on park closing time. Please call 1-800-221-1339 for exact departure time.
Orlando – Tampa Shuttle Departures:
|Universal Orlando Resort||8:30am|
|CSI: The Experience||8:45am|
|SeaWorld Orlando Bus Parking||9:15am|
|Old Town Shopping Village||9:15am|
|Magnuson Hotel Maingate West – Kissimmee||9:30am|
|Maingate Lakeside Resort – Kissimmee||9:40am|
Directions to departing locations
Universal Orlando Resort
Traveling East on I-4 (from the Tampa area): Exit I-4 at Exit #75A (30A) Universal Blvd. Take a left onto Universal Blvd. and follow the signs to Universal Orlando.
Traveling West on I-4 (from the Daytona/Jacksonville area):
Exit I-4 at Exit #74B (29B). Take a right on Hollywood Way and follow the signs to Universal Orlando.
Bus parking is located beneath the Rotunda of the Parking Structure. Just follow the signs to the Bus Parking and Guest Drop-Off Area upon entering UNIVERSAL Orlando from any entrance. Bus will pickup and drop off in parking slot #48.
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CSI: The Experience
Traveling East on I-4 (from the Tampa area):
Take exit 74A for FL-482/Sand Lake Rd toward International Dr. Turn right onto FL-482 E/W Sand Lake Rd (signs for Tourist Intn. Center/International Dr/Wet-N-Wild/Convention Center). Turn left onto International Dr. Destination will be on the right
Traveling West on I-4 (from the Daytona/Jacksonville / Disney / Lakeland area):
Take exit 74A for FL-482/Sand Lake Rd toward International Dr. Turn right onto FL-482 E/W Sand Lake Rd (signs for Tourist Intn. Center/International Dr/Wet-N-Wild/Convention Center). Turn left onto International Dr. Destination will be on the right.
From I-4 East Exit 72 or From I-4 West Exit 71 (BEE LINE Expressway), Take the exit toward SeaWorld/Convention Center, Make left on International Drive, go one block to Sea Harbour Drive, make right on Sea Harbour Drive. Follow directions to Bus Parking. Guests can wait next to canopy.
From North International Drive Area: Travel south on International Drive (towards the Convention Center/SeaWorld), one block past 528/Bee Line Expressway turn right at Sea Harbour Drive, follow directions to Bus Parking. Guests ca wait next to canopy.
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Old Town Shopping Village
From Interstate 4: Take Exit 64 (old exit 25A) to Highway 192 eastbound for about one mile. Look for the giant Ferris wheel at the main entrance on the right, at Marker #9.
From Orlando Int’l Airport: Take SR 417 to the Osceola Parkway (toll road). Go west approx. 1/4 mile. Then turn South on International Drive. Go 1 mile to the light at US 192. Turn east (left) on US 192. Go straight at the next light (Holiday Trail), and the main entrance is located on your right.
Just look for the Old Town sign and the giant Ferris Wheel!
Magnuson Hotel Maingate West
(Just West of Mile Marker #6, less than a mile west of Reedy Creek Blvd.)
From the East: Interstate 4 West, to 192 West exit 25b, 1 mile past main entrance of Disney, on the right.
From the West: Take Interstate 4 East To exit 25b 192 West or Disney World exit, 1 mile past main entrance of Disney on the right.
From Orlando International Airport: Take the North Exit to WEST Hwy. 528, drive approximately 9 miles to exit 2 (Universal Blvd.), at the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Universal Blvd., drive approximately half a mile and you will see Publix on the left.
From Interstate 4 (coming from Daytona or Tampa): Take exit 72 (Hwy. 528 EAST), drive approximately 2 miles and take Exit 2 (Universal Blvd.), at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Universal Blvd., drive approximately half a mile and you will see Publix on the left hand side.
From the Florida Turnpike: Take exit 254 (U.S. 441/Beachline Expressway/Toll 528), Follow signs to Hwy 528 WEST, drive approximately 2.5 miles to exit 2 (Universal Blvd.), at the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Universal Blvd., drive approximately half a mile and Pulblix is on the left hand side.
Maingate Lakeside Resort
(Mile Marker #5 near Formosa Gardens Rd. & across from Splendid China)
From the East: Interstate 4 West, To 192 West exit 25b, the hotel will be approx. 1.8 miles on the right.
From the West: Take Interstate 4 East To Exit 25b 192 West
Or Disney World Exit, the hotel will be approx. 1.8 miles on the right and 1 Mile past main entrance of Disney.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How can I register for the shuttle to Busch Gardens Tampa?
A: Please call toll free 1-800-221-1339.
Q: How much is the shuttle and what does it include?
A: The shuttle to Busch Gardens Tampa is $10.00 per person and is round-trip transportation from several locations in and around Orlando.
Q: What is the mode of transportation?
A: Mears Transportation Group is the chosen transportation provider for the Busch Gardens Shuttle. You will be transported in style to Busch Gardens Tampa via a late model deluxe motor-coach. Some amenities that may be experienced include bathroom facilities, movies played on monitors through the bus, and an extra friendly driver who will insure your shuttle transportation experience is a safe and enjoyable one.
Q: What are the park hours?
A: To find out what are Busch Gardens park hours call 1-888-800-5447
Q: Can someone give me directions to the departure locations?
A: Get directions by calling Busch Gardens Shuttle Express at 1-800-221-1339
Q: Where will the bus be located at Busch Gardens?
A: The shuttle bus will drop guests off at the main entrance and will also pick guests back up at the main entrance.
Q: Do I have to pay the $10.00 for transportation?
A: The only ticket that offers the benefit of free shuttle transportation from Orlando to Tampa is the 5-Park Flex Ticket. All other ticket holders must pay $10.00 per person for round trip transfer.
Q: What is a 5-Park Flex Ticket?
A: Unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Island of Adventure and Wet ‘n Wild water park for up to 14 consecutive days. Please Busch Gardens toll free number at 1-888-800-5447 to purchase you Flex Ticket today!
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