Tallahassee, Florida, Greyhound Bus Station Review

Updated on October 21, 2019
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Timothy is a nomad who has visited his fair share of Greyhound bus stations during his countless cross-country trips on the Greyhound bus.

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The Tallahassee Greyhound bus station has always been one of my favorite stations to visit. As a frequent Greyhound bus traveler who has done countless cross-country trips all over the U.S., and a North Florida native, the Tallahassee station has been the regular starting point for many of my trips.

A few of the things I have always appreciated about the Tallahassee station are the helpfulness of the staff, the smooth manner in which the station is run, and the overall cleanliness of the building and grounds.

The station is also in a decent part of town (something that can't be said for a large number of Greyhound stations, unfortunately) which means you can feel safe getting dropped off and while you are waiting for your bus. It's actually one of the few stations that I feel comfortable walking around outside of for long periods of time

There is a small store located within the station where you can buy drinks, snacks, and other travel-related items. The prices in this store are a little higher than at a regular store, but cheaper than other Greyhound stations. There are also a couple of vending machines available where passengers can buy drinks, water, and snacks. Once again, expect to pay slightly more than normal retail prices.

Small convenience store located within Greyhound station in Tallahassee, Florida
Small convenience store located within Greyhound station in Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, FL Greyhound Bus Station:
112 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA

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The interior of the station is fairly small and can get a little crowded at times, but there is some seating available. It's not the most comfortable seating, however, and there are usually too many other people seating down for you to be able to stretch out and sleep.

The staff does a good job of announcing when buses are departing and trying to make sure all passengers are in the correct line and ready to board. I have visited countless other stations where this was not the case. Passengers are left to fend for themselves and figure it out on there own at other locations, which has always made me very grateful to the Tallahassee employees.

There are only a few routes a day that come through the Tallahassee station so there are times when the station is almost completely empty. If you can time it correctly these are the best times to pick up 'Will Call' tickets, get your questions answered by ticket agents, or snag a seat at one of the tables.

Another little thing I have always appreciated about the Greyhound bus station in Tallahassee is that the bathrooms are usually pretty clean. If you have done any traveling on Greyhound then you know that the bathrooms are often neglected on the buses as well as at the stations. In Tallahassee, the bathrooms are almost always clean enough for you to feel comfortable using them to wash up, brush your teeth, and handle all other pressing tasks.

The Greyhound Lines bus station in Tallahassee, FL, is located at:

112 W Tennessee St
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

It is open for business 24 hours a day. If you have questions, the following phone numbers can be used to speak to a Greyhound bus representative:

Main Office: (850) 222-4249
Ticket Counter: (850) 222-4249
Baggage Inquiries: (850) 222-1377
Package Express Service: (850) 222-1377
Customer Service Desk: (850) 222-4249

Nearest Major Airport: Tallahassee International Airport (TLH)

The closest airport to the Tallahassee Greyhound station is Tallahassee International Airport (TLH). It is located a mere 15-minute drive away at 3300 Capital Cir SW, Tallahassee, FL 32310.

It services many of the major airlines like Delta and American, as well as some smaller airlines like Silver Airways. Flights depart from Tallahassee International airport on a regular basis for such popular destinations as Washington D.C., Atlanta, GA, Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX, and Tampa, FL. Despite its name, however, there are no international flights arriving or departing out of Tallahassee International Airport.

There is no local public transportation that runs directly between the Tallahassee Greyhound station and the airport. However, there are usually a few taxis waiting in the parking lot or across the street at the StarMetro station. Or if you prefer, an Uber ride to the airport is around $17–$20 depending on the type of car requested and the time of day.

Interior of Tallahassee station
Interior of Tallahassee station
Bus boarding area at the Greyhound station in Tallahassee, FL
Bus boarding area at the Greyhound station in Tallahassee, FL

Nearby Hotels to Greyhound Station

There are a number of hotels quite close to the Tallahassee Greyhound station in case you have need for one during your trip.

University Inn & Suites

I, personally, can vouch for the University Inn & Suites Tallahassee which is located a 10-minute walk down the same road that the station is on. It's a pretty basic hotel but it is one of the cheaper ones in the area and you won't need to find a ride if you are willing to walk. Here are the details:

  • Address: 691 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
  • Phone: 850-224-8161

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown

If you are looking for a slightly more upscale option for accommodations, then the Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown is located less than 3 blocks away from the bus station. Nightly prices for a room start at about $200, but close proximity to the station might make it worth the extra money.

  • Address: 316 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301, United States
  • Phone: 850-422-0071

Motel 6 Tallahassee Downtown

If you don't mind traveling a little further away from the Greyhound station, then there is a very affordable hotel less than a 10-minute drive or 30-minute walk away. The Motel 6 Tallahassee Downtown is basically what you'd expect from a Motel 6. It's simple, basic, and cheap.

On one of my trips through Tallahassee on the Greyhound bus, I stayed here and I had no issues or complaints. And even though it was a bit of a walk, made even more difficult because I had luggage to tote, I did appreciate the fact that the hotel was right next to several restaurants, stores, and pharmacies. Prices start at around $59 a night.

  • Address: 1027 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301, United States
  • Phone: 850-877-6171

Nearby Restaurants

If the food in the in-house store/cafe at the Greyhound station is not to your liking there are several restaurants within walking distance for you to choose from. I haven't eaten at most of these places so I can't give you any recommendations but I would imagine that they can't be any worse than some of the food you will have already eaten on your Greyhound trip.

Here's a list of 3 nearby restaurants that you can visit to ease your grumbling stomach:

Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack

A no-frills seafood restaurant featuring oysters with a wide variety of diverse toppings, sandwiches, and live entertainment. Bird's is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. They are open weekends as well but Saturday and Sunday hours differ from the rest of the week. You can contact them with any questions regarding food options, hours, and cost of meals at (850) 222-1075. Visit their website to view a complete menu.

Shula's 347 Grill

If you are are a big football fan and you don't mind spending a few extra dollars, then you might want to pop over to the restaurant founded by former Miami Dolphin head coach, Don Shula. The steakhouse offers aged beef and other classics as well as great cocktails and desserts. Open every day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (and till 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) Shula's is great option if you want to have a hearty steak and a few drinks before continuing your Greyhound trip. Visit their website for more information.

Taco Bell

Sometimes you just want something quick and familiar to eat. And if that's the case while you are waiting for your bus at the Tallahassee station then Taco Bell might be just what you need. Located on the same street as the bus station (Tennessee Street), it's a mere 5-minute drive away. Or if you prefer a 20–30-minute walk. Taco Bell is open every day from 7 a.m. to 5 a.m.

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Alternative Methods of Travel From Tallahassee, Florida

If you decide that you no longer want to continue your trip on Greyhound Bus Lines, then there are a few alternative methods of transportation at your disposal. Unfortunately, Megabus and Amtrak have both discontinued their services to the Tallahassee area.

However, there is a Florida based luxury bus company called Red Coach that still has routes that pass through Tallahassee. You can visit Redcoachusa.com to learn more about routes, schedules, pricing, and to purchase tickets.

Another travel alternative would be to fly to your next destination from Tallahassee International Airport (TLH). There are a number of domestic flights departing from TLH on a daily basis. Major airlines like Delta Airlines and American Airlines operate out of the airport with flights to such major cities as Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Tampa. For more information on your options for leaving from Tallahassee International Airport, visit Talgov.com/airport.

In conclusion, I highly recommend the Tallahassee, Florida, Greyhound bus station. If this station is the starting point for your Greyhound trip, one of your layover stations, or your final destination, have no fear. You should have no problems at this station, and you can rely on the local staff to do everything they can to make your time there as pleasant as possible.

© 2019 Timothy Ward

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    Timothy Ward 

    4 weeks ago from Gainesville, Florida

    @Eurofile Thank you so much for the positive feedback!

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    Liz Westwood 

    4 weeks ago from UK

    This is a very useful article for anyone planning a trip on Greyhound from Tallahassee. You have included a lot of helpful information.

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