Living in Tampa Bay


USF Bull Runner

The Bull Runner is USF's bus system, and all students, faculty, staff, and scholars can ride for free with their USFCard. The BullTracker™ provides real-time information regarding bus locations and arrival predictions, and can be downloaded to students’ mobile devices or accessed by a web browser. To learn more about using the Bull Runner, please visit the Parking & Transportation Services website below.

HART Bus System

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) operates public buses that connect to certain Bull Runner stops, and USF students ride for free using their USFCard through the USF U-Pass Program. Faculty, staff, and scholars ride at a discounted rate of 50 cents, too. Please visit the HART website for the most accurate maps, schedules, and route information.

Intercity Bus Options

Several companies offer affordable bus transportation from Tampa to other locations around the United States. RedCoach has a stop at the USF Tampa campus and connects to popular destinations such as Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach. Greyhound buses depart from the Tampa Bus Station and offer options outside of Florida. Please visit each company's website for accurate details regarding routes, prices, and riding policies.

Bike Share

Shareable bikes are located on bike racks throughout campus and are made available on a short-term basis for use on and off campus. Coast Bike Share operates these bikes and offers several different pass types at daily, monthly, and annual rates. To begin using this service, students may download the HOPR Transit app to sign up and unlock a bike.


The closest airport to the USF Tampa campus is Tampa International Airport (TPA) and it's located approximately 19 miles from campus. For more information on public transportation to and from TPA, please visit Arriving in Tampa Bay. The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is about 26 miles away and is a smaller, regional airport. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about 82 miles from campus.