There are 5 ways to get from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale by plane, train, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Fort Lauderdale  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) CHS - FLL

$92 - $248

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Drive, train  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Yemassee Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Yemassee Amtrak to Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Silver Meteor

$91 - $249

3 alternative options

Fly to Miami, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Miami (MIA) CHS - MIA
  2. Take the train from Miami Airport Station to Fort Lauderdale Broward Station

$109 - $281

Bus  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Miami, Fl 1003 / ...

$158 - $278

Drive  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale 561.8 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The distance between Charleston and Fort Lauderdale is 463 miles. The road distance is 561.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Charleston Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 36 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to Fort Lauderdale is 562 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to drive from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale.

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JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Charleston Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport.

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There are 1323+ hotels available in Fort Lauderdale. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Charleston Airport is to Shuttle Bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Distance: 462.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Charleston, SC, USA and Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Delta and American Airlines fly from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale via Dorchester Rd / Allen, Charleston, SC, Savannah, Savannah, Ga, and Miami, Fl in around 16 h 8 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Charleston to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Charleston to Miami
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yemassee Amtrak to Fort Lauderdale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Miami, Fl
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130

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