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There are 7 ways to get from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) DTW - FLL

$94 - $805

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Fly to Miami, train  •  6 h 29 min

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

$106 - $558

Fly to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) DTW - PBI
  2. Take the train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station

$157 - $492

Bus, night bus  •  38 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Jacksonville, Fl
  2. Take the night bus from Jacksonville, Fl to West Palm Beach, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Wpb Itc @ Bay I to E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy 1

$145 - $333

Bus, train  •  38 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station

$243 - $698

Bus  •  38 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Savannah, Ga 1097 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Miami, Fl 1003 / ...

$137 - $336

Drive  •  22 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale 1342.5 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale is to drive which costs $130 - $190 and takes 22 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale is to fly which costs $90 - $850 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Central Terminal Bay B1 - Rt10 via Jacksonville, Fl, Wpb Itc @ Bay I and Camino Real/Us1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 27 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Fort Lauderdale is 1139 miles. The road distance is 1342.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 38 h 27 min and costs $140 - $340.

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale, including transfers.

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Detroit to Fort Lauderdale bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale is to fly which takes 5 h 51 min and costs $90 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 38 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 6 min.

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Detroit to Fort Lauderdale bus services, operated by Palm Tran, arrive at E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy station.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Distance: 1138.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines and four other airlines fly from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale via Savannah, Ga, Miami, Fl, Miami International Airport Station Southbound, Civic Cntr. Station Rail Southbound, and Nw 12 Av & 15 St in around 38 h 52 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Miami via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Miami via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Miami via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Miami via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Train operators
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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Brightline
SmartPlus
$15 - $21
Smart
$11 - $16
Select
$30 - $35
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
Train from Washington Union Station to Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
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 Detroit, Mi to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Night bus from Jacksonville, Fl to West Palm Beach, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
24 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Miami, Fl
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Palm Tran
Website
pbcgov.com
Bus from Wpb Itc @ Bay I to E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
pbcgov.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Fort Lauderdale is 1342 miles. It takes approximately 22 h 32 min to drive from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale.

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JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport.

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There are 1374+ hotels available in Fort Lauderdale. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs $2.

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