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

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Recommended option

Fly to Fort Lauderdale  •  5 h 33 min

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

$94 - $804

6 alternative options

Fly to Miami  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Miami (MIA) DTW - MIA

$110 - $570

Fly to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, train  •  6 h 50 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

$161 - $491

Bus  •  34 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga 1105
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Miami, Fl 1125 / ...

$147 - $374

Bus, train  •  38 h 44 min

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

$243 - $698

Bus via Jacksonville, Fl  •  40 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Jacksonville, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Jacksonville, FL to Orlando
  3. Take the bus from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale

$118 - $300

Drive  •  22 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale 1342.5 miles

$130 - $190

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

Delta, 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 Atlanta, Ga, Miami, Fl, and Miami, FL in around 34 h 1 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,300
Flights from Detroit to Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Miami
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Miami via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Miami via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Miami via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Train operators
Brightline
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
gobrightline.com
Book at
gobrightline.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Fort Lauderdale Amtrak
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Miami, Fl
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Jacksonville, FL to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $45
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Detroit and Fort Lauderdale is 1822 km. The road distance is 2148 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale is to fly which takes 5 h 33 min and costs $90 - $850.

No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Fort Lauderdale via Atlanta, Ga and Miami, FL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 1 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale, including transfers.