There are 8 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus The Florida Express Bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds 304 / ...

$29 - $65

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Train, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star
  2. Take the bus from Tampa Amtrak to Bradenton Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Sarasota, Fl 1008 / ...

$44 - $98

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton 226.8 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Florida Ave @ Polk St
  3. Take the bus from Tampa Amtrak to Bradenton Amtrak

Train to Miami, fly to Tampa, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  3. Take the bus from Tampa Amtrak to Bradenton Amtrak

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Orlando (MCO) FLL - MCO
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, FL - McDonalds to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds

$81 - $345

Train to Miami, fly to Orlando, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Orlando (MCO) MIA - MCO
  3. Take the bus from Orlando, FL - McDonalds to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds

$93 - $437

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton. However, there are services departing from Broward B/Se 1 A and arriving at 2nd St E/Riverside Dr E via Terminal 1 bus stop exit, Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport and Cypress Creek Blvd/SR 64 Walmart. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Bradenton is 179 miles. The road distance is 226.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton, including transfers.

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Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, depart from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, arrive at Bradenton, FL - McDonalds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton is 227 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton.

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Spirit Airlines, Silver Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport.

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There are 1473+ hotels available in Bradenton. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton.
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  • Distance: 178.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

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

The Florida Express Bus operates a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
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 Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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American Bus Tickets
Bus from Orlando, FL - McDonalds to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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American Bus Tickets
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
Bus from Tampa Amtrak to Bradenton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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 Miami, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Florida Ave @ Polk St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Marion St N + Cass St E
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale Airport is to line 01 bus which takes 21 min and costs .

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