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There are 4 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater by train, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station Silver Star

$100 - $181

Cheapest option

Fly from Fort Lauderdale, line 300 bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  2. Take the line 300 bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot

$63 - $249

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater 268.5 miles

$26 - $40

Train to Miami, fly, line 300 bus  •  6 h 20 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 line 300 bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot

$70 - $261

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Clearwater is 208 miles. The road distance is 268.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater without a car is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs $100 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater is 269 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater.

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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 826+ hotels available in Clearwater. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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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 $2 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater.
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  • Distance: 208.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 43 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station
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
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA RENTAL CAR FACILITY westbound to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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