There are 7 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Fort Lauderdale  •  3 h

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA

$102 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa

$16 - $40

5 alternative options

Bus to Miami, fly  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA

$113 - $327

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly  •  3 h 47 min

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

$134 - $489

Train  •  7 h 52 min

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

$53 - $119

Bus OurBus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL Miami-Tampa Gulf Coast Route

$26 - $45

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater 268.5 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater is to bus which costs $16 - $45 and takes 8 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater is to fly which takes 3 h and costs $100 - $310.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Clearwater is 334 km. The road distance is 430 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater. However, there are services departing from Fort Lauderdale and arriving at Park St Terminal - Platform - F via Marion St N + Washington St E and Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Silver Airways fly from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater every 3 hours. Alternatively, 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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Train operators
Brightline
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Station to West Palm Beach 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 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
ourbus.com

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