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

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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Train, bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Station to West Palm Beach Station Northbound / ...
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, FL - Shell to Cape Canaveral - Disney CL Javax Bus

$112 - $122

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Pompano Beach, FL McDonalds to Port Canaveral, FL - Disney Javax Bus

$96 - $107

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Train Amtrak, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Kissimmee Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kissimmee, FL - Racetrac to Port Canaveral, FL - Carnival Javax Bus

$141 - $215

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy to Wpb Itc @ Bay J 1
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Melbourne, Fl 3798 / ...

$120 - $169

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Merritt Island 199 miles

$19 - $29

Fly from Fort Lauderdale, taxi  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Orlando (MCO) FLL - MCO
  2. Take a taxi from Cocoa Beach, FL - Pilot Gas to Merritt Island

$102 - $298

Train to Miami, fly, taxi  •  5 h 2 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 a taxi from Cocoa Beach, FL - Pilot Gas to Merritt Island

$114 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Merritt Island is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Merritt Island is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Merritt Island is 171 miles. The road distance is 199 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Merritt Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 21 min and costs $110 - $130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Merritt Island, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to Merritt Island is 199 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Merritt Island.

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

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There are 47+ hotels available in Merritt Island. Prices start at $63 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 Merritt Island.
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  • Distance: 171.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

Javax Bus operates a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Merritt Island 3 times a day. Tickets cost $49 and the journey takes 3 h 37 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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 Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
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 Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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

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 Kissimmee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Bus operators
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from West Palm Beach, FL - Shell to Cape Canaveral - Disney CL
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus from Pompano Beach, FL McDonalds to Port Canaveral, FL - Disney
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus from Kissimmee, FL - Racetrac to Port Canaveral, FL - Carnival
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Palm Tran
Website
pbcgov.com
Bus from E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy to Wpb Itc @ Bay J
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
pbcgov.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Melbourne, Fl
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Other operators
Taxi from Cocoa Beach, FL - Pilot Gas to Merritt Island
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Best Taxi and Shuttle
Phone
+1 321-482-3452
Website
besttaxiandshuttle.com
Titusville PSJ Taxi
Phone
+1 321-747-7900

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