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

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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Bus The Florida Express Bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport to Port Charlotte,FL - Burger King 304 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Charlotte, Fl to Sarasota, Fl 1008 / ...

$41 - $87

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Bus Javax Bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Sarasota Javax Bus

$53

Train, bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star
  2. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl 3749 / ...

$60 - $142

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota 214.7 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, line 30 bus, bus, line 01 bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Florida Ave @ Polk St
  3. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
  4. Take the line 01 bus from Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave to Ringling Bv @ Judicial Center Wb

$76 - $277

Bus to Miami, fly to Tampa, line 30 bus, bus, line 01 bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  3. Take the line 30 bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Florida Ave @ Polk St
  4. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
  5. Take the line 01 bus from Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave to Ringling Bv @ Judicial Center Wb

$87 - $302

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly to Tampa, bus  •  7 h 42 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
  3. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl

$108 - $464

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, bus  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Orlando (MCO) FLL - MCO
  2. Take the bus from Kissimmee - Denny's to Sarasota

$152 - $332

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota is to drive which takes 3 h 32 min and costs $21 - $35.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota is 273 km. The road distance is 344 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota. However, there are services departing from Broward B/Se 1 A and arriving at Ringling Bv @ Judicial Center Wb via Terminal 1 bus stop exit, Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport, Port Charlotte, Fl and Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

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

You can take a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota via Airport/Rental Car Center, Terminal 1 bus stop exit, Terminal 2 and 3 bus stop exit, Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport, Port Charlotte,FL - Burger King, Port Charlotte, Fl, Sarasota, Fl, and Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave in around 6 h 18 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
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
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
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
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
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
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport to Port Charlotte,FL - Burger King
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Schedules at
busticketreservations.com
Book at
busticketreservations.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Port Charlotte, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Sarasota
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus from Kissimmee - Denny's to Sarasota
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
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
Schedules at
gohart.org
Sarasota County Area Transit
Website
scgov.net
Bus from Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave to Ringling Bv @ Judicial Center Wb
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
scgov.net

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