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There are 10 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 37m

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

$31 - $65

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Train Amtrak, bus  •  8h 24m

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

$60 - $142

Train, bus  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station Trsb
  2. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Sarasota, Fl 1008 / ...

$36 - $81

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota 214.7 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, bus, line 01 bus  •  7h 24m

  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, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
  4. Take the line 01 bus from Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave to Ringling Bv @ Judicial Center Wb

$74 - $277

Train to Miami, fly to Tampa, bus  •  7h 39m

  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, Fl to Sarasota, Fl

$81 - $289

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, bus, line 01 bus  •  9h 17m

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Orlando (MCO) FLL - MCO
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, FL - McDonalds to Sarasota, FL - McDonalds
  3. Take the line 01 bus from Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave to Ringling Bv @ Judicial Center Wb

$84 - $298

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly to Tampa, bus  •  8h 32m

  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

$102 - $463

Train to Miami, fly to Ft. Myers, bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Ft. Myers (RSW) MIA - RSW
  3. Take the bus from Fort Myers, FL - McDonalds to Sarasota, FL - McDonalds

$155 - $769

Train to Miami, fly to Orlando, bus  •  9h 37m

  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 Sarasota, FL - McDonalds

$96 - $390

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

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

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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, Cattlemen Rd @ Bee Ridge Square Nb and Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota is 171 miles. The road distance is 214.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota without a car is to bus which takes 6h 37m and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m to get from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota, including transfers.

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Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota 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 1h 2m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota is 215 miles. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota.

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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 37m

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

The Florida Express Bus operates a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $60 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Miami to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Tampa via Marsh Harbour
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
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
4h 43m
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
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Station to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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Brightline
SmartPlus
$15 - $21
Smart
$11 - $16
Select
$30 - $35
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport to Sarasota, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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American Bus Tickets
Bus from Orlando, FL - McDonalds to Sarasota, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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American Bus Tickets
Bus from Fort Myers, FL - McDonalds to Sarasota, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
American Bus Tickets
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 Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Miami, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
35m
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
16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Sarasota County Area Transit
Website
scgov.net
Bus from Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave to Ringling Bv @ Judicial Center Wb
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
scgov.net

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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 1249+ hotels available in Sarasota. Prices start at $129 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 21m and costs $2 - $3.

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