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

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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 20 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, bus, line 01 bus  •  6 h 55 min

  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 - $276

Train to Miami, fly to Tampa, bus  •  7 h 37 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 bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl

$81 - $289

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly to Tampa, bus  •  7 h 40 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

$106 - $463

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 costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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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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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 6 h 18 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min 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 57 min.

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Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Sarasota, Fl station.

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

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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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 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
More information at
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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 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
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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
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
16 min
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
37 min
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 1192+ hotels available in Sarasota. Prices start at $80 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.

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