There are 5 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Fort Lauderdale  •  3 h 9 min

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

$132 - $333

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Bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport to St. Petersburg, FL - Pilot Travel Center 304 / ...

$94 - $143

3 alternative options

Train to Miami, fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA

$139 - $345

Train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$125 - $211

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach 249.7 miles

$24 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fort Lauderdale and St. Pete Beach is 196 miles. The road distance is 249.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach is to fly which takes 3 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 5 h 36 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach is 250 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to drive from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach.

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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 1081+ hotels available in St. Pete Beach. 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 .

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Map of how to get from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach.
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  • Distance: 195.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

What companies run services between Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA and St. Pete Beach, FL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Silver Airways fly from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach 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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
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
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport to St. Petersburg, FL - Pilot Travel Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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