There are 6 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Fort Lauderdale  •  3 h 9 min

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

$132 - $332

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 36 min

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

$94 - $142

4 alternative options

Bus to Miami, fly  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA

$143 - $357

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly  •  3 h 56 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

$164 - $519

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 cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to St. Pete Beach is to fly which costs $130 - $340 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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

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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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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
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
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
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
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
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
Schedules at
busticketreservations.com
Book at
busticketreservations.com

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