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

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Train  •  4h 43m

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

$35 - $55

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Fly from Fort Lauderdale, line 275 bus  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  2. Take the line 275 bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$14 - $145

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Bus via Airport/Rental Car Center  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL Miami, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Fort Myers, FL - Sarasota, FL - Tampa, FL

$23 - $43

Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa FlixBus

$16 - $23

Bus #2  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL - Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station to Tampa, FL - Marion Transit Center Miami

$24 - $50

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa 239.4 miles

$23 - $35

Train to Miami, fly  •  4h 17m

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

$46 - $267

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to West Palm Beach Station
  2. Fly from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) to Tampa (TPA) PBI - TPA

$105 - $438

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is to bus which costs $16 - $23 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is to fly and line 275 bus which costs $14 - $150 and takes 3h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Fort Lauderdale and arriving at Tampa. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station station and arriving at Tampa Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 43m.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Tampa is 191 miles. The road distance is 239.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa without a car is to train which takes 4h 43m and costs $35 - $55.

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The train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station takes 4h 43m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Fort Lauderdale to Tampa bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Fort Lauderdale station.

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Fort Lauderdale to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is to train which takes 4h 43m and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus via Airport/Rental Car Center, which costs $23 - $45 and takes 5h 57m.

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  • Distance: 191.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station to Tampa Union Station once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 43m. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL 4 times a week. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
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
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station to West Palm Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Tri Rail
Phone
954-783-6030
Website
tri-rail.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tri-rail.com
Weekend | Holiday
$5
Weekday
$4 - $6
Train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tri-rail.com
Weekend | Holiday
$5
Weekday
$5 - $8
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL - Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station to Tampa, FL - Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Fort Lauderdale to Tampa bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Tampa station.

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Fort Lauderdale to Tampa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tampa Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is 239 miles. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa.

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Silver Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport.

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Book your Fort Lauderdale to Tampa bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 315+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $100 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 20 min and costs $2 - $3.

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