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There are 6 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 43 min

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

$45 - $120

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Bus OurBus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL Miami-Tampa Gulf Coast Route

$18 - $38

4 alternative options

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 51 min

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

$30 - $47

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa 239.4 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Fort Lauderdale, bus  •  3 h 37 min

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

$59 - $246

Train to Miami, fly, bus  •  3 h 54 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 Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$66 - $258

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is to fly and bus which costs $55 - $250 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Broward B/Se 1 A and arriving at Tampa, FL via Terminal 1 bus stop exit and Fort Lauderdale, FL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 3 min.

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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 4 h 43 min.

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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 4 h 43 min and costs $45 - $120.

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

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Fort Lauderdale to Tampa bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Fort Lauderdale, FL station.

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

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is to train which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 - $40 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 191.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa once a week. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 25 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
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
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
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station Fort Lauderdale to Marion Transit Center Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Transit Parking Lot
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Fort Lauderdale to Tampa bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Tampa, FL 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 4 h 17 min to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa.

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

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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 - $3.

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