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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 43 min

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

$45 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa

$10 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy to Wpb Itc @ Bay J 1
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3790

$51 - $93

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa 239.4 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  2. Take the bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St

$60 - $245

Bus to Miami, fly to Tampa  •  4 h 39 min

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

$71 - $270

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly to Tampa  •  5 h 7 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

$92 - $432

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Orlando (MCO) FLL - MCO
  2. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$86 - $303

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is to bus which costs $10 - $35 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Fort Lauderdale and arriving at Tampa. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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

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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, Megabus operates a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 57 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
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
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
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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
Amtrak
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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
Train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Palm Tran
Website
pbcgov.com
Bus from E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy to Wpb Itc @ Bay J
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
pbcgov.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from TPA Rental Car Facility eastbound to Pierce St + Whiting St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net

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