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

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Fly to Fort Lauderdale  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Jacksonville (JAX) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) JAX - FLL

$68 - $285

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the night bus from Jacksonville, Fl to West Palm Beach, Fl 3775
  2. Take the train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station Southbound

$44 - $92

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Fly to Miami, train  •  4h 36m

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

$96 - $328

Megabus, bus  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the Megabus from Jacksonville to Orlando
  2. Take the bus from Orlando Super Tours Terminal to Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station 1100

$47 - $91

Train  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from Jacksonville Amtrak Station to Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station Silver Meteor / ...

$62 - $172

Drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Drive from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale 321.9 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale is to fly which costs $65 - $290 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale. However, there are services departing from Jacksonville and arriving at Central Terminal Bay B6 - Rt6 via Holden Avenue And S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando Super Tours Terminal and Airport-Griffin/Tri-Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 43m.

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The distance between Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale is 307 miles. The road distance is 321.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale without a car is to Megabus and bus which takes 8h 43m and costs $45 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale, including transfers.

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Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Jacksonville station.

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The best way to get from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs $65 - $290. Alternatively, you can Megabus and bus, which costs $45 - $95 and takes 8h 43m, you could also train, which costs $60 - $180 and takes 9h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Jacksonville Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 17m.

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Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, arrive at Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station.

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Map of how to get from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Distance: 306.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines fly from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale via Orlando, Holden Avenue And S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando Super Tours Terminal, and Airport-Griffin/Tri-Rail Station in around 8h 43m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Jacksonville to Miami
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
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 Jacksonville Amtrak Station to Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$280 - $390
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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Brightline
SmartPlus
$15 - $21
Smart
$11 - $16
Select
$30 - $35
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Orlando Super Tours Terminal to Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Jacksonville, Fl to West Palm Beach, Fl
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale is 322 miles. It takes approximately 5h 20m to drive from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale.

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Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Jacksonville Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport.

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There are 1436+ hotels available in Fort Lauderdale. Prices start at $95 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Jacksonville to Jacksonville Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 49m and costs $1 - $2.

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