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

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Bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Canaveral, FL - Carnival to Boca Raton, FL Javax Bus

$92 - $108

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Canaveral - Royal CCL to Fort Pierce, FL
  2. Take the bus from Ft Pierce, Fl to West Palm Beach, Fl
  3. Take the train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Broward Station

$112 - $138

Bus, train via Fort Lauderdale Station  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Port Canaveral, FL - Carnival to Fort Pierce, FL
  2. Take the bus from Ft Pierce, Fl to West Palm Beach, Fl
  3. Take the train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station

$123 - $148

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Merritt Island to Fort Lauderdale 199.4 miles

$19 - $29

Bus, fly to Fort Lauderdale  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Canaveral - Carnival CL to Orlando Airport
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) MCO - FLL

$146 - $336

Bus, fly to Miami, train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Canaveral - Carnival CL to Orlando Airport
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Miami (MIA) MCO - MIA
  3. Take the train from Miami Airport Station to Fort Lauderdale Broward Station

$158 - $429

Questions & Answers

The distance between Merritt Island and Fort Lauderdale is 171 miles. The road distance is 199.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Merritt Island to Fort Lauderdale without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Merritt Island to Fort Lauderdale, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Orlando Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merritt Island to Fort Lauderdale is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Merritt Island to Fort Lauderdale.

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

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There are 1323+ hotels available in Fort Lauderdale. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Merritt Island to Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Distance: 171.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

Javax Bus operates a bus from Merritt Island to Fort Lauderdale 5 times a day. Tickets cost $44 - $49 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Orlando to Miami
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Orlando to Miami
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Train operators
Tri Rail
Website
tri-rail.com
Train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Broward Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tri-rail.com
Train from Miami Airport Station to Fort Lauderdale Broward Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tri-rail.com
Brightline
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
gobrightline.com
Book at
gobrightline.com
Bus operators
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Port Canaveral, FL - Carnival to Boca Raton, FL
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$44 - $49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus from Cape Canaveral - Royal CCL to Fort Pierce, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus from Port Canaveral, FL - Carnival to Fort Pierce, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus from Cape Canaveral - Carnival CL to Orlando Airport
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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
Bus from Ft Pierce, Fl to West Palm Beach, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29

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