There are 5 ways to get from Miami to Sarasota by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, FL to Fort Myers, FL Atlanta route
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fort Myers, FL to Sarasota, FL 6091

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Bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Port Charlotte,FL - Burger King 304 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Charlotte, Fl to Sarasota, Fl 1008 / ...

$39 - $85

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Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Miami to Sarasota 230.7 miles

$22 - $35

Bus to Fort Lauderdale, fly, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, FL - Holiday Inn to Fort Lauderdale Airport
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  3. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl

$121 - $323

Train to Miami, fly, bus, line 01 bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Northbound to Miami International Airport Station Northbound
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  3. Take the bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Florida Ave @ Polk St
  4. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
  5. Take the line 01 bus from Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave to Ringling Bv @ Judicial Center Wb

$79 - $286

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Miami to Sarasota. However, there are services departing from Miami, FL and arriving at Sarasota, FL via Fort Myers, FL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Miami and Sarasota is 181 miles. The road distance is 230.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to Sarasota without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 5 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Miami to Sarasota, including transfers.

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Miami to Sarasota bus services, operated by La Cubana, depart from Miami, FL station.

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

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Miami to Sarasota bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sarasota, FL station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Miami to Sarasota is 231 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Miami to Sarasota.

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

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There are 1196+ hotels available in Sarasota. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Miami to Sarasota.
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  • Distance: 181.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Miami, FL, USA and Sarasota, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Miami to Sarasota via Fort Myers, FL in around 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Train operators
Miami Dade Transit
Phone
+1 305-468-5900
Website
miamidade.gov
Train from Government Ctr.Stat.Rail Northbound to Miami International Airport Station Northbound
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
miamidade.gov
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Miami, FL to Fort Myers, FL
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fort Myers, FL to Sarasota, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Port of Miami Cruise Terminal to Port Charlotte,FL - Burger King
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
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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
Bus from Port Charlotte, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Miami, FL - Holiday Inn to Fort Lauderdale Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Florida Ave @ Polk St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 St N + Cass St E
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Sarasota County Area Transit
Website
scgov.net
Bus from Cattlemen Transfer Station Leave to Ringling Bv @ Judicial Center Wb
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
scgov.net

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