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There are 6 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) DCA - FLL

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Fly to Miami  •  4h 16m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Miami (MIA) DCA - MIA

Fly to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, train  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) DCA - PBI
  2. Take the train from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale

Train  •  24h 10m

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to West Palm Beach Amtrak Station Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the train from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale Brightline

Bus  •  29h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Ft Lauderdale "Greyhound"

Drive  •  16h 55m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale 1035.6 miles

Reagan Washington (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) flights

The flight time between Reagan Washington (DCA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) is around 4h 53m and covers a distance of around 907 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 15m. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 31m. Services are operated by JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and others. Typically 160 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 37m
Layover time:
1h 15m
Total time:
4h 53m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 31m
Flight distance:
907 miles
Flights per week:
160
Cheapest price:
$132
Carbon emissions:
480 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:01
Last flight departs at:
19:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) flight schedules

Flights departing Thursday, September 23, 2021

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Fort Lauderdale
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Fort Lauderdale is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Fort Lauderdale is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Fort Lauderdale is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 16h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale is to fly which takes 3h 15m and costs $100 - $420.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Fort Lauderdale is 903 miles. The road distance is 1035.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale without a car is to train which takes 24h 10m and costs $110 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale is to fly which takes 3h 15m and costs $100 - $420. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $180 and takes 24h 10m, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 29h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale is 1036 miles. It takes approximately 16h 55m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale.

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JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Distance: 903 miles
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Fort Lauderdale via KING STREET station, Alexandria, West Palm Beach Amtrak Station, WPB ITC at BUS TRM, QUADRILLE BLVD at EVERNIA ST, and West Palm Beach in around 24h 10m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Miami
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Miami via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Miami via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Miami via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Flights from Reagan Washington to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Flights from Reagan Washington to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $390
Flights from Reagan Washington to Miami via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $410
Flights from Reagan Washington to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Flights from Reagan Washington to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Flights from Reagan Washington to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International via Tampa
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $260
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Reagan Washington to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Train operators
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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Brightline
SmartPlus
$15 - $21
Smart
$11 - $16
Select
$30 - $35
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 Alexandria to West Palm Beach Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Premium
$340 - $470
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Seat
$230 - $330
Bus operators
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 Washington to Ft Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $160
Flexible
$160 - $240

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