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

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Drive, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Drive from The Villages to Orlando Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...

$50 - $128

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Bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Ocala to West Palm Beach RedCoach
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale RedCoach

$137 - $178

Bus via Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Ocala to Fort Pierce RedCoach
  2. Take the bus from Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza to Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station 1100 / ...

$129 - $193

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from The Villages to Fort Lauderdale 255.9 miles

$25 - $40

Taxi, bus, line 32 bus to Tampa, fly to Fort Lauderdale  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from The Villages to Ocala, FL
  2. Take the bus from Ocala, FL to Tampa, FL
  3. Take the line 32 bus from M L King Jr Blvd @ Central Av to Airport Rental Car Facility
  4. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) TPA - FLL

$278 - $474

Bus to Gainesville, fly to Miami, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ocala to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
  2. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Miami (MIA) GNV - MIA
  3. Take the train from Miami Airport Station to Fort Lauderdale Broward Station

$232 - $509

Bus to Tampa, fly to Miami, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Ocala, FL to Tampa, FL
  2. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Miami (MIA) TPA - MIA
  3. Take the train from Miami Airport Station to Fort Lauderdale Broward Station

$285 - $488

Bus, bus to Orlando, fly to Fort Lauderdale  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Lady Lake - Bealls Dept Store to Daytona International Speedway
  2. Take the bus from Daytona International Speedway to Skyview Plaza Orlando
  3. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) MCO - FLL

$139 - $319

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from The Villages to Fort Lauderdale is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from The Villages to Fort Lauderdale is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between The Villages and Fort Lauderdale is 225 miles. The road distance is 255.9 miles.

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The best way to get from The Villages to Fort Lauderdale without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 42 min and costs $130 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from The Villages to Fort Lauderdale, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tampa Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between The Villages to Fort Lauderdale is 256 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to drive from The Villages to Fort Lauderdale.

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

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There are 1293+ hotels available in Fort Lauderdale. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from The Villages to Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Distance: 225.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from The Villages to Fort Lauderdale via Ocala, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Airport/Rental Car Center in around 6 h 42 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to Miami
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Tampa to Miami
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
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 Tampa to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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
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
Train from Orlando Amtrak to Fort Lauderdale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Ocala to West Palm Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $70
Bus from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$25 - $35
Bus from Ocala to Fort Pierce
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$50 - $75
Business
$40 - $60
Bus from Ocala to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza to Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
American Bus Tickets
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Ocala, FL to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Website
gohart.org
Bus from M L King Jr Blvd @ Central Av to Airport Rental Car Facility
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohart.org
Yankee Trails
Website
yankeetrails.com
Bus from Lady Lake - Bealls Dept Store to Daytona International Speedway
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
yankeetrails.com
Escot Bus Lines
Phone
+1-888-571-7778
Website
escotbuslines.com
Bus from Daytona International Speedway to Skyview Plaza Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
escotbuslines.com
Other operators
Taxi from The Villages to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
A-1 Taxi
Phone
+1 352-753-1415
Website
a1taxi.us

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