There are 7 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star

$45 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa

$10 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy to Wpb Itc @ Bay I 1
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3790

$51 - $93

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa 239.4 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Fort Lauderdale, line 30 bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$61 - $246

Bus to Miami, fly, line 30 bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  3. Take the line 30 bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$72 - $271

Train to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, fly, line 30 bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Station to West Palm Beach Station
  2. Fly from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach (PBI) to Tampa (TPA) PBI - TPA
  3. Take the line 30 bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center

$93 - $433

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

Amtrak operates a train from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from West Palm Beach/Palm Beach to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once 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
Brightline
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Station to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
gobrightline.com
Book at
gobrightline.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Palm Tran
Website
pbcgov.com
Bus from E Camino Real @ Dixie Hwy to Wpb Itc @ Bay I
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
pbcgov.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohart.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Tampa is 306 km. The road distance is 383 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is to bus which costs $10 - $35 and takes 4 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is to fly and line 30 bus which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $60 - $250.

Is there a direct train between Fort Lauderdale and Tampa?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak and arriving at Tampa Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

Is there a direct bus between Fort Lauderdale and Tampa?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Fort Lauderdale and arriving at Tampa. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa?

The train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak takes 4 h 43 min including transfers and departs once daily.