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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale. Traveling by train from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale usually takes around 7 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 4 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance184 mi (295 km)
Fastest train4h 47m
Lowest price£29.44
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Lori

30 December 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Inexpensive and timely. Cons: I would only use this method of traveling for 4-5 hour duration. Tips: Definitely worth using the train for travel to Orlando. I will do it again.

Pros: Inexpensive and timely. Cons: I would only use this method of traveling for 4-5 hour duration. Tips: Definitely worth using the train for travel to Orlando. I will do it again.

What is the price of a train ticket from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale?

In the last month, £29.44 was the average price of a train ticket from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £7.36 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£37£25£12MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale will vary between £29 and £33. Planning a train trip to Fort Lauderdale within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Orlando over the next 7 days is £29. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £26 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £36 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Fort Lauderdale from Orlando will be about £7.36 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale?

2 train services operate from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 49m£50.70
Amtrak Silver Service17h 10m£31.12
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £38.

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  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale start from £29 and the average train journey lasts about 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale?

The distance between Orlando and Fort Lauderdale is approximately 184 miles, or 295 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 47 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Orlando at 07:00 and arrives in Fort Lauderdale around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Fort Lauderdale with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando.

City Information

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

Fort Lauderdale

Nicknamed the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale offers vast stretches of white sand beaches at affordable prices, allowing the average traveler to enjoy fun under the sun with ease. Fort Lauderdale Beach is the premier destination for beach-goers and nature lovers, and it is noticeably less chaotic than its counterpart at Miami Beach, making it a perfect spot for a quiet and leisurely getaway. Another alternative is the nearby Las Olas Beach, which features clean and refreshing water. Nature lovers can also take an airboat tour to the famous Everglades and get up close to the alligators.

For shopping fans, Sawgrass Mills, a famous shopping outlet with 250 stores, will be a top choice. Don’t forget to take the time for a stroll around the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District and enjoy the setting sun as the day comes to a close.

The Fort Lauderdale Amtrak station is the main train station in the city, offering quick access to other cities in the state of Florida. In the center of town, not too far from the train station, you can find the Greyhound station which is the busiest bus travel hub in Fort Lauderdale. The principal airport in the area is the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport which, as its name suggests, is located right in between the two neighboring cities. However, it's also easy to get from Fort Lauderdale to the Miami Airport for more flight options.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Orlando Health/Amtrak Station (1400 Sligh Blvd) - ORLAMT-0

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Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Orlando where you can board the train.

All train stations in Orlando:

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Pilot Travel Center

  • Travel Plaza - 6050 Plaza Dr.

Where is the train station in Fort Lauderdale?

Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter  - FLLAMT-0

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Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter  - FLLAMT-1

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Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter  - FLLAMT-2

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Arrival stations

The Tri-Rail Station in Fort Lauderdale serves local Tri-Rail trains that travel throughout Florida and Amtrak trains to connect with the United States’ largest passenger rail system. Amtrak Silver Service trains stop in Fort Lauderdale along its New York to Miami route. The station features ample parking, indoor seating and restrooms, and two platforms with Mediterranean-style tiled roofs. Located adjacent to Interstate 95, it is easy to connect by highway to your final destination or head a few miles East into downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Train stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

Need a return trip from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando?

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