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Fort Lauderdale - Jacksonville Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville. Traveling by bus from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville usually takes around 8 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance305 mi (491 km)
Shortest duration6h 35m
Cheapest price$37.48
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Brizella

December 22, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Cons: Timing was good. Tips: Follow the rules.yes.

4.0

Maurice Jules

March 6, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Staff was very friendly and interacted with passengers. Cons: Toilet facilities needs improvement. Tips: Toilet facilities should be improved.

5.0

William

June 28, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The onboard wifi with movie selection was an added bonus I didn’t expect. Cons: Some of the staff was amazing, but I didn’t interact with a couple that were extremely rude. Tips: Bring snacks because the prices at the bus stations are EXPENSIVE!!

How much is a bus ticket from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville?

Bus tickets for a trip from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville cost $47.35 on average. Tickets cheaper than $47.35 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville are expected to cost between $45 and $61 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Jacksonville within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $46. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville, mark your calendar for February. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $50. However, taking the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville during March is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $58. The best way to find deals on a trip in March is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $37.21 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US59h 10m$59.17
Greyhound48h 34m$57.39
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 5 trips per day from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 34 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Jacksonville usually start from $37.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 305 miles from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Jacksonville at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville; ticket prices start at $49.00.

City Information

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 Miami Airport for more flight options.

Jacksonville

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Jacksonville, or simply "Jax," is the largest city by area in the continental United States. Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, this sunny city along the St Johns River also boasts 22 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, coastal cuisine, and many historic neighborhoods to explore.

Natural beauty is king in Jacksonville, and where better to soak in some of the Sunshine State's outdoor wonders than the beach? Try Little Talbot Island for beachcombing or fishing, Big Talbot Island for exploring wetlands and marshes, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for surfing. If you don't have the patience for birdwatching in the wild, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let you get up-close and personal with over 2,400 animals.

To take a break from the sun's rays, head indoors to one of Jacksonville's many eclectic museums. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens combines European-inspired gardens with an impressive collection of fine art, while the Museum of Science and History is worth a stop for its planetarium alone. On Saturdays, you wouldn’t want to miss the Riverside Arts Market where artisans and farmers set up stalls along the river, and you can catch live music, food trucks and even free yoga.

Jacksonville is easily accessed by air, train, or bus, and connects Florida to locations throughout the South. Amtrak's Jacksonville train station is located in the northern outskirts of the city, and most bus service in and out of Jacksonville conveniently departs from the JTA Intercity Bus Terminal in the heart of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Fort Lauderdale?

Main departure station: Broward Blvd Park & Ride - 299 NW 22nd Ave

Buses to Jacksonville leave from 3 stations in Fort Lauderdale.

All bus stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Broward Blvd Park & Ride - 299 NW 22nd Ave

  • Broward Blvd Park & Ride - 216 NW 22nd Ave

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

Where does the bus arrive in Jacksonville?

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Main arrival station: JTA Intercity Bus Terminal

The modern, light-filled Intercity Bus Terminal at 1111 W Forsyth Street in Jacksonville helps travelers reach destinations throughout Florida and the Southern United States. Bus service to and from Jacksonville’s primary station is operated by Red Coach, Greyhound, and Jefferson Lines. The station is located in the downtown business district and, as the city’s central transportation hub, includes connections to the Skyway monorail as well as rental bike services and taxi services. You’ll find a cafe and grill onsite so you can grab a meal or take snacks to go.

All bus stations in Jacksonville:

  • JTA Intercity Bus Terminal

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