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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando. Traveling by bus from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando usually takes around 3 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance184 mi (295 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$17.99
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Orlando, FL

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Kerry Ann

March 13, 2021- Visiting family

Jet Set Express

Pros: That I arrived safe... Cons: Need more leg room... Tips: Be responsible in this time.

Pros: That I arrived safe... Cons: Need more leg room... Tips: Be responsible in this time.

5.0

Alisha

March 1, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was awesome. Cons: The seats a little more comfortable, but it was okayy. Tips: Get a neck pillow and make sure your cozy it’s cold a little.

Pros: The driver was awesome. Cons: The seats a little more comfortable, but it was okayy. Tips: Get a neck pillow and make sure your cozy it’s cold a little.

5.0

Philisha

February 19, 2020- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: There was charging port on the bus. The last time i took a greyhound there was none so i had braced myself for a repeat. To my surprise there was 1. Euphoric moment 4 me. Cons: Everything was good. Tips: No.

Pros: There was charging port on the bus. The last time i took a greyhound there was none so i had braced myself for a repeat. To my surprise there was 1. Euphoric moment 4 me. Cons: Everything was good. Tips: No.

4.0

Anita

February 17, 2020- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: The bus was untime... Very good ride.. Cons: Security on buses..

Pros: The bus was untime... Very good ride.. Cons: Security on buses..

5.0

Enya

February 10, 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Fast, clean, and quiet. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

Pros: Fast, clean, and quiet. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

Fort Lauderdale to Orlando Route Map

Fort Lauderdale Orlando

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

$21.52 is the average price of a bus ticket from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando is expected to range from $23 to $29. If you are looking to travel to Orlando within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $24. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $23 and can be found on October 31, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $26 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $31 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $13.24 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando?

There are 5 bus lines from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando. With 9 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US93h 43m$23.04
Greyhound53h 57m$32.16
Jet Set Express14h 0m$23.99
RedCoach Business23h 35m$51.43
RedCoach Economy13h 32m$30.55
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 5 bus trips from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 57 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Orlando usually start from $28.

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  • Jet Set Express

    Jet Set Express

    Jet Set Express is known for providing safe and reliable bus service throughout Central and South Florida, with headquarters in both Miami and Orlando. Jet Set Express runs an average of 1 bus trips from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, and 1 trips per day on weekends. Each bus trip takes an average of 4 hours and 0 minutes, and Jet Set Express bus ticket prices start at just $24. Thanks to onboard amenities like WiFi, air conditioning and entertainment, Jet Set Express is a preferred choice for travel between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

  • RedCoach Economy

    RedCoach Economy

    Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. For journeys from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $20.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 184 miles from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Fort Lauderdale?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Florida to Florida without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando; ticket prices start at $36.00.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Fort Lauderdale?

Departure stations

Buses to Orlando leave from 4 stations in Fort Lauderdale.

Bus stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Bus Terminal - 515 NE 3rd St

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

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

Where does the bus arrive in Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Bus Terminal (555 N John Young Pkwy) - ORLGLI-0

Image credit: Mark Goebel

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Arrival stations

The Bus Terminal at 555 N John Young Pkwy is the primary Greyhound bus station in Orlando, where travelers can catch a bus to other destinations throughout Florida and beyond. The station is located under 3 miles from downtown Orlando and the nearest SunRail station. There is also a Lynx public bus stop which conveniently drops people off right at the Greyhound Bus Terminal. Open 24 hours a day, the bus station provides vending machines if you need a quick bite, and there are also several fast food options within a short walk to fuel up before your trip.

Bus stations in Orlando:

  • 4953 International Drive

  • 1777 McCoy Rd

  • Orlando International Airport

  • Orlando (Sand Lk Road)

  • Jet Set Terminal

  • University of Central Florida

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