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Orlando - Fort Lauderdale Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 29 intercity buses per day from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale. Traveling by bus from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale usually takes around 4 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance184 mi (295 km)
Shortest duration3h 10m
Cheapest price$22.22
Trips per day28
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Crystal

May 6, 2022- Solo travel

Jet Set Express

Good

Good

5.0

Leonardo

April 10, 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach Economy

Very good

Very good

5.0

Kerry Ann

August 15, 2021- Solo travel

Jet Set Express

Pros: Everything. Cons: Safe fast reliable. Tips: Travel in style.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Safe fast reliable. Tips: Travel in style.

4.0

Than

March 29, 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Good. Cons: Yes. Tips: May be.

Pros: Good. Cons: Yes. Tips: May be.

4.0

Isandel

August 25, 2019- Solo travel

RedCoach Economy

Pros: Bus driver was very attentive with the whole boarding and trip process. Cons: Seats were a little uncomfortable.

Pros: Bus driver was very attentive with the whole boarding and trip process. Cons: Seats were a little uncomfortable.

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

$27.44 is the average price of a bus ticket from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale. 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

$45$30$15MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale is expected to range from $26 to $37. If you are looking to travel to Fort Lauderdale within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $28. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $26 and can be found on June 16, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $29 whenever you decide to travel.

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 $11.78 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale?

There are 6 bus lines from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 17 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 US173h 47m$30.12
Greyhound65h 10m$31.70
Jet Set Express13h 41m$22.85
RedCoach Business23h 29m$55.35
RedCoach Economy23h 28m$37.25
RedCoach First Class13h 21m$45.25
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 17 trips per day from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 6 bus trips from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 10 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Fort Lauderdale usually start from $26.

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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 Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, and 1 trips per day on weekends. Each bus trip takes an average of 3 hours and 41 minutes, and Jet Set Express bus ticket prices start at just $22. Thanks to onboard amenities like WiFi, air conditioning and entertainment, Jet Set Express is a preferred choice for travel between Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

  • RedCoach Business

    RedCoach Business

    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. Red Coach Business service features 18 inch wide seats, foot rests and 2 checked bags. For journeys from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, Red Coach’s schedule offers 2 bus trips every day with prices starting from $25.
  • 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 Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, Red Coach’s schedule offers 2 bus trips every day with prices starting from $24.
  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    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. Red Coach First Class is one of the most luxurious way to travel featuring 21 inch wide seats that recline up to 140 degrees, footrests and 2 included checked bags. For journeys from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 184 miles from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 10 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Orlando?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Fort Lauderdale are there per day?

There are 29 scheduled buses that travel from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 28 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 Orlando to Fort Lauderdale; ticket prices start at $36.00.

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 does the bus leave from in Orlando?

Main departure station: 4953 International Drive

Buses to Fort Lauderdale leave from 7 stations in Orlando.

All bus stations in Orlando:

  • 4953 International Drive

  • Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

  • 1777 McCoy Rd

  • Orlando International Airport

  • Orlando (Sand Lk Road)

  • Jet Set Terminal

  • University of Central Florida

Where does the bus arrive in Fort Lauderdale?

Main arrival station: Broward Blvd Park & Ride - 216 NW 22nd Ave

Buses arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Fort Lauderdale:

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

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

  • Bus Terminal - 515 NE 3rd St

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

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

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