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West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale bus

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West Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale. Traveling by bus from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale usually takes around 58 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 45 minutes.

Distance41 mi (66 km)
Shortest duration0h 45m
Cheapest price$17.99
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

How much is a bus ticket from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale?

Bus tickets for a trip from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale cost $17.99 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $20. If you're planning to take the bus from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $26. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 17 days in advance to save $3.67 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale?

There are 5 bus lines from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US10h 55m$18.52
Greyhound61h 1m$18.27
RedCoach Business30h 45m$39.56
RedCoach Economy20h 48m$34.43
RedCoach First Class10h 45m$49.14
  • 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 1 trips per day from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, 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 6 bus trips from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 1 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Fort Lauderdale usually start from $18.

  • 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 West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, Red Coach’s schedule offers 3 bus trips every day with prices starting from $21.
  • 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 West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, Red Coach’s schedule offers 2 bus trips every day with prices starting from $23.
  • 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 West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $41.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 58 minutes to cover the 41 miles from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale. However, the fastest bus only takes 45 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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.

Because many passengers travel from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale 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, 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 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale 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 West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale; ticket prices start at $10.00.

City Information

West Palm Beach

Unlike its sister Palm Beach, which has long been associated with the ultra-lux lifestyle, West Palm Beach offers a treasure trove of away-from-the-shore entertainments and cultural activities. West Palm Beach houses some of the most vibrant art communities in the state, so art lovers should not miss the chance to visit the local Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, or the Norton Museum of Art. The city’s vicinity to nature allows travelers to get up close and personal with wildlife at venues such as McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, the Lion Country Safari, or Okeeheelee Park.

For food aficionados, West Palm Beach is an affordable destination that can stand toe-to-toe against Palm Beach’s restaurant scene. The principal dishes in the area revolve mostly around seafood, especially groupers and shrimps. Restaurants worth trying out include Tin Fish or Bimini Twist.

West Palm Beach station, a historic destination in the city, is served by Amtrak as well as various bus carriers. There are daily long-distance trains and buses running through this station, offering access to cities as far as New York. The main airport in the city is the Palm Beach International Airport, which is located just west of the city.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in West Palm Beach?

205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-0

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205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-1

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205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-2

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Main departure station: 205 S Tamarind Ave

The Amtrak Station in West Palm Beach is the main train station in the city, with service on the Tri-Rail commuter rail and Amtrak Silver Service. Opened in 1921, the station boasts a unique Spanish Revival design and a sweet pastel pink facade. Thanks to recent improvements, the station was beautified with additional trees, new sidewalks, and an added pizzeria for passengers to grab a quick bite. As the hub for travel in and out of West Palm Beach, this station is also a bus stop for FlixBus and Greyhound buses.

All bus stations in West Palm Beach:

  • 205 S Tamarind Ave

  • Service Plaza - Florida's Tpk mile 94

Where does the bus arrive in Fort Lauderdale?

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

Buses arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Fort Lauderdale:

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

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - 320 Terminal Drive

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

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