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Charlotte - Fort Lauderdale Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale. Traveling by train from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale usually takes 24 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 24 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance630 mi (1015 km)
Fastest train24h 27m
Lowest price$120.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Charlotte and Fort Lauderdale cost $160.10, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 28 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $80.76 more.

Average prices by travel date

$240$160$80JulJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale will range from $160 to $233. If you're planning to travel by train to Fort Lauderdale in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Charlotte you can find in the next 7 days is $161. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

$225$180$135$90$45ASONDJFMAMJJ
Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $142. If you're planning a trip from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $213 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$200$160$120$80$403020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale, book online with Wanderu at least 28 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $80.76 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 0h 32m$183.93
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $120.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Charlotte and Fort Lauderdale is approximately 630 miles, or 1015 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 24 hours and 27 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Charlotte at 5:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Charlotte twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Charlotte

A mecca for fans of speed in general and for NASCAR in particular, Charlotte is a burgeoning urban center that still retains its southern charm. Even if you are not a hardcore fan of NASCAR, it is still worth taking the time to check it out. Housing more than just plaques dedicated to legendary drivers, the museum also features high-tech exhibits, as well as racing simulators to keep you enthralled. If cars are not your thing, the bustling Uptown area, which houses the city’s top museums such as Discovery Place or Mint Museum Uptown, will offer a day’s worth of interesting facts to enjoy. When you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of Uptown, Freedom Park, located about three miles north of the city center, provides a natural refuge where you can recover.

Charlotte’s food scene is brimming with life, as modernized Southern staples take the city by storm. Perhaps the best place to enjoy the tastiest Southern dishes in town is at Price’s Chicken Coop. If you are looking to enjoy some fine barbecues, Midwood Smokehouse or Noble Smoke might have what you need.

Charlotte’s busiest bus station is at W 4th St in the heart of the city, offering bus trips by several carriers like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines to other cities such as Richmond or New York. The city is served by three Amtrak lines: the Crescent, the Carolinian, and the Piedmont. Travelers can catch these trains at the station on Tryon St in Lockwood. The main airport of the city is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is the sixth-busiest airport in the country. It is located 6 miles from the city center.

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 is the train station in Charlotte?

1914 N Tryon St - CLTAMT-0

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Main departure station: 1914 N Tryon St

The busiest train station in North Carolina is located at 1914 N Tryon St, slightly northeast of downtown Charlotte. This station is the origin point for the Amtrak Carolinian to New York City and the Amtrak Piedmont to Raleigh. The Amtrak Crescent also stops in Charlotte on its route from New York City to New Orleans. The station has free parking and vending machines onsite, and is close to several stations for the local LYNX light rail.

All train stations in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

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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Main arrival station: Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

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.

All train stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

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