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Distance between Miami and Fort Lauderdale



Driving non-stop from Miami to Fort Lauderdale

How far is Fort Lauderdale from Miami? Here's the quick answer if you make this quick drive without any stops. Of course, traffic is going to make a big difference so make sure you check that before leaving.

Nonstop drive: 27 miles or 43 km

Driving time: 29 minutes

Even on a short drive, it might be more interesting to stop along the way and explore the local area. You can scroll down to see the calculation if you drive with stops.


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Flying non-stop from Miami to Fort Lauderdale

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Miami, Florida and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 24 miles or 39 km

Flight time: 33 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 3 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.1x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/1th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.




Miami to Fort Lauderdale road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Fort Lauderdale, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 43 minutes on the road


Itinerary

Start in Miami.

Drive for about 21 minutes, then stop in Pembroke Pines and stay for about 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 21 minutes and arrive in Fort Lauderdale.


To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:






Miami to Fort Lauderdale airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Miami International Airport (MIA)

Arrival airport: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 18 minutes

Getting to your destination: 10 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from MIA to FLL and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 33 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Miami to Fort Lauderdale including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 3 hours


To see the details on this flight plan, including recommended airports, airline, and route, check out the flight planner:






Plan a trip to Fort Lauderdale

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Fort Lauderdale. Trippy has an entire Q&A community where you can post questions and get answers from expert travelers or locals who know the area. For instance, you might be interested in the answers to this question: Transportation Recommendation?. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. A great place to eat might be 15th Street Fisheries. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Fort Lauderdale like Las Olas Boulevard. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Fort Lauderdale like Do I need a car in Fort Lauderdale?. Click the button below to explore Fort Lauderdale in detail.






How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Miami, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Miami!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 27 miles
driving time of 29 minutes
flight distance is 24 miles
flight time of 33 minutes
121 Miami travel answers
40 Fort Lauderdale travel answers





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