The driving time from Orlando, Florida to Fort Lauderdale, Florida is:

3 hours, 4 minutes

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Driving time from Orlando, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL

How long is the drive from Orlando, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL? The total driving time is 3 hours, 4 minutes.

Your trip begins in Orlando, Florida. It ends in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

If you're planning a road trip, you might be interested in seeing the total driving distance from Orlando, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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It is possible to combine a trip to Orlando theme parks and drive to Fort Lauderdale for its beaches. According to, Fort Lauderdale boasts of 7 miles of warm and soft sand.

The 4 public access beaches are Dania Beach, John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Hollywood Beach and Hallandale Beach.

Dania Beach is located between Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. It is family-friendly with playgrounds and Seminole “chickee huts” for shade. For cool refreshments and homemade ice cream, visit Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant on South Federal Highway.

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach has 2½ miles of natural beach, 2 boat ramps with easy access to the ocean through the Port Everglades Inlet, and plenty of opportunity of snorkeling and nature trail walks. The park has restrooms and picnic areas.

Hollywood Beach has a 2½-mile beachside Broadwalk, over 50 restaurants, over 30 boutiques and shops, and plenty of live performances throughout the year. It’s a perfect place for meals and people-watch. North Beach area is best for those who prefer quieter places and for those who are shells seekers. Hollywood Beach has picnic areas, restrooms, shower facilities, playgrounds and an observation tower.

Hallandale Beach is the southernmost beach with “chickee huts” for rent. There is a playground, restroom and shower facilities and bocce ball courts.

Orlando, Florida

City: Orlando
State: Florida
Country: United States
Category: cities

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

City: Fort Lauderdale
State: Florida
Country: United States
Category: cities

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