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Transportation options from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami

Miami, located in southeastern Florida, is one of the state's (and the world’s) most popular holiday locations. Destinations often claim to offer something for everyone and Miami definitely does! During your trip, if you want to shop, swim, tan, sail, eat… Miami has it all. So enjoy your stay at your pop-art hotel, and let us guide you through the rest.

There are 4 different transportation options available when travelling from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami; you can either take a taxi, a private shuttle, a train or a bus. Taking a Fort Lauderdale private shuttle or taxi is the fastest, and most comfortable option. Your next option is to take a the free airport shuttle combined with a train, and your last and cheapest option is, again, to take the free airport shuttle combined with a bus. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Fort Lauderdale at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi or private shuttle €56 30min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €80 30min 24/7 Book
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Train €8 50.min 05:08–22:13
Bus €6 60min 05:42–19:45

How to get from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami by taxi or private shuttle

The fastest way to get to Miami is by either taking a FLL airport private shuttle or taxi. When travelling by taxi, there is no flat rate for the journey from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami; therefore, the price will be calculated using a taximeter, so depending on the time and distance travelled. Under normal traffic conditions, the trip takes approximately 30 minutes. There are different taxi companies serving FLL airport, with different coloured vehicles. However, while vehicle model and color may vary, all officially licensed taxis have their fares regulated by the Broward County law, and they are easily recognisable by their classic taxi rooftop sign. If you wish to travel of a set fare, with no additional costs along the way, you can book a private shuttle in advance. Also, if you are looking for a way to get from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami port, these two options would be the best option for you.

Taxi fare from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami

Taking a taxi or private shuttle from Fort Lauderdale to Miami is the easiest and most comfortable travel option, with a one-way from FLL airport to Miami city-centre by taxi costing €56 ($70 USD).
It is important to know that some private shuttle companies offer a flat rate fee from the airport to Miami, if you book your FLL airport shuttle in advance. If you do so, you will not have to worry about traffic conditions or any kind of service fee.

Convenience

Taking a taxi or private shuttle from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) International Airport are definitely the most convenient ways to travel to Miami. They are quick and much more comfortable than any other means of public transport. Cut out the troubles of waiting in line for a car rental or sharing public transportation with strangers; this way, you can easily head to your accommodation and start your holiday stress-free.

Editor’s Note

After a long flight it is always ideal to get a taxi or private shuttle in order to avoid the crowded airport - getting to your destination as fast as possible.

Useful Tips

There is an additional €2.50 ($3 USD) charge from the airport to any destination. Moreover, it is customary to give your driver a tip of 15%.
There are many different taxi companies operating from the airport, but they are all easily recognisable by their classic taxi rooftop sign.

How to get from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami by train

A cheaper travel option to get from FLL airport to Miami city-centre would be by public transportation. Unfortunately, there is no direct option when travelling from the airport, you will firstly have to take the free airport shuttle bus (either the FLA 1 bus or the FLA 1W bus) to Fort Lauderdale Airport Station, with a travel time of around 20 minutes and then take a train to MetroRail Station in Miami, which will take 30 minutes. The total travel time will take around 50 minutes (excluding the transfer).

How much is the train from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami?

A one-way train ticket in the Tri-Rail train from Fort Lauderdale Airport Station to Miami costs €4 ($5 USD). The first part of the trip is free. You can buy your tickets at the train station or on the Tri-Rail website.

Cost

€4 ($5 USD)

Trip Duration

50 Min.

The free airport shuttle leaves every 30 minutes and the train departs hourly.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Trains are available at Fort Lauderdale Airport Station from 05:08 to 21:53 on weekdays, and from 07:03 to 22:13 on holidays and weekends.

Where do I get it from?

Unfortunately there is no direct train from Fort Lauderdale airport - you will firstly have to take a free airport shuttle bus to the nearest Tri-Rail station, which is located at Dania Beach, a few miles from FLL Airport and then take a connecting train into Miami. To do so, there’s a shuttle bus that departs from the terminals of Fort Lauderdale Airport:

- West end of Terminal 1
- Between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3
- Between Terminal 3 and Terminal 4

Convenience

Taking a train from FLL International airport to Miami is a comfortable and fast public transport option, if you are ready to first take a bus from the airport and then a train into the centre of Miami.
However, if you are travelling with big luggage or with children, it is recommended taking another travel option.

Editor’s Note

Please remember that there is no direct train leaving from Fort Lauderdale airport, you will firstly have to take a free airport shuttle bus to the Tri-Rail station.

Useful Tips

When travelling with big luggage or with children, it is recommended to take a more direct route.
Please note, that trains can get full during airport peak-times.

How to get from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami by bus

Unfortunately, when travelling by bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, there are no direct bus routes into the city centre. You will firstly have to take the free airport shuttle bus from FLL airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport Station which takes 20 minutes, and then take a second bus, the Broward County Transit 595 EXPRESS, from Airport-Griffin/Tri-Rail Station to SW 1 A/W Flagler station. This last trip takes around 40 minutes bringing the total travel time to Miami from Fort Lauderdale to 1 hour (excluding the transfer).

How much is the bus from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami?

Taking the bus from Fort Lauderdale FLL International Airport to Miami is your cheapest transfer option, with a one-way ticket on the 595 EXPRESS costing just €3. The first part of the trip from the airport to the Fort Lauderdale Airport Station is on a free airport shuttle bus.
You can buy your ticket directly from your bus driver, however, you can only pay by cash, in dollar bills or coins. Please note, that operators do not carry change, so it is good to have the exact amount on you. If you are staying in Miami for a while, and plan on using public transportation during your trip, you can purchase a 10-Ride bus pass or a premium 31-Day pass online on the Broward website or at participating libraries.

Cost

€3 ($3.60)

Trip Duration

1 hour

Waiting time is around 30 minutes for the 595 Express bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Express bus is available at Fort Lauderdale Airport Station from 05:42 to 19:45.

Where do I get it from?

Unfortunately there are no direct bus lines from Fort Lauderdale airport - you will firstly have to take a free airport shuttle from FLL Airport to Fort Lauderdale Airport Station, and then take a connecting bus to Miami. To do so, there’s a shuttle bus that departs from the terminals of Fort Lauderdale Airport at the West end of Terminal 1, between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 and between Terminal 3 and Terminal 4.
From Fort Lauderdale Airport Station you can easily find the 595 EXPRESS bus that will take you to the centre of Miami.

Convenience

Even though taking the bus from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami is the cheapest option, it entails some organisation. Unfortunately there are no direct bus routes from the airport - you will have to take a connecting bus at Fort Lauderdale Airport Station. Going further, the bus's operating hours are not very long, meaning that if you arrive early in the morning or late at night, you will have to find another transfer option to get to Miami from the airport. Moreover, it is important to keep in mind that during the holidays (New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Day) buses do not operate.

Editor’s Note

Bus Passes are not exchangeable, refundable or transferable. Damaged cards are invalid. Lost, stolen or damaged cards will not be replaced.

Useful Tips

During the holidays (New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Day) buses do not operate.
Bus drivers only accept payments in cash, and of the exact amount as they do not carry change.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Fort lauderdale. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Fort Lauderdale from Miami city centre?

Fort Lauderdale is located 46 Km away from Miami centre. The trip by taxi or private shuttle only takes 30 minutes, and costs around €56 ($70 USD), in normal traffic conditions.

Are taxis in Fort Lauderdale or Miami equipped for passengers with disabilities?

Some taxis are accessible for passengers with disabilities. As a recommendation, it is suggested that you book your taxi in advance, to guaranty that your vehicle is adapted for wheelchairs or for passengers with special needs.

Is there a direct transfer option from Fort Lauderdale FLL airport to Miami?

There are 2 direct transfer options from FLL airport to Miami, by private shuttle or by airport taxi. If you wish to take a bus or a train to the city, you can - however, you will need to take a free shuttle bus from the airport before you take your second transfer option to downtown Miami.

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