How To Get Around The Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach, FL USA (FLL, MIA, PBI) Area

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Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Florida USA (FLL, MIA, PBI )

Hints and information on how to efficiently navigate the Fort Lauderdale/Miami/West Palm Beach areas.
Note: The information is subject to change.

This area is served by three airports; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL), Miami International (MIA) and Palm Beach International (PBI). Here is some information on how to get to the various cities and between these airports:

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL)

    • The Broward County Transit serves the airport with the #1 bus. The bus stops at Terminal 1, between Terminals 2 and 3 and finally between Terminals 3 and 4 on the arrival level.

      • Check the Web site for the most current fares. You may also purchase an unlimited all day pass. There are also other types of passes available on their Web site.
    • The Ft. Lauderdale Airport Tri-Rail station is accessible by taking the Tri-Rail shuttle from the arrivals level at each terminal. You can take the Tri-Rail to other cities in the vicinity as well as to the Miami International airport station and the West Palm Beach station (Palm Beach International Airport access via Palm Tran Routes 40 or 44 and on Palm Tran Holiday Route “Trains to Planes” ). The Broward, Dade and Palm Beach county transit buses serve the Tri-Rail station so you are well connected to get to the airports.

      • Use the online fare calculator to figure out the cost for your journey.
      • If you are heading for downtown Miami you can transfer to the Metrorail at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station which is between the Hialeah Market and Opa-locka Stations. Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach is accessible from the Fort Lauderdale and Mangonia Park stations respectively.
      • No discount is available for airline employees.
    • SuperShuttle service is not available from FLL, but you can be dropped off there.
    • Tri-county Airport Express provides shared and limousine door to door service. They also provide service to PBI and MIA.

      • If you wish, you can book your reservations online or you can call or email.
        • No discount is available for airline employees.
  • Miami International (MIA)
    • Take the free airportLink from the Terminals to the Miami Central Station. From here you can get all modes of transportation to your next destination. This station also has access to the car rental facility.
    • The Miami-Dade County Transit serves the airport with the
      following buses:

    • The Tri-Rail will take you to the Miami Central station then you can take the airportLink to the terminals.
    • The buses stop at each terminal on the arrival level (except for the Tri-Rail Airport Shuttle which only stops at Concourse E). You can use Google Maps to help you figure out which bus to take as well.
    • Use the Trip Planner for assistance. You can also get maps and additional information at the airport information center in Concourse E.
    • The Miami Airport Tri-Rail station is accessible by taking the Tri-Rail shuttle from the arrivals level of Concourse E. You can take the Tri-Rail to other cities in the vicinity as well as to the Fort Lauderdale airport station and the West Palm Beach station (Palm Beach International Airport access via Palm Tran Routes 40 or 44 and on Palm Tran Holiday Route “Trains to Planes” ) . The Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties transit buses serve the Tri-Rail stations so you are well connected.

      • Use the online fare calculator to figure out the cost for your journey.
      • If you are heading for downtown Miami you can transfer to the Metrorail at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station which is between the Hialeah Market and Opa-locka Stations. Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are accessible from the Fort Lauderdale and Mangonia Park stations respectively.
      • No discount is available for airline employees.
    • SuperShuttle service is available to all locations in the state of Florida. If you can, call ahead to make a reservation at 1-305-871-2000 or 1-800-874-8885. You may also make your reservations online.
      • Check with your airline Pass Bureau for any available discount codes.
    • Tri-county Airport Express provides shared and limousine door to door service. They also provide service to FLL and PBI.

      • If you wish, you can book your reservations online, call or email. Information is available on their Web site.
      • No discount is available for airline employees.
  • Palm Beach International (PBI)

    • The Palm Tran system serves the airport with the #40 bus. The bus stops outside the terminal level one on the outer curb. This bus will take you to downtown West Palm Beach.
      • All fare options are available on their Web site.
    • The Palm Beach Airport Tri-Rail station is accessible by taking the Palm Tran Routes 40 or 44 and on Palm Tran Holiday Route “Trains to Planes” from outside the terminal level one on the outer curb to the West Palm Beach Tri-Rail station. You can take the Tri-Rail to other cities in the vicinity as well as to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Miami airports. The Palm Tran buses serve the Tri-Rail station so you are well connected. Depending on the time of day you arrive, you may have to take a cab to the Tri-Rail station for about 10.00 USD.
      • Use the online fare calculator to figure out the cost for your journey.
      • If you are heading for downtown Miami you can transfer to the Metrorail at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station which is between the Hialeah Market and Opa-locka Stations. Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach is accessible from the Fort Lauderdale and Mangonia Park stations respectively.
      • No discount is available for airline employees.
    • SuperShuttle service is available in the state of Florida. You can, call or make your reservations online. Be sure to have the ZIP code for your location ready so that you can get a proper fare quote when you call.
      • Check with your airline Pass Bureau for your airline discount code.
    • Tri-county Airport Express provides shared and limousine door to door service. They also provide service to FLL and MIA.

      • If you wish, you can book your reservations online or you call. You will find information on their Web site.
      • No discount is available for airline employees.
  • Naturally, you can always take a cab, but it will be more expensive. Just follow the airport signs to the cab stand and tell the agent where you are heading.
  • For Florida, a rented car is much better as you can cover much more ground.
  • Some places to see in the area:

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