Airport Shuttle to Port Everglades
The airport has a shuttle that takes passengers to Port Everglades. The shutles look like regular city buses from the outside but the interior space has luggage racks. The shuttle is a quick and easy way to get from the airport to the Port.
We hoped on the shuttle after returning our rental car at the airport. The ride was a quick five minutes and dropped us off right at the Port Terminal.
The shuttles also picks up passengers from the port and returns them to the airport. We utilized this service on the way back to the airport to pick up a rental car.
Taxi is My Way
The taxi's-many of them are all over the airport. They take you to downtown and the Port Everglades for cruise ships. With 3.4 million people jumping ship (on/off that is) in a year, they need hundreds of taxis. Cost is about $10.50 plus tip to Port Everglades, and around the same to downtown. To Miami airport, a taxi may be around $22.
It is not cheaper than shuttles, but gets you there quicker and less hassle. The shuttles can take you to downtown, or Port Everglades, but it takes 4+ people and you may have to wait 30-45 minutes to get connected. If you do not want to wait for the van to fill up with people, costs can be very high, like $30 to Port Everglades, and $50 to Miami airportRelated to:
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Flying into Miami
In 2013, we flew into Miami instead of Fort Lauderdale because I could use my frequent flier for Miami but all the seats were gone for Fort Lauderdale. It's not that far between the two airports, originally I thought we would take the inexpensive Tri Rail service between the two airports, it costs only $5 and takes about 35 minutes, but there aren't that many trains. Since we were coming in kind of late and I wanted some flexibility for Saturday and Sunday, we ended up renting a car instead. Miami's airport wasn't great, the luggage took a long time coming out and it took a fair amount of time to get to the car rental facility but I suppose I would consider it again depending on the difference in the price of the fares. On the bright side, a one way car rental from MIA to FLL was cheaper than a FLL rental.
The buses are a great and cheap way of getting around. In Fort Lauderdale you pay $1 for any distance in the area one way or you can pay $2.50 for an all day pass. Get a time table and route map from a bus driver or from your hotel, they are really easy to follow and go regularly. All the buses have numbers so it is easy to find the one you want for a certain route. The buses except $1notes or change. The drivers are usually very helpful and also the bus has a computer on board that will tell you when the next stop is comng up and where you are on the route. The buses can be a little cold sometimes because of the air conditioning. In Miami Beach the buses cost $1.25. so make sure when you get on that you have some small coins as they don't give change.
Broward County Transit
3201 W. Copans Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
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Getting to Port Everglades cruise port
From the Hyatt Pier 66 we could see Port Everglades and our Princess ship but to get there you had to walk over the causeway and with the hot sun and luggage that didn't seem like a great idea. And when I asked the hotel staff if we could walk, you would have thought I asked if we could swim to Cuba. From our hotel we could take a taxi which they said would run $10-15 which seemed like a ridiculous amount for a distance I could easily walk or we could take a shuttle for $7 each. We opted for the shuttle, since the taxis are metered and you pay for wait time, we figured at least it was a set amount.
As we were waiting in this giant line of cars to squeeze into Port Everglades, a cabbie cut in front of us and then hopped out and said that we hit him. He 1st tried to extort $60 from our shuttle driver and when he wouldn't pay, he called the police. Our shuttle driver waived the fee and we walked the rest of the way since Princess was at the 1st dock, it was only about 5 minutes on foot.
When we came back to Ft. Lauderdale, we checked our bags to the airport at the dock and the walk from the Princess dock back to the Hyatt wasn't bad at all
Sun Trolley Las Olas & Beaches
The Sun Trolley is an excellent way to get around, the two routes for the tourist areas are the Las Olas-Beaches and Convention Connection which runs Friday-Monday from 9:30am-6:30pm every 15-20 minutes. It cost 50 cents per ride and they come frequently, there always seemed to be one when we wanted to ride it. You can also get an all day pass for $2, exact change is required. In addition to the marked stops, you can also wave one down.
There are two routes for tourists, the Las Olas line runs from the beach to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the beach line runs from the Harbor Shops near Port Everglades where the cruises leave from to the Galleria Mall on Sunrise Blvd.
There are three other routes that run during the week, you can view the schedule and routes here.
Visiting Las Olas by car- bring your credit card!
Should you visit Ft. Lauderdale by car, you'll appreciate the cool parking meters that line Las Olas. (That is, if you're like me, and never carry cash with you and even more rarely have loads of spare change on hand.) No need to scrounge around for loose change for the stupid parking meter my friends, Las Olas's meters take credit cards! Brilliant. Slip your card in, type in how long you'll be there on the key pad and a little receipt will come out that you put inside your car on the dash board. Easy as pie. :-)
Take a Taxi
Our last trip to Fort Lauderdale we had considerably more luggage than usual so we decided to skip the free shuttle and take a taxi. It was easy to find a taxi from the airport since there are plenty just standing by waiting for passengers. We found a nice driver and hopped into his sedan after the luggage was secured. The ride was only 8 minutes and rather comfortable. The fare came to $20 including tip.Related to:
I'm guessing that most tourists to Fort Lauderdale don't ever get on a public bus but we wanted to go somewhere outside the tourist zone so we ended up taking the bus there and back. The buses don't run all that frequently, every 20-30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday, every 15 minutes during the week. The fare is $1.75 per ride, exact change required. There is a $4 all day pass which would have saved us a little money but I hadn't realized that we would even be taking the bus much less riding it three times.
When we were getting ready to leave for the airport, we thought about taking a taxi and then thought to check the bus schedules since we didn't have luggage and sure enough there was the #1 bus that went there.
HPN to Ft Lauderdale
I thought that flying from HPN would be easy since it's less than ten minutes from where we live. After this experince, I would rather drive to JFK or La Guardia. This airport is rinky dink and poorly operated. There is not enough space to accomodate all the passengers and their small gate area was a mess of people laying about on the floor for lack of seats and space.
Yeah, wouldn't reccomend this airport.
Shuttle to port
We took agreat shuttle from FLL to the Port Everglades for our cruise last month.
we didnt have to ride with strangers! Since we were a group we got a "free upgrade" and got our own private car.
www.fllshuttles.com for sure will use them againRelated to:
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Getting around the area by car is very easy with well labeled road signs and easy to follow highway systems. The only thing that is bad about car travel is the traffic due to construction and car accidents along the way. I don't mind the construction traffic but the accidents around this area are way too frequent.Related to:
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If you don't get a rental car or don't want to move it, try the Waterbus. For $5 a day you can get to quite a few shopping, dining and entertainment areas here in Fort Lauderdale.
There are two directions. The short one goes up the New River to Las Olas shopping and Riverfront. The long one goes up the Intercoastal waterway to restaurants and the Galleria Mall. Both trips take you past mansions and yachts and are fun just for the ride. Our guests have spent whole days boating around Fort Lauderdale on the Waterbus and really enjoyed it.
cruising terminals and getting around ,FLL
indeed my old neighborhood, port terminal is big. The sites map posted before will help you,and this site will tell you all about the terminal and transportation from a cruising point of view
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How to get in and out Ft Lauderdale
I used to lived for my last 8 yrs in the USA west of Fort Lauderdale and even thus use the car there will try to give you some info on getting around in the area. This is general overview, if more details needed let me know.
Plenty to know about transportation issues here is the SFRTA =South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
impact studies for the present and future
First ,there is a nice airport, small but convenient and nice flights indeed. It is connected from the west by the I595 expressway into the I95 and beyond to the airport itself.
The I595 Express bus is great linking the west to east areas
The executive airport in city center is done by most by business and politicals here
6000 N.W. 21st Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
P: 954-828-4955 | email@example.com
The I95 express takes the park and relay concept one step further by been able to park your car and take the bus. The 95 Express Bus Service provides free commuter park and ride locations and travel along the major interstate highways to Miami-Dade County on weekdays during morning and afternoon peak travel hours. webpage
plenty of city parking and the city was named one of the best cities to park
with plenty of parking info and maps here
I have used the city hall parking garage for my civil duties, but otherwise always park on the street no problems on Andrews Ave. the beach side around Las Olas is a bit difficult but the rest is easy parking areas and nice short walks to everything.The zoo area and bonnet house are fine as well as aquatic complex lot and SE 5th Street.
The main roads passing by here are the inter state or I 95 , the west east expressway I 595; the north south US 1, and the Florida Turnpike with tolls out west, the along the beach area A1A, state roads 838(sunrise blvd) ,842(broward blvd), and 870(commercial blvd) as the main one, you can get a good route planning on
Roundabouts or traffic circles are several here similar to those in France . There are two types of roundabouts: Single-lane roundabouts and multi-lane roundabouts. Some tips from the city
Yield to drivers in the roundabout. Watch for pedestrians in the crosswalks when entering and exiting roundabouts. Stay in your lane; do not change lanes. Never stop in the roundabout.
When approaching a single-lane roundabout you are best to do these, you will see a yellow "roundabout ahead" sign with an advisory speed limit for the roundabout. Slow down as you approach the roundabout, and watch for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Continue toward the roundabout and look to your left as you near the yield sign and dashed yield line at the entrance to the roundabout. Yield to traffic already in the roundabout. Once you see a gap in traffic, enter the circle and proceed to your exit. If there is no traffic in the roundabout, you may enter without yielding. Look for pedestrians and use your turn signal before you exit, and make sure to stay in your lane as you navigate the roundabout.
Plenty of bus and free navettes in town such as the uptown link
bike location for rentals
and the bike share service
and the bike greenway designation for rides here call the Flagler greenway because it passes by the old historical Flagler railroad line
The quaint nice trolley tram on wheel service is very nice and a great family way to see the main sights in comfort.
in the above link you find the water trolley ride to cross the river from mainland to beachside, very nice indeed
another water taxi service is here for points along the intra coastal waterways and canals
you have the stops here
We have an Amtrak train station for other Florida location and connections with the rest of the USA.Station Building (with waiting room) at 200 Southwest 21st Terrace, near road I95 and
There is a tri county tri rail service used by commuters very often and visitors alike. Linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. It is run by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA). The 70.9-mile-long system has 18 stations along the Southeast Florida coast. The system connects directly to Amtrak at numerous stations down to Hialeah. webpage http://www.tri-rail.com/
you have a city bus BCT system of 299 buses on fixed routes with over 1600 bus stops. the site is here
For cruising is one of the best in the nation, and a great harbor, Port Everglades, the site with all info here
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