Getting Around Fort Lauderdale

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    getting around south florida by train

    by susiemargare Written Jul 21, 2006

    info about getting around the south florida area (palm beach county, broward county, and miami/dade county) by what is evidently a commuter train can be found at -- the customer service phone is 800/874-7245.

    a website with a "trip planner" option is -- for general info -- and -- to enter a specific starting point and destination. what you will get is info on how to get from one place to the other by whatever public transit means are available -- train/bus/whatever.

    caution -- i did not try any public transit when i was in this area b/c i found these websites only after i got back!

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  • Buss, bike, train, water bus

    by JM_runs Written Dec 29, 2004

    If you are in Fort Lauderdale you don't need a car.

    If it's NOT mid summer, then get a bicycle and a big lock. It's the best way to get about, every thing is close. Some people just walk and bus but a bike is quick and fun. Some hotels lend or rent.

    Water Bus, a must ride! Runs from beach to Las Olas and down town. Get a day $5, three day, $10 or a week pass $20. Runs day and night, 9am to 12:30am next morning, so you can use it for partying and then get home.

    City Cruiser shttle runs between the beach and Down Town, and its FREE !! funny times, check schedules. Last bus about 1AM

    Normal Bus: Bus termiinal is only two blocks from RiverSide and Himershee village entertanement complexes. The number 11 runs from there, down Las Olas and up the beach (Weekdays every 30 min till 11pm). The #40 takes you to the supermarket and mall. #22 (from Terminal) Broward & Sawgrass malls.

    There is even special busses going from the beach to the swap shop.

    Taxi: Most things are close so fares should be low. But check distance before setting out. (Sawgrass mills shopping is MILES out west)

    Bikes: It's probably cheeper to purchase a 99$ one at wallmart and sell it on your last day then to rent by the hour. Bring lock and cable from home!

    Bus >>

    Fort Lauderdale Airport, Bus #1(from terminal) takes you right to your gate.

    Miami AIrport: City Cruiser (from bus terminal) connects to Tri-rail and then to Miami Airport >> ttp://

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    by ak47uk Updated Feb 18, 2004

    Taxis are expensive in Florida, soon as you get in the taxi it cost you $1.25 and it works out at around $2 to $3 a mile,and as some of the places that you want to visit could be at least 5 to 6 miles away it leaves a hole in your pocket. There are also limo's that you can hire but they are twice as much and more.

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    How to get in and out Ft Lauderdale

    by gwened Updated Jan 8, 2015

    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 |

    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

    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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    Draw Bridges

    by shohman Written Mar 24, 2005

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    If you are near the beach or Canals, prepare to wait for draw bridges to be raised and lowered. They are pretty efficient here, and it is usually only about a 5 minute wait.

    Draw Bridge

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