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  • January 26, 2021

Before You Travel

Everything you need to know when planning your trip to Greater Fort Lauderdale!


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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
More than 75 U.S. destinations offer direct flights to and from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. They're not just the big cities—they include Latrobe, Syracuse, and others.


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When it comes to Greater Fort Lauderdale transportation, Broward County has thought of everything. Whether it’s getting from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood–International Airport (FLL) to Port Everglades or going from Hollywood to Las Olas Boulevard’s restaurant scene, you’ll find transportation choices that are convenient and even scenic.

South Florida’s new Brightline express rail service goes from downtown Miami or West Palm Beach to downtown Fort Lauderdale in about 30 minutes. The station is modern, comfortable, and convenient, and it places you within walking distance of the art museum, Las Olas Boulevard, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and other downtown coolness. This rail has a bright future, with an Orlando station expected in 2020.

Sun Trolley
Locals and visitors know the colorful Sun Trolley as a scenic conveyance around Fort Lauderdale. Eight routes include the airport, beach, Las Olas Boulevard, Riverwalk, and several neighborhood links—all trackable by app. It costs almost nothing to ride. In fact, for most routes it does cost nothing.

Water Taxi
It’s your ride to dinner, your narrated sightseeing tour of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, and your floating bar on select boats. Take the Water Taxi and cruise by the mansions or hop on and hop off as you shop Las Olas Boulevard and the Galleria, catch a concert at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, or head back to your hotel for sweet Lauderdale dreams.

Broward County Transit
The Broward County Transit has a fleet of 346 buses covering 410 square miles of Greater Fort Lauderdale, from the beaches to Butterfly World and from Gulfstream Park to Sawgrass Mills.

Broward B-Cycle
On a bike, you’re the boss. Broward B-Cycle makes bike sharing a breeze with 27 public bicycle stations in Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, and Hollywood. Check out a bike with the BCycle app and return it to any B-Station. Try some of our favorite routes along Las Olas Boulevard and Seabreeze Boulevard.

The South Florida commuter train with the blue sky and palm trees on the side spans Miami–Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Within Greater Fort Lauderdale, Tri-Rail can take you from Hollywood to Deerfield Beach with five stops in between, and the Tri-Rail app makes it easy to plan your trip. Plus, it’s just fun to ride a train.

Ocean View Rickshaw
Look for the yellow pedicabs and hop in for a unique ride with Ocean Rickshaw’s friendly drivers around Las Olas Boulevard and Fort Lauderdale. Think of it as a carriage ride without the horse, or the eco-friendliest taxi you’ve ever seen.