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Transportation From FLL To Miami  
User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 724 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12604 times:

I am flying into FLL and need to get to Miami. What is the most convenient and cost effective way to get to Miami from FLL - Please let me know - Much appreciated  Smile

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User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12574 times:

look into taking the Tri-Rail. its a train that runs from west palm beach, to miami airport.

User currently offlineNjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12573 times:

Take the bus transfer to the FLL airport Tri Rail Station and then take the tri rail to the metro rail which takes you into miami. Or you can take the Broward County Bus from the airport to Aventura Mall and hop on Route 3 of the Miami Dade TRansit and that takes you into Miami and connecting to other routes


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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12563 times:

Thank you for the info ....

how much does it cost and approximately how long does it take?


User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12555 times:

Where in Miami do you need to get to?


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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12523 times:

for FLL-MIA, I recommend Super Shuttle

User currently offlineAirlineFanatic From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12483 times:

re: "for FLL-MIA, I recommend Super Shuttle "

Last I was in FLL, I was told by Super Shuttle reservations that they DO NOT serve FLL airport  Sad





User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12473 times:

I am not trying to be cute, but probably the cheapest and most effecient solution would be to rent a car for the day.....car rentals in Florida are very well priced, and there is generally no charge to pick the car up in FLL and drop it at MIA or another location in the Miami/Miami Beach area. FLL is very conviently located - it borders the 95 which goes into downtown Miami.

User currently offlineKennedy1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12459 times:

The tri rail is VERY cheap and very easy. It also connects to the metro rail in Miami which can get you around fairly easily inside Miami itself.

I think the cost is somewhere around $5 from what I remember.


User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12455 times:

The METRO system in Miami SUCKS. It takes you everywhere that most people as in TOURISTS do need not need to use, even for residents it is very limited (I being one of them)

I do not recommend the METRO. It takes you to inner city dumps, downtown(which for tourists besides bayside and shopping on flager ave not much else), brickell (if you work in the financial district of Miami, like myself it works out), Hialeah (mmm another dump), one good tourist spot in the METRO system is the last stop(s)- Dadeland North and South to do shopping at the mega mall of Dadeland.

YOUR BEST BET = RENT A CAR, AS POSTED BEFORE FAIRLY CHEAP AND YOU CAN DROP IT OFF AT MIA.

PS. THE WEATHER IS GREAT DOWN HERE! VERY SUNNY AND 90 DEGREES



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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12424 times:

good point in renting a car. Most rent-a-car companies are very competitive (espically at FLL, where there are so many so close.). If you go that route, I'd try to pick Alamo as a visitor, as it is right on US 1, so you cannot get lost. I remember that we had used Hertz for years, but then they moved or something and I remember thinking to myself "where the hell are we going!"...nice new facility, though...and it actually is not too hard to get to...take US 1 to Old Griffin Road and go east then north and your there!

User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12414 times:

Take the Super Shuttle if you want to sit on a minibus for one and a half hours rumbling through slums.

If I were to do it again, I'd take the taxi for $35.

Tri Rail has hourly service. Know the schedule in advance so you dont get stuck on the platform for an hour.

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Are you going to MIA or the city of Miami? If its MIA you want, please skip the hassle and take the taxi.

If you are unfamiliar with the environment in South Florida watch out! The fumes, the headaches, the traffic congestion, the unfamiliarity, the motion sickness are common things in So Fla that will make your life hell.

You will already be tired while in transit so please please please take the fastest, easiest methos there is, even if it costs a bit more.



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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2093 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12408 times:

I've taken the TriRail Commuter lots of times. It links all three South Florida airports. It's convenient, cheap, and reliable.

User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3344 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12378 times:

Your best (and cheapest) bet is to go with Tri-Rail or SuperShuttle (if as was said above, they even serve FLL), I've never taken the SuperShuttle myself but sometimes on Sundays if there's nothing to do I go out and take the Tri-Rail from the Miami Airport Station to Magnolia Park, at the end of the line, just for fun. It's comfortable, and the cars are double deckers,  Big grin so you get great views of I-95 (the train tracks run parallel to it) and other scenery around the tracks. The cars come equipped with restrooms and a ticket on Tri-Rail doesn't cost much, especially on weekends when prices go down. From Miami Airport just take a five minute city bus ride to the MIA terminal. I have to agree with MIASkies about the rest of the public transit system; AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS. Hialeah isn't really that much of a dump though, at least on the northern and western outskirts, where I live, and they have their own city buses. A taxi would be best, though, but it can get expensive.

User currently offlineF9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 696 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12352 times:

SuperShuttle does NOT serve FLL. The equivalent to SuperShuttle is Tri-County Airport Express. Their web site is http://www.floridalimo.com. The reason SuperShuttle doesn't serve FLL is more to do with Broward County politics more than anything. Fares to Miami are about $15 if you're going downtown or the cruise ship terminal, or a little more if you're going south of downtown Miami to Coral Gables or Coconut Grove.

Tri-Rail will only cost around $4, but the train only runs every two hours (although they are working on this). You can look at schedules and fares at http://www.tri-rail.org. Also, you must carry your own luggage. A taxi is faster, but it will set you back $65 to downtown Miami.

If you happen to be taking a cruise from the Port of Miami, the cruise line you are using will sell you a transfer directly from FLL to the ship for around $20. You will probably need to call the cruise line and make reservations for this.

F9Fan

[Edited 2004-07-27 04:53:47]

User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12339 times:

Not true on the Tri-Rail:
trains operate at (from FLL station)
SOUTH: 5:35am, 6:55am, 7:55am, 8:55am, 9:55am, 10:55am, 11:55am...then break for about 3 hours until: 3:11pm and hourly until 9:11pm...that was weekday. Weekend is another story. Its not even worth posting, its so bad!


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