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miami to fort lauderdale

Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:23 pm

Hi im hoping some will be able to help m, what would peolpes advice be for the quicks way from miami to fort lauderdale other than hiring a car as i dont drive thanks
 
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:09 pm

Take the Tri-Rail. There are plenty of stations between Miami and Fort Lauderdale so one should be close to where you're originating. If you're flying in, there's a monorail between MIA and the Intermodal Center where the tri rail service starts. If you're in downtown Miami, you could take the Metrorail to the Tri Rail link station in Hialeah and connect to the tri rail there. Many stations also include free shuttles to different places in the area. It's about $5 to use the tri rail between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The trip itself is about 30-40 minutes and it's a nice ride overall. I can't tell you how much money and time and stress I've saved since I started taking the tri rail, and I feel like I was such an idiot for not using it before.
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:24 pm

thanks for that
 
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:50 pm

Use Uber or Lyft. It's much easier.
 
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:27 am

jeffh747 wrote:
If you're flying in, there's a monorail between MIA and the Intermodal Center where the tri rail service starts.


You talking about MIA Mover?

'Cause technically, that's not a monorail. :box:
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:20 pm

Airstud wrote:
jeffh747 wrote:
If you're flying in, there's a monorail between MIA and the Intermodal Center where the tri rail service starts.


You talking about MIA Mover?

'Cause technically, that's not a monorail. :box:

I believe so, if that's the cool little train that takes you between the Intermodal Center and the airport. Out of curiosity, if it is not a monorail, what is it then? I only said monorail because it looked similar to the ones at MCO that transport you to the different airsides.
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:55 pm

jeffh747 wrote:
Take the Tri-Rail.


That's fine most of the time. However if you arrive in MIA in the evening on a Saturday or Sunday you might have to wait up to three hours for a train. That happened to me recently when I arrived in MIA at 1800 on a Sunday. The Tri-Rail wasn't scheduled to leave MIA until after 2100. I took Lyft to get home. It was a lot more convenient than waiting that long for a train.
 
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:19 pm

bohica wrote:
jeffh747 wrote:
Take the Tri-Rail.


That's fine most of the time. However if you arrive in MIA in the evening on a Saturday or Sunday you might have to wait up to three hours for a train. That happened to me recently when I arrived in MIA at 1800 on a Sunday. The Tri-Rail wasn't scheduled to leave MIA until after 2100. I took Lyft to get home. It was a lot more convenient than waiting that long for a train.

That is very true. Their lack of frequencies can hinder the convenience of their service, especially on the weekends. That's something I always consider when choosing flights, living between PBI & FLL.

However, the tri rail is pretty much the only other way to get between Miami and Fort Lauderdale that doesn't involve hiring a car service, whether it's taxi or uber/lyft. If plans can be flexible, it's hard to beat $5.30 for a train fare, as opposed to $25-$30 Uber from Miami. At least on weekdays the frequencies are slightly more manageable.
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:00 pm

Tri-Rail is the way to go, especially during rush hour. The train keeps moving while traffic is backed up and gridlocked. Or a combination of TriRail and Uber.
 
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:48 pm

Ah, the days when Eastern and Delta flew L10's on that route!
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:23 pm

Any advice on using the water taxi service between FLL & MIA in either direction?
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:24 pm

Any advice on using the water taxi service between FLL & MIA in either direction?
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:57 pm

11725Flyer wrote:
Use Uber or Lyft. It's much easier.


And also much more expensive.

jeffh747 wrote:
Out of curiosity, if it is not a monorail, what is it then? I only said monorail because it looked similar to the ones at MCO that transport you to the different airsides.


It's technically an automated people mover (APM). The MIA Mover is identical to the skytrain at Concourse D.

bohica wrote:
That's fine most of the time. However if you arrive in MIA in the evening on a Saturday or Sunday you might have to wait up to three hours for a train. That happened to me recently when I arrived in MIA at 1800 on a Sunday. The Tri-Rail wasn't scheduled to leave MIA until after 2100. I took Lyft to get home. It was a lot more convenient than waiting that long for a train.


During the morning and afternoon, though, trains run every hour. That service frequency might be affected by year's end once Tri-Rail starts running directly to downtown Miami, since approximately half of the trains will be diverted to the new downtown station. Then again, I do vaguely recall reading that there would be a shuttle train in place to take people between MIA and where the downtown route branches off.

PI4EVER wrote:
Any advice on using the water taxi service between FLL & MIA in either direction?


I don't believe there's water taxi service between the airports.
 
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Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:14 pm

OB1504 wrote:
11725Flyer wrote:
Use Uber or Lyft. It's much easier.

And also much more expensive.


Given the choice of making my way to the train and possibly waiting an hour or two, I'll take Uber or Lyft every time.

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