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Approximate Travel Distance
24 Miles
Approximate Flight Duration
10 min
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Transportation to Fort Lauderdale Airport from the City Center

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport is very close to the city centre and for this reason very easy to reach. You can reach the airport in a short time if your hotel, like many accommodation options in Fort Lauderdale, offers free shuttle services. You can take a taxi or drive your rented vehicle to the airport, where you can also return it. Buses and commuter trains are available for those who prefer public transportation.  

Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport is made up of 4 big terminals. Don’t forget that to avoid long walks you can take advantage of the free shuttle services provided between the terminals.


In Fort Lauderdale, taxi fares are calculated based on the area travelling to, not on the distance covered. In normal traffic conditions, it only takes 7 to 8 minutes to reach the airport from the city centre. You can easily find a taxi in the city centre or ask your hotel to arrange a taxi in advance.

Hotel Shuttle Service

Most of the hotels in Fort Lauderdale offer free shuttle services. With such a service provided by the hotel, you can easily and quickly reach the airport without paying any fees.

Car Rental

There are many car companies located in the city centre. You can reach the airport by renting a vehicle that is suitable to your budget. Take the U.S. Route 1 (US 1) to get from the city centre to the airport. This journey lasts approximately 10 minutes in normal traffic conditions.


You can reach the airport from the city centre in half an hour by using bus route 1.

Commuter Rail

Use the commuter rail if you are planning to travel to Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport from the areas of Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach. Once you get out of the station, take the free shuttle buses available to reach the terminal buildings.

Airport Information

Located just 3 miles from the city centre, the airport serves passengers with 3 duty free shops and various other stores. There are also many cafes, bars and restaurants at the airport that offer options for almost every taste. Live music performances are staged almost every day at Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport. Free Wi-Fi is available across all 4 terminal buildings.

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016

Transportation to Miami City Center from Airport

Dade Collier Training and Transition Airport

Miami is one of the most popular cities in the United States of America and it is one of the cities on the Atlantic coast of Florida. Miami, a world-famous city in the field of tourism and art, has the feature of being the place where especially most of the Latino celebrities live.

Most of the Latin movies and TV series in the country are produced in this city. Miami, one of the most important tourism cities in the world, has 5 international airports.

Rail System

It is possible to reach the city center from the airport with the rail system lines in Miami consisting of Downtown and the Miami Beach located on two sides of a gulf formed by the Atlantic Ocean.

To do this, you need to get on the tram called “Metrorail” which departs from the airport and get off the tram after 7 stations to board the bus number 5100 from Dadeland. This journey takes about 40 minutes. Similarly, the bus 5100 also goes to the South Beach in Miami Beach.


There are also the bus services between the airport and the city center. You can reach Miami Beach and the city center called ‘Downtown’ by taking the buses 7, 42 and 150 departing from the terminal exits.

The buses 150 and 42 are used as an express line, also known as “Metrobus”. It takes about 50 minutes to get to the city center by these buses.


You can reach the city by taking a taxi from the airport which is 15 kilometers away from the city center. Taking taxi to the city center costs an average taxi fare, but taxi fare is a little bit higher if you want to go Miami Beach and South Beach.

Rent a car

You can get to every point of the city by renting a car from the airport keeping in mind that there is traffic on weekend evenings, especially in Downtown and Miami Beach.

At the airport, there are many car rental offices, some of which offer luxury cars. After renting a car from the airport, you need to drive through the toll road called ‘Airport Expy’. This road will connect you to the 6th Avenue at a major intersection.

Once you cross a big intersection again, you will be connected to the 3rd Avenue. These roads numbered and named based on the 4 main directions will eventually connect you to the city center through the 4th Avenue.

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2016

Miami Intl. Airport

Miami is one of the most vibrant cities in the United States. This coastal city is served by 5 airports, including Miami International Airport, which is the main airport in South Florida for long-haul international flights and is a major gateway between Latin America and the U.S. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center from the airport, including rail, bus, taxi, and rental cars. 


Miami International Airport is connected to the city center and other parts of the Greater Miami area by the Metrorail, and Tri-Rail systems. Both systems ensure a comfortable and convenient trip to the city from the airport. The Metrorail system operates from the airport to various locations in Miami. The Metrorail Orange Line runs from the Miami Central Station, which is accessible from the airport terminals using the free MIA Mover train. It takes about 15 minutes to get to Downtown Miami from the Miami Central Station. The Tri-Rail system operates from the airport, via the Miami Central Station, to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. The Tri-Rail System is accessible from the airport terminals using the free MIA Mover train. For more detailed information on these lines and routes please visit Miami Internatoinal Airport’s website.


The Metrobus system is another convenient and affordable transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. The Metrobus also connects to the Metrorail and Metromover. You can take the Metrobus to major locations in the city from the Miami Central Station. The Miami Central Station is accessible using the MIA Mover train from the airport terminals. For more detailed information regarding the Metrobus please visit Miami International Airport’s website.


Taxis are a comfortable and easy transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. Taxis are easily accessible from the designated taxi stands located at the lower level outside of the terminals. We recommend ignoring transportation offers from solicitors inside the terminals. There are uniformed airport attendants on duty ready to help passengers. A taxi to the city center takes about 20 minutes. For more information about taxi companies and fares please visit Miami International Airport’s website.

Rent A Car

Renting a car from the airport is another method of transportation passengers can consider to get to the city. Renting a car is also a great option for getting around the city and its surrounding areas during your trip. There are various rental car companies located at the Rental Car Center. The Rental Car Center is accessible from the terminals using the MIA Mover train. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Advantage, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, National, Payless, Sixt, and Hertz.   

Last Updated: 02 Jan 2017

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Which airports can I use for Fort Lauderdale-Miami flights?

For Fort Lauderdale-Miami flights, you can use Fort Lauderdale Intl Airport, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport as departure airport, and Dade Collier Training and Transition Airport, Miami Intl. Airport, Miami Opa Locka Executive Airport, Miami Airport, Miami Executive - Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Fort Lauderdale-Miami and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Fort Lauderdale-Miami is 39 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 10 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Fort Lauderdale-Miami flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Fort Lauderdale-Miami flights is Monday.

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