Fort Lauderdale Tourist Information and Cruise Port Guide
Miami International Airport (MIA) is located just 25 miles south of Fort Lauderdale. Consequently, visitors to Fort Lauderdale sometimes find it more convenient to arrive at MIA than at Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL).
Diving time between Miami Airport and Fort Lauderdale is approximately 40 minutes, however the duration can be much slower at rush hour.
The Tri-Rail commuter rail service runs directly from Miami Airport to Fort Lauderdale and costs only $4 per person. A complimentary bus service connects the Fort Lauderdale train station to FLL Airport.
Although private shuttle services are available between Miami Airport and Fort Lauderdale, the cost can be well over $50 per person, so they are not recommended.
Rental car agencies at the two airports sometimes offer one-way rentals between MIA and FLL, with no drop-off charges. This can work well for families and large groups of travellers.