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1. How do I get from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport or Port Everglades to Miami International Airport or Port of Miami and Vice Versa?
2. Where are the taxi , train, and bus stops at the Fort Lauderdale airport?
3. Frequently asked questions about the Broward County Transit (BCT):
4. Do thousands of college students still come to Fort Lauderdale for Spring Break
5. What are the closest hotels to the Broward County Convention Center and Port Everglades?
6. What are the closest hotels to the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport?
7. Where can I obtain relocation information?
8. Where can I get a map of Fort Lauderdale?
9. Do you have condo rental information?
10. How do I get to the Broward County Convention Center?
11. Are there any locations that offer wireless and high-speed internet access (other than hotels) in the area?
12. Where are some pet-friendly places in Greater Fort Lauderdale?
13. How can I stay safe at the beach if there is a riptide?
 


  Your questions about our sunny destination are always welcome.

1. How do I get from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport or Port Everglades to Miami International Airport or Port of Miami and Vice Versa? Taxi and limo services are common modes of transportation from Fort Lauderdale to Miami.

Taxis, Private Car/Limo, and Shared Ride are available outside terminal baggage claim areas throughout the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and the Miami International Airport.

Taxi fares are based on mileage and time and average about $70. Call Yellow Cab/Checker for further information (954) 565-5400

Prices for private car and limo services vary depending on individual or shared-ride. Limo services are available through USA Transportation (800) 458-0500, Enova Transportation (877) 587-7667, Elite South Florida Shuttle, (877) 786-9546, Tri-County airport limo (800) 497-5722, and Limos of South Florida (800) 901-1644. Rates can range from $75-$125.

Go Airport Shuttle offers rides from the Greater Fort Lauderdale area to the Greater Miami area. Rides from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport to Miami Airport are $25 per passenger. Call (800) 244-8252 for prices on other destinations. SuperShuttle service from Miami Airport to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport is approximately $23 per passenger. For additional SuperShuttle information, call (800) 258-3826.

Airport transportation is also listed in the "Getting Around" section of our website. Airport Information Hotline: (954) 359-1200.

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  2. Where are the taxi , train, and bus stops at the Fort Lauderdale airport? Taxi, train, and bus stops are located at the bus stop adjacent to Terminal 1 or in between Terminal 3 and 4. Taxis and limos serving Fort Lauderdale include Yellow Cab/Checker (954)565-5400, Enova Transportation (877) 587-7667, Elite Limousine (954) 733-9600, and Limousines of South Florida (305) 635-0088. Tri-Rail shuttles with service to the Fort Lauderdale airport Tri-Rail station have regular pick-ups throughout the day. For Broward County destinations call (800) TRI-RAIL for further information.

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  3. Frequently asked questions about the Broward County Transit (BCT):

What are the costs of BCT bus ride? 
Regular One-Way Fare (Base Cash): $2.00
Senior / Youth / Disabled / Medicare: $1.00

What are the costs of BCT bus passes?

All Day Pass = $5 regular, $4 Senior/Youth/Disabled/Medicare
10 Rides Pass = $20
7 Day Pass = $20
31 Day Pass = $70
31 Day Reduced Fare Pass = $
40 Senior/Youth/Disabled/Medicare; $50 College Pass

What is the age for a youth bus pass?
18 years or younger. Children under 40 inches ride free.

Which bus routes travel to the beaches?

Beach Route #
Deerfield Beach 48
Pompano Beach 11, 42
Fort Lauderdale Beach at Commercial Blvd. 11, 55
Fort Lauderdale Beach at Oakland Park Blvd. 11, 36, 72
Fort Lauderdale Beach at Sunrise/Las Olas Blvd. 11, 36, (Sunrise only) 40
Dania Beach 4
Hollywood (North) Beach 4, 12
   

Which bus travels to the Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL) Airport? Which terminals do they go to?
Route 1 travels to FLL and stops on the upper level at the Rental Car Center, bus-way area. Look for the Broward County Transit signs.

Where is the Central Bus Terminal located?
101 Northwest 1st Avenue, on the northwest corner of Broward Boulevard and Northwest 1st Avenue, in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Is there a bus or shuttle that travels to Port Everglades?
There is no BCT bus or shuttle that travels directly to Port Everglades. You can travel on Route 1, and get off at State Road 84 and Federal Highway, and take a cab to your Port Everglades destination, or you can travel on Route 40, get off at 17th Street Causeway and Eisenhower Boulevard, and take a cab to your Port Everglades destination.

Is there a bus that travels from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International (FLL) Airport to the Miami Airport (MIA)?
There is no bus that travels directly from one airport to the other. You can take the SFRTA/Tri-Rail shuttle bus from FLL directly to the SFRTA/Tri-Rail Station. Take SFRTA/Tri-Rail directly to the Miami Airport and a shuttle bus will take you to your terminal.

Is there a bus that travels from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International (FLL) Airport to the Port of Miami (MIA)?
There is no bus that travels directly from FLL to the Port of Miami. You can take Route 1 to Aventura Mall and make a connection to Miami-Dade Transit Route 3, to the Port of Miami.

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  4. Do thousands of college students still come to Fort Lauderdale for Spring Break? Although everyone is welcome to our sunny shores, Greater Fort Lauderdale has not been home to Spring Break since 1985 when over 350,000 students visited our sun-kissed destination. Today, approximately 15,000 students experience the "Venice of America" during Easter vacation. Fort Lauderdale is no longer "where the boys are," but where well-heeled Europeans, sophisticated Northerners and laid-back Mid-Westerners come to relax and vacation. From the late 1980's into the early 90's, Fort Lauderdale was a destination in transition. Our area's success at ridding itself of three decades of notoriety as a "rowdy, anything goes town" to a sun-filled vacation hotspot has made us the fastest growing travel destination in South Florida with a wealth of cultural activities for families, international visitors and business travelers. Spring Break is part of the heritage of Greater Fort Lauderdale. It all started in the 1930's when the college swim teams came to train in Fort Lauderdale and in 1960 when Connie Francis and George Hamilton memorialized Spring Break in the film "Where the Boys Are." Today, students enjoy Spring Break in cities like Panama City, Daytona Beach and Cancun.

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  5. What are the closest hotels to the Broward County Convention Center and Port Everglades?

Click here for a map of hotels closest to Port Everglades and the Broward Convention Center.

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel
954-626-1700
0.24 miles
Holiday Inn Express-Convention Center 
800-465-4329
0.26 miles
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
866-450-9990
0.32 miles
Hyatt Regency Pier 66 
800-233-1234
0.69 miles
Extended Stay America Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
954-761-9055
0.69 miles
Embassy Suites-Fort Lauderdale 
800-854-6146
0.4 miles
Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center
800-833-1516
0.5 miles
Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port Inn
954-767-8700
0.74 miles
Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port
954-524-9900
0.75 miles
Crowne Plaza Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
954-523-8080
1.09 miles
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa 
800-222-6543
1.34 miles
Lago Mar Resort & Club 
800-524-6627
1.07 miles
Best Western Oceanside Inn 
800-367-1007
1.37 miles
B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale
888-662-4629
1.37 miles
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach
800-327-8154
1.57 miles
Bahia Cabana Beach Resort
800-323-2244
 
1.7 miles
Candlewood Suites Fort Lauderdale Air/Sea Port
954-522-8822
1.95 miles
The Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
954-465-2300
2.17 miles
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
800-627-7108
 
2.37 miles
W Fort Lauderdale
954-414-8200
2.48 miles
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
800-445-8667
2.55 miles
Riverside Hotel
800-325-32801.69
1.69 miles
Atlantic Hotel
866-837-4274
2.64 miles
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
954-981-2700
3.62 miles

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  6. What are the closest hotels to the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport?

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT
Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port 954-524-9900 1 mile
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport 954-920-3300 1.5 miles
Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel 800-947-8527 1.5 miles
Crowne Plaza Ft Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port 954-523-8080 1.5 miles
Comfort Suites Convention Center 800-760-0000 2 miles
Embassy Suites-Fort Lauderdale 800-854-6146 2 miles
Holiday Inn Express-Convention Center 800-465-4329 2 miles
Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Airport 800-833-1516 2 miles
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel 800-733-7663 3 miles
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina 866-450-9990 3 miles
Hyatt Regency Pier 66 800-233-1234 3 miles
 

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  7. Where can I obtain relocation information?

To find an overview of the City of Fort Lauderdale, visit http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/visitors/about-fort-lauderdale. Many real estate agents will also provide free relocation information, as well as information on housing and neighborhoods. Visit the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale to find more: http://www.r-world.com/.

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  8. Where can I get a map of Fort Lauderdale? There is a map of the Fort Lauderdale area on our website, but it is not to scale. Additional maps of the area can be found on Excite Maps, and Microsoft Expedia. Call 800-22-SUNNY to receive an Visitors Guide & Map of Greater Fort Lauderdale. For a state map of Florida, contact Visit Florida at (850) 488-5607.

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  9. Do you have condo rental information?

We do not have condo rental information. However, we do offer a unique lodging concept known as Superior Small Lodgings comprised of numerous small fine hotels, motels, and inns distinguished by their friendly ambience and personalized service. Many of these properties have 1-3 bedrooms and kitchenettes and offer daily, weekly, and monthly rates. You can find more information on these properties in the hotel section of our website or call 800-22-SUNNY and ask for a color directory. There are also many large hotels in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area with accommodations to fit the needs of any type of guest. Click here for vacation rentals in Fort Lauderdale. 

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10. How do I get to the Broward County Convention Center?

The Broward County Convention Center is located at 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale in the Port Everglades, (954) 765-5900.

From the North or South: Take I-95 or Florida's Turnpike and Exit at 595 East. Exit at US 1 North and proceed to SE 17th Street. Go East on SE 17th Street to Eisenhower Blvd. Turn right on Eisenhower Blvd and follow signs to the Convention Center.

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11. Are there any locations that offer wireless and high-speed internet access (other than hotels) in the area?

FREE WIRELESS ACCESS AVAILABLE:

Broward County Launches Free Wireless Internet Access at Several Outdoor "Hot Spots" Downtown
Broward County has launched an outdoor wireless broadband network that provides free Internet access to anyone using a laptop computer or Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) at several outdoor hot spots in the government/university campus area downtown. Hot spot locations include:

  • Stranahan Park adjacent to the Broward County Main Library
  • Along Southwest Second Street from the Broward County Governmental Center through the Old Himmarshee area
  • Along Las Olas Boulevard beginning at Andrews Avenue and continuing east to approximately Southeast 10th Avenue

A map detailing the exact location of hot spots is available online at http://www.broward.org/wifi.htm

Bubier Park and Las Olas Boulevard. Library patrons will have similar experiences with Internet connections available adjacent to the Downtown Main Library in Stranahan Park. Local residents and visitors can stay "connected" with home and work while visiting two of Broward County's key tourism areas - Las Olas Boulevard and the Old Himmarshee area of Fort Lauderdale.

BC Public 
The primary service area of the outdoor WiFi wireless network identified as "BC Public" includes Stranahan Park adjacent to the Main Library Branch, along Southwest 2nd Street from the Broward County Governmental Center through the Old Himmarshee area, and Las Olas Boulevard, beginning at Andrews Avenue and continuing east to approximately Southeast 10th Avenue. Within the Governmental Center, BC Public is accessible from several convenient locations:

  • County Commission Chambers (Room 422), meeting room 430 and the seating area outside 4th floor elevators
  • 3rd floor cafeteria
  • 1st floor lobby

Broward County's Call Center staff can step you through the brief instructions for accessing the wireless service. (954) 831-4000.

Asia Bay
1111 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 848-9900

Beefcakes Grill American Restaurant
1721 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 463-6969

Big City Tavern (free with sign-up)
609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, (954) 727-0307

Bob & Wilson's
450 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 937-2997

Chimney House - Grill & Café
701 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 900-5352

Christina Wan's Mandarin House
664 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 527-0228

D'Angelo Pizza, Wine Bar, Tapas
4215 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 561-7300

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
(866) 359-6100

Fort Lauderdale Main Public Library
(954) 357-7444 
Wi-Fi inside and out. 
Cybrary library with 40 terminals.

Golden Lyon Vintage Pub
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 467-0671

Himmarshee Bar & Grille
210 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 524-1818

Hollywood (downtown and beach areas)
(954) 924-2980. Sheridan St. to Georgis St. (Broadwalk area) and Downtown Hollywood.

Indigo Restaurant
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 467-0671

Lemongrass Asian Bistro
3811 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 564-4422

Mango's Restaurant & Lounge
904 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 523-5001

McDonald's
Intel-verified wireless Internet zones are located in several Fort Lauderdale-area McDonald's. For current information regarding this program, please visit http://www.mcdwireless.com/.

Original Fat Cat's
320 Himmarshee St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 524-5366

Panera Bread (all area locations)

Pizza Rustica
3327 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 567-2991

Preston's Wine & Martini Lounge
620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 467-0671

Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen
350 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 617-7447

Sette Bello Ristorante
6241 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 351-0505

Southport Raw Bar & Restaurant
1536 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale (954) 525-2526

Slice Pizzeria Restaurant
108 SE 1st St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 762-9929

Starbucks (all area locations)

Sunrise Harbor Marina
1030 Seminole Drive, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 667-6720

PAID LOCATIONS

FedEx Kinko's FedEx Office Downtown
300 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale (954) 467-1007

INTERNET CAFES:

Brew Urban Cafe
209 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 523-7191
Free wireless with your own laptop.

Offerdahl's Café Grill
401 E Las Olas Blvd #190, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 727-2662 

Riverside Market Café
608 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 358-8333 

Sage French Café
2378 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
(954) 565-2299

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  12. Where are some pet-friendly places in Greater Fort Lauderdale? Click here pet-friendly places and for a list of over 100 pet-friendly hotels in Greater Fort Lauderdale. 

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  13. How can I stay safe at the beach if there is a riptide? Click here for Beach Safety Tips.

 

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