Getting from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami is not only quick, it’s also very easy because you have quite a few travel options available to you.
If you and your loved ones will be flying in to Ft. Lauderdale, you may decide you want to rent a car for the duration of your vacation. The Ft. Lauderdale airport has pretty much every rental car agency there is including Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Alamo, Budget and ones you’ve probably never even heard of, so you can shop around for the best price.
If you’ve ever rented a car while on vacation, you know it has its good points and bad points. First, the good points…
Renting a car gives you freedom to come and go when you please. You’re not tied down to someone else’s schedule as you are with trains and buses. This can be really convenient when traveling with a large group or with very small children, who can get fussy.
But, while renting a car can give you some freedom, it also has its drawbacks. For starters, it’s an added expense, and when you factor in daily insurance and gas, you can tack on quite a bit to your vacation budget.
There’s also dealing with unfamiliar streets and potentially heavy traffic in cities life Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Oh, and do we even have to mention finding parking? That can be a real nightmare sometimes. Click to Find the Best Car Rental Rates!
Here is a local favorite..
Gold Coast Car Rental
3000 SE 6th Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
If you are on a tight budget and don’t want to spend unnecessary money on renting a car, you could take the train to Miami and back. Florida’s Tri Rail offers convenient service from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami and a round trip ticket is $8.45 each way on weekdays. On weekends and holidays, that same ticket is $5.00. You will arrive at the Miami Airport and can get a taxi from there to the dolphin facility.
Fort Lauderdale Airport Tri Rail Station
500 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004
You may also want to consider taking a Greyhound bus to and from Miami. Bus fares are subject to change, but on most days, you can get a ticket from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami for just $10 each way via Greyhound. If you haven’t been on a Greyhound bus lately, you’ll be happy to learn they have updated their amenities. You now have access to WiFi, power outlets, movies (on some buses) and much more leg room.
Ft Lauderdale Greyhound Bus Station
515 NE 3rd St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
In-between a rental car and taking the bus I guess would be hiring an Uber or Lyft driver to take you to Miami and back. Since the distance is only a half hour drive, your fare should be $50 or less. Don’t quote me, but this seems about right.
These cars can be good, or they can be filthy and the drivers kind of weird. You never know what you’ll get!