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    Default How far is Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port of Miami?

    A Yahoo Answers thread asks how far is the Fort Lauderdale airport from the Port of Miami? Seems that a larry_peddy70 is taking his mom on a cruise and wants to know if it 's worth it to fly into Fort Lauderdale for a cruise out of Miami because flights are cheaper.

    The best advice I see in the thread is given by prkswllflwr:

    it's about 25 miles, but can take anywhere from 30 min - 1 hour, depending on the time.

    to get there quickest, AVOID driving during these times:

    7:30a-10a
    4p-7p

    To save money, I often fly out of Ft. Lauderdale airport, but when I do, I'll try to schedule my departure and return so that it misses the rush hour traffic (8am-10am and 4pm and 7pm).

    The directions from Lauderdale to Miami's cruise ship port are super easy:

    * Drive South on 1-95.
    * When you see Downtown Miami, exit NW 7th Street (Exit 2A)
    * Keep your eyes open for signs that say Port of Miami.

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    That sounds right to me. All I would add is...

    - A taxi from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami costs around $85.

    - If you're traveling with a group of 3, or more Miami Beach 411 offers private transportation.

    - There is a shared shuttle that goes from Port of Miami to Fort Lauderladle Airport. However, there is no shared shuttle from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port of Miami.

    - Fort Lauderadle recently added an express bus to Miami, but I don't know if it departs from the Airport.

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    it's also worth mentioning that that shared shuttle is $28 per person (tip not included) and operates only Fridays through Mondays...

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    Good tips, Doug! I like your style! =)

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    If one had more time than money:

    Taxi from Port of Miami to Miami airport Tri-rail station: ~ $35
    Tri-rail to FLL airport station: ~ $6 per person
    Free shuttle bus to FLL airport.

    Here's a link to Tri-rail: http://www.tri-rail.com/

    Check schedules carefully and do not attempt if short on time.

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    Thumbs up Re: How far is Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port of Miami?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gus View Post
    That sounds right to me. All I would add is...

    - A taxi from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami costs around $85.

    - If you're traveling with a group of 3, or more Miami Beach 411 offers private transportation.

    - There is a shared shuttle that goes from Port of Miami to Fort Lauderladle Airport. However, there is no shared shuttle from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port of Miami.

    - Fort Lauderadle recently added an express bus to Miami, but I don't know if it departs from the Airport.

    I have to chime in on this--- My family has used the transport service offered by this site from FLL several times. It is A+ and the way to go for groups larger than 1 traveler---no question! Its also a pretty good deal. If you are on a family vacation this is 100% the best value/least hassle way to go. (note-I am not an employee and have no paid interest to give this personal testimonial!)

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    Wink Re: How far is Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port of Miami?

    What is the cheap and easy way to go from Fort Lauderdale airport to Port of Miami? what is best means of transport from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami Port for a cruise liner?

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    Hi Kelly,
    Here are some helpful answers to your questions from Michelle who is in charge of transportation at Miami Tour Company

    Questions and Answers for Transportation in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale

    Hope this helps!

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