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Trains from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach. Traveling by train from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach usually takes around 52 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance41 mi (66 km)
Fastest train0h 52m
Lowest price$16.57
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Fort Lauderdale, FL to West Palm Beach, FL

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Taj

June 29, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Nice stuff. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Nice stuff. Cons: Nothing.

4.0

Maria

June 26, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: It was on time, courteous and helpful employees. Cons: Station restrooms were locked. Information about Tracks was only obtainable by going inside the station. Tips: Get as much information as you can before you arrive.

Pros: It was on time, courteous and helpful employees. Cons: Station restrooms were locked. Information about Tracks was only obtainable by going inside the station. Tips: Get as much information as you can before you arrive.

5.0

Luis

December 22, 2019- Visiting family

Brightline

Pros: New facilities. Cons: Seats werent amazing. But honestly it wasnt an issue. Tips: Do it great price.

Pros: New facilities. Cons: Seats werent amazing. But honestly it wasnt an issue. Tips: Do it great price.

5.0

Elaine

December 16, 2019- Visiting friends

Brightline

Pros: Relaxing, able to sleep as I was coming from ft lauderdale airport after a 2 hr flight. Cons: Friendliness of staff and promptness of coffee shop workers to appear from the back. Tips: Enjoy!

Pros: Relaxing, able to sleep as I was coming from ft lauderdale airport after a 2 hr flight. Cons: Friendliness of staff and promptness of coffee shop workers to appear from the back. Tips: Enjoy!

What is the price of a train ticket from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach?

In the last month, $16.57 was the average price of a train ticket from Fort Lauderdale, FL to West Palm Beach, FL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $4.32 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$17 whenever you decide to board the train to West Palm Beach.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach?

Amtrak Silver Service is the one and only train line which connects Fort Lauderdale, Florida to West Palm Beach, Florida. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Silver Service20h 52m$18.38
  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach start from $17 and the average train journey lasts about 0 hours and 52 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach?

The distance between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach is approximately 41 miles, or 66 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 52 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to West Palm Beach.

When are trains the most crowded?

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Fort Lauderdale at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach?

Trains leave the station in Fort Lauderdale twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to West Palm Beach with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach for $6.36.

City Information

Fort Lauderdale

Nicknamed the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale offers vast stretches of white sand beaches at affordable prices, allowing the average traveler to enjoy fun under the sun with ease. Fort Lauderdale Beach is the premier destination for beach-goers and nature lovers, and it is noticeably less chaotic than its counterpart at Miami Beach, making it a perfect spot for a quiet and leisurely getaway. Another alternative is the nearby Las Olas Beach, which features clean and refreshing water. Nature lovers can also take an airboat tour to the famous Everglades and get up close to the alligators.

For shopping fans, Sawgrass Mills, a famous shopping outlet with 250 stores, will be a top choice. Don’t forget to take the time for a stroll around the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District and enjoy the setting sun as the day comes to a close.

The Fort Lauderdale Amtrak station is the main train station in the city, offering quick access to other cities in the state of Florida. In the center of town, not too far from the train station, you can find the Greyhound station which is the busiest bus travel hub in Fort Lauderdale. The principal airport in the area is the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport which, as its name suggests, is located right in between the two neighboring cities.

West Palm Beach

Unlike its sister Palm Beach, which has long been associated with the ultra-lux lifestyle, West Palm Beach offers a treasure trove of away-from-the-shore entertainments and cultural activities. West Palm Beach houses some of the most vibrant art communities in the state, so art lovers should not miss the chance to visit the local Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, or the Norton Museum of Art. The city’s vicinity to nature allows travelers to get up close and personal with wildlife at venues such as McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, the Lion Country Safari, or Okeeheelee Park.

For food aficionados, West Palm Beach is an affordable destination that can stand toe-to-toe against Palm Beach’s restaurant scene. The principal dishes in the area revolve mostly around seafood, especially groupers and shrimps. Restaurants worth trying out include Tin Fish or Bimini Twist.

West Palm Beach station, a historic destination in the city, is served by Amtrak as well as various bus carriers. There are daily long-distance trains and buses running through this station, offering access to cities as far as New York. The main airport in the city is the Palm Beach International Airport, which is located just west of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Fort Lauderdale?

Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter  - FLLAMT-0

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Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter  - FLLAMT-1

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Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter  - FLLAMT-2

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Departure stations

The Tri-Rail Station in Fort Lauderdale serves local Tri-Rail trains that travel throughout Florida and Amtrak trains to connect with the United States’ largest passenger rail system. Amtrak Silver Service trains stop in Fort Lauderdale along its New York to Miami route. The station features ample parking, indoor seating and restrooms, and two platforms with Mediterranean-style tiled roofs. Located adjacent to Interstate 95, it is easy to connect by highway to your final destination or head a few miles East into downtown Fort Lauderdale.

All train stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

Where is the train station in West Palm Beach?

205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-0

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205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-1

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205 S Tamarind Ave  - WPBAMT-2

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Arrival stations

The Amtrak Station in West Palm Beach is the main train station in the city, with service on the Tri-Rail commuter rail and Amtrak Silver Service. Opened in 1921, the station boasts a unique Spanish Revival design and a sweet pastel pink facade. Thanks to recent improvements, the station was beautified with additional trees, new sidewalks, and an added pizzeria for passengers to grab a quick bite. As the hub for travel in and out of West Palm Beach, this station is also a bus stop for FlixBus and Greyhound buses.

Train stations in West Palm Beach:

  • 205 S Tamarind Ave

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