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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. Traveling by train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale usually takes around 36 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance25 mi (40 km)
Fastest train0h 36m
Lowest price$13.96
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Miami to Fort Lauderdale

Average prices by travel date

$19$13$6SepSep

Monthly average prices

$32$25$19$13$6ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$25$19$13$63020100

Which train should you take from Miami to Fort Lauderdale?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Silver Service20h 36m$13.96
  • 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 Miami to Fort Lauderdale start from $14 and the average train journey lasts about 0 hours and 36 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale 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 Miami to Fort Lauderdale?

The distance between Miami and Fort Lauderdale is approximately 25 miles, or 40 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 36 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Fort Lauderdale.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Miami to Fort Lauderdale are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Miami at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Miami to Fort Lauderdale?

Trains leave the station in Miami twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale to Miami. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Miami to Fort Lauderdale for $10.14.

City Information

Miami

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With its sprawling beaches, beaming sunshine and thriving nightlife, Miami is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, if not the world. Boasting an incredible 35-mile stretch of beachfront and warm ocean water, Miami is the perfect place to relax and recharge under the sun. And recharge you must, as it is at night when the city really comes to life. Famous for its vibrant bars and nightclubs, Miami will help you dance all your troubles away.

If you are a foodie, you will be delighted to know that Miami is the city with the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S., giving you the unique opportunity to treat your tastebuds to fine cuisine from all over the world, including Cuba, Colombia, Russia and Ethiopia. And if you’re a brew connoisseur, keep in mind that Miami has some of the highest-rated beer in the country.

While you’re in Miami, make your way to the Wynwood district and check out the world-famous Wynwood Walls – a growing outdoor art exhibit featuring large-scale works by some of the best-known street artists from around the globe. After that, head over to the Miami Design District for a well-deserved shopping spree.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Miami?

Departure stations

The Amtrak Station at 8303 NW 37th Ave in Miami opened in 1978 as the southern destination of Amtrak's Silver Service trains. Parking is available at the station, and at the large waiting area inside, you'll find vending machines, restrooms, and on-site Amtrak customer service staff. The train station is located in the Hialeah area of Miami, just a few blocks from the Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer Station, making it easy to connect with public transit lines to other areas of sunny Miami.

Where is the train station in Fort Lauderdale?

Arrival stations

Fort Lauderdale has one train station.

Need a return trip from Fort Lauderdale to Miami?

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