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Miami - Fort Lauderdale Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 17 daily train trips available from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. Traveling by train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale usually takes 33 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance25 mi (40 km)
Fastest train0h 33m
Lowest price$7.00
Trains per day17
Most frequent serviceBrightline
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Miami to Fort Lauderdale

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

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Nancy

January 24, 2024- Visiting friends

Brightline

Pleasant, clean train

What is the price of a train ticket from Miami to Fort Lauderdale?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Miami to Fort Lauderdale was $16.84. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 11 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $25.99 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale will cost between $24 and $50. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in August when the average ticket price is only $12. If you're thinking of traveling from Miami to Fort Lauderdale during March, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $28 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in March, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale on Wanderu at least 11 days ahead of time, you can save about $25.99 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Miami to Fort Lauderdale?

2 train services operate from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. Brightline usually has more trains scheduled, with 18 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Silver Service10h 36m$9.86
Brightline180h 33m$34.45
  • 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 $7 and the average train journey lasts about 0 hours and 36 minutes.

  • Brightline is a popular train service that provides comfortable, convenient travel within Florida. The trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale usually lasts around 0 hours and 33 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the train's free WiFi, comfy seats, and snacks available onboard. You can pick from 18 daily departures from Miami to Fort Lauderdale on Brightline.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Miami and Fort Lauderdale is approximately 25 miles, or 40 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Fort Lauderdale.

Trains from Miami to Fort Lauderdale are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Miami at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 17 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Miami to Fort Lauderdale.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Fort Lauderdale to Miami.

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. However, it's also easy to get from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Airport for more flight options.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Miami?

Main departure station: Brightline at MiamiCentral

There are two stations in Miami where you can board the train to Fort Lauderdale.

All train stations in Miami:

  • Brightline at MiamiCentral

  • 8303 NW 37th Ave

Where is the train station in Fort Lauderdale?

Main arrival station: Brightline Station

Fort Lauderdale receives travelers from Miami at its two active train stations.

All train stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Brightline Station

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

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