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Transportation Options at Fort Lauderdale

BY AIR No cruise terminals in America can compare to the convenience of reaching Port Everglades. The amazing proximity of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport to the cruise terminal makes for a very handy connection. The average cab ride is less than 10 minutes and only about $10.00 plus tip. Despite the fact that the airport is nearby you should still allow 45 minutes for baggage claim and transfer to your ship.

BY CAR The seaport's primary entrance is from I-595, whose eastern terminus is the Port's entrance road, Eller Drive. I-595 connects with I-95, which runs along the entire east coast of the United States, as well as the Florida Turnpike, Sawgrass Expressway and I-75. The Port also can be accessed at the intersection of State Road 84 (east) and US1 or by taking US1 and A1A to the 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale and turning south on Eisenhower Boulevard

BY TAXI As we stated earlier, a cab ride usually runs around $10.00, but don't forget that passengers who have purchased air-sea packages from their cruise line will be provided transportation via shuttle bus by the cruiseline itself. For a cab ride from Port Everglades into downtown Fort Lauderdale expect to pay approximately $18.00 depending on time of day and route.

BUSES Port Everglades can be reached via the Broward County bus system with drop-offs and pick-ups taking place in the Northport section of the Port. For local bus schedules call 954-357-8400 or click here for their website. Greyhound provides national bus service to Fort Lauderdale to the main bus station in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Transportation between the bus station and Port Everglades is available through taxi service. Shuttle bus transportation to and from area hotels is sometime provided courtesy of the hotel for cruise passengers with pre-booked reservations. Contact your hotel for details. Of course, passengers who book a pre- or post cruise vacation package will often have transportation to/from the hotel provided by the cruise line. Check with your travel agent to clarify the specific arrangements.

RENTAL CARS Most car rental firms are licensed to do business at Port Everglades and, when ships are in port, provide courtesy shuttle service to/from the cruise terminals to their nearby off-site locations.

TRAIN SERVICE From Miami and West Palm Beach, the Tri-Rail commuter line provides commuter train service. From farther distances, Amtrak has an array of services into Fort Lauderdale. The nearest passenger station is located about 6 miles from Port Everglades and connecting service to the Port is by tax. Check with www.amtrak.com for schedules.

(excerpt from Port Everglades Cruise Guide, Broward County, Florida)

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