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Easy Ways to Get to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale for a Cruise (Port Transportation)

Whether you are driving to the port or flying into Fort Lauderdale, you need to get to the cruise terminal before you can start your vacation! We’ve sailed from Port Everglades several times and can tell you about all your options (including our favorite) for getting to the cruise port.

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Sitting north of Miami, Port Everglades may not get the same amount of attention as its sister port, but it is one of the busiest departure ports in America, with millions of passengers sailing each year.

Thankfully, given the location its relatively simple to get there. Below, we have provided directions to the port and your best options for reaching the port.

Location of Port Everglades Cruise Port

First things first, despite the name, Port Everglades is actually located in Fort Lauderdale, right on the Atlantic coast. (You’ll often hear Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale used interchangeably when talking about the port.)

The cruise terminal is just about three miles from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and about 25 miles north of the Miami International Airport .

Here is a map showing the cruise port in relation to the airport:

The port’s official address is 1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 if you wish to map your route using GPS.

However, if you are sailing out of terminals 2 or 4 (which are located on the north side of the port), we recommend using 1801 SE 20th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316  as the address. This will put you entering the port closer to your terminal. 

If you are driving to the port, click here for parking information .

Getting From the Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port Everglades

Given the short distance, it’s easy to transport back and forth from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airport to Port Everglades. Unfortunately, there is not free shuttle that runs between the two points. That means you’ll need to arrange transportation. 

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Uber/Lyft (Recommended)  You can use Uber or Lyft to get to the port from the airport easily ( see our guide here ). Rates will actually be a little lower than a taxi, and most people prefer to use these rideshare services due to their lower cost and higher convenience.

Rates for Uber/Lyft from the Fort Lauderdale airport to Port Everglades are about $15-20 per car.

One thing to note is that for that rate up to four people can ride in a car. With luggage, you might need a larger vehicle or take two cars if you are traveling with more than three people.

If you are unfamiliar with companies like Uber and Lyft, here’s how they work. First, you download the app to your smartphone, setting up an account and payment information. When you are ready for a ride, you simply open the app and select where you want to go.

A nearby driver will confirm your pick up and arrive shortly. After the ride, you’ll rate the driver through the app and also confirm payment through your credit card. No money changes hands, it’s all through the phone app.

At the Fort Lauderdale airport the pickup stops for these services are located in between terminals. You can follow the signage to get to the correct spot to then call your ride.

We will say that this area can get busy. We’d recommend having some patience as it can take 10-15 minutes before your car arrives. Other times, we’ve arrived and had no wait at all.

Given the price and convenience, we recommend taking Uber or Lyft, and it’s what we personally use to get to the port.

  • Cost: ~$15-$20 one-way per car

Taxis (Recommended)  If catching a cab, the ride is short (only about three miles or 10 minutes). Fares will run you about $18-21 each way . Remember that the fare is per car, not per person. Split the fare between four passengers and you pay only a few bucks each for a ride directly to the port (or any other location you desire). You can head to ground transportation at the airport and get a cab immediately whenever your plan arrives.

The upside of a taxi is that there should be no wait in order to get a ride. You simply arrive, and head to the taxi stand to be on your way. If you see a long line at the rideshare station, consider just using a cab.

  • Cost: ~$20 one-way per car

Hotel Shuttles to the Port One option that many people don’t think about are hotel shuttles. Because Fort Lauderdale is such a hub for cruising, a number of hotels offer perks to attract cruise passengers.

One such perk is a shuttle to the cruise port. Since the airport and cruise port are close to each other, many hotels will have a free (or low-cost) shuttle to/from the airport and then will also give you a ride to the cruise port if you stay with them for a night.

So if you’re staying the night in port, these hotels can be ideal to save some money on transportation.

We have a full list of hotel options with shuttles here . Below are several that offer both an airport and cruise port shuttle:

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton 17th Street
  • Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center
  • Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/South Cruise Port

Other Ways of Getting to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port From the Airport Given the ease and cost of a taxi and Uber/Lyft from the Fort Lauderdale airport, there really isn’t a reason for alternate ways to get there.

For instance, cruise lines offer shuttles from the airport to the cruise port. However, these are typically expensive compared to catching a cab or rideshare and charged on a per-person basis. In this case, a ride might be $15-20 per person, each way. At that price, you could get a ride for up to four people in an Uber or taxi.

Similarly, independent shuttle services will likely end up being just as much — if not more — than a private ride. You’ll also have to wait on all the passengers heading to the port before you can leave.

Getting from the Miami Airport to Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale)

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One of the benefits of sailing from South Florida is that you have two major airports to fly into for your cruise — Fort Lauderdale and Miami. This way, if Miami has a better schedule or is cheaper, you can fly there and then head to Port Everglades.

Fortunately, there are transportation options to get you from Miami to Fort Lauderdale to catch the ship. Expect the ride to take at least 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic.

Uber/Lyft (Recommended)  You can use Uber or Lyft to get from Miami to Port Everglades easily. Rates are significantly cheaper than using a taxi. For example, Lyft estimates a ride from the Miami airport to Port Everglades would be $50-55 one-way for up to four people . (Note that during busy times we have seen this price jump to $100 each way.)

That’s about $20-30 less than the rate of a taxi cab, making rideshare services like Uber and Lyft our preferred method of reaching the port.

What’s also a plus is that you can catch an Uber or Lyft from the airport and head anywhere you want (including hotels or points of interest). You don’t have to just head right to the port.

  • Cost: ~$50-$55 one-way per car

Taxis For our purposes, we’re assuming that you are flying into Miami for a Port Everglades cruise. Miami-based cabs are an estimated $100 from the Miami airport to Port Everglades . That price could vary based on traffic.

That seems expensive, but remember that is the fee for the entire car. Most shuttles, on the other hand, charge per person, which can make them more expensive for an entire group.

  • Cost: ~$100 one-way per car

Cruise Line Transfers Cruise lines offer transfer service from the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports to the cruise terminals.

Royal Caribbean, for example, offers a shuttle between Miami and Fort Lauderdale for $37 per person, each way .

Cruise line transfers offer convenience, but we also find they can be expensive and restrictive. Many are only available on the day you cruise and the day you depart and only go from the airport to the cruise ship. If you’re flying in the day before, then a transfer from the cruise line won’t work.

As well, prices are per person. A family of four taking a $37 transfer each way from the Miami airport to Port Everglades would pay $296 to get back and forth! That’s why we suggest finding alternate ways to the port.

If you are still interested in cruise transfers, you can call your cruise line for more information about their shuttles.

  • Cost: ~$35-$40 one-way per person

Miami to Fort Lauderdale Shuttles In addition to the cruise line shuttles, there are independent shuttles that can get you to and from Port Everglades and the Miami airport. They can be cheaper than the cruise line transfers, but if traveling with more than one person, a rideshare still comes out on top.

In general, expect to see prices starting around $25 per person each way to get from Miami to Port Everglades . Keep in mind these prices can vary.

Shuttle Companies: GO Airport Shuttle | Metro Shuttle Service | South Florida Elite Shuttle |

  • Cost: ~$25 one-way per person (varies)

Hotel Shuttles While many hotels in Miami offer shuttles to the Miami port and many Fort Lauderdale hotels offer shuttles to Port Everglades, we don’t know of any Miami hotels offering shuttles to Fort Lauderdale.

If you plan to stay a night in the area, you can take an Uber or taxi to Fort Lauderdale and select a hotel that offers a shuttle to the port.

See our list of Fort Lauderdale hotels with cruise port shuttles here .

Private Cars/Limos It’s easy to go in style in south Florida. There are plenty of companies that will pick you up in a private car or even a limo. In fact, many of the same companies that provide shared shuttle service also have private car service too.

Of course, this service is typically a little pricier. However, if splitting the cost between four or more passengers, it can be surprisingly affordable.

We don’t recommend or discourage any of the following car services (we’ve never used them), but provide them as a starting point for you to see what’s available.

Private Car/Limo Companies:  Family Car & Limo Service | A1 Luxury Limousine   | Elite Limo  | Ft Lauderdale Limo | Quality Limo Service

  • Cost: Varies

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Port Everglades Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.

Port Everglades Park and Cruise Hotels — If you plan to stay in the area the night before your cruise, look at this list of hotels that offer cruise parking with a one-night stay.

Port Everglades Overview & Guide  — First time sailing from the port in Fort Lauderdale? We have everything you need to know about the ins and outs taking a cruise from Port Everglades.

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You totally missed another option… rental car shuttle. Many rental car companies don’t upcharge for one-way rentals in state, thus someone from Orlando may find that one-way rentals would be cheaper or comparable in price to long-term parking. I noticed that parking options are in another article.

When staying at a nearby precruise hotel on 17th terminals 1,2 and 4 are within walking distance however you CANNOT easily walk into terminal 4 due to the security fence and check point. It’s doable but not advised with luggage. Might be ok for B2B shore walk though.

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Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades is a popular starting point for many cruises, and with good reason! However, navigating transportation options to the port can feel overwhelming. This guide simplifies things, laying out all your choices to get you to your cruise ship with ease.

Whether you’re driving your own car and need parking , flying in and require an airport shuttle, or considering a hotel with parking options, we’ll cover all the bases. This way, you can compare and choose the most convenient option for your upcoming adventure.

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Fort Lauderdale is located about 30 miles north of Miami on interstates 75 and 95 (I-75 and I-95) and these are the routes most drivers will use to get to the port area. Only if you are coming in from further south will you come in on the famous Highway 1 from Key West.

Driving times from nearby major cities are:

  • Fort Myers: 2.25 hours (140 miles)
  • Orlando: 3.5 hours (220 miles)
  • Jacksonville: 5 hours (325 miles)
  • Tampa: 3.75 hours (265 miles)

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If you want to park at the port, check out the options here ; if you prefer to arrive the night before, check out these hotels which will let you park your car during your cruise if you stay the night.

There are two main airports you can use to get to Port Everglades. Fort Lauderdale airport caters mainly to low-cost carriers and is just a few miles from the port. If you use traditional carriers you may end up flying into Miami, 30 miles to the south.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (Code: FLL)

Just 3 miles from Port Everglades, if you can fly into here, your transit to the cruise terminal will be quick and easy.

Miami International Airport (Code: MIA)

The biggest airport close to Fort Lauderdale is in Miami. An American Airlines hub, Miami International is located in the centre of Miami and thirty miles south of the cruise terminal.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Public transport is not really an option from Fort Lauderdale Airport. Whilst you can catch a bus from the rental car   centre , it doesn’t take you close enough to the port to be worth it.

Public transport can take you from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Airport, reducing the cost of one of the options below.

The fastest option is the RedCoach which leaves regularly and takes about 45 minutes to get from Miami airport to Fort Lauderdale airport. It costs between $21 and $41 depending on the time you need to travel. Click here  for more information.

For Fort Lauderdale Airport, a taxi will not be expensive as the port is just a few miles away. Picking up a taxi from the taxi stand at the airport is probably easiest.

For Miami Airport, we advise smaller groups of cruise passengers to use one of the cheaper options available. But if you are a larger group, prices can be competitive with other options. If you want the luxury of a private transfer, the companies below can accommodate you.

Offering minibuses for up to 14,   Airport City Transfer   should be able to meet your transport needs.

Kiwi Taxi can provide private transfers for between 1 and 16 cruise passengers

READ MORE: Looking for more information to plan your visit to Fort Lauderdale? Check it out here!

Uber  and  Lyft will cost between $13 and $19 for a transfer from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port Everglades and between $55 and $90 for a transfer from Miami International Airport to Port Everglades. These rates are  for the standard Uber X or standard Lyft.

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With the Fort Lauderdale Airport so close to the cruise terminal, a shuttle probably won’t be your best option. Super Shuttle   can sell you a return transfer for around $60, but it will actually be in a taxi!

From Miami Airport Metro Shuttle Service can get 2 – 9+ passengers to Port Everglades for between $14 and $25 each way.

Renting a car for just a few hours is our favourite way to get to the cruise terminal from the airport. Once we discovered the option and tried it, we found it to be the perfect solution. As long as you don’t mind driving, possibly on the “wrong” side of the road for you, it gives you a private transfer that leaves on your schedule and can be surprisingly competitive with other transportation options.

Given the proximity of Fort Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades, we would only recommend hiring a car if planning to head out and see the sights, otherwise, it probably doesn’t make sense to use this option. If you do rent a car, you could pay as little as $37 for less than a day’s rental.

But, if you are flying into Miami, this option could make a lot of sense. A small car can be rented for as little as $55 for less than a day, allowing you to drive yourself to the port.

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HOTEL TRANSFER

With the cruise port right in the heart of the city and Fort Lauderdale airport just minutes away, it’s worth looking at a hotel which is close to one and provides a shuttle service to the other. Check out our  Fort Lauderdale hotels  section for more information.

CRUISE COMPANY TRANSFER

Paying the cruise company to get from the airport to the ship is rarely good value, especially if more than one or two people need a transfer. But, it does make the transfer easier as you’ve booked everything through the cruise line and therefore can rely on them to get you to and/or from the airport. 

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Welcome to the vibrant city of Miami, a popular travel destination known for its stunning beaches, diverse culture, and exciting nightlife. If you’re planning a cruise vacation departing from the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port, you may be wondering how far Miami airport is from the port and what transportation options are available to get you there.

The Miami International Airport (MIA) is conveniently located just 27 miles south of the Port Everglades Cruise Port in Fort Lauderdale. With a variety of transportation options to choose from, you can easily make your way from the airport to the cruise port and start your journey in style.

In this article, we will explore the different transportation options available to you, including driving, public transportation, shuttle services, and taxi/ride-sharing services. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and ensure a seamless transition from the airport to the cruise port.

So sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the various ways you can travel from Miami airport to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port, so you can start your cruise adventure hassle-free.

Transportation Options

When it comes to traveling from Miami airport to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port, you have several transportation options at your disposal. Let’s take a closer look at each one:

  • Driving: If you prefer the convenience and flexibility of having your own vehicle, renting a car and driving from Miami airport to the cruise port is a viable option. The journey typically takes around 35-45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. To get to the cruise port, you’ll need to take I-95 North and follow the signs for Port Everglades. Keep in mind that parking fees might apply at the port, so it’s worth checking with your cruise line beforehand.
  • Public Transportation: For budget-conscious travelers, public transportation is a great option. The Tri-Rail commuter train operates from Miami airport to Fort Lauderdale, with a stop at the Fort Lauderdale Airport Station. From there, you can take a shuttle or taxi to the cruise port. Alternatively, you can take the Miami-Dade Transit bus from the airport to the Broward Central Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale and then transfer to a bus that goes to the cruise port.
  • Shuttle Services: Many shuttle services operate between Miami airport and the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port. These shared-ride shuttles offer convenience and affordability, especially for larger groups or families. You can book your shuttle in advance and enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free transfer to the port. Some popular shuttle companies include Go Airport Shuttle, SuperShuttle, and SAS Transportation.
  • Taxi or Ride-sharing Services: If you prefer a more direct and private mode of transportation, taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are available at Miami airport. Simply request a ride from the app or hop into a taxi from the designated taxi stands outside the terminal. The journey to the cruise port will generally take around 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.

No matter which transportation option you choose, it’s important to consider factors such as cost, convenience, and travel time. Additionally, it’s advisable to check the specific requirements and recommendations provided by your cruise line to ensure a smooth embarkation process.

Now that we’ve explored the different transportation options, let’s delve into the details of driving from Miami airport to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port.

Driving from Miami Airport to Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port

If you prefer the convenience of having your own vehicle and the flexibility to explore at your own pace, driving from Miami airport to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port is a great option. The journey typically takes around 35-45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to drive from Miami airport to the cruise port:

  • Exit Miami International Airport and take the ramp onto FL-112 E, heading towards Interstate 95. Keep left to merge onto I-95 N.
  • Continue on I-95 N for approximately 21 miles.
  • Take exit 26 for FL-84 E/Marina Mile Blvd towards US-1/Fort Lauderdale International Airport/Port Everglades.
  • Keep left at the fork, following the signs for Port Everglades/I-595 E and merge onto FL-84 E/Marina Mile Blvd.
  • Stay in the right lane and take the US-1 N ramp towards Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades.
  • Merge onto US-1 N and continue for about 2 miles.
  • Take the exit towards Eller Dr/State Road 84 (toll road).
  • Follow the signs for Port Everglades and merge onto Eller Dr/State Road 84 E.
  • Continue on Eller Dr/State Road 84 E until you reach the Port Everglades Cruise Port entrance.

Once you arrive at the cruise port, follow the signs for your specific terminal and parking area. It’s important to note that parking fees may apply, so be sure to check with your cruise line or the port authority for current rates and payment options.

Driving to the cruise port gives you the flexibility to set your own schedule and explore the nearby area before or after your cruise. However, it’s essential to consider traffic conditions, especially during peak travel times. Plan your journey accordingly to allow for any potential delays.

Now that you know how to drive from Miami airport to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port, let’s explore the option of using public transportation for your transfer.

Public Transportation from Miami Airport to Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port

For budget-conscious travelers or those who prefer to leave the driving to someone else, public transportation is a convenient and cost-effective option for getting from Miami airport to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port. Here is a step-by-step guide on using public transportation:

  • Tri-Rail Train: From Miami International Airport, take the free MIA Mover to the Miami Airport Station. From there, you can catch the Tri-Rail commuter train northbound to the Fort Lauderdale Airport Station. Trains run approximately every hour, and the journey takes around 30 minutes. Once you arrive at the Fort Lauderdale Airport Station, you can take a shuttle or taxi to the cruise port.
  • Miami-Dade Transit Bus: Another public transportation option is to take the Miami-Dade Transit bus from the airport to the Broward Central Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale. From there, you can transfer to a bus that goes directly to the cruise port. Bus Route 1 or Route 40 will take you from Miami airport to the Broward Central Terminal, and from there, look for buses labeled “Seabreeze” or “Cruise Connection” to reach the cruise port.

It’s important to note that public transportation schedules may vary, so it’s best to check the official websites or apps for up-to-date information on train and bus timings. Additionally, it’s advisable to give yourself ample time when using public transportation to account for potential delays or wait times.

Using public transportation offers the opportunity to save money and avoid the stress of driving in unfamiliar areas. However, it may require some additional planning and coordination to ensure a smooth journey. If you prefer a more direct and hassle-free transfer, consider the option of shuttle services, which we will explore next.

Shuttle Services from Miami Airport to Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port

Shuttle services are a popular and convenient option for travelers looking for a hassle-free transfer from Miami airport to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port. These shared-ride shuttles provide a comfortable and efficient way to reach your destination without the stress of navigating traffic or finding parking.

Here are a few shuttle services that operate between Miami airport and the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port:

  • Go Airport Shuttle: Go Airport Shuttle offers shared-ride van services that can transport you and your group directly from the airport to the cruise terminal. The shuttles are spacious and comfortable, providing a reliable and cost-effective option for your transfer needs.
  • SuperShuttle: SuperShuttle is a well-known shuttle service that operates in many major airports across the United States. They offer shared-ride vans and private sedans for transportation to and from Miami airport to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port. You can easily book your ride in advance through their website or mobile app.
  • SAS Transportation: SAS Transportation specializes in providing shuttle services between Miami airport and the cruise port. They offer shared-ride and private transfer options, ensuring a personalized experience based on your needs. Their professional drivers will pick you up from the airport and drop you off at the cruise port in a comfortable and timely manner.

When booking a shuttle service, it’s essential to make a reservation in advance to guarantee availability. You can typically book online or by phone, and it’s a good idea to provide your flight and cruise details to ensure a smooth and coordinated transfer.

Shuttle services offer several advantages, including cost-effectiveness, convenience, and the ability to relax and enjoy the journey without worrying about navigation or parking. However, keep in mind that shuttle schedules may have fixed departure times, so plan your arrival at the airport accordingly to avoid any long waits.

If you prefer a more direct and private mode of transportation, taxi or ride-sharing services might be the right choice for you, which we’ll discuss in the next section.

Taxi or Ride-sharing Services from Miami Airport to Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port

If you prefer a more direct and private mode of transportation, taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are readily available at Miami airport to take you to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port. These options offer convenience and flexibility, allowing you to travel at your own pace and avoid the hassle of public transportation or shared shuttles.

Here’s what you need to know about using taxi or ride-sharing services for your transfer:

  • Taxis: Taxis are available at designated taxi stands outside the terminals at Miami airport. Simply follow the signs or ask airport staff for directions to the taxi queue. Taxis operate on a metered system, and rates may vary depending on traffic and distance. The journey from the airport to the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port typically takes around 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
  • Ride-sharing services: Popular ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft also operate at Miami airport. To use these services, you’ll need to download the respective app on your mobile device and request a ride. The app will provide you with instructions on where to meet your driver. Ride-sharing services offer competitive pricing and the convenience of cashless transactions. Similar to taxis, the journey to the cruise port typically takes around 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Choosing between a taxi and a ride-sharing service depends on personal preference and factors such as cost, availability, and convenience. Both options offer a direct and private mode of transportation, ensuring a comfortable experience from the airport to the cruise port.

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Miami cruise terminal to Fort Lauderdale airport - how much time to allow?

By VidaKB , June 27, 2023 in Florida Departures

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Our ship arrives on Sat Aug 26 @ 6am in Miami and I'm hoping to book flights out of the Fort Lauderdale airport.    

Assuming we can get off the ship before 9am, would it be advisable to book a flight departing 1130am or noon?  We are TSA pre-approved so a shorter line I expect.  Also less traffic on a Saturday morning vs during the week?

Anyone have experience or insight?  We would likely take an uber from the Miami port to the Ft Lauderdale airport.

Thanks in advance!

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MIA to FLL is 28 miles. 35 to 45 minute ride, as always depending on traffic. I would not book before 12pm. We did this a year and a half ago. Departed POM at 9:15 and arrived FLL 40 minutes later, for an 11:55 flight.  Arrange your Uber ride as you are heading down to retrieve your luggage.

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in round numbers I'd figure travel time of an hour .... it is doable but probably won't be stress free.

depending on the ships in PE that day Ft Lau' can be as crazy if not more so then MIA

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Any reason why you're using FLL instead of MIA...considering the cost and time involved?

Unless the fares are much cheaper. I've been checking for my March 2024 and MIA is less for my cruise end at POM.

11 minutes ago, Ashland said: Any reason why you're using FLL instead of MIA...considering the cost and time involved? Unless the fares are much cheaper. I've been checking for my March 2024 and MIA is less for my cruise end at POM.

For us, FLL offers later departure times, more direct flight options and much less expensive than MIA.  Guess it depends on the destination.  However, we are flying into Miami before the cruise as there were better departure times, more direct flight options and less expensive.  I can't figure out the airline industry!

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1 hour ago, Ashland said: Any reason why you're using FLL instead of MIA...considering the cost and time involved? Unless the fares are much cheaper. I've been checking for my March 2024 and MIA is less for my cruise end at POM.

Maybe you have better  flights in March that the OP does in Aug ??

I had  a flight in Oct MIA to YYZ    the flight was canceled   so next one to get us home same day  is FLL to YYZ 

1 hour ago, VidaKB said: For us, FLL offers later departure times, more direct flight options and much less expensive than MIA.  Guess it depends on the destination.  However, we are flying into Miami before the cruise as there were better departure times, more direct flight options and less expensive.  I can't figure out the airline industry!

It's always a mystery. Glad you're working out what works best for you. 

I got a great rate for my outbound flight (Feb 2024) from LAX-MIA several months ago.

Now I need to book my return flight for March. I didn't book a roundtrip then because I was considering adding a Celebrity cruise onto my RCI cruise which I did.

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On 6/27/2023 at 5:01 PM, LHT28 said: Maybe you have better  flights in March that the OP does in Aug ??   I had  a flight in Oct MIA to YYZ    the flight was canceled   so next one to get us home same day  is FLL to YYZ    YMMV

We are also from Ontario (Toronto)....When we booked our flight out of YYZ to MIA....there were no flights direct...I think AC had one but $$$ , most were stop overs...ugh....So we are doing the FLL which was about 400.00 / person cheaper .... We book SAS Transportation for pick up at FLL airport and drop of at our Miami Hotel the day before the cruise...

3 hours ago, abby1257 said: We are also from Ontario (Toronto)....When we booked our flight out of YYZ to MIA....there were no flights direct...I think AC had one but $$$ , most were stop overs...ugh....So we are doing the FLL which was about 400.00 / person cheaper .... We book SAS Transportation for pick up at FLL airport and drop of at our Miami Hotel the day before the cruise...

 Yes seems AC  has cancelled the non stops  from MIA to YYZ   when we are travelling

We always took the 12:20 out of MIA

We have made the trip several times.  Shuttle ride is 30-45 minutes on weekends. We have made flights between 10:30 and 11:00 at FLL no problem.  If you walk off ship usually you can be through customs before 8. The key is walking off.  

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Thanks everyone -- ended up with a 1pm flight from FLL so should be plenty of time to get there from Miami.

Any suggestions for shuttle service to FLL or should I just take an uber?

On 7/2/2023 at 11:43 PM, volk904 said: We have made the trip several times.  Shuttle ride is 30-45 minutes on weekends. We have made flights between 10:30 and 11:00 at FLL no problem.  If you walk off ship usually you can be through customs before 8. The key is walking off.  

Do you have the name of the shuttle service you used?  Just wondering how easy it would be to find your shuttle once you leave the cruise ship terminal.

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did you uber or use a service

Ended up taking an Uber but massive traffic jam at the cruise ship terminal as all the passengers were getting picked up.  I think our driver sat in traffic 30 minutes before pulling up to the curb to pick us up.  But then it was smooth sailing all the way to FLL   Was about $50 USD

garycarla

On 7/2/2023 at 10:43 PM, volk904 said: We have made the trip several times.  Shuttle ride is 30-45 minutes on weekends. We have made flights between 10:30 and 11:00 at FLL no problem.  If you walk off ship usually you can be through customs before 8. The key is walking off.  

What is the name of the shuttle service you used?

On 6/27/2023 at 3:39 PM, Ashland said: Any reason why you're using FLL instead of MIA...considering the cost and time involved? Unless the fares are much cheaper. I've been checking for my March 2024 and MIA is less for my cruise end at POM.

In December last year we had 8 family members on a cruise and ourselves on a different cruise. We all ended up flying into FLL as it was $$$ cheaper than MIA. We rented a car at FLL and dropped it in Miami near the port. Some family ubered it and some took taxi's to port. In December up til the 23rd they had direct flights to YYZ for $25. It was crazy! We flew Delta booked through Westjet. But the actual planes were WJ. Some family flew Delta -WJ down and Flair back to YYZ. Flair was major expensive but they had booked the return flight way in advance of the flight down as it was important to be back by a specific time on the day the ship docked. So not much flexability.

On 7/11/2023 at 3:00 PM, VidaKB said: Thanks everyone -- ended up with a 1pm flight from FLL so should be plenty of time to get there from Miami.   Any suggestions for shuttle service to FLL or should I just take an uber?

Hi, our December cruise we used the ship shuttle from POM to FLL. it was only $27pp and booked it on the ship. While waiting for our bus to FLL there were several shuttle services that pulled up to p/u passengers and one couple would ask them how much to get to FLL . The one driver offered $10 to anyone who wanted to go and the most expensive was $50. There were hundreds in the line for the MIA shuttles and when the FLL shuttle finally showed up, they didn't even ask for proof of payment to get on the bus, which surprised me. We had never booked through the ship before. An Uber was $50 as I had looked into costs in advance.

I would definitely do a walk off. If the ship docks ontime and you walk off, you know you'll be there ontime. If you have to wait and then find your luggage, if the people in front of you are slow have an issue it can cause a long delay. We usually walk off but they told us to do the luggage drop the night before if we were taking the shuttle. It was a mess in the luggage area, and people blocking the doors as it was raining so it held up the hundreds of people behind them, everytime a family would stop and have a conversation in front of you.

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Feds: he had just gotten off ship at port everglades.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Federal agents caught a man facing two child sex crime charges in Ohio with child sexual abuse material on his phone after he disembarked a Disney cruise ship at Port Everglades, authorities said.

Dakota Anthony Ferguson, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, appeared in Fort Lauderdale federal court on Monday on charges of transportation and possession of child pornography. Authorities arrested him after a border search of his cellphone after he got off the Disney Magic on Saturday, a federal criminal complaint obtained on Tuesday states.

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In the latest case, court documents state that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials conducted a secondary examination on Ferguson and found “numerous videos” of child sexual abuse material on his cellphone, “the majority of which” depicted prepubescent girls being raped or otherwise sexually abused.

Authorities said Ferguson admitted that he began looking at child sexual abuse material three years ago and has viewed and shared it on platforms including messaging app Telegram and social media outlet X, formerly known as Twitter. Agents allege that he’s purchased videos depicting victims as young as 2.

In one instance, federal authorities said Ferguson sent a video to a Telegram user with a caption implying that the footage showed him raping a family member.

Ferguson “denied producing this video, stating his only intent was to give the perception of production,” Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Katherine Leonard wrote in the criminal complaint.

Ferguson’s Ohio indictment shows that he’s accused of engaging in “sexual conduct” with a victim between the ages of 13 and 15 in 2021, when he was 19. Records show he has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Local 10 News has contacted Disney Cruise Line inquiring about its background check procedures for passengers.

Ferguson remained held in the Broward Main Jail as of Tuesday; he’s scheduled to appear again in front of a Fort Lauderdale federal judge for a bond hearing next Monday.

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    In December last year we had 8 family members on a cruise and ourselves on a different cruise. We all ended up flying into FLL as it was $$$ cheaper than MIA. We rented a car at FLL and dropped it in Miami near the port. Some family ubered it and some took taxi's to port. In December up til the 23rd they had direct flights to YYZ for $25. It ...

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    Taxi from Miami Airport to Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port. Taxi from Miami Airport to Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port is another transportation option. The price for a taxi ride between these two destinations will vary between $80 - $100. Your ride will take almost 40 minutes. There are certain points to consider when it comes to taking a taxi ride.

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  16. Get To Your Cruise

    Stay at any participating Marriott Bonvoy ® location before or after your cruise and enjoy a $50 hotel credit toward food and beverage. Automatic discounts for 3+ Guests. Ride with 3+ Guests and automatically save 25% off SMART Saver and SMART fares to any destination in South Florida. Ride to or from Orlando and unlock 25% off PREMIUM fares, too.

  17. Cruise Ports Near Me: Cruise Ports You Can Drive To

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  18. How to get from Fort Lauderdale airport to Miami cruises

    For directions to the Miami cruise port, use the address 1015 North America Way, Miami, FL, 33132. Remember to double-check which terminal your ship will be sailing out of. From Fort Lauderdale International Airport, follow these instructions: Via Port Tunnel: Take I-95 South to Exit 2D toward I-395 E/Miami Beach.

  19. Miami Airport to Cruise Port: What You Need to Know

    Miami Cruise Port is located on Dodge Island in the sheltered waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. The port is just 8 miles east of Miami International (MIA) Airport, within sight of the high-rise ...

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    Find a cruise based on date range, home port, destination & duration. Get started! Book your Carnival cruise online using our convenient cruise search. ... Start: Miami > Half Moon Cay > Nassau > End: Miami. View Itinerary $ 174 * average per person, 2 person room. Show 22 Dates. 4-Day The Bahamas from Miami, FL.

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  22. Disney cruise passenger with pending sex crimes case caught with child

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