Port Everglades is in South Florida, conveniently located between the two popular vacation destinations of Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Most passengers taking cruises from Port Everglades arrive by air into either the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) or the Miami International Airport (MIA) which are 15 and 40 minutes from the cruise terminals respectively.
Whichever way you decide to arrive, this guide has you covered. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about:
- How to get from FLL to Port Everglades
- How to get from the Miami Airport to Port Everglades
- How to get from the Fort Lauderdale Megabus Stop to Port Everglades
- How to get from Downtown Fort Lauderdale to Port Everglades
- And much more!
How to get to Port Everglades from the Fort Lauderdale Airport
As with most cruise terminals, there’s a variety of ways to travel from the nearest airport to the ships. In Fort Lauderdale, you and your group have your pick of five different ways to make the short trip from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Port Everglades.
Shuttle Services from the Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port Everglades
There are plenty of shuttle services to take you from the Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port Everglades. But, unlike other cruise terminals like Galveston and Port Canaveral where the nearest airport is an hour away, the proximity of Port Everglades to the Fort Lauderdale Airport makes the shuttles largely unnecessary. At other ports they can be a good way to save money, but in Fort Lauderdale, they are more expensive and less convenient than an Uber or taxi.
The Port Everglades Shuttle starts at $11 per person, while the Super Shuttle costs $19 per person for the short trip. You can also use the Miami Airport Shuttle ($50 flat rate for a group of four or less), or the Metro Shuttle Service ($15 per person for groups of two to three people, $10 per person for groups of four or five), but we recommend using a taxi or Uber for the trip instead.
Taxi from FLL to Port Everglades
Taxis to Port Everglades from the Fort Lauderdale Airport are affordable because the trip between the two destinations is so short. TaxiFareFinder estimates the fare for a car that fits four is about $16.50 with the tip.
Uber from FLL to Port Everglades
Uber is the cheapest and most convenient way to travel from the Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port Everglades. You don’t need to prebook or make reservations – it’s as easy as calling a car when you’re ready to go. From FLL the ride takes only 20 minutes and costs $15 for a car that fits four. For two people, that’s just $7.50 per person, and for a family of four, it’s only $3.75 per person for the trip.
Car Rentals at the Fort Lauderdale Airport
Because of the proximity of the Fort Lauderdale Airport to Port Everglades, renting a car to travel the 20 minutes between the two destinations doesn’t make much sense. But if you’re planning to stay in the city for a few days before your cruise, a rental car will give you the freedom to explore and see more of South Florida. Click here to see the long list of car rental companies you can choose from at the Fort Lauderdale Airport and begin comparing rates.
How to get from the Miami Airport to Port Everglades
Because the Miami Airport is about 40 minutes from Port Everglades, traveling between the two destinations is more complicated and more expensive than getting from the Fort Lauderdale Airport to the cruise terminals. Still, it doesn’t have to completely break the bank, especially if you use a shuttle, Uber, or the Tri-Rail commuter train. Compare all of the options below to choose what’s best for you!
Shuttles from the Miami Airport to Port Everglades
Shared shuttles are one of the most common ways to travel from the Miami Airport to Port Everglades. Some services are the Metro Shuttle Service and the Port of Miami Shuttle.
Metro Shuttle Service costs $25 per person for two to three people, $18 per person for groups of four or five, and $16 per person for groups of six to eight.
The Port of Miami Shuttle charges a $70 flat rate to take groups of four and $15 per person for groups of five to nine traveling from the Miami Airport to Fort Lauderdale. However, Port Everglades is not specifically listed as their destination in the city, so you may need to use an alternate mode of transportation, like an Uber or taxi, to reach your terminal from the drop-off point in Fort Lauderdale.
Tri-Rail Commuter Train from Miami Airport to Port Everglades
The Tri-Rail line provides affordable transport between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The easiest way to travel from MIA to Port Everglades is by hopping on the Tri-Rail at the Miami Airport station and riding 40 minutes to the Fort Lauderdale Airport stop, which is the closest to the port.
From the airport, you can call a $14 Uber to finish the trip and get dropped off at the terminal of your choice! The full one-way fare for this trip on the Tri-Rail is only $3.75 per person on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Click here to see the schedules and where to catch the train in the Miami Airport.
Taxi from the Miami Airport to Port Everglades
The trip from Miami Airport to Port Everglades is about 40 minutes, so taxi rates can get expensive. TaxiFareFinder estimates the journey will run you almost $90. For a couple, that’s about $45 per person, and for a group of four the price comes out to about $22 per person.
Uber from the Miami Airport to Port Everglades
Using a ridesharing app like Uber or Lyft is more afforable than the taxis when traveling between the two destinations. From the Miami Airport to Port Everglades an Uber is less than half the price at only $40 for a car that fits four.
Car Rentals at the Miami Airport
The Miami Airport has no shortage of car rental services ready and waiting to provide transportation for your trip through the Sunshine State. Whichever company you prefer to use, you can probably find it on this list of 14 rental companies at MIA. When calculating the cost of a car rental for the trip from the Miami Airport to Port Everglades, remember to include extra fees for gas, a one-way rental drop-off fee (if applicable) or parking costs for the duration of the cruise in your budget as well.
How to get from the Fort Lauderdale Megabus Stop to Port Everglades
Bus services are a budget-friendly way to get from nearby cities to Fort Lauderdale for your cruise. Megabus, one of the cheapest and most popular options, arrives at the Sheridan Street Tri-Rail Station just 7.5 miles from Port Everglades. From here, the best way to get to your cruise is with Uber, because the price of the 15-minute ride is only about $14 and it will drop you (and your luggage) off at the exact terminal of your choosing.
How to Get from Downtown Fort Lauderdale to Port Everglades
Like the Fort Lauderdale Airport, Downtown Fort Lauderdale is also about 15 minutes by car from Port Everglades. Because of the proximity, the trip is easy and affordable and can be done with hotel shuttles, buses, taxis, or Uber.
Hotels with Shuttles in Fort Lauderdale
Some hotels in Fort Lauderdale offer complimentary shuttle services from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to Port Everglades to entice customers to stay the night before their cruise departs. This can be a great way to save a few bucks on transportation, and you can start your search with this extensive list of Fort Lauderdale hotels with cruise shuttles!
Ubers from Fort Lauderdale to Port Everglades
If you stay in Fort Lauderdale for a few days before your cruise from Port Everglades, chances are you’re going to want to be on the beach. There’s no doubt the beaches are the highlight of this coastal city, and some of the most popular places to spend a day relaxing under the sun are the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, the Las Olas Beach, and the Fort Lauderdale beach. If you’re staying near any of these three destinations, your Uber ride to Port Everglades will cost between $12 and $15 for a group of four.
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Port Everglades
Finally, you can also get from Fort Lauderdale to Port Everglades with the Broward County Bus system. A one-way fare costs $2 per person and you can use this detailed system map to plan your trip!
-Di Minardi (that’s me!), travel blogger at Slight North