Fort Lauderdale International Airport
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is located three miles (5km) southwest of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The facility is one of the busiest airports in Florida, serving more than 22 million passengers each year. The airport's location, a convenient distance from the beaches and theme parks of Florida and an easy 21 miles (34km) from Miami, makes it a great alternative to the even busier Miami International Airport.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has four terminals are spread far apart, but friendly staff and a free shuttle service make transfers much easier. The airport is known for its efficient processing times, and though shopping and restaurants offer limited choices, the airport is a popular travel hub for connections to the Caribbean with flights to Nassau, Port-au-Prince, Cancun, and Kingston.
The airport is located 26 miles (42km) north of Miami and six miles (10km) from downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Getting to the city
Shared shuttle vans with GO Airport Shuttle can be booked at the transportation desks located in each terminal. They offer a door-to-door service from the airport to most local destinations. Broward County Transit (BCT) bus services and TriRail feeder buses operate from bus stops outside the terminal buildings. The TriRail train service connects the airport with Miami-Dade County. Taxis are available outside each terminal. Many major rental car companies are located at the Rental Car Centre.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Tel: +1 954 359 1200
Car rental companies, such as Avis, Budget, Dollar, National, and Hertz are located at the Rental Car Centre. Passengers arriving at Terminal 1 should follow the signs to the Concourse B Pedestrian Bridge. All other terminals have a shuttle bus service located on the baggage claim level that ferries passengers to the Rental Car Centre.
Taxis are available from the lower level outside each terminal. Rate comparison charts are posted at the Transportation Booths located outside the baggage claim area of each terminal.
Transfer between terminals
Free shuttles ferry passengers between the terminals from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. If changing terminals, travellers may have to go through security again.
There are ATMs, currency exchanges, shops, bars, and restaurants throughout the airport. Each terminal has a business centre, with fax and photocopy facilities available in the Terminal 2 business centre. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance. There are also pet relief areas and medical services.
There is ample short and long-term parking available adjacent to the terminal. Hourly parking is charged at $3 every hour up to $36 per day, and daily rates are similar with a daily limit of $15. The Palm and Hibiscus parking garages are also convenient and connected to all four terminals.
Flights to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport are available on Air Canada, Delta, American Airlines, Frontier, Caribbean Airlines, Virgin America, Condor, Continental, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Sunwing, AirTran, US Airways, and WestJet.
The airport offers free WiFi throughout.
A Business Service Centre is located in Terminal 2 with currency exchange and copy-fax services. It is open seven days a week from 8am to 5pm.
Fort Lauderdale International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.