Passenger guide - Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL)  8.0

 
Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL)

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, opened on May 1, 1929, serves the Miami area and is one of the busiest in the country. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Official Website: broward.org
Number of Terminals - 4 - Terminal 1 (yellow), 2 (red), 3 (purple) and 4 (green). Open 24 hours a day. A free shuttle service transports passengers between the terminals and the car rental center from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 29.2 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +1 866 435 9355. The information counters are located on the upper and lower floor of each terminal.

 

The airport is located 5 km (3 miles) to the south of Fort Lauderdale and 33 km (21 miles) north from Miami.

 
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There are transportation booths on the lower level of every terminal. More information

Bus - Route 1 from BCT (Tel +1 954 357 8400) operates daily from stop 7 of the car rental center and runs to Aventura Mall, Young Circle and Broward Central Terminal. The ticket costs USD2.00.
On the other hand, Go Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 954 561 8888 / 800 244 8252) provides shared door-to-door services, with fares of USD11.00-19.00 to the city. Desks are found outside the baggage reclaim area of the terminals.

Trolley - The Sun Trolley (Tel +1 954 761 3543) is a free service to Fort Lauderdale History Center, in the city centre, that operates on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a frequency of 1 hour.

Train - Tri-Rail (Tel +1 800 874 7245) serves Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Stops include Miami and West Palm Beach airports, Mangonia Park, Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Cypress Creek, Hollywood and Golden Glades. Courtesy buses transfer passengers from the terminals to the station located in Dania Beach. The fare to downtown Fort Lauderdale is USD3.75 and the trip takes around 9 minutes.

Taxi - Official operators are: Ambassador Taxi (+1 954 779 7777), American Taxi Cab (Tel +1 954 708 7499), Broward Airport Taxi (Tel +1 954 456 1111), Dial A Taxi Cab (Tel +1 954 888 5858), Friendly Checker Cab (Tel +1 954 999 9999), Gold Taxi (Tel +1 754 777 8294), Intercity Taxi (Tel +1 954 525 4500), Limo Taxi (Tel +1 954 867 6653), USA Executive Taxi of South Florida (Tel +1 954 709 6554), Yellow Cab of Broward (Tel +1 954 777 7777). Fares inside Fort Lauderdale are around USD20.00-40.00 and journey time is 15-20 minutes.

 

The car rental center is found next to Terminal 1. Complimentary shuttles link the building with terminals 2, 3 and 4.

Advantage (Tel +1 800 777 5500 - 5:00 am to 1:00 am)
Alamo (Tel +1 800 462 5266 - 24 hours a day)
Avis (Tel +1 800 331 1212 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +1 800 218 7992 - 24 hours a day)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 - 24 hours a day)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 325 8007 - 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
E-Z (Tel +1 800 277 5171 - 24 hours a day)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 - 24 hours a day)
National (Tel +1 800 227 7368 - 24 hours a day)
Payless (Tel +1 800 729 5377 - 5:30 am to 0:30 am)
Royal (Tel +1 800 314 8616 - 5:00 am to 1:00 am)
Thrifty (Tel +1 800 847 4389)

You can also request vehicles from other companies, which provide free shuttles to their offices:

ACE (Tel +1 877 822 3872 - 24 hours a day)
Carls Van Rentals (Tel +1 954 525 8008 - Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Easirent (Tel +1 954 314 0302 - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Economy Rent A Car (Tel +1 754 312 2938)
Executive Car Rental (Tel +1 954 947 5005)
Fox (Tel +1 954 903 2750 - 24 hours a day)
Gold Coast (Tel +1 954 522 0665)
Silvercar (Tel +1 855 359 2227 - 5:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +1 888 747 7498 - 24 hours a day)

 

The airport has currency exchange bureaus, ATMs, mailboxes, VIP lounges, public telephones, charging stations, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access. Inside Terminal 2 there is a business center, and several major hotels in the vicinity have meeting and conference rooms.

Food and Drinks- Throughout the terminals there is a wide offer of restaurants, cafés, bars, icecream stores and fast food outlets. Harvest & Grounds, on the upper level of Terminal 4, is open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in Concourse D of Terminal 2, Concourses E and F of Terminal 3, and Concourse H of Terminal 4. In addition, newsagents, souvenirs, toys, electronics, accessories, apparel, candy.
Baggage- Carts inside the terminals and the parking lots, available for USD5.00 (Tel +1 954 359 0007). Baggage wrapping in terminals 1, 3 and 4. Left luggage service in every terminal, between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm (Tel +1 954 359 5505). The lost and found office is situated on level 2 of the car rental center (Tel +1 954 359 2247). It operates from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Other Services- Lactation suites.

 

There is short- and long-term parking, with security patrols. Seconds away from the Arrivals levels there is also a free passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Waiting Area). Valet parking services 24 hours a day on the Departures level of terminals 1, 2 and 3. More information: Tel +1 954 359 0200. Rates

Hibiscus & Palm Garage - Covered parking complex close to the terminals, for short and long stays.
Cypress Garage - Across from Terminal 1, on levels 7, 8 and 9 of the car rental center.

 

The enclosure has access ramps, adapted telephones and restrooms, lifts, Braille signage, special lanes through the security checkpoints and designated parking spots. Transportation companies have accessible vehicles and airlines can provide wheelchairs.

 

The nearest accommodations include: Crowne Plaza Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise (Tel +1 954 523 8080), Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport South (Tel +1 954 925 5500), Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale 17th St. Convention Center (Tel +1 954 763 7670), Super 8 Dania/Fort Lauderdale Arpt (Tel +1 954 998 5064), Vacation Inn Motel (Tel +1 954 525 2324), Haven Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport (Tel +1 954 462 9175), Sunset Motel (Tel +1 954 923 7585), Motel 6 Dania Beach (Tel +1 954 921 5505), Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port (Tel +1 954 920 3500), Homewood Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port (Tel +1 954 967 9063).