Transportation from Fort Lauderdale Cruise Ship Terminal

Cruise Ship in Fort Lauderdale

After a luxurious cruise, getting back to your hotel or heading to the airport can be convenient when you learn the methods of transportation from Fort Lauderdale cruise ship terminal.

Greater Fort Lauderdale is the home of Port Everglades, one of the most popular departure points for cruises sailing to the Caribbean Islands. A convenience which makes this port of call desirable is that the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is only two miles from the eleven cruise terminals.

Over 35 cruise ships start their voyages from this Florida location coined as The Venice of America, making Fort Lauderdale the third busiest cruise port in the world. This port has served three million passengers.

It is important to be informed so that you can relax and enjoy your trip, knowing that upon your return, finding transportation from the cruise ship terminal will be easy.

Available Transportation From Fort Lauderdale Cruise Ship Terminal


Many hotels have shuttles that run from the hotel to the terminal and then from the terminal to the hotel. They offer transportation to the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport as well. Some hotels charge while others do not. A list of Fort Lauderdale hotels that have transportation include:

  • AmeriSuites Fort Lauderdale, 1851 S.E. 10th Avenue

Free shuttle from the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Terminal

  • Comfort Suites Airport & Cruise Port in Fort Lauderdale, 1800 South Federal Highway

Free shuttle to and from Ft. Lauderdale airport and/or Port Everglades. Free shuttle from the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Terminal

  • Days Inn Ft. Lauderdale, 1700 West Broward Blvd.

Free shuttle from with pickups from Port Everglades Cruise Port hourly 5:00-1:00 a.m. For dropoffs sign up at the hotel's front desk.

  • Holiday Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport, 2905 Sheridan Street

$12 per person from the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Terminal

  • Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale, 1500SE 17th Causeway

Free shuttle from the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Terminal

  • Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Airport, 1870 Griffin Road

$10 per person from the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Terminal

Inclusive Vacation Packages

Cruise-faring passengers who book a hotel stay through the cruise line's pre and post-cruise vacation packages often have transportation provided to and from the hotel. This is a free service offered by the cruise line. Check with your cruise line or cruise travel agent to see if this is included in your vacation package.

Some packages, called Air/Sea Packages, offer transportation from the airport to the cruise terminal and back to the airport once the cruise ends.


If your particular package doesn't have transportation included, you can take a taxi from the terminal to the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport for about $20 including gratuity. This is considered the least expensive mode of transportation from the terminal to the airport. One word of caution: make sure the taxi has a meter. Otherwise, the driver, knowing that you are a tourist, might take advantage of you and charge you more than the going fare.

Tri County Transportation/Airport Express

Tri County Transportation/Airport Express, the official transportation provider at the airport, has on-demand shared rides, private town cars, and vans available. You can find them at the lower level curbside of the airport. Their representatives wear white shirts with Airport Express written in red. Call (954) 561-8888 for reservations after you have disembarked and collected your luggage.

Car Rentals

Most car rental firms are licensed to provide free shuttle service to and from the terminals to the Rental Car Center located at Fort Lauderdale. Here you can rent a car from Enterprise, Budget, Hertz or Thrifty. In addition to taking your cruise, you may want to explore the sights in Fort Lauderdale and nearby cities. Miami is only about 30 miles away. According to the locals, renting a car is the best way to get around if you want to travel any distance. Priceline is always ready to assist you so that you can find the deal to fit your budget.

Your Own Vehicle

Convenient parking for private automobiles is available at both the Northport and Midport parking garages. The rates in these secure and well-lit garages run $3 for the first hour and $6 for 1-5 hours. After that, each hour is charged at $1. The maximum fee for a day is $15 ($19 for oversized vehicles). If you need another location in which to park, Park 'n Fly is also available, with shuttle bus service to the cruise terminals.

Limousine Services

All Points Limousine provides professional limousine services to and from the several cruise ship terminal locations in South Florida, including Fort Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. This is one way to travel in style, especially if you aren't worried about being economical.

You can see that there is little chance that you will be stranded at the cruise terminal upon disembarking. Rest assured that there are many means of transportation from Fort Lauderdale cruise ship terminals to get you to where you need to go after your cruise. So, relax, enjoy your travels, and have fun!

For more information on what you can see and do in the Fort Lauderdale area, call or email the Broward County Tourism Sales Department at (954) 765-4466 or

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Transportation from Fort Lauderdale Cruise Ship Terminal