There are a number of options available in Fort Lauderdale aside from private vehicles.
- Broward County Transit (BCT)
- B-Cycle/AvMed Rides
- Riverwalk Water Trolley
- Water Taxi
Check AMTRAK's Fort Lauderdale Station website for tickets, status updates, and schedules online.
BCT can take you practically anywhere you want to go within Broward County: work, schools, shopping, libraries, parks, cultural and civic activities, and other places of interest. BCT’s public transportation services cover approximately 410 square miles with a total operating fleet of 299 buses on fixed routes. With over 1600 bus stops, you’ll probably find yourself near a BCT route almost anywhere you go. Routes and schedules can be found at Broward County Transit website.
Brightline is a privately owned and operated express train with stops in downtown West Palm Beach, downtown Fort Lauderdale, and downtown Miami. For more information and ticketing, visit the Brightline website.
Visit our Docked Bike Sharing page for more information about B-Cycle/AvMed Rides
Whether you’re driving to work, a meeting, or even to the beach, carpooling takes one or more cars off the road. In addition, we will have less congestion on our roadways, less vehicles fighting for limited parking, and you can decrease what you’re spending on gas. Not sure who you could carpool to work with? South Florida Commuter Services can help. You can find commuters looking for carpool partners that live and work in your area by visiting the South Florida Commuter Services website and requesting a ride match.
Crossing the New River (FOR FREE!) is now easier than ever with the new Riverwalk Water Trolley, brought to you by the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA) in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. Route and stop locations can be found at the Riverwalk Water Trolley website.
The Sun Trolley offers six different routes in Fort Lauderdale serving residents and tourists. The Sun Trolley works on a wave-and-ride system, meaning if you see a Sun Trolley and want to ride it, just wave it down and it will pick you up along the route. When you’re ready to get off, just tell the driver and the Sun Trolley will stop. Rides on the Sun Trolley are very reasonable (sometimes even free), making it the most cost-efficient way to get around Fort Lauderdale for lunch on Las Olas or for a meeting Downtown. Routes and schedules can be found at the Sun Trolley website.
Tri-Rail is a commuter rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. It is run by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA). The 70.9-mile-long system has 18 stations along the Southeast Florida coast. The system connects directly to Amtrak at numerous stations, and the Metrorail in Hialeah (Miami) at the Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer Station. A second Tri-Rail line, on the Florida East Coast Railway corridor, is currently in planned to extend Tri-Rail service north to Jupiter, Florida, and south through Downtown Fort Lauderdale, terminating at Government Center in Downtown Miami, as well as numerous intermediate cities such as Hollywood and Miami. For more information visit the Tri-Rail website.
Water Taxi provides waterborne transit service throughout Broward County. For more information, including fares, schedules, and routes, visit the Water Taxi website.