best way to get from Ft Laud. to Miami

Apr 15th, 2003, 11:44 AM
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best way to get from Ft Laud. to Miami

We are flying into Ft. Lauderdale & cruising out of Miami. There will be 6 of us going. What is the cheepest way for us to get to our motel in miami? I have heard someone mention a bus???
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Apr 15th, 2003, 02:34 PM
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Why not rent a car or van?
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Apr 15th, 2003, 08:05 PM
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I just checked into renting a van....$139.00 for one day. Pretty steep,don't you think? There has to be other options!!
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Apr 15th, 2003, 09:36 PM
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Check out They charge around $23. from Ft.Lauderdale airport to port of Miami.
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Apr 16th, 2003, 04:21 AM
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$139 / 6 people = $23 / person roughly.

So, the cost is about the same for the shuttle or for the rental. But, in your other post, the recommendation for a rental that you turn in and they take you to the port - saves you the morning taxi. However, another cost you need to be concerned with is whether the hotel charges for parking.
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Apr 16th, 2003, 08:05 AM
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All of your options will be in the same general cost as above. Even if you take 2 taxis, you're looking at $55-65 per taxi, which brings you back to the $125 range.

I would call a limo company and see if you can get a stretch limo that will accomodate all 6 of you and luggage. I think the costs would be comprable, and you'll start your vacation in a much more relaxing way than shuttle bus or renting a car.

The one other option i can think of is to rent 2 cars. Car rentals are pretty cheap in Florida (much cheaper than mini-vans which are 'specialty' vehicles). Make some more phone calls, as there are a few companies that consider FLL to MIA a "round-trip" rental and one charge you the "one way surcharge" that other companies might.
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Apr 16th, 2003, 05:24 PM
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Ft. Lauderdale airport has Tri-county express. They use Lincoln towncars and when we went 1-1/2 yrs. ago it was about $55-60 to miami per carload of people. You would probably have to use 2 cars. They also had a bus there at $15.00 pp. No reservations were needed. They are located right outside baggage claim and will bring you right to your hotel. they have a web site and you may be able to hire a limo from them, but I'm not sure.
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