Train Travel

Amtrak stops daily in West Palm Beach. The station is at the same location as the Tri-Rail stop, so the same free shuttle, the Downtown Trolley, is available (via the trolley’s Green Line).

Tri-Rail Commuter Service is a rail system with 18 stops altogether between West Palm Beach and Miami; tickets can be purchased at each stop, and a one-way trip from the first to the last point is $6.90 weekdays, $5 weekends. Three stations—West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Boca—have free shuttles to their downtowns, and taxis are on call at others.

A new high-speed train line, Brightline began running in late summer, 2017. It will connect downtown Miami to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in 30 and 60 minutes respectively.


Amtrak. 800/872–7245;

Brightline. Service began in summer 2018, connecting downtown Miami with Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The connection between Miami and Fort Lauderdale is about 30 minutes, and the trip to West Palm Beach will be another 45 minutes, cutting travel time along the route by almost a third and allowing you to visit all three cities without a car. This is significantly faster than the current Tri-Rail service, though the latter has stations at the airports in all three cities. MiamiCentral Station, 600 N.W. 1st Ave., Downtown, Miami, Florida, 33136. 888/448--8491;

Tri-Rail. 800/874–7245;

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