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Fort Lauderdale, FL Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 96
Total Sleeping Rooms 12,831
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 650
Committable Meeting Rooms* 46
Convention Center Space 600,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 64,887 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $121
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $160
*Maximum for a single hotel

Fort Lauderdale, FL Airport Information

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Approximate taxi fare: $18 USD

The 1,380-acre Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport opened in 1959 and is today one of the fastest growing major airports in the country. Located in Broward County, three miles southwest of the Fort Lauderdale business district and 21 miles north of Miami, it serves over 21 million passengers each year. Its location, fewer than two miles from Port Everglades and 25 miles from the Port of Miami, makes it an ideal airport for cruisers.

The airport's four terminals offer non-stop service to more than 55 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America and South America. On a typical day, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International serves as the gateway for an average of 741 commercial flights and 67,000 passengers.

As a participant in the Broward County Public Art and Design Program, the airport is home to numerous commissioned pieces of artwork including prints, collages, photography and sculpture. These stunning displays, many inspired by the area's tropical landscape, are dispersed throughout the airport welcoming visitors to South Florida. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, as well as a meditation room, business services, numerous gift shops and a wide range of dining options including Chili's Too, Cruzan Rum Bar, Pizzeria Uno and Sbarro's.

Airline carriers serving Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

  • Air Canada
  • Air Jamaica
  • Air Transat
  • Airtran Airways
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • Avianca Airlines
  • Bahamasair
  • Canjet Airlines
  • Chautauqua Airlines
  • Comair
  • Constellation
  • Continental Airlines
  • Continental Connection
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Freedom Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Gulfstream International Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Midwest Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines/KLM
  • Skybus Airlines
  • Skyservice Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Ted
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • USA 3000 Airlines
  • West Jet Airlines

Fort Lauderdale, FL Train Information

Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station

Amtrak provides rail service to Fort Lauderdale via the Silver Star and Silver Meteor lines. The Silver Star makes 37 stops in cities including Washington, DC, Raleigh, Savannah, Tampa and Orlando. The Silver Meteor shares most of its track with the Silver Star, but bypasses Tampa and runs further east through North Carolina and South Carolina. Amtrak's Silver lines depart New York daily.

Fort Lauderdale, FL Public Transportation

Broward County Transit (BCT) Bus Line

Visitors and residents of Fort Lauderdale can maneuver through the city using the bus lines operated by Broward County Transit. With a daily ridership of over 128,000 passengers, and over 39.2 million passenger trips annually, BCT operates 43 routes into Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding cities. A single ride fare is $1.25, and single-day, seven-day and 31-day passes are available for purchase.


For travel throughout South Florida, Tri-Rail offers commuter train service between West Palm Beach and Miami, with stops in Fort Lauderdale, including the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Operated by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, the Tri-Rail line spans 67 miles and includes 18 stations in the three counties. Fares are based on a zone system, and range from $2 to $5.50 for a one-way trip.

Car Rentals

The Rental Car Center at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport houses Alamo, Avis, Budget, Continental, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent A Car, Hertz, National, Payless, Royal and Thrifty. The center is located outside of Terminal 1. Passengers arriving at Terminals 2, 3 or 4 can take a courtesy shuttle bus to the Rental Center. Additionally, a number of companies operate outside of the airport, including Air and Sea Rent A Car, Sunshine Rent A Car, Gold Coast Car Rental, AAAA Special Rentals and U-Save Auto Rental.


Taxi Service is available at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport outside of the baggage claim area. Fares are calculated by meters, and a typical ride can cost anywhere from $2.88 (to Convention Center) up to $56.21 (to Coral Springs).Taxis also service Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Miami, FL 30 mi 36 min 4 hr 37 min USD $180+
West Palm Beach, FL 47 mi 45 min 5 hr 29 min USD $349+
Cape Coral, FL 154 mi 2 hr 30 min n/a N/A
Orlando, FL 216 mi 3 hr 23 min 55 min USD $175+
Tampa, FL 264 mi 3 hr 36 min 1 hr USD $120+
Atlanta, GA 640 mi 8 hr 38 min 1 hr 55 min USD $143+
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