Fort Lauderdale lies about 30 minutes north of Miami on Florida's lower Atlantic Coast. It is about five hours from Jacksonville, FL, and four hours from Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL. Fort Lauderdale is sometimes known as the "Venice of America" because of its expansive and intricate canal system. In addition to its museums, beaches, and nightlife, Fort Lauderdale is home to a large indoor/outdoor flea market and the site of the world's largest drive-in movie theater. The International Swimming Hall of Fame is located on Fort Lauderdale beach and houses a large aquatic complex as well as a museum, theater and research library.
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Conveniently located in the heart of Broward County, Port Everglades is easily accessible by car, taxi, bus, rail, and ship. It is the only port in the nation located adjacent to an airport, making it easy to fly and cruise on the same day.
Port Everglades is approximately 2 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 30 miles from Miami International Airport. Parking is $15.00 per day (rates subject to change by Port Authority).
17th Street, located at Eisenhower Boulevard
State Road 84, located just east of US 1, located at Spangler Boulevard
I-595 East, located at Eller DriveTravel Tip: Transfers from Port Everglades to the airport or hotel are often included in many cruise packages. Check with your cruise line or travel agent for details.
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Each entrance has a security checkpoint where cruise guests and visitors age 18 and older are required to provide the following:
Driving Directions and Parking Information
Port Everglades is easily accessible from all major highways:
The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is just minutes away from Port Everglades on U.S. 1 and is served by most major airlines. Although it's a short distance, we suggest you allow at least 45 minutes between flight arrival and cruise check-in time to claim luggage and fill out forms at the terminal. The Miami International Airport is 30-45 minutes south of Port Everglades via I-95.
Fare from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Port Everglades is typically around $15. If you purchased an air/sea travel package, transfers are usually included. For a taxi from the Port to downtown Fort Lauderdale, expect to pay about $18 to $20, depending on your destination.
Many area hotels provide transportation between Port Everglades and the hotel for pre-booked reservations. Contact your hotel for details.
broward county transit (bct)
Local buses service stops at the Northport section of Port Everglades. For schedules and information, call 954-357-8400 or visit BCT.
Greyhound (national bus service) available from the downtown Fort Lauderdale terminal located at 515 N.E. 3rd Street. Call 954-764-6551 or visit Greyhound.
Megabus (national bus service) available from the Sheridan Street Rail Station located at 2900 Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL. Call 877-462-6342 or visit megabus.com.
The state-of-the art Rental Car Center at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) house a large number of rental car companies in one location with shared shuttle bus service for Port Everglades. Check with your car rental agency to ensure they participate in the shuttle program. There are also car rental firms licensed to do business at Port Everglades that are not located at FLL. Some provide shuttle service from cruise terminals to their nearby rental locations.
brightline (commuter train)
Brightline is a privately-owned passenger rail system that provides express premium train service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, and will soon connect with Orlando. Brightline's Fort Lauderdale station is accessible by Urber, Lyft, taxi, car rental and Broward County Transit bus service. Visit gobrightline.com.
tri-rail (commuter train)
Tri-rail provides transportation between the tri-county area, including: Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Tri-Rail is accessible by taxi and Broward County Transit bus service. Visit the Tri-Rail website or call 800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245) for schedules and fares.
amtrak (national and statewide train)
Visit the Amtrak website or by call 1-800-USA-RAIL (872-7245) for train schedules and fares.