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Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cruises from Fort Lauderdale depart year-round.

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.

Mailing Address:

Port Everglades

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).

Port Everglades has three entrances: 

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.

Language: English     Currency: US dollar (US$)

​Each entrance has a security checkpoint where cruise guests and visitors age 18 and older are required to provide the following:

  • Government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license or passport)
  • Cruise documents
  • No weapons are allowed on Port property in accordance with Florida State Statue 311.12(7) and your vehicle may be subject to search.

Driving Directions and Parking Information

Port Everglades is easily accessible from all major highways:

  • From I-95 South: take Exit #26 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
  • From I-95 North: take Exit #24 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
  • From I-75 North or South: take Exit #19 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades
  • From the Florida Turnpike north or south: take Exit #54 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
  • From Miami International Airport - Take 836 East to I-95 North. Exit I-95 North at 595 East. Follow 595 to the end; then follow the Port Everglades signs.
  • For those who are already in the Fort Lauderdale area, the 17th Street or State Road 84 entrances may be more convenient. Signage inside Port Everglades will direct you to parking garages and terminals.
  • From Fort Lauderdale International Airport - Exit the airport and follow signs for I-595 East/Port Everglades. Continue to the last exit on I-595 East and follow the signs to Port Everglades. This will automatically take you to the Port Everglades security entrance. From there, follow the directional signs for your designated ship's pier terminal.

Airport transfer

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.

hotel transfers
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.

bus lines
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.

rental cars
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.

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For more information https://www.porteverglades.net/