Fort Lauderdale hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (IATA: FLL, ICAO: KFLL, FAA LID: FLL) is in Broward County, Florida.
With over 700 daily flights to 135 domestic and international destinations, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has become an intercontinental gateway since the late 1990s.
Located approximately 5 kilometers southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 34 kilometers north of Miami, FLL is one of three airports serving the Miami metropolitan area.
FLL is a base for Allegiant Air and JetBlue. Additionally, Spirit Airlines' corporate headquarters is nearby at Dania Beach.
The airport officially opened as Merle Fogg Field in 1929. It had two unpaved runways.
During World War II, the airport was commissioned by the United States Navy and renamed Naval Air Station (NAS) Fort Lauderdale. The runways were paved, and a control tower was built. The base was initially used for refitting civil airliners for military service before they were ferried across the Atlantic to Europe and North Africa.
NAS Fort Lauderdale later became the main training base for Naval Aviators and enlisted naval aircrewman flying the Grumman TBF and TBM Avenger for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aboard aircraft carriers and from expeditionary airfields ashore.
The airport closed in 1946 and was transferred to county control, becoming Broward County International Airport. Commercial flights were expanded after WWII up to the 90s.
In 2000, the Fort Lauderdale airport acquired a direct flight from Africa. Eight years later, the airport has been going through extensive renovation and expansion projects.
Today, the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has two runways, four terminals, and 66 gates. More than 16 million passengers used the facility in 2020.
Fort Lauderdale International Airport has four terminals:
- Terminal 1 is a New Terminal and has 18 gates and two concourses, B and C;
- Terminal 2 is called the "Delta" Terminal. It has 8 gates and one concourse (D);
- Terminal 3 is the Main Terminal; it has 20 gates, and 2 concourses, E and F; and
- Terminal 4, is the International Terminal; it has 9 gates and one concourse H.
In 2019, its busiest international routes were Toronto-Pearson, Canada, Nassau, Bahamas, Montréal, Canada, San José, Costa Rica, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Cancún, Mexico, Havana, Cuba, Kingston, Jamaica, Bogotá, Colombia, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
While its busiest domestic routes in 2020 include Atlanta, Georgia, Newark, New Jersey, New York–LaGuardia, New York, New York–JFK, New York, Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Detroit, Michigan, Baltimore, Maryland, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Upon arrival at the facility, passengers can choose from several efficient ground transportation services such as rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and public buses.
The train station is located about 5 kilometers from the airport. The Tri-Rail commuter train serves Fort Lauderdale and provides service to many destinations within Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County.
The quickest way to get from Tri-Rail-Metrorail Transfer Station to FLL is to taxi for $70.00 in around 30 minutes.
Passengers may plan their transfer options to avoid delays while in transit. They should also transact only at the airport counters for their safety.
The airport covers about 1,380 acres and sits 20 meters above sea level at 26°04′21″N and 080°09′10″W.
Rental Car Services at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
The car rental counters are on the lower level outside the Baggage Claim area.
When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.
Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call. See and compare all rental car companies at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
For item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle, please contact the rental car company directly.
Ride Shares at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
Rideshares companies provide services at FLL. Approach the Ground Transportation Center for your car.
Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver. They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.
Passengers may also ask the driver to show proof of identity and booking records for their safety.
Taxis at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
Airport taxis are available at this facility. Look for them in the taxi waiting area of the terminal buildings.
From the airport, passengers can hire a taxi to Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) for less than $20.00. See more information about taxis at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Trains at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
The Tri-Rail and Amtrak train station is located approximately 5 kilometers from the airport.
The Tri-Rail links Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach in Florida. Fare starts at $2.50.
Railway passengers could get there by taking a free bus shuttle from the airport to Fort Lauderdale train station. More information about train services near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Buses at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
The Broward County Transit (BCT) bus Route 1 offers daily service from the airport to the Broward Central Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
They pick and drop passengers at Stop No. 7 near the Rental Car Center. More information about buses to and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Additionally, complimentary shuttles are available from airport terminals to Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport Train Station at Dania Beach.
Hotel Shuttles at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
Many hotels in the area provide shuttle services. Please confirm with your accommodation if this service is available at the facility.
Shuttles pick up and drop passengers outside the airport terminal building.
Parking at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
The airport has several parking options for customers at the airport parking grounds 24/7. These include long-term, short-term, valet, overflow, and cell lot waiting area parking.
Please follow the color-coded signs inside the parking complex to find a space near your terminal.
Cash or Credit Card payments are accepted in this facility. See more information about short and long term parking at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
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