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I am flying into FLL and renting a car to drive down to Miami. I have to drop the car off at MIA airport and then get the shuttle to the port. Is this the cheapest/fastest way to get to the port of Miami?
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I am flying into FLL and renting a car to drive down to Miami. I have to drop the car off at MIA airport and then get the shuttle to the port. Is this the cheapest/fastest way to get to the port of Miami?
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:26 PM
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If you're flying on the day of the sailing, talk to your agent about transfers from the cruiseline. If you're coming in a day or more early, try finding an independant transfer company. One you may want to look into is www.cruise-connection.com They offer transfers from many florida cities to each of the FL ports. They're the same company most cruiselines contract with for their transfers and you can book direct and sometimes save a few $$$.

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The last time we were at FLL airport, our flight times were changed. In order to make our connections, we had to race to Miami airport to catch a different plane. There was a van parked outside the terminal that we hired to take us to Miami. The charge was $66.50 for up to 4 passengers. (This was before the $4 per gallon gas prices!)

In January we, too, are flying into FLL. Our port is in Miami, but we like to fly AirTran and they don't serve Miami. We will again be looking for transportation.

I kept the paperwork from the last time and the website for the service we used in 2006 is www.floridalimo.com. It's just another idea if you want to compare prices.

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Nadine,

I did contact floridaalimo one time but the prices were ridiculous. I booked a car to take us to Miami and back to FLL. I just wanted to know if it was cheaper to take a taxi or shuttle?
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:19 AM
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Did you try SuperShuttle? They used to have good prices.
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If you are driving yourself, make sure you have plenty of time driving back to FLL, especially if its during the week when traffic is terrible. We live in SE Florida and hate when we have to drive to Miami.
Personally I would go for the shuttle so there will be no problems. Good luck with what you decide.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:28 AM
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Did you try SuperShuttle? They used to have good prices.


I used SuperShuttle the last two times I needed to go between those airports, and they were not good experiences. You can reserve and even pre-pay a spot on a shuttle, but they don't guarantee how quickly you'll get onto a shuttle, unless things have changed in the last year or two. I arrived into Miami and went to the SS kiosk outside, and stood there in the noise and car fumes for an hour or more both times, until a shuttle that was going to Ft. Lauderdale finally showed up. And then it made many stops between the two. It took over 2 hours to get to Ft. Lauderdale, by which time I swore I'd pay the $60+ to take a taxi next time.

Of course, I figured that had to be an unusual case, so I tried it again, with pretty much the same results. I've used SuperShuttle to get from an airport to a nearby hotel, or vice versa, but I won't use them again to go from one airport to the other, or from an airport to a hotel in another city.

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Old 06-23-2008, 12:31 PM
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Sandy,
Have you ever used this one?
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thanks for the info on the shuttles. It seems that renting a car seems to be the cheapest. I also don't have to worry about the shuttles stopping at other places.
 
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