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If you’re seeking sandy beaches, palm tree-lined streets, extravagant shopping, dining and entertainment, Fort Lauderdale is the place for you. Often dubbed the “Venice of America,” the city’s navigable waterways and canals attract thousands of yachting enthusiasts from across the globe. You’ll enjoy the typical Florida sunshine and average temperatures of 60 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit for over 6 months straight, from December – April. This is also the peak tourist season and rates for flights and hotels tend to be on the higher side. From May, the city experiences frequent, heavy rainfall and average temperatures climb steadily to 90 degrees Fahrenheit by peak summer. From June – November, the city is prone to hurricanes. If you’re planning to visit during this time, try to book refundable flights and hotels.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Fort Lauderdale?

In general when looking for the cheapest flight to Fort Lauderdale, try to book your flight during the month of September for the best deal.

When is the best time to book a flight to Fort Lauderdale?

Most flyers found that booking flight tickets 60 days in advance of their planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Fort Lauderdale?

On average, the cheapest flights to Fort Lauderdale are found when departing on a Tuesday. Try to avoid departing on a Friday, as this is usually the most expensive day.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Fort Lauderdale?

Our data shows that the cheapest Fort Lauderdale flights are usually those with morning departure times. noon flights are often costlier.


Fort Lauderdale flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Fort Lauderdale found recently by users on momondo
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Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
17 Mar
LGA
New York LaGuardia airport
2h 59m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
Spirit Airlines
02 Apr
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
3h 07m
LGA
New York LaGuardia airport
$75
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
18 Apr
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
2h 39m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
Spirit Airlines
22 Apr
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
2h 33m
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
$75
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
03 Mar
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
2h 40m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
Spirit Airlines
07 Mar
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
2h 34m
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
$76
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
04 Mar
EWR
Newark airport
3h 07m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
Spirit Airlines
05 Mar
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
3h 04m
EWR
Newark airport
$76
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
24 Feb
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
9h 31m
1 Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
Spirit Airlines
11 Mar
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
2h 37m
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
$84
JetBlue
JetBlue
02 Jun
EWR
Newark airport
3h 06m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
JetBlue
04 Jun
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
2h 58m
EWR
Newark airport
$137
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
18 Apr
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
2h 39m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
Spirit Airlines
22 Apr
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
2h 33m
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
$75
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
03 Mar
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
2h 40m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
Spirit Airlines
07 Mar
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
2h 34m
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
$76
JetBlue
JetBlue
02 Jun
EWR
Newark airport
3h 06m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
JetBlue
04 Jun
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
2h 58m
EWR
Newark airport
$137
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
17 Mar
LGA
New York LaGuardia airport
2h 59m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
Spirit Airlines
02 Apr
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
3h 07m
LGA
New York LaGuardia airport
$75
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
04 Mar
EWR
Newark airport
3h 07m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
Spirit Airlines
05 Mar
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
3h 04m
EWR
Newark airport
$76
JetBlue
JetBlue
11 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
3h 12m
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
JetBlue
12 Mar
FLL
Fort Lauderdale airport
2h 59m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
$177

Which airlines fly to Fort Lauderdale?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Fort Lauderdale

Direct domestic flights to Fort Lauderdale are offered by Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, jetBlue, Virgin America, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Silver Airways. Other airlines offering non-direct flights from other US cities to Fort Lauderdale include Hawaiian Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, British Airways, Copa, Bahamasair, and Norwegian.


How to get from the airport to Fort Lauderdale city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Fort Lauderdale along with the distance from the city center

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is in Broward County, Florida, just 3 miles from Downtown Fort Lauderdale. There are several ways to travel from the airport to the downtown area.

Buses

Broward County Transit (BCT) operated route #1 stops outside the airport’s Rental Car Center Stop 7, and runs to Broward Central Terminal in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Buses leave the airport every 20 – 30 minutes and the journey takes approximately 25 minutes. The regular one-way fare is $2.00 USD. On the weekends, the Sun Trolley bus runs from the airport to the Welcome Center in downtown for free from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. However, the trolley does not allow luggage on board and is mainly an attraction for those who have long layovers at FLL. Such visitors can stow their luggage at FLL airport and make a quick trip to explore the downtown area.

Tri-Rail

Ride the airport’s Tri-Rail Shuttle Route FLA 1 bus from your arrival terminal to Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport Station, which is at Dania Beach. This ride takes 10 – 25 minutes depending on which terminal you arrive at. From here, you can ride the train to Fort Lauderdale station in the city center in exactly 9 minutes. Trains depart every 20 minutes and the cost is $3.75 USD. Total journey time via Tri-Rail will be 20 – 45 minutes.

Taxis

Metered taxis are available at the curbside of all arrival terminals. For a ride to Downtown Fort Lauderdale, you can expect to pay approximately $17.00 USD – $25.00 USD depending on your exact destination. An additional $3.00 airport surcharge is applicable and the ride takes between 10 – 20 minutes depending on traffic. Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft also operate from the airport.

Shared-ride vans and luxury sedans

To book door-to-door rides through shared-ride vans or luxury sedans, head to the Transportation Podium located outside the baggage area on the lower level curbside. GO Airport Shuttle provides a zone-based flat fare from the airport to your preferred destination. Approximate fares to the city center are $11.00 USD – $16.00 USD per person for a shared-ride, and $40.00 USD – $45.00 USD for a private car for exclusive use.

Hotel Shuttles

Several hotels around the airport offer complimentary transportation for their guests to and from the airport. Pick up and drop off locations are located in designated areas on the lower level curbside at all the terminals.

Car Rentals

The airport’s Rental Car Center (RCC) offers 12 rental car companies in one building, right next to Terminal 1. You can use the courtesy shuttles from any arrival terminal to reach the RCC. It’s definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.


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How to get around in Fort Lauderdale?

One of the easiest ways to get around in Fort Lauderdale and visit the surrounding towns is to hire a vehicle and drive yourself. Driving in the city is easy as the streets are laid out in a grid-based pattern with “avenues” running north-south and “streets” running east-west. However, if you don’t wish to be stuck behind the wheel, and are going to spend most of your time within the city, here are some of the other modes of transportation to get around in Fort Lauderdale.

Trolleys and buses

Sun Trolley operates along the beach and downtown, as well as to Las Olas Boulevard. The downtown link service is free while fares for the Beach and La Olas links is $1.00 USD for a single ride or $3.00 USD for a day pass. Broward County Transit (BCT) offers buses throughout the city. Regular one-way fare is $2.00 USD or you can purchase an all day pass for $5.00 USD.

Water taxis

The water taxis that use the city’s waterways are a fun and interesting way to visit the major attractions. Taxis travel along the Intracoastal and New River stopping at 12 popular sights. You can hop on and off the boats all day for $26.00 USD (for adults) and $12.00 USD (for children ages 5 – 11).

Taxis

Taxis are easily available throughout the city, but rides tend to be far more expensive than public transport, unless you’re travelling in a group. Ride-share options such as Uber and Lyft are also available.

Bikes

Cycling is an excellent way to explore some parts of the city. Check out the city’s bike-share program, Broward County B-cycle. You can access bikes at several bike stations around downtown and pay $5.00 USD per 30 minute ride up to a maximum of 10 rides per day.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Fort Lauderdale?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Fort Lauderdale

Things to do and places of interest in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s numerous activities and sights, and opportunities for waterfront relaxation, make it an excellent short-stay destination. You can decide whether to spend your days within your beachfront resort, feasting your eyes on gorgeous beaches and crystal blue waters, or venture out and explore the city. Here are a few suggestions on what to see and do in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Sunbathe on the wide, sandy Fort Lauderdale Beach, swim in the clear blue water, or stroll along the scenic beachside promenade.
  • Sign up for a sightseeing cruise and enjoy popular city sights from the water.
  • Go canoeing and kayaking, or hiking and biking in the Coastal Hammock Trail park.
  • Explore a range of museums such as NSU Art Museum (for art lovers), Bonnet House Museum & Gardens (for nature and history lovers), the Museum of Discovery and Science (for kids and families), and Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum (for vintage car lovers).
  • Book an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades at the Sawgrass Recreation Park.
  • Check out historic buildings converted into fun restaurants and bars at the Himmarshee Village.
  • Head to Las Olas Boulevard to shop at high-end boutiques and quirky specialty stores, and sample cuisines from a wide range of restaurants. Enjoy live daily performances in the area and go pub-hopping at several cool bars and nightspots.

Tips and tricks for visiting Fort Lauderdale

Watch out for spring break partiers

Fort Lauderdale attracts large crowds of college students looking for beach fun, alcohol, and excitement during their spring break. At this time the beaches are flooded with boisterous crowds, wild parties, and loud music. If you don’t like this sort of thing, you should avoid visiting Fort Lauderdale during the spring break season.

Be beach ready

Respect the beach warnings, especially during hurricane season. Watch out for needlefish and jellyfish that sometimes make an appearance, even in shallow waters. Cover yourself with plenty of sunscreen, stay hydrated, and try to rent umbrellas while sitting on the beach. The Florida sun is warm and welcoming, but you may be surprised at how quickly it can give you a sunburn or heat stroke.

*Flight prices to Fort Lauderdale are based on prices for economy tickets found by momondo users during searches within the last 72 hours. These prices may no longer be available.