Brightline announced today that service to Orlando International Airport will begin on Sept. 22, 2023. Meaning your clients will be able to connect between Orlando and South Florida (Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach) with inaugural rides available for booking. Travel advisors have access to discounted rates, and the rail line expects to offer commissionable fares soon, to be bookable on GDS by the end of 2023.
“Opening Orlando fulfills our ultimate business model. We have seen incredible enthusiasm from the business and tourism industries eager to travel between Central and South Florida,” shared Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline, in a press release statement.
For a limited time, Brightline is offering one-way SMART fares starting at $79 for adults and $39 for kids. Groups of 4+ will automatically save an additional 25 percent on SMART fares. SMART service offers a comfortable business-class option onboard in hand-stitched leather seats, complimentary Starlink WiFi, multiple power and USB outlets and an array of food and beverages available for purchase.
One-way PREMIUM fares start at $149, a first-class experience with added amenities including a dedicated PREMIUM lounge, priority boarding, checked luggage, and complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the journey. PREMIUM booked guests also enjoy Brightline’s first- and last-mile service to get to and from the station with complimentary Uber rides anywhere within a five-mile radius in South Florida.
Discover Central Florida via the Brightline
Brightline service to Orlando kick-off weekend coincides with Inter Miami battling in-state rival Orlando City at Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando on Sept.24. Fans of Karol G can take in her show as she takes the stage at Camping World Stadium the same evening.
Throughout the fall, travelers can connect from South Florida to Orlando for seasonal events including Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World along with Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando.
Foodies can take in the Epcot International Wine & Food Festival, SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival and visit the many Michelin-star restaurants in Orlando including Knife & Spoon located onsite at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, an Omakase experience at Kadence located in the Audubon Garden District, and Bacan featuring contemporary Central and South American fare inside the Lake Nona Wave Hotel.
Reasons to Ride South on the Brightline
Brightline riders originating in Central Florida can travel south to dine their way across South Florida with special restaurant months across the region from West Palm Beach to Miami. This fall, visitors to Miami can watch a HEAT game or favorite performer at the Kaseya Center, stop in Fort Lauderdale to root on Lionel Messi as he plays his first season with Inter Miami CF, visit art murals in Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village, grab brunch at The Square in downtown West Palm Beach, enjoy one of the Miami’s top food festivals with South Beach Seafood Festival, or dance the night away at III Points Music Festival. And for NFL fans, the Miami Dolphins home opener is Sept. 24 against the Denver Broncos, with shuttles available from the Brightline Aventura Station to Hard Rock Stadium.
Additionally, Brightline guests can conveniently connect to South Florida ports and the region’s many beaches.
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