Brightline, the only provider of modern, green commuter trains in the United States, today announced that service to Orlando International Airport will begin operations on September 22, 2023. Orlando and South Florida, Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale , Boca Raton and West Palm Beach; They will have inaugural rides available to book at gobrightline.com or by downloading the Brightline app on iOS and Android.
"The long-awaited opening of Orlando is finally happening! We've seen the enthusiasm of everyone in the business and tourism industry to travel between Central and South Florida," shared Patrick Goddard, President of Brightline. "I encourage everyone to check their calendars, make plans, visit our website or app and reserve your seat."
Brightline service to Orlando begins the weekend when Inter Miami takes on state rival Orlando City at Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando. Karol G fans can enjoy her show when she takes the stage at Camping World Stadium the same night.
During the US 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.
“The stations will be located inside the Orlando Airport, so not only will it be very convenient for tourists, but it totally changes the game for family vacations,” explains Carolyn Corrigan, Director of Travel Industry Sales at the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Food lovers can enjoy the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, the SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival, and the many Michelin-starred restaurants in Orlando, including Knife and Spoon inside the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. Also experience an Omakase at Kadence in the Audubon Garden District, or Bacán with contemporary food from Central and South America, inside the spectacular Lake Nona Wave Hotel.
Brightline will also allow you to explore the various neighborhoods of Miami such as Wynwood, Design District, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove or South Beach; Adventure; Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Flagler Village or FAT Village in Fort Lauderdale; o Boca Raton and Palm Beach: The Square, Downtown's Clematis Street, Worth Avenue.
For a limited time, Brightline will offer one-way SMART fares starting at $79 for adults and $39 for children. Groups of more than 4 people will automatically save an additional 25% on SMART rates. This service offers a comfortable business class option, WiFi service, multiple power outlets and USB connectors, and a variety of food and beverages available for purchase.
One-way PREMIUM fares start at $149, a first-class experience with additional amenities including a premium lounge, priority boarding, checked luggage, and complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the trip.
Travel advisors will be able to register to learn about discounted fares, and corporate travelers can access Brightline for Business, a dedicated portal especially for companies.
Both Miami and Miami Beach are epicenters for holding business meetings and conventions. With reservations filling the iconic Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) and surrounding hotels, as of May of this year, GMCVB had confirmed 386 such events and a total of 239,218 hotel nights. The most notable for 2023 are Bitcoin North America, Machine Learning and Systems, LE/Miami: This is Beyond, Florida International Medical Expo (FIME), American Black Film Festival and American Vein and Lymphatic Society, among others.