Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated 3-hour train from Orlando to Miami, with prices starting at $79 for one-way tickets for adults.
On Wednesday, Brightline began accepting reservations for its new Orlando station, which will provide rides to Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach.
Although tickets may be purchased for train rides from September 1 through early 2024, the company says it will announce an official opening date and inaugural rides after it has completed required testing.
“Brightline guests and the travel market have spoken loudly, and we want to respond by opening ticket sales from late summer through the beginning of next year,” said Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline. “While we are finalizing an official launch date, guests can now book travel for Labor Day, Halloween and holidays through the new year.”
The new system offers reservations beginning as early as 5 a.m. from Orlando to Miami, with tickets starting at $79 per passenger, each way. Tickets for children start at $39 per passenger, each way. Groups of four or more passengers will save an additional 25 percent on fares.
The company also offers a “Premium” ticket for $149 which includes complimentary snacks and beverages, lounge access, priority boarding, complimentary ride share to and from the station (within a 5-mile radius), and extra seat space.
Service will include 16 round trips with hourly departures between Miami and Orlando. Regular service from Orlando to Miami will stop at all Brightline stations, including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Aventura.
The new, 37,350 square foot Orlando Station is located at the Orlando International Airport’s new Train Station facility, which is adjacent to Terminal C.
Last week, the company announced that all Brightline passengers will have access to free WiFi provided by Starlink, a satellite-based internet service managed by SpaceX.