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Uber/Lyft Now Available to Cruisers Everywhere in South Florida

Posted May 11th, 2016 in news by Admin

It’s great news for anyone looking to get from the airport (or really any location) to cruise ports in south Florida.

As of May 2016, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted to legalize ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft.

If you had already been using Uber and Lyft to get from the Miami airport to the cruise port, you’re not alone. It’s a popular and cheap way to get back and forth. But what you may not have realized is that the services were actually operating illegally in the county. According to the South Florida Business Journal, the companies saw roughly $4 million in fines.

Now the companies have the peace of mind to operate legally in Miami-Dade.

That’s only the first part of the story, however.

In late 2015, Broward County (where Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is located) saw Uber and Lyft return to the area. The companies had left due to rules and regulations it felt were too tight. However, strong public demand hounded county commissioners, according to Sun-Sentinel.com. After loosening the rules, the ride-share companies returned.

As a result, cruise passengers anywhere in southern Florida can use the services to get back and forth between home, hotel, airport, or anywhere else and the cruise ports. We have updated service maps below.

Uber and Lyft service map

So why should you care? As a cruise passenger, using services like Uber and Lyft can save you significant money. The rides are generally cheaper than traditional cabs, and most people report better service and quicker pick-up times. In short, it’s a much easier way to get to the port.

Note: If you are a first-time rider with Lyft, you can register at this link to receive a FREE ride credit for your first rides.

To give you an idea, here are some recent fares for rides in selected areas of Miami and Fort Lauderdale to the cruise ports:

Uber and Lyft fares in Miami to cruise port

Uber and Lyft fares for Fort Lauderdale cruise

If you are new to Lyft, we have an offer for FREE credit for your first ride. Simply visit this link to sign up and get your credit.

6 Responses so far.

  1. Peter Robinson says:

    What is the fare from 12547 N.E. 4th AVE., North Miami to Royal Caribbean cruise ship on December 23, 2016 at about 9:30 AM? And return on January 3, 2017?

  2. Debra Sheehan says:

    I need a ride for two people from the Fort Lauderdale airport on Sunday December 4 to the Miami Cruise ship port. Please let me know how to get a price quote for this. Thank you.

  3. TINA STEWART says:

    How much will a small SUV to pick up from 742 West 51 Place Hialeah to Norwegian cruise on May 6,2017