Brightline High-Speed Rail Service To South Florida Begins Friday From Station at Orlando Airport
By Space Coast Daily // September 22, 2023
37,350 square foot station located at Terminal C
ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Brightline will begin regular service out of Orlando starting on Friday, as the first train will arrive in Orlando at 10 a.m. from Miami.
The first train to depart from Orlando will leave at 6:38 a.m. from Brightline’s Orlando station, located directly next to Terminal C at Orlando International Airport.
The 37,350 square foot station in Orlando at Terminal C connects directly to the airport’s parking garage C.
Tickets are on sale for those who want to book for future dates. Tickets start at $79 one way.
There will be 16 daily round trips with hourly departures between Orlando and Miami, with stops in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Aventura.
“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,” said Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline.
“As we start service to Orlando for peak holiday seasons, I encourage everyone to check calendars, make plans, visit our website or app and reserve a seat now.”
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.
Brightline also offers a variety of industry promotions for its guests. For corporate riders, Brightline for Business is a dedicated portal for companies to save with fixed rate rides designed for company needs.
Starting this fall, students with eligible email domains can receive up to 25 percent off SMART rides after creating a Brightline account using an active college or university email.
Travel advisors can sign up now for information on discounted rates. Brightline expects to offer commissionable fares in the near future, and to be bookable on GDS by the end of 2023.