Brightline Orlando tickets now on sale for travel beginning late summer 2023

May 17, 2023 in "Brightline"

Brightline Orlando Station
Posted: Wednesday May 17, 2023 10:36am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Tickets for Brightline rail travel between South Florida (Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach) and Orlando are on sale now for late summer through early 2024.

Guests can purchase tickets at gobrightline.com. An official opening date and inaugural rides will be announced after Brightline 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."

Brightline will offer one-way SMART fares starting at $79 for adults and $39 for kids. Groups of 4+ automatically save an additional 25 percent on SMART fares. SMART service offers a business-class option onboard in 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.

Transportation and mobility options at Brightline Orlando Station will feature new Brightline+ products including shuttles, Uber rideshare and car rental options, which will cater to the unique needs of the Orlando visitor. When booked, guests receive confirmation email and instructions on how to add on extras such as parking, checked baggage, and Brightline+ mobility options available closer to their trip date.

In South Florida, Brightline offers a wide variety of options to get guests to and from the stations using Brightline+ with Uber, fixed route shuttles to the airports, neighborhood electric vehicles and event shuttles. PREMIUM booked guests can use 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.

Service will include 16 daily 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.

Additional dedicated trains will continue to serve commuters and the South Florida region between Miami and West Palm Beach with early morning departures at 5:00 a.m. from West Palm Beach and late night departures until 12:45 a.m. out of Miami.

The complete new train schedule between Miami and Orlando can be viewed by visiting gobrightline.com.

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TeriofTerror7 days ago

But can you spell "safety"? (I say with love and affection, truly.) 😉

lazyboy97o7 days ago

Which was delusional. It required insanely overly optimistic ridership and federal subsidies. The governor was right that there was no actual funding mechanism for operations and ticket sales were not going to be enough to get it going. It was a boondoggle of project, buying a Ferrari for your sailer commuter car. The true high speed capabilities would never have really been utilized.

Rich Brownn7 days ago

Unless something changed, the original analyst for MCO/TPA for high speed rail showed it would actually be profitable. Of course, our Governor had given the funds away by then

Andrew2526 days ago

Businesses need to grow in order to satisfy investors/creditors, they certainly would like to expand into Tampa if they believe it makes sense financially.

TrainsOfDisney26 days ago

I don’t know if I’d call 2 million riders a year a “niche” product. And that’s of course growing. Why do you think it’s not? Businesses expand all the time. Adding Tampa and then Jacksonville has always been part of the business plan.

JMcMahonEsq26 days ago

The flat earther line wasn't meant as a shot at people who want the train line or not. It was more just as a exaggerated statement that there are niche markets that can served for almost anything, but that just because there are "some" people that would use/want something, doesn't mean its a big enough market to invest in servicing. If it came across that i was relating pro tampa/MCO train route people to flat eathers that wasn't the intention. While I haven't seen the studies that were done, I just don't know how much the demand/use for the Miami/Orlando leg can be used/translates to demand for a east/west spur between Tampa and Orlando. Its not a knock against Brightline the company, it seems like they are doing well both in marketing and implementation for the Miami/Orlando route. But that almost goes to my point, is the the expansion worth the risk, and is the ROI high enough to justify the risk, when the current route is finically doing well, assuming it is.

Twirlnhurl27 days ago

Does Disney get grant money for Disney Transport? I don't think they do. (Not saying they never would, I just don't think that it is a part of their current business model.) Lynx gets grant money to operate, including operating bus likes that serve WDW from outside, but that serves a tiny fraction of the population that is served by Disney Transport.

TrainsOfDisney27 days ago

Right…. Infrastructure. Like… public transit!

Twirlnhurl27 days ago

I don't think Disney has received many grants for their theme park stuff. I'm sure that they've had some research grants at Living with the Land and stuff like that, but that is very limited. Maybe they got some grant money for low cost housing and for clean energy busses? The primary government benefit that Disney gets at WDW is access to municipal bonds for infrastructure through RCID/CFTOD. The only way delivery services could reduce the number of cars on the road is if they are able to trip chain (deliver to multiple houses on a single trip) enough to offset the induced demand for the product. So if 5% of the grocery deliveries only exist because of the presence of the delivery service, and 6% of grocery deliveries are delivered by drivers who deliver to two houses instead of one house, you would reduce the number of cars on the road by 1%. More factors go into it, though. And I think the literature mostly shows very modest reductions in traffic system wide, but it is contingent on a bunch of variables.

Rich Brownn27 days ago

Believe it or not, not all Florida tourists have kids. Nor is everyone traveling to Tampa a tourist.

Disstevefan127 days ago

I argue there are more cars on the road. In the old days, before these services, we planned when we ran errands. and the delivery folks were not on the roads. I KNOW I use these services to get stuff delivered WAY MORE times than I would have gotten in my car to do the same task.

GhostHost100027 days ago

don't worry...no doubt they'd charge for it. I'm surprised we don't have to drop a quarter in a bucket at the front of the bus when we get on yet

Disstevefan127 days ago

That will cost only 1 zillion dollars.

Lilofan27 days ago

Less cars on the road since some including my own family don't even bother getting in their car to run most errands and or going to other stores. Let someone else do it for us and come to poppa .