A long-awaited high-speed train service between Miami and Orlando will begin next week.
Brightline, which already services four destinations in South Florida, will begin running their all-electric train between South Florida and the Orlando International Airport on Friday, September 22.
The first train to Orlando was scheduled to run on Labor Day weekend, but was delayed due to certification issues. Now, travelers can journey to Orlando from South Florida in just over 3.5 hours, according to Brightline’s website.
Trains to and from Orlando will be available at all four of Brightline’s South Florida locations: Miami, Aventura, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. The company also plans to expand its service to Tampa in its next development phase.
Brightline offers two different fare classes: “Smart Fares” and Premium.
Smart Fares, which the company equates to “comfortable business class” include leather seats, device charging, and free Wi-Fi.
Premium fares include the aforementioned amenities along with free snacks and drinks, priority boarding, checked bags, and an exclusive lounge.
One-way Smart Fares for a trip between South Florida and Orlando are priced at an initial $79 for travelers above the age of 13. Premium fares start at $149 and tickets for children aged 2-12 are $39.
Brightline also applies an additional 25% discount to Smart Fares, and for those traveling in groups of four or more. The company will roll out a student discount this fall, where students enrolled at select colleges and universities can get up to 25% off.
For more information visit Brightline’s official website.