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A Look at the New Brightline Train from Miami to Orlando

Kevin Feather
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Are you planning a trip between Miami and Orlando and tired of dealing with the hassle of driving? The new Brightline train is the perfect solution for you! Not only is it a more comfortable and convenient way to travel, but also it’s a faster way to get to your destination without all the traffic and roadblocks. Here’s everything you need to know about the train, including amenities, hours of operation, cost for a ticket, stops along the way, and future plans for the train.

Brightline amenities

The Brightline train is known for its top-notch amenities and its high level of comfort. The train features free Wi-Fi, charging stations and food and beverage service. In addition, the train also offers extra legroom, comfortable seats and an air conditioning system that will keep you cool even in the Florida heat. If you're traveling in a group, there's also an option to reserve a lounge or private room onboard for added privacy and luxury.

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Hours of operation

The Brightline schedule runs seven days a week with hourly departures, sixteen round trips between Orlando and Miami. The earliest train leaves Miami at 6:05 a.m, and the latest train departs Orlando at 9:30 p.m. The train takes just over three hours to travel from Miami to Orlando and vice versa.

Cost for a ticket

The cost of a ticket on the train varies depending on the time of day and how early you book your ticket. On average, the cost of a one-way ticket ranges from $30 to $99. Passengers can buy Brightline tickets online, at the station or through the Brightline app. Additionally, Brightline offers a First-Class service, which includes premium perks such as exclusive seating, complimentary beverages and upgraded amenities for an additional cost. If you are a AAA Member, check for discount options available to members when purchasing tickets.

Stops along the way

The train stops at six stations on its route, making it easy to hop on or off at several points along the way. The stations are in Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Orlando. Each station is strategically located in the heart of the city, making it easy for passengers to access nearby attractions, restaurants and hotels.

EV charging stations and parking

Are you an electric car owner? The Brightline train has a solution for you. Each Brightline station has multiple EV charging stations available for use. Additionally, if you're driving to the station, Brightline parking is readily available for passengers. 

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Future plans for Brightline in Florida

The Brightline train is seeking to expand its service with an additional route from Orlando to Tampa. This new route will provide even more convenience for passengers traveling from Orlando to the west coast of Florida. 

Overall, the new Brightline train is a game-changer for travel in Florida. With its high level of comfort, top-notch amenities and convenient station locations, it's sure to become popular with travelers. As the train expands its service to other destinations throughout Florida, the current route from Miami to Orlando is worth checking out. Say goodbye to the hassle of driving and instead enjoy the scenery and comfort of the Brightline train.

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