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Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide

Fort Lauderdale is a coastal city on the Atlantic Ocean in the US state of Florida. Fort Lauderdale is nicknamed “Venice of America” due to its expansive canal system. Situated in Broward County in South Florida, the city attracts visitors because of its beaches, boats and water sports. The city became a favorite of students after the release of the movie Where the Boys Are.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport serves the city and connects it with the world. Spirit, Jetblue, Southwest, Delta and United airlines handle most of the flight operations. Nonstop flight services connect Fort Lauderdale with most of the cities in the US and beyond.  With multiple carrier options available, you are most likely to get cheap flights to Ft Lauderdale.

Airport in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Official Name: Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport

Airport Code: FLL

Location: 3 miles (5 km) southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 21 miles (34 km) north of Miami

Focus City For: Allegiant Air, JetBlue Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Spirit Airlines

Quick Facts: The airport has 700 daily flights to 135 domestic and international destinations.

On Time Performance Ranking

Departure: 24 | Arrival: 24

Cities/Airports Having Nonstop Flights to FLL

From most of the US cities, and a few of global cities you can find a nonstop flight to Fort Lauderdale. Here is a list of top 10 cities or airports having maximum number of flights to or from Fort Lauderdale.

  • Atlanta (ATL) in Georgia
  • Newark (EWR) In New Jersey
  • New York (LGA) in New York
  • New York (JFK) in New York
  • Baltimore (BWI) in Maryland
  • Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) in Texas
  • Boston (BOS), Massachusetts
  • San Juan (SJU) Puerto Rico
  • Charlotte (CLT), North Carolina
  • Philadelphia (PHL), Pennsylvania

Nearby Airport to Fort Lauderdale

Miami International Airport

Airport Code: MIA

Location: 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Downtown Miami, in metropolitan Miami, adjacent to the cities of Miami and Miami Springs

Quick Facts: Focus city for Avianca, Frontier Airlines and LATAM. The airport handles over 1,000 daily flights to 167 domestic and international destinations.

On Time Performance Ranking

Departure: 16 | Arrival: 14

Cities/Airports Having Nonstop Flights to Nearby Airport

From most of the US cities, and a few of global cities you can find a nonstop flight to MIA, which is nearby Fort Lauderdale. Here is a list of top 10 cities or airports having maximum number of flights to or from MIA.

  • Atlanta (ATL), Georgia
  • New York (LGA), New York
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Texas
  • Chicago (ORD), Illinois
  • New York (JFK), New York
  • Los Angeles (LAX), California
  • Newark (EWR), New Jersey
  • Washington, DCA (DC)
  • Philadelphia (PHL), Pennsylvania
  • Charlotte (CLT), North Carolina

Popular Operating Carriers

Spirit Airlines (NK): The leading American LCC (Low-Cost) airline has Fort Lauderdale International Airport as its largest base.  From all other hub airports of Spirit, including Atlantic City, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit–Metro, Las Vegas, and Orlando, you can find cheap non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale with Spirit Airlines. Spirit is not part of any airline’s alliance.

Jetblue (B6): The leading American LCC (Low-Cost) airline has Fort Lauderdale International Airport as its hub.  From all other hub airports of the airline including Boston, Los Angeles (begins October 7, 2020), Long Beach (ends October 6, 2020), New York–JFK, Orlando and San Juan you can find nonstop flights to FLL. JetBlue is not a member of any airline alliance.

Southwest (WN): Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest low-cost airline. It’s the 3rd airline with the most flight operations at Fort Lauderdale Airport as per the Dept of Transportation US Govt.  To book airline tickets to Ft Lauderdale with Southwest, call us, due to technical reasons, we couldn’t make its fare available online.

Delta (DL): Delta is the fourth airlines at the airport by passenger share. The carrier ranks at #2 when it comes to fleet size, just next to American Airlines.

United airlines (UA): Book your ticket with UA to fly to Fort Lauderdale. United Airlines is the leading flag carrier in the US and North America. United is a member of Star Alliance.

American (AA): Travel with the flag carrier of America. The carrier has Miami International Airport as its operating base. So, if you are okay with your arrival at a nearby airport, this could be one of the best choices.

Frontier (F9): Frontier Airlines is an American ultra low-cost carrier. Since, has Miami as one of its focus cities, you can expect cheap plane tickets with Frontier to reach your destination. However, mind the fact that Miami International Airport is a nearby airport. From other focus cities of Frontier, (including Atlanta, Chicago–O’Hare, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, and Trenton–Mercer), you can find nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale.

Places to See or Things to Do

1. Fort Lauderdale Beach

Also known as The Strip, Fort Lauderdale Beach attracts students and families. The most popular section of beach is where A1A runs alongside the beach, between Las Olas Blvd north to Sunrise Blvd. Presence of considerable population of Europeans and gay residents is evident from its beach culture of laid-back nature. It’s easy to spot bathers in thong swimsuits. Majority of the restaurants offer European foods. A strip of eating and drinking establishments that run along the land side of the beach road. Exploring along the beach on foot or a bicycle is a great idea. You can rent a bicycle. Also, head inland via Las Olas Blvd, to explore the upscale shops that line Las Olas towards the downtown.

2. Las Olas Boulevard

Wondering what made us mention this once again? Las Olas Boulevard is the entertainment district running east to west along Las Olas Boulevard. East Las Olas Blvd has a mile of upscale shops and restaurants. Across the railway lines, West Las Olas caters to a younger crowd. There are funky nightclubs and restaurants between the railway lines and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

In between East and West, there is a new set of shops called Riverside that sits on the RiverWalk. The RiverWalk runs along the north side of the new river. It has shops and performing art venues that attract visitors and locals alike.

3. Boating and Fishing

Fort Lauderdale Beach is a paradise for travelers who want to enjoy boating. Choose your boating options from – water taxi, glass bottom boat or cruise. If boating is not your thing, try fishing.  There is also sport or deep-sea fishing. You can also enjoy watching all from any of the waterfront bars and restaurants.  The place also sees social runs and walks at different locations throughout Broward County.

4. Butterfly World

For those visiting Fort Lauderdale with kids, Butterfly World could be the best place to go. Butterfly World is located in Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. This largest butterfly park in the world has more than 5000 butterfly varieties.  Butterfly World is the first park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Butterfly World stays open from Monday to Sunday. Timings: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM (Monday to Saturday), and 11.00 AM to 5.00 PM (Sunday).

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What airline has the cheapest air ticket to Fort Lauderdale?

Spirit, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest

2. How much time does it take to reach Fort Lauderdale?

Flight distance and flight time between Fort Lauderdale and some popular US cities are provided as follows:

Origin City

Flight Distance

Flight Time


581 miles/935 km

1 hour 25 minutes

New York

1,069 miles/1720 km

2 hours 30 minutes


934 miles/1503 km

2 hours 12 minutes

Dallas Fort Worth

1,104 miles/1776 km

2 hours 18 minutes


1,235 miles/1988 km

2 hours 55 minutes


632 miles/1017 km

1 hour 34 minutes


999 miles/1608 km

2 hours 21 minutes

3. What is the best time to visit Fort Lauderdale?

Winter (December to February) and Spring (March to April) are the best times to visit Fort Lauderdale. If you are aiming for a holiday during festival times, book your plane tickets to Ft Lauderdale at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance.

Which is the best airport to fly in Fort Lauderdale?

Fort Lauderdale International Airport and nearby Miami International Airport are the best options to arrive in Fort Lauderdale.  MIA is a nearby airport located 35 miles or 56 km from Fort Lauderdale.

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