Brightline (Website), the long-awaited privately-owned higher-speed rail service that is looking to connect Orlando to South Florida says it’s finally ready to launch its new service on September 22.

The intercity rail company opened its new 37,350 SF terminal at the airport back in April 2023, which we told you about HERE (complete with a video tour), and at the time they expected to be running trains during the summer. That was obviously delayed a few months but according to a statement issued this week, they are ready to go.

“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. 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.

Brightline will launch with 16 daily round trips between Miami and Orlando. Non-stop train services are expected to run for two hours and 59 minutes. Regular service will include stops in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Aventura, with a runtime of three hours and 30 minutes.

Brendan O'Connor

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