Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport [FLL] — Ultimate Terminal Guide

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) served almost 36 million passengers in 2018, making it the eighteenth busiest U.S. airport.

Its proximity to Port Everglades means it’s a popular arrival airport for cruise departures, and FLL is an alternative option to Miami International Airport (MIA), located just 30 miles away.

Quick Information

Airport: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Terminals: 4 terminals — 1, 2, 3, and 4
Airport Address: 100 Terminal Dr., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Distance from downtown Fort Lauderdale: Approximately 5 miles (8 km)
Website: broward.org
Phone Number: 866-435-9355
Destinations Served: 75 domestic and 60 international destinations
Number of Daily Departures: 350
Flight Information: Departures and arrival information can be viewed here

Airlines Operating from FLL

AirlineTerminalConcourseAirlineTerminalConcourse
Air Canada2DIBC Airways4G
Air Transat4E and GJetBlue3E and F
Alaska Airlines1CNorwegian Air3E
Allegiant Air1CSilver Air1C
American Airlines3ESkyBahamas4G
Avianca Airlines4GSouthwest Airlines1A and B
Azul Airlines3ESpirit Airlines4E, F, and G
Bahamasair1ASunwing3E
Caribbean Airlines4GSwoop1A
Copa Airlines1ATAME4G
Delta Air Lines2DUnited Airlines1C
Emirates3G
Westjet
1C
Frontier Airlines4G
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Air Traffic
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport air traffic. Image Credit: broward.org

Hot Tip: FLL has a handy map to see live air traffic surrounding the airport. You can filter the map by departures/arrivals and can see current weather conditions.

FLL Airport Terminals

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Map
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport map. Image Credit: broward.org

FLL airport has a rectangular road system with the terminals on the outside and parking and ground transportation facilities on the inside. Only Terminals 3 and 4 are connected, with Terminals 1 and 2 independent from each other and the other 2 terminals.

The terminals are color-coded which corresponds to signage around the airport:

  • Terminal 1: Yellow
  • Terminal 2: Red
  • Terminal 3: Purple
  • Terminal 4: Green

Terminal 1

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Terminal 1
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Terminal 1. Image Credit: broward.org

Terminal 1 is situated at the east end of the airport and has 23 gates across 3 concourses — A, B, and C. Concourse A is on the east side of Terminal 1 with gates numbered A1-A7, Concourse B is in the center with gates numbered B2-B9, and Concourse C is on the west side with gates numbered C1-C9.

Departures is on level 2 with the ticketing area and 2 security checkpoints, and arrivals is on level 1. Terminal 1 has a good selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants that are located within and in between each concourse. A United Club Lounge is located in Concourse C near gate C1.

Terminal 2

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Terminal 2
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Terminal 2. Image Credit: broward.org

Terminal 2 is at the northwest end of the airport and consists of 1 concourse with 9 gates, numbered D1-D9. Departures is located on level 2 with 1 security checkpoint, and arrivals is on level 1.

Delta Air Lines and Air Canada operate from Terminal 2, and there is a Delta Sky Club near the gate information area. Shops, cafes, and restaurants are located throughout the terminal and concourse.

Terminal 3

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Terminal 3
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Terminal 3. Image Credit: broward.org

Terminal 3 is at the far west end of the airport and consists of concourses E and F. Terminal 3 has a total of 20 gates with E1-E10 at the north end of the terminal and gates F1-F10 at the south end.

Departures is located on level 2 with 2 security checkpoints for concourses E and F, and arrivals is on level 1. Terminal 3 is attached to Terminal 4 via a connector bridge so passengers can walk between these terminals without the need to re-clear security again (excluding international arrivals).

The terminal and both concourses have a good range of shops and restaurants.

Terminal 4

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Terminal 4
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Terminal 4. Image Credit: broward.org

Terminal 4 is at the southwest end of the airport and is connected to Terminal 3 with a connector bridge. Flights depart from Concourse G from gates numbered G1-G4, and Spirit is the airline that predominately operates from this terminal.

Departures is on level 2 along with ticketing, and 1 security checkpoint, and arrivals is on level 1. The terminal has a good selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Inter-Terminal Transport

Terminal Shuttle Bus

Terminal shuttle buses depart from the lower level outside of each terminal and operate from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m daily.

Garage Tram

Passengers can ride the garage tram from the lower level of the Palm and Hibiscus parking garages. The tram serves all terminals and operates every 8 minutes, 24/7.

Security and Customs at FLL

FLL has 5 security checkpoints with varying hours. Check your date on the airport’s website.

  • Terminal 1: 3:45-4 a.m. – 10-10:45 p.m.
  • Terminal 2: 4 a.m. – 9-10:45 p.m.
  • Terminal 3:
    • Concourse E: 3:30-4 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Concourse F: 3 a.m. – midnight
  • Terminal 4: 3:45 a.m. – midnight

If arriving on an international flight, passengers are required to pass through immigration and customs, regardless of whether the U.S. is the final destination or a connection point.

Hot Tip: Make going through security less stressful with the help of our guide on how to easily get through TSA

TSA PreCheck

There are dedicated TSA PreCheck lanes at all security checkpoints, and eligible passengers may use these if they have been approved through the application process.

PreCheck is available during these hours (hours may vary so check your date on the TSA website):

  • Terminal 1: 4 a.m – 9 p.m.
  • Terminal 2: 5 a.m – 8 p.m.
  • Terminal 3:
    • Concourse E: 4 a.m – 8 p.m
    • Concourse F: 4 a.m – 8 p.m
  • Terminal 4: 4 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Global Entry

There are Global Entry kiosks at FLL for eligible passengers who have successfully enrolled in the program.

If you’re departing or arriving from FLL and need to arrange an interview, the closest Enrollment Center is about 1.3 miles from the terminals, located at 1800 Eller Dr., Suite 104, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316. The center is open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The airport also participates in Enrollment on Arrival, so if you are conditionally approved, you can complete your interview at FLL without the need to make an appointment. This can be done at:

  • Terminal 1: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Terminal 4: 5 a.m. – midnight

Hot Tip: Want to know more about Global Entry? These are the most frequently asked questions about Global Entry along with our expert answers for guidance. 

Mobile Passport

FLL accepts Mobile Passport Control for passengers arriving in the U.S.

It’s simple to use — passengers just need to complete the “new trip” section within the app on arrival at the airport and present the electronic receipt and passport to a CBP agent.

CLEAR

There are dedicated CLEAR Security Program lanes at the Terminal 1, 2, and 3 security checkpoints with enrollment possible at all. These are open daily:

  • Terminal 1: 4 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Terminal 2:
    • CLEAR lane for PreCheck-eligible travelers: 4 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • CLEAR lane for standard security: 4 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Terminal 3:
    • Concourse E: 4 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Concourse F: 4 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Hertz Fast Lane powered by CLEAR (Rental Car Center): Open 24/7. Enrollment from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FLL Airport Lounges

FLL has 2 airline lounges with a United Club available to purchase a pass on the day of travel. The Delta Sky Club is reserved exclusively for premium cabin passengers or eligible frequent flyers.

LoungeLocationOpening Hours*Day Pass Fee per Person**
Delta Sky ClubTerminal 2, near gate informationDaily: 4:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.N/A
United ClubTerminal 1, near gate C1Daily: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.$59

*Hours are subject to change without notice. Lounge access may be restricted at times due to capacity.
**Day Pass for any passenger. Lounges marked as N/A only allow entry for eligible passengers in their premium cabins, frequent flyer programs, or participating credit card programs.

Hot Tip: Want to avoid paying the day-pass fee? Here are the best personal and business credit cards for complimentary lounge access.

Priority Pass Access

Priority Pass holders (non-American Express) can use their membership to receive a discount at:

  • Kafe Kalik: Open daily 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., located in Terminal 4.

Find out more about Priority Pass memberships as well as the best credit cards for free Priority Pass access.

Airport Dining and Drinks at FLL

FLL has 52 restaurants, cafes, and food stations, with the majority located within the secure area. If you’ve arrived too early to check-in, then the best place to grab a bite is at Terminal 1, which has the best selection outside of the secure area.

See the range of restaurants available and their locations on the airport website.

FLL Airport Wi-Fi and Charging Stations

FLL provides complimentary Wi-Fi to all passengers in the terminals, concourses, and rental car center. For Wi-Fi assistance, call 866-435-9355.

Charging Stations: Charging stations can be found in the concourse areas only and are free to use.

Hot Tip: These are the best mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for when you’re traveling without access to free Wi-Fi. 

FLL Airport Lost and Found

Items lost on an aircraft or for any lost baggage queries; passengers need to contact the relevant airline.

For items lost in any other locations, including security, passengers need to submit a claim to the lost and found office by completing this form or by calling 954-359-2247. Any items from security will be passed to the lost and found office the next business day.

The lost and found office is located on level 2 in the rental car center, near the elevators, and is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Additional Airport Information

Information Services

Information booths are located throughout the airport staffed by airport ambassadors in red jackets.

Children’s Play Areas

Unfortunately, FLL doesn’t rank as one of the top 10 kid-friendly U.S. airports; however, the airport does have a children’s play area located on the mezzanine in Terminal 1. The cloud-inspired installation has lots of climbing areas and a slide to keep the kids entertained while waiting for a flight.

Baby Facilities

FLL has 6 dedicated nursing pods within the airport. These are Mamava pods that use code entry, accessible through the Mamava app, or by calling 954-359-1201. The pods are located at:

  • Terminal 1:
    • Pre-security, between the entrance to the parking garage and the security checkpoint
    • Post-security, across from the Ellipse area
  • Terminal 2 between the restrooms and across from the retail store
  • Terminal 3:
    • Concourse E near the security checkpoint
    • Concourse F near the security checkpoint
  • Terminal 4 near gate G8

Traveling with a Pet

FLL doesn’t make the most pet-friendly U.S. airports, but they do have pet relief areas outside of each baggage claim area on the lower level.

These are all located outside of the secure area, and FLL currently has pet relief areas inside the secure areas of Terminals 1 and 4 for service animals only.

Duty Free

FLL has 5 duty free shops located in Terminals 1, 2, 3 (Concourse F), and Terminal 4.

Smoking Areas

Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas outside of the terminals. To smoke between a flight connection, passengers must exit the secure area and clear security on re-entry.

Prayer

There is a quiet room for meditation and prayer located at the south end of Terminal 3.

Money

ATMs can be found pre- and post-security within all terminals and on level 3 of the car rental center.

Currency exchange kiosks are located in the international arrivals area of Terminal 1 and the baggage claim area of Terminal 4.

Luggage Storage

FLL has luggage storage facilities in all terminals that are available from 9 a.m. – 5.30 a.m. on their days of opening. These are located at:

  • Terminal 1:
    • Near baggage claim carousel 1, open Friday – Monday
    • On the second floor near the Concourse B exit, open 7 days a week
  • Terminal 2: on the departures level near the security checkpoint, open 7 days a week
  • Terminal 3: near baggage claim carousels 4 and 5, open Friday – Monday
  • Terminal 4: near the Spirit baggage service office, open Friday – Monday

Important FLL Phone Numbers

General Inquiries (there are options for services such as parking and ground transportation): 866-435-9355

Lost and Found: 954-359-2247

Travel To and From FLL

Transport Options

Train

Tri-Rail trains connect Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach. Trains operate every 20 minutes to an hour, so it’s best to check the schedule here.

The fare depends on how many zones you pass through, so traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood International Airport Station would cost $2.50-$6.25 for a single journey.

Hot Tip: Check out our review of Brightline’s new train service running between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, offering downtown to downtown service with first class amenities. 

Buses

Broward County Transit Bus: Route 3 operates to/from FLL from the Broward Central Terminal through to Aventura Mall in Miami. Buses depart from stop 7 at the rental car center and run every 20-30 minutes depending on day/time. A single journey costs $2.

Tri-Rail Bus: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Station at Dania Beach is just a few miles from the airport and a free shuttle bus transports passengers between the airport and the station.

Shuttle buses stop at the west end of Terminal 1, between Terminals 2 and 3, and between Terminals 3 and 4.

Shuttle

The airport recommends GO Airport Shuttle for a shared or private ride shuttle. Bookings can be made in advance (954-561-8888) or on arrival at the airport at the ground transportation desk in arrivals.

Ride Services

Ride services such as Uber or Lyft can drop off passengers curbside on the departures level. Designated pick up areas are permitted between Terminals 1 and 2 and Terminals 3 and 4 and are marked with a sign showing a cell phone.

Directions by Car to FLL

Arriving From Fort Lauderdale

Take US-1 South towards E. Broward Boulevard and keep left to stay on US-1. Use the second from the right lane to stay on US-1 and then use the right 2 lanes to take the exit towards Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Arriving From West Palm Beach (North)

Take I-95 South and use the right 3 lanes to take exit 26 towards International Airport/Port Everglades. Merge onto I-595 East and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 12A for US-1 towards Dania Beach/International Airport.

Arriving From Miami (South)

Take I-95 North and keep left at the fork to continue on I-95 Express, following signs for Express Lanes. Keep left to stay on I-95 Express and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 24 towards Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Merge onto I-595 East and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 12A for US-1 towards Dania Beach/International Airport. Please note that this route has tolls.

FLL Airport Parking Information

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Parking
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport parking. Image Credit: Broward.org
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Parking Information
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport parking information. Image Credit: broward.org

Official Airport Parking

FLL has over 12,000 parking spaces on airport property, and all are located outside of the terminals in 3 parking garages named Cypress, Hibiscus, and Palm.

Short-Term Parking

Short-term garage parking is available in the Hibiscus garage (level 2) and the Palm garage (level 1). Short-term parking costs $3 per hour/$36 per day.

Long-Term Parking

Long-term parking is available in all 3 parking garages and costs $3 per hour or $15 per day. Long-term parking is located on these levels:

  • Hibiscus: levels 3-7
  • Palm: levels 2-4
  • Cypress: levels 7-9

Inter-Garage Trams

Passengers can ride a complimentary tram service between the Palm and Hibiscus garages to make the journey to/from the terminal quicker.

Trams operate 7 days a week, every 8  minutes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and every 15 minutes from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Overflow Parking
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport overflow parking. Image Credit: broward.org

Overflow Parking

Overflow parking is available during peak travel periods or when garage parking lots are full. The lot is located west of the airport, and passengers can ride the free shuttle bus to/from the terminals. Overflow parking costs $10 per day.

Hot Tip: FLL has color-coded signs inside the parking complex to help visitors find the most suitable area to park for their terminal. 

Pick-Up or Drop-Off Parking

The cell phone waiting lot is located just seconds away from the arrivals area of the terminals and offers free parking to visitors waiting to pick up passengers.

The cell phone waiting lot can be accessed from I-595, US-1, and Griffin Road. After waiting in the lot, visitors can still make use of the free 15 minutes self-parking grace period in the parking garages if they choose to, or can pick up passengers from the arrivals curb.

Off-Site and Hotel Parking

Although long-term parking at FLL isn’t the most expensive we’ve seen, there are still options to make it even cheaper. External parking lots can offer parking from $5.49 per day when booked via airportparkingreservations.com.

These off-site lots often have free shuttle services to/from the airport, and if it’s a hotel, may also offer hotel + parking packages.

Parking for Passengers With Disabilities

Parking for passengers with disabilities can be found in all airport parking garages. These also have a unique ADA parking access feature that allows visitors with upper-body mobility limitations to access the parking facilities without pulling a ticket. Information is recorded using a speakerphone and camera recognition.

Terminal shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.

Parking Contact Number

General parking inquiries: 866-435-9355

Car Rental at FLL Airport

Car rental services are available on and off-airport property, with a rental car center located opposite Terminal 1. Passengers arriving into Terminal 1 should follow signage to the Concourse B pedestrian bridge to access the rental car center.

Passengers arriving into Terminals 2, 3, and 4 can ride a shuttle bus to the rental car center from outside baggage claim. The following companies are in the rental car center:

  • Ace: 877-822-3872
  • Advantage: 800-777-5500
  • Alamo: 800-462-5266
  • Avis: 800-331-1212
  • Budget: 800-218-7992
  • Dollar: 800-800-4000
  • Enterprise: 800-325-8007
  • E-Z Rent-A-Car: 800-277-5171
  • Fox: 954-903-2750
  • Hertz: 800-654-3131
  • National Car Rental: 800-227-7368
  • Payless: 800-729-5377
  • Thrifty: 800-847-4389

These companies are not located in the rental car center, and passengers can ride a shuttle bus from bus stop 7 at the rental car center for access:

  • Carl’s Van Rentals: 954-525-8008
  • Easirent: 954-314-0302
  • Economy Rent A Car: 754-312-2938
  • Executive Car Rental: 954-947-5005
  • Gold Coast Car Rental: 954-522-0665
  • Right Cars: 954-908-6372
  • Silvercar, Inc.: 855-359-2227
  • Sixt Rent A Car: 888-747-7498

Hot Tip: Find out which credit cards include car rental insurance as a benefit and avoid paying for expensive insurance through the rental company. 

FLL Airport Hotels

Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport
Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport. Image Credit: Booking.com

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport does not have a hotel on airport property but plenty are located within a 2-mile radius. In the surrounding area, there is a range of 2- to 4-star hotels, catering for a variety of budgets. View a list of popular airport hotels below, ordered by distance from FLL.

FLL Airport Hotels

HotelAddress and Phone NumberStar RatingDistance From the Airport (Miles)
Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport1825 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-920-3500

40.9
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port2061 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach, FL 33312

954-967-9063

31.1
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port2081 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach, FL 33312

954-981-2700

31.1
Comfort Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port302 N. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, FL 33004

754-221-0600

31.2
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port400 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-342-8333

31.2
Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale Airport South205 N. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-925-5500

31.3
Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port4801 Anglers Ave., Dania Beach, FL 33312

954-989-3636

31.3
Wyndham Garden Ft. Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port129 N. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-212-9100

31.3
Candlewood Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport-Cruise1120 W. State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

954-522-8822

31.3
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port1150 FL-84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 3331

954-828-9905

31.3
Motel 6 Fort Lauderdale1801 W. State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

954-760-7999

21.4
Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale-Airport North2301 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

954-524-9900

31.5
Hotel Morrison FLL Airport, Ascend Hotel Collection28 S. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-773-7174

31.6
TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Fort Lauderdale2161 Maritime Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

954-533-7846

41.6
Ramada by Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port2275 W. SR 84, Marina Mile Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

954-271-1787

21.6
Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port91 SW 18th Ave., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-922-0436

31.6
Hyatt House Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port90 SW 18th Ave., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-922-0271

31.6
Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port2440 W. State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

954-792-8181

31.6
Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port180 SW 18th Ave., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-924-9204

31.6
Red Carpet Inn Airport Fort Lauderdale2460 FL-84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

954-792-4700

21.6
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resorts Fort Lauderdale Airport/ Cruise455 SE 24th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

954-523-8080

31.7
Comfort Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport South & Cruise Port191 SW 19th Ct., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-771-4800

31.7
Cambria Hotel Ft. Lauderdale, Airport South & Cruise Port141 SW 19th Ct., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-889-2600

31.7
SpringHill Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport151 SW 18th Ct., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-920-9696

31.7
Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport – Dania Beach1900 Stirling Rd., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-926-7300

31.7
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport2301 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

954-524-9900

41.7
Quality Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port South2520 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, FL 33020

954-922-1600

31.7
Home2 Suites By Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port161 SW 19th Ct., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-998-0200

31.8
Motel 6 Dania Beach825 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-921-5505

21.9

Top 3 Hotel Stays Using Points

HotelAddress and Phone NumberStar RatingDistance From the Airport (Miles)Loyalty ProgramPoint Redemption Cost
Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port91 SW 18th Ave., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-922-0436

31.6World of Hyatt12,000
Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport1825 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-920-3500

40.9Marriott Bonvoy30,000-40,000
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport2301 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

954-524-9900

41.7Hilton Honors40,000-50,000

The Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Airport offers both convenience and comfort. Guests can enjoy amenities like a pool, fitness center, airport shuttle, and complimentary breakfast. Award nights at the hotel start at just 12,000 points per night.

The Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport provides close proximity to beautiful beaches, Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, and the cruise ships at Port Everglades. The hotel boasts a decor that combines chic French flair with the maritime spirit and tropical locale of Dania Beach. With Marriott’s peak/off-peak pricing, the points needed will vary with off-peak dates at 30,000, standard dates at 35,000, and peak dates costing 40,000 points per night.

The Hampton Inn & Suites is another excellent option that provides guests close access to the airport and cruise port, along with free breakfast, a pool, a fitness center, and a complimentary airport shuttle. Hilton no longer publishes an award chart so rates can vary, but you can generally expect to pay around 40,000 to 50,000 points per night.

Hot Tip: If you’re looking to top off your points to stay at any of these options, see our guides on the best ways to earn more HyattMarriott, or Hilton points.

Final Thoughts

FLL is one of the fastest-growing airports in the U.S., so it’s not surprising that it’s been through quite an extensive development period over the last 5 years or so. Terminal 4 was enlarged to incorporate more gates, and Concourse A was recently completed to allow greater capacity for Southwest.

Overall the facilities have been modernized with the goal of increasing efficiency to accommodate ever-growing passenger numbers.


Frequently asked questions

What airlines fly out of Fort Lauderdale Airport?

The following airlines operate out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport:

  • Air Canada
  • Air Transat
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca Airlines
  • Azul Airlines
  • Bahamasair
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Emirates
  • Frontier Airlines
  • IBC Airways
  • JetBlue
  • Norwegian Air
  • Silver Air
  • SkyBahamas
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sunwing
  • Swoop
  • TAME
  • Westjet

Can you walk between terminals at FLL?

Passengers can walk between Terminals 3 and 4 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport without the need to re-clear security again. This excludes passengers arriving on international flights as it’s always necessary to collect luggage and clear customs and immigration.

What airlines have a hub in Fort Lauderdale?

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a hub airport for Silver Airways and Spirit Airlines, and a smaller hub for Allegiant Air and JetBlue.

Is Fort Lauderdale airport big?

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport covers 1,380 acres and has 2 runways. It’s easy to walk between Terminals 3 and 4 but other passengers connecting between terminals will need to ride the terminal shuttle bus, located outside of the secure area.

Is Hollywood International Airport the same as Fort Lauderdale?

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the main airport serving Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. Therefore Hollywood International Airport is the same as Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

How early should I arrive at Fort Lauderdale Airport?

The standard times to arrive at an airport are 2 hours before a domestic flight and 3 hours before an international flight. This allows time to check-in, clear security, and reach your departure gate.

Does Uber pickup at Fort Lauderdale Airport?

Uber does pick up from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Designated pick up areas are permitted between Terminals 1 and 2 and Terminals 3 and 4, and are clearly marked with a sign showing a cell phone.

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