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It's official! Brightline celebrate the completion of construction between Orlando and South Florida

The future is looking bright as Brightline have completed construction of the high speed train route between Orlando and South Florida, and with service projected to begin this summer, we are on track for adventure!

Brightline Orlando to Miami train

Brightline is getting closer to the launch of rail service connecting Orlando to south Florida with the news today, Wednesday, June 21 that construction between Orlando and Miami is complete, paving the way for the launch of service between Central and South Florida this summer

To mark this monumental milestone, mayors representing Brightline station cities, along with the Brightline Orlando construction team, gathered at the new Orlando Railway Station at Orlando International Airport to celebrate, and to take part in a roundtable conversation on transportation and its economic impact in Florida.

When service starts later this summer, Brightline will provide a faster, more sustainable way to travel in our state.

Service will include 16 daily round trips with hourly departures between Miami and Orlando

ne’s non-stop trains have a run time between Miami and Orlando of two hours and 59 minutes.

Regular service from Orlando to Miami will stop at all Brightline stations including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Aventura with a run time of three hours and 30 minutes.

The public can already purchase tickets for travel between Orlando and South Florida.

While Brightline have yet to announce the start date fro the new service, tickets are on sale for travel dates between Sept. 1, 2023 and Jan. 4, 2024.

Brightline will be offering two offers two classes of service on the new service, SMART and PREMIUM .

Brightline’s PREMIUM service will provide complimentary drinks and snacks in a dedicated lounge and train coach.

One-way SMART fares start at $79 and one-way PREMIUM fares are priced from $149.

Brand new Brightline trains will offer travellers spacious leather seats with plenty of legroom, access to complimentary, high-speed wifi, charging ports at every seat and multiple food and beverage stations onboard.

Guests will also find a designated place for bikes and ample room throughout coaches for carry-on storage.

Brightline Orlando Station at Orlando International Airport

With Brightline’s signature yellow and spacious lounges, the new Orlando station at Orlando International Airport is the perfect backdrop for a new era of passenger rail that will connect Central and South Florida.

Brightline Orlando Station at Orlando International Airport

The new station is meticulously designed and built through the lens of today’s modern traveler. The 37,350 square foot station is located in Orlando International Airport’s new 80,000 sq. ft. Train Station facility adjacent to Terminal C.

The Train Station connects directly to the airport’s Parking Garage C, which will have more than 350 parking spaces branded for Brightline guests. The Train Station provides direct access to the other airport terminals A and B via the airport Terminal Link (automated people mover) in under five minutes. Transportation and mobility options at the Orlando Station include Brightline’s first and last-mile service, Brightline+, which will cater to the unique needs of the Orlando visitor.

The guest journey begins at the main entrance, located off the airport’s expansive two-story glass atrium. Once inside the station, passengers can purchase tickets from guest services or one of several self-service kiosks, and check luggage before proceeding through touchless turnstiles into the security screening tunnel.

Brightline Orlando Station at Orlando International Airport

Once through the security tunnel, guests are greeted by an expansive two-story station space, featuring world-class amenities Brightline is known for, including:

Mary Mary Bar, serving hand-crafted cocktails and light bites. The signature sit-down bar is positioned at the far end of the station with a stunning panoramic view overlooking the train platforms where guests can leisurely watch as trains arrive and depart.

Above the Mary Mary bar is an iconic, split-flap message board that can rotate alphanumeric text and/or graphics to form a message. A nostalgic nod to historic train stations, the split-flap will provide updated train schedules, boarding times, news of the day and other announcements complete with sounds reminiscent of the first passenger train stations in America.

MRKT PLACE is a retail experience with convenient in-station shopping for last-minute gifts, sundries and refreshments.

Brightline offers two classes of service, SMART and PREMIUM. Brightline’s PREMIUM service includes complimentary meals, snacks and beverages, a dedicated first class lounge, free checked luggage, priority boarding and a dedicated coach.

Throughout the station, all guests will have access to free high-speed Wi-Fi, charging stations at every seat, 87 big screen televisions and a BrightKids children’s play area located in the SMART lounge.

Passengers will access trains by escalator or elevator to first level platforms.

These platforms are 1,000 feet long and can accommodate a train with up to 10 coaches and two locomotives.

Brightline Orlando Station at Orlando International Airport

Additional details of Brightline’s opening schedule include:


  • Hourly southbound departures from Orlando to Miami starting at 5:00 a.m. until 8:50 p.m.

  • First southbound train from Orlando arrives in Miami at 8:30 a.m.

  • Hourly northbound departures from Miami to Orlando starting at 6:50 a.m. until 9:45 p.m.

  • First northbound train from Miami arrives in Orlando at 10:15 a.m.


  • Hourly southbound departures from Orlando to Miami starting at 5:00 a.m. until 8:50 p.m.

  • First southbound train from Orlando arrives in Miami at 8:30 a.m.

  • Hourly northbound departures from Miami to Orlando starting at 5:45 a.m. until 9:45 p.m.

  • First northbound train from Miami arrives in Orlando at 9:15 a.m.

Brightline Orlando Station at Orlando International Airport

Additional dedicated trains will continue to serve commuters and the South Florida region between Miami and West Palm Beach with early morning departures at 5:00 a.m. from West Palm Beach and late night departures until 12:45 a.m. out of Miami.

Brightline Orlando to Miami train

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