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I have a quick Orlando Update for you this week. Hi, I’m Richard, The Orlando Guy!

As of today, May 17th 2023 Brightline Orlando tickets are on sale!

Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, has launched ticket sales for the highly anticipated Brightline Orlando connection. While final preparations are being made for grand opening, tickets between South Florida and Orlando are on sale now for late summer through early 2024. Guests can purchase tickets at or by downloading the app. An official opening date and inaugural rides will be announced after Brightline has completed required testing. Guests should sign up for Brightline emails on to be the first to know when summer inaugural rides will go on sale.

Patrick Goddard, President of Brighline said, “Brightline guests and the travel market have spoken loudly, and we want to respond by opening ticket sales from late summer through the beginning of next year. While we are finalizing an official launch date, guests can now book travel for Labor Day, Halloween and holidays through the new year.”

Brightline will offer one-way SMART fares starting at $79 for adults and $39 for kids. Groups of 4 or more automatically save an additional 25 percent on SMART fares – Brightline’s 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.

One-way PREMIUM fares start at $149, it’s Brightline’s first class experience with added amenities including a dedicated PREMIUM lounge, priority boarding, checked luggage, and complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the journey.
Transportation and mobility options at Brightline Orlando Station will feature new Brightline+ products including shuttles, Uber rideshare and car rental options. When booked, guests receive confirmation email and instructions on how to add on extras available closer to their trip date such as parking, checked baggage, and Brightline+ mobility options.

Brightline Service will include 16 daily round trips with hourly departures between Miami and Orlando. Regular service from Orlando to Miami will stop at all Brightline stations including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Aventura.

The complete new train schedule between Miami and Orlando can be viewed by visiting

The new Brightline Orlando Station is meticulously designed and built through the lens of today’s modern traveler. The 37,350 square foot station is in Orlando International Airport’s new 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 in under five minutes.

Brightline is also offering an array of business products for companies and their employees that are seamless and transferable. Called Brightline for Business – Connecting South and Central Florida by rail will enable increased productivity and flexibility while promoting a better work-life balance. Right now Brightline is offering an introductory promotion providing a limited time exclusive offer for travel between Orlando and South Florida. To learn more about Brightline for Business, visit and click on Corporate.

All aboard Brightline Orlando. You can book your tickets right now! Leave me a comment on when your first ride on Brightline will be and what you plan to do down in Miami.

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