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Airport Overview

The Fort Lauderdale International Airport is located in Broward County, Florida, United States. The airport is commonly referred to by its airport code as FLL, and is one of the three airports serving the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area. FLL airport is located 3 miles southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 21 miles north of Miami. Local cities nearby served by the FLL airport include Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Dania Beach. In terms of passenger traffic, Fort Lauderdale airport is the 18th busiest airport in the United States, which is no surprise given its proximity to Port Everglades, a world-renown cruise port.  In 2022, FLL processed over 36 million passengers.

Fort Lauderdale airport operates close to 700 flights daily, including domestic and international flights, providing international and long-haul flights to almost all popular destinations in the world, including Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East, South America and Scandinavia.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • The Wall Street Journal ranked Fort Lauderdale airport at the 3rd spot in its best large U.S. airport list of 2019. The airport scored high for categories like on-time arrival, reliability, value for money and Wifi speed.
  • In 2019, a report from CompareCards ranked FLL airport as one of the most crowded airports in the U.S. with 83.6% capacity on average.
  • In 2005, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma affected the Fort Lauderdale airport, resulting in minor damage and closure of the airport for 5 days.
  • In 2018, North American Air Defense Command announced that it would be stationing fighter jets at the Fort Lauderdale airport during President Donald Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago resort.

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Airport Traveling Tips

Fort Lauderdale Airport peak hours are between 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. If you have a domestic flight at the FLL airport, make sure to reach two hours prior to the flight time, while pad in an extra three hours for your international flight. These are officially recommended time guidelines to avoid delays as TSA security checks and procedures could take a lot of time and cause flight delays.  If you run into any problems, you should contact help counters and staff at the airport. Here are some additional tips for flying through FLL:

  • Before going to the airport, it’s recommended that you take a look at the FLL airport map.
  • To pick up a passenger from the Fort Lauderdale airport, go to the curbside on the arrivals section (located on the lower level, baggage claim section) only if your passenger has arrived at the spot. You cannot park at the arrivals curbside as this area is for active loading of vehicles and quick pick-ups.
  • If your passenger has not arrived on the curbside and you are not aware of their exact location, you should go to the Cell Phone Waiting Area. You can park your car for free and wait for your passenger. You can also call your passenger from this area. All four terminals of the FLL airport are nearby this waiting area. You will also see big screens showing flight status and wait times in the Cell Phone Waiting Area.
  • You can also park your car in the garage of the airport. It’s free for the first 20 minutes. After that, you will be charged $3/hour.
  • Picking up is easier if you know the terminal where your passenger is arriving. You can identify your terminal based on your airline name. Scroll down to know more about FLL terminals details.
  • For drop-offs, go to the Departures section on the upper level of the airport. You can pull up your car on the curb in front of the terminals and quickly drop your passenger. Don’t park and leave your car in this section.
  • You can also park your car in a parking garage and accompany your passenger inside the departures terminal. For the first 20 minutes, parking in the garage is free. 

Flight Status

For arriving flights, our FLL Arriving Flight Status guide offers FLL arrival times, delays, time-to-land, and gate info.

For departures, check our FLL Departing Flight Status guide that lists actual vs scheduled departure times, flight delays, map tracking, and Fort Lauderdale airport gate information.

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Airport Terminals

Fort Lauderdale Airport has four terminals. Every terminal has two levels: Level 1 (Arrivals and baggage claim) and Level 2 (Departures and Check-in). Each terminal is assigned a unique color to make their identification easy.
Take a look at FLL Terminal Map to see more information and details of each terminal.

Terminal 1

This terminal is commonly known as “The New Terminal.” At this terminal, Concourses A, B and C are located. Flights for Alaska and Allegiant, Silver, United and Westjet airlines depart from Concourse C, whereas flights for Bahamas Air and Copa Airlines depart from Concourse A. Southwest flights usually depart from Concourse A and B. Terminal 1 has 23 gates. U.S. Customs is also located on this terminal. Terminal 1 is assigned Yellow color.

Terminal 2

There is only one concourse, D, located at Terminal 2.  Air Canada and Delta flights depart from this terminal. This terminal has 9 gates. Terminal 2 is identified by the color Red.

Terminal 3

There are 20 gates on this terminal. Concourses E and F are located at this terminal. Flights for American Airlines, Azul, JetBlue, Norwegian and Sunwing depart from E. Terminal 3 is represented by the Purple color.

Terminal 4

Terminal 4 is generally for international flights. It has 11 gates. Most of the airlines, including TAM, Spirit, Avianca, Air Transat use concourse G for their flight departures on this terminal. You can also find a U.S. customs counter on this terminal. This terminal is represented by color Green.

Airlines Served

More than 40 airlines operate at the Fort Lauderdale airport, including American Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, Spirit, Avianca, Copa, Delta, Etihad, Emirates, JetBlue, KLM, Swift Air, Qantas, Swoop, United and Virgin. FLL is the main hub of Spirit Airlines, while major airlines like Allegiant Air, JetBlue and Norwegian Air use it as their focus city. JetBlue also has expanded operations at the airport, with over 20% of the total operations at Fort Lauderdale airport attributed to the airline as of November 2022. View the full list of airlines served at Fort Lauderdale Airport.

Airport Parking

FLL is very advanced when it comes to airport parking. The airport won the National Parking Association Innovation Award because of its special on-site parking system that automatically tells about the availability of parking spots, allowing you to avoid moving in circles to find a parking spot. At each level, the system shows the number of available spots in green color. Instead of entering the garage without a clue, you can know in advance the location of available parking spots. More about FLL parking: 

  • You can also download the FLL app on your smartphone to see available parking spots, parking rates and options.
  • The airport also has parking kiosks at different levels to help you locate your car. Just enter your license plate number to find the exact spot where you parked your car.
  • FLL airport provides several parking options for different categories. You can avail long-term parking facilities for $3/hour, or $15 per day.
  • For short-term parking, FLL rates are $3/hour, or maximum $36 per day.
  • Curbside Valet parking is also available for $25 per day. 

Ground Transportation

There are numerous ground transportation options available at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport to reach your destination. You can take a bus, share a ride, hire a cab, or use shuttle service to move from one point to another. Let’s find more details of every option.


FLL airport provides shuttle services in between its terminals. The shuttle service operates between 6 AM to 9 PM daily. Usually, the shuttle service drops passengers at the Economy parking of the airport and the Rental Car Center.
You can also use Go Shuttle service for $25 to reach the Port of Miami, MIA or South Beach


Broward County Transit provides bus service at FLL. The bus usually takes “Route 1,” which links the airport with nearby bus stations. The main bus stop is at rental car center, stop #7. Other stops are Aventura Mall, Hallandale Beach Boulevard & US 1, Young Circle, Ftl/Hwd International Airport and Broward Central Terminal.

Car Rental, Taxi

If you want to hire a taxi or rent a car, there are many cab companies and car rental services operating at FLL, including Ambassador Taxi Service, American Taxi Cab, Gold Taxi Service, Friendly Checker Cab Company, Limo Taxi Service and Hertz.


One of the best transportation options at Fort Lauderdale airport is Tri-Trail, a train that takes passengers from the airport to all downtown areas. Tri-Trail goes to Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County.

Ride-Hailing Services

You can also use Uber, Lyft or any other ride-hailing service at Fort Lauderdale airport. There are special pick-up locations for these services on all four terminals of the airport. All points are located at lower levels of the terminals. You should look for Ride Sharing signs with a cell phone image.  For drop-offs using ride-sharing services, locations are dedicated at upper level (Departure Level) in front of the terminals.

Note: Several ground transportation booths located at the lower levels of FLL. The staff on these booths will answer your questions related to transportation and will offer you different options based on your budget, location, destination and convenience. 

Amenities & Services

  • Over 80 stores for shopping
  • Sergio’s Cuban Café, Starbucks, TJX, Burger King and all famous fast-food chains
  • Gym
  • Art Centers, Sculptures (Lee Wagener Art Gallery)
  • Sleeping Stations
  • Shoeshine stations
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Play areas
  • Pet relief centers
  • Nursing stations
  • Volunteering help 

Contact Information

The Fort Lauderdale International Airport is owned by Broward County while Broward County Aviation Department is the operator of the airport.

Address: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 100 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Phone: 1-866-I-FLY-FLL (1-866-435-9355)

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Fort Lauderdale Airport: A Brief History 

  • During World War 2 the airport was known as Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale and was the base of U.S. Navy aviators and operations. It was named Broward County International Airport in 1946.
  • Low-cost airlines such as Southwest, JetBlue and Spirit started expanding their operations at the FLL airport in the 1990s.
  • Spirit Airlines made FLL its hub in 2002.
  • In 2003, JetBlue made FLL its focus city.
  • Airport authorities will spend $450 million on the expansion of Terminal 4. 

Traveler Help

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Is a layover of 3h45m long enough to clear 1st-time immigration and customs, as to make it to a connection flight, which is in the same Terminal 4?

Asked by FARLEY TUMBACO - Tue, 16 November

Yes, under normal circumstances this should be enough time to make your connection.  We suggest you use our real-time flight tracker to verify gates and times. 

How far is FLL Airport from a beach?

Asked by michelle - Sat, 30 October

Dania Beach is about 6 miles away, about a 15 minute drive. 

Where do Alaska airlines flights arrive?

Asked by sharon - Tue, 26 October

Alaska Airlines operates out of Terminal 1, Concourse C. However, gates can always change due to certain circumstances, we advise that you track your flight to know for sure. 

What are the average wait times at going through security on Saturday? Specifically from 9:00 to 11:00 am.

Asked by Nadine Wistner - Sun, 24 October

Security wait times at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc. Most airlines recommend arriving at least 2 hours before your scheduled departure time for domestic travel. 

Flying to Aruba tomorrow on jet blue. What terminal do I park by?

Asked by Jayne - Sat, 23 October

International departures for Jetblue go out of Terminal 3. The airport is a horseshoe shape, with garage parking in the middle of the horseshoe. The closest garage to Terminal 3 is the Palm Garage, where you can find long term parking on levels 2-4. Safe travels!

How long does it take walking toget from terminal 1 to terminal 3

Asked by robin hummel-Johnson - Fri, 22 October

10-15 minutes. Exit either Concourse B or C through security by going towards Gate B1 or C1 respectively, go out into Terminal 1 main area and follow signs to exit airport, go out onto Terminal Drive, turn right and then turn left to follow loop shaped street, follow signs for Terminal 3, enter and go into Concourse E or Concourse F through security. There's also a shuttle that takes approx the same amount of time. 

where is the thrifty car rental . how far is it from the airport and is there a shuttle that will take you from the airport to Thrifty 600 terminal dr. if not how do i get a wheel chair from the airport to the car rental?

Asked by Rosangela Lisa Gasparovich - Thu, 21 October

The rental car center where Thrifty is located just a few minutes from the airport, and there are regular shuttle busses to the airport terminals. You should contact Thrifty and/or the airline you are travelling on for wheelchair assistance at rental car center and in the airport. 

What terminal does American Airlines fly out of?

Asked by Thea - Wed, 20 October

The American Airlines ticket counter is located in Terminal 3 at FLL. It is open from 3:30AM to 7PM. As gates can change, we suggest you track your flight to get specific gate information. 

How do we get to Budget Car Rental from inside the terminal?

Asked by Theodora Mason - Mon, 18 October

From the baggage claim level inside Terminal 1 take the escalator to the 2nd floor next to Starbucks on the far east end of the building. The pedestrian bridge to the Rental Car Center (which includes Budget) is on the right.

Can I buy a SIM card at Terminal 2 at FLL?

Asked by Rosemary - Sat, 16 October

You can check Hudson Retail, but we cannot confirm if they have SIM cards. It is probably best to get the SIM card prior to going to the airport. 

How long to walk from FLL Airport Terminal 2 Baggage Claim to Terminal 3 and is the exterior walkway covered in case of bad weather or rain. Thank you

Asked by Dennis - Fri, 15 October

It is a 5 minute walk if you walk fast…there is cover if you stay on the lower, arrivals level!

Is the COVID Testing still being done at Terminal 3 at Ft. Lauderdale Airport?

Asked by Phil Nelson - Thu, 14 October

Yes, according to the FLL website, COVID-19 testing is still available in Terminal 3 on the baggage claim level. Hours are 7 AM to 9 PM daily (this is subject to change, as is the availability of this testing at the airport). 

Is there a shuttle to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3?

Asked by phil nelson - Thu, 14 October

Yes, exit either Concourse B or C through security by going towards Gate B1 or C1 respectively, go out into Terminal 1 main area and follow signs to exit airport, follow signs for tram, take to Terminal 3, enter and go into Concourse E and F through security. This will take 10-15 minutes. 

Which car rental company is closest to the JetBlue terminals in Ft. Lauderdale?

Asked by Alan chalfin - Thu, 14 October

FLL has only one rental car center, so technically they are all the same distance from the airport and you can access all companies using the same shuttle. 

What Terminal is Southwest Airlines located in?

Asked by Carolyn ktaus - Fri, 8 October

Southwest is located in Terminal 1. For other airlines, check out Airlines Served Page for FLL

How do I get handicap assistance at FLL airport?

Asked by Michael Stark - Thu, 7 October

Traveler assistance for handicap and disabled passengers can be found on the Fort Lauderdale Airport Guest Services Page

Is their coffee location before entering security at G gates? We are trying to have a meeting at the airport.

Asked by Gary - Tue, 5 October

There's a Harvest & Grounds coffee shop and a Cross Grains Brewhouse restaurant in the pre-security area of Terminal 4, however only Cross Grains offers seating. Opening times vary for each location, which you can review under the Fort Lauderdale Airport Dine & Shop directory.

Which terminal is Jetblue located in FLL?

Asked by Alan - Sun, 3 October

JetBlue is located in Terminal 3, Concourses E and F. Safe travels. 

What terminal is the car rental center located in at FLL?

Asked by judy - Sat, 2 October

It is near Terminal 1. Just follow the signs to "Rental Car Center" and proceed to level 3. For other Terminals, you will need to take the airport shuttle bus outside your baggage claim area. This shuttle runs approx every 10 minutes during normal airport operations times. 

Is there a covid test center on airport site

Asked by glen - Fri, 1 October

The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) started a COVID-19 test at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) un December 2020. FLL posted a Covid Advisory with more information about COVID-19 and the testing center. 

Are there travel restirctions or requirements RE Covid at FLL?

Asked by Tyler Hernandez - Thu, 30 September

Masks are required for all US Airports including FLL. Fort Lauderdale Airport has also posted a Covid Advisory, we recommend that you check that out as well. 

What terminal is Southwest Airlines located in?

Asked by David H Werkley - Thu, 30 September

Southwest Airlines is located in Terminal 1 of Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport. Get a list of terminals for Southwest and other airlines at FLL. 

What area of lower level do you get the hotel shuttles?

Asked by gene - Tue, 21 September

When you’re on the lower level bag claim area, follow directional signage to the hotel shuttle pickup station outside. Depending on the terminal, this area can be either to the far left or right side once you get out on the curbside.

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport Q&A

FLL is the 3 letter airport code for Fort Lauderdale International Airport, located at 100 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.

 Being a major airport, you can fly to many cities around the world without a stopover from FLL. Check out our direct flights page to see where you can go!
In terms of cost, January is typically the cheapest month to fly into the airport. 

There are 131 public airports in Florida. FLL is and is one of three airports serving the Miami metropolitan area.

There are 131 public airports in Florida. FLL is and is one of three airports serving the Miami metropolitan area.