Getting Around

The easiest way to get around Fort Lauderdale is by car. The city is set up on a grid and is easy to navigate. Hiring a bicycle is also a popular option, as biking is an efficient way to cover downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach. There are bicycle lanes in some of the main tourist areas, although those driving or cycling should note that the east side of Fort Lauderdale, between downtown and the beach, is crisscrossed with canals, which can only be crossed by bridge, making a good map vital. Broward County Transit (BCT) provides bus service in Fort Lauderdale, though tourists sometimes find the service frustratingly slow or limited. The Sun Trolley offers seven free routes around Fort Lauderdale. Most useful to tourists is the Downtown Link, which operates between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, every 15 to 20 minutes. Uber and Lyft also operate in the city.