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NPS 2009 Shuttles?
« on: May 26, 2009, 05:53:31 PM »
We're looking at booking flights in to Ft Lauderdale.  Will there be a list of local shuttle companies available that can offer discounts for larger parties?  I'm sure the hotel will not offer free shuttle rides to FLL 50 miles away.
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Re: NPS 2009 Shuttles?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 07:08:26 PM »
see what the airport has to offer. i've taken reasonable shuttles from West Palm Beach to Jupiter though I don't think it's anywhere near 50 miles.

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Re: NPS 2009 Shuttles?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 02:29:51 AM »
Here's a re-post from me:

Hey gang,

I was doing our budget for NPS and found out a couple of things:

1) The host hotel has a free shuttle to/from the West Palm Beach Airport - http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/pbimc-west-palm-beach-marriott/
2) Host hotel has free parking for guests (how's that sound, Bro.Said!?) - I've had decent luck with these guys for rental cars, but I've heard horror stories: http://www.e-zrentacar.com/
3) Flights into Miami airport are half the price and there is a cheap train (less than $10 round trip) that goes from Miami airport to 0.2 miles from hotel - http://www.tri-rail.com/

Just thought I'd share

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Re: NPS 2009 Shuttles?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 02:31:03 AM »
And to be clear, the Tri-Rail goes through Ft. Lauderdale airport.

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Re: NPS 2009 Shuttles?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 07:27:28 AM »
And to be clear, the Tri-Rail goes through Ft. Lauderdale airport.

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Thank you Jesse.  Looks like the train ride is a great option.  I looked in to shuttles from FLL to the host hotel and it was going to be $20 a head plus tax and tip.  That would have put us out the cost of another plane ticket. 
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Re: NPS 2009 Shuttles?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 10:31:08 AM »
And to be clear, the Tri-Rail goes through Ft. Lauderdale airport.

-Jesster

Thank you Jesse.  Looks like the train ride is a great option.  I looked in to shuttles from FLL to the host hotel and it was going to be $20 a head plus tax and tip.  That would have put us out the cost of another plane ticket. 

No problem.  It looked like a pretty good option for searching for competitive rates.  I have never taken that train, though, so be sure to do your homework.

Don't forget that Frontier, JetBlue and Southwest both service West Palm Beach, and I have found http://www.kayak.com invaluable for checking all other airlines

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