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Tri-Rail gets you there with free shuttle, taxi, Uber rides & discount weekends

Have you ever driven to a Tri-Rail station only to find there were no open parking spots? That is the dread of many South Florida commuters. Finally, there is a new solution, and it's free.

Now, Tri-Rail gets you there “all the way.” 

Whether you are commuting to work, going shopping, catching a flight, visiting a museum, attending an event or just meeting up with friends, remember that traveling by train to your destination can be a safer, greener and more comfortable option. Learn how to get free connecting rides to and from select stations through its Ride Partner Service.

Free connection services available

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Uber riders

You will need to download the vouchers into your personal Uber account, where they will then appear in Uber Wallet.

Broward County

Passengers requesting a Yellow Cab, including wheelchair accessible vehicles, must contact Yellow Cab at (954) 777-7777 and specify a Tri-Rail connection to have the trip payment covered. 

Palm Beach County

Passengers requesting a Metro Taxi, including wheelchair accessible vehicles, must contact Metro Taxi at (561) 444-9999 and specify a Tri-Rail connection to have the trip payment covered. Read our related story about getting around in Palm Beach Co.

All taxi rides should be scheduled at least 30-minutes ahead of time and may be scheduled in advance for future days.

Cypress Creek Station passengers can download the Ride Freebee app for the on-demand electric shuttle service. If you do not have a smartphone, call 855-918-3733.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Shuttle Bus riders can get complimentary connection service for Tri-Rail passengers days a week.

Free Uber and Taxi rides are available from the following Tri-Rail stations:

Other complimentary Tri-Rail Shuttles may be available at the following stations:

Save money and plan your trip ahead. Call 1-800-Tri-Rail or visit Tri-Rail.com for more details, availability and schedules.

$5 fares on weekends and holidays

On weekends and holidays, Tri-Rail railroad offers $5 all-day fares for its train routes in South Florida. Pay $5 and ride to & from wherever you want.

For eligible riders with a discount card, weekend & holiday fares are $2.50 per day. 

Tri-Rail Mobile App

With the recently updated Tri-Rail app, you’ll have all the information you need at your fingertips to get you where you want to go, including train schedules, mobile passes, real-time tracking and arrival times, system alerts, and much more. Download for FREE in the App Store or Google Play

For information on fare discounts, please see the Discount Policy.

Click HERE to track Tri-Rail trains in real time.

Tri-Rail runs 73.5 miles from Miami to West Palm Beach, stopping at stations, including:

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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email: events@SouthFloridaOnTheCheap.com.

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