The private railway company Brightline opened this Wednesday the pre-sale of tickets for the high-speed trains that, starting in August, will connect the two main tourist cities of Florida, Miami and Orlando, in less than three hours.
235-mile (378 km) rail line will connect downtown Miami to Orlando International Airportwith stops in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, the latter city where the Brightine trains departing from Miami already arrive.
Tickets that went on sale this Wednesday are for travel between 1 September and 7 January 2024.
Travelers can buy tickets on the company’s official website or by downloading the application. Plus, they should sign up for emails to be the first to know when the first summer trips go on sale.
Brightline to announce when it will sell tickets for the first eight months of 2024, once the official start date of the service is known.
There will be 16 daily trips departing every hour between Miami and Orlando, with prices starting at $79 for adults and $39 for children.
The company recently announced that it also plans to offer bundles that would cost less than 199 dollars (183 euros) for a family of four.
The service offers complimentary Starlink WiFi, multiple power and USB outlets, and a variety of food and beverages available for purchase.
The project to unite Miami with the city of theme parks, in which they have invested around 2,400 million dollars (2,208 million euros), began ten years ago.
Brightline, once associated with Virgin, describes itself as “America’s only provider of modern, green, high-speed rail services.” It currently serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach in South Florida.
In August 2022, Brightline was awarded a $25 million federal grant to increase security and reduce the fatality rate occurring on its network.
Brightline wants to bring its service to cities that are “too close to fly and too far to drive,” and has “immediate plans” to connect Las Vegas, Nevada with Southern California, according to a company statement.
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