Brightline Announces Transportation Partnerships In Orlando To Enhance Travel Experience

Brightline Orlando Train Station. Credit: Brightline.

Brightline and Mears Transportation have announced a strategic partnership to conveniently connect travelers between the Brightline Orlando Station in partnership with Orlando Health and various popular regional destinations. The Mears Transportation fleet will seamlessly integrate into Brightline’s innovative door-to-door booking service, Brightline+, available on its mobile app and website. This integration will empower guests to plan and book their journey within one streamlined transaction efficiently. Brightline patrons looking to reserve a car will also enjoy special rates through Brightline’s preferred partnership with Avis Car Rental.

The newly unveiled Brightline+ Shared Connect Shuttle and Luxury Private Ride, powered by Mears, offer travelers the ease of extending their journey by securing transportation to and from Orlando International Airport’s Brightline train station. Reservations can be made during the booking process or added by modifying a trip closer to travel dates, starting October 4. Upon booking, travelers will receive a reservation confirmation directly from Mears, including essential travel details such as driver information, pickup location, and vehicle identification.

Brightline Orlando Train Station. Credit: Brightline.

“Last mile connectivity is an integral piece of the travel experience for our guests. Mears is the respected transportation leader in Central Florida and will be a valuable partner delivering our Brightline+ service in Orlando,” noted Michael Lefevre, vice president of operations for Brightline. “Mears Transportation is familiar to Orlando travelers and a brand that aligns seamlessly with the level of hospitality our guests know and love.”

“As an Orlando-based company, we are excited to welcome Brightline to Orlando and the Brightline guests traveling to and from the Orlando Station,” added Rebecca K Horton, COO – Mears Transportation Group. “What a great addition to the Orlando area, connecting people between South and Central Florida! Brightline guests will have the opportunity to use Mears Luxury & Mears Connect services, pending their destination. We are grateful for the partnership with Brightline and our team is eager to get started.”

Shared Connect Shuttles Powered by Mears: Say hello to Orlando’s exclusive 24/7, Florida-themed shuttle service. Effortlessly connect to and from Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World® Resorts. This shared shuttle service provides access to over 25 top resorts. Exceptional convenience comes standard: one-way adult fares start at just $16, and child fares begin at $13. As a bonus, little adventurers aged three and under ride for free.
Luxury Private Rides Powered by Mears: For guests seeking to elevate their Orlando travels to the luxury they’ve come to expect from Brightline+, we introduce Luxury Private Rides powered by Mears. Arrive in style at your Orlando destination aboard our carefully curated fleet of luxury sedans, plush SUVs, and versatile vans. Elegance is just a booking away, with rates starting at $63 per vehicle.
Fixed Route Shuttles: offer pickup and drop-off service to and from Brightline MiamiCentral and Fort Lauderdale Stations with complimentary shuttles to and from Aventura Mall at Brightline Aventura Station. Shuttles depart 10 minutes after each train arrival.
Airport Shuttles: bi-directional, fixed route shuttles provide pick-ups at Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) at a flat rate of $10 per person and can be paid upon boarding shuttles.
Neighborhood Electric Vehicles powered by Circuit: complimentary, all-electric, walk-up, first-and-last-mile shuttle with services around stations and nearby downtown areas in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.
Special Event Shuttles: offer complimentary direct service to select games and events, including the Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Inter Miami, Miami Dolphins, and events at Hard Rock Stadium.
Scooter rentals, BrightBike and CitiBike rentals are available at all South Florida stations.
Avis Car Rentals is now available in Orlando, joining MiamiCentral, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Aventura Mall Stations. In Orlando, guests can reserve a rental car in Terminal C, a short walk from the Train Station. In addition to enjoying BrightLine’s preferred pricing, guests can manage their rental by downloading the Avis app.
Riders can utilize private rides powered by Uber and its multiple mobility options in Central and South Florida, which can be reserved on the Brightline app or website during the train booking process. This Brightline+ service includes complimentary private rides for PREMIUM ticket holders within a five-mile radius of all Brightline South Florida stations (Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach).
Brightline+ was launched in South Florida in 2021 to make connecting guests to Brightline stations and surrounding destinations seamless.
Tickets between Orlando and Miami are now on sale for travel through March 2024, with one-way SMART fares starting at $79 for adults and $39 for kids. Groups of 4+ automatically save an additional 25 percent on SMART fares. One-way PREMIUM fares start at $149, a first-class experience with added amenities, including a dedicated PREMIUM lounge, priority boarding, checked luggage, and complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the journey.

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