Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (LBTS) is a small seaside Town nestled between the two larger beach towns of Fort Lauderdale beach (south) and Pompano Beach (north).
You’ll know when you’ve entered LBTS, with its colorful street signs and banners and then find our iconic colorful beach umbrellas and Adirondack chairs dotting the sidewalks and in Anglin’s Square, located near Anglin’s Pier.
When you get here, you’ll notice that Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is only a few blocks wide and long, so you can easily get around without a car!
Want to know how to get to and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and nearby attractions without renting a car? You have every imaginable options, with the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport (FLL) just minutes away, and numerous bus routes , trains and even a water taxi nearby. Then, once you get here, as our motto emphasizes,
Walk to stores, restaurants, and hotels in LBTS
Walking is the best way to get around LBTS – with all of our stores and restaurants within a five block area, a nice stroll is the easiest way to get around.
LBTS Walking Map (167 KB)
Walking Map hard to read? More friendly printer version here.
Nothing is better than peddling around our little Town! Bike rentals are available at Pedrito’s Bike Shop on Commercial Blvd, or at B-Cycle rental stand on A1A just north of Commercial. Many hotels such as Plunge Beach Hotel have complimentary bikes for your peddling fun around Town as well.
Our FREE Pelican Hopper Community Bus
The Pelican Hopper offers free bus transportation around Town at designated stops normally located in front of popular businesses. The Hopper operates seven days a week through Town, south to just north of Oakland Park Boulevard and west to Holy Cross Hospital (Monday through Saturday only).
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5:25 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. ( 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. town boundaries only)
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ( 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. town boundaries only)
Sunday: 8 a.m. –10 p.m. Town boundaries only
The Water Taxi’s nearest stop to LBTS is south of Town, at Bokamper’s in Fort Lauderdale, just north of Oakland Park Blvd. on the Intracoastal Waterway. Take the Pelican Hopper to Stop #6 and you are a just a stroll away from Bokamper’s Water Taxi stop. View the Water Taxi pricing and schedule for more information on routes and to buy tickets.
There are three Broward County Transit (BCT) bus routes that easily access Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. These bus routes operate seven days a week:
For more information and to view the full routes, visit the Broward County Transit website.
Residents and visitors alike use various ride share options such as Lyft and Uber, as well as Broward Yellow Cab and other taxi services. All have apps for your phone, so be ready to grab a lift and download their apps:
Trains to Lauderdale By The Sea
AMTRAK can take you from anywhere in America to the Orlando station, where you can ride all the way to Fort Lauderdale.
Tri Rail is a more frequent train option to take you from West Palm Beach, all the way to the Miami Airport.
Take the train to the Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) or Miami Airport (MIA), which takes you right into one of the terminals at MIA, and to FLL with a quick shuttle over to the terminals.
Airports Near Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport (FLL) is a 30 minute car ride from Lauderdale-By-The-Sea by car. You can take the BCT #1 bus to the main bus terminal, then transfer to the #11 that will bring you straight to LBTS. Tri Rail can also take you to the Cypress Creek station, and then take BCT bus to LBTS. Or, there’s an airport shuttle just outside the arrival doors in each terminal.
Miami International Airport (MIA) is about 50 minutes away, just south of LBTS off ofI-95. Tri Rail has a stop in one of the terminals that will take you to the Cypress Creek train terminal just a few miles north of LBTS, where you can catch a BCT bus to LBTS. There are also transportation shuttles that will bring you up to LBTS. There are also, bus connections to MIA, please contact BCT for more information.
West Palm Beach International Airport (WPB) is a bit further north of LBTS. Check Tri-Rail schedule for their routes south. Also, check connections on the new Brightline high-speed train to Fort Lauderdale. Once at Fort Lauderdale Brightline station, you can walk next door to Broward Central Terminal and board the Route 11 bus to LBTS.
LBTS Parking Map (307 KB)