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“Excellent Free Ride from airport”
Review of Sun Trolley

Sun Trolley
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Owner description: Whether you're in downtown Fort Lauderdale for work or play, the Sun Trolley is a convenient choice to get around. Our trolleys reach all over Fort Lauderdale, providing access to world-class shopping, sparkling beaches, and endless options for dining and entertainment.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We recently came back from a cruise and our flight back home was out of the Ft. Lauderdale airport. We could not check our bags in until 2 hours prior to our flight departure (at the inside ticket counter). A nice man working with Princess cruises told me about this FREE trolley while I was sitting next to him wondering what to do for the next 4 hours. Our SAS driver told a cab ride to leave the airport would be at least $30 one way. He didn't know about the Sun Trolley because it has only been operating for 1 month in March of 2013.

The Sun trolley picks up passengers at the lower level of the airport. There is a Sun Trolley sign hanging high to the right when you exit the airport. Just ask someone who works there outside and they will guide you where to wait for it. It took about 20 minutes to get to downtown Ft. Launderdale. They drop you off on the waterfront and pick you back up at the same place. The trolley looks just as it is shown on any brochure you may see. It's yellow and red. You can't miss it because it looks like a cable car right out of San Franscisco.

It picks up on the hour, every hour. Drop off times are different, but the guide will tell you when to be back to return to the airport. This was a great experience! There is a very nice female guide who will tell you whatever you need to know about getting around. You can pay 50 cents to get on another trolley that goes to the mall and another one that goes to the beachfront. If you stay downtown, where the first stop is, you will find plenty of restaurants including the Cheesecake Factory. We had a great waiter there by the way! The trolley is airconditioned and hold lots of room for sitting and standing.

Instead of sitting around at the airport for hours, check your bags outside and tip the guy because if they won't take them inside he is going you a favor outside. Then go downstairs, wait on this trolley and go tour Ft. Lauderdale. It will be the best time you spent waiting on a plane, for FREE. Currently the Sun trolley is being funded by some rich people, and they are hoping the city will take it over soon because the funds will run out. This would be a great city funded tour not only for the public, but for the businesses profiting from it.

6  Thank Christy L
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Our first day we decided to go to Los Olas Boulavard, thinking we could pick up the Trolley on our way, but it never appeared, the local map was not to scale and we walked forever to get to what turned out to be a bit of a disapointing street! We waited for the Trolley to take us back but one never appeared despite being assured by another trolley bus driver that one should be there "soon" - we took a cab back. Second day the Trolleys were back and took one to the Galleria Shopping Mall and it worked fine, nice easy cheap way to get about but it does get busy and its seating only so if its full you have to wait for the next one!

Thank UK_wendy_woo
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

for a half a buck or ride all day for $2. We are looking forward to staying longer in Fort Lauderdale before our next cruise. You can go to several different dining and shopping areas and the beach. I enjoyed looking at all the inlets and boats during the ride. You do not need to have a car to enjoy Fort Lauderdale, if you stay anywhere near the trolley.

Thank Jacalyn E
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

The trolley is a great way to get around if you don't have a car. It will take quite a bit longer to get places than if you had a car or taxi but is very reasonably priced. Download the iPhone app to see where the trolley is so you know how long to you to wait for the next one to come. Also, be sure you know the name of the route you need. Oh, and it is only available Fri-Sun, at least that was the case when we were in town. Be sure to check the website before making your plans.

Thank Luvs2Travel75
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

My family and I had several hours to wait at the FLL for our 5pm flight.We were able to take the free Sun Trolley into Downtown Fort Lauderdale for lunch and a bit of sightseeing.The drop off is at the welcome center and you are met by a staff member who can direct you to some points of interests and restaurants.We had giant juicy burgers at Rocburger(?)The shuttle leaves from the airport every hour on the hour and the last shuttle returning from downtown back to the airport is around 4pm.You can ask for directions on where to catch the shuttle at the airport info booth.Well worth the trip to get a bit of sightseeing in and walk a bit if you have several hours before your flight leaves.

3  Thank mmbeck
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