Brightline Service From Miami to Orlando Delayed - Updated Sept 2023

by Editorial Staff

Customers who have already booked travel between Orlando and South Florida for early September should have received an email with rebooking information.

Floridians and tourists will have to wait a little longer to get from Orlando to Miami quickly without having to get on the highway. Tickets between Miami and Orlando will be sold until early 2024. Brightline is working diligently to get the Brightline station in Orlando up and running, but not to begin service on September 1 as planned. They are in the final stages of certification and will announce a confirmed opening date soon.

"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding as we strive to provide you with the highest standard of service," Brightline wrote in part on X, formerly Twitter.

Customers who had already booked travel between Orlando and South Florida in early September should have received an email, the railroad said. The email included information about itinerary changes and other rebooking options.

High-speed Train from Miami to Orlando - Photo by Markus Mainka / Shutterstock.comPhoto by Markus Mainka /

Brightline, the only private railroad in the U.S., has announced that it'll extend its current line in South Florida to Orlando. Currently, Brightline serves South Florida communities with an impressive fleet of stations in Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.

A new station in Orlando, opening in 2023, promises a quick 3-hour trip between Miami and Orlando - a journey that today takes 4 hours by car. The Brightline train will reach speeds of up to 125 MPH as it travels across the state from South to Central Florida.

Orlando is an obvious response to Brightline's expansion efforts, attracting nearly 60 million tourists each year. Tourists are attracted to Orlando by the spectacular theme parks - first and foremost Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando with their spectacular attractions.

When Will the Brightline Station in Orlando Finally Be Unveiled to the Public?

The countdown is on for the opening of the Brightline station in Orlando! The exact date hasn't been set yet, but the opening is scheduled for 2023. Soon, this new transportation hub will be a reality!

Brightline Train StationPhoto by Thomas Barrat /

The railroad company has announced new details about the station at Orlando International Airport. Soon, travelers will experience the convenience of Brightline's station in the newly opened Terminal C at Orlando International Airport.

Brightline boasts of being the only private intercity train operator in the United States! Brightline already has several stations in South Florida and is now taking another amazing step forward by expanding from South Florida to Central Florida over 170 extraordinary miles!

How Much Will the Brightline Train Cost?

Travelers can choose between two classes of service: Smart or Premium. From simple to luxurious, both offer an unforgettable experience! Smart offers a standard fare, while Premium upgrades your trip with business class features like pre-boarding lounge access, more seats, and complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages.

Premium Class Service at Brightline High-speed TrainPhoto by Thomas Barrat /

There is speculation that the Miami to Orlando trip could cost as much as $100 one-way, but exact information hasn't yet been released. With Brightline monthly passes, travel to South Florida with unlimited rides starts at just $229 per month!

Secure your Brightline tickets online in advance so you don't miss out on a bargain, as prices are significantly higher if you buy them at the station!

Where Can You Go in Miami with Brightline?

Brightline+ is a complementary service that gives you multiple ways to get to and from the station - just add a ride to your train fare. In partnership with Uber, Brightline+ can take you even further.

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Located at 600 NW 1st Avenue, Brightline's MiamiCentral station is within walking distance of dozens of attractions, including Historic Overtown, where greats like Billie Holiday and Nat King Cole once performed, Freedom Tower, one of Miami's most famous buildings, and the "Ellis Island of the South." Brightline+ takes you even further.

Plus, with a shared or private ride, you can sample Cuban specialties in Little Havana, go out in Wynwood Walls, or store in the Miami Design District, majestic Brickell City Center, or bustling Bayside Marketplace. The possibilities are endless when you travel with Brightline.

Brightline+ can take you and your family even further, with family-friendly attractions like the Miami Children's Museum, Frost Science Museum and FunDimension also within easy reach for endless exploration.

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