This morning a new chapter begins for those who travel within Florida. Short flights within the state are a pain in the butt. You have to get to the airport early. Then the wait to board. Then the wait to take off. Then the wait to get off the plane. Then the taxi to the middle of the city. Fortunately we can see the light at the end of the train tunnel.
Tampa doesn’t have a Brightline station … yet. But we’re next. This morning tickets went on sale for the first rides aboard that Brightline train to Miami from Orlando. Service will begin September 1st. They estimate the ride will take about 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
A round trip ticket for two after taxes and fees comes out to about $316. Kids are about half that price. If you go in a group of four or more, you can save money that way too… about 25% off.
Here’s something Tampa travelers can take advantage of NOW. Frontier Airlines is offering a $500 summer pass that lets you fly whenever you like all summer. Here’s where they fly to direct from Tampa.