|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 333||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 212||From Toronto to Fort Lauderdale|
C$ 373 - C$ 789
26 - 33 °C
44 - 265 mm
When to fly to Fort Lauderdale
Runs mid-December to mid-May and July and August when schools are out and families take vacations in Fort Lauderdale.
October to mid-December is the shoulder season when cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale and accommodations are easier to find.
Takes in much of the Hurricane Season. The months of mid-May to September are, if you want to take a chance on the weather – and save on flights and hotels, the best time to visit Fort Lauderdale .
The Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale is built around thousands of canals and inland waterways. Getting around is an experience like no other in America, cheap water taxis whizz you downtown from the beach to shopping and dining opportunities on Las Olas Boulevard.
About 45 minutes north of Miami and four hours south of Orlando, in the middle of South Florida’s Gold Coast, Fort Lauderdale used to be Spring Break Central. College students landed on cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale and partied for a week nonstop. In recent years, with older, cheaper, motels demolished and hotels such as the St Regis and Hilton springing up, Fort Lauderdale has grown up. Now couples and families visit for the beaches, cultural, historical and, of course, social events.
There’s plenty to see. Along with the Blue Wave beaches are the Museum of Discovery and Science, Museum of Arts, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Stranahan House all within walking distance, along the New River.
While a direct flight from Toronto, Canada to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A., is only about three hours, there are also flights between the two cities with a single stopover, that, depending on the length of the stopover, can bump the trip time up to anywhere from five to 15 hours or more. You can find flights from Montreal that will get you to the Fort Lauderdale airport in 3h 24m. On the other side of Canada, Vancouver offers flights to Fort Lauderdale ranging from 8h 25m to 11 hours and longer.
If you are hoping to get to the Fort Lauderdale airport, Florida as quickly as possible, your best bet would be to hop on a direct flight from Toronto or Montreal. While Vancouver does not offer any direct flights to Fort Lauderdale, you can find flights out of Vancouver with only one layover, often in California or Montreal. Many of the Fort Lauderdale flight deals are comparable in price, fluctuating right around C$200 for direct flights and for some one-stop flights.
The Fort Lauderdale airport is located five miles (or eight kilometers) from the Fort Lauderdale city centre. There are a number of ways to get where you would like to go from the airport. Taxis are readily available outside of each of the airport’s four terminals, and will typically cost between C$12-20 for the 20-minute ride to downtown Fort Lauderdale. There are car rental options at the airport and a shuttle at bus stop 7 in every terminal that can take you to other car rental sites outside of the airport as well.
For C$1 per trip, the Broward County Transit bus No. 1 will get you downtown in about 17 minutes. The FLA 1 Shuttle goes from the airport terminals to the TriRail station, where a C$2-5 ticket can get you to Fort Lauderdale in 44 minutes.
A visit to the beach will likely be high on your list of things to do, as Fort Lauderdale boasts over 23 miles of gorgeous beaches. From the popular Fort Lauderdale Beach to the quieter Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, and all the beaches in between, there is a beach experience for everyone to discover.
Las Olas Boulevard is a major draw for those excited to do some shopping, dining, and exploring museums and art galleries. Strolling down the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is a great way to take in a multitude of cultural attractions. For those just wanting to get out into nature, the 180-acre Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is a nice oasis within the city, and the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a beautiful historic estate celebrating a seamless combination of nature, art, and history. If you would like to find out why Fort Lauderdale has been referred to as “the Venice of America,” be sure to check out the canals of the Intracoastal Waterway.
When travelling by air, Canadians do not need a visa to land in Fort Lauderdale, granted the stay is no more than six months. When flying into the United States, a Canadian citizen need only provide a valid passport or a NEXUS card.
Fort Lauderdale has a tropical climate. An average year-round temperature of 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) and endless sunshine is reason alone to book cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale. There are two seasons – wet and dry. The wet season, hot and humid, runs from May to October, taking in most of Hurricane Season (June 1 to September 30). The dry season (November through April) is milder with little rain.
Ample parking and wide-flung city limits make driving the easiest way to get around Fort Lauderdale. Renting a car is best, and you can often find package deals when you book your cheap flight to Fort Lauderdale. Major car rental companies can be found at the airport. If you’re not a driver, there are plenty of taxis around the city, but they are expensive. The bus is much cheaper, but is very complicated. You can also take a water taxi downtown via the New River and the waterway.