Boca Raton is accessible by virtually any method of transportation, be it by land, sea or air. Boca Raton is close to West Palm Beach (only 30 miles north), Fort Lauderdale, (only 20 minutes south), and Miami (an additional 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale). The city offers access to three international airports, one executive airport and is within 50 miles of three major sea ports. Two of Florida's major arteries--Interstate 95 (I-95) and the Florida Turnpike--run through the city, connecting it with other metropolitan areas, major roadways and key intersections. Public transportation is also readily accessible through the county's Palm Tran bus system, and the commuter Tri-Rail train. Here is a list of how to get from here to there.
Palm Beach International Airport, the primary commercial passenger serve airport in the northern portion of South Florida's metropolitan area, is just 25 miles north of Boca Raton and serves more than 5.8 million passengers.
Just 20 miles south, you'll find Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, the state's fourth busiest airport, with an average of 452 flights per day handled, 12.5 million passengers and 207,276 tons of air cargo.
Miami International, 47 miles south of Boca Raton, is the primary connecting point for air travel between the Americas and the Caribbean and is also a major gateway to Europe, making Miami International Airport the ninth busiest passenger airport in the world.
The Boca Raton Airport, off of Glades Road at I-95 near Florida Atlantic University, has undergone $10 million in improvements over the last decade. It encompasses 204 acres and is one of six high-activity general aviation airports in the metropolitan area. Boca Raton Airport serves as a general aviation alternative to Palm Beach International and provides aircrafts with a less costly and less congested operating environment. It features a 150-by-5,200 foot lighted asphalt runway with a 5,200 foot parallel taxiway. The 286 corporate and individually owned planes here account for approximately 132,000 aircraft operations a year.
- The fixed-based operator, Boca Aviation, handles all aviation needs. For services including charter flights, flight training, aircraft rental, ramp and fuel service, aircraft maintenance, avionics and hanger rentals, call 561/368-1110. The Boca Raton Airport Authority operates the airport. For more information, please call Ken Day, 561.39.-2202 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Broward Transit Authority
Greyhound/Trailways Bus Lines
561.272.6447 (in Delray), 954.946.7067 (in Pompano) or 800.231.2222
Midnight Sun Tours, Inc.
561.930.4BUS (only in Palm Beach County) or 561.233.4BUS
954.523.0300 or 800.753.2914
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