You'll have to break up the journey from Peoria to Fort Lauderdale because there are no direct flights on this route. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines offer the next best thing — a flight with just one stopover.
Traveling from Peoria, IL (PIA-Greater Peoria Regional) to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.) will take you at least 3 hours and 34 minutes. Enjoy a beverage and watch a show or two — this is a great opportunity to sit back and unwind.
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Peoria International Airport, also known as the General Wayne A. Downing Airport, is the primary airport serving Illinois' greater Peoria area. Use Orbitz.com to book your cheap flights from Peoria, and you will be able to choose from any of the major airlines that service the airport, including Allegiant, American Eagle, Delta and United. The airport is situated roughly seven miles southwest of the downtown area and is easily accessible via Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and the West Harmon Highway.
Unlike most major airports, parking at the Peoria airport is free of charge. While you might be tempted to pull into the main parking lot, you should also check out the new satellite lot, where many of the parking spaces are closer to the new terminal building.
There are several cab companies that offer airport transportation, including Elite Cab Service, Peoria Cab Company, Pearlene Bell Cab and Yellow Checker Cab. The most economical way to get to the airport is via the Peoria CityLink bus, which you can pick up at many locations in downtown Peoria. Use Orbitz.com to book cheap tickets for your flight, and you might save enough money to hire a private car service to take you to the airport in style.
If you are looking for a quick beverage or full meal, you can find what you need at one of the two Hangar Too locations inside of the terminal building. The restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering sandwiches, grilled foods and other options, as well as a full-service bar. If you just want a grab-and-go snack or cold beverage, you can use the vending machines found next to the land-side restaurant and adjacent to the Premier Lounge. Enjoy your travels, wherever they may take you, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you need to book cheap flights from Peoria.
Use Orbitz.com to purchase your air ticket for cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale or its neighboring airports. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (100 Aviation Boulevard) is located roughly six miles from downtown and serves most major airlines. The Miami International Airport is just 27 miles south of Fort Lauderdale, and the Palm Beach International Airport is located 50 miles north.
Most Fort Lauderdale hotels have free shuttle service, and you can also use the Tri-Rail or Broward County public bus system. Most visitors take a cab, use the share-a-ride system or hire a private car service to get to their final destination. If you are going on a cruise, expect to spend anywhere from $12 to $70, depending on the port you need to get to and the transportation option you choose. If you want to be able to get around while you're in the area, use Orbitz.com to find deals from local rental car companies.
South Florida can get uncomfortably warm in the summer, but Fort Lauderdale's coastal location ensures year-round balmy breezes. Expect temperatures in the 50s and 60s during the winter months or 80s and 90s during the summer. Think twice before booking a trip to the area during hurricane season, which is usually early fall.
Life in Fort Lauderdale usually revolves around the beach. You can charter a boat to go deep-sea fishing, rent a jet ski or go parasailing. Head to Los Olas Boulevard when the sun goes down for some high-end dining, live music and dancing. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com on your next trip to find some cheap flights to Fort Lauderdale.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.