Getting Around Boca Raton

Located in Palm Beach County, Boca Raton is one of the main communities in the South Florida Metropolitan Area. Serving as a gateway into the Miami area, Boca Raton is a great vacation destination in its own right because of its waterfront location.

The main highway that leads to Boca Raton is Interstate-95, which is a major transportation corridor on the entire eastern coast of the United States stretching between south Florida and the U.S. Canadian border. Exits 44-48 provide easy access into the heart of the palm tree lined streets of Boca Raton. The nearby route 1A (Ocean Boulevard) runs along south Florida's world famous Atlantic ocean coast and beaches.

The quickest way to get to Boca Raton from regions outside of Florida is to take a private charter jet to the Boca Raton Airport, which is located right in the heart of the city near I-95. However, most tourists take flights to the two nearest airports in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Palm Beach International Airport is located about 25 miles north of Boca Raton. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is located about 25 miles south of Boca Raton. Combined together, both airports offer flights to more than 100 domestic and international destinations.

Finding the perfect rental vehicle should be easy, as there are a dozen car rental companies in Fort Lauderdale's airport and eight companies at West Palm Beach's airport. Given that south Florida is a tourist hot spot, passengers should have no problems getting from the two airports to Boca Raton via taxis, limousines, charter buses, and other private transportation options. The Miami International Airport is located about 50 miles south of Boca Raton, and is not a good gateway into Boca Raton because the airport is one of the busiest in the United States.

The Tri-Rail service links Boca Raton to other major cities throughout south Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach. In fact, the Tri-Rail trains make stops at all three previously mentioned airports. From the Tri-Rail system, transfers can be made to other major local transportation systems such as the Miami Dade Transit and Broward County Transit. To get around Boca Raton and the rest of Palm Beach County passengers will have to use the Palm Tran system, which consists of more than 30 bus routes. Most of the bus transfers in Boca Raton can be made near the City Hall and the Mizner Park mall.