The option will make it easier to get to and from all of Brightline’s five South Florida stations. The partnership is designed to meet customer demand and enhance Brightline+, a mobility service that already includes airport shuttles, event shuttles, and electric golf carts.
Brightline+ was launched in 2021 to help guests access Brightline stations and their final destinations. Nearly one-third of Brightline riders currently use the service.
A partnership with Uber will expand Brightline+’s fleet of mobility options and offer access to unlimited vehicles. The partnership represents the first time Uber has linked directly to an intercity higher-speed rail service in the U.S., according to Brightline.
“It is critical to our guest experience that access to our stations is convenient and seamless,” said Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline. “This partnership meets our guests’ preferences and demands by unlocking an online fleet of vehicles to provide a door-to-door service when using Brightline.”
Guests can add private or shared Uber rides when booking a train ticket all within the Brightline app or website. PREMIUM guests will receive complimentary rides within a five-mile radius, while guests in SMART can add a ride to and from the station for a fee.
“Through this partnership with Brightline, Uber continues our work in complementing mass transportation and expanding transportation access in South Florida,” said Dmitriy Vanchugov, head of partnerships for Transit at Uber. “By making Uber easily available to Brightline users, we can together bridge first and last-mile gaps and bring shared mobility options under one roof, making it more convenient and accessible for customers.”
Brightline+ fixed-route shuttles connect guests to Miami International Airport, destinations in Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport.