No Car Needed: 7 Ways to Get Around West Palm Beach and South Florida
Access to transportation around West Palm Beach and other parts of South Florida is
easy, and Palm Beach Atlantic students can take advantage of many discounts along
1. The FREE Downtown Trolley’s Green Line
stops just to the north of campus and takes riders to businesses, dining, and the
shopping district as well as the Tri-Rail and Amtrak station. The Yellow Line serves
the downtown waterfront, Rosemary Square (formerly CityPlace) and the Kravis Center
for the Performing Arts. The Blue Line operates during the winter months to the Palm
Beach Outlets and Northwood Village shopping and dining. Download their app from your
app store for more information.
2. SkyBike is a fun, convenient and healthy way to get around downtown for errands, sightseeing
or just for fun! Users can check out and return bikes interchangeably from the station
located on the PBA campus and throughout the downtown. Use your school email address
to register and you can buy a discounted membership yearly ($50) or monthly ($8).
is the commuter rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Tri-Rail
makes 33 stops along its route and connects travelers to airports in Miami and Fort
Lauderdale. Enjoy easy transfers to the Metrorail/Metromover and Tri-County bus service,
onboard work tables, luggage racks and more. PBA students pay $50 for a monthly pass
for unlimited rides. Discounted rates for 12-Trip passes are also available. See the schedules
4. South Florida’s newest transportation option is the Brightline
, a high speed rail system connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with
plans to expand service northward in the future. Use your PBA email (ending in .edu)
to create an account
in order to enjoy 25% off every ride in Brightline’s SMART class. Discounts will
be displayed at checkout.
5. Palm Tran is Palm Beach County’s bus system that connects you all the way south to Boca Raton and north to Jupiter. Palm Tran’s
app ‘MyStop Mobile’ gives you up-to-date bus information and has a built-in trip planner.
6. Get healthy and walk!
There are so many points of interest within easy walking distance of campus. Did
you know that the following are all within 1.5 miles of campus: Publix, AMC (20-screen
theater), Worth Avenue, the beach, The Flagler Museum, the Norton Museum of Art, Kravis
Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach Green Market (held every Saturday
October – April downtown), the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Diva Duck Amphibious
Tours (departs from Rosemary Square), Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Harriet Himmel Theater
and the Palm Beach Improv? Also, there are plentiful coffee shops, juice bars, restaurants
and the Mandel Public Library.
7. Bring a bike! There are plenty of bike racks in strategic locations across campus, just be sure
to register your bike with Campus Safety and Security once you arrive to campus.
You are going to love exploring South Florida!