We would like to take a day trip from West Palm Beach to either Ft Lauderdale or Miami.
Is it possible to this via public transportation?

Yes, you should contact Tri-Rail which is the train that goes from West Palm to Miami
with many stops in between. You can also go to www.tri-rail.com for schedules, maps,
destinations, etc.
I am flying into West Palm Beach Airport.  Is there an easy way of getting from the airport
to the beach via public transportation as I do not plan on renting a car?

PalmTran provides Palm Beach County's public bus transportation.  Without knowing
what part of the beach you are going to, I would say just go Level One and look for signs
for PalmTran. You could pick up a map there. There should be a bus taking you where
you want to go.  Good Luck.
What is the easiest way of getting to the downtown Marriott?

Taxi or limousine would probably be the quickest and easiest way of getting to your hotel.
Taxi and limousine service is available at either end of the Level One Terminal.  You may
also want to check with the Marriott to see if they provide airport shuttle service to your
How is the bus service in West Palm and is there a bus that goes along the beach?

The 41 bus travels along the beach.  If you want more transit info, (e.g. route information)
you can call PalmTran which operates the Palm beach County transit system at
Can you tell me which car rental companies are located within the West Palm Beach

The car rental companies located within the airport are Alamo rent-a-car, Avis rent a car,
Hertz rent-a-car, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, and National.

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