Brightline’s new train service between the Miami area and Orlando was put to the test by Youtuber Jeb Brooks in a recent video.
Brooks took a Brightline train from Orlando’s Airport down to Miami’s Freedom Tower, later taking an Uber to Miami International Airport and flying back to the Orlando on Delta Airlines.
Even with Brightline travel speeds of up to 125 miles per hour, the total travel time of a Delta Airlines flight including Uber and check still came in shorter (3 hours and 45 minutes by plane, versus 4 hours and 25 minutes by train).
Viewers noted that no bags were checked during the comparison, and that the Uber to MIA was done in the early morning hours when traffic was likely light. Those two variables could have increased flying time.
While the plane trip was deemed faster, Brightline was still said to win on price, comfort, ability to get work done, and service.