How to Use Miami’s Trolley System

By Kara Franker | May 22, 2017
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Hop aboard a trolley and explore Miami's charming neighborhoods.

Not only is traveling by trolley a fun way to explore Miami, in most cases the neighborhood trolley systems are free. We'll describe each regional Miami and Miami Beach trolley service, so you know exactly what to expect and how to get to where you need to go.

Here's what you need to know about navigating the trolley system in Miami.

City of Miami Trolley

For visitors to Miami, the most popular trolley routes include the loops around Downtown Miami and Brickell, as well as new routes to Wynwood and the Design District. The air-conditioned trolleys are free and run from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. for most locations. Please see the Miami Trolley Hours of Operation for an exact schedule as it occassionaly changes. Sometimes the City of Miami expands the schedule for Miami HEAT games, Art Basel and other special events.

Notable stops along the City of Miami trolley routes include:

-Mary Brickell Village (Brickell)
-Brickell Key (Brickell)
-Bayfront Park (Downtown)
-Coconut Grove
-AmericanAirlines Arena (Downtown)
-PortMiami (Downtown)
-Museum Park (Downtown)
-Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Downtown)
-Margaret Pace Park (Downtown/Edgewater)
-39th Street (Design District)
-Marlins Stadium (Little Havana)
-Vizcaya (Coconut Grove)
-Miracle Mile (Coral Gables)

Traveler Tip: There are two apps for iPhone and Android mobile devices that will help you navigate public transportation: the Miami-Dade Transit Tracker and the Miami Trolley App.

Miami Beach Trolley

With multiple free routes to choose from, traveling around South Beach via trolley is now easier than ever. There are four routes currently. The Alton Road/West Avenue trolley loop makes stops along both roads and stretches from 5th Avenue (the popular SoFi neighborhood) to Lincoln Road. There's also a North Beach trolley loop that makes stops from North Beach to Normandy Isle. There is the Middle Beach trolley loop that operates along 41st Street and Collins Avenue. Let's not forget the Collins Link trolley route linking the Middle Beach and North Beach trolleys so you can hop on and off to visit all your favorite stops along the way.

The free Miami Beach trolley service runs every 10-15 minutes, seven days a week. For Miami Beach trolley maps and daily schedule, visit miamibeachfl.gov.

Notable stops along the Miami Beach trolley routes include:

-5th Avenue
-21 Street recreational center
-Allison Park
-Collins Avenue
-Lincoln Road
-Miami Beach Botanical Garden
-Miami Beach Convention Center
-Normandy Isle
-North Shore Bandshell

Coral Gables Trolley

The free Coral Gables trolley service runs every 12-15 minutes, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Gallery Night (the first Friday of the month) until 10 p.m. For Coral Gables trolley line schedule and route, visit coralgables.com.

Notable stops along the Coral Gables trolley route include:

-Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables Shopping District
-Shops at Merrick Park
-Coral Gables Museum
-Hyatt Regency
-Westin Colonnade

Doral Trolley

For travelers visiting Doral, one of Miami's neighborhoods on the west side near the airport, there is a free trolley. Offering three routes, the City of Doral trolley service runs on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. with a modified schedule on weekends. The Doral Trolley Tracker app is a great way to track trolleys and find the latest schedules.

Miami Gardens Trolley

The City of Miami Gardens offers two free trolley routes with stops at Sun Life Stadium, St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens City Hall, among others. The trolley runs daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more info, visit miamigardens-fl.gov.

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