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By: Lori Kahn

Getting around Miami with Metrobus

Metrobus, Miami’s public bus line, operates more than 95 routes with close to 1,000 buses covering 29 million miles per year, 365 days a year. If you can’t get there with the Metrorail, hop on one of Miami’s Metrobus routes that serve areas of the city the rail doesn’t, such as Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Homestead or even as far as Fort Lauderdale or the Florida Keys.

Designed to connect with Metrorail and Metromover, Miami-Dade County’s bus system serves all major shopping, entertainment and cultural centers.

Bus rides start at $2.25 per trip and the easiest way to pay for a bus ride is with an EASY Ticket, which can purchased at select stations, or a rechargeable EASY Card, which can be purchased via the GO Miami-Dade Transit app for a contactless experience. Another benefit of opting for contactless payment is the daily fare cap of $5.65, no matter how many times you ride. Some bus routes operate 24 hours a day, but check individual route schedules for hours of operation and specific schedules just in case.

If you’re staying in Miami Beach and are heading to Miami International Airport, Miami Beach Airport Express provides an inexpensive transit connection to the airport from Miami Beach. This express bus runs every 30 minutes from Miami International Airport with stops at 41st Street, Alton Road, Collins Avenue, Lincoln Road, and Washington Avenue. The cost is a normal bus ticket fare at $2.25 for an uber-comfortable express ride from 6:00 a.m. to 11:40 p.m., seven days a week.

When vacationing in Miami Beach, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with Route 120. This bus is the preferred circulator route by South Beach visitors and residents because it stops frequently in popular spots around Miami Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbour, Aventura Mall and Haulover Park Marina. If you need a further reach when staying in South Beach, Route 120 also goes to the Downtown Miami Bus Terminal where you’ll have easy access to the Main LibraryHistoryMiami Museum, Government Center Metrorail station, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, and the Omni Bus Terminal.

Bus Text ID
Look for the ID number on the bus stop sign to text to 46638


Plan Your Public Transportation on your Phone

You can now track Miami public transportation’s Metrorail and Metromover real time. Access bus schedules and get connecting route information. You can even find the closest bus stops and stations directly from your phone. No need to have flimsy paper schedules, just plan your trip directly from your iPhone or Android mobile device. You’ll even get the latest in up-to-date fare costs and maps. Just download the GO Miami-Dade app, or send a text message with the bus ID number to GOMDT (46638).

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