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Miami Offers Affordable Public Transportation to Downtown Miami and Miami Beach

Once you’ve arrived at Miami International Airport (MIA), getting to and around Downtown Miami or Miami Beach using Miami-Dade Transit is easy and affordable. The airport is connected to Downtown Miami through its extensive Metrorail system. If you’re headed to Miami Beach, simply hop aboard the express Metrobus and you’ll be on your way.

PLAN YOUR TRIP AND TRACK OUR SERVICE

It is always smart to confirm current rates, explore up to date maps and schedules. The easiest way to stay informed is by downloading the free GO Miami-Dade Transit app from iTunes or Google Play. You can also call Customer Services during business hours at (786) 469-5151. You’ll be surprised at the convenience and the savings of using Miami-Dade Transit.

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Start your journey with the MIA Mover

Miami's Transportation Hub: The Miami Intermodal Center (MIC)

Located just east of the Miami International Airport, the Miami Intermodal Center is the county's main transportation hub. Offering multiple transportation options to the airport and beyond, the center is accessible from the airport through an automated train called the MIA Mover.

You can also reach MIC by car, inter-city and local bus services, as well as commuter, heavy-rail and long-distance trains. Even though the center is not technically a part of the airport (it's a development by the Florida Department of Transportation), it is designed to shuttle travelers to and from.

This is where the Miami airport is connected to the Metrorail system, giving you access to the network of public train transportation that runs throughout the city. The Metrorail MIA station runs an Orange Line to speed up access to the airport. The Orange Line is a 2.4-mile elevated Metrorail extension from the Earlington Heights Station to the Miami Intermodal Center.

Also part of the Miami Intermodal Center, Central Station offers connections to Tri-Rail and Greyhound buses. Tri-Rail is a 72-mile commuter train that runs north and south along Interstate 95, linking Miami to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

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Get to your Downtown destination via the Metromover

Downtown Miami Is At Your Finger Tips On Metromover & Metrobus

Once you’ve made it to Downtown Miami, the city’s elevated light-rail Metromover system is free and at your fingertips. It connects major hotels and business destinations in Downtown Miami, from the Brickell financial district to the edge of Midtown Miami following three major loops, the Omni Loop, Brickell Loop and Inner Loop, as well as a Full Loop around the city. Also on the grid are popular dining, shopping and cultural destinations, so you can make the most of your time Downtown. It typically runs from 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

Metrobus stations are also found throughout Miami providing service to and from Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, West Miami-Dade, Broward County, Homestead, Florida City and even the Middle Keys. They also intersect with various Metrorail stations, providing low-cost, easy transportation to and from South Florida’s most popular attractions and neighborhoods.

The Quickest Way To Miami Beach From MIA Is The Least Expensive

Miami-Dade Transit’s Metrobus Route 150, also known as the Miami Beach Airport Express, offers daily express bus service between Miami International Airport and Miami Beach with multiple stops from 1st to 44th Street on the beach. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Passengers ride aboard a 40-foot buses equipped with luggage racks and comfortable seating.

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Enjoy the ride on Miami Beach's free Trolley

GET AROUND THE BEACH FOR LESS

Miami Beach is yours to explore for free aboard the Miami Beach Trolley, which runs seven days a week, from about 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. at approximately 30-minute intervals along each route. There are four loops to explore: the Middle Beach Loop, North Beach Loop, Collins Express and South Beach Loop. Download the Miami Beach Trolley app for either Apple or Android smartphones to stay on track.

WITH THE EASY CARD, NO CHANGE IS NO PROBLEM

As its name implies, the EASY Card makes paying your Metrorail or Metrobus fare easy. Just a tap of your loaded card at a Metrorail faregate or Metrobus farebox and you’re good to go. There are plenty of passes and cash loading options to choose from. You can buy your EASY Card online, in person at Metrorail Stations or by phone at (786) 469-5151.

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