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By: Kara Franker

Heading to South Beach? Here’s how to get there from the airport.

When you touch down at Miami International Airport for your South Beach vacation, the first thing to decide is what form of transportation you want to take.

From public transit to taxis, rideshares and rental cars, there are plenty of options to get from the airport to Miami Beach.

Aerial view of a taxi driving down the causeway
Hop in a taxi or rideshare & enjoy the view

Quick & Easy Option: Taxi or Uber

The quick and easy option is simply to grab a taxi ($32-40 flat rate before tip) or a rideshare like Uber or Lyft (from about $30 and up depending on traffic).

Check out these articles to read more about both options:

Affordable Option: Express Bus Service

Miami-Dade Transit’s Miami Beach Airport Express offers daily express bus service between Miami International Airport and Miami Beach with multiple stops from 1st to 41st streets on the beach. Buses depart from the airport approximately every 30 minutes, from 6 a.m. to 11:40 p.m., seven days a week. Passengers ride aboard 40-foot buses equipped with luggage racks and comfortable seating.

Lined up rental cars
Renting a car is easy at Miami International Airport

Rent a Car

If you prefer to drive yourself, it’s easy to rent a car at the airport and head over to Miami Beach. All you need to do is take the MIA Mover, an automated train system, from the airport to the MIA Rental Car Center.

The MIA Rental Car Center is located next to the Miami Intermodal Center and is easy to get to. There are a number of popular rental car companies at this location that can get you set up with a car and behind the wheel in no time. Read more about renting a car in Miami.

When you return your rental car to the airport, plug in the following address into your GPS system: 3900 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33142 or simply follow the Rental Car Return signs. Be sure to allow plenty of time to return the car, ride the MIA Mover to the airport and check in for your flight.

For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, transportation and more, visit Miami International Airport's website.

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