Miami is a massive city with plenty of methods of transportation to get get you from point A to point B. But if you’re not from the city, it can seem both overwhelming and confusing. Understanding how to get around in Miami will truly maximize your time and overall experience here. You can rent a car, request an Uber or Lyft, or take an airport shuttle, but Key2MIA is giving you the tools you need to maneuver around like a local.
Getting to and from Miami International Airport
The best free option for transpiration at the airport is the MIA Mover. It’s a mini-train ride that is super convenient and easy to use after a long airplane ride when trying to reach your rental car, metro rail or Metrobus. It is available 24/7.
Miami Metrorail & Tri-Rail
The Metrorail gives you access to the network of public train transportation that runs throughout the city and the Tri-Rail runs north and south along I-95, linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.
Express Bus Service
This is probably the most affordable way to commute back-and-forth between the airport and Miami Beach. The buses run every day of the week from 6 AM to 11 PM in 30 minute intervals. The cost is only $2.35 each way and there is ample space for luggage.
Getting around in the city
The Metrorail spans 25 miles and is a fast and inexpensive way to commute through the airport and from North Miami, Hialeah, and Downtown Miami all the way to South Miami. It also has connections for Broward and Palm Beach counties. Fares start at $2.25 and you will need an EASY card to use the system as they do not accept cash. You can purchase online or use the app.
Metromover is a free public transportation service that goes through Downtown Miami and Brickell. It’s also a connection between the Metrorail and Metrobus. The Metromover has three major “loops:” Omni Loop, Brickell Loop and Inner Loop.
The Metrobus provides service throughout Miami-Dade County 365 days a year. Bus rides start at $2.25 per trip and just like the Metrorail, you must pay with an EASY Card. Some bus routes operate 24 hours a day, but check individual route schedules for hours of operation and specific schedules just in case.
The trolley is a fun and free way to explore Miami. Almost every neighborhood has this free service and they went from 6:30 AM to 11 PM in most locations.
Swoop & FreeBee
These two taxi service options are fun free ways to get around the city. Swoop only operates in Miami Beach from 1st to 24th street. FreeBee can be found in smaller neighborhoods that don’t offer the trolley service. For both, all you need to do is tip your driver!
Key2MIA also provides transportation services to those that book with us for select experiences. For more information, visit our website.