How to get from Miami Airport to city center?

This article is about how to get from Miami Airport to city center: distance, prices, forms of transport

Transportation from Miami Airport

You can get from Miami Airport to city center by bus, train, commercial shuttle, or taxi. The bus will take you to Miami city center in 35 minutes, the bus fare is $2. The trip by train from Miami Airport takes 30 minutes and costs $2. The shuttle reaches the city in about 30 minutes, the ticket price is $2.75. Miami Airport transfers will get you to the destination in 30 minutes, and this service will cost from $100. The distance between Miami Airport and Miami city center is 13 km.

The train departs from Miami Central railway station which is connected with the airport by MIA monorail (free travel). City buses operate 24/7, while the train and shuttle from Miami Airport – from early morning until night. Travel by shared transfer or bus can last longer than the time specified, for there are often traffic jams in the city. Note that public transport is not meant for large luggage. And you can book a taxi 24/7.

Miami – time to have a rest

Miami is known as the cruise capital of the world because it is the place from where ships depart to the Bahamas and the Caribbean Islands, as well as Mexico, Haiti, etc. The life in the city is active 24/7: in the afternoon, you can enjoy the warm sun on the beach, and at night – dance in a night club or at a disco, enjoy jazz music in one of the local restaurants, etc. However, you can not only have fun in this city, but also develop yourself and become culturally enriched. For example, you can visit the Space Center at Cape Canaveral from where American space vehicles are launched. Or you can enjoy the palace of Villa Vizcaya which is an example of the Renaissance style. Besides, don't forget to visit the Coral Castle, as well as Metro Dade Cultural Center – a cultural center with an art museum in it.

Miami Airport bus

Miami Airport bus
Cost

$2

Waiting time

15-20min

Travel time

35min

Clients

Ind. tourist

There are buses №7, 37, 42, 57, 133, 236, and 238 running from Miami Airport to the city center. Travel by bus from Miami Airport takes 35 minutes and costs $2. Note that the Miami Airport bus is not equipped with a spacious luggage compartment.

Miami Airport bus:

bus №7, 37, 42, 57, 133, 236, and 238

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

bus №7: Miami Airport – Miami city center
bus №42: Miami Airport – Coconut Grove

Travel time:

35min

Waiting time:

15-20min

Comfort level:

Medium: soft seats, roomy cabin.

Cost:

$2

Clients:

travellers without children, young tourists, those who want to save money, travellers with hand luggage, those who arrive at night.

How to find the bus stop at Miami Airport:

The bus stop is located on the first floor of Central Terminal (Concourse E).

Miami Airport train

Miami Airport train
Cost

$2

Waiting time

15-30min

Travel time

30min

Clients

Ind. tourist

To get from Miami Airport to Central railway station, take the automated MIA train. At the railway station, take the train going to Miami city center (Orange Line). The trip duration is 25 minutes, and the ticket price is $2. Tickets for the train from Miami Airport can be bought from special ticket machines at the station or at the railway station ticket office.

Miami Airport train:

direct train

Timetable:

from 05:00 a.m. to 01:00 a.m.

Route:

Miami Airport – Allapattah – Culmer – Brickell – Coconut Grove – University – Dadeland North – Dadeland South

Travel time:

30min (5min – getting to the railway station, 25min – train to Miami)

Waiting time:

15-30min

Comfort level:

Medium: clean cabin, comfortable seats, no room for large luggage.

Cost:

$2

Clients:

families without children, travellers without large luggage, young tourists.

How to find the train platform:

To get to Miami Central railway station, take the automated MIA train on the Third Level of the airport.

Miami Airport shuttle

Miami Airport shuttle
Cost

$2.75

Waiting time

30min

Travel time

30min

Clients

Couple

The shuttle from Miami Airport - Miami Beach Airport Flyer Bus 150 - will take you to the beach of Miami Beach in 30 minutes. The journey cost is $2.75. The Miami Airport shuttle has a roomy cabin and comfortable seats, but there is no room for large luggage on it.

Miami Airport shuttle:

Miami Beach Airport Flyer Bus 150 shuttle from Miami Airport

Timetable:

from 06:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Route:

Miami Airport – beach of Miami Beach

Travel time:

30min

Waiting time:

30min

Comfort level:

Medium: soft seats, roomy cabin, room for hand luggage.

Cost:

$2.75

Clients:

travellers with children, young tourists, those who want to save money, tourists with hand luggage.

How to find the shuttle stop at Miami Airport:

The shuttle stop is located on the first floor of Central Terminal (Concourse E).

Miami Airport transfers

Miami Airport transfers
Cost

$94

Waiting time

5min

Travel time

30min

Clients

Family

If you don't find public transport comfortable, are travelling with small children, or have lots of luggage, then you should choose Miami Airport transfers. Such travel takes 30 minutes, the journey cost is $94 for an Economy-class car and $204 for a minibus up to 7 passengers. You need to book a taxi from Miami Airport in advance - via phone or online.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

to your hotel in Miami or private address

Travel time:

30min

Waiting time:

There are several taxi companies at Miami Airport, so you will quickly find a car in case you don't have any special requirements (child seats, minibus, etc.)
Pre-booked transfer: the driver will be waiting for you at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate.

Comfort level:

Taxi on the spot: journey without stops and other passengers.
Pre-booked transfer: opportunity to make a pre-payment by card, spacious boot, wide range of car classes, air-conditioning, child seats, help with luggage, fixed journey cost.

Cost:

from $94 for an Economy-class car, from $204 for a minibus up to 7 passengers

Clients:

businessmen, families with small children, large groups of tourists, travellers with large luggage, those who arrive at night, aged tourists, those who are in Miami for the first time.

How to find the taxi rank at Miami Airport:

Taxi ranks can be found in the central (inner) territory of the airport, at the same distance from each terminal.

How to get from Miami Airport to city center?

How to get from Miami Airport to city center?

You can get from Miami Airport to city center by train, bus, shuttle, or taxi. Public transport will suit those tourists who are travelling light and those who don't need to adjust to a certain time. As for private transfers, this kind of transportation from Miami Airport is usually chosen by large groups of tourists, families, and those tourists for whom comfort is an essential part of a perfect journey.