How to Reach Miami
HOW TO GET TO MIAMI
- By Air: The Miami International-Airport is the second busiest airport in terms of international traffic catering over 35-million people a year. The airport is passenger friendly and has ample facilities for travellers. Visitor information is available 24 hours a day at the Miami International Airport Main Visitor Counter. Visitors can also choose to fly the less busy airport of Fort Lauderdale which is close to North Miami.
- By Taxi/Van: Taxis line up in front of a dispatcher's desk outside the Miami airport's arrivals terminals. Most cabs are metered, though some have flat rates to popular destinations. A cheaper alternative to the taxi is the shuttle van which operates vans 24 hours a day to the city centre.
HOW TO GET AROUND MIAMI
The city is not shy of public transportation, since it is operated by SFRTA and Miami-Dade. You will also find commuter rails, buses and rapid transit. It is easy to travel by bus when you are in Miami, in fact they are very reliable. You can also use commuter rail and rapid transit. If you are a tourist or you want a reliable means of transport, using your own car or a rented car can also be very convenient because you will be able to get anywhere. Or the best way; you can book Miami tours to explore the "Magic City" on thier included transports.
- By Bus: The Metro-Dade Transit Agency, which maintains 740 Metrobuses on 90 routes; the 23-mile Metrorail elevated rapid-transit system; and the Metromover, an elevated light-rail system is the most convenient mode of transport in Miami. Those planning to use public transportation should get an EASY Card or EASY Ticket available at any Metrorail station and most supermarkets. Fares are discounted, and transfer fees are nominal.
- By Train: Elevated Metrorail trains run from downtown Miami north to Hialeah and south along U.S. 1 to Dadeland. The system operates daily 5:00 am to midnight. South Florida's commuter-train system, stops at 18 stations north of MIA along a 71-mile route. There's a Metrorail transfer station two stops north of MIA.
- By Cruise Ship: The Port of Miami, in downtown Miami near Bayside Marketplace and the MacArthur Causeway, justifiably bills itself as the Cruise Capital of the World. Home to eight cruise lines and the largest year-round cruise fleet in the world, the port accommodates more than 3 million passengers a year for sailings from three to 14 days and sometimes longer duration.
- By Car: There are a number of car rental facilities in Miami and you can choose between a flashy limousine to an open-hooded Mercedes with relative ease.