Miami Beach Transportation

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  • Green Tortoise Bus to San Francisco

    by wren123 Written Apr 5, 2012

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    Miami International Airport

    by Ewingjr98 Written Aug 25, 2011
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    Miami International Airport is located a short eight miles northwest of downtown Miami. The airport is a hub for American Airlines, which is one of its worst features. Miami is the most popular airport for travelers between the U.S. and Latin America. In 2010, Miami had the most international flights of all American airports, though it is just the 28th busiest airport in the world and 12 busiest in the U.S.

    I have only flown through Miami once, and it was a miserable experience. We landed during a small rainstorm, only to discover that our connecting flight to Tampa was outright cancelled, due to the same storm we had just landed in. How bad could the storm be if we landed, and flights to other cities were still departing on time? We stood in line for two hours to get American Airlines to reissue our tickets for a flight the next day, only to discover that American refused to fund our hotel because they blamed the cancellation on the weather that actually wasn't that bad!

    I ended up renting a car and driving to Tampa. That cost me around $200. Screw American Airlines.

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    Not real efficient

    by balisunshine Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Taking the bus

    The bus transportation in Miami
    has little to boast
    compared to the ones in Europe.

    You may wind up transfering
    more than once
    on very long routes.

    The only efficient routes
    are the ones that cross the
    Miami Downtown-South Beach-Adventura.

    There are several lines that
    run infront of Bayside onto
    Washington Avenue
    going up Collins Avenue
    and stopping at
    the shopping mall of Adventura.

    Make sure that you have in change
    the exact bus fare of $1.25.
    $1 bills are exepted.
    All change, except pennies are accepted.

    You must load onto the bus at
    the designated bus stops.

    If you are unaccostomed to
    the air conditioning
    bring a sweater,
    it gets chilly in there.

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    Greyhound

    by Gillybob Written Jul 26, 2010
    Greyhound station Miami

    The Greyhound is one of the opportunities available for non-drivers to travel around Florida and the United States. Its very reasonably priced and gets you to places that Amtrak doesn't travel to. I took the Greyhound from Miami to Key West.

    The Greyhound presents the cheapest way to travel around America and offers routes to most tourist destinations and many more besides.

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    Parking in South Beach

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jun 27, 2010
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    South Beach is full of people and cars, but not so many places to park. Most hotels only offer valet parking if any parking at all, residential neighborhood streets are all reserved for locals, and even parking garage spots are limited. Parking is so infamously difficult there is even a free online game called South Beach Parking.

    The city of Miami Beach operates over 8,000 parking meters with rates around $1.00 or $1.25 per hour. In South Beach, metered parking is enforced 9am through midnight.

    The city also operates about six garages with room for about about 3,000 cars. These lots generally charge $1.00 an hour or $20 for each 24 hour period.

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  • Lifestyle Luxury Rentals

    by itsalexg Written Apr 12, 2010

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    When i traveled to Miami Beach, Florida the guys over at Lifestyle Luxury Rentals really helped me out with a exotic car rental of my choosing. They gave me the keys to a brand new Ferrari F430 which is one of my favorite cars. They really know how to treat their clients like movie stars haha. If your in the mood to rent an exotic car the next time you visit south beach make sure to hit up Lifestyle Luxury Rentals they are the best!!!!

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    Miami International Airport

    by GUYON Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    Miami Airport by night
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    We went 5 times to Miami. The firsty time (2002) by a one stop flight of Swiss via Zurich. The price was rather fair : 420 euros / capita but the journey lasted 13:30.
    We prefered to fly with Air France (when it is not on strike - silly trick !) because the flight are "non stop", the arrival is at the beginnig of the afternoon when the plane is not late and the departure is in the evening the last day with a early arrival at CDG. In December 2008, the ticket price was 720 euros tax included.
    The next time I will study the AA flights which are also non stop.

    Unfortunately, the waiting at the border police is often long. But 1:30 hour of waiting at the Miami airport : look at the photo, Monique was not happy. A lot of passengers went from South America and they had to show a return ticket. So, there were discussions with the police and consequential delay.
    Somebody told me to stand in the file which is just right the American one because the domestic clerk accepts the foreigners when he has finished with the American travellers. I was anable to check if the advice was right because, at our last trip, there were few people waiting at the border police.

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    Taxi

    by Gypsystravels Updated Jul 21, 2008

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    Miami Beach is a very walkable city, but if you really or need or want to avoid walking (high heels will do that), you can definitely find taxis everywhere.

    We used a taxi from our hotel to dinner since it was still raining a bit and we were all very hungry. We also used a taxi the morning of our departure to the airport. The ride was quick and cost about $35.

    You can hail a taxi all over Miami Beach or right outside your hotel door. Be aware that Miami has implemented a fuel surcharge of $1.50 due to the high cost of gas.

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  • Shuttle service to Miami Beach

    by drelly Written May 26, 2008

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    We decided to take a weekend in Miami Beach, before to board our cruise ship the monday. Our group of 7 friends, we needed at least a shuttle vehicle for all us and lots of bags plus the ride to and from the ship. We find a nice and cheaper shuttle company, they offer a private ride in large van, we paid $65 from Miami airport to Hotel located in collins and 10 st (essex hotel, nice) and the same price from hotel to Port of Miami, and finally, $70 from Port back to airport at the final, nice everthing, the company always stay in touch when you arrive to airport or port, be sure you have your cell "on". At the final we split expenses and we pay $9 per person in each trip and everybody add just $1 to tip the guy driving, saving a lot in transportation and we get a nice service, thanks to the guys in easy shuttle in miami.

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  • Limo

    by Technotrance007 Written Mar 13, 2008

    I found that the best way to travel to and from the hotel is with a Limo service, now it may seem expensive, but last year it cost me $110($20 tip) to get from the Airport to the hotel. Perks, if you have a group the cost goes down, listen to CD's and take pictures while shofer is driving, Arriving into South Beach in style. Driver doesn't talk on his or her cell phone while driving like most taxi drivers do and it sets the stage for an enterance into the wonderful world of South Beach Miami. Carefree.com has been the service i've used for 3 years staight. March of 2008 will be 4 times to Miami, 1st time I used a taxi, its just not worth how cheap it is.

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    getting around south florida by bus

    by susiemargare Written Jul 21, 2006

    info about getting around the south florida area (palm beach county, broward county, and miami/dade county) on the bus systems can be found at -- www.sfrta.fl.gov. phone is 888/467-3782.

    a website with a "trip planner" option is -- www.sfrtp.cinrtosfl.com for general info -- and -- sfrtp.cinrtosfl.com/hiwire?.a=iTripPlanning&.s=2c2014a1 to enter a specific starting point and destination. what you will get is info on how to get from one place to the other by whatever public transit means are available -- train/bus/whatever.

    caution -- i did not try any public transit when i was in this area b/c i found these websites only after i got back!

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    getting around south florida by train

    by susiemargare Written Jul 21, 2006

    info about getting around the south florida area (palm beach county, broward county, and miami/dade county) by what is evidently a commuter train can be found at -- www.tri-rail.com/schedules_fares/train_schedules.htm. the customer service phone is 800/874-7245.

    a website with a "trip planner" option is -- www.sfrtp.cinrtosfl.com for general info -- and -- sfrtp.cinrtosfl.com/hiwire?.a=iTripPlanning&.s=2c2014a1 to enter a specific starting point and destination. what you will get is info on how to get from one place to the other by whatever public transit means are available -- train/bus/whatever.

    caution -- i did not try any public transit when i was in this area b/c i found these websites only after i got back!

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    Rent a car, one you haven't at home!

    by Dutchnatasja Written May 27, 2006

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    Our rental: Cadillac Escalade
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    We always rent big car! There are not many big SUV's in The Netherlands, and the one you want to have is too expensive. So we choose always a really typical American car. This time we had a Cadillac Escalade. It was very comfortable to have a car like this, especially when you have to drive many miles like we did.

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    Car Hire

    by sue_stone Updated Apr 2, 2006

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    Alex and our blue hire car

    We hired a car for just one day during our visit to Miami, and didn't feel the need to have it for any longer than that. I guess if your holiday had been longer we may have wanted the car to explore more of Florida, but with only 4.5 days, there was plenty to do within walking distance.

    After lots of research into car hire companies and prices etc we decided to go with the easy option and asked the concierge at our hotel to arrange the hire for us, which turned out to be with Thrifty Car Rental.

    Thrifty delivered the car to our hotel in the morning, and collected it the following day. The price was competitive and the ease of the drop off/collection made it a breeze. We had a compact car (a Dodge Neon) which was just perfect for our day in the Everglades National Park.

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    Transport to/from Miami International Airport

    by sue_stone Written Apr 2, 2006

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    Prices on the taxi window
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    Upon arrival in Miami, the two main ways to travel to your hotel is by taxi or shuttle service. Outside the arrivals hall you can pick up a taxi , and there was certainly a large number of them available when we arrived. There are flat rates depending on which part of Miami you are heading to - there was a large sticker on the window outlining the regions and rates. It was 32 USD (plus tip) for us to go to South Beach.

    Many of the hotels also have airport shuttles, and you should be able to arrange for these in advance of your trip.

    There is also a shared SuperShuttle service that you can pre-book, which costs around 15 USD per person and will drop you at your hotel.

    I have also read about a free-shuttle bus that links up with the tri-rail station. From there you go a couple of stops and then get another train and I think a bus....I'd stick with a taxi if I were you!

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