Miami Beach Transportation

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    Getting to Miami

    by sue_stone Written Apr 2, 2006

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    On our trip to Miami, we flew direct from London Heathrow to Miami International Airport with British Airways. We chose British Airways as they flew direct, and the times of day of the flights fit in with our itinerary. There were also direct flights with Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines.

    The flight from London to Miami was 9hours & 40mins. It was during the day, so we didn't really sleep, just watched a couple of movies and some of the other in-flight entertainment. On the way back to London, the flight was only 7hours & 40mins, and we were lucky enough to sleep most of the way as it was an overnight fact I was so exhausted (probably from all the eating we did on our holiday) that I fell asleep as soon as we had taken off.

    Miami airport was quite nice, though there wasn't that much in the way of shopping/restaurants on the departures side which was a little disappointing.

    arriving in Miami checking in at Miami - no queues! Waiting to depart at London Heathrow
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    Taxi Rate to SOuth Beach

    by pulgaron Updated Nov 10, 2005

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    If you land at Miami International Airport, the cab fare should be a flat rate of $28.00. Do not let the cabbie turn on the meter. If you are driving from the mainland to the beach see my Venetian Causeway travel logue.
    If your are going to saty at the beach only, you can pretty much walk every where in SOBE. For traveling a bit further scooters are very popular. If you are going back to explore the mainland or north beach, better to rent a car.

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    Hop On!

    by HotRodEtte Written Jul 11, 2005

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    Although Christy and I walked everywhere, we noticed a lot of people renting mopeds to get around the strip. I suggest that, if you don't want to walk. Driving in the area could be a major hassle for those of us not into teh stop/go of traffic jams. We parked our car for the weekend via valet and paid about $12 per day. It beats the frustration.

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    4 BIG boys who like BIG toys for their BIG egos

    by balisunshine Updated Jun 30, 2005

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    With Florida being surrounded by water,
    what a better thing to do than go boting.

    NOW if you're boating to impress the ladies,
    where can you rent a boat?

    Try the following locations.
    A remember,
    drive safely...
    plenty of endangered Manatess around.

    Beach Boat Rentals
    2400 Collins Ave.
    Miami Beach
    Tel. 305-534-4207

    Captain Joe's
    4525 Collins Ave.
    Miami Beach
    Tel. 305-218-2249

    Carefree Luxury Rental
    1031 5th St.
    Miami Beach

    Club Nautico
    300 Alton Road
    Miami Beach
    Club Nautico

    Fantasy Water Sports
    100 Sunny Isles Blvd.
    Miami Beach
    Tel. 305-940-2628

    Key Biscayne Boat Rentals
    3301 Rickenbacker Cswy.
    Key Biscayne
    Tel. 305-361-7368

    Power Boat Rentals
    1928 Sunset Harbour Dr.
    Miami Beach
    Tel. 866-724-9920
    Power Boat Rental

    Sea Sun Sports Catamaran
    3660 Poinciana Ave.
    Hobbie Beach
    Tel. 305-448-3143

    Big Toys 4 Big Boys
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    Parking on South Beach

    by balisunshine Updated May 15, 2005

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    Parking on South Beach can be a bit of a pain.

    Most areas after a certain hour,
    are zoned for residential parking,
    and if you don’t have a pass,
    it is almost sure to get towed.

    If that is the case,
    there are basically 2
    tow companies on the beach.

    1) Beach Towing Services
    1349 Dade Blvd.
    Tel. 305-534-2128

    2) Tremont Towing
    1916 Bay Road
    Tel. 305-672-2395

    The guidelines to retrieve your car are:

    1) You need to present a license, passport,
    or some other sort of picture ID.

    2) A valid proof of ownership

    3) Title or registration of vehicle

    Payments must be done in cash,
    money order, cashiers check, or travelers checks.
    Personal checks must follow their guidelines.

    There is an ATM at the window.
    How convenient!

    This will probably total over $100.

    For those of you with a temper
    and plan to kick the towing companies ass


    all City of Miami Beach Police Officers
    are authorized to advise any person to leave
    these premises.

    Failure to vacate the premises
    after being instructed
    may result in arrest for:

    Florida State Statue 81009

    So park it where you should,
    or you are almost for sure to come
    and visit the towing company.

    Come and get it!!!

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    Limo it around

    by HotSpotJ Written Mar 9, 2005

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    Limos here in Miami are much cheaper than my hometown in Virginia because of the avaliability. You can rent a stretch SUV for the price of a Town Car stretch in most towns here, and its always nice to arrive at the club in a pimped out Limo, at certain ones it will actually help you gain entrance. When you get there, just hit the Yellow Pages or call your Concierge if thats avaliable to you.

    Stretch SUV we rented July 2003
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    How you DONT want to get around

    by HotSpotJ Written Feb 8, 2005

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    Be safe and courteous when you're down here partying. Yes, there are just as many trouble starters here as there is anywhere you involve alcohol and hot women. Don't get caught up in it, I've noticed that they have beefed up the Police on Ocean over the past few years. You might get a free ride but its not going back to your hotel room.

    unwanted beach taxi
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    How you WANT to get around

    by HotSpotJ Written Feb 8, 2005

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    If you can't walk to where you want, just use a taxi. the great thing about South Beach is that nothing is too far away. If you stay around 10th on Ocean, you can walk to anything like the Clevelander, Crobar, Mansion, you'd use a cab though for anything like Nikki Beach or Pearl, and I'd also cab it to Opium Garden. Anything like Bisacayne across the brisge, you'll need a cab too. The fares over a week will be much cheaper than the customary $18 a day parking fee along with your rental fee.

    I want in the middle!
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    Using the Bay

    by universalgypsy Updated Oct 6, 2004

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    Please take the time to discover this city by boat. There is literally no other way to see some of the amazing abodes ( yes stars homes included). Whether you start on the Surf side and go around the Harbour and into the Bay, a boat ride is necessary. Not only will you see great houses and modern-day palaces, but the chances that you'll see Dolphins and Mantees in the Bay is high. There are plenty of boats for hire in South Beach, and all are advertised in the citys several free newspapers, one of them being Street. Water Taxis also connect to South Beach, so if you don't have a group big enough to justify a half day charter then this is for you.

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    Public transit

    by cropperstealth Written Apr 13, 2004

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    If you're going to be spending time in Miami, rent a car, change the "chip" in your cell phone to match the Miami network. Public transit is not very good and the public phones that do work are costly.

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    Riding around the Art Deco District

    by balisunshine Written Apr 6, 2004

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    Miami Beach is real small
    and a lot of walking can be done.
    But a better way
    of making the most of your day,
    is renting a bicycle.

    From South Point to 41st Street,
    one can peddle one's way
    through the multi-pastel colors
    of the Art Deco buildings,
    roller bladers in bikini tops
    and tiny, hot shorts,
    or towards the
    multi-million dollar mansions.

    Just make sure to lock your bike,
    when stopping to get a drink
    at Lincoln Road
    or the many other places to see.

    Bike rentals are found at:

    The Bicycle Shop
    on Washington and 5th

    Smile and tell them Andrea sent you.

    I want to ride a bicycle
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    Fly from Europe

    by Gili_S Updated Apr 6, 2004

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    To get there:
    Usually you will fly, there is connections from all over the world to the Miami International.

    If you are not planning to go far, then just use the bus & taxi and it will be OK.
    Planning small trips, rent a car, for the price you get Fiat in Europe you can get Mustang in Miami. (Dont forget your credit card)

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    Shuttles to South Beach Hotels from Airport

    by jackfruit Written Feb 25, 2004

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    If you are staying in the South Beach area and fly into Miami International Airport, check with your hotel to see if there are free shuttles available from the airport to the hotel.

    I found that most hotels (even the cheaper ones) offer free shuttle service from/to the airport. This could save you the cost of a rental - If you plan to stay and spend your time in South beach, a car isnt necessary. Walking will get you most places in South Beach and if needed, you can flag down a taxi.

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    guess what... bike!

    by agalta Updated Dec 10, 2003

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    you'll never have a problem finding a cab in miami beach. you can even rent a car even though the traffic is getting bad even here ...
    but why bother? this is the ideal place to bike! it's flat and warm and sunny!

    rent it in one of several places scattered all over washington ave... where you'll also find scooters!

    ps- there's a place on 5th street that also organizes tours of the art deco district on bike
    (miami beach bicycle center, 601 5th st.)

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    Miami Airport Transportation

    by NJFamily Updated Nov 24, 2003

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    I made my way down to Miami beach by bus (The J line) which costs $1.25, plus an additional $.25 for a transfer which will let you change to any other bus up or down the length of the beach.

    Advantages: 1) Got to see the longest contiguous collection of used car dealers I've ever seen in my life, 2) Met a charming fellow (who happened to be on the same plane as me from Newark) from Hawaii who had traveled about 15 hours straight to surprise his daughter for her 16th birthday

    Disadvantages: 1) Had to wait 20 minutes for the bus, 2) If you've seen one used car dealer, you've seen them all.

    On the other hand, I returned from the northern tip of Miami by Taxi:

    Advantages: Met this most charming and pleasant Cuban refugee driver who not only took me to visit my friend, but came back 2 hours later to take me to the airport.

    Disadvantage: $55 ($45 is the official fixed price rate to/from the airport, and in this case I probably tipped too little).

    Se the website below for Miami Airport (MIA) transportation options and costs.


    A Jimmy Carter Fan
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