Below we’ve listed a number of public transportation options to get you around Miami and Miami Beach. Also keep in mind that Miami Beach has its own shuttle bus that loops around the most popular parts of South Beach and only costs $.25 to ride.
MetroBus of Miami-Dade County has 19 routes that serve Greater Miami and Miami Beach daily. Almost all Miami attractions are accessible via MetroBus, including the Miami Seaquarium, the Miami-Dade Cultural Center and Metrozoo.
Fares are $1.25 each way, exact change only. Seniors, persons with disabilities and students pay 60 cents with a bus permit or Medicare card. Bus-to-rail transfers cost 25 cents each (10 cents reduced fare). Metrobus operates Monday-Friday 4:30 a.m.2:13 a.m.
Two routes, the Night Owl and Airport Owl, operate between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily. Call for specific routes and weekend schedule. MetroBus – 305/770-3131 – TDD: 305/654-6530 – www.miamidade.gov/transit
MetroRail is a 21-mile elevated rail system that serves Downtown Miami and extends west to Hialeah and south to Kendall with stops approximately every mile. Stations include Dadeland South, Dadeland North, South Miami, University, Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Vizcaya, Brickell Avenue, Government Center, Overtown/Arena, Culmer, Civic Center, Santa Clara, Allapattah, Earlington Heights, Brownsville, Martin Luther King Jr., Northside, Tri-Rail, Hialeah and Okeechobee.
The trains connect to Metromover, Metrobus and Tri-Rail. Fares are $1.25 each way, exact change only.
Seniors, persons with disabilities and students pay 60 cents with a rail permit. Riders can transfer directly to Metromover free of charge at the Government Center and Brickell Avenue stations.
Metrorail runs 24 hours daily. Trains arrive every six minutes during weekday rush hours, every 10 minutes at midday, and every 15-30 minutes after 6 p.m. Weekday and weekend service after midnight is hourly. Weekend service runs every 15 minutes until approximately 8 p.m., then every 30 minutes until midnight. MetroRail – 305.770.3131 – www.miamidade.gov/transit.
South Florida’s only commuter rail system providing convenient transportation between the Greater Miami area and West Palm Beach, with 18 stations throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Tri-Rail services Miami-Dade county’s communities with five stations. Passengers with a valid Tri-Rail ticket may transfer to Metrorail at no additional cost, for convenient access to or from Downtown Miami and South Miami. Tri-Rail buses provide low-cost connections to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Palm Beach International Airports.
Fares are based on distance traveled and range from $2 for a one- way ticket to S9.25 for a round trip ticket. Tri-Rail provides a 50% discount to seniors age 65 or older, children (5-12), students, person with disabilities and Medicare recipients. Children under 5 ride free. Operates daily, including holidays, and services many South Florida special events. Tri-Rail – 305.836.0986 – FL & U.S. 800.874.7245.
Individual motorized cars run atop a 4.4-mile elevated track looping around Downtown Miami and the Brickell and Omni business districts.
MetroMover connects with Metrorail at Government Center and Brickell Avenue stations. Stops include Bayside Marketplace, Miami Arena, the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, some Downtown Miami hotels and the Miami Convention Center.
MetroMover is free and runs 24 hours daily. Service on the inner loop operates around the clock seven days a week. Service on the outer loop begins at 5:30 a.m. and ends weekdays and weekends at midnight. The Brickell and Omni loops run separately until closing. MetroMover – 305.770.3131.