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Airports

Miami is served by two airports: Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale International Airport. You can read more detailed information about each of these airports on our Miami Airports page.

Train

Amtrak's Palmetto and Silver Service Trains (Silver Meteor and Silver Star) serve Miami and extends up into New York City with stops in cities along the east coast.

Florida's Tri-Rail connects Miami with West Palm Beach County. It runs seven days a week ($5.00-$7.00).

Interstate Busses

Greyhound has several stops throughout Miami, including the Miami Airport. Private charter buses are also very popular throughout the state of Florida and to other cities round the nation.

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Driving

Interstate 95 (I-95) is the main north-south route between Miami and the other major East Coast cities such as Boston, Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

When arriving from west Florida cities such as Tampa, Interstate 75 (I-75) runs along south along western Florida then east to Miami.

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Water

The Port of Miami, the "Cruise Capital of the World," is served by eight major cruise lines. Most cruises begin their journeys from here.

Getting Around

Bus

The Miami-Dade Transit Department provides bus, rail, Metro-Mover, and Tri-Rail to all of around Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade Transit has 100 bus routes through out Miami and Dade County ($2.00/ride).

Metrorail

Miami's Metrorail has 22 stations spaced about one-mile apart in easily reachable, convenient locations.

Metromover

The Metromover is downtown Miami's 4.5 mile (7.2 km) free people mover system. It connects with the Metrorail at the Government Center and Brickell stations and links many of downtown's major destinations. The Metromover is the best way to get around downtown without a car.

Taxi

Miami has several taxicab companies serving the city. The best way to get a taxi in Miami is to call ahead. Taxis do not roam the streets like in New York City.

Driving

The street system in Miami is easy to follow. Streets run east west and the Avenues run north south. There are four sectors - northeast, northwest, southwest and southeast with Flagler Street being the dividing line between north and south and Miami Avenue dividing east-west.

Handicapped Access

Miami's public transportation buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and low-floor buses. The Metrorail and Metromover are all accessible. International visitors wishing to drive in Florida may receive a temporary Disabled Parking Permit issued by the State of Florida. Applicants must be in possession of an out-of country permit along with their passport or another form of ID ($15 fee). Miami-Dade Tax Collector's Office, 140 W. Flagler St., 14th Floor, Miami, FL 33130 (Tel: 305-375-5762)

Written by: Beth Blair
Top Photo Credit: © TexPhoto
Photo Description: Miami's Metromover arrive at stations every 90 seconds during rush hour and every three minutes during off-peak hours.