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How to get from Miami airport to Miami Beach

Miami Beach, also commonly known as South Beach, is an exciting island city connected to the mainland of Miami by a series of bridges. Frequented often by A-list celebrities, this palm-tree lined cosmopolitan paradise is the place to be. A must-see while in the area is Ocean Drive, with its impressive Art-Deco Historic district and iconic pastel-coloured houses. To get from Miami airport to South Beach, you have two different transfer options; taking a taxi or bus. A Miami airport taxi is the quickest and most convenient option as the journey takes just 21 minutes. However, if you're travelling on a budget, the Miami Airport Express Bus could be a great option for you as it costs just €2.20 ($2.65 USD).

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How to get from Miami airport to South Beach by taxi

By far the easiest and most convenient way to get from Maimi airport to South Beach is by taking a Miami airport taxi. The journey time is just 21 minutes and the total cost is €29 ($35 USD).

Taxi fare from Miami airport to Miami Beach

Taxis at Miami airport offer a set rate fee for the journey from Miami International Airport to Miami Beach. The total cost will be €29 ($35 USD) in most cases, but you should always determine this with your driver before beginning your journey.

Convenience

The only transfer option that will take you directly from Miami airport to South Beach is a taxi. Not only will you know all your personal belongings are safely stored, but your driver will drop you off at the door of your accommodation, so you don't have to worry about finding another form of transport or walking from the bus station.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group of 3 or 4, you can split the cost of a taxi, making it extremely affordable and convenient.

Useful Tips

Be sure to agree on a price with your driver before beginning your journey.
There's no extra charge for luggage in a Miami airport taxi.
Be sure to carry small bills in USD as most taxi drivers don't offer change for large bills.

How to get from Miami airport to South Beach by Bus

Although taking the Airport Express Bus from Miami International Airport to South Beach is a budget-friendly option, it's not the most convenient. The total journey time will be 40 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is €2.20 ($2.65 USD).

How much is the bus from Miami airport to Miami Beach?

The cost of a one-way ticket for the bus from Miami airport to Miami Beach is €2.20 ($2.65 USD).

You can purchase your tickets from the Easy Ticket machines in the bus area or from your driver. Note that if you're buying your ticket from the driver on the bus, be sure to carry exact change.

Cost

€2.20

Trip Duration

40 MIN

There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Airport Express Bus is available from 06:00 to 23:40.

Where do I get it from?

The Airport Express Bus can be found at the MIA Metrotrain Station. To get there, you will need to follow the pink signs to the MIA Mover and then take this free shuttle to the MIA Metrotrain station.

Convenience

As the Airport Express Bus makes multiple stops between Miami airport and South Beach, it's a much slower transfer option. Furthermore, once you reach Miami Beach, you will need to take another form of transport or walk to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a large group, taking the Airport Express bus from Miami airport to South Beach will mean that your group can stay together, as the bus is an impressive 40 feet long.

Useful Tips

If buying your ticket on the bus, you must have exact change.
There are luggage rails located on the bus.
Make sure to be at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before your bus departs.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Miami airport to South Beach?

When making the journey from Miami airport to South Beach, you have two options; taxi or bus. Taking a Miami airport taxi will take 21 minutes and costs €29 ($35 USD). The bus is a cheaper option as it costs just €2.20 ($2.65 USD) but it takes 40 minutes to reach South Beach.

How much is taxi from Miami airport to Miami Beach?

Taxis at Miami airport charge a set rate of €29 ($35 USD) for the journey from Miami airport to Miami Beach. However, additional fees may be added, so we suggest booking your Miami airport taxi with Welcome Pickups to avoid these hidden costs.

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