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Transportation options from Miami Airport to South 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 3 different transportation options; you can either take a taxi, a private shuttle or a bus. Taking a taxi or private Miami airport shuttle are the quickest and most convenient options as the journey takes 20 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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Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €61 25min 24/7 Book
Taxi or private shuttle €29 25min 24/7
Bus €4.40 40min 06:00–23:40

How to get from Miami airport to South Beach by taxi or private shuttle

The easiest and most convenient way to get from Miami airport to South Beach is by taking a taxi or a private Miami airport shuttle. The journey takes 20 minutes for the total cost of €29 ($35 USD).

Taxi and private shuttle fares from Miami airport to Miami Beach

Taxis and private shuttles 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, however, if you are travelling in by taxi, you should always check this with your driver before starting your journey.



Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis and private shuttles are available 24/7 at Miami airport

Where do I get it from?

Taxis can be found just outside of the arrivals terminal at Miami airport. You will see the long line of yellow taxis just outside of the exit doors.
If you have booked a private shuttle service, your driver will be waiting for you, with a name sign, as you exit the arrivals door.


The only transfer options that will take you directly from Miami airport to South Beach is in a taxi or private shuttle. Not only will your personal belongings be safely stored away, but you will be treated with a door-to-door service, taking you straight to your accommodation, instead of worrying about finding your way in public transport.

Editor’s Note

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

Useful Tips

If you are travelling in a taxi, make sure to agree the price before starting your trip. Be sure to carry small bills in USD, as most taxi drivers don't offer change for large bills.
Miami airport taxis and private shuttles do not charge extra for luggage.
If you want the smoothest travel experience, it is recommended to book a private shuttle in advance.

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.



Trip Duration

40 MIN

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

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.


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.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Miami. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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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 3 options; a private shuttle, a taxi or a bus. Taking a Miami airport taxi or shuttle will take 20 minutes and will cost €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 or private shuttle from Miami airport to Miami Beach?

Taxis and shuttles 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 for taxis, so we suggest booking your private shuttle with Welcome Pickups and avoid these hidden costs.

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