Miami Transportation

Miami TransportationAs one of Florida's most popular resort destinations, Miami can be easily reached by public and private modes of transportation. Millions of drivers use Interstate 95 to get to this beautiful city. In fact, Miami is the southern terminal for this busy highway that stretches for more than 1,900 miles as far north as Maine. Interstate 95 therefore links Miami with all of the states on the entire East Coast.

After reaching Miami, drivers will probably want to cross the Julia Tuttle Causeway and Venetian Causeway bridges that lead to the community of Miami Beach. Once in Miami Beach, visitors can cruise the beautiful waterfront streets in the popular South Beach district, which is where most of the beachfront hotels are. The beautiful palm tree lined Biscayne Boulevard is one of the main roads in Miami city proper. This popular boulevard leads to Dodge Island, which is home to the Port of Miami where major cruise ships wait to pick up passengers.

Miami-Dade Transit offers an extensive public transportation network consisting of bus and rail services. The Metrobus network includes more than 100 total bus routes that circulate Miami and the surrounding communities. The Metrorail system is the subway (metro) service in Miami. The Green Line runs between Palmetto Station and Dadeland South while the Orange Line operates between Miami International Airport and Dadeland South. The elevated track Metrorail network consists of more than 20 total stops throughout the city of Miami. Miami-Dade Transit also operates the Metromover, an automated rail system that circulates throughout various parts of Miami and nearby communities. This modern people mover network consists of the Inner Loop, Brickell Loop and Omni Loop. The Inner Loop circulates throughout the Downtown District of Miami. Best of all, the Metromover is free to ride and offers an exciting way to experience the heart of this beautiful city.

Tri-Rail is a commuter rail service that connects Miami with communities in other parts of Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County. Consisting of 18 total stops, the 71 mile long Tri-Rail route runs between Magnolia Park Station and Miami Central Station at the Miami International Airport. The Miami Central Station is also served by the Amtrak Silver Meteor and Silver Star lines.

Serving more than 38 million passengers each year, Miami International Airport is a major gateway into Miami-Dade County. American Airlines operates more than 100 direct flights from this major airport. Miami International Airport is located only a few miles west of Downtown Miami. Visitors can also take flights to the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, which is located about 25 miles north of Miami.