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About Miami

Miami is one of the most touristic cities in the U.S. Located at the southern tip of Florida, Miami's proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean has also made it home to many immigrants from these regions. You can see, taste, and feel a vibrant Latin culture in this city. Spanish is just as widely spoken as English. Miami is a joyous city with its white sandy beaches, turquoise-colored water, a vibrant entertainment scene, and lively cafes and restaurants from world cuisines all along the coast. 
Miami enjoys a tropical climate. Warm temperatures predominate year-round, but there is more rain in the summer. The beaches are open even in the fall and spring months.  
Miami has a relatively high crime rate, and traffic accidents occur frequently. Do not forget those statistics if you want to rent a car.  The city is serviced by Miami International Airport, and you can reach the city center by either taxi or shuttle.


Transportation to Miami City Center from Airport

Miami Intl Airport

Miami is one of the most vibrant cities in the United States. This coastal city is served by 5 airports, including Miami International Airport, which is the main airport in South Florida for long-haul international flights and is a major gateway between Latin America and the U.S. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center from the airport, including the rail, bus, taxi, and rental cars. 


Miami International Airport is connected to the city center and other parts of the Greater Miami area by the Metrorail, and Tri-Rail systems. Both systems ensure a comfortable and convenient trip to the city from the airport. The Metrorail system operates from the airport to various locations in Miami. The Metrorail Orange Line runs from the Miami Central Station, which is accessible from the airport terminals using the free MIA Mover train. It takes about 15 minutes to get to Downtown Miami from the Miami Central Station. The Tri-Rail system operates from the airport, via the Miami Central Station, to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. The Tri-Rail System is accessible from the airport terminals using the free MIA Mover train. For more detailed information on these lines and routes please visit Miami Internatoinal Airport’s website.


The Metrobus system is another convenient and affordable transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. The Metrobus also connects to the Metrorail and Metromover. You can take the Metrobus to major locations in the city from the Miami Central Station. The Miami Central Station is accessible using the MIA Mover train from the airport terminals. For more detailed information regarding the Metrobus please visit Miami International Airport’s website.


Taxis are a comfortable and easy transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. Taxis are easily accessible from the designated taxi stands located at the lower level outside of the terminals. We recommend ignoring transportation offers from solicitors inside the terminals. There are uniformed airport attendants on duty ready to help passengers. A taxi to the city center takes about 20 minutes. For more information about taxi companies and fares please visit Miami International Airport’s website.

Rental Car

Renting a car from the airport is another method of transportation passengers can consider to get to the city. Renting a car is also a great option for getting around the city and its surrounding areas during your trip. There are various rental car companies located at the Rental Car Center. The Rental Car Center is accessible from the terminals using the MIA Mover train. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Advantage, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, National, Payless, Sixt, and Hertz.   

Last Updated: November 15, 2016