Except in South Beach, it's difficult to hail a cab on the street; in most cases you'll need to call a cab company or have a hotel doorman hail one for you. Fares run $2.50 for the first 1/6th of a mile and $2.40 every mile thereafter; flat-rate fares are also available from the airport to a variety of zones, including Miami Beach for $32. Expect a $2 surcharge on rides leaving from Miami International Airport or the Port of Miami. For those heading from MIA to downtown, the 15-minute, 7-mile trip costs around $22. Many cabs now accept credit cards; inquire before you get in the car.
Central Cab (305/532–5555. www.centralcab.com.)
Tropical Taxi (305/945–1025. serving Miami Beach only.)
Yellow Cab (305/888–8888.)
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