Public Transportation

Some sights are accessible via the public transportation system, run by the Metro-Dade Transit Agency, which maintains 740 Metrobuses on 90 routes; the 23-mile Metrorail elevated rapid-transit system; and the Metromover, an elevated light-rail system. Those planning to use public transportation should get an EASY Card or EASY Ticket available at any Metrorail station and most supermarkets. Fares are discounted, and transfer fees are nominal. The bus stops for the Metrobus are marked with blue-and-green signs with a bus logo and route information. The fare is $2.25 (exact change only). Cash-paying customers must pay for another ride if transferring. Some express routes carry a surcharge of 40¢. Elevated Metrorail trains run from downtown Miami north to Hialeah and south along U.S. 1 to Dadeland. The system operates daily 5 am–midnight. The fare is $2.25; $0.60 transfers to Metrobus are available only for EASY Card and EASY Ticket holders. The free Metromover resembles an airport shuttle and runs on two loops around downtown Miami, linking major hotels, office buildings, and shopping areas. The system spans about 4½ miles, including the 1-mile Omni Loop and the 1-mile Brickell Loop. Tri-Rail, South Florida's commuter-train system, stops at 18 stations north of MIA along a 71-mile route. There’s a Metrorail transfer station two stops north of MIA. Prices range from $2.50 to $6.90 for a one-way ticket.

Contacts

Metro-Dade Transit Agency. 305/891–3131; www.miamidade.gov/transit/.

Tri-Rail. 800/874–7245; www.tri-rail.com.

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