4 Best Ways to Group Travel from Miami International Airport

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Travelling to Miami for the first time? Don’t know how to get to the downtown Miami or Miami Beach? We managed to find the best information for you. It is easier than you think! Even if you are traveling in a group, big or small, there are different options for you to get to downtown from Miami International Airport.

Miami International Airport is located 13 kilometers northwest from the downtown. It has three terminals: Southern, Northern and Central. The terminals, in fact, are in one building,  you can navigate between them without any problems, both along the street and along internal passages. Numerous tables, counters, and information desks won’t let you astray.



Get from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan by TRAIN - METRORAIL


This option is a bit complicated (when it comes to group travels) since you will have to make a transfer, but at the same time, it is very easy to move around with no traffic. Take the automatic MIA Train on the third level of the airport, which takes passengers for free to the nearest metro station.

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The entrance is at the departure hall level. The nearest ground metro station (there is no underground metro in Miami), that is Metrorail called “Miami International Airport”. This is the last station of the Orange line, which leads to the center of Miami, stations like Brickell or Government Center (or you may also transfer to the Green Line if need to go somewhere else). Working hours: from 5 a.m. to midnight / 7 days a week. How do you get the tickets? It can be purchased with a rechargeable EASY Card or EASY Ticket at any Metrorail station, as well as online. NOTICE: you will need an Easy Card or Ticket as the fare gates do not accept cash. Weekly, daily and monthly passes are also available. TIP: Download Easy Pay, it is a smartphone app that lets you purchase tickets for buses and trains with the Miami transportation system.

Time: from the airport to Miami downtown 90 minutes.

Cost: $2.25

Pros: fast; no traffic; cheap.

Cons: transfers, handling luggage, not very convenient if you travel in a group.

PUBLIC BUS from Miami International Airport


Even cheaper than the Metrorail, you can get to Miami from Miami International Airport on a regular city bus. There are many routes, some work from 4:30 a.m until half 1:30 a.m, and some work 24/7, which will undoubtedly make life easier for travelers who arrive in Miami at night.

Near the exits of each arrival hall there are bus stops. They can be found by following green signs with the inscription “BUS”, in case you don’t, you may contact the airport employees to help you, in particular, those who work in tourist information kiosks. Buses - 7, 37, 42, 110, 133, 137, 150, 238 and 297 go to the city. There is also a new route called Miami Beach Airport Flyer Bus on Rt #150, which runs between the airport and the famous Miami Beach. It costs a little more expensive - $ 2.65

Time: 45 minutes.

Cost: from $1.8

Pros: 24/7 service, cheap.

Cons: might get into traffic; handling luggage; making transfers.

TAXI service in MIA

Taxi in Miami, as well as in the rest of the US is not difficult to catch. Taxis are constantly approaching the exits from the arrival halls, ready to take passengers to any address, door to door. “Taxi” is written on the cars of official taxi services, they are yellow in color and have stickers with the name of the carrier company and contact numbers. Be careful, don’t use the service of “fake” taxi drivers, they may overcharge tourists and visitors.

Taxi payment is made according to the testimony installed in each car. NOTE: you will also pay for waiting time. For example, you got into the car and were waiting for your friends or colleagues, then, for each minute of waiting, you will be additionally charged 40 cents.

Time: 18 minutes.

Cost: starting at $ 60 per car.

Pros: fast, door to door.

Cons: if you are more than 4 people, you will need to take few cars; might get into traffic; extra charge for waiting time.


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The transfer will help you not only get to any point of Miami or the suburbs, but also give some extra time to rest and plan your stay. After all, you do not have to walk around the airport, look for a transport, find out how much it costs, and so on, which is very convenient if you travel in larger groups. You may book a bus (big or small, depending on what you need) in advance via Bookbuses. Then, at the airport, right in the arrival hall, the driver will meet you, take you to the bus, help you load your luggage and take you to the address specified in advance. By the way, in most cases, the transfer is also cheaper than a taxi, although it provides more services.

You can book a Charter Bus, a Mini Bus, School Buses or even a Limousine.

Time: 20 minutes.

Cost: may vary.

Pros: convenient for small and big groups; no carrying luggage around; no transfers; door to door; special requirements considered; booked and paid in advance.

Cons: might get into traffic.

If you are traveling in a group, the most important thing is to plan and organize everything. And it is very important to understand all the pros and cons of each option when it comes to choosing transportation. You will be tired after a long trip? Then you might not want to make transfers. You have a lot of luggage? Then a public is not for you for sure. Attention to detail is the KEY to successful, amazing trips!

Here you will find a comparison table with approximate fares and time for each option:

Time Total Price $ Price $ per Passanger (50)
Metrorail 90 minutes $ 112.5 $ 2.25
Public Bus 40 minutes $ 132.5 $ 2.65
BookBuses 20 minutes $450-650 (round trip) $10-13
Taxi 25 minutes $ 3000 $ 60