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  • Miami Transportation

    Miami: Getting There

    Air

    Miami International Airport (MIA) (+1 305 876 7000 / http://www.miami-airport.com/) is located seven miles west of downtown and services the following airlines:

    Aero Mexico (+1 800 237 6639 / http://www.aeromexico.com/) Air Canada (+1 888 712 7786 / http://www.aircanada.ca/) Air France (+1 800 992 3932 / http://www.airfrance.com/) Alaskan Airlines (+1 800 654 5669 / http://www.alaskaair.com/) American Airline (+1 800 222 2377 / http://www.aa.com/) British Airways (+1 800 247 9297 / http://www.british-airways.com/) Continental (+1 800 932 2732 / http://www.continental.com/) Delta (+1 800 335 8241 / http://www.delta.com/) El Al (+1 800 522 2435 / http://www.elal.co.il/) Iberia (+1 800 772 4642 / http://www.iberia.com/) Lufthansa (+1 800 645 3880 / http://www.lufthansa.com/) Mexicana (+1 800 531 7921 / http://www.mexicana.com/) Northwest (+1 800 225 2525 / http://www.nwa.com/) United (+1 800 538 2929 / http://www.united.com/) US Airways (+1 800 428 4322 / http://www.usairways.com/) Virgin Atlantic (+1 800 821 5438 / http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/)

    From the Airport

    Taxi: Taxis can be found at Arrival (ground) level, just outside the baggage claim area. Metro Taxi (+1 305 888 8888) and Central Taxicab Service (+1 305 532 5555) are good options.

    Shuttle: Supershuttle (+1 305 871 2000 / http://www.supershuttle.com/) van service operates around the clock and provides door-to-door access to most hotels.

    Car Rental: Alamo (+1 305 935 5140 / http://www.alamo.com/) Avis (+1 305 379 1317 / http://www.avis.com/) Budget (+1 305 871 2722 / http://www.budget.com/) Dollar (+1 866 434 2226 / http://www.dollar.com/) Enterprise (+1 305 668 3374 / http://www.enterprise.com/) Hertz (+1 305 626 4683 / http://www.hertz.com/) National (+1 305 638 1026 / http://www.nationalcar.com/) Thrifty (+1 877 283 0898 / http://www.thrifty.com/)

    Public Transit: Metrobus (+1 305 770 3131 / http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/transit/) offers a cheap alternative, but is painstakingly slow. It does, however, connect with the more expeditious Metrorail transit system.

    TriRail (+1 800 874 7245 / http://www.tri-rail.com/) is the perfect choice for anyone traveling to Miami's outlying counties such as Broward or Palm Beach or if you decide to fly into Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL).

    Train

    Amtrak (+1 800 872 7245 / http://www.amtrak.com/) comes through Miami on a daily basis. The appropriately named Silver Meteor arrives daily from New York via Charleston, South Carolina, while the Silver Star also chugs in daily from New York but via Columbia, South Carolina. The Sunset Limited wanders into Miami three times a week from Los Angeles via New Orleans. The train station (+1 800 872 7245) is at 8303 Northwest 37th Avenue.

    Bus

    Greyhound (+1 800 231 2222 / http://www.greyhound.com/) services Miami from all points north, west and south. The downtown station is located at 100 NW Sixth Street.

    Highway

    Interstate 95, the most direct route into the city, slices through the heart of Miami in a north/south direction. Gridlock is common during morning and afternoon rush hours. Highway 41 scenically shoots into Miami from the west, crossing the famed Everglades in the process. Services along this stretch are limited, especially for east coast driving standards, so plan accordingly with the car's fuel.

    Getting Around

    Public Transit

    The Miami-Dade Transit System (+1 305 770 3131 / http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/transit/) stands as the 16th largest public transit offering in the United States, providing passengers with a slew of options starting with its popular fleet of Metrobuses. More than 1031 buses service 107 routes, providing easy access to all of Miami's attractions.

    Metromover offers free shuttle service on an automated people mover in the downtown area only, with stops at popular destinations such as American Airlines Arena, Miami-Dade College, and the Bayside Marketplace. It consists of two loops, the inner loop and the outer loop, which run daily from 5a to midnight. Twenty one stations are stretched between the Omni and Brickell districts. Buses pass each stop every 90 seconds during rush hours, and every three minutes during off-peak.

    Metrorail, an elevated rapid-transit rail system, is the perfect alternative for maneuvering around the surrounding area. With 22 miles of track it offers 22 stations (most about one mile apart), making stops in heavy traffic areas including downtown and the University of Miami. It operates daily from 5a to midnight. During peak hours each stop is serviced every six minutes and every 15 minutes during weekday midday hours.

    The Tri-Rail (Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority; +1 800 874 7245 / http://www.tri-rail.com/), a double-decker train, wanders through Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties while making stops at such popular attractions as the Metrozoo, the Miami Seaquarium and the Art Deco District. Tickets must be purchased before boarding.

    Electric buses offer a novel alternative in negotiating the Miami Beach area.

    Car

    If you are planning on limiting your movement to in and around the South Beach area, you can easily do without a car. Otherwise, a rental car is a must since most of Miami's attractions are generously spaced. Driving through Miami is relatively easy compared to most major metropolises. The numerous drawbridges, however, can slow down movement. Most drawbridge openings last five to ten minutes.

    Bicycle

    If you plan to bicycle you will be gravely disappointed. Outside of Miami Beach's boardwalk the greater Miami area woefully lacks in bike paths.

    Limo

    Limo Miami serves up limousine rides (+1 305 742 5900 / http://www.limomiami.us/).

    Traffic Information

    To find out city traffic information go to http://www.traffic.com/.

    If traveling overseas, take the safety precaution of registering your trip at https://travelregistration.state.gov/, and for helpful, practical advice about traveling technicalities and safety standards check out http://travel.state.gov/.

    Fort Lauderdale: Getting There

    Air

    Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) +1 954 359 1200 http://www.fll.net/

    FLL is located just minutes from downtown and services the following airlines:

    Air Canada (+1 888 247-2262/ http://www.aircanada.com/en/home.html) Air Jamaica (+1 800 523 5585/ http://www.airjamaica.com/) Air Tran (+1 800 AIR TRAN/ http://www.airtran.com/) Air Transat (+1 800 388 5836/ http://www.airtransat.com/) American Airlines (+1 800 433 7300/ http://www.aa.com/) ATA (+1 800 435 9282/ http://www.ata.com/) Avianca (+1 800 284 2622/ http://www.avianca.com/) Bahamasair (+1 800 222 4262/ http://www.bahamasair.com/) Cayman Airways (1 800 441 3003/ http://www.caymanairways.com/) Continental (+1 800 525 0280/ http://www.continental.com/) Delta (+1 800 221 1212/ http://www.delta.com/) Frontier (+1 800 432 1359/ http://www.flyfrontier.com/) Jet Blue (+1 800 538 2583/ http://www.jetblue.com/) Laker Airways (Bahamas) (+1 866 525 3712/ http://www.lakerbahamas.com/) Lynx Airways International (+1 888 LYNX AIR/ http://www.lynxair.com/) Midwest Airlines (+1 800 425 2022/ http://www.midwestairlines.com/) Northwest (+1 800 225 2525/ http://www.nwa.com/) Song Delta Air (+1 800 359 7664/ http://www.flysong.com/) Southwest (+1 800 435 9792/ http://www.southwest.com/) Spirit (+1 800 772 7117/ http://www.spiritair.com/) TED (+1 800 225 5833/ http://www.flyted.com/) Trans Meridian (+1 866 435 9862/ http://www.transmeridian.com/) United (+1 800 241 6522/ http://www.united.com/) US Airways (+1 800 428 4322/ http://www.usair.com/) USA 3000 (+1 800 USA 3000/ http://www.usa3000.com/)

    Airport Parking:

    Park N' Fly (+1 800 763 6895/ http://www.pnfnetwork.com)

    From the Airport

    Shuttle: Tri County Airport Express (+1 954 561 8888 / +1 800 244 8252)

    Bus: Bct Rider (+1 954 357 8400 or +1 954 357 8320) Tri Rail (+1 800 874 7245)

    Taxi: Yellow Cab (+1 954 565 2800) Atlantic Cab (+1 954 565 8900) Checker Cab (+1 954 777 7777)

    Rental Car: Alamo (+1 800 462 5266/ http://www.alamo.com/) Avis (+1 800 831 2847/ http://www.avis.com) Budget (+1 800 527 0700/ http://www.budget.com) Dollar (+ 1 800 365 5271/ http://www.dollar.com/) Enterprise (+1 800 736 8227/ http://www.enterprise.com/) E-Z Rent A Car (+1 800 277 5171/ http://www.e-zrentacar.com/) Hertz (+1 800 654 3131/ http://www.hertz.com) National (+1 800 227 7368/ http://www.nationalcar.com) Royal (+1 800 314 8616/ http://www.royalrac.com/) Thrifty (+1 800 847 4389/ http://www.thrifty.com)

    Limo: A1 Luxury Limo & Limousine of South Florida (+1 954 771 2339) Carriage Limousines (+1 954 491 7305) Stylyn Limousines (+1 954 565 4575) A Family Limousines (+1 954 522 7455) Limo Max (+1 954 527 5466) Costa Limousines (+1 954 255 5515) Coastal Limousines (+1 954 761 1003) Luxury Limousines (+1 954 485 7901) Chariot Limousines (+1 954 785 2060) White Knight Limousines (+1 954 359 0373)

    Train

    Amtrak (+1 800-USA-RAIL/ http://www.amtrakcalifornia.com/), The Palmetto, and Silver Service trains (the Silver Meteor and the Silver Star) offer service between New York City, Georgia and Florida.

    Bus

    Greyhound (+1 800 231 2222/ http://www.greyhound.com). See the website for schedules and details. Station in Fort Lauderdale located at 515 North East Third Street.

    Car

    Routes into Fort Lauderdale: I-95, I-75, US 441, US 27, US 1.

    Getting Around

    Ferry

    Water Taxi 651 Seabreeze Blvd. (+1 954 467 6677) Makes 20 stops along the New River which flows through downtown, as well as the Intracoastal Waterway which runs north and south along the length of the city.

    City Cruiser (+1 954 761 3543)

    Travel Information

    If traveling overseas, take the safety precaution of registering your trip at https://travelregistration.state.gov and for helpful, practical advice about traveling technicalities and safety standards check out http://travel.state.gov/


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