How to get around Miami

There’s a range of Miami transport to help you get around this sprawling city. From old-style trolleys to bike hire and buses, navigating the bustling streets and varied precincts is convenient and sometimes free. Miami boasts two forms of free public transport for visitors including hop-on-hop-off trolleys and the Metromover light rail. If you’re looking to travel farther afield then taxis are also readily available, while the Metrorail and Metrobus have the outlying regions of Miami covered.  Meanwhile, cycling is emerging as a hugely popular way to traverse the city, with bike hire stations offering a hop-on-hop-off service.

Miami taxis

Miami taxis are plentiful and easy to find. Most use a meter and generally rates are reasonable. Just ensure any cab you hail is licensed by checking for prominent signage and a phone and licence number. Many cabs also accept credit cards, but that's worth a check too, and as the passenger, you'll be responsible for any tolls incurred during the trip.

Miami public tranpsort

Featuring trains, trolleys and buses, the Miami public transport system is a convenient and affordable way to navigate the sprawling city. Among the options is the above-ground rail line known as the Metrorail, and the free-of-charge Metromover. Meanwhile the Metrobus boasts over 1,000 buses servicing the greater area, along with a free trolley service in the city centre.

Miami bike hire

Cycling is a great way to navigate the city, with Miami bike hire readily available. Many shops and resorts hire bicycles, while the CitiBike service also provides bike stations where you can easily hire a bike from a number of convenient locations. Miami is progressively being transformed into a bike-friendly destination so there are a host of dedicated bike lanes and routes to explore.

Walking Miami

To really take in the sights, sounds and bright hues of the city, walking Miami is the ideal way to navigate this exciting destination. In fact, the city is widely regarded as a walker's paradise due to its beachside pathways and flat terrain. Walking also offers the opportunity to avoid the traffic and explore precincts like South Beach, Little Havana and Downtown at a more leisurely pace.