Budget Conscious Travelers Have New Transportation Options at MIA

photo: Miami-Dade County

Budget conscious cruise passengers that are flying into Miami International Airport can now get closer to the cruise terminal without having to spend upwards of $30 for a taxi.

On Saturday, the Miami Metrorail orange line opened up at the airport, providing travelers with a quick and alternative way to travel into key areas in Miami without dealing with the high cost of cabs. The orange line, which starts at Miami International Airport, heads along the coast to South Miami, for only $2.00, operating about every 30 minutes.

To ride Metrorail, travelers will need an EASY Card or ticket which can purchased, using cash or a valid credit card, at any EASY Card vending machines located at the entrance of each rail station.

Travelers choosing to reach the various Metrorail stations by bus must have exact change or purchase an EASY card in advance. The cost of a single one-way ride on the bus or Metrorail is $2.

So how do you get to the cruise port?

  • Take the free MIA Mover from the airport to the MIA Metrorail Station (Orange Line)
  • At the Metrorail take the orange line to the Government Center Station
  • From this point the Port of Miami is 1.8 miles away. Travelers have the option of either taking a taxi directly from Government Center for about $10.

Cruise passenger leaving the cruise port and heading to the airport would catch the Orange Line from Government Center all the way to the MIA Metrorail Station. Travelers can also plan their routes before hand by downloading the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app available at the Apple App store.

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