The Magic City attracts visitors from all over the world, especially during Miami Art Week every December. Here are some insider tips for getting around the city during one of the busiest times of the year. We hope this saves you some time driving around town and gives you more time for ART! With so many sick parties going down, you may have forgotten, but that’s what it’s all about, after all.
Art Miami runs a free shuttle bus to Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, the JW Marriott Marquis and the Perez Art Museum. This is a great way to do two big fairs without parking twice.
In an effort to make the numerous art fairs in Miami Beach and Miami more easily accessible, every year, the cities of Miami and Miami Beach combine efforts to operate a free shuttle service that connects to the existing free transportation services and art shows from the beach to the mainland. This service is offered the Wednesday through Sunday of Miami Art Week and Art Basel.
Venetian Shuttle | Hours of Operation
Wednesday, December 6 – Sunday, December 10, 2017
Shuttle Departs Every 15 minutes
11 AM – 10 PM Wednesday, December 6 – Saturday, December 9
11 AM – 8 PM Sunday, December 10
METROMOVER // METRORAIL // METROBUS
Miami-Dade Transit operates the Metromover, Metrorail, and Metrobus. The Metromover is a free, single-car train system that’s suspended above streets in Downtown and Brickell. There are three major “loops” (Omni Loop, Brickell Loop, and Inner Loop), as well as a Full Loop around the city. The trains run from 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Both the Metromover and the Metrorail are above ground trains, but the Metrorail costs money and the Metromover is free. Neither of the trains go to South Beach, but Metrorail runs from Kendall through South Miami, Coral Gables, West Miami, and Downtown. There’s also a route out to the Miami International Airport.
Metrobus stations are located throughout Miami-Dade County, including South Beach and intersect with various Metrorail stations. Miami Beach Airport Flyer express bus (Route 150), runs between MIA and Miami Beach. Passengers board the bus at the MIA Metrobus Station.
Free trolley service and offers riders four hours of free parking at certain parking garages (that’s if you request a voucher from the trolley driver). All routes will be running from Wednesday, December 5th – Saturday, December 9th from 6 a.m. – 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. – 12 a.m Sunday, December 10th. Regular times here for mainland & here for the beach.
PARKING (Free with voucher):
Hop on a bicycle and enjoy the year-round balmy weather. There are Citi Bike stations throughout Miami Beach, Wynwood, Downtown, Brickell and Coconut Grove. For a map with locations of each of the stations, visit CitBikeMiami.com.
Citi Bike runs two programs in Miami:
Hourly Rental Great for visitors. Pricing starts at $4 for 30 minutes and goes up based on time increments. Ride for the duration of your rental period and then dock your bike at one of the stations when you’re done.
Bike Share Membership ideal for residents. There’s a three-month minimum commitment and it includes unlimited 30 or 60-minute rides per day ($15 per month for 30-minute rides and $25 per month for 60-minute rides).
Another great alternative for bike sharing is Lime Bike – Ride for $1, and park anywhere. This service is just hitting Miami. Currently only available in Key Biscayne, Miami Shores, & North Bay Village. Considering we’ve seen them all over Biscayne Blvd we have a feeling that a lot of these bikes are gonna end up on the beach pretty soon. There has never been an easier way to get from point A to point B. At just $1 per 30 minutes of ride time, what could be any more convenient?
FREEBEE // LYFT // UBER // TAXI
Looking to same some mula? Try Miami’s revolutionary green transportation service that will offer free door-to-door rides around your favorite destinations Freebee. Freebie is a fun, alternative transportation option but there’s a catch – each car simultaneously hosts its own marketing campaign for a variety of both national brands and local businesses. They’ll take you around town in our customized, eco-friendly cars while connecting you to all the deals, discounts, and “Freebees” at your final destination.
Water Taxi Miami offers boat transportation between Bayside Marketplace in Downtown and the Miami Beach Marina, as well as a few other stops. Sometimes a cheap as 5 dollars one way!
These are Miami’s traditional taxi companies:
PARKING (MIAMI BEACH)
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