The Fastest, Cheapest Way To Get to South Beach from MIA Airport: The Airport Flyer Bus

The Points Guy had an interesting blog post the other day deciding on whether to take an Uber or a taxi from MIA airport to South Beach (Miami Beach).

Having taken both, I wanted to take a look at what I believe is the best way to go from the airport to the hip, trendy South Beach area – and it’s neither Uber or a taxi. It’s the route 150 airport flyer bus!

The bus leaves every half hour from the airport bus station, which is accessible via a short tram ride to the terminals. Once there, find the sign marked “150,” and wait for the bus. Onboard, you’ll pay $3.65 (cash only) to the driver. I noticed when riding this bus that most people end up bringing only four $1 bills, so it seems like the transit company is making extra money well knowing people won’t have $.0.65 in change…

The bus leaves MIA Airport and travels along Highway 195 to South Beach, making stops along Indian Creek Drive (where the Four Points by Sheraton property is), then down to Lincoln Rd. (where the Surfcomber, Ritz Carlton and Hyatt Centric is), and then down to South Point and Collins Ave., below where the trendy Ocean Dr. is. It’s a convenient route for many of the hotels in the area, and at less than $4, provides a cheaper alternative than a taxi or Uber, which is likely to hit the same traffic the bus will hit, if there is any.

A sample of the MIA Flyer Bus Route

A sample of the MIA Flyer Bus Route

You can find full details on the route and map here.

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I really like taking this bus, as it’s a great way to save money on what would ordinarily cost $30-50 depending on what other mode of transportation you take. Though it can be crowded, I still find it worth it as a cost saving measure – use your saved costs to take yourself out to dinner on the beach!

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