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Directions to Miami cruise port from Miami Airport:

By Taxi:

Taxis are available on the arrivals level of the Miami International Airport. A taxi ride from the Miami International Airport to the Port of Miami costs about $24. For those staying in hotels on Miami Beach, the cost from the airport will be between $32 and $37.
Taxis are therefore a viable alternative.

 

By Public Transportation:

1) Go to Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre or Government Center Metrorail Station

Via Tri-Rail:

Tri-Rail is not the recommended route if coming from Miami International Airport, since it is slower and more expensive than the bus route discussed below - but that may be your chosen route based on your circumstances (e.g. meeting people arriving via Amtrak)
Tri-Rail is a regional double-decker commuter train system running the Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Airport - Miami - Miami Airport line. No tickets are sold on the train, so allow time to make your purchase before boarding.

Coming from Miami Airport, take the complimentary shuttle to the Tri-Rail station "Miami Airport" (shuttle map and schedule). Then take a Northbound train to the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station.

Once at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station, go to the counter to get a free Metrorail transfer ticket (by presenting your used Tri-Rail ticket). Then take the Metrorail to Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre or Government Center Metrorail Station.

Metrorail is similar to a subway system, except that it is elevated above ground.

Via Bus (Recommended route):

Catch Bus 150 at the airport (the bus terminal is located on the lower level). This bus is running nonstop to Earlington Heights Metrorail station.

Once at the Earlington Heights Metrorail station, go to Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre or Government Center Metrorail Station.

2) Take the Bus (weekdays) or walk to catch a taxi (week-ends)

On weekdays:

Exit at Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Metrorail Station and catch Bus 243 to your cruise terminal.

During the week-end:

You can take the Metromover (for free) to College North (or walk that section).

Take a taxi to the cruise port. In our case, we found a taxi in front of an hotel on Biscayne Blvd.
Alternativelly, you may call a taxi : A consortium of drivers has banded together and formed a Dispatch Service (305-888-4444). If the dispatch service is busy, try Metro (305-888-8888), Sunshine (305-445-3333) or Yellow (305-444-4444) for a ride.


Price:

  • Tri-Rail: $3.75 from Fort Lauderdale ; $2.50 from Miami Airport
  • Bus 150, Metrorail & Bus 243:
    Paying cash: 2.35 (Bus 150) + 2 (MetroRail) + 2 (Bus 243) = $6.35
    Paying with an EasyTicket: 2.35 (Bus 150) + 0.50 (Bus to Rail transfer) + 0.50 (Rail to Bus transfer) = $3.35
  • Taxi: about $10

Time required:

  • Tri-Rail shuttle: from Miami Airport, check Schedule
  • Tri-Rail Trip: check Schedule
  • Bus 150: About 10 minutes
  • MetroRail: About 30 minutes
  • Taxi to cruise port: About 20 minutes

 

Directions to Miami cruise port from Fort Lauderdale Airport or Miami Amtrak station:

By Taxi / Shuttle Service:

The cost of a taxi ride between Miami and Fort Lauderdale Airport is about $75.

The taxi is better used within Miami.

SAS Transport provides transportation from Fort Lauderdale to Miami cruise port for $15 - most reviews for this service have been good (although some passengers did experience significant delays).

If coming from Fort Lauderdale, taking public transportation - or SAS Transport would allow for a substantial saving when compared to the cost of a taxi ride.

 

By Public Transportation:

1) Go to Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station

Tri-Rail is a regional double-decker commuter train system running the Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Airport - Miami - Miami Airport line. No tickets are sold on the train, so allow time to make your purchase before boarding.

If coming from Fort Lauderdale Airport, take the complimentary shuttle to the Tri-Rail station "Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport at Dania Beach". Then take a Southbound train to the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station.

If coming from Miami Amtrak station, walk to Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station. The station is within walking distance:
Amtrak's station in Miami is within walking distance from the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer
Station

2) Go to Government Center Station

Once at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station, go to the counter to get a free Metrorail transfer ticket (by presenting your used Tri-Rail ticket). Then take the Metrorail to Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre or Government Center Metrorail Station.

Metrorail is similar to a subway system, except that it is elevated above ground.

3) Take the Bus (weekdays) or walk to catch a taxi (week-ends)

On weekdays:

Exit at Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Metrorail Station and catch Bus 243 to your cruise terminal.

During the week-end:

You can take the Metromover (for free) to College North (or walk that section).

Take a taxi to the cruise port. In our case, we found a taxi in front of an hotel on Biscayne Blvd.
Alternativelly, you may call a taxi : A consortium of drivers has banded together and formed a Dispatch Service (305-888-4444). If the dispatch service is busy, try Metro (305-888-8888), Sunshine (305-445-3333) or Yellow (305-444-4444) for a ride.

Price:

  • Tri-Rail: $3.75 from Fort Lauderdale ; $2.50 from Miami Airport
  • Taxi: about $10

Time required:

  • Tri-Rail shuttle: from Miami Airport, check Schedule
  • Tri-Rail Trip: check Schedule
  • MetroRail: About 30 minutes
  • Taxi to cruise port: about 20 minutes

 

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