Most major cities have one. Now, the Greater Miami area has express bus service from Miami International Airport to one of its most popular destinations - Miami Beach.
As part of the bus service adjustments that began on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, Miami-Dade Transit introduced the new Airport Flyer (Route 150) – an express bus route that makes going to Miami International Airport fast, easy, convenient and economical for travelers and airport employees.
The Airport Flyer provides express service between MIA and Miami Beach, making one stop at the Earlington Heights Metrorail station. Buses run every 30 minutes, from about 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. For just $2.35 each way, passengers can ride aboard 40-foot buses equipped with luggage racks and comfortable seating. Buses are specially branded for easy identification by the public.
This bus route, which is being funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration, provides a rapid, reliable and inexpensive transit connection for the more than 4.8 million of visitors who travel to Miami Beach each year from MIA. The route also will provide viable transportation for those who work at the airport or in the Miami Beach restaurant and hotel industry.
On its first day in service, Dec. 13th, the Airport Flyer had more than 800 passengers who took advantage of this new service.
To make it more convenient for travelers to plan their transit trips, Miami-Dade Transit worked closely with MIA to refurbish the bus stop waiting area at the airport, which is located in Terminal E lower level (arrivals), right across from short-term parking. Here travelers can find complete transit information, along with an electronic transit kiosk and an EASY Card ticket vending machine. For only $5, travelers can purchase a 1-Day Pass on an EASY Card or EASY Ticket, and enjoy unlimited rides on transit for one day.
The Airport Flyer is a bi-directional route. From the airport, buses travel along State Road 112, make one stop at the Earlington Heights Station, and continue east on Interstate 195/Julia Tuttle Causeway into Miami Beach.
Eastbound, after serving the Earlington Heights Station, the route serves the bus stops on 41 Street at Alton Road and at Sheridan Avenue – stopping near St. Patrick Church and nearby restaurants; on the westbound direction, the route also serves the bus stop on 41 Street at Indian Creek Drive. The route travels south on Indian Creek Drive and Collins Avenue, serving all local bus stops between 41 and 16 streets.
On Collins Avenue, you are a brief walk away from popular sites, such as the Bass Museum of Art, and the Delano and Shore Club hotels, among others. The route also serves the bus stops at Washington Avenue and Lincoln Road, and at 17 Street and Convention Center Drive, with the last stop on 19 Street and Convention Center Drive.
The Airport Flyer provides a connection to the South Beach Local on Washington Avenue at Lincoln Road and on 17 Street at Convention Center Drive. These two stops are within walking distance from restaurants and shops located on Lincoln Road Mall.
To view the Airport Flyer’s schedule and route map, visit www.miamidade.gov/transit.
CategoriesAccident Airport bicycles bike lanes Bike Miami Days biking Biscayne Boulevard Brickell bus Climate Change Coconut Grove complete streets Congestion Density Downtown FDOT High Speed Rail MDT Metrorail Miami Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade Transit Miami 21 Miami Beach Museum Park News NIMBY Parking Parks Pedestrian Pedestrians Pic o' the Day Public Transit Rickenbacker Causeway Sprawl Streetcar Traffic Transit Transitography Transit Oriented Development Transportation Tri-Rail Uncategorized Urban Design Urban Planning
South Florida Transportation
- Emerge Miami
- Florida Bicycle Association
- Florida Department of Transportation
- Florida Greenbook Roadway Design Manual
- Green Mobility Network
- Miami Bike Report
- Miami-Dade BPAC
- Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
- Miami-Dade Transit
- Slow Bike Miami
- Spokes 'n' Folks
- State of Florida Bike/Ped Laws
- TACOLCY Bicycle Club
- The M-Path to Enlightenment
- The Miami Bike Scene
- Transit to MIA
- Tri-Rail (South Florida Regional Transportation Authority)
Transit Blogs and Resources
- JACKSONVILLE TRANSIT
- Spacing Wire • understanding the urban landscape
- Design New Haven
- The Transport Politic
- Portland Transport
- Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary
- Transit In Utah
- Midwest High Speed Rail
- CoolTown Studios
- Off the Kuff
- The Overhead Wire
- Buildings and Food
- public transit
- Human Transit
- Trains For America
- Greater Greater Washington
- CTA Tattler
- City Transit Advocates
- Metro Library and Archive Transportation Headlines
Planning and Design Resources
- Craig Chester on County, BPAC Propose Immediate Improvements for Rickenbacker Causeway
- Eddie Suarez on County, BPAC Propose Immediate Improvements for Rickenbacker Causeway
- B on County, BPAC Propose Immediate Improvements for Rickenbacker Causeway
- Patricia on ‘Bayfront Parkway’ Project Envisions a Greener Biscayne, Feb 29 - March 5
- reortemogiemn on Listen Up: Miami 21 Discussion on WLRN Today
- Felipe Azenha on County, BPAC Propose Immediate Improvements for Rickenbacker Causeway
- Friday Funny: Introducing the Cast of Your Neighborhood Email List March 2, 2012Emily Badger has produced a thoroughly researched article on "The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List." We think you might recognize a few of these folks. read more […]
- Has Increased Urbanism Initiated A Decline In American Driving? March 2, 2012Eric Jaffe discusses new charts released last week that purport to show the continued decline of vehicle-miles traveled in the United States, and wonders if increased urbanism can be credited as the cause. read more […]
- Emanuel Unveils Economic Development Plan for Chicago - and Innovative Plan to Pay for It March 2, 2012A day after introducing an ambitious economic development plan for Chicago, mayor Rahm Emanuel wasted little time in unveiling a crucial element for implementing the plan - a public-private mechanism for funding infrastructure improvements. read more […]
- Participatory Budgeting Debuts in New York March 2, 2012Tom DiChristopher reports on a pioneering project in New York City that gives the residents of four City Council districts a direct vote on how to allocate municipal funds. read more […]
- In Atlanta, A Transit Tax Battle Brews March 2, 2012Yonah Freemark reports on the conundrum faced by the 10-county Atlanta region over how to allocate expected revenues from a new sales tax intended to fund transit projects. read more […]
- Redfields: A New Flavor of Infill March 2, 2012Following an ill-fated foreclosure in 2009, a residential project in Libertyville, IL finally finds its way while demonstrating the potential for an emerging field of redevelopment, reports Ann Dillemuth. read more […]
- Point-Counterpoint on the Transformative Potential of the City 2.0 March 2, 2012In respective reports on this week's awarding of the TED Prize, Anthony Flint and Diana Lind promote different opinions on the potential impact of this year's winner - The City 2.0. read more […]
- Where Are Baby Boomers Going to Spend Their Golden Years? March 2, 2012John K. McIlwain breaks down the recent explosion in the "65-or-better" population – and what it means for urban regions. read more […]
- How to Dissolve a Community Redevelopment Agency in California March 2, 2012An interview with Tim McOsker, one of the three appointees charged by Governor Jerry Brown to wind down the affairs of the Los Angeles CRA, reveals an insider's experience of the complexities of respecting contracts and mandates. read more […]
- Water Infrastructure Takes Center Stage at House and Senate Hearings March 2, 2012Jason Jordan reports on House and Senate subcommittee hearings this week that focused on water infrastructure concerns and a proposed new program to better address funding and financing options. read more […]
- Friday Funny: Introducing the Cast of Your Neighborhood Email List March 2, 2012
- Tweed Ride: New friends in old-fashioned clothes February 23, 2012The time is here to raid grandma's attic, gals and guys, and plan your outfit for Tweed Ride III -- the social ride where everyone makes believe they're from the Gay 90s or Roaring 20s. This year's ride is a nine-mile spin in the countryside, taking us to historic Cauley Square for a lunch. Pack your own sandwiches or order one of the four tas […]
- Greenway Bike Festival February 22, 2012This fully-supported ride promotes the Biscayne-Everglades Greenway, which will loop through the historic city of Homestead. There'll be routes of 62 miles, 42 miles, and 25 miles -- with darned good food at the finish. You can register at Active.com. You'll certainly want to be at Losner Park for the demonstration parachute jump by the Army's […]
- Many call for safer streets February 19, 2012Board member Suzanne Kores captured the scene at yesterday's rally on the Rickenbacker Causeway for greater street safety. Tom Evental made available this stirring video. The voice you hear at the beginning is our co-founder Hank Sanchez-Resnik, who played a big role with allied groups in organizing the event. We appreciate the chance to share this wit […]
- Tweed Ride: New friends in old-fashioned clothes February 23, 2012