At just 23 blocks long and about 12 blocks wide, South Beach (SOBE) is easily doable without a car. Plus – traffic (especially on the weekends) can be horrible, and most hotel parking will run you $30 to $40 per night. Here are a few ways to go car-free on your next trip to South Beach.
Take The Airport Express BUS
Visitors arriving at Miami International Airport (MIA) can take the Miami Beach Airport Express Bus (Route 150) to South Beach. Operated by Miami-Dade Transit, Route 150 connects Miami International Airport to major points in South Beach (including Lincoln Road). A one-way trip costs only $2.25. The Airport Flyer runs every 30 minutes with express service from 6 a.m. to 11:40 p.m.
Hop On The Free South Beach Trolley
Once in South Beach, hop on the South Beach Trolley Loop and cruise around town in air-conditioned comfort for free. The South Beach Trolley loops around South Beach making convenient stops at all the South Beach hotspots including Lincoln Road, Española Way, Sunset Harbour, the Miami Beach Convention Center, and many other popular locations.
For more information on trolley routes and stops, please visit www.miamibeachtrolley.com
Grab A CitiBIKE
Citi Bike® is Miami Beach’s official bike-sharing and rental system. The program boasts about 1000 bikes available at over 100 rental stations around town. Citi Bike® is an excellent way to see South Beach. Head over to the CitiBike® website for details.
Info Tip: For the safety of Lincoln Road pedestrians, biking on Lincoln Road is prohibited between the hours of 9am and 2am.
Walk & Enjoy
The South Beach neighborhood stretches for about 23 colorful, oceanfront blocks along the southernmost tip of Miami Beach. The main thoroughfares are Collins and Washington Avenues, Ocean Drive, Alton Road, the Boardwalk, and Lincoln Road. The city’s large pedestrian-friendly sidewalks make touring South Beach by foot a breeze.