• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Transportation in Miami


TUG Member
Aug 29, 2011
Reaction score
What is one of the best ways to get around in Miami and Fort Lauderdale?
We are flying into Miami in Jan to Miami International Airport and then staying for 2 nights in a Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. What would be cost effective transportation for that?

Also, after two night there, we need to go back to Miami to take a cruise ship for 4 nights. What is the most cost effective way to get back down to the Port of Miami?

Then when we get back from the cruise on a Friday morning, we need to go to the Westgate South Beach Resort. Should we take a taxi, bus or what? We really don't want to rent a car for the 13 days we will be there. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


TUG Member
Nov 14, 2006
Reaction score
South Florida
Resorts Owned
DVC- SSR, Poly,
Wyndham Las Cascadas
HGVC Tuscany Village
Bluegreen CMV UDI
RCI pts at VVParkway
Enchanted Isle resort.
Unfortunately Miami's public transportation stinks. :annoyed: I think you can get by without a car but it can get expensive because things are quite a drive.

The distance from the airport in Miami to ft. Lauderdale is about 30 miles. You could rent a car at the airport and drop it off at the beach. You should be able to get an economy car pretty reasonably. If you really don't want the car then it will probably be a cab or private car service. If you are more than 2 then the super shuttle probably won't save much money.
I've used a car service to Ft. Lauderdale airport when I need it. This is the company that I used. They do this type of thing pretty reasonably with door to door service.

From the cruise ship to South beach isn't far, you could do a cab to Westgate and then do the buses on the beach. You can also walk to alot of stuff on Miami beach.

To return to Ft. Lauderdale airport from the beach is again another 30 miles. If I were you I'd rethink renting a car. ;)