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Transportation in Miami


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Aug 29, 2011
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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.


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South Florida
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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. ;)