Miami: how to get around without a car

Miami: how to get around without a car

Renting a car in Miami can be very expensive, but there are other transportation alternatives that will allow you to get around the city

Known for its beaches, shops and luxury cars, visited by the rich and famous, Miami projects an image of incomparable luxury, a top destination for travelers from all over the world. Renting a car is an additional expense that does not escape high prices. Luckily, the city has an extensive transportation network that makes it possible to get around without needing a car.

According to Metro Magazine, a specialized magazine, the so-called capital of Latin America occupies the 14th place in the ranking of transportation services among the main US metropolises. It is a mixed network, made up of a network of public and private services. Touring the city is today easier than ever.

Explore Miami and forget about rent, parking, valets and fines.

Citi Bike

A system for renting electric bicycles in autonomous solar energy stations. You can rent one from $4.95 for a half hour, up to $35 for a whole month. The city has more than 165 rental stations and offers bike paths with charming routes that invite you to enjoy the scenery.

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It is a local, door-to-door, shared ride service with electric cars that covers the most visited areas. It is completely free and easy to use. Simply download the app, select your location and destination, and track your car in real time. To make your trip more fun, the app allows you to choose the music you want to listen to.

Trolleybus

It looks like a tram, with wooden benches and leather belts, but it runs on wheels instead of rails. Trolleybus services from the cities of Miami and Miami Beach are free and have stops every couple of blocks. Download the Miami Trolley App and the Miami Beach Trolley App to follow them in real time.

Miami-Dade Transit

It is the public transportation service of Miami-Dade County, and is made up of the Metrobus (bus), Metrorail (train) and Metromover (autonomous monorail) systems. With around 100 routes available, its reach is total. You can pay by route or get daily, weekly and monthly passes. Download the GO Miami-Dade Transit app to get information, plan your trip or track transportation in real time.

For short distances you can opt for Uber or Lyft. There are plenty of drivers and the wait is short. But avoid them during rush hour (5-8 pm), when fares are highest and traffic insufferable. It should be noted that electric scooters or skateboards (skateboards or strollers) have been under attack due to security problems and because people left them lying in the middle of the sidewalk, and today they are in legal limbo.

Melissa Galbraith
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