Getting to Miami (airport, car rental, metrorail and cruises)
Miami Local transportation
The easiest way for an international traveller to get to Miami is to take a flight to the Miami International Airport, the main arrival point of the coastal city. The airport is conveniently situated at a distance of about eight miles from the central business district of Miami. It is served by rental car service providers and public transport systems operated under the banner Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Metrobus and Metrorail.
International flights to Miami
Most international carriers flying into the United States offer convenient schedules to Miami, owing to its popularity as a tourist destination. The major operators flying to Miami include American Airlines, British Airways, Continental, Virgin Atlantic and Air France. A site worth checking for flights to Miami from the UK is expedia for local version for flights from other countries.
Cruise lines to and from Miami
If you are on a holiday with plenty of time to spare, you can cruise in to the Port of Miami, home to the largest cruise liners and cruise ships in the world. In this manner you can make your trip to Miami a vacation in itself. Cruise companies like the Royal Caribbean, Oceania Cruises, Discovery Cruise lines and Celebrity Cruises provide great cruise packages to Miami.
Domestic flights to Miami
If you are already in the United States and are planning to head out to Miami, there are several domestic carriers to choose from. These include American, Continental, Southwest, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Delta and US Airways. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, located about 21 miles away from the Miami central business district, is one of the several points of entry to the city.
Amtrak Rail, Tri-Rail and driving
Travellers can also get to Miami by rail, via the nationwide operator Amtrak or regional operator Tri-Rail that operates between Miami, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and West Palm Beach.
If you are planning on driving into Miami from another US city, make sure you carry a local map as the intricately woven network of roads and hundreds of international drivers may prove challenging for a newcomer.
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