If you aren’t a local in Miami (or even if you are) the fact that the city has public transportation might come as a surprise. With just one line running north and south, the train connects those in the suburbs to the downtown area of Miami. I am one of the lucky few who can successfully utilize the train for my work commute. I ride the train daily – cutting my commute from an hour and a half of frustrating traffic to just 20 minutes of iPod-listening and news-reading time.
This weekend, my secret love affair with the Miami train system will be exposed with the debut of the long-awaited extension of the Orange Line Metrorail to the Miami International Airport Metrorail: opening up the train to an entirely new ridership of tourists and locals alike. This new line will save travelers precious time and money on trips to and from the airport.
Miami has always been a tricky airport to fly into and out of because of the lack of public transit options, but with the new extension, trips will take about 15-20 minutes from downtown.
The each-way cost? $2.
The trains run as much as four times an hour during peak times and operate seven days a week.