Getting from Miami International Airport to Miami Beach – Mid Beach and South Beach has an effective and low-cost option. The Miami-Dade Metrobus route 150 operates every 30 minutes between the Miami Central Station at Miami Airport to various stops at the Mid Beach and South Beach areas of Miami Beach.
Miami Beach Airport Express (150 bus line)
Miami-Dade Transit operates this express bus between Miami International airport and South Beach destinations and attractions. The cost of taking the airport express is just $2.25 per person each way. I timed my transit between MIA and the Washington Ave and 13th Street stop at just 40 minutes in typical Miami traffic. This line departs MIA every 30 minutes from 6:00 am to 11:40 pm.
Getting To And From The Terminals And Miami Central Station
From any terminal, you will head upstairs and follow the signs to the MIA Mover. Once on the station platform, watch or listen for an MIA Mover car headed in your direction of travel. Check the digital display above the map in the center of the platform for each car’s destination. A bell sounds when a car approaches the station. MIA Mover cars arrive frequently—every 90 seconds during rush hours and every 3 minutes during off-peak hours. When a car arrives at your station, wait for the passengers to exit before you board. Hold on to a pole or handrail.
While on the MIA Mover platform, remember to keep a good grip on strollers, luggage, hand carts, and other wheeled items, to prevent them from rolling or blowing onto the tracks.
The MIA Mover terminates at Miami Central Station. You will go down to the ground level to the bus bay for the Beach Express, route 150.
The MIA Mover train ride only takes minutes. You need to allow enough time from airport MIA Station for the walk to the ticket counters and Security. My walking time from the MIA Mover to the American Airlines ticket counter in Terminal D was a good ten minutes.
If you are commuting between Miami International Airport and South Beach, the Beach Express bus 150 may do the job for you. It offers reliable service from 6:00 am and midnight, seven days per week. The best part is that the cost is only $2.25 per person, each way. I found it convenient as it took only 40 minutes in typical Miami traffic to get to and from South Beach.