Friday, February 20, 2015

Public Buses Cheap - simplified for South Beach (only here)

PUBLIC BUSES...are a best kept SECRET for getting to & around South Beach fast & CHEAP!
NOTE: South Beach= SoBE is the Southern half of the City of Miami Beach & East of Miami City.

EASY Cardis a reloadable discount card good on all BUSES in Miami/Dade County. SAVE money by getting yours NOW here or go into Lee-Ann Pharmacy(rear counter) 955 Washington Ave, Miami Beach FL, 305-531-1256. This green card costs $2 one-time, but can save you 20% over paying cash & you DON'T need cash or exact change. Just "tap-it" to pay when you enter a bus...WOW!
Hot Tip: when tapping card on a Bus watch small screen for 1) amnt paid for bus & 2) balance left?

FROM Fort Lauderdale AIRPORT...on 2 buses costs ONLY $2.35 Get on Bus 1 South & ask driver for a "transfer-ticket". Use it to take Bus "120 Beach Max" to South Beach. (more details coming) 

FROM Miami exit terminal take FREE "MetroMover" out. Get off & follow signs TO BUSES or ask staff. Then take Metrobus "150 Miami Beach Airport Flyer" for ONLY $2.35 if you have exact change! Or you can overpay using three $1 bills or a $5 bill as the driver has NO change! Your luggage easily rolls thru the extra wide & low wheelchair door near the driver. More on Bus 150...
Bus "150 Flyer" makes few stops going East on the way to Miami Beach. Once there it heads South stopping at 41st, 37th, 29th, 26th & 24th Streets. Then South Beach stops are 22nd, 18th, 17th, Lincoln, 13th, 9th, 5th & 2nd Streets. The Route ends at South Point Drive where Bus 150 stops & loops back North to Miami Airport (MIA), picking up at above stops! Details & map here .
Bus "123 South Beach Local" is ONLY $0.25...that ONLY 25 cents, which is a WOW deal! And it does big loops to every area of South Beach from 1st Street to 23rd Street. Details & map here .

HOT TIP: to initially Tour & see ALL of SoBe stay on Bus 123 for 1 or 2 loops for ONLY 25 cents!

TIPs: 1) this MiamiDade Metrobus webpage gives more detailed information on ALL Miami Buses.
2) their Metrobus App shows real-time bus locations & pickups times, you can download it here .
3) most buses have FREE wifi & those usually have a label stating so on the outside of the bus!
(More Public Bus SAVINGS coming)

1 comment:

  1. Eric - thanks for sharing your great tips on cheap transportation in SOBE.
    This should include the free trolley ride also - Viet