Miami’s MetroRail public transportation system now serves Miami International Airport (MIA)! After decades of waiting, the system extension opened in July 2012, offering service several times per hour on the new MetroRail Orange line.
Getting to MIA on MetroRail
Miami International Airport is served by MetroRail’s new Orange Line and Miami Central Station, which follows the southern portion of the green line but veers off to the airport after reaching Earlington Heights. The stations on the Orange Line are (from south to north):
- Dadeland South
- Dadeland North
- South Miami
- Douglas Road
- Coconut Grove
- Government Center
- Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre
- Civic Center
- Santa Clara
- Earlington Heights
- Miami Central Station (Miami International Airport)
Riders from northern stations (including the Tri-Rail station) may take the Green Line to Earlington Heights and transfer to an airport-bound Orange Line train.
MIA MetroRail Station: Miami Central Station
Miami Central Station initially serves as a way to connect the MetroRail system to the MIA transportation system but is slated for future expansion as part of the Miami Intermodal Center. The station itself is located at 3800 NW 25th Street and connects directly to the airport’s MIA Mover system. The station also serves the following MetroBus routes:
- Route 7A from downtown Miami
- Route 37 from South Miami to Hialeah
- Route 42 from Douglas Road to Opa-Locka/Miami Springs
- Route 57 from Jackson South Hospital
- Route J (110) from Miami Beach
- Route 133 from Hialeah
- Route 150 – Miami Beach Airport Flyer
- Route 238 from Dolphin Mall
- Route 297 from Calder Race Course, Sun Life Stadium, and County Line Road
MetroRail Fare Information
MetroRail offers a flat-fare schedule that does not vary based upon distance travelled. You may use the MetroRail system for $2 per trip including an unlimited number of rail-to-rail transfers. You may also purchase a one-day unlimited use pass for $5, a seven-day unlimited use pass for $26 or a one-month unlimited use pass for $100. (2018 prices)
Long-Term MetroRail Parking
With the addition of the Orange Line, Miami-Dade Transit now offers long-term parking designed to serve passengers traveling to the airport for extended trips. This parking is available at the Okeechobee, Earlington Heights, and South Miami stations. There is a 2-day minimum and a 30-day maximum for these long-term lots.
You may purchase long-term parking in advance by either calling the EASY Card Center at (786) 469-5151 during business hours, visiting the Government Center MetroRail station or the Overtown Transit Village building, or paying online at the Transit Store.
If you already hold a monthly MetroRail parking pass (available to holders of monthly MetroPass tickets, the Golden Passport or the Patriot Passport), you do not have to pay extra for long-term parking. The $10 MetroRail parking pass fee covers your trip.