With world class theme parks like the Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios, incredible beaches like Clearwater and Sanibel Island, and stunning areas replete with incredible animals like alligators, dolphins, and manatees, Florida is one of the most beautiful and popular places not just in the United States, but in the entire world.
If you're planning a trip to Florida, you have a whole lot of attractions to enjoy and sights to see, and Miami needs to be near the top of your list. The cultural and financial hub of South Florida, Miami is one of the biggest cities in the Sunshine State and boasts some of Florida's best nightlife locations and prettiest beaches, as well as a sprawling, vibrant metropolis with a lot of great restaurants, bars, stores, and more.
If you're visiting Miami sometime soon and looking for a fun way to get around the city, take a ride on board the Miami Trolley! There are various trolleys operating all around Miami, quickly and conveniently transporting people around the various neighborhoods and areas that make up the city. And the best news of all is that many of these Miami trolleys are absolutely free, offering public transportation and getting you where you need to go without having to pay a single cent.
The great thing about Miami is that many different parts of the city are all served by their own trolley routes and services. Many of these services are totally free, while others offer affordable and attractive ticket prices. So no matter whether you're looking to go around the downtown streets of Miami itself or explore local areas like Miami Beach or Doral, you'll be able to find a trolley route to meet your needs. Read on to learn all about the unique trolley routes and services all around Miami.
- City of Miami Trolley
The City of Miami Trolley runs several routes all around the main areas of Miami itself. For travelers in the area, the Downtown Miami route is a great option to choose, with some routes also stopping at other must-see districts and landmarks like the Design District, Mary Brickell Village, Coconut Grove, Museum Park, Marlins Stadium, Bayfront Park, American Airlines Arena, and more.
You can try downloading the Miami Trolley app to learn more about the various routes and plan your journey, as well staying up to date with the latest trolley times and departures. These trolleys are totally free and typically run from 6.30 in the morning to 11 at night, with that schedule being extended to cover sporting events and special occasions throughout the year.
- Coral Gables Trolley
Home to the Miami Seaquarium, the Venetian Pool, ahd Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, the Merrick House, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Coral Gables is one of the most popular cities to visit in the Miami area and it is also served by a trolley service.
The Coral Gables Trolley is totally and runs on a very regular basis, with trolleys arriving and departing each stop every 10-15 minutes on weekdays. Trolley service in Coral Gables begins at 6.30am and runs through to 8pm, offering good access to several major locations and attractions.
- Miami Beach Trolley
The Miami Beach Trolley is a totally free service operating on four unique routes all around the Miami Beach area. Miami Beach is located on man-made barrier islands, just off the coast from the main Miami area. It's a highly popular spot for both Miami residents and tourists to visit, and the trolley is undoubtedly one of the best ways to get around. Not only is it free, it's very fast and convenient, making multiple stops at key locations and serving all the major areas of Miami Beach.
There are four routes making up the Miami Beach Trolley network: South Beach Loop, Middle Beach Loop, North Beach Loop, and Collins Express. Each of the three loops serves its respective part of Miami Beach, stopping in close proximity to many top class eateries, bars, shopping streets, museums, and parks. The Collins Express runs along Collins Avenue, connecting the North Beach area to the Middle and South Beach parts of Miami Beach.
- Doral Trolley
If you're flying into Miami, Doral is one of the first cities in the Miami area you'll see. It's right by the airport and also features its own trolley service. Trolleys run on three separate routes around Doral and the service is 100% free for everyone, so it's a very convenient and welcoming way to get around. Service on the Doral Trolley runs from 6am to 9.45pm through the week, with slightly different hours at the weekend, and the routes serve many of the major shopping areas in the city, as well as several great parks and eateries too.