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Miami Travel Guide

Arriving Miami

Getting There By Air

Miami International Airport is situated 11km (7 miles) northwest of the city, Miami International Airport is considered like the ‘Hub of the Americas’ the main connecting point for air travel between the Americas and Latin America and a major gateway to Europe. It has the third highest international passenger traffic in the USA and is number one in the USA for international freight trade. Nearly 40 airlines operate 34 million passengers per year. Spanish is just as probably to be tacit like English. The international traffic does MIA a large and congested place.

Major airlines: Air Canada, Air France, Air Jamaica, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Lufthansa, Northwest/KLM, TACA, TWA, United, US Airways, National airline American Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.

Getting There By Water

Miami's Dante B Fascell Port is busiest cruise port of the world. Like the ‘the World's Cruise Capital’, it carries more than three million passengers a year and handles more ‘megaships’ than any other port in the world. The port, close Bayside Marketplace, is place to 18 cruise ships and its terminal has such smart new facilities like VIP lounges and an outdoor observation deck, as well as a branch of the Avis car hire company. There is a fair amount of construction happening at the Port.

As many know domestic sea travel is not very famous in the U.S. The only ferry service in Miami is to the Bahamas. Miami does have the largest Crusie Ship Port in the World. And Port Everglades which is 20 miles north of the Port of Miami is also one of the largest cruise ships ports in the world.

Getting There By Road

There are three primary highways that arrive to Miami. I-95 operates along the Atlantic coast of the U.S and culminates in Miami. I-75 comes in from the midwestern US and runs through Atlanta and Tampa before ending in Miami. Florida's Turnpike is a toll road mainly useful for those driving in from Orlando. The only southbound route from Miami is US 1, which runs through the Florida Keys all the way to Key West. Speed limits range from 24kph (15mph) to 72kph (45mph) in the city, 88kph (55mph) on most state highways, and 88-112kph (55-70mph) on Interstates and the Florida Turnpike. Speeding fines are hefty. There are also tough penalties for drink driving like the maximum legal alcohol to blood ratio is 0.08%. All passengers must wear seatbelts and children under five must be fastened into a child safety seat. All drivers must be over 16 years and are required to hold a current driving licence. Visitors who plan on driving should have Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) as part of their standard travel insurance.

Getting There By Rail

Amtrak is the national railway provider. With easy trains and a responsible and efficient service, Amtrak is a first-class way to move around. Miami’s main Amtrak rail terminal is located at 8303 NW 37th Avenue. The station has very basic facilities, including a checked baggage service, an enclosed waiting area. Amtrak's Silver Service operates two trains daily to Miami from New York, Washington and other eastern seaboard cities. The ride from New York is about 24 hours.

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