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Free Miami Beach Trolley gets you there 7 days a week

Getting around Miami Beach is easy and free

Now, traveling around this historical, tropical paradise is safer, more comfortable and a lot more fun, due to its transportation options.

Here are some efficient alternatives to help cut down on the frustration and time spent behind the wheel when visiting Miami Beach. offers citywide trolley service that operates 15 hours a day, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Average service frequency along each route is approximately 20-30-minutes.

City of Miami Beach Dept. of Transportation

Miami Beach Trolley

With multiple free routes to choose from, traveling around South Beach via the free trolley is easier than ever. There are currently four routes, including the South Beach Trolley, Collins Express, Middle Beach Loop and North Beach Loop. The routes are designed to connect the entire beach and you can hop on and off to visit all of your favorite destinations along the way. 

For the latest schedules and information, check these websites about the free Miami Beach Trolley, throughout the year and in December, check for extended hours, etc. during Art Week and Art Basel.


You may have seen these electric cars, some with no doors, and all with large roof ads in Miami (Brickell, Downtown, Wynwood, Edgewater, Midtown, Design District); Miami Beach; Coral Gables and Key Biscayne.  They provide transportation in usually congested areas where parking is scarce. They don't go along routes, but the advantage is you can customize your travel and they don't make the regular stops that trolleys and buses do.

There's also an app that you can download on your phone that allows you to request a free ride. See the Ride Freebee website for more info and how to download the app.

Traveler Tips:

There are two apps that will help you navigate public transportation: the Miami-Dade Transit Tracker and other City of Miami Beach E-Gov – Track the Trolley.

Consider taking advantage of all of these free transportation opportunities. It not only reduces traffic but it's also good for the environment and makes for an enjoyable way to explore all of the attractions the city has to offer — and it’s free!

Please note that there are other transit options that charge a fee.

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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email:

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