Clicky Skip to Content

Take a free ride on the Coral Gables Trolley

Transportation is a big deal, and when it's free, that's even better!

Driving and maintaining insured vehicles can be costly. Trying to navigate heavy traffic patterns can be frustrating. Finding a nearby parking space can be a time-consuming challenge like no other. 

So, here's an option that can aid in cutting down on the frustration and time spent behind the wheel during urban excursions through The Gables, and help you save money, too. 

Miami Trolley

Image: Miami-Dade Transit

Getting around Coral Gables on a budget: 


What began in recent memory by the City of Coral Gables has now spread to other cities in Miami-Dade County. Many of the trolleys have that vintage-streetcar look and pick up passengers for free at commercial locations most frequented by commuters, such as along Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Notice the eye-catching color scheme. The advantages of riding the trolley are: They are air-conditioned, provide wifi and generally riders don’t have to wait very long.  

The free Coral Gables trolley service runs Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Check out the Coral Gables trolley tracker schedule and route. For queries, email or call 305-460-5070. 


  • Ponce de Leon runs north and south on Ponce de Leon Boulevard, from Douglas Metrorail Station to Flagler Street. 
  • Grand Avenue runs north and south from Douglas Metrorail Station through the historic McFarlane Homestead District.
  • Downtown Express: From South Gables and the University of Miami to Miracle Mile and Giralda Plaza, every 20 minutes, Saturdays from 2 to 10 p.m.

See for real-time information and alerts. 

You can also download an app from Google Play or Apple App Store. See transit mobile apps. 

And don't forget to see if you qualify for free or discounted fares on other types of transportation if you are over a certain age or person with disability, etc.

You may also be interested in: 

More transportation tips

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:

Living on the CheapMiami on the Cheap is a member of Living on the Cheap, a network of websites published by frugalistas, journalists and consumer advocates. Find practical advice on saving money on groceries, travel and shopping, plus tips from our experts on how to live the good life for less at Living on the Cheap.

Living on the Cheap in the Media