Best time to go and how to get there

Florida: When to Go

To see the best (and worst) times to visit, please read our reviews of our recommended places to stay

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Getting There

NB, please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning.


From the UK: carriers include Norweigan, Virgin Atlantic, Finnair, Delta, Iberia, British Airways and American Airlines.

Within Europe: try Iberia, Lufthansa, British Airways, Finnair and Virgin Atlantic.

Getting Around

By Car: To discover all of Miami you need to rent a car - see our car rental recommendations.

By Taxi: Taxis are easy to hail down in Miami Beach and are reasonable priced. Elsewhere you will need to call one.

By Bus: Miami’s bus route system, Metrobus, covers an extensive area. However, prepare yourself for long waits, or don’t even bother. South Beach’s Local Circulator, a looping shuttle service at just 25 cents a pop, is a good way to get around. There is also a regular bus service from South Beach to the wildly popular Aventura Mall.

By Bike: In Miami Beach and Key West, jump on a bike – it’s a very pleasant way to explore the area.

Or… In Key West, you can rent a “Conch Cruiser”, an electric golf-style-cart. Torturously touristy, sickeningly silly but fabulously fun, the screaming laughter from its passengers (often cruise-tourists stopping in Key West for the day) can be heard far before the actual car itself approaches…