Welcome to Miami, a place so sunny and filled with energy that Will Smith felt compelled to write a song all about it. Whether you’re flying into Magic City with friends or family to soak up some rays by the beach, attend a company retreat or conference, or celebrate a wedding or bachelor(ette) party, chances are you’ll be touching down at Miami International Airport before hitting your destination.
Landing at the airport without an organized ride can make for a stressful start to a vacation. Simplify your life by chartering a bus to wherever you’re headed from Miami International. This way, you’ll have peace of mind as soon as you step off the plane and can focus on enjoying your trip.
Do you need to charter a bus from Miami International?
100%. A charter bus rental is a reliable way to navigate an unfamiliar city and its traffic, so you can kiss any nightmares of getting lost on the road goodbye. Not to mention: parking. Bus rentals takes care of any parking hassles for you, so your trip is as seamless as possible from pick-up to drop-off.
Bus rentals also allow you to keep your group together, so you can keep the camaraderie and team spirit going even while in transit. So if you’re looking for a stress-free travel experience, look no further than a charter bus rental. Besides, cabs and Ubers are way too overpriced from airports, anyway.
How far in advance should you book your transportation from Miami International?
In a perfect world, as soon as possible – six months prior to your trip is preferable. However, we’re aware that spontaneity can strike at any moment and last-minute Miami trips are booked every day. We don’t blame you. What better way to escape reality for a weekend than by heading to Miami? No sweat. We’ll still be able to find you a ride; booking far in advance just guarantees that you’ll secure your first choice in bus model with all additional amenities you might want to opt for (A/C, anyone?).
How much should a Miami International charter bus cost?
The total cost of your charter bus rental will depend on multiple factors, including: group size, length of trip, and requested amenities.
For large groups, particularly corporate, we recommend booking yourself a luxe coach bus. Coach buses comfortably accommodate up to 55 passengers and cost $115/hour. They have plenty of undercarriage storage for all your luggage, and come equipped with air conditioning and sometimes even a DVD setup to keep passengers entertained on the road.
If you don’t need all the bells and whistles that come with a coach bus, a school bus might be the right choice for you. School buses seat up to 47 passengers, and the price is right at $81/hour. While they don’t offer the luxury of air conditioning, they’re a great choice for transporting large groups for shorter distances.
Got a small group in tow? A minibus, passenger van, or mini coach bus may be your golden chariot. Minibuses can accommodate up to 21 passengers and cost $98/hour, whereas a mini coach can seat up to 32 people and costs on average between $475–$900 per day.
When is the best time of year to visit Miami?
Miami is beautiful year-round, so any time is great! Just try and plan around tourist season and Spring Break.
Add these group tour locations to your itinerary.
Sure, you’ve got your reasons for heading to Miami. But in case you do have a day or two to spare (or want to extend your stay), try and check out some of these top Miami destinations to add to your itinerary. From gorgeous gardens to gators in the Everglades, there are tons of bucket list-worthy spots to hit before you can say that you truly ‘saw’ Miami.
Vizcaya Museums & Gardens
If you’re looking for a little taste of Italian Renaissance in Miami, you have to head over to Vizcaya Museums & Gardens. Designed by businessman James Deering, this impressive 20th century estate is known for its extensive gardens and greenery and elaborate Renaissance-inspired architecture.
For anyone with an appreciation for street art, Wynwood Walls is an absolute Miami must-see. Featuring the work of talented international artists like Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, Futura, Kenny Scharf, and others, it’s been attracting visitors from all over ever since its 2009 opening. Today, you’ll probably have to nudge your way through a hoard of social media influencers taking shots for the ‘gram in order to get your photo in front of it. But hey, it sure will look cool on your feed.
Oh, yeah. The best part about this attraction? It’s free.
Miami Beach Boardwalk
Stretching 40 miles along Florida’s coastline, Miami Beach Boardwalk begins at Indian Beach Park and stretches all the way down to South Pointe Park. For those who love exploring sights by foot, chartering a bus to drop you off at the Southernmost point of the Boardwalk and spending your day exploring is a fantastic way to spend a day in sunny Miami.
An urban park in the middle of Miami, Tropical Park is a cool hangout spot for locals and visitors alike. Bust out your roller blades or go for a run or bike ride on the winding pavement. Attracting over 15 million people every year, it’s a bustling outdoor hub for those who prefer lounging around a pool or picnic basket equally as much as those who’d prefer to shoot some hoops or kick around a soccer ball.
Everglades Safari Park
If you’ve ever wanted to feel like Crocodile Dundee, Everglades Safari Park is as close as you can get before flying on down to Australia. Get up close and personal with swamp-dwelling gators in airboats and navigate the legendary Florida Everglades with experienced tour guides. Tours include activities like airboat rides (obviously), alligator wildlife shows, and walking crocodile exhibits. If your group is up for a thrill, this gator Hopefully, you won’t need a bigger boat.
Perez Art Museum Miami
Continue your tour of Miami’s art offerings at the Perez Art Museum (PAMM). Featuring an impressive collection of international modern and contemporary art, it’s the perfect way to spend a cloudy day. Not only are the art collections exceptional but the building itself is a work of art, having been designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. Take the morning to wander throughout the museum and then take a break at the museum’s restaurant, Verde.
Adventure awaits at Jungle Island! Take a walk on the wild side and say hello to tons of exotic animals, including Madagascar lemurs, orangutans, and even the world’s only tame cassowary (the world’s deadliest bird – Google it). It’s the perfect day excursion for families, so load up the bus and be prepared for a fantastic day!