Miami International Airport (tel 305/876-7000) is six miles west of the city. A cab from the airport should cost around $24, or you can take one of the 24-hour SuperShuttle minivans, which will deliver you to any address in Miami for $9-15 (tel 305/871-2000, ). From the airport, take the #7 Metrobus to downtown, a trip of 30 minutes or so ($1.25, exact fare required; every 40min Mon-Fri 5.30am-8.30pm, Sat & Sun 7am-7pm), or the 'J' Metrobus ($1.25 plus a 25¢ surcharge to South Beach; every 30min daily 5.30am-11.30pm) to Miami Beach farther on. If you arrive late at night, the Airport Owl shuttle runs in a loop through South Beach, downtown and back to the airport ($1.25; once hourly, 11.50pm-5.50am). Greyhound's Miami West station is a short cab ride from the airport, while the other major terminal is downtown at 100 W 6th St (tel 305/374-6180 or 1-800/231-2222, ). The Amtrak station, 8303 NW 37th Ave, is seven miles northwest. To get downtown or to Coconut Grove or Coral Gables from here, take Metrobus #L to the Metrorail, eight blocks away.
A good place for information and maps is the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor Bureau , 1920 Meridian Ave (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm; tel 305/672-1270, ). In South Beach, at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; tel 305/672-2014, ), the Miami Beach Art Deco Preservation League has details on walking tours and events, and a great line in retro gifts.