Palm Beach to Port of Miami

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Palm Beach to Port of Miami

Postby livesteamer » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:17 am

Okay folks,

During the winter, I asked about transfer from Palm Beach International to Miami International. Plans have changed somewhat and I will be staying in hotel near the American Airlines Arena/Bayshore Marketplace and the Port of Miami. Looks like I can take TriRail to Miami and transfer to Metrorail and then transfer to a free transit shuttle system that seems to circle the downtown area.

Am I on the right track? And, is the fare on weekends only a couple of bucks as their website indicates?
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Re: Palm Beach to Port of Miami

Postby Noel Weaver » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:31 pm

livesteamer wrote:Okay folks,

During the winter, I asked about transfer from Palm Beach International to Miami International. Plans have changed somewhat and I will be staying in hotel near the American Airlines Arena/Bayshore Marketplace and the Port of Miami. Looks like I can take TriRail to Miami and transfer to Metrorail and then transfer to a free transit shuttle system that seems to circle the downtown area.

Am I on the right track? And, is the fare on weekends only a couple of bucks as their website indicates?


You are on the right track but the Tri-Rail fare on weekends for non seniors is $4.00 and $2.00 for seniors etc.
Service is generally every two hours in each direction on weekends.
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Re: Palm Beach to Port of Miami

Postby livesteamer » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:05 pm

Thanks for the response
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Re: Palm Beach to Port of Miami

Postby livesteamer » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:03 pm

Okay folks,

I am only a couple of weeks from heading to Palm Beach---any changes I need to be concerned about--is there a fall schedule ready for publication --can I expect the weekend schedule to be what I see on the Tri-Rail website? Thanks
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Re: Palm Beach to Port of Miami

Postby livesteamer » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:11 am

Finally made it to Florida for our trip and I found Tri-Rail/MetroRail system to be an acceptable means of transfering to the Port of Miami from West Palm Beach airport. By flying into West Palm Beach from Kansas City, I saved more than $450/ticket. The $4.00 fare and relative ease of the transfer from West Palm Beach Airport to the TriRail station on Palm Tran worked well. If there is a down side to the process--just not enough weekend service. We managed to miss the southbound and northbound trains by 15 minutes causing an hour and 45 minute wait. And, on Saturday I did not see a single CSX train on the move. In fact, the only other traffic on the line was the opposite direction TriRail.
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