Cheapest time to go: Late April.
Most Expensive: July and December.
When to fly: Fly out on a Tuesday, return on a Thursday.
Best time to buy: On a Friday 4-6 weeks in advance.
Cheapest Airfare to Miami always found using: Skyscanner
Best Airlines: Air Canada, WestJet, and United Airlines have the lowest fares.
Shared Transfer: Starting at $22/person CAD. You can compare all shuttle prices, and book with Skyscanner here.
Metro: One way ride is $2.25 USD. To ride Metrorail, you will need an EASY Card or EASY Ticket as the new faregates do not accept cash. More information available here.
Tip: Most hotels and resorts in the Miami beach area offer a complimentary shuttle. Be sure to check with your hotel to arrange this.
If you’re not staying in a centrally located area like South Beach, then it’s highly advisable to rent a car while in the area.
Car Rental: Average prices are $130/ week (taxes included). The best rates are available with Skyscanner here.
Taxis: Surcharge of $2.50 for the pick-up and an additional $0.40 for each sixth of a mile traveled.
Public Transportation: Fares are $2.25 USD for a single journey on the bus or metro rail.
Food & Drinks:
Fast Food Meal: $7 USD/person
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant: $15 USD/person
Mid-range 2 course meal: $30 USD/ person
Beer: $5.00 USD each
Cocktail: $8-10 each
Groceries for the week: $40-50 USD per week
Food & Drink Trip: Most restaurants in South Beach are overpriced at $25 a meal but if you head to Little Havana, you can eat delicious Mexican and Cuban food for less than $10.