Find out more information on the different modes of transportation that are available during the race weekend.
Race Morning Shuttles
Registered athletes interested in taking the shuttle on race morning between Miami Beach and the race site may purchase tickets through the button below or in-person at the Expo, space permitting.
Pre-race loading: Shuttles will be leaving the Miami Beach Convention Center (1800 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach) at 4:00 AM to ensure timely arrival at the Start Line. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for boarding.
Post-race loading: Post Race shuttles will operate from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Shuttle loading will be located at NE 8th St. and Biscayne Blvd., next to Miami-Dade Arena (North Side).
Directions to shuttles from finish line: Walk north along Biscayne Blvd. towards the start line next to the FTX Arena. Pick-up will be located at NE 8th Street and Biscayne Blvd.
*Please note that participants will be responsible for parking fees as the event does not provide any free parking options.
Metrorail and Metromover
The most convenient way to get to downtown Miami is to take transit to the race. The Metrorail fare is $2.25 per trip or $5.65 for a 1-Day Pass. Miami-Dade Transit accepts various forms of payment including, EASY Cards or EASY Tickets (purchased either at the ticketing vending machines or ahead of time online), contactless-enabled bank cards, digital wallets (such as Apple Pay or Google Pay), or even mobile passes purchased via the GO Miami-Dade Transit app.
Runners can purchase or pre-load an existing EASY Card or EASY Ticket before the race to avoid long lines the day of the event. You can also purchase a 1-Way mobile pass ($2.25) the morning of the race – please note that once you purchase the ticket type, the pass will automatically activate and expire within three hours. Both EASY Cards and EASY Tickets are always available at the ticket vending machines at all Metrorail stations and select bus terminals, such as the Omni Bus Terminal, and at participating retail outlets throughout Miami-Dade County.
Metrorail trains will depart the southern most station (Dadeland South) and the northern most station (Palmetto) starting at 4:00 AM the day of the race. Metrorail service will pick up at all stops along the way to the Government Center Station in downtown Miami. Once at the Government Center Station, participants should transfer to the Metromover and hop on any train to the following stations:
- Start line access: College/Bayside Station
- Finish line access: Bayfront Park and College/Bayside Station
Those wanting to reach the Cheering Zone, use the Omni Loop and disembark at the Adrienne Arsht Center stop (Omni Bus Terminal).
*Participants are strongly encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure they get on the train.
On race day, trains will depart from Palmetto, Dadeland South and Miami International Airport stations at 4:00 AM. Metrorail will provide regular Sunday service with the following frequency:
- Trains departing from Dadeland South Station will depart every 15 minutes from 4:00 AM until closing.
- Trains departing from Palmetto Station will depart at 4:00 AM, 4:15 AM, then every 30 minutes until closing.
- Trains departing from Miami International Airport Station will depart at 4:00 AM, 4:22 am, 4:45 AM, then every 30 minutes until closing.
In addition, parking garages at Metrorail stations will open at 4:00 AM and race goers can park for free at all Metrorail garages.
Metromover will begin service at 4:00 AM on race day. Metromover is free to ride.
Metrorail Parking FREE:
- Marathon participants can park for FREE at Metrorail stations all day on January 29, 2023. Metrorail parking facilities will open at 4:00 AM.
Schedules and information subject to change.
Race Day Brightline Train
Ride to the Race with Brightline
Brightline offers rapid rail to downtown Miami from Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Early morning trains have been added to their schedule with departures starting at 3:48 am so you can arrive in downtown Miami and get to the Start Line on time, ready to run. Later morning trains are also scheduled to get your friends and family to the Finish Line on time to cheer you on. See the full schedule here.
To avoid delays due to road closures, please follow these directions to arrive in Downtown Miami. These directions will get you to the downtown area adjacent to the start line at the American Airlines Arena. DO NOT USE BRICKELL AVENUE BRIDGE.
From the north:
I-95 South to Exit 3B (NW 8th Street). Go left onto NW 8th Street and take 8th Street east into downtown.
From the south:
I-95 North to Exit 2B (NW 2nd Street). Go north to NW 5th Street and make a right towards Biscayne Blvd.
From Westbound on Julia Tuttle Causeway (195):
Take 195 (Julia Tuttle Causeway) and take the 2B exit. Make left onto US1/Biscayne Blvd and head North towards Downtown
From East on 836 (Dolphin Expressway):
Take 836 E towards 95N. Take 4A Exit towards Miami Beach. Make sure to stay to the right in order to take the 4B Exit towards 112. Take 112 East and get off on 2B (Biscayne Blvd). Make left onto US1/Biscayne Blvd and head North towards Downtown.
Race Day Parking
We encourage participants to use shuttles or Metrorail/Metromover to get to downtown on race morning, but parking will be available at lots and garages throughout downtown Miami. Participants should plan to arrive no later than 5:00 am to secure parking.
Please have a plan in place prior to race day – identify a few viable options so you have an idea of where you’re going before getting into downtown.
We recommend using lots operated by the Miami Parking Authority or the garages at the FTX Arena and Bayside Marketplace. Please stop by the Transportation booth at the Expo or go online to miamiparking.com for a detailed map of the area (sample of parking locations pictured below).
Parking is at your own discretion; standard rates apply. Life Time Miami Marathon and Half is not responsible or liable for your parking, nor for lost or stolen items. Please do NOT leave valuables in parked cars.