Transportation Around the City


Brightline is a private train system bridging the cities of West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. The Miami station, located in Downtown Miami, connects to the public Metrorail system, which has stops at both the Coral Gables and Medical campuses.


The Coral Gables Trolley is a free transportation service provided by the City of Coral Gables. The trolley has several stops at points of interest around Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Miami Metrobus stops. It also includes a stop at a Miami Metrorail Station. For more information on route and schedule, visit the Coral Gables Trolley website.


In addition to the Metrorail, the Metrobus system of Miami-Dade Transit offers convenient bus routes, which crisscross Miami-Dade County daily. Many buses connect with the Metrorail. Several bus routes travel on Ponce de Leon Boulevard, which borders the southern end of the Coral Gables Campus. Copies of bus route maps are available at the Information Desk on the first floor of the Whitten University Center, at the University Metrorail station information desk, as well as online. For more information visit the Metrobus page on the Parking and Transportation website.


The Metromover is a free electrically powered, fully automated people mover system provided by the city of Miami. It services the neighborhoods of Brickell and Downtown through three different routes. The Metromover connects with several Metrorail stations and Metrobus stops. For more information on routes and schedules, visit the Metromover website.


Extending from Kendall to Medley, the Metrorail is Miami-Dade County’s rail system that serves a north-south route. If you live close to a Metrorail station, or to a bus that can get you to a station, the Metrorail can take you directly to the Coral Gables Campus (via the University station, south of the University’s Stanford Drive entrance). It is also a fast and economical way to get to the Medical Campus (via the Civic Center station). You can pay each time you ride or you can purchase faculty and staff Metrorail passes and monthly Metrorail parking permits at the ticket window on the first floor of the Whitten University Center on the Coral Gables Campus. You must have your ‘Cane Card (employee ID) with you to purchase these special passes. For more information visit the Metrorail page on the Parking and Transportation website.


The Miami Trolley is a free transportation service provided by the City of Miami. The trolley has 10 different routes throughout the city, servicing the areas of Coconut Grove, Brickell, Little Havana, Downtown, and the Health District around the Medical Campus, among others. It connects with several Metrorail stations and Metrobus stops. For more information on routes and schedules, visit the Miami Trolley website.


Tri-Rail’s 22 commuter rail stations connect Miami-Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach. Tri-Rail services the area around the Fort Lauderdale airport and connects directly with the Metrorail at no additional cost. For more information visit the Tri-Rail page on the Parking and Transportation website.


Miami International Airport (MIA) is the closest airport to the University of Miami. Several major airlines fly out of the Miami International Airport. The airport is most easily accessible by taxi or by public transit. Metrobus route 57, which travels along 57th Avenue (Red Road), goes directly to the airport on weekdays. The Metrorail orange line (northbound) provides transportation from the University station to MIA. Shuttle service to the airport is available through several companies. Browse the websites of reputable companies to schedule a pick-up.


Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is another option for those who are flying into or out of the South Florida area. While this airport is further from the Coral Gables Campus, flight rates tend to be more reasonable than flights in/out of MIA. Major airlines and discount airlines service this airport. The commute to the Fort Lauderdale airport can easily take 45 minutes by car. Shuttle service is available for travelers.