Miami Beach, like most destinations in the U.S., is best explored by car. Public transportation in the city is very slow and often the wait times are long. For instance, to go from Miami Beach to the Dolphins’ stadium would take just 25 minutes in a car, but via public transportation it would take over an hour and a half.
If you are planning on picking up a rental car after landing at Miami International Airport then head to the MIA Rental Car Center with the MIA Mover, located on the third floor between the Flamingo and Dolphin Garages.
Pedestrians, particularly pedestrians out walking their dogs, are very common in Miami Beach. As a result, jaywalking is also a common occurrence and drivers should keep their eyes open for any unexpected street crossers. Pedestrians will be most common in the afternoon and evening hours, so keep that in mind when driving around Miami Beach.
As a major city, Miami does have its fair share of rush hour traffic. The morning rush hour is the lighter of the two and only lasts from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. most mornings. The afternoon and evening rush hour is a bit more severe and lasts from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the work week. US-1 and I-95 are by far the worst culprits for rush hour traffic, so drivers should make an effort to avoid them during the busiest times.
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Standard rental cars in Miami Beach are around 71% cheaper than other car types, on average
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Some car rental companies in Miami Beach which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Sixt and Dollar
On average a hire car in Miami Beach costs C$ 52 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Miami Beach are Alamo (7.4, 70 reviews), Enterprise (7.0, 110 reviews), and Hertz (6.8, 84 reviews).
The average gas price in Miami Beach is C$ 4.01 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 48 and C$ 64, depending on the car size.
Standard (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Miami Beach.
A Standard car rental in Miami Beach costs C$ 81 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Miami Beach costs C$ 22 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Miami Beach costs C$ 30 per day, on average.
In Miami Beach, cars are most frequently rented at U-Save 3975 NW 25th Street (13 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Miami Beach costs C$ 367 per week (C$ 52 per day).
On average a rental car in Miami Beach costs C$ 1,574 per month (C$ 52 per day).
Drivers will find that all sizes of vehicles are well suited for Miami Beach. A diversity of vehicles from trucks and SUVs, to convertibles and compacts are all well represented in this city. In general, the roads are fairly wide (and so are the parking spaces), so extra large vehicles will have no issues when it comes to navigating Miami Beach.
Miami features a variety of speed limits from 25 mph all the way up to 70 mph on interstate highways. On urban roads drivers will typically see speed limits ranging between 30 and 50 mph, depending on the size of the road, while residential areas usually feature speed limits of 25 mph.
Gas prices are, on average, about $2.25 per gallon in Miami Beach. This is on the cheaper side of gas prices in the U.S., with many cities featuring more expensive gas such as New York City with its average of $2.60 per gallon.
In general, drivers will find that parking garages are the best option in Miami Beach. Streetside parking is also an option, but it fills up fast and can be hard to come by during peak hours. Parking garages are more than suitable for most occasions, however. Additionally, drivers will find that the average cost of parking ranges from $1 to $5 per hour in the parking garages.