The 2015 Art Basel event in Miami Beach will be running form December 3 to the 6 this week. The event attracts over 70,000 visitors, a lot of whom come from Central Florida. If you’re not among the cultural elite and don’t have your own driver or even gas money to get to Miami this week, here are some other options for you. Otherwise, we suggest carpooling.
- The Megabus Miami service is a low-cost option where riders can enjoy Wi-Fi and personal charging outlets on a double-decker bus. The bus leaves from 902 N. Semoran Boulevard [GMap] near the intersection of Colonial and Semoran. Bus fares start at $1 plus a reservation fee and tickets can be booked online, HERE. Buses leave at various times throughout the day and trips last anywhere from four to eight hours.
- Flights from Orlando to Miami with airlines like Delta are starting at $85 and last only about an hour.
- AMTRAK tickets are starting at $44 for coach seats and the trip is five to seven hours long, depending on which ride you book.
Once there, the cities of Miami and Miami Beach are offering free trolley shuttles from the Miami Beach Convention Center to locations in Wynwood and Midtown. Maps and schedules are available HERE.
Art Miami, Aqua and Context will have their own shuttle buses as well, more information HERE.
For information about Art Basel satellite fairs and events, check out the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Art Basel 2015 planning guide.