Art Basel
2:30 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

How To Get Around With Public Transit During Basel

At a roundtable arts engagement event at Locust Projects recently, the conversation inevitably turned to Art Basel and its effect on Miami both as a city and as developer of the arts scene. The chat touched on the blossoming street-art hub of Wynwood, and how there is a tangible sense that Miami is starting to matter in the arts world.

It would have been a positive, maybe even an uplifting conversation, if it was not filled with undertones of frustration.

As it happens, when viewed through the context of Art Basel week, all the locals wanted to talk about was the nightmarish traffic that makes getting around all but impossible.  Some art lovers confessed that issue itself is a reason not to attend major events.

As one man put it: “We don’t have Basel.  Basel has us.”

Well, we at WLRN have determined to make it as easy as possible for you to get around on public transit.  Even if the bus gets slowed down, at least you won’t have to freak out.  You might even get a chance to enjoy the murals that you are usually too frustrated to appreciate.

If you want to be extra sure not to get stuck in traffic, you can take the Metrorail from as far south as Dadeland North or as far north as Okeechobee.  But make sure to check the times before you go off on a partying tangent.

Our bus guide is broken down by neighborhood.  Click on the Route to find times, connecting bus routes, and exact pick-up and drop-off locations.

Wynwood/ Design District
During the Art Basel Week, the City of Miami and the Miami DDA are supplying a free trolley service that travels from Brickell to the south end of Mid-town.

Route 9
City of Aventura, Aventura Mall, The Mall at 163rd Street, City of North Miami Beach, City of North Miami, NE 2 Avenue, City of Miami Shores, Govt. Center Metrorail station, Stephen P. Clark Center, Downtown Bus Terminal, Main Library, Historical Museum of South Florida, Miami Art Museum

Route 10
Skylake Mall, the Mall at 163rd Street, City of North Miami Beach, City of North Miami, NE 2 Avenue, Omni Metromover Station/Bus Terminal

Downtown Miami/ Miami Beach Connecting Routes

Route 101 Route A
NE 17 Terrace/Biscayne Boulevard, Omni Bus Terminal, City of Miami Beach via Venetian Causeway, Lincoln Road, South Beach

Route 103 Route C
Downtown (Miami) Bus Terminal, Main Library, Historical Museum of South Florida, Miami Art Museum, Government Center Metrorail station, Omni Metromover Station/Bus Terminal, City of Miami Beach via MacArthur Causeway, South Beach, Washington Ave., Lincoln Rd., Collins Ave., 41 St., Alton Rd., Mt. Sinai Hospital

Route 119 Route S
Downtown (Miami) Bus Terminal, Main Library, Historical Museum, Miami Art Museum, Government Center Metrorail Station, Omni Bus Terminal, MacArthur Causeway, City of Miami Beach, South Beach, Lincoln Road, Collins Avenue, 192 Street Causeway, City of Aventura, Aventura Mall

Route 62
Stops at Biscayne, City of Hialeah, East 9 Street (NW 62 Street), Martin Luther King Jr. Metrorail Station, Biscayne Boulevard, City of Miami Beach via Julia Tuttle Causeway (rush hours only), Collins Avenue, Omni Bus Terminal, NE 14 Street/North Bayshore Drive

Route 120 Beach Max
Downtown Bus Terminal, Main Library, Historical Museum, Miami Art Museum, Govt. Center Metrorail station, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Omni Bus Terminal, MacArthur Causeway, City of Miami Beach, Collins Avenue, Surfside, City of Bal Harbour, Haulover Park Marina, Aventura Mall

Miami Beach
Check out this extensive bus schedule to and from the Miami Beach Convention Center

South Beach Local
Belle Isle, Collins Park, South Miami Beach, Biscayne St., Ziff Jewish Museum, Washington Ave., Jackie Gleason Theatre, 17 St., City Hall, Meridian Ave., Holocaust Memorial, Dade Blvd., Bay Rd./20 St., Lincoln Rd., West Ave., Alton Rd., Miami Beach Marina

Downtown
Route 3
Aventura Mall, The Mall at 163rd Street, Biscayne Boulevard, Omni Metromover Station/Bus Terminal, Govt. Center Metrorail station, Stephen P. Clark Center, Downtown Bus Terminal, Main Library, Miami Art Museum, Historical Museum

Route 9
City of Aventura, Aventura Mall, The Mall at 163rd Street, City of North Miami Beach, City of North Miami, NE 2 Avenue, City of Miami Shores, Govt. Center Metrorail station, Stephen P. Clark Center, Downtown Bus Terminal, Main Library, Historical Museum of South Florida, Miami Art Museum

Route 10
Skylake Mall, the Mall at 163rd Street, City of North Miami Beach, City of North Miami, NE 2 Avenue, Omni Metromover Station/Bus Terminal

Route 16
City of North Miami Beach, The Mall at 163rd Street, NE 6 Avenue, City of North Miami, City of Biscayne Park, City of Miami Shores, City of El Portal, Biscayne Boulevard, Omni Bus Terminal

Route 24
Extended to SW 147/152 Avenue during Rush Hour, SW 137 Court/Coral Way, FIU Bus Terminal, Florida International University Park Campus, West Dade Regional Library, Westchester Shopping Center, City of Coral Gables, Vizcaya Metrorail station, Downtown Miami, Govt. Center Metrorail station

Route 48
Weekday service only. Brickell Avenue Business District, Brickell Metrorail station, Mercy Hospital, Douglas Road Metrorail station, Coconut Grove, City of Coral Gables, University Metrorail station

Route 62
Stops at Biscayne, City of Hialeah, East 9 Street (NW 62 Street), Martin Luther King Jr. Metrorail Station, Biscayne Boulevard, City of Miami Beach via Julia Tuttle Causeway (rush hours only), Collins Avenue, Omni Bus Terminal, NE 14 Street/North Bayshore Drive

Route 77
NW 199 Street/2 Avenue (SR441), Golden Glades Park & Ride, NW 7 Avenue, Liberty City, Culmer Metrorail Station, Government Center Metrorail Station, Main Library, Historical Museum of South Florida, Miami Art Museum, Downtown (Miami) Bus Terminal

Route 93
Weekday service only. Downtown (Miami) Bus Terminal, Main Library, Historical Museum, Miami Art Museum, Government Center Metrorail Station, Biscayne Boulevard, Omni Bus Terminal, City of El Portal, City of North Miami, City of North Miami Beach, City of Aventura, Aventura Mall