Finding transportation to get to Sun Life Stadium for the upcoming Miami Dolphins game isn’t as challenging as it may appear. There are several options available to get to the stadium from virtually any part of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. If you want to avoid paying for parking, skip the impending traffic nightmare after the game is over or you simply don’t feel up to driving, this list is your go-to local transportation resource. You’ll get there with plenty of time to grab a snack and get to your seat to watch the Dolphins take on the challengers on their home field.
There are two routes available with stops that put you within walking distance of the stadium. The transit website’s trip planner option (powered by Google Maps) provides information about which buses to take, where to transfer, travel time, destination stops and approximate arrival time to your intended destination.
Route 27 Calder (northbound)
Transit riders can connect to this bus route from three Metrorail stations (including Coconut Grove and Brownsville). Transfers from other buses can be made at several major intersections on the route, including Flagler Street, NW 36th Street and NW 183rd Street. Transfers can also be made at Miami-Dade College.
Route 99 NW Dade/Aventura Mall (eastbound)
Route 99 Miami Gardens Drive/NW 68 Ave (westbound)
This route covers portions of the northeast/northwest corridor of the county and connects with several northbound/southbound routes. Riders can get to the 99 from a bus route on Biscayne Boulevard, NW 2nd Avenue, NW 47 Avenue and even Aventura Mall. The ending point of your trip would be at NW 27th Avenue and 202nd Street, which coincidentally is the last stop of the 27 Calder route.
Broward County Transit
Riders in Broward County can connect to routes that will get them to Sun Life Stadium. One route’s last stop puts riders within walking distance of the stadium. The other connects riders to a Miami-Dade Transit route to get to the game. Google Maps is a great tool to use to plan your trip; you can get information for both one-way and round trip.
Route 2 NW 207th Street /University Drive (southbound)
From Sunrise to Pembroke Pines, Route 2 accesses University Drive to transport locals around Broward County. Transfers can be made on intersecting routes like Sample Road, Sterling Road and Pines Boulevard. Riders can also connect to Route 2 at the West Regional Bus Terminal.
Route 1 Aventura Mall (southbound)
Aventura Mall serves as a mini-bus terminal for both Broward and Miami-Dade Transit. To get to Sun Life Stadium, riders can take Route 1 (via U.S. 1) to the mall, where they’ll connect with Route 99 (Miami-Dade Transit). Riders can also access Route 1 from major intersections like Hallandale Beach Boulevard and SE 17th Street. Multiple routes can connect to Route 1 at the Broward Central Terminal and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
Sun Life Stadium sits among several residential neighborhoods and communities. Football fans that live in or near the area can simply walk to the stadium on game day. It’s an option that’s economical, eco-friendly and promotes healthy physical activity.
This is an excellent option if you’re looking to avoid driving. Bowl Bus provides high-quality accommodations on its luxury charter buses. For a $50 fee round trip, you can relax and be chauffeured to and from the stadium, having access to televisions, music and movies. Some motor coaches even have Wi-Fi access. You can bring small bags and coolers onboard, as well as any food and drink to enjoy while riding. Individual and group reservations are available and can be made by phone or online.
Your trusty bike can be your transportation of choice to get you to the next Dolphins game. Using Google Maps can help you plan your bike route. Bicycle racks are available at the stadium, free of charge. The locations of the racks on stadium grounds vary; it’s best to call ahead to verify the exact location where your bike can be secured while you watch the game.
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