2023 Miami Grand Prix – Getting Around Guide

Posted on 10 April, 2023

How to get to Miami International Autodrome at Hard Rock Stadium for the Formula 1® Miami Grand Prix 2023 on 4-7 May, plus advice on getting to and around the city of Miami.

Practical Information

  • Visas: Before booking your trip to the USA, be sure to check if you need to apply for a visa. Citizens of Canada, Australia, Japan and most European countries do not require a visa in advance, but do need to complete an ESTA travel declaration. 
  • Currency: United States Dollar ($USD). While credit and debit cards are widely accepted, it is always good to have some cash on hand for incidentals or emergencies. Don’t forget that additional tax is applied to many purchases, and that a tip of 15-20% is expected in most bars and restaurants.
  • Language: English is the official language in the USA, but Spanish is widely spoken in Miami due to the city’s large Latin American immigrant population.
  • Health: Healthcare in the United States is very expensive; we recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance to cover your entire stay.
  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours.
  • In an Emergency: Dial 911 to report all police, fire and medical emergencies.
  • Power Sockets: Type A and B, with the standard voltage being 120V and the standard frequency being 60Hz.
  • Weather: Miami has a tropical climate with warm weather and high humidity throughout the year. Daytime temperatures average between 25-27°C (77-83°F) in May, which marks the start of the rainy season.

Flights to Miami

Three airports serve the city of Miami. The largest and closest to the city centre is Miami International Airport (MIA), which welcomed over eight million passengers in 2020. With over 1,000 daily flights, it’s a popular airport for domestic travellers from the USA and also serves as a hub for flights to every country in Latin America. You can also fly direct to MIA with major airlines from Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Miami’s second-largest airport is Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL), around 25 miles north of downtown Miami, which is a better choice for discount airlines but still serves many popular routes.

Finally, you may also consider flying into Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), though the smallest airport serving Miami has the least number of daily connections and is more than an hour’s drive north (70 miles) of the city centre.

How to get to Miami International Autodrome

The famous Hard Rock Stadium sits at the heart of Miami International Autodrome. The home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins is situated in Miami Gardens, approximately 15 miles north of downtown Miami. The 65,000-seat stadium benefits from well-established transport links, so getting to the circuit should be relatively easy on race weekend, traffic congestion notwithstanding!

Public Transport
The cheapest way to get to Miami International Autodrome is to take the Metrorail to Earlington Heights Station, followed by the Metrobus number 297 to Hard Rock Stadium. You can also get off at the Brownsville and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Metrorail stations and take the same bus service. Dedicated shuttles to the Miami Grand Prix may also be available on race weekend from the closest Metrorail stations. See below for more information about using the Miami-Dade Transit system.

Taxis and ridesharing
Thousands of yellow cabs are available in the Miami area; prices are reasonable, and drivers are generally honest. Ask your hotel to call a reputable company, hail a taxi on the street or visit an official taxi stand in the downtown area. Popular and reputable local companies include Yellow Cab (+1 305 444 4444), Central Cab (+1 305 532 5555) and USA Taxi (+1 305 897 3333). Popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft also operate in Miami and surrounds. A one-way ride from downtown Miami to the Hard Rock Stadium would normally set you back around $30-50, though prices can surge when demand is high.

Circuit Shuttles
Organisers of the Miami Grand Prix offer ‘conveniently located shuttle packages.’ This post will be updated when more information is available.

F1® Experiences Transfers
If you’ve purchased your Official Ticket Package and hotel accommodation with F1® Experiences, you can purchase daily coach transfers from your hotel to the circuit and back.

Drive yourself
This option is not recommended, though limited trackside parking will be available to purchase for hospitality suite guests. Click here to see the Miami Grand Prix parking page.

Where to stay in Miami

For the quintessential Miami experience, look no further than the nine-mile long Miami Beach, which is located on a barrier island that’s connected to the mainland by several bridges. From the art-deco buildings and nightlife of South Beach to the upscale resorts of Mid and North Beach, there’s hundreds of hotels to choose from. Back on the mainland, the impressive skyline in the downtown area of Miami is home to several of the city’s best chain hotels, and the Metromover monorail service makes getting around easy. Other areas near downtown worth considering as your base for the Miami Grand Prix include Brickell and Wynwood for cultural attractions and hip nightlife, Coconut Grove for a quiet and green residential feel, and Little Havana for an authentic slice of Cuban life with more affordable accommodation. For easier access to the Hard Rock Stadium, the Aventura district (7 miles to the east) also has a good selection of available hotels. F1®  Experiences has secured rooms at some of Miami’s best hotels for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix. View currently available hotels here.

What to see and do in Miami

When you're not at the track watching the racing action, there is plenty of sights to explore around Miami. From the stunning architecture in the Downtown district to taking in the atmosphere at South Beach, there is never a dull moment in the 'Magic City'.

Downtown Miami is an international hub for art, entertainment, and dining. Make your first top Bayside Marketplace, the number one most visited tourist attraction in Miami. South Beach is arguable the most iconic spot in all of Miami, ranging from 23rd Street to South Pointe Park, you can take in the stunning scenery, relax in the sun on the beach or walk the vibrant colored streets where you will find fantastic restaurants, a brilliant nightlife and glamourous shopping. Or immerse yourself in the local Miami culture with a visit to the Miami Design District or vibrant Little Havana and walk down Calle Ocho (8th Street), which is known for its authentic Cuban restaurants, bakeries, street festivals, and local shops.

Official Ticket Packages for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix on 4-7 May are now available.