New York to Miami on Public Transport – New York City is one of the greatest & most iconic cities in the world, filled with skyscrapers such Empire State Building, one world trade center and the Rockefeller centre!
In addition, to it being a melting pot for culture, from Chinatown to Little Italy.
Whereas Miami is the capital of the Sunshine State, a vibrant paradise in the U.S.A, with beaches from Miami Beach to Biscayne Bay.
Nature & Alligators close by, at the everglades. In addition, to it being a treasure trove of culture!
How far is Miami from New York?
If you were to drive directly from New York City to Miami it would take you approximately 19 hours and you would cover a distance of 1,286 miles!
However, this if with out breaks & stops which I believe is the funniest part of the road trip!
I took my road trip below last spring and spent 1-2 days in each city so the whole trip took around 2 weeks
and was one of the most memorable experiences of my life!
Of course, feel free to adapt the below Itinerary to what suits you!
How much does it cost to go from New York to Miami on Public Transport?
From Union City, New Jersey there is a direct bus which runs twice daily. It goes via Atlanta and costs between $124- $150.
It takes between 22-27 hours. So if you set of at 9:00AM from New York you will arrive at 13:00pm the next day in Miami.
The Bus Operator is La Cubana, Call +1 305-541-1700 for more details. lacubanabus.com
New York to Miami via Public Transport (Itinerary)
Our Public Transport Road Trip runs along the East Coast from New York City to Miami.
It will take you through some of North Americas most diverse states & cities.
Our Road trip from New York City to Miami covered the following stop offs:
- New York City, NY
- Philadelphia, PN
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Washignton DC
- Richmond, Virginia – Drive through Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Savannah, Georgia – Drive through oak tree lane!
- St Augustine, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
- Miami, Florida
- Bonus – Florida Keys & the 7 mile bridge!
It also takes you along some of the greatest driving roads in the USA, such as Blue Ridge Parkway!
New York to Miami Road Trip Map:
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From my last road trip I have created this helpful Map of the New York to Miami Road trip and popular attractions/cities en route.
This will really help you when planning your road trip across the USA!
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New York to Miami Public Transport Plan:
Via Public Transport you can see the Map below, notice that Charlotte, North Carolina is a detour but one we think is worth taking!
|Leg of Trip (New York to Miami)||Distance (Miles)||Train
|Bus (Time/Cost)||Bus Operator|
|1. New York to
|95 miles||1hr 8 mins,
| Mega Bus: tel:
|103 miles||1hr 6 mins
|1hr 55 mins ($12-$30)||Peter Pan/
|3. Baltimore to Washington DC||39 miles||38 mins
|1hr 5 mins
|4. Washington to Richmond, VA||105 miles||2hr 43mins ($45-$90),
|2hr 10 mins ($5-$25)||Mega Bus/
Flix Bus USA/
|5. Richmond to Charlotte, NC||298 miles||7hr 20 mins ($50-$70)
|6. Charlotte to Savannah, GA||280.5 miles||10 hr, 41 mins ($79-$116)
then Silver Star
|6 hr 10 mins ($30-$50)||Greyhound
|7. Savannah to St Augustine||185 miles||2hr 21 mins ($172-£215) Amtrak Silver Star/
to Jacksonville. After 1 hr taxi ($120)
|2hr 15 mins ($20-$29) to Jacksonville, After Taxi ($120) to St Augustine (50 mins) /Car Rental||Greyhound
|8. St Augustine to Orlando||145 miles||40 min taxi to Jacksonville Station ($140)
After 3h 5 min Amtrak
|40 min taxi to Jacksonville, after 2hr 30 min Bus ($31-$35) to Orlando.||La Cubana,
|9. Orlando to Miami, FL||240 miles||3hr 43 mins ($35-$55)
Amtrak Silver Star/
|4hr 35 mins ($30-$45)|| Greyhound
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Use the above table to compare public transport prices, distances, cost and travel time for each leg.
For the best prices on Public Transport use our recommended comparison tools: Best Public Transport Booking Tools? Trains, Buses, Ferries!
New York to Miami Itinerary
Top 3 Highlights:
1. New York City
New York City is one of the most iconic cities in the world and as you might have guessed it has alot to offer! Here are a few tips on a day in NYC.
Drive/walk over Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most iconic places in New York City. Either drive straight over or take the subway to Downtown Brooklyn then take a walk over.
The is the perfect place to capture some iconic New York City photos, great for instagram, facebook or just good old fashioned memories!
- Empire State Building
- Rooftop Cocktails at Pod 39 – a Great Empire State Alternative!
- Top of the Rock Viewpoint, Rockerfella Centre.
New Yorker Highlights:
- Central Park – Give you a real feel for New York City!
- Grand Central Terminal – A Vibrant place to visit.
- Time Square (Busy but FREE!)
- Ground Zero: 911 Museum – An Emotional Place
- Bryant Park – Watch the Ice Skaters during the winter.
- Queens (Flushing Area) – Great local foods/Cultural Hub.
- Bronx (Arthur Avenue) – Great Italian Food (Better than little Italy!)
Check out John Lennons Strawberry Fields at Central Park. This is where his ashes were scattered after his fatal assassination in New York City!
2. St Augustine, Florida
St Augustine in Florida is a quaint, magical city which is perfect for a weekend getaway! It’s small enough to walk around yet large enough to enjoy great deal of things to do, from family entertainment to nature, history & culture!
St Augustine was voted “Floridas most walkable city“ by Town & Tourist Readers. So this is a great place to park up for a weekend.
St. George Street
St. George Street is the main walkway through St Augustine.
Walking along here you will get a real feel for the city and it’s checkered past of European Colonialists and Pirates!
If you have a family, why not get your kids an eye patch from one of the quaint shops along this street…this will really help excite the imagination of your entire family.
This is also a popular area for souvenirs on the way back.
Castillo de San Marcos Fort
Castillo De San Marcos Fort is the perfect landmark to relive the famous Colonial Battles. of St Augustine.
As the Spanish Colonies brought Gold, Silver and other riches to St Augustine. The Pirates came to attack & Pillage!
The oldest House in St Augustine (González–Alvarez):
Be sure to check out the oldest surviving house in St Augustine, the González–Alvarez House, dating back to 1723. The oldest store is also a popular attraction.
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum:
Head to the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum to get a infamous perspective on the battles, from pirates of course…arghhh!
Head to Anastasia Island, for some gorgeous beaches and coastal attractions. Highlights Include:
- St. Augustine Lighthouse
- St Augustine Alligator Farm
- Fort Matanzas National Monument (Built in the 18th Century)
- Lighthouse Avenue
- Farmers Market (Every Saturday)
Head down to the Farmers Market on Saturday Morning. It’s just 20 mins walk from the lighthouse, at St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Every Saturday you can check out the fresh foods, live music and hand made items.
St Augustines Lighthouse:
Where to Eat?
- Osteens Restaurant (Lunch): For Seafood Lover, Shrimp, fresh fish and the Clam Chowder!
- Sunset Grille (Dinner) – Beachfront views & “New Minoran Chowder”
- Gypsy Cab (Unique Casual dining)
Best Tours in St Augustine:
Ghost Tour of St Augustine:
This is a great tour for couples & families alike!
A story telling guide accompanies you around the city at night and tells you ghoulish, ghostly tails about various landmarks from the old Jail to the Old drug Store.
This ghost tour is the one our family had a great experience with!
Pirate Ship Black Raven – Best Tour for Families!
My Family had such a fantastic time on the Pirate Ship Black Raven Boat Tour!
It’s a truly immersive Pirate experience on a real life Pirate Ship!
The Kids get to dress up as Pirates an hop on board the cruise.
Places can sell out pretty fast, so book well in advance. For more details & to book head to Viator.
(The provider Viator also offers free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance so there is no reason not to reserve.)
Where to Stay in St Augustine?
For our Recommended Hotel Deals in St Augustine, follow the link HERE
For more on St Augustine, check out:
- St Augustine: Ultimate Nightlife Guide
- St Augustine Wild Reserve in Florida: 5 Reasons to Visit!
- Epic Weekend in St Augustine: Family Guide!
3. Miami Florida
WELCOME TO MIAMI! Experience the energy, the culture and of course the Miami Lifestyle.
A popular way to see all the sights is via a tour , this is a nice way to learn about the city, get your bearings & see all the great attractions.
A Drive down Ocean Drive, will really open your eyes to Miami’s art deco style and reveal it’s colors.
There is also, lots of great places to eat here, family activities and even a vibrant Nightlife along the main strip.
Miami Zoo, as a large selection of some of the most exotic wildlife in the world! It also hosts a variety of fun packed & interesting activities & animal exhibits.
You can explore the zoo on foot alone, take a guided tour and even a comfortable driving tour over the 750 acres of land!
South Beach – Is one of the most Iconic parts, popular with models, movie stars and celebrities. A great place to check out.
After checking out Miami Beach, head down to Miami Seaquarium, this is a fantastic place which can easily take a full day up!
How long should I stay in Miami?
Miami is such a vibrant, diverse city you could easily spend over one week here and still not experience everything!
But I recommended three days as a minimum to really get the most out of the city!
For our Recommended Hotel Deals in Miami, follow the link HERE
Insider Tip: The Hotels in best parts of Miami sell out fast, so book well in advance, to avoid disappointment!
My friend ended up stuck right out in the sticks!
For our full Miami Itinerary check out: Florida Itinerary 10 Days: Epic!
For our extensive New York to Miami Road Trip Itinerary check out: New York to Miami Road Trip!
Road Trip Tips:
- Make sure you have all your Travel Essentials
- Make sure you have all your Travel Accessories
- Purchase a Epic Travel Camera to capture some scenic shots to show your friends/family!
How to get the best car rental Deals?
Check out: Ultimate Car Rental Travel Hacks!