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Transportation to and from ADF

There are many ways to get to ADF from your home, but the most common ones are:

Miami Dade Transit (Bus)

Miami Dade County has a scheduled bus service which, when timed properly, allows the student to travel from his or her residence to ADF airways. Transportation on the Metro Bus costs approximately 2 dollars each way. You can also save money buy purchasing metro cards. For more information on Miami Dade transit, click here (Note: Tamiami Airport can be reached by taking bus 137 or 136)

  • Please note that while the Public Bus system is an option, we do not recommend using it as the transfer times between buses could be in excess of one hour. If you do plan on using the bus, allow yourself ample time to get to ADF

Scooter or Motorcycle

Scooters and Motorcycles are fun, convenient and inexpensive modes of transportation when living close to Tamiami Airport. If you plan on using a motorcycle, you will need to have a motorcycle license. As of January 2013,  you will also need a driver’s license to operate a scooter. See Personally Owned vehicle (below) for more information on how to obtain a Florida Driver’s license

  • Note: While Scooters and Motorcycles are a good option for transportation, they are not as good as carpooling or a privately owned vehicles.


Carpooling is the act of sharing the costs of a car among multiple students. The advantages of carpooling include not having to get a US driver’s license (unless you plan on driving), and shared costs for fuel and car upkeep. Many students who start training at the same time often chose to carpool. Please contact us for more information on carpooling at ADF.

Privately Owned Vehicle

Of course, you can purchase your own vehicle for transportation from housing to ADF. There are a few things you need to consider before purchasing a vehicle though.

  • You must insure your purchased vehicle
  • You must obtain a US driver’s license from the State of Florida
  • You must register your purchased vehicle with the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Driver’s License Information (US Residents moving to Florida)

If you have a driver’s license from another state in the United States, you can exchange it for a Florida License, but must do so within 30 days. No testing is required.

Driver’s License Information for Foreign Students moving to Florida to Study

If you have a driver’s license from another country, you will be able to drive in Florida for 30 after days of moving into the state. To find out what you need to get a Florida driver’s license, click here

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