From Miami to the Bahamas

Here you can get tips how to get from Miami to the Bahamas, it's very easy for tourists

Bahamas
Bahamas

There are different ways how to get from Miami to the Bahamas. One uses the airplane, ferry or also the cruise ship and already one is on the dream island arrived.

From Miami to the Bahamas

The island state of Bahamas is certainly one of the most popular destinations in the world where everyone would like to go on vacation. There are 700 islands, but only 30 of them are inhabited. If you vacation in Florida then you have a very good starting position and it offers itself to connect this. The metropolis of Miami is only 186 miles ( 300 kilometers ) southeast of Nassau and from the Port of Miami you can take a cruise there, for example.

But there are different ways how to get from Miami to the Bahamas. These we will explain here once in detail and you can do this for example in one day, or even a few days if you want. Furthermore, it offers to simply extend the vacation in the Bahamas. So this is very practical and we recommend this to do in any case because you will certainly be thrilled there.

Atlantis Paradise Island
Atlantis Paradise Island
Nassau
Nassau

Plane is very convenient and also fast

The fastest way to get from Miami to the Bahamas is of course by plane. However, this is also the most expensive option you can imagine. You can fly several times a day by direct flight with Bahamasair from Miami International Airport to Lynden Pindling International Airport. By the way, the flight time there is only 55 minutes and you are hardly strapped in then the plane is already landing.

For the outbound and return flight you have to calculate about 250 US dollars. One flies then with a Boeing 737 and the fleet strength consists at present of 9 airplanes. But there are also smaller planes that fly to different islands within the Bahamas. Especially many Americans like to use this flight route to go on vacation there, or even to come to their own vacation home. If you can afford it then you should use this connection.

Make a day trip with a ferry

If you have very little time and still want to get to know the Bahamas once then a day trip from Miami to the Bahamas offers itself. In principle, you can then already talk about a day cruise and that is certainly something special. However, the fast ferry starts from Fort Lauderdale and you have to go there by rental car first. But the distance is only about 28 miles ( 45 kilometers ) and in a good hour by car you are there. You have to be at the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port at 8:00 AM in the morning. By the way, the crossing is only about 3 hours and at 11:00 AM the ferry then docks in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. You pay for a one-way crossing starting at $65 per person. There are 5 crossings per week and they are operated by Balearia Caribbean.

By the way, the distance from there to the island is only 65,2 miles ( 105 kilometers ). Now you may wonder how long you have to stay on the island. The answer is 8 hours and during this time you can explore the island or go snorkeling. By the way, very popular is always swimming with dolphins and you can do that there. You then go back at 7:00 PM in the evening and thus you have enough time to look at everything in detail. The ferry is then again at 10:00 PM in the evening back in Fort Lauderdale. If you have to go back to Miami then you have to take this time into account.

Day trip from Miami to Bimini

Very popular is always to make the Bimini Day Cruise and this is also possible with Balearia Caribbean. It takes only 2 hours for the crossing because the island is 49,7 miles ( 80 kilometers ) away from Florida. So this is definitely a great day trip. However, is not such a big island and this has an area of only 23 square kilometers. But this is also very beautiful and you will find there a dreamlike beach as you know it from the postcards. By the way, the capital is Alice Town and there are only 2,000 inhabitants on the whole island. But it is very well developed for tourism. There are even several hotels there and also a small airport. One pays there for a simple crossing from 75 US dollars per person.

Government House from the Bahamas in Nassau
Government House from the Bahamas in Nassau
Blue Lagoon Island
Blue Lagoon Island
Norwegian Sky
Norwegian Sky

With Norwegian Sky from Miami to the Bahamas

Our secret tip is to make a short trip to the Bahamas with the Norwegian Sky. You can book there a mini cruise of only 4 days which is then always carried out from Friday to Monday. Thus, this is then a long weekend which makes a lot of fun. There you get to know Nassau and the private island Great Stirrup Cay.

If one has luck then such a small cruise is to be had depending upon season starting from 199 US-Dollar per person. Furthermore, one has there the advantage that the food and accommodation is already included. It is no longer the latest cruise ship from Norwegian Cruise Line, but for this short route still optimally suited. On this ship 2,000 passengers have space and you can even book a suite.

Which island and city to visit

As already mentioned, different islands are visited and therefore you should ask yourself which one you want to see at all. In our opinion, the most famous is certainly the island of New Providence, where the capital Nassau is located. By the way, there is also the famous hotel Atlantis Paradise Island with a casino. Then also worth seeing is the second largest island by population Grand Bahama with the capital Freeport. If you want to have your rest then you should go to Bimini which is one of the smallest islands.

How long do you want to stay in the Bahamas

There are day trips you can make from Fort Lauderdale for example. But if you are already in the area then you should always go from Miami to the Bahamas by cruise ship. There you would have to plan four vacation days and that is an experience. Especially if you have never made a cruise then you can get to know this once whether you can tolerate this at all.

Where to buy the ticket

You can buy them for example in our ticket store, or directly on the homepage of the shipping company. There are very different possibilities there. If, for example, the cruise ship is not quite full then you can book this cruise very cheap and always make a bargain.

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