Metrorail and Metromover hours extended during2019 Ultra Music Festival
It’s almost here - the last weekend in March when thousands of electronic music fans will descend on South Florida to attend the Ultra Music Festival, the world’s premier electronic music festival being held at Miami Marine Stadium this year.
To encourage those attending the event to take transit, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has joined forces with Ultra to offer 24-hour Metrorail and Metromover service all weekend long beginning Friday, March 29. Transit services will revert back to their regular schedule closing at midnight on Monday, April 1.
Ultra will be running shuttle service from transport hubs in close proximity to Metrorail and Metromover stations. The closest transit stops to Ultra's shuttle hubs are as follows:
• Vizcaya Metrorail station.
• College/Bayside Metromover station.
• Freedom Tower Metromover station.
• Adrienne Arsht Metromover station.
“We want Ultra fans to safely have fun without having to worry about where to park their cars and without having to sit for hours in traffic. With Ultra’s transit hubs near our Metrorail and Metromover stations, taking transit to connect to Ultra’s shuttles is truly the ultimate ride to the festival,” said DTPW Director Alice N. Bravo, P.E.
Festivalgoers can leave their cars at home and take a bus or Uber or Lyft to the closest Metrorail or Metromover station. Or, they can park at any of DTPW’s Metrorail garages or surface lots for only $4.50 a day. Parking garages will remain open 24 hours a day during Ultra weekend.
For more information about transit connections to Ultra, visit Miami-Dade Transit’s website.
For more information about the festival, visit Ultra Music Festival’s site.
Those headed to the festival can download the Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app and easily plan their transit trip or track their ride in real-time.
Miami-Dade Transit also has the EASY Pay Miami app which allows riders to purchase their fares on their mobile devices. Festivalgoers can purchase a 1-Day Pass ($5.65) with EASY Pay and head to the music festival seamlessly. During Ultra weekend, the time that a 1-Day Pass is valid has also been extended until 5 a.m. the following day. Visit the EASY Pay app page for more information on the app.
Loaded EASY cards and EASY tickets are still accepted at Metrorail faregates and on Metrobus fareboxes.