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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, Florida 33156

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Driving Directions: 

From Miami International Airport (MIA)
As you leave the airport head East on ramp, take LeJeune Rd. (SW 42nd Ave.) SOUTH. You will drive through the Coral Gables business district, and cross US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy.). Continue on LeJeune Rd. in residential area to roundabout. Enter roundabout and take 2nd right onto Old Cutler Rd. Fairchild is exactly two miles from the roundabout. Entrance will be on your left. Estimated driving time: 31 minutes.  Distance: 8.8 miles.

From the north or Miami Beach
Take I-95 south to US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy.) Go south on US 1 to SW 42nd Ave. (LeJeune Rd.). Turn left on
SW 42nd Ave., and drive south to roundabout. Enter roundabout and take 2nd right onto Old Cutler Rd.
Drive 2 miles on Old Cutler Road. Fairchild entrance will be on your left. Estimated driving time: 40 minutes. Distance: approximately 18 miles.

Alternate driving directions from the north
I-95 South, State Road 836 West, LeJeune Road South, cross US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy). Continue on LeJeune Rd. to roundabout. Enter roundabout and take 2nd right onto Old Cutler Rd. Fairchild is exactly two miles from the roundabout. Entrance will be on your left.

From the south or the Florida Keys
Take US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy.) north to SW 152 Street (Coral Reef Drive). Turn right, heading east on 152 Street to Old Cutler Road. Turn left onto Old Cutler Road heading north. Drive past SW 120 Street and to the intersection of SW 57 Avenue (Red Rd.) and Old Cutler Road. Turn right on to Old Cutler Road and continue north for one mile. Fairchild entrance will be on your right.
From Key Largo the estimated driving time is: 1 hour, 42 minutes.  Distance: approximately 58 miles.

From northwest of Miami
Take highway I-75 to highway 826. Go south on 826 to Sunset Drive. Exit at Sunset Drive east, and drive east on Sunset to its end at a roundabout. Enter the roundabout and take your 1st right on to Old Cutler Road. You will see a sign for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Drive south two miles from the roundabout to Fairchild. The entrance will be on your left.

Public Transportation:

Limited Miami-Dade Transit bus service is available to Fairchild in the morning and from Fairchild in late afternoon.
Detailed public transportation information here or call 305.770.3131. You can also find out how to get to Fairchild using public transportation using Google Transit.


Weekday Westbound Schedule    8:25 a.m.; 9:15 a.m. (passes from north to south in front of Fairchild)
Weekday Eastbound Schedule     2.00 p.m.; 2:53 p.m.; 3:33 p.m.; 4:16 p.m.; 5:06 p.m. (passes from
south to north)
This bus route links to the Douglas Road Metrorail Station. The trip to Fairchild from the Metrorail station takes approximately 20 minutes.

You must let the bus driver know that you want to get off at the Fairchild entrance as there is not a signed stop.  Departure bus stop is located by the Visitor Entrance on Old Cutler Road.

Taxi Service:

Hailing a cab on the streets of Miami isn't easy. Most people drive their own cars or rent one. There are plenty of taxis queued up at the airport.  Taxi service is available from Metrorail stations - Dadeland South
or Dadeland North ($13-15); Douglas Road ($14-16).

To get a cab anywhere else, it's best to call ahead. We have found Yellow Cab, 305/666-6668, to provide reliable service to Fairchild.