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.
Limited Miami-Dade Transit bus service is available to Fairchild in the morning and from Fairchild in late afternoon.
Click here for Miami-Dade Transit information or call 305.770.3131. Be sure to check with Miami-Dade Transit regarding weekend and holiday service.
You must let the bus driver know that you want to get off at the Fairchild entrance as there is not a designated stop. Departure bus stop is located by the Visitor Entrance on Old Cutler Road.
Taxi Service is available to the Garden from most locations in Miami. Local taxi service is offered by
Yellow Cab. Please contact Yellow Cab at 305.666.6668.
A location map, garden map, plot map and aerial photos are available on our Guides and Maps page.