We're thinking of taking a vacation to Miami Beach, riding down on the Silver Meteor/silver star. Our plan would be to obtain a rental car upon arrival, as we will be visiting other places in South Florida (the Everglades, the Keys, etc.) From what I can see on Google Maps, the Amtrak station is in roughly the same general location as the airport, which would be an excellent place to pick up and drop off a rental car. However, the station is still a decent distance away. I've read that you can get up further up the line (like Hollywood or Ft. Lauderdale) and take a commuter train right into the airport. On the other hand, the Silver trains are scheduled to arrive at 6 - 7 PM, so if they're running a bit late, maybe the commuter train service will be sketchy or non-existent. Does this mean that we should plan on paying for a taxi from amtrak to the airport? If so, how much does the taxi cost? On the outbound trip, do any of the rental companies have a deal like Hertz has in Savannah were you can drop your car off at the train station, leave your keys with the station agent, and have Hertz (or other rental companies) send you a statement by email?