Miami International Airport Guide (MIA)

Airport info
Code: MIA
Address:
2100 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33126, United States
Location:

Miami International Airport is located 14km (9 miles) northwest of Miami.

No. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +1
Telephone:
+1 305 876 7000.
Timezone: GMT -05:00
Map:
Miami International Airport map

Miami International Airport is South Florida’s largest airport, and is a key hub for flights to Central and South American destinations from the USA. Our Miami International Airport guide includes airport contact details, as well as information regarding terminal facilities, transportation options and nearby hotels.

Information

The tourist information centre (tel: +1 305 876 7000) on level 2 of concourse E (in the Central Terminal) can provide information on tours, activities and accommodation. Airport information centres are located in each terminal.

Website
www.iflymia.com
Driving directions

From central Miami, take Interstate 95 north to the westbound SR836 and continue for around 4km (6.4 miles). From here, take the exit at Le Jeune Road northbound (NW 42 Avenue), keep right, and follow the signs to Miami International Airport.

From Fort Lauderdale, take Interstate 95 south to the westbound Airport Expressway (FL-112) and continue in a southerly direction to the airport site.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail:Metrobus bus 133 provides a shuttle connection to the Tri-Rail (tel: +1 305 891 3131; www.miamidade.gov/transit) commuter train system, which has connections to Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Services are free for valid air ticket holders.

Metro:The airport’s MIA Metrorail Station (tel: +1 305 891 3131; www.miamidade.gov/transit), which is connected to the terminal by the MIA Mover (a driverless tram), runs services to central Miami on the Orange Line (journey time: 10-15 minutes; fare: US$2.25).

Public transport road

Bus:Metrobus (tel: +1 305 891 3131; www.miamidade.gov/transit) services operate to all areas of Miami-Dade County. Bus 133 leaves from the bus station on level 1 of concourse E, while Metrobus routes 7, 37, 42, 57, J (110), 238 and 297 operate from the Metrorail station, which is accessible via the people mover system.

The Airport Flyer (bus 150) connects the Metrorail station to Miami Beach (stopping at 41st Street and Alton Road), then continues along Collins Avenue to 16th Street (journey time: 20-30 minutes; fare: US$2.65).

Shuttle:SuperShuttle (tel: +1 800 258 3826; www.supershuttle.com) and American Shuttle (tel: +1 305 871 1000; www.americanshuttle.com) buses can be found on the ground level, outside the baggage reclaim areas. These connect to numerous destinations in and around Miami (fare to central Miami: around US$15). Please note that hotel shuttles depart from the upper level.

Taxi:Taxis are available at ranks outside baggage reclaim. The fare to central Miami is around US$22, or about US$24 to the cruise ship terminal.

Terminal facilities

Money

ATMs and bureaux de change are located in every terminal. A full-service bank is situated on level 4 of the North Terminal.

Communication

Postal services are offered on-site. Data port connections and Wi-Fi access are available throughout Miami International Airport for a fee. However, access to designated airline, hotel, car hire and tourist information websites is available free of charge.

Food

There is a large variety of dining options in all terminals, including 24-hour snack bars, cocktail lounges, restaurants and numerous cafés. Among the options is a restaurant with panoramic views of the airfield in the Miami International Airport Hotel, on the seventh floor of the Central Terminal.

Shopping

There is a wide range of shops at Miami International Airport, including fashion boutiques, newsagents and gift shops. Duty-free shopping for international passengers is offered in each terminal.

Luggage

A porter service and luggage trolleys are available where required. Left-luggage lockers are no longer provided; however, there is a baggage storage facility in the Central Terminal, on concourse E (tel: +1 305 869 1163). A lost and found office is located on level 4 of the North Terminal (tel: +1 305 876 7377).

Other

Other facilities at Miami International Airport include a full-service medical centre, pharmacies, an art gallery, a hairdresser’s, shoeshine booths and a chapel.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Executive Conference Centre within the Miami International Airport Hotel (tel: +1 305 871 4100; www.miahotel.com) provides meeting space for up to 12 delegates, a conference suite for up to 200 delegates, and copying and communication services. There are also two fully equipped auditoria: one in the North Terminal and the other in the South Terminal. Conference facilities are also offered by many other hotels in and around the airport site.

Additional internet access (both wired and wireless) is available at Miami International Airport’s business centre in the South Terminal. A number of airlines operate executive lounges throughout the airport, which also provide basic business facilities.

Disabled facilities

Among the facilities for disabled visitors are lifts and ramps where required, wheelchair-accessible toilet cubicles, moving walkways, and TDD telephones for the hearing-impaired. Designated disabled-permit parking is located on level 3 of the Flamingo and Dolphin multistorey car parks, near the moving walkways. Wheelchairs are available through individual airlines upon request, and wheelchair-accessible shuttle transport can be booked through American Shuttle (tel: +1 305 871 1000; www.americanshuttle.com).

Car parking

Long-term airport parking facilities consist of two multistorey car parks: Dolphin and Flamingo, both with access to the terminal via moving walkways. There are also two short-term car parks near the terminal building, signposted as Upper and Lower Level Park One. A remote economy ‘park and ride’ area is connected by a shuttle bus service. Valet parking is also available on-site. For more information about parking at Miami International Airport, contact the airport parking authorities (tel: +1 305 876 7536).

Car rental

Care hire companies at Miami International Airport include: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty and Sixt, as well as a number of local agencies. All car hire companies are now housed in the Rental Car Centre, which is 1.6 km (1 mile) east of Miami International Airport and is served by the people mover shuttle train.

Hotels

Miami International Airport is well-served with accommodation options and, as would be expected of a major tourism centre, central Miami also has a large range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets.


Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel

+1 305 871 3800.

Among the nearest hotels to the terminal complex – to which it is linked via a free shuttle service – the Sheraton offers extensive meeting facilities, a golf course and lounges overlooking the Miami River.

Miami International Airport Hotel

+1 305 871 4100.

The 259-room Miami International Airport Hotel is located inside concourse E, on level 2 of the airport. As well as the benefit of soundproofed rooms, the hotel houses a restaurant with views of the runways. Meeting space is available for hire.

Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport

+1 305 446 9000.

Less than 1km (0.6 miles) from the airport, Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport is a good option for business travellers with its range of business facilities and meeting rooms. There are also a range of leisure amenities, including a swimming pool and a restaurant serving buffet and à la carte fare. The hotel also operates a complimentary shuttle bus service to the airport.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Miami Airport East

+1 305 871 1777.

A budget option near the airport, La Quinta Inn and Suites Miami Airport East is just 1.6km (1 mile) from the terminals. Guests here can enjoy the outdoor pool and make use of the free shuttle service to/from the airport.

3501 Northwest Le Jeune Road, Miami, Florida 33142, Miami

Best Western Plus Airport West Inn & Suites

+1 305 463 7195.

Best Western Airport West Inn & Suites Miami International Airport is located 3km (2 miles) from the airport, and is linked via a complimentary shuttle bus service. Guests here can enjoy the on-site restaurant, fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool; while those staying on business can hire the on-site meeting facilities.

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