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Airports in Miami

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Overview

One of the main air travel hubs in the US, Miami International Airport is located eight miles (13km) northwest of central Miami. The main gateway to Florida's wildly popular tourist attractions, nearly 36 million people come in on flights to Miami International Airport each year, making it the 28th busiest airport in the world.

The semicircular terminal at Miami International Airport has one linear concourse (Concourse D) and five pier-shaped concourses (Concourses E - J). Baggage claim and ground transportation take up Level 1, while ticketing, shops and restaurants, and concourse access make up Level 2. The airport is unfortunately poorly signposted and many staff members speak only Spanish, making it can be easy to get lost. When combined with chaotic procedures at baggage claim and the long queues at customs, the situation at Miami International requires passengers to schedule plenty of time upon checking in or when making connections.

Flights to Miami International Airport come in from all over the world, including major international hubs like Cancun, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Toronto, Paris, seattle, Rome, New York, São Paulo, Amsterdam, Zurich, Moscow, and Lisbon.

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) west of central Miami.

Getting to the city

The airport is well connected to the Miami Intermodal Center (Central Station) by the free MIA Mover electric train. From here numerous services connect to greater Miami. These include the scheduled, local Metrobus; a mass-transit Metrorail system; a fixed rail system designated specifically for downtown Miami and Brickell; and the TriRail commuter train, reaching Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

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Miami International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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