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Miami International Airport

Miami International Airport (MIA)


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.


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.


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

Car rental

Car rental agents operate at the new Miami Intermodal Centre (Central Station), which is connected to the airport by the the free MIA Mover electric train. Companies represented include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent A Car, Hertz, National, Payless, P&P Family Auto Rental, Royal, Sixt Rent A Car, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis and shuttles are available from the arrivals level, outside the baggage claim areas. There are wheelchair-accessible taxis and shuttles available upon request. Fares to the city centre are about $27 in a taxi and $15 in a shuttle (shuttle estimate is per person, fares vary with additional passengers).

Transfer between terminals

The three terminals are connected by walkways and trains.


There are numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and fast food chains available 24 hours. A multitude of shops, including duty-free, are available. The airport also has ATMs, bureaux de change, a chapel, an art gallery, spa services, a yoga room, and a rooftop swimming pool at the airport hotel. Facilities for the disabled are availible.


Miami International Airport's long-term parking facilities consist of two multi-level parking garages. Short-term parking is available in the same area, near the terminals. Garage parking rates are $6 for the first hour, and $17 for around three hours up to a full day. All vehicles parked in the garage are allowed to stay for a maximum of 60 days.



Flights to Miami International Airport are available via Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Eurpora, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Aruba Airlines, Avianca, Avior Airlines, Bahamasais, BOA, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Delta Airlines, El Al, Eurowings, Finnair, Frontier Airlines, Iberia, Interjet, KLM, LATAM Airlines, Lufthansa, Miami Air, PAWA Dominicana, Qatar, SBA Airlines, SAS, Sun Country, Surinam Airways, Swift Air, Swiss International, TAP Air Portugal, Thomas Cook , Tully, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, VivaColombia, Volaris, Westjet, World Atlantic, WOW Air, XL Airways France, and Xtra Airways.


Wifi is free, with costs of $4.95 or $7.95 for premium access.

Business Lounges

Conference facilities with audio-visual equipment are available in the Miami International Airport Hotel on Level 7 of Concourse E. Two multimedia-ready auditoriums are located on the fourth level of North Terminal D which can be reserved for functions and meetings.

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