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About Miami International Airport (MIA)

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:

http://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.

Airport Info

Code:
MIA
Address:
Miami
2100 NW 42nd Avenue
Florida
33126
Location:

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

No. of terminals:
3
Telephone:

+1 305 876 7000.

Time Zone:
Eastern Standard Time
GMT -0500

Public Transport

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.

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).

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.

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.