Miami Airport, Florida

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  • Miami airports
  • Miami Airport Transfer (MIA)
  • Transfer from the airport to the port
  • Transfer from Fort Lauderdale Airport

Are you planning your trip to Miami? Here's everything you need to know about its airports and means of transport best to reach the city once you have landed.

Miami airports

The city of Miami is served by 2 international airports: Miami International Airport (MIA), which is the largest international airport in South Florida and Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL), located in the city of Fort Lauderdale, a short distance from Miami.



How far are the two airports from downtown Miami?

Il Miami International Airport is about 13 Km from downtown Miami and approximately 14 kilometers from Miami Beach.

It takes about 14 minutes to reach the city center, while it takes about twenty to reach Miami Beach.

Il Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport is about 45 Km from downtown Miami and approximately 50 kilometers from Miami Beach.

Getting to the city center from Fort Lauderdale Airport takes approximately 31 minutes; if, on the other hand, you want to reach Miami Beach, it takes almost 40.

Miami Airport Transfer (MIA)

First Name: Miami International Airport
Here is the codex: MY
Address: Miami, 2100 NW 42nd Avenue, Florida, 33126

As you have seen, the Miami airport is quite close to the city. Here are the means you have available for the transfer from Miami airport to the city.



Miami Beach Airport Express

Cost: $ 2,25 per trip
Bus departure: approximately every 30 minutes

Il Miami Beach Airport Express is a convenient transportation service that allows you to easily reach Miami from the airport.

Thanks to the Miami Beach Express buses, equipped with comfortable seats and luggage compartments, passengers landing at Miami International Airport can arrive in the city in no time or easily reach the airport from Miami Beach.

The departure points of the buses are:

  • Miami International Airport Metrorail Station (from the airport you can arrive in a few minutes with the Mia Mover);
  • Miami Beach (dalla 41st Street a South Pointe Drive).

The service is active every day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 6:00 to 23:40.

subwaybus

Cost: $ 2,25 per trip
Miami International Airport is also served by local public service bus, called Metrobus.

The lines serving the Miami International Airport area are as follows:

  • 7 – City of Sweetwater, Doral, Flagler, Downtown, Historic Overtown;
  • 37 – City of South Miami to Hialeah via Sunset Drive and 37th Ave;
  • 42 -Miami Springs, Opa Locka, City of Hialeah, Tri-Rail Station, Amtrak Station, Coral Gables and Douglas Metrorail Station. (The service is active only on weekdays);
  • 57 - South Miami Metro Rail Station, Bird Road, Jackson South Hospital, Busway at SW 152nd St (the service operates on weekdays only);
  • J (110) –  Northwest 36th St., Allapattah, City of Miami Beach;
  • M (113) Airport shuttle / Tri-Rail : serves the area between the Hialeah Market Tri-Rail station and Miami International Airport; on some days of the week it also serves the Tri-Rail Metrorail station;
  • 150 (Airport Flyer per Miami Beach) –  41st Street, Alton Rd., Collins Ave., Lincoln Rd., Washington Ave.;
  • Route 238 (East West Connection) – Doral, Blue Lagoon Dr., Airport Corporate Center, Airport Cargo City.

Remember that buses do not go directly to the airport terminals, but stop at Central Station.
From here, they are enough 5 minutes with the MetroMover to get to the desired terminal.



If, once you get off the plane, you want to take a bus of the Metrobus service, therefore, you must first reach the Central Station, where you can also buy the EasyCard rechargeable.

Surely, also considering the baggage to take with you as soon as you get off the plane, that of subwaybus is one of less advantageous transportation options to reach the city, even if it is one of the most economic.

If you want to travel by bus, the Airport Express is certainly the best choice.

Shared shuttles

Another practical and convenient solution to reach Miami, once landed at the airport, is the shared shuttles.

Thanks to the shared shuttle services, once you land you will find a driver waiting for you, who will help you with your luggage and drive you directly to Miami.

Shuttle

A very convenient way to get to the city from the airport is by shuttle transfer from the airport.

By purchasing this service you will have the opportunity to reach Miami quickly and easily, without having to worry about anything.

The benefits of this service include: dedicated reception, fixed price, immediate departure, without waiting.

Cost of the service for 2 people
The cost of the transfer service from Miami International Airport to Miami for two people is:


  • 56,79€ per person, for a total of 113,58€ for hotels in the downtown Miami, Miami Beach or the cruise port;
  • € 69,89 per person, for a total of € 139,78 for Fort Lauderdale hotels or the Port Everglades cruise port;
  • € 109,21 per person, for a total of € 218,42 for Palm Beach.

What does it include?


The cost of the service includes:

  • transfer with multilingual guide (German, English, French, Spanish) from Miami Airport to Miami, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach;
  • withdrawal;
  • mance;
  • baggage fees;
  • toll.
Book the shuttle

Supershuttle

The shuttle of Supershuttle it is a convenient alternative to the shuttle just described, cheaper.

Also this shared shuttle can be book online in advance, in order to have a vehicle waiting for you once you land at the airport.

Just go to the area where the recognizable blue Supershuttle cars stop and get on the shuttle that will take you to the city.

Cost of the service for 2 people
By purchasing the simple shuttle service, you will share the car with other passengers who have to reach the city.

The prices for the shared shuttle service for 2 people from Miami Airport to the city are as follows:

  • $ 27,00 for the service of Shared Ride simple;
  • $ 42,00 for the service of Premium Executive Shared Ride in a luxury car with other passengers;
  • $ 65,00 for the service of Non – Stop Ride, which allows you to reach your destination directly without intermediate stops.

Each additional passenger will pay $ 10.
The price includes luggage transport and tolls.

Book the supershuttle to Miami

Taxi

Obviously, once you have landed, you can always take a taxi to go to the city.

To find your taxi, you need to go to the taxi and shuttle area, which is located on the ground floor in the arrivals area, outside the baggage claim area.

Il cost of the taxi with the reduced rate, departing from Miami International Airport, is of $ 4,95 for the first 0,2 Km approximately (including the starting fare of $ 2,00) and $ 0,5 for every 0,2 kilometers added, for a total of $ 9,20 for the first 1,2 kilometers, e $ 2,40 for each additional kilometer.

By consulting the map provided by Miami airport, you can see which areas are subject to one fixed rate. In particular:

  • to get to the city center (zones B and C) it takes $ 17,00;
  • to get to Golden Beach (zone 1) $ 55,00;
  • to reach Bal Harbor (zone 2) $ 46,00;
  • to get to the North Beach area (zone 3) $ 40,00;
  • to reach Miami Beach near the McArthur Causeway (zone 4) $ 35,00;
  • to get to the Crandon Park area (zone 4) $ 44,00.

Car

If you prefer to travel by car, you can book the car already before departure, otherwise at the airport there are several car rental companies from which it is possible rent the car to reach the city and travel around Miami and the surrounding areas.

The cost of car rental for one day from Miami International Airport is approximately 35 euros per day.

Among the major car rental companies present at the airport are: Advantage Rent a Car, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Royal, Sixth - Rent - a - Car, Thrifty.

Transfer from the airport to the port


You have to board for one cruise? From Miami airport it is also possible to reach the port with the Supershuttle shuttle services, the transfer service or the taxi.

Shuttle

This other shuttle is also available for those who need to reach the Port of Miami to board a cruise ship.

Also in this case the service includes the transfer with driver and guide in several languages, the transport of luggage, tips and tolls.

The cost of the service for 2 people is 56,79€ per person, for a total of 113,58€.

Book your Port of Miami shuttle

Taxi

Taxis at the airport also offer transport to passengers who have to reach the port of Miami.

The fare for a taxi from Miami International Airport to the port is approximately $ 30,00.

Supershuttle

With Supershuttle, the shared shuttle service, you can comfortably reach the port of Miami, to board directly on your cruise ship.

The price includes luggage transport and tolls.

Rates for 2 people are the following:

  • $ 26,25 for the simple shared ride;
  • $41,00 per la Premium Executive Shared Ride;
  • $ 61,00 for the Non - Stop Ride.
Book the supershuttle to the Port of Miami

Transfer from Fort Lauderdale Airport

First Name: Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport
Here is the codex: FLL
Address: Fort Lauderdale, 100 Terminal Drive, Florida, 33315

As we said, the Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport it is a good point of arrival for those wishing to visit Miami.

From car rental to shuttle service, there are many means of transportation available to get from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Miami.

Supershuttle

Also for the transfer from Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport you can book the Supershuttle shuttle buses that allow you to easily reach Miami.

Il cost of the trip for two people and of:

  • $ 70,40 for the Simple Shared Ride;
  • $113,00 per la Premium Executive Shared Ride;
  • $ 105,55 for the Non - Stop Ride.

Tri – Rail

Tri - Rail is the railway service which allows you to move in comfort between the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

Once you land at the Fort Lauderdale airport, you will need to get off at the bus stop, where you can get on a free shuttle that will take you to the station, from where you can take the Tri - Rail service train, which will arrive to Miami International Airport.

From here, you can use one of the many transport services available to get to your destination.

The cost of the ticket from Dania Beach station at Fort Lauderdale International Airport to Miami International Airport is $ 3,75.

Car

Also with regard to car rental, here are all the major car rental companies or, better, we recommend booking a car in advance as we explain here.


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