Passenger guide - Miami airport (MIA)  9.1

 
Miami airport (MIA)

Miami International Airport, opened in 1928, represents a connection point between the United States and Latin America. It also operates with several flights to Europe and worldwide locations. It is the third busiest in the country in terms of international flights, behind New York and Los Angeles airports.

Official Website: miami-airport.com
Number of Terminals - 3 - North Terminal (Concourse D), Central Terminal (E, F, G) and South Terminal (H, J). Open 24 hours a day and located next to each other.
Airlines: CONCOURSE D (American Airlines); CONCOURSE E (American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Interjet, Qatar Airways); CONCOURSE F (Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Europa, Avior Airlines, Boliviana de Aviación, Cayman Airways, Eurowings, Finnair, Miami Air, PAWA Dominicana, SBA Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Surinam Airways, Swift Air, TAP Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUIfly, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, WestJet, World Atlantic, XL Airways France, Xtra Airways); CONCOURSE G (Aruba Airlines, Bahamasair, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, WOW Air); CONCOURSE H (Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air France, Delta Air Lines, KLM, Turkish Airlines); CONCOURSE J (Air Canada, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Caribbean Airlines, Copa Airlines, El Al, LATAM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, VivaColombia).
Annual passenger traffic: More than 44.3 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +1 305 876 7000 / 800 825 5642. There are general and tourist information counters on level 2 of concourses D, E, H and J, open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. There are also volunteers and white courtesy phones that provide information and assistance to passengers.

 

The airport is located 13 km (8 miles) west from Miami's financial center.

 
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Bus - There are several services from Metrobus (Tel +1 305 891 3131) to the Miami-Dade area, Key Largo and Key West, with fares of USD2.25. Buses can be boarded at the central station, which you can access through the free MIA Mover tram, departing from the third level of the terminals.
SuperShuttle (Tel +1 305 871 1000) provides shared minibus services to destinations inside Miami, Sunny Isles, Coral Gables, Hialeah, Kendall, Homestead, Hallandale, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Port Everglades. Vans leave from the Arrivals level, outside the baggage reclaim areas.

Train - From the central station leave services from Tri-Rail (Tel +1 800 874 7245 / 954 783 6030) that connect Miami with Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. It stops at several stations inside the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The fare to the city centre is USD2.50 and the trip takes 10 minutes.

Metro - The Metrorail Orange Line (Tel +1 305 891 3131) operates from 5:06 am to 11:53 pm between the central station and Dadeland South (10-15-minute journey), with a cost of USD2.25. Other stops include Earlington Heights, Santa Clara, Culmer, the civic center, Coconut Grove and the University of Miami.

Taxi - Vehicles available outside the luggage recollection halls, on the lower level. The fare for the 20-minute trip to downtown Miami is USD21.70.

 

Offices are found inside the car rental center, accessible through the free MIA Mover tram.

Advantage (Tel +1 800 777 5500 / 305 874 2135 - 5:00 am to 1:00 am)
Alamo (Tel +1 800 327 9633 / 305 633 6076 - 24 hours a day)
Avis (Tel +1 800 331 1212 / 305 341 0936 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +1 800 527 0700 / 305 871 2722 - 24 hours a day)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 / 866 434 2226 - 24 hours a day)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 325 8007 / 305 633 0377 - 5:00 am to 0:00 am)
E-Z (Tel +1 800 277 5171 / 305 635 3230 - 24 hours a day)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 / 305 871 0300 - 24 hours a day)
National (Tel +1 800 227 7368 / 305 638 1026 - 24 hours a day)
Payless (Tel +1 800 729 5377 / 305 870 0397 - 6:30 am to 0:00 am)
P&P Family Auto Rental (Tel +1 800 531 1177 / 305 638 9400 - Monday to Saturday from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, Sunday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Royal (Tel +1 800 314 8616 / 305 871 3000 - 5:00 am to 1:00 am)
Sixt (Tel +1 888 749 8227 / 305 503 9849 - 24 hours a day)
Thrifty (Tel +1 800 367 2277)

 

The airport has a bank (9:00 am to 4:00 pm), currency exchange bureaus (5:00 am to 11:00 pm), ATMs, postal services, VIP lounges, public telephones, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access. There are two auditoria in the North and South Terminals, a business center in the South Terminal, and meeting rooms in the Miami International Airport Hotel, situated inside the Central Terminal.

Food and Drinks- There is a wide variety of restaurants, fast food outlets, cafés and bars inside the three terminals. Café Versailles, Dunkin' Donuts (concourse F), Earl of Sandwich (concourse J), Einstein Bros Bagels (next to gate D26) and Subway (concourse E) are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in concourses D (East and West), E, F, H and J. There are also retailers selling jewellery, books, newspapers, souvenirs, clothing, accessories, perfumes, electronics, sweets, sports.
Baggage- Carts available for USD5.00 inside the terminals and the garages. Secure wrapping on the second level. Left luggage service on the second level of the Central Terminal, from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm (Tel +1 305 869 1163). Lost and found office on the fourth floor of the North Terminal, open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (Tel +1 305 876 7377).
Other Services- Chapel, baby changing facilities, smoking areas, spas, yoga room, art galleries, children's play area, shoeshine, lottery, pharmacies.

 

The enclosure has two multi-storey facilities for short and long stays, accessible through the Arrivals and Departures levels. Valet parking service on level 2 of both garages. Next to the access road there is a free sector for passengers pick-up (Cell Phone Waiting Lot). More information: Tel +1 305 876 0288 / 0118. Rates

Dolphin (North) Garage- Serves the North Terminal.
Flamingo (South) Garage- For passengers in the Central and South Terminals.

 

There are ramps, elevators, adapted telephones and toilets, relief areas for service animals, moving walkways and designated spaces on the third level of the parking garages. Taxi and shared van companies have accessible vehicles. The individual airlines can provide wheelchairs.

 

The Miami International Airport Hotel (Tel +1 305 871 4100) is found on the second level of the Central Terminal. There are many other accommodations nearby and in the city centre with transfer services for their guests. Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center (Tel +1 305 871 3800), Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami Airport East (Tel +1 786 878 5555), Red Roof PLUS+ Miami Airport (Tel +1 305 871 4221), Embassy Suites Miami Airport (Tel +1 305 634 5000), Element Miami International Airport (Tel +1 305 636 1600), MIA Airport Villas (Tel +1 786 334 6500), Courtyard Miami Airport (Tel +1 305 642 8200), Miami Airport Marriott (Tel +1 305 649 5000), Residence Inn Miami Airport (Tel +1 305 642 8570).

 
 
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Latest updates: October, 19, 2017