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Miami Airport Guide (MIA)

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Miami International Airport (MIA) is located 8 miles northwest of Miami, Florida. MIA is the United States’ largest gateway between the U.S. and Latin America. Based on passenger traffic, Miami International Airport is the 12th busiest airport in the U.S. In 1945, the City of Miami began formulating plans to build Miami International Airport, and in 1946 Miami scheduled its first non-stop flights to Chicago and New York City.

Transfer between Terminals

MIA has one main terminal building and five concourses. The MIA Mover is an automated people mover system which connects Miami International Airport's Main Terminal and the Miami Central Station. The skytrain people mover system has stations at four main areas of Concourse D. There are also moving walkways throughout the airport.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Miami International Airport Hotel, N.W. 20 Street & LeJeune Road, Miami, Florida 33122, Phone: 305-871-4100, Located before airport security on the second floor of Miami International Airport in Central Terminal Concourse E. Guests have access to wireless internet in and on-site dining. Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel, 3900 NW 21st Street, Miami, FL 33142, (305) 871-3800, Located near the Miami Airport, guests can reach the terminals via a hotel shuttle. This pet-friendly hotel has on-site dining and a fitness center. Embassy Suites Miami Airport, 3974 NW South River Drive, Miami, FL 33142, 855-277-4940, Hotel shuttle connects guests to the airport. Guests have access to a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast daily, fitness center, and pool.

Transport into Town

Rail: Metrorail’s Orange Line train runs from Miami International Airport to various destinations such as Downtown Miami. The trip is approximately 15 minutes and costs $2. Amtrak’s Silver Star and the Silver Meteor trains serve Miami Central Station. Miami's commuter rail system, Tri-Rail, can be reached from MIA via a free Tri-Rail shuttle bus on the ground floor departures of the main airport terminal. Bus: The Airport Flyer bus connects MIA to South Beach on Lincoln Road in about 30 minutes. This bus runs from 6am until 11pm seven days a week. Buses can be located on the Ground Level of Metrorail's Miami Central Station.

Airport Lounges

In the North Terminal, Concourse D has two American Airlines Admirals Clubs located near Gate D30 and D16. Central Terminal, Concourse E Pre-Security has the Military Hospitality Lounge located on the 2nd Level and the Executive Conference Center located on the 7th level of MIA Hotel. Central Terminal, Concourse E Post-Security have Premium Lounge on the 5th level. Central Terminal Concourse F has the Consular Lounge on the 2nd level located pre-security, and Club America F on the 3rd level located post-security. South Terminal Concourse H have a Delta Airline Sky Club, and Concourse J has the VIP Lounge operated by LATAM near Gate J5.

Major Airlines

Miami International Airport is a hub for American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines. It is also a hub for cargo carriers UPS Airlines and FedEx Express.

Airport Facilities

Miami International Airport hosts various art showcases throughout the terminals. MIA is also home to a friendly  therapy dog named Casey who loves to greet travelers.

Car Parking

Valet Parking is located in the North Dolphin and South Flamingo garages on level 2. Valet Parking costs $30 a day maximum. Garage Parking can be located in the North Dolphin and South Flamingo garages. Parking in these garages costs  $17 a day maximum. The Dolphin (North) Garage serves the North Terminal D and E. The Flamingo (South) Garage serves the Central Terminal F and G, and South Terminal H and J.  Economy Park & Ride Lot costs $8 a day maximum and is connected to the airport via a free shuttle.


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