Miami International Airport (MIA) Information

(Miami, Florida - FL, USA)

The city is served by one of Florida's largest and most important airports, Miami International Airport (MIA). Major airlines offer the greatest number of departures, whereas smaller airlines offer low-cost, no-frill airlines with a more limited number of flights arriving and departing each day.

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Address: 1640 Northwest 42nd Avenue, Miami, 33126, Florida, USA
Tel: +1 305 876 7000
Miami International Airport is situated just 9 miles south / 14 km north-east of the downtown district. This important, busy facility deals with large numbers of passengers throughout the year - around three million every single month.

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Miami International Airport has one large terminal building, housing eight different concourse areas, serving numerous important airlines.



Downtown Miami is easy to reach by several major highways close to the airport. When traveling to the city center, head towards Interstate I-95 and follow the signs into central Miami. The trip into city can take as little as 20 minutes, but during the morning and evening rush hours, the journey may take over 30 minutes.

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The Tri-Rail train station is located to the east of the airport, on North-west 21st Street, and links Miami International to downtown, Broward, Palm Beach and many other locations. Metro-Rail and Metro-Mover are fixed-rail systems also located close by and these are a popular and fast way to travel from the airport into downtown Miami. Airport shuttle buses connect the train stations and are available from the bus station at Concourse E.


Miami's airport is served by many regular public buses, operated by Metro-Bus and Greyhound bus services. These buses travel from the terminal buildings to central Miami and other nearby areas, including Dade county, Key Largo and Key West. Buses run daily at regular intervals and are an inexpensive and useful way to travel into the city. Some hotels also offer a door-to-door courtesy shuttle bus services for their guests, traveling directly to the hotel.

Shuttle Buses

Tel: +1 800 874 8885
Shuttle buses are available 24 hours each day at the ground level of the terminal building, close to the baggage reclaim area. There are a number of shuttle bus services, traveling to Miami and nearby, including SuperShuttle buses, Airport Owl shuttle buses and the Airport / Tri-Rail shuttle buses, which have links to the Miami Metro train network and the Tri-Rail station.


Taxis are readily available at Miami International Airport outside the baggage reclaim area on the airport's arrivals level. They provide a convenient and easy way to travel into nearby Miami city and other destinations. The taxi journey from Miami Airport into the city will take around 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Official MIA airport taxi cabs should be used at all times to ensure safety and also to avoid the possibility of being overcharged.

The taxi meters start at a basic fare, but additional charges are usually made for luggage, late-night driving and journeys on Florida public holidays, so it can prove useful to ask the cab driver about these before leaving.