How to get to Miami from international destinations
Miami is served by two airports: Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL).
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Miami International Airport (MIA) is Florida's largest airport. It is located 6 miles west of Downtown, has three terminals and serves over 40 million passengers each year. Around 60 airlines fly into Miami, including international, domestic, and charter flights, with Latin America being one of its largest markets. There are eight concourses (A, C, D, E, F, G, H, and J). The airport is open 24 hours and is laid out in a horseshoe design.
Miami International Airport operates both national and international flights, from airlines such as: Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alitalia, Avianca (Colombia), British Airways, Caribbean Airlines (Trinidad & Tobago), COPA Airlines (Panama), GOL (Brazil), Iberia (Spain), KLM (Netherlands), LATAM Airlines (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Peru), Lufthansa (Germany), American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, among others. Click on this link to view the full list of airlines.
To get from the Miami International Airport to your hotel, you can consider one of these options:
Hotel shuttle service
Some hotels in Miami offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Check directly with the hotel where you booked your room to request more information.
Taxicabs and SuperShuttle vans
SuperShuttle is the official airport shuttle at Miami International Airport with multiple kiosks located in the arrivals section of the airport (ground level). SuperShuttle offers 24/7 shared-ride options to or from the airport and vans are equipped with touch-screen technology with the ability to accept most major credit cards. Vans can accommodate large groups, families or individual riders. Be sure to reserve a seat the day before. Click here for more information.
The Miami airport is now connected to the Metrorail system, giving you access to the network of public train transportation that runs throughout the city. The Metrorail MIA station runs an “Orange Line” to speed up access to the airport.
You can connect to the MIA Rental Car Center using the MIA Mover, located on the 3rd level between the Dolphin and Flamingo garages. Use the 3rd level Skyride (moving walks) to access the MIA Mover station. Click here for more information.
FORT LAUDERDALE HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is a large airport and a convenient alternative to the Miami airport. FLL is about an hour drive from Miami (around 26 miles north of Downtown). Several domestic low-fare airlines serve this airport and there are also many international flights. FLL has four terminals: 1, 2, 3, and 4.
The following national and international airlines serve the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport: Air Canada, Avianca, Azul (Brazil), Bahamasair, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, COPA Airlines, Emirates (UAE), Norwegian (Norway), TAME Airlines (Ecuador), Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, among others. Click on this link to view the full list of airlines.
To get from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport to your hotel, you can consider one of these options:
Taxicabs and shared rides
The Transportation Podiums for taxis and shuttles are located on the lower level, curbside of each terminal. Click here for more information.
The Rental Car Center (RCC) offers 12 rental car companies in one building next to Terminal 1. Click here for more information.
Tri-Rail is the Commuter Train service paralleling Interstate 95 and running between MIA, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The Airport Station is located east of the airport, across Le Jeune Road (42 Avenue) on NW 21st Street. Passengers may connect by bus at the bus station and also without any charge by way of the Metro-Bus. The schedule is infrequent (trains run every 30 to 60 minutes), so be mindful of departure times to avoid long waits. Click here for more information.
If you are arriving to Miami from other cities in the USA but not by plane, you may want to consider other means of transport, such as bus, train, etc. You can find some useful information here and here.