Miami International Airport

Miami International Airport is an international airport in Florida, the United States. It's around 13 km northwest from downtown Miami. The airport had a traveller volume of more than 45.9 million in 2019 and it is the hub for American Airlines, Atlas Air, DHL Aviation, FedEx Express and others.


2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126, United States

Miami Airport transfer time: MCT

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) needed in an airport is important to note if there is a connecting flight in the route. It is recommended to always check this before booking tickets. The MCT is also a deciding factor when a passenger makes a claim for compensation for a missed connection. You can see the minimum time required for connections in Miami International Airport below.

  • Between domestic flights: 55 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 60 min.
  • Between international flights: 90 min.

Miami (MIA) Airport terminals

Terminals are the areas or separate buildings in airports through which passengers can travel between ground transportation and the places for boarding or disembarking from the airplane. It's important to confirm which terminal you are departing from or travelling through, because terminals in bigger airports may be a long distance from each other and passengers might require more time to get to the necessary one. Miami International Airport has 3 Terminals.

Terminal 1 – North Terminal (Blue)

Terminal 2 – Central Terminal (Yellow)

Terminal 3 – South Terminal (Red)

Miami Airport transport

It might be hard to find the most comfortable way to reach the centre of the city when travelling to a destination for the first time. Public transportation is not always available directly from the airport and taxis are often pricey. We recommend checking all possibilities before your journey so you know your options and can prepare for your trip.

Go here for updated information and public transport connections.

Miami Airport bus

  • Miami Beach Airport Express
    Direction: Miami Beach (41st Street to South Pointe Drive)
    Operating hours: 06:00 AM - 11:40 PM, daily

Miami Airport metro

  • Metrorail (Orange Line)
    Direction: Dadeland South
    Travel time (approx.): 15 min.
    Ticket price: adult single ticket starts from 2.1 EUR (2.25 USD)

Miami Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside Arrivals area
    Travel time (approx.): 30 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 27 EUR

Where to have a rest in Miami (MIA) Airport

On occasion you might face a long wait between flights, for instance, an overnight layover or a delayed flight until the following day. In such instances, it’s important to know the places in the airport where you can have a good break or spend time before your flight.

Miami Airport lounges

Airport lounges give travellers the benefit of waiting for their flight in a comfortable setting and offer services - for example, food and drinks, WIFI, zones to relax in and showers.

  • American Airlines - Flagship Lounge D30
    Location: North Terminal, across Gate D-34
    Opening hours: 04:30 AM - 10:30 PM, daily
  • Admirals Club E Lounge
    Location: Central Terminal, Level 5, after security
    Opening hours: 01:00 PM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Turkish Airlines Lounge
    Location: Central Terminal, Level 2, after security
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
  • The VIP Lounge
    Location: South Terminal, near Gate J-3
    Opening hours: Mon-Wed and Fri: 05:30 AM - 01:30 AM, Thu, Sat and Sun: 04:00 AM - 01:30 AM

Miami Airport hotels

Sometimes if the lounges are not suitable enough for sleep or your flight takes off the next day, you may find it necessary to stay the night in a nearby hotel. In some instances, hotels are situated inside the airport building, however at others you may need to leave the airport vicinity to get to the closest one. We have chosen a selection for you in case you decide to stay overnight before your flight.

  • Miami International Airport Hotel
    Price: from 179 EUR per night
    Address: Miami International Airport Hotel, Le Jeune Rd, Concourse E 2nd Floor, northwest 20th street, Miami, FL 33122, United States
    Contact: +1 305 871 4100
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  • Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon Hotel
    Price: from 271 EUR per night
    Address: 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL 33126, United States
    Contact: +1 305 262 1000
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  • Holiday Inn Miami-International Airport Hotel
    Price: from 161 EUR per night
    Address: 1111 S Royal Poinciana Blvd, Miami Springs, FL 33166, United States
    Contact: +1 305 885 1941
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Miami Airport cafes & restaurants

The last thing you need when you’re travelling is to feel hungry or thirsty. Whether you want a simple breakfast before an early flight, a relaxing lunch during a lengthy layover, or to just get something to eat while on board, we have various possibilities for you to ensure you don’t get hungry during your travels.

Go here for a full overview of places to dine in Miami Airport.

  • KFC
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: North Terminal, Concourse D, Level 2, Departures
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • La Pausa
    Description: fine cuisine, cocktails, wine, and beers
    Location: South Terminal, Concourse H-J Connector, Level 2, Departures
    Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
  • Manchu Wok
    Description: Chinese cuisine
    Location: North Terminal, Concourse D, Level 2, Departures, near Gate D-21
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • McDonald’s
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: South Terminal, Concourse H-J Connector, Level 2, Departures
    Opening hours: 04:30 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • Bongos Cuban Café
    Description: Cuban food
    Location: South Terminal, Concourse H-J Connector, Level 2, Departures
    Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
  • Famiglia
    Description: pies, pizza, drinks
    Location: South Terminal, Concourse H-J Connector, Level 2, Departures
    Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily

Miami Airport shops

If you are that type of traveller who tends to leave your holiday souvenir buying to the last possible minute, or just need to pass some time before flying, it’s a good idea to visit the airport shops. The guide below shows a selection of shops at the airport.

Go here to find a full overview.

  • Duty Free Americas
    Description: Duty Free shop
    Location: shops in each Terminal
  • Booklink & Café
    Description: magazines, books, book accessories, coffee, sandwiches, and snacks
    Location: North Terminal, Concourse D, Level 2, Departures, Gate D-20
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:30 PM, daily
  • Havana Collection
    Description: Latin clothes
    Location: Central Terminal, Concourse E, Level 2, Departures
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Montblanc
    Description: writing instruments, leather goods, belts, eyewear, watches, and jewellery
    Location: North Terminal, Concourse D, Level 2, Departures, Gate D-14
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily

Miami Airport car hire

Some parts of the world are worth travelling through by car, or it might essential for your journey to drive. The list below will help you to pick the best car rental company for your journey.

  • Sixt
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
    Contact: +1 305 503 9849
  • Alamo
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
    Contact: +1 844 891 0547
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
    Contact: +1 305 876 1820
  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
    Contact: +1 305 871 0300
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +1 305 633 0377

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