Miami International Airport (MIA) is one of the busiest airports in the U.S., with over 37 million passengers in a year. MIA also has more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other airport in the United States. Navigating this bustling airport will be next to impossible without the help of a Miami Airport map and our handy guide.
There are two onsite parking garages at the airport and several offsite MIA parking garages nearby. The airport offers both long-term and short-term parking onsite.
MIA is a U-shaped airport, with parking on the inside and departure concourses on the outside of the U.
|Airport Name||Miami International Airport|
|Miami Airport Code||MIA|
|Terminals||1 terminal, 2 satellite terminals (North & South), 6 concourses - A, B, C, D|
|Airport Address||2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142|
|Distance from Downtown Miami||14 miles approx.|
|Contact Number||(305) 876-7000|
|No Of Destinations||3 terminals (North, Central, and South), 6 concourses, 131 gates|
|Hub For||21 Air, ABX Air, Aer Arann, American Airlines
Amerijet International, Atlas Air, Avianca Cargo, Eastern Airlines, LLC, FedEx Express, IAero Airways, IBC Airways, Mas Air, Northern Air Cargo, Sky Lease Cargo, Songbird Airways, UPS Airlines, Western Global Airlines, World Atlantic Airlines
|Flight Status: Departures and arrivals||www.way.com/mia/flight-status|
|TSA Wait Times||www.way.com/mia/tsa-wait-times|
Miami Airport has three linked terminals organized in a semi-circle and encircling the parking lots. There is one major terminal structure divided into the North Terminal, Central Terminal, and South Terminal. Despite this, all terminals are linked by moving walkways on Level 3. Arrivals and baggage claim are on Level 1, departures and ticketing are on Level 2, and terminal connections and the MIA Mover are on Level 3. Here's more info on Miami Airport Terminals.
The North Terminal is home to Concourse D and is the hub for Latin America & Caribbean travel. The Skytrain runs most of the concourse's length (one mile from end to end), with four stations along the way.
Between the North Terminal and Concourse D, there are four security checkpoints: three near ticketing areas and one near the Central Terminal. Passengers passing through this checkpoint can walk to the secure section of Concourse E via a connecting bridge.
This terminal is home to houses Concourses E, F & G. The concourses are located at the bottom of the U-shaped Central Terminal. Inside the secure area, each concourse has its own stores and restaurants, with more outside security and the Miami International Airport Hotel. Concourses E and F serve both international and domestic flights, while Concourse G solely serves domestic flights.
The South Terminal has direct access to Concourses H and J, which serve international and domestic aircraft, respectively. To connect to another concourse, travelers must depart the secure area and use the moving walkways on Level 3 to their next concourse, where they must re-clear security.
The Skytrain runs every 3 minutes along the mile-long Concourse D, and passengers can board at one of four stations along the way.
Passengers can use the MIA Mover on the third floor between the Dolphin and Flamingo garages to get to the Rental Car Center and Central Station.
Passengers can use the MIA E Train from Concourse E to the satellite terminal, where they'll reach gates E20-E33. The train leaves from the main concourse on Level 4.
Passengers can walk between all terminals and concourses. However, staying inside the secure area at all times is not practical. You can stay airside when connecting between Concourses D and E and Concourses H and J. Passengers must undergo security at the concourse entrance while connecting to all other concourses.
Electric vehicle charging is provided 7 days a week, 24 hours a day on the 1st level of Arrivals, inner loop between terminals E & G and 2nd level departures, valet parking in the Dolphin & Flamingo garages.
As you can see on the Miami Airport parking map, the airport has two huge underground parking lots near the terminals. Both the Dolphin and Flamingo garages are within walking distance of the terminals.
Other than these onsite lots, parking with free shuttle service is available at sever offsite parking lots near Miami airport.
There is a high vehicle parking lot space close to the east side of the Dolphin garage for oversized vehicles.
Both the onsite parking lots have accessible parking for passengers with disabilities on Level 3 and the ground level. Parking fees are standard; however, cars displaying a disability parking permit or license plate enjoy two hours of free parking.
Outdoor pet relief areas are on Concourse D, E, and J's arrival levels. In addition, indoor pet relief facilities are available at Concourses D, F, G, and J after security.
MIA has ten security checkpoints spread over the airport, four of which are situated within Concourse D.
Concourses E, F, and G have security checkpoints at each entry, while Concourses H and J have one at each entrance plus one at the H/J link.
Passengers can take the MIA Mover from the 3rd level between the Dolphin and Flamingo garages to the Rental Car Center and the Central Station.
Trains leave Central Station every 30 minutes throughout the week and every 15 minutes on weekends. MIA is on the orange line, which extends all the way to Dadeland South. Change at Earlington Heights for stations to Palmetto to connect to the green line.
Trains go from MIA (Central Station) to Mangonia Park through Fort Lauderdale.
MetroBus: From the airport Central Station, bus lines 37, 42, 57, J, 150 Miami Beach Express, and East-West Connection serve MIA.
Miami Beach Bus: The Miami Beach Bus connects the airport's Central Station to Miami Beach (41st Street to South Pointe Drive). Buses cost $2.65 and run daily from 6 a.m. to 11:40 p.m.
Private and shared-ride shuttles are available outside the baggage claim areas on the airport's ground level. Reservations are necessary and can be made by contacting 305-871-1000.
Hotel shuttles pick up and drop off passengers on the upper floor, just outside of departures.
Rideshare services such as Uber, Lyft, and Wingz can pick up and drop off passengers at the airport's departure and arrival gates.
Taxis can be found outside the arrivals area on the ground floor. Metered fees are $6.90 for the first mile and $2.40 for each subsequent mile. There are also many flat charges available.
You must take I-25 North to Exit 3A, then merge onto FL-836 West/I-395 toward the Airport/U M/Jackson/VA Hospitals. At the junction, take the left fork and follow the signs for NW 14th Street. Merge onto NW 14th Street, then make a slight right into the Airport North slip road. Keep right at the fork, then follow signs to the Rental Car Center before merging onto NW 25th Street to go to the airport.
Continue on the MacArthur Causeway to I-395 West. Continue straight to stay on I-395 West and onto FL-836 West. Take the NW 37th Avenue exit toward Florida 953/Le Jeune Road/Douglas Road, then take the first left at the fork. Merge onto NW 14th Street after following the signage for NW 14th Street.
This one's a toll road. You'll need to take I-95 South and the first left at the fork. Take the FL-826 exit and merge onto I-95 South. Continue on I-95 South, following signs for Miami and using the left lane to take the Express Lanes exit. Merge onto I-95 Express and then into FL-112 West through the left lane. Take the Le Jeune Road south exit via the left two lanes. Merge onto FL-953 South/S. Le Jeune Rd., take the first two lanes to turn left onto NW 25th Street. To get to the airport, use the right three lanes and turn slightly right.
Rideshares (Uber/Lyft) from MIA to Lincoln Road start at around $20 and vary depending on traffic conditions. Taxis will charge you $35 for a trip between Miami Airport and South Beach. Airport Shuttles start at $20 per person for a one-way trip.
An Uber/Lyft ride from Miami Airport to the Miami Cruise Port will cost around $15.
The MIA Mover is a free shuttle train that runs around the clock, seven days a week.
No, they are not. Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) is 30 miles north of Miami, while Miami Airport (MIA) is only 8 miles from Miami.
Miami Airport has three terminals - North, Central, and South. There are six concourses and 131 gates spread across these terminals.