Miami International Airport (MIA) – Arrivals and Ground Transportation Guide | Travel Guide | Ep#1

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Welcome to Hipfig’s Travel Guide Series on Miami, Florida. Miami International
Airport, airport code MIA, is the main airport for the Miami area. Another
airport near Miami is the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International
Airport or FLL. FLL is located 30 miles from downtown Miami which is about an
hour drive. In this Airport guide we will cover Miami International Airport and
its ground transportation options only You can find more information on both
airports on our website Miami International Airport has 3
terminals each with three levels. The Central Terminal is the main terminal. On level one you’ll find arrivals and baggage claim, on level two you’ll find
ticketing, check-in and departures , on level three you’ll find the moving
walkways which transport you from one terminal to another as well as from the
central terminal to the MIA mover station which takes you to Miami Central
Station. For public transportation and the rental car center. Above the North
Terminal in Concourse D. There’s a sky train that runs only in concourse D and
it’s four stations within the concourse Once you disembark the plane at Miami
International Airport, domestic passengers and passengers from Canada
who have gone through U.S. Immigration and Customs in Canada through
preclearance should follow the signs to the main terminal and walk to baggage
claim on level one. Ground transportation is available immediately outside the
baggage claim area on the first level Arriving international passengers should
follow the signs to US Customs and Border Protection’s passport control.
Miami International Airport uses automated passport control kiosks and
manned counters in immigration to help speed up the process.
After clearing immigration proceed to collect your bags and clear us customs.
If Miami is not your final destination and you have a connecting flight after
clearing customs, drop your bags at the inner line lobby belt directly outside
U.S. Customs. You must do this to recheck your bags for your connecting flight. If
Miami is your final destination once you clear customs and if you are at customs
D in the North Terminal, after exiting U.S. Customs you’ll be on the first
level of north terminal D. If you are at customs J in the South Terminal after
exiting U.S. Customs you’ll be on the third level of the South Terminal J. To
find ground transportation take the elevator to the first level. You can find
private pickup taxis and super shuttles on level one at all terminals. Go to
designated taxi and shuttle stands that are located on first level curbside
outside of the baggage claim area. There you’ll find uniformed staff members to
help you. Tip: please do not accept offers of transportation from people inside the
terminal. Look for uniformed airport employees with MIA ID badges only.
Here’s another tip:there are two types of taxis: metered and flat fee to certain
zones including Miami Beach and Coral Gables. Ask at the taxi stand if you want
a flat fee taxi. Please check on for the links for more details
for rates and fees for Super Shuttle and taxis. Hotels shuttle pickup areas are
located outside on level 2 of the airport. Please follow signs or check
with your hotel. Tip: it’s a good idea to have your hotel number on hand in case
your transportation does not arrive. The moving walkway at level 3 connects all
terminals outside the security area. The moving walkway will also take you from
Central Terminal to the MIA mover station and the MIA Mover station will
take you to Miami Central Station for public
transportation and the rental car center Tip: if you need US currency for
immediate needs there are foreign currency exchange booths located
throughout the Miami International Airport. There’s one located at the MIA
Mover station. Take the MIA Mover train to MIA Central Station from the
third-level. Metro bus, Metro Rail and Tri-rail airport connections are located
in the Miami Central Station third level Important tip: you’ll need an easy card
pass to ride on public transport. To purchase your fare, easy card
vending machines are located in the entrance of the Miami Central Station at
Miami Central Station. You can catch the Metro Rail. Metro Rail is a cheap and fast way to get into Miami Check with your hotel for the nearest
stop near them. You can take the Green Line if you’re traveling to Palmetto,
Hialeah, Tri-Rail, Northside, Dr. Martin Luther King jr. , or Brownsville stations
Take the orange line if you’re traveling to Dadeland north, south Miami, University, Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Biscayne, Brickell, Government Center, Historic Overtown. Lyric theatre, Homer, Silver Civic Center, Santa Clara or Earling Heights
station. Metro Rail trains depart every 30 minutes.
Another economical choice is the Metro bus. The Metro bus provides service
throughout Miami-Dade County. Many buses intersect with Metro Rail and Metro
mover. The following routes serve the airport bus route number 37, 42, 57, J, 150 Miami
Beach Airport Express, and the east-west connection.
If you are staying in a Miami Beach area hotel consider taking the Miami Beach
bus for a cheap ride to your hotel. The bus will take you to Miami Beach from
41st Street to Southpoint Drive. Check with your hotel for the nearest stop to
them. the bus stops are located at the MIA Metro Rail Station and are located
on the ground level. Buses pick up passengers on the west side. If you’re
renting a car, the Miami International Airport rental car center is also
located at the MIA Mover Central Station. All major rental car companies
are located in the MIA rental car center. s=Smaller rental car companies arelocated in close proximity to the MIA Airport. Some smaller companies upon request will pick up passengers right outside the lobby of the rental car center
There’s also a taxi stand available here Tip: parking can’t be expensive in Miami
but there are many parking lots street parking and parking garages available.
Ror a complete list go to the Miami parking authority website or find the link
on Very few parking places have meters. They are online and require
an app like Pay by Phone. Download the app to your phone for ease before or after you
park. At Miami International Airport Wi-Fi service is available on the MIA
Wi-Fi network. Access to websites for airlines hotels, rental car companies, the
Greater Miami Convention, and Visitors Bureau, and by airport in the miami-dade
county are complimentary. Miami International Airport has made great
efforts to welcome visitors to Miami and make traveling easier. they are
continuously improving their facilities to make it more pleasant for travelers Happy Travels. Go to for
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