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By: Shayne Benowitz

Often called the gateway to Latin America, Miami International Airport (MIA) offers more flights to South America and the Caribbean than any other airport in the United States. Fresh off a $6.2-billion improvement project, the airport is better equipped than ever to get you in and out (and onto the beach!) as efficiently as possible. Here's what you need to know about getting to and from MIA to help plan your visit to Miami.

Miami Airport Address

Driving to the airport and need to know where to go? If you're traveling to Miami by car, plug the airport address into your GPS: 2100 NW 42nd Ave., Miami, FL 33142. The address for the Rental Car Center is 3900 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33142.

To pick up arriving Miami visitors at the airport, follow the signs to Arrivals located on the lower level. To drop off passengers, follow the signs to Departures on the upper level.

Parking at MIA

Self parking is available in the Dolphin Garage (serving North Terminal D and E) and the Flamingo Garage (serving Central Terminal F and G, as well as South Terminal H and J). Rates start at $2 per 20 minutes with a maximum rate of $17 per day.

Valet offers the closest parking option, starting at $18 per hour or $30 per day. Valet parking is located at the North Parking Lot, Level 2 (across from North Terminal D) and South Parking Lot, Level 2 (across from South Terminal H).

Miami’s Transportation Hub: The Miami Intermodal Center (MIC)

Located just east of the Miami International Airport, the new Miami Intermodal Center is the county's main transportation hub. Offering multiple transportation options to the airport and beyond, the center is accessible via rental car, inter-city and local bus services, as well as commuter, heavy-rail and long-distance trains. Even though the center is not technically a part of the airport (it's a development by the Florida Department of Transportation), it is designed to shuttle travelers to and from the airport through an automated train called the MIA Mover.

The Miami airport is 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. The Orange Line refers to the 2.4-mile elevated Metrorail extension from the Earlington Heights Station to the Miami Intermodal Center.

Also part of the Miami Intermodal Center, Central Station offers connections to Tri-Rail and Greyhound bus. Tri-Rail is a 72-mile commuter train that runs north and south along Interstate 95, linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

Miami Travel Tip: There are two apps for iPhone and Android mobile devices that will help you navigate public transportation while you are visiting Miami: the Miami-Dade Transit Tracker and the Miami Trolley App.

Rental Car Center

The Rental Car Center provides direct access to and from the airport via the MIA Mover, an automated elevated train that runs between the center and the airport terminals. The Rental Car Center is located next to the Miami Intermodal Center.

Airport Shuttles

Some hotels in Miami offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Check directly with the hotel where you booked your room reservation to inquire about more information.

SuperShuttle is the official airport shuttle at Miami International Airport with multiple kiosks located in the arrivals section of the airport. 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.

In addition to the traditional blue vans, SuperShuttle also offers Mercedes-Benz black sprinters, for travelers looking for VIP service at a cost-effective price. The premium service offers upscale private transportation to and from the airport, business meetings, social events or around town. Reservations are not required but suggested during peak travel times of the year.

Taxi Service & Ride Share

Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area at the airport. Ride share apps like Uber and Lyft also service the terminals of MIA.

Express Bus Service to Miami Beach

Miami-Dade Transit’s Airport Flyer offers daily express bus service between Miami International Airport and Miami Beach with multiple stops from 1st to 44th Streets on the beach. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Passengers ride aboard a 40-foot buses equipped with luggage racks and comfortable seating.

For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, transportation and more at Miami International Airport, visit miami-airport.com.

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