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By: Liz Cepeda

Transportation to and from PortMiami for your cruise vacation is now easier than ever

Welcoming more cruise passengers than any other port in the world, PortMiami is known as the “Cruise Capital of the World.” Here’s what you need to know about getting to PortMiami from the airport or your hotel whether you are driving, parking, renting a car, using public transportation or taking a Lyft or Uber.

There is ample parking at PortMiami for vehicles of cruise passengers and a free, wheelchair accessible shuttle to pick-up passengers and their luggage from their cars and drop them off at their designated cruise terminal.

PortMiami receives more cruise passengers than any other port in the world

PortMiami Directions

If you’re driving to PortMiami, plug the Port of Miami address:1015 North America Way, Miami, FL, 33132, into your GPS. Once you get there, follow the signs to the cruise terminals. 

Order a taxi to take you to PortMiami

Car Services and Taxis

Taxis are a good option to get you to PortMiami on time for your cruise. There is a flat rate fare between Miami International Airport and PortMiami for $27.

Some rental car agencies and nearby hotels offer courtesy shuttle service to and from the port. You can also open up your favorite ridesharing app to come pick you up from whatever Miami hotspot you are sipping mojitos at and drop you off at the terminal with ease. No need to worry about parking - or even directions.

Go Airport Shuttle offers several transportation options (private sedan or private SUV) from both MIA and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to PortMiami. Price varies depending on the number of passengers and level of service.

Metrorail at MIA
Metrorail at MIA

Getting to PortMiami from Airports with Public Transportation

The distance between Miami International Airport (MIA) and PortMiami is nine miles and the distance between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and PortMiami is 26 miles. Travel time varies greatly depending on the time of day and traffic so public transportation is often a great way to travel between these two airports and PortMiami.

In Miami, Metrorail's Orange Line can get you from the airport to Downtown Miami in less than half an hour. Transfer to Metromover at Government Center and get off at the Freedom Tower stop. From there, you can either walk 1.5 miles to the port or catch the Coral Way Route Trolley to the port. The Coral Way Route Trolley stops every 15 to 20 minutes and runs from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Traveler Tip: There's an app for iPhone and Android mobile devices that will help you navigate public transportation: the GO Miami-Dade Transit.

If you’re coming from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and you want to take public transportation to PortMiami, then you’ll need to take the Tri-Rail commuter train to Miami International Airport. Then Metrorail’s Orange Line can take you to Downtown Miami’s Metromover to get off at the Freedom Tower stop. From there, you can either catch the Coral Way Route Trolley or walk 1.5 miles to the port.

Opt for the affordable Brightline

Brightline Express Train Service from Areas North of Miami

Coming to PortMiami from Ft. Lauderdale or West Palm Beach? The Brightline train offers an affordable and easy option to get from these northern cities to PortMiami. The Brightline train arrives and departs from Virgin MiamiCentral in Downtown Miami, close to PortMiami. In the future, Brightline will also offer a route between Miami and Orlando. Driving from Miami to Orlando takes about four hours. Brightline will cover that same distance in about three hours — allowing passengers to read, relax or simply enjoy an easy and stress-free way to travel.

Cruise Ship Leaving PortMiami
Cruise Ship Leaving PortMiami

PortMiami Parking Rates

Long term cruise parking is $22 per night, while the daily rate is $8 for short-term parking. The Royal Caribbean Terminal A garage rate is $25.00 per day. There is no reserved parking. Learn more about parking in PortMiami.

Oversized Vehicles (oversized vans, recreational vehicles and cars with trailers) can park in Lot #2, directly across from Cruise Terminal E for an added fee. Oversized vehicles over 20 ft. are charged an extra $22 per day.

PortMiami parking accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or any major U.S. Traveler’s Check. No debit card transactions are accepted. Garage J is pre-paid only so you have to pay when you get to Garage J and are given a decal to post inside your vehicle for the duration of the cruise. For all other parking, you pay as you leave.

On cruise days, all garages and Lot #2 have a parking attendant from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. To access parking garages and Lot #2 on non-cruise days, please contact PortMiami Cruise Operations at (305) 347-4800 or Port Security. All facilities are patrolled by security.

Affordable and safe overnight garage parking is available for as little as $7 in Miami Parking Authority garage locations conveniently near PortMiami.

Palm Trees

Disabled Parking

Miami-Dade County Ordinance requires those with a disabled parking permit or tag to pay normal parking rates except as provided by Florida State Law. However, two hours of complimentary parking will be provided to vehicles displaying a disabled parking permit or license tag.

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