Airport location, terminals and transportation
Miami International Airport is a civilian airport of the international level. It is located 14 km away from the city centre. This is the largest airport not only of the city, but also of the State of Florida. The airport started functioning in 1938. It is one of the leading airports in terms of the volume of international flights. The airport encompasses four runways and three terminals. The North Terminal, the South Terminal and the Central Terminal are divided into the concourses (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and J), co-located in one building. They are connected with each other by travelators. Passengers take advantage of the Skytrain for rapid movement between the terminals.
The city of Miami is connected with the airport by such means of transport as public buses, underground train, taxi, shuttle, and rental cars. A bus stop is situated at the exit from Terminal E. 9 bus routes lead to different parts of the city. An airport automated train departs from the third level of the passenger terminal. This train takes passengers to the underground and the railway station. One can also get there by free shuttle.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
Car rental can be done at Miami International Airport through the Rental Car Center, which can be reached by means of the automated travel system. The stop is placed at the third level of the passenger terminal. About 15 leading vehicle hire companies operate in the Rental Car Center. These include Avis, Hertz, Budget, ZigZag, Sixt Rent A Car, Alamo, Alamo, Family Auto Rental, Enterprise and others. The Rental Car Center is positioned between Northwest 25th Street and Northwest 21st Street. Free shuttle and Skytrain stops are found beside the Center. The majority of representative offices of the large companies work in the Center round the clock. However, some of the offices are closed at night (for example, Family Auto Rental and Enterprise). You can obtain the information in advance by contacting the representatives of the company, having consulted the boards in the arrival halls of the airport. Moreover, passengers can get various information in the Information Center for tourists on the second floor of the terminal building.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
You can park your car at the airport in the short-term parking lot in front of Terminal E, opposite the Miami International Airport Hotel, which is housed in the terminal. The parking garages with long-term parking spaces are stationed near Terminals A, B, and H, J. A valet parking service is provided at the second level of the garages. Shuttles to nearby hotels also depart from the second level of the garage (from its Northern, Southern and central sides).