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Miami International Airport (MIA)

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Miami International Airport, Miami
  • The experts at Eater and Miami New Times recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Miami New Times
  • Kimberlee M.
    "The flight crew from Gainesville to Miami are fantastic!"(133 Tips)
    Jean-Carlo L.
    "Stay in terminal D, great food and shopping."(45 Tips)
    Jenn T.
    "Hungry? La Carreta has delicious Cuban food to go!"(39 Tips)
    Melanie K.
    "Best Cuban coffee at Cafe Versailles."(10 Tips)
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  • Richard G.
    Richard GregoryOctober 11, 2010
    Recommended: If you've just travelled from Chicago and you have a son called Kevin, then please make sure that he's with you. If not, he's probably in NY fending off burglars at your brother's house. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 25
  • Sean O.
    Sean O'HanlonNovember 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    It's absolutely ludicrous that in 2015 one of the busiest airports in the world has horrendously slow WiFi that you have to pay to use. Get with the times MIA; Get Google Fiber & make it free for all.
    Upvoted Aug 30
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅January 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you travel to LAS Vegas choose a seat on the right side of the plane and you will get great views of Grand Canyon and Hoover dam
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesOctober 21, 2016
    Welcome to Miami! Get ready for a spectacular vacation as the city is full with energy. From endless beaches, a stunning atmosphere and plenty more, you sure won’t forget your experience in Miami.
    Upvoted Aug 30
  • Liz V.
    Liz VernonOctober 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Bienvenido a Miami! The food is delicious at MIA. Go local with Sushi Maki, La Carreta or Versailles. If you need a pick-me-up, grab an iced café con leche & pastelito before departure.
    Upvoted Sep 28
  • Gary B.
    Gary BarrettSeptember 15, 2016
    The airport is very nice. A big difference from the way it looked when it still had a 70's look. The gem here is the American Express lounge. They're rare and exclusive, but worth it.
  • Ting
    TingMarch 15, 2015
    Pretty fuss free for a US airport. Easy to navigate and conveniently connected to car rental centre via a mover system. There are a few terminals, so make sure you know which one your airline is at.
  • Roy P.
    Roy PerezDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Unique way to get free wifi is going to gate D30 (aa admirals club) and connecting to "attwifi", you can sit just in front of admirals door and still get a good signal.
  • JLPR
    JLPROctober 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Welcome to Miami! Bienvenido a Miami! Miami is also known as "the 305" and 3:05 p.m. is also our official Cuban coffee break time! Indulge in some local culture and @305cafecito!
  • Aubrey S.
    Aubrey SwansonOctober 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get some Atelier Monnier macarons, Cuban coffee, and take the metro rail to/from the city for $2.50 instead of cabbing. It's quick, easy, and convenient.
  • Angelica M.
    Angelica MTNovember 18, 2012
    If you are departing from terminal F, do all your shopping and eating BEFORE you enter F. F only has 3 shops and 3 snack places; crappy. Outside F, MIA offers a wonderful array of shops and eateries.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 11, 2012
    Top Dining Options: Beaudevin, Cafe Versailles, Lorena Garcia Cocina, Icebox Cafe, and Sushi Maki are all located in Terminal D; Casa Bacardi, Terminal E, Second Level, Central Terminal. Read more
  • Michael T.
    Michael TiesoJune 20, 2013
    The admiral lounge costs 50. Worth it! Great for long layovers, cheaper than hotel, unlimited coffee, drinks, etc. also has showers. And you get two drink tickets an free wifi. Fantastic deal.
  • SkyMall
    SkyMallNovember 17, 2010
    If your in the Miami Airport, don't miss La Carreta Cuban Cuisine by gate D37. Try the Ropa Vieja with plantains and rice coupled with a Cafe con Leche Coffee for a perfect meal.
  • Arjan T.
    Arjan TAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the local touches at this airport. Make sure to grab an authentic Cuban coffee in the main departure terminal before you board your flight.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 5, 2011
    Getting into the city of Miami from the airport is cheap... and you can be at the beach in less than 30 minutes! As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
    Miami.comAugust 1, 2014
    With the newly renovated Terminal D functioning like a mini Miami, you can enjoy favorite local destinations before you even leave the airport, like Ice Box Café, Café Versaille, and Books & Books. Read more
  • Jose R.
    Jose RentasFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Be patient with your flight crew and pilots, they work away from home most days out of the month and although it can be a fun job it's not always as glamorous as it sounds. It's hard work! :)
  • Glenn E.
    Glenn EbertJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're flying out of Concourse D (and have time to kill) go to the end of the terminal btwn gates 1-24 for a fantastic selection of shopping & food. Ice Box Cafe is a MUST, especially the breakfast
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaJanuary 13, 2014
    Welcome to Miami! Bienvenidos a Miami! Discover Miami with Lufthansa: our travel report will guide you. Enjoy! Read more
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysOctober 11, 2013
    Must visit: The Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in USA. A wonderland for wading species such as spoonbills, egrets etc. The only place in the world where alligators & crocodiles coexist
  • Melonee G.
    Melonee GriggsJune 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Always full of surprises. People doing impromptu concerts & such...or maybe just in my layovers. Stop by Ice Box Cafe for a great slice of cake while you wait. Bring clorox wipes to bathroom.
  • Barry H.
    Barry HennesseyMay 23, 2014
    Just a few miles away a must try something only found in Miami ! Don't leave without giving it a shot. Read more
  • Lucretia
    LucretiaNovember 28, 2014
    If you are cruising or leaving in the evening, the hotel by E concourse has a day rate from 10-6p. Worth every penny. Quiet, comfy beds, dark and chill.
  • Marco V.
    Marco VicenteJanuary 22, 2015
    Lovely terminal, domestic flights with American got a long trip, don't miss the rest Don Shula's and its barbecue shrimps. Terminal adorable, Si la conoces, los vuelos domésticos en American muy lejos
  • Josh C.
    Josh CouillardSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The top of the stairs at D60/D57 usually has a good sunset view. If you want truly good Cuban food, don't fool around with La Caretta. Sit down at the restaurant across from Wendy's (D12).
  • Billy O.
    Billy OvallesNovember 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice Airport. TSA PRE lane on terminal D took just 3 minutes to get thru. Cafe Versailles is Da Bomb! Order a Medianoche and Cafecito anytime, can't miss. The American Express Centurion Lounge...
  • Alejandro M.
    Alejandro M.August 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Welcome to Miami, Florida! Our world class gateway has something for everyone. Enjoy our white sand beaches, diverse neighbirhoods , and exciting lifestyle. Come back soon...
  • Ami H.
    Ami H.July 19, 2016
    Vast but pleasant airport with underwhelming wifi and quantity of charging stations. But yes, the food options are good and the Xpress Spa is a nice place to decompress from travelling stress.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SullivanNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    American has two nice Admirals Clubs in D. D15 is reasonably big. The one in high Ds is better. Private bath stalls, good bars & lots of outlets. Bring your own WiFi - TMibile always overloaded.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LorettaFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Tip 1) if you're being picked up, it's easier to be picked up in departures (upstairs). Tip 2) cell phone coverage is bad (especially at bag claim)... Arrange your pickup location beforehand.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GonzalezSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out Versailles for some fresh guava pastries. If you're not from Miami and have never tried a guava pastry - trust me - you won't regret it.
  • Jan F.
    Jan FreemanFebruary 11, 2016
    This is a HUGE airport. If you rented a car be prepared to walk a mile to get to the reservation desk. Lots of great restaurants and stores in the airport.
  • Mandy K.
    Mandy K!July 15, 2012
    Take the metrobus express route 150 to head to south beach. Only 2.35 one way. Cabs are 52 dollars! And there are only a few stops so don't worry about bad parts of the city.
  • Mismi
    MismiDecember 14, 2013
    If you want beach and party, try to find hotel near to Lincon Road, very nice street!! And if you like shopping, the mall in Orlando are cheaper even than duty free ;)
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 21, 2013
    This airport offers American Airlines Flagship Check-in for those passengers with access to it and it is kinda tucked away so you will need to look for it, but you'll find it
  • Dennis J.
    Dennis JacksonAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    My favorite airport. Airports are either love or hate, but it a depends about the person and their patience. ;) I never have issues here. Lots of parking.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PaulFebruary 26, 2013
    Car rental has never been more of a pleasure! Amazing set up that takes you on a 20 minute scenic tour by car and then a wonderful 5 mile stroll before you actually make it to security.
  • Talal A.
    Talal AlMadhiAugust 11, 2016
    Terminal D starts in Miami and ends somewhere in Cuba. Running shoes is a must. If you're going to the car rental center "rent a smart car" it could be long, very long walk. Enjoy!
  • Rae
    RaeAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    When leaving the car rental lot the concrete messes with the gps and everyone gets on the road and has to slow down or stop before the first intersection to wait for the satellites to catch up. :-)
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    Features exhibits by emerging artists throughout the terminals. Visit Cuban restaurant La Carreta (Concourse D), sample the roasted pork and black beans and watch folks go by. Read more
  • Raffy
    RaffySeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Check prices from Fort Lauderdale if you're flying nationally, FLL is usually way cheaper!! And just 23 dolar share ride away (and the shared rides from there are allways almost empty!!)
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaAugust 22, 2014
    If all the wiring from an A380 was laid end to end, it would stretch 320 miles! Wow! Read more
  • @tntp45
    @tntp45March 10, 2011
    If you are stuck in D terminal there is only one place to go: The Bacardi Mojito bar with the new restaurant serves fresh salads, sandwiches and original recipes. Friendly service and a good bar.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SalyukovFebruary 6
    Check in at domestics flight is very fast! There aren't queues! Convenient and comfortable airport! Everyone may trying rom or tequila go free;)
  • Richard L.
    Richard LotzNovember 6, 2014
    Entertain yourself on the moving walkway with a bouncy playground surface. You'll need it during the hike from the terminals to the rental car or metro rail building.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CSeptember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    From baggage claim, go the the 3rd floor and follow the signs for car rental. You get to ride a train!
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.August 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're flying American, get there early. This is a hub for the airline and lots of inexperienced vacation travelers make the security lines very slow moving.
  • Ariel H.
    North terminal has tons of fantastic food, especially Cuban. Check out La Carreta around D36, Kuva at D19. Cafe Versailles for medianoche and a cortadito.
  • Daedrian M.
    Daedrian McNaughtonJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    A great place to exercise. The AA terminal has long walks between gates, so it's advisable to wear comfort shoes. Instead of taking the skytrain, walk to ur gate or up and down the steps to the train
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