Miami International Airport
Miami Airport or MIA as it is sometimes known is the main airport in South Florida and was founded there in 1928 and remains the property of the Miami-Dade county Government. It is one of the busiest freight airports in the world and it is also one of the busiest passenger airports in the world because of its proximity to all the attractions of Miami and also because it is a gateway airport from the USA to South and Central America. Miami airport is also increasingly popular for European flights in to America and becoming a hub for European travel. Currently Miami airport is undergoing an expansion and improvement program which is due to be finished some time in 2014. Once it is complete, the airport should take up more than 7 million square feet. So make sure you are organized before you go and have your onward travel from the airport booked.
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Airport Car Hire
There is a huge selection of car hire providers operating from Miami airport, there are sixteen car hire companies on site at the airport in the Hire Car Centre, and there are many many more offering car hire services from the airport, but with pick up off the actual airport site, requiring a shuttle bus to get to the car. Car Booker compares most of the car hire brands operating from Miami airport including the main onsite brands of Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty and Sixt and more. We get the latest prices and car hire discounts and deals from these companies, we select the best deals and then you can pick the car that suits you best for your trip. Booking with Car Booker can save you up to 30% on your Miami hire car. For all car hires in Miami airport you must on the MIA Mover from the MIA station to Central Station, where you will find the Hire Car Centre for Miami Airport.
Getting there & Away
Due to the sheer size of the airport, Miami has created a Central Station which is the main transport hub to and from the airport. It is located 2kms from the airport itself and everyone going to or from the airport and Central Station goes on the MIA Mover. In Central Station you will find the Metrobus and Metrorail stations. Metrobus runs services to Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, West Miami-Dade, Broward County, Homestead, Florida City and the Middle Keys 365 days a year. The Metrorail runs from Dadeland South the new MIA Metrorail station (Orange Line). Taxis are at the ground level outside arrivals/baggage claim. Hotels shuttles pick up and drop off at the upper departure levels.
Miami is a glamourous, fun and lively city with lots of beaches, clubs, bars, shops, restaurants and things to do. For a little of the famous Miami glamour head to the Sunset Lounge on Miami Beach, you can shop on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach or pop into the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens or El Carajo International for Tapas and Wines. You can have fun at the beach, soak up the sun and enjoy a cocktail. You could go to Aqua Jet Miami for some serious fun and for the kids, don’t miss the Miami Children’s Museum and Miami Seaquariam. Or to see a little outside the city, we would recommend jumping into your hire car and doing an All-American Road Trip from Miami to Key West, a 150 mile drive of a lifetime.