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Transportation Options from Miami Airport to Port of Miami

The Port of Miami is also known as the cargo gateway of the Americas and the cruise capital of the world. It is one of the busiest ports in the United States, with travellers coming in from different parts of the world. Miami Airport is a leading gateway for travellers who want to take a cruise from Miami.

After booking your flight and cruise, you would need to know the transfer options from Miami airport to the Cruise Port. The available options are taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Taxis are certainly the fastest and most convenient transfer option while taking a train is the cheapest, followed by the bus and the shuttle.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €35 15min 24/7
Bus €50 45min 17:15–
Shuttle €40 20min 24/7
Train €10 40min 07:58–23:52

How to get from Miami Airport to Port of Miami by taxi

Taking a taxi is the fastest way to get from Miami airport to the Port of Miami. Taxis offer an easy, safe, and smooth transport option to the cruise port. It’s also the most convenient option because there’s no waiting time, which means you can leave promptly upon your arrival. Taxis are available 24/7 at the airport with the journey to the Port of Miami taking just 15 minutes.

Taxi fare from Miami Airport to Port of Miami

Taxis are the more expensive transport option from Miami airport to Miami cruise port but also the easiest. They operate at a flat rate, with the fares being slightly higher at night and during the holidays. A day trip from Miami airport to the Port of Miami should cost around $35 (€32), but you should always check with your driver before starting the journey.

Cost

$35

Trip Duration

15 MIN

*Rates vary on weekends and public holidays.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at the airport

Where do I get the taxi from?

Taxis are located on the airport’s ground level, outside, as you leave the baggage claim area.

Convenience

Taxis are the most convenient and comfortable transport option available seeing as they’re ready to leave whenever you like and there’s no waiting time or unnecessary stops on the way. Also, the taxis are available 24/7 at the airport, which makes it easier for travellers to get a taxi immediately upon their plane’s landing.

Editor’s Note

Although a more pricey option overall, taking a taxi when travelling in a group of 4 passengers reduces the cost per passenger dramatically.

Useful Tips

Taxis in Miami accept credit card payments.
You won't be charged extra for luggage items.
If you’re paying in cash, ensure you have change handy, as most drivers don’t usually have change for large bills.
Always agree on the price with your driver before starting your trip.

How to get from Miami airport to the Port of Miami by bus

Another way to get from Miami airport to the Port of Miami is by taking a bus. Although this is not as convenient as taking a taxi because there are no direct public transportation options, there are buses that will take you to Bayside Marketplace. Bayside Marketplace is 2km from the cruise port, and from there, you can either take a 3 minutes taxi or walk for 21 minutes to the Port of Miami. A bus to Bayside Marketplace costs $25 (€23) per passenger, and the journey to the Port of Miami by bus is 45 minutes.

Cost of the bus from Miami airport to Port of Miami

The bus leads to Bayside Marketplace and costs $25 (€23) per passenger for a 45-minute ride. You can walk for 25 minutes thereafter or take a taxi to the cruise port.

Cost

$25

Trip Duration

45 MIN

*Buses depart at 17:15 daily

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Buses depart once daily.

Where do I get the bus from?

The daily bus service from Miami Airport to Port of Miami is operated by SuperTours. The SuperTours vehicle can be found outside, you just need to follow the Ground Transportation signs after you leave Baggage Claim.

Convenience

Taking a bus is not a very convenient option, especially for travellers who want to get to the Port of Miami as fast as possible or who are carrying heavy luggage. You’ll have to wait for other passengers to get on and off the bus – including transferring their baggage, whilst the bus only leads to Bayside Marketplace. Also, the trip lasts for 45 minutes, as opposed to the 15-minute taxi ride, and this transfer option includes a fair amount of walking to reach your end destination.

Editor’s Note

If you’re certain you want to travel by bus, remember to book flights that arrive early in the day, as the bus departs at 17:15 sharp daily.

Useful Tips

Buses can only accommodate two pieces of luggage per passenger, and you may be charged an additional fee for any extra items.
Drivers won’t be ticking people off, so ticket-holders need to be at the departure point on time, ready to board immediately.
Tickets are non-refundable, which is why it's best to be at the departure location 10-15 minutes before the departure time.

How to get from Miami airport to Port of Miami by shuttle

Taking a shared shuttle from Miami airport to the cruise port is another available option. Different companies offer shared shuttle transfers and they are mostly grouped as Independent Shuttles and Cruise Shuttles. Independent Shuttles offer shared rides at cheaper rates to popular destinations like the Port of Miami and they aren’t associated with any cruise line. On the other hand, Cruise Shuttles between Miami airport and the Port of Miami are more expensive. The journey to Miami Port by shuttle is faster than the bus, taking only 20 minutes.

How much is the shuttle from Miami Airport to Port of Miami?

Shuttles are cheaper and faster than buses, at $20 (€18) per passenger.

Cost

$20

Trip Duration

20 MIN

*Shuttles are available 24/7 at the airport

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Shuttles are available 24/7 at the airport

Where do I get the shuttle from?

Shuttles are available outside the arrivals halls at the baggage claim level, just follow the signs for Ground Transportation.

Convenience

Shuttles are faster than buses, and there are no unnecessary waiting times and stops on the way to the cruise port. It’s a great transport option for travellers on a budget who want to get to their destination fast.

Editor’s Note

When booking a shuttle, it's recommended to compare the prices of different companies to find the best deals.

Useful Tips

Shuttle fares are charged per passenger, making it a rather expensive option for families.
It pays to book your shuttle ahead of time because prices may vary depending on the time, date of travel and even group size.

Welcome Pickups transfer

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Miami. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

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Prices

DAYTIME
€61.0
NIGHTTIME
€72.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Miami Airport to Port of Miami by train

The cheapest way to get from Miami Airport to the Port of Miami is by train. Taking a train to the Port of Miami costs $5 (€4.5) for an approximately 40-minute trip, excluding wait times.

When you arrive at the airport, you’ll first take a free 5-minute ‘MIA Mover’ tram from Miami Airport Ground Level to Airport Station. You’ll then take a 15-minute Orange Line train from Miami International Airport Southbound to Government Center Station Rail. At this point, you have two options; you can either take a 20-minute bus from Stephen P Clark Center to Mac Authur Cy and Op Fountain St., which is in the cruise port, or a tram from Government Center Metromover Station to Bayfront Park Metromover Station from where you can walk to the cruise port or take a taxi.

How much is the train from Miami Airport to Port of Miami?

The train is the cheapest transport option, costing only $5 (€4.5) per passenger.

Cost

$5

Trip Duration

15 MIN

*The train departs every 20 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

The train is available from 07:58 to 23:52 daily.

Where do I get the train from?

The train services are operated by Miami-Dade Transit, which departs from Miami Airport Ground Level Station.

Convenience

Although the train is the cheapest transfer option, it’s not the most convenient. The journey takes longer, there are potential waiting times and there are multiple transfer changes required to reach your end destination.

Editor’s Note

Taking a train is only an ideal option for people travelling on a budget. Consider other transport options if you’re after convenience and speed.

Useful Tips

Be sure to check the train schedules when planning your trip because the train departs every 20 minutes.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Miami airport from Port of Miami?

The Port of Miami is just over 12km east of Miami Airport, taking only around 15 minutes to reach by car or a private shuttle. There are other transport options available, including bus, shared shuttle and train, which although cheaper take considerably longer.

Is there a shuttle from Miami airport to the Port of Miami?

Yes, you can get a shuttle from Miami airport to the cruise port. You can choose between Cruise Line Transfers and Independent Shuttles based on your budget and needs.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Miami airport to the Port of Miami?

Taxis are the more expensive transport option here, costing $35 (€32) for the trip from Miami airport to the Port of Miami. However, if you’re travelling heavy, late at night or have children along, it’s the recommended transport option, offering convenience and speed whilst keeping your group together and safe.

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