by Patrick O'Halloran

Miami Cruise Port Guide

In this Miami Cruise Port Guide we aim to give you an overview of cruises from Miami. The various transportation options and places to stay before or after your cruise vacation. The Port of Miami is often known as Cruise Capital of the World as along with nearby Fort Lauderdale more cruises set sail from here than anywhere else in the world.

Miami Cruise Port - Cruise Terminals

The Port of Miami cruise terminals are among the most modern in the world. They are designed to quickly move passengers from land to sea. Drive-in passengers can opt for convenient on-port parking. There are special arrangements for travellers with disabilities. For those arriving by taxi, shuttle bus or limousine, drop off is directly in front of each terminal and entryways are designed for a quick and easy check-in and boarding process.

Miami Cruise Port - Where is Miami Cruise Port?

Miami Cruise Port is located on Dodge Island in the sheltered waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. The port is just 8 miles east of Miami International Airport.

The address of Miami Cruise Port is: 1015 N. America Way, Miami, Florida 33132.

Miami Cruise Port - Port of Miami Parking

Port of Miami Parking is conveniently available at all cruise terminals. Designated disabled permit parking spaces are available in each garage. Spaces are also available for oversized vehicles (oversized vans, recreational vehicles and vehicles with trailers) at special rates. All facilities are patrolled by security. Oversized vehicles may only park in Lot #2, across from Cruise Terminal E.

  • Overnight parking, per night: $22,
  • Royal Caribbean Terminal A Garage rate: $25 per day
  • Short-term parking: $8
  • Vehicles longer than 20 feet: An additional $22 per day

Miami Cruise Port -  Transportation

Airport

Miami A

Located eight miles west of Miami Cruise Port, MIA is one of North America’s busiest airports for international flights. It’s served as the hub for a long list of domestic and international airlines.

Miami International Airport has three terminals and several concourses

  • North (Concourse D)
  • Central (Concourses E, F, G)
  • South (Concourses H and J)

Moving walkways and skytrains connect the concourses and the rental car centre. As a whole, the airport can be busy and messy so it is best to give yourself extra time.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Check with your hotel for details and whether they offer this service and where to catch the shuttle.

Trains

Metrorail’s Orange Line offers visitors easy, affordable access to Miami International Airport. Trains serving the MIA Metrorail station are marked ORANGE LINE. For schedules and costs, visit the Miami Dade web site.

Metromover

The Metromover is one of three train lines in Miami-Dade

  • Metromover
  • Metrorail
  • Tri-Rail

The Metromover is the smallest of the three but the most efficient and convenient, especially if you happen to be staying around Downtown and Brickell. This elevated, electric monorail runs two very short loops—one inner, one outer—around Downtown. The Metromover is free and can help you bypass Downtown and Brickell's traffic and offers direct stops at the Brickell City Centre and Bayfront Park.

Metromover Map

The Metrorail system is a 25-mile dual track that provides service to Miami International Airport (MIA) and runs from Kendall through South Miami, Coral Gables, and downtown Miami; to the Civic Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital area; and to Brownsville, Liberty City, Hialeah, and Medley in northwest Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at three locations: Historic Overtown Lyric Theatre station – transfer to BrightlineMIA (Orange Line) and the Tri-Rail (Green Line) stations – transfer to Tri-Rail.

Metrorail Map

The Tri-Rail is the largest of Miami’s rail systems. As the name implies—connects three counties: Miami, Broward and Palm Beach. Running in a pretty straight north/south line from Miami to West Palm Beach, the Tri-Rail is good for those looking to travel a far distance or see another county.

Tri-Rail System Map

Buses

Metrobus operates more than 95 routes with close to 1,000 buses covering 29 million miles per year, 365 days a year. If you can’t get there with the Metrorail, hop on one of the metro bus routes that serve areas of the city the rail doesn’t, such as Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Homestead or even as far as Fort Lauderdale or the Florida Keys.

Miami Beach Bus

This travels between the Miami Intermodal Center (MIA) and Miami Beach. The Miami Beach Bus makes traveling to/from Miami International Airport to Miami Beach fast, easy and convenient

Taxis

While it’s pretty easy to hail a cab in the downtown area, you may find the need to call for a taxi. Try Yellow Cab (305-633-0503) on mainland Miami and Central (305-532-5555) on Miami Beach.  In both areas, cab meters start at $2.50 for the first 1/6-mile and cost $2.40 for each additional mile. Waiting time is $0.40 per minute. If you hotel doesnt have a port shuttle this is a convenient way to travel to Miami Cruise Port.

Hotels 

This selection of  hotels are in close proximity to the Port of Miami cruise terminal so are ideally placed for any pre or post-cruise stay.

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Hampton Inn and Suites

Intercontinental Miami

JW Marriott Marquis Miami

Mandarin Oriental

W Miami

Kimpton Epic Miami

Find Your Own Hotel

If you would like to search for your own accommodation then use the handy map and search function below. Simply enter the required dates for hotels and prices near to the cruise port.



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