When booking your flights to and from Miami, Florida for On the Blue Cruise, we suggest that you consider arriving a day or two earlier so that you can take advantage of the local attractions in the Miami area. This also helps to avoid potential flight delays, baggage collection and transfer problems that could occur.
However, if you need to arrive the day of On the Blue Cruise, please arrive no later than 11:00 am on Friday, April 5th. We also recommend that you schedule your departure for no earlier than 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10th in the event there is a delay in debarkation. If you plan to fly into or out of Fort Lauderdale, please add an additional 1-2 hours for travel in the event of traffic.
Conveniently located in the heart of Dade County near downtown Miami, the Port of Miami is easily accessible from area airports and hotels by car, taxi, and shuttle.
Distance from the Port of Miami to:
The Miami International Airport (MIA) is the closest area airport to Port Miami. Consider arriving a day or two earlier so that you can take advantage of the local attractions in the Miami area. This also helps to avoid potential flight delays, baggage collection and transfer problems that could occur. If arriving in Fort Lauderdale or Palm Beach, please plan accordingly and allow for additional time.
Taxi fare from Miami Airport to Port Miami is currently a flat rate of $24 (prices subject to change).
As of April 15, 2014, a $1.00 fuel surcharge is now added to every trip due to an increase in gas prices. Taxicab drivers are required to obtain a fuel surcharge decal and post it on the vehicle’s rear passenger side window.
For other destinations, the cab fare is $2.40 upon entering the taxicab and $2.40 per mile thereafter.
Many area hotels provide bus/shuttle transportation between Miami and the hotel for pre-booked reservations. You should contact your hotel for available options and details. Here are two airport shuttle options, servicing the greater Miami and Ft. Lauderdale areas:
A number of car rental firms are licensed to do business at Port of Miami. Some companies provide shuttle service from the cruise terminals to their off-site but nearby rental locations. We suggest you confirm shuttle service with the car rental service prior to reserving a vehicle.
There are three entrances into Port of Miami. If using a GPS device, use 1015 N. America Way, Miami Florida 33132 as your destination address. Once at the Bridge to the Port, follow the signs to the designated terminal.
Port of Miami
1015 N. America Way
Miami, FL 33132
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AIRPORTS & TRAVEL TIME
Miami International Airport (MIA)
8 miles from Port Miami. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes.
Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
25 miles from Port Miami Travel time is approximately 45 minutes.
If you are arriving on the same day your cruise departs, please schedule your arrival and departure flights as follows:
Port Miami Parking
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.
Hours and Access
On cruise days only, all garages and Lot #2 are open and manned by a parking attendant from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that Garage J is pre-paid only. To access parking garages and Lot 2 on non-cruise days, please contact Port Miami Cruise Operations or Port Security at 305-347-4800.
Lost ticket (equivalent to 11-day cruise), per vehicle, per space $242
All garages and Lot E access cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or any major U.S. Traveler’s Check. Debit cards are NOT accepted.
For Disabled Persons
Notice to Disabled Parking Patrons (Effective November 16, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.)
Based on Ordinance 13-104 that Amends Section 30-338.2 of the Miami–Dade County Code;
Public parking charges will apply to vehicles parking at Port Miami’s public parking facilities that display a disabled parking permit or license tag, except as provided by Florida state law*. However, a vehicle displaying a disabled parking permit or license tag will be allowed up to two (2) hours of free parking. Any vehicle exceeding the two-hour free parking period will be charged for the entire time the vehicle uses the facility.
*In accordance with Florida state law, no parking charges will be imposed on any vehicle with specialized equipment, such as ramps, lifts, foot or hand controls, for use by a person with a disability, or any vehicle displaying the Florida Toll Exemption permit.
How to request complimentary disabled parking at Port Miami: