Miami International Airport is the go-between for many travelers on vacation, business trips, and on layovers for connecting flights. To improve the traveling experience for its over 38 million guests each year, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has partnered with the airport to provide a special Wi-Fi program aside from the traditional fee-based services. Searching information about airlines, car rentals, hotels and other travel-related services is now complimentary to keep flyers' stress and confusion to a minimum.
Free Wi-Fi at Miami International Airport
Although unrestricted Wi-Fi connectivity is still not available without charge, the available free service provides access to passengers who need to make last-minute travel adjustments or access other information regarding their travel plans.
MIA's Wi-Fi portal takes you directly to flight information, airport maps, and shopping and dining. Live streaming of CNN is available to check what’s happening outside of the airport walls. All of these Internet capabilities come complimentary to all MIA guests. Data port connections and prime Wi-Fi areas can be found at Concourses D, E, F, G, H, and J.
Roaming Wi-Fi at Miami International Airport
All other Internet use is priced at two rates: $7.95 for 24 continuous hours or $4.95 for the first 30 minutes plus $0.25 for every additional minute.
All indoor public areas of the airport -- including the main terminal, departure gates, Hotel MIA at concourse E, and baggage claim -- have Wi-Fi service. This covers concourse levels D, F, G, H, and J. When you attempt to connect to the Internet through your web browser, you will be prompted to pay by credit card.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are all accepted forms of payment.
For those who do not have a laptop or other wireless device, there are public Internet workstations on the 7th floor, in the lobby bar on Concourse E, the departure level. These stations are also used by those looking for a good spot to pay for their Wi-Fi capabilities and work quietly. Workstation access is $4.95 for the initial 20 minutes and $0.25 for every minute after. Printing is also available for $0.50 per page. The Currency Exchange Business Center includes currency exchange service, cellular phone rentals, prepaid SIM cards, and domestic and international calling cards. The business center, located past the security checkpoints between concourses H and J, also has five computers and printing/photocopying capabilities. For travelers who need to send last-minute documents, a fax machine with domestic and international service is also available. The business center is also equipped with a conference room that can accommodate up to ten people.
Connecting to Miami Airport Wi-Fi
To connect to the MIA Wi-Fi network, insert or activate your adapter at 802.11b or 802.11g, and connect to the SSID mia-wi-fi.