Miami International Airport is not the easiest place in the world to navigate, and driving into the airport presents challenges for drivers rushing to catch a flight and unwilling to spend an exorbitant amount on parking. However, there are a great number of public and private parking lots nearby that can greatly reduce costs and that provide shuttle services to the airport.
While the ideal way to get to the airport is probably by taxi service or having a friend drop you off right at your gate, parking your car at one of the following parking lots can save you the hassle and money of parking in an airport long-term parking lot.
Be cautious, though, as some of these parking lots are closed late night to early morning, so if you have a red-eye flight arriving between midnight and 5 a.m., make sure the lot where you are parking will allow drop-offs and pickups during these off hours.
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Parking at the Crowne Plaza is a great option for those traveling during "normal" hours. One word of caution—the lot is closed between midnight and 5 a.m., so you'll want to choose another option if you're planning a very late arrival or early departure.
Still, this lot offers competitive rates and allows you to book in advance on the official website. Make sure to book your spot early and avoid the hassle on the day of your flight.
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The Embassy Suites offers airport parking, even to those not staying at the hotel. You'll be able to take advantage of their 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle and the driver will assist you with your bags.
With a security fence and 24-hour surveillance, security camera coverage, and shuttle services, this lot is one of the most convenient and secure of the surrounding parking lots with access to the airport.
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The two on-site airport parking services at Miami International Airport art the Park To Travel and Park N Fly services.
PTT is a great place to park at the Miami airport, and if you park there often, be sure to ask about their frequent parker program and request a car wash, too!
Park N Fly offers a great added benefit—they offer an oil change and detailing service, meaning you can literally get your car back in better shape than you left it! As an added bonus, they are open 24 hours and offer a shuttle service that drops you at the airport terminal.
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If you have an early morning flight and want to spend the night, consider the LaQuinta Miami Airport East. They offer a Park, Stay, and Fly program that offers free parking while you're out of town.
They also offer a free shuttle to the airport, which drops you right at your airline's gate and will bring you right back to the hotel parking lot. You can also enjoy one of the areas' many beaches while you're staying the night as they are relatively close to this hotel.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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