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Getting to PortMiami

Getting to PortMiami

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From the Airports and Highways

 

PortMiami is the world's busiest cruise port. It is very easy to reach, thanks to two nearby airports and its close proximity to I-95.

Disney Ground Transfer—Available to/from Miami International Airport  (MIA) and the cruise terminal. Just add it onto your cruise reservation. The cruise line does not offer transfers from Fort Lauderdale (FLL). For more details, see page 80. DCL also offers several shore excursions on debarkation day that include airport transfers.

Shuttle Van—Airport-authorized shared-ride shuttle service is available from MIA through SuperShuttle for $15 for the first passenger and $10 for each additional rider, round-trip. Visit https://www.supershuttle.com or call 800-258-3826. At FLL, Go Airport Shuttle provides the same service for $27/passenger, round-trip (gratuity included)—for details, visit http://www.go-airportshuttle.com or call 800-244-8252. Both companies offer private vans, town cars, and limos as well.

Sedan/Town Car, or Limo—PortMiami maintains a list of over 250 ground transportation companies, and the airport web sites have similar lists. Super Shuttle/ExecuCar (see above) offers round-trip private sedan service from MIA for $75. Go Airport Shuttle and Executive Car Service (see above) offers round-trip private sedan service from FLL for $86, tip included.

Taking a Taxi—Taxis between MIA and the port are $27 flat rate, one-way. Zoned, flat-rate fares to other spots are also offered at the airport. Metered fares are $2.50 for the first 1/6 mile, $0.40 for each additional 1/6th, with a $2 surcharge for trips to MIA or PortMiami plus a $1 fuel surcharge on all trips. Trips to/from nearby hotels are in the $8-$16 range.

Rental Car—There are no on-site rental car offices at the port. Avis/Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Vanguard and Amigo's currently have permits to provide shuttle service to/from their offices, and others may offer the same service. While rentals are good for a pre- or post-cruise stay, other choices are more convenient for direct airport-to-cruise transportation.

Long-term cruise parking structures and surface lots are operated by PortMiami. Rates are $20/day, $7/hour for short-term parking, and vehicles over 20 feet are $20 extra per day. Parking is free for the disabled; see the port's website for details at http://www.miamidade.gov/portmiami/parking-transportation.asp#parking.

Driving directions from I-95 (including FLL Airport): Take I-95 to Exit 2D (left exit from southbound I-95) to I-395 East (Port Miami via Tunnel/Miami Beach). The port tunnel entrance will be 1.8 miles ahead, on your left.

Driving directions from MIA Airport: Exit the airport on NW 21st St eastbound. Turn south (right) onto NW 37th Ave. to Florida 836 (Dolphin Expressway - $1.25 toll) which becomes I-395 eastbound.  After 5.5 miles exit I-395 for the port tunnel, on your left.

Driving directions from downtown: Take Biscayne Blvd. to NE 5th St./Port Blvd., or NE 5th St. eastbound from other points. Follow the signs to the cruise terminals.

Note: A new tunnel links the port to I-395. Opened in August 2014, the tunnel is the preferred route to the port from the airport and I-95, though the older routes through downtown remain in service, too. Visit http://www.portofmiamitunnel.com

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