MIA Airport Maps & Guide
As one of the busiest airports in the United States, Miami Airport offers a range of facilities and services to make air travel as smooth as possible for passengers. With six terminals, each with its unique features and facilities, the airport has everything you need to make your journey comfortable and enjoyable. This terminal guide and maps will help you understand and navigate the airport with ease, scroll down for more detailed information.
Airport Terminal Layout
Do you know your specific departure or arrival terminal at Miami Airport? Jump to it from the list of terminal maps below to dive into each terminals amenities and services, or use the interactive map to find any gate, shop, cafe etc. You can even navigate to any desired location or to another terminal if you're connecting at the airport.
MIA Airport has three main terminals, North, South, and Central Terminals. Within each terminal are individual concourses, which are:
Each terminal is designed to cater to different airlines and services. The airport has a user-friendly layout, making it easy for passengers to navigate through the terminals and access various amenities.
Airlines By Terminal
Concourse D is the largest terminal at the airport and is used by major airlines such as American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines. Concourse E is used by airlines such as Air France, British Airways, and Lufthansa. Concourse F is used by airlines such as Aer Lingus, Avianca, and Emirates. Concourse G is used by airlines such as Bahamasair, Frontier, and Sun Country. Concourse H is used by airlines such as Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest Airlines. Concourse J is used by airlines such as Air Canada, LATAM, and Qatar Airways. Check here for a list of airlines by terminal.
Getting Between Terminals
Passengers can easily get between the terminals at MIA by using the Skytrain, which is a free automated people mover system that operates 24/7. The Skytrain runs between Concourses D and J, with stops at Concourses E and H. The journey between terminals takes approximately 5 minutes. Access is via the main terminals, using the escalators or elevators up one level.
Within the D concourse is a free shuttle (golf carts) that can carry a few passengers and their bags within the terminal. Look for signs that designate the pick-up points.
Walking between the terminal’s concourses is possible, but note that each concourse has its own security, so take that into account when calculating transit times.
iFly Tip: Using the map’s Directions feature, you can input 2 points within Miami Airport such as gates or amenities, and get approximate point-to-point times.
Example of in-terminal navigation using interactive map:
Food, Shops & Services
Traveling through Miami Airport is an experience in itself, with a wide range of food and shopping options available to passengers. The airport has six concourses, each with its own set of amenities, including restaurants, cafes, and shops. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, there's something for everyone.
Tap the map to open a zoomable view of Food, Stores & Services (or go here to see a full list of Food and Shopping options listed by terminal).
Map of Food and Shopping Options by Terminal
Locations of Security Checkpoint(s)
MIA Airport has multiple security checkpoints located throughout the airport. The main security checkpoint is located in Concourse D, but there are also checkpoints in Concourses E, F, G, H, and J. It is recommended that passengers arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flight to allow enough time to go through security.
Fast Track Lanes and Locations
The airport offers a TSA PreCheck program, which allows eligible passengers to use the fast track lanes and expedite the security screening process. The TSA PreCheck lanes are located in Concourse D and Concourse J. In addition, there are also Global Entry kiosks located in the passport control area for expedited customs clearance for eligible passengers.
Passport & Immigration Control Locations
The passport and immigration control area is located in Concourse D of MIA. This is where international passengers will go through customs and immigration. There are also Global Entry kiosks located in this area for expedited customs clearance for eligible passengers. Domestic passengers do not need to go through passport control.
Global Entry Locations
Miami Airport is home to several Global Entry locations, which allow travelers to expedite the customs and immigration process when entering the United States. Global Entry is a program that allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to bypass the traditional customs and immigration lines and use automated kiosks instead. To be eligible for Global Entry, travelers must apply and be approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Once approved, travelers can use Global Entry kiosks at participating airports, including MIA Airport, to speed up their entry into the United States.
CLEAR Lane Locations
CLEAR is a service that allows travelers to bypass long security lines and get through airport security faster. At the airport, CLEAR services are available at multiple terminals. CLEAR Plus lanes are located in the following terminal(s):
- Checkpoint E
- Checkpoint F
- Checkpoint G
- Checkpoint H
- Checkpoint J
If you are unsure of when to leave for the airport, you can check wait times at MIA. This will give you an idea of how long the security lines are and help you plan your arrival time accordingly.
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Airport Lounge Locations
MIA offers a variety of lounges for travelers to relax and unwind before their flight. The American Airlines Admirals Club is located in Concourse D and offers comfortable seating, complimentary snacks and drinks, and a business center. The Delta Sky Club (pictured in the map below) is located in Concourse H and features a bar, shower facilities, and a variety of seating options. The United Club is located in Concourse J and offers a quiet space to work or relax, with complimentary snacks and drinks and a variety of seating options.
Other lounges at Miami Airport include the Avianca VIP Lounge in Concourse J, the Club America Lounge in Concourse F, and the VIP Lounge Miami in Concourse E. Each lounge offers unique amenities and services, such as shower facilities, complimentary food and drinks, and comfortable seating options. No matter which lounge you choose, you can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing environment before your flight.
Baggage Claim Areas
Baggage claim areas at Miami Airport are located on the lower level of the terminals. There are four baggage claim areas in total, one for each terminal. Baggage claim carousels are clearly marked with flight information and airline logos. If you need assistance with your luggage, baggage carts are available for rent near the baggage claim areas.
Luggage Cart Pickup Points
Luggage carts are available for rent at Miami MIA Airport. The cost is $6 per cart, and they can be found near the baggage claim areas. You can pay with cash or credit card. If you need assistance with your luggage, porters are available for hire at the airport. They can help you with your bags and guide you to your transportation.
Luggage Storage Locations (Left Luggage)
If you need to store your luggage at the airport, there are a few options available. The airport does not have a left luggage service, but there are luggage storage facilities located near the airport. One such facility is Luggage Storage Miami, which offers short-term and long-term storage options. Another option is Vertoe, which has multiple locations throughout the city and offers luggage storage by the hour, day, or week. Both options offer secure storage and insurance for your belongings.
MIA’s North Terminal: D Gates Map, Services & History
The North Terminal, also known as Concourse D, is a vast, bustling hub brimming with amenities designed to cater to the needs of every traveler, and was meticulously designed for effortless traveler navigation. Dominated by American Airlines, the terminal features a spacious central corridor flanked by departure and arrival gates, making it simple to locate your specific gate.
iFly Tip: Keep in mind this is a very long concourse, and can take 15 mins or more to walk from one end to the other.
Airlines Serving North Terminal/Concourse D
The sprawling North Terminal is home to a diverse array of airlines, including American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia (check here for a full list of airlines serving MIA). For real-time gate and terminal information, refer to the Arrivals or Departures links on this page.
Dining Quick Bite Options in Concourse D
The North Terminal’s Concourse D is home to a variety of dining options, including fast-food chains like McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts, as well as sit-down restaurants like Shula's Bar & Grill and Cafe Versailles. Concourse E offers a range of international cuisine, from sushi at Ku-Va to Mexican fare at Casa Noble. Concourse F is the place to go for a quick snack, with options like Auntie Anne's Pretzels and Starbucks.
Concourse D Shopping
When it comes to shopping, Miami Airport has plenty of options to keep you entertained. From luxury brands like Gucci and Burberry to souvenir shops selling Miami-themed gifts, there's something for every budget. Concourse G is home to the airport's duty-free shops, where you can pick up tax-free items like liquor and perfume. And if you're looking for something to keep you entertained during your flight, head to the airport's electronics stores, like InMotion Entertainment, for the latest gadgets and accessories.
History of the North Terminal1950s: The Construction of Concourse D
In the 1950s, Miami Municipal Airport began to expand rapidly to meet the growing demand for air travel. In 1958, construction began on Concourse D, the first concourse of the North Terminal. Concourse D was designed to accommodate large jetliners, which were becoming increasingly common at the time.1970s and 1980s: The North Terminal Comes of Age
The North Terminal continued to expand and modernize throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including a new baggage handling area and international arrivals.1990s and 2000s: Renovations and Expansion
In the 1990s and 2000s, the North Terminal underwent a series of renovations and expansions to improve its facilities and accommodate the continued growth in passenger traffic.Today
Today, Concourse D is a modern and efficient terminal that serves millions of passengers each year. It is home to many of MIA's international airlines, and it is a popular gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean.
MIA Central Terminal: E, F, G Gates
The Central Terminal, encompassing Concourses E, F and G, stands as a bustling hub teeming with amenities tailored to meet the diverse needs of every traveler, meticulously designed for seamless navigation. With American Airlines as a prominent presence, the terminal boasts a spacious central corridor surrounded by departure and arrival gates, simplifying the process of locating your designated gate.
iFly Tip: There is a post-security connector between E & D concourses, allowing passengers to avoid going through security, and also providing access to the Skytrain to all D gates.
Airlines Serving Central Terminal/Concourses E, F & G
The Central Terminal’s Concourse E hosts a diverse array of airlines, including American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia, while the F concourse has a mix of international as well as domestic carriers. Concourse G features Southwest and other carriers.
(Check here for a full list of airlines serving MIA). For accurate gate and terminal details, always refer to your ticket or reach out to your airline directly.
Dining and Shopping Options within Central Terminal's Concourses
Travelers passing through Miami International Airport's Central Terminal (Concourses E, F, and G) have a diverse culinary options. Whether craving classic American fare or yearning for a taste of Miami's vibrant culture, the terminal offers a variety of dining options to suit every palate.
iFly Tip: Use the interactive map of MIA’s Central Terminal to see specific locations of food, cafes, bars, etc. If you’re already at the airport, you can navigate directly to your desired destination from any location within the airport. To see a listing of all Food-related options, navigate here.
History of the Central Terminal
1950s: The Construction of Concourses E and F
In response to the escalating demand for air travel in the 1950s, Miami Municipal Airport underwent rapid expansion. Construction commenced in 1958 on Concourses E and F, marking the inception of the Central Terminal. These concourses were specifically designed to accommodate the increasing prevalence of large jetliners.
1970s and 1980s: The Central Terminal Matures
The Central Terminal underwent continuous expansion and modernization throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Notably, in 1984, a new baggage claim area was inaugurated, and by 1988, a state-of-the-art international arrivals terminal had been completed.
1990s to Today: Updates and Expansion
The Central Terminal saw numerous renovations and expansions, many of which are still visible today.
MIA’s South Terminal (H & J Gates)
The South Terminal, home to Concourses H and J, stands as a dynamic gateway providing a plethora of amenities tailored to cater to the diverse needs of every traveler. Meticulously designed for seamless navigation, this bustling hub is a vital part of Miami International Airport. With a strong focus on international flights, the South Terminal is an essential connector for passengers seeking smooth transitions between continents.
iFly Tip: Take advantage of the convenient post-security connector between Concourse H and Concourse J, offering passengers the ability to move seamlessly without the need for additional security checks. Additionally, the connector provides access to the Skytrain, facilitating easy transit to all gates in Concourse J.
Airlines Serving Concourses H & J
Concourse H is home to a diverse array of international airlines, solidifying its position as a key hub for global travel. Carriers such as Lufthansa, Air France, and Emirates operate from Concourse H, connecting Miami with destinations worldwide. On the other hand, Concourse J features a mix of international and domestic carriers, contributing to the South Terminal's role as a vital connector for passengers traveling to and from Miami MIA.
For a comprehensive list of airlines serving MIA's South Terminal, including Concourses H and J, you can check here.
Dining Options within Miami's South Terminal (Concourses H & J)
Travelers exploring Miami International Airport's South Terminal, encompassing Concourses H and J, are treated to a diverse culinary experience with an array of dining options catering to various tastes.
iFly Tip: Use the interactive map of MIA’s South Terminal, allowing travelers to pinpoint specific locations of food, cafes, bars, and more. If you're already at the airport, this feature enables you to navigate directly to your desired dining destination from any location within the terminal. For a comprehensive listing of all food-related options, you can explore further here.
For those in the mood for a hearty meal or take on-board snack:
- Bud Light Lounge at H12: Offering a selection of beers.
- Bongos Cuban Cafe at H-J Connector: A destination for Cuban dishes and drinks.
- Corona Beach House at J11: A spot to enjoy more beer.
- Earl of Sandwich at J8: Specializing in sandwiches.
- Famous Famiglia at H-J Food Court: Serving pizza by the slice, stromboli, and garlic rolls.
- Gilbert’s Food Bar at H-J Food Court, Terminal J: A place for coffee, pastries, and desserts.
- Heineken Bar at H6: Known for its variety of beers.
- La Pausa at H-J Connector: A sit-down restaurant offering burgers, sandwiches, and drinks.
- McDonald’s at H-J Food Court: Home to the iconic golden arches.
- Nathan’s Famous at H9: A go-to spot for hot dogs.
- Subway at H7: Offering a variety of sandwiches.
- Starbucks at H5, J7: The popular coffee destination.
- Quizno’s at H12: Known for its hot pressed sandwiches.
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