Miami MIA Airport Security Wait Times

Miami Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

Miami Airport

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

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    Miami International Airport MIA TSA Security Wait Times Information

    CLEAR IS AT MIA!

    MIA features CLEAR expedited security screening. CLEAR counters are located at all MIA TSA Security checkpoints E, G, & H. In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion - it only takes a minute to sign up.

    FLIGHT DELAYS

    Before you head to the airport, be sure to check MIA Arrival Delays, MIA Departure Delays, or use iFly's MIA Flight Tracker.

    Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    There are a total of 10 security checkpoints at Miami Airport, and they all feature general, CLEAR, TSA Pre, premium, and ADA-friendly security checks. There are 2 primary (24 hour) checkpoints at MIA.

    Checkpoint 1

    Type: All travelers

    Hours: Daily, 3:45 AM to 8:00 PM

    Checkpoint 2

    Type: All travelers and TSA Precheck

    Hours: Daily, 24 hours

    Notes: This checkpoint and Checkpoint J1 are open 24 hours

    Checkpoint 3

    Type: All travelers

    Hours: Daily, from 4:15 AM to 9:30 PM

    Checkpoint 4

    Type: All travelers

    Hours: Daily, varies

    Checkpoint E

    Type: All travelers and TSA Precheck

    Hours: Daily, 4:15 AM to 11:30 PM

    TSA Precheck Hours: Daily, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours: Daily, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Checkpoint F

    Type: All travelers

    Hours: Daily, 3:45 AM to 11:00 PM

    Checkpoint G

    Type: All travelers

    Hours: Daily, 4:15 AM to 11:00 PM

    TSA Precheck Hours: Daily, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours: varies

    Checkpoint H

    Type: All travelers and TSA Precheck

    Hours: Daily, 3:45 AM to 8:30 PM

    CLEAR Hours: Daily, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    TSA Precheck Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Checkpoint J1

    Type: All travelers

    Hours: Daily, 24 hours

    Checkpoint J2

    Type: All travelers

    Hours: Daily, 10:45 AM to 9:00 PM

    TSA PreCheck at MIA

    MIA TSA Pre Lanes can be found at Checkpoints 2, E, G, and H. There are no dedicated checkpoints for TSA Precheck

    MIA TSA wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next MIA flight - there’s an enrollment center on the departures/ticketing level, near the Alaska Airlines ticket counter. To enroll, you will need to bring your ID or passport.

    TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at MIA, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll, visit the TSA website.

    About MIA Security Wait Times

    MIA airport wait times shown on this page are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

    MIA TSA security wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for MIAttle Tacoma MIA Airport are projected, barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at MIA. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

    All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned MIAt a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned MIAt a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance MIAt assignments and advance boarding passes.