Miami International Airport (MIA) is America’s second-busiest airport for international passengers, seeing around 100,000 every day. If you’re traveling to or from the airport and need to plug the address into your GPS, it is: 2100 NW 42nd Ave., Miami, FL 33142. MIA is a 15-minute drive from the James L. Knight Center.
Taxis and Shuttles
Taxicabs and SuperShuttle vans are available on the arrival (ground) level of the airport, outside of the baggage claim areas. There is no charge to share a cab. Many area hotels also offer complimentary shuttles.
The Airport Flyer is an express bus that offers service between MIA, Metrorail, and Miami Beach for only $2.35 and runs every half hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) has long been considered the easier gateway to South Florida. A smaller airport with a simplified layout, FLL is located 21 miles (34km) north of Miami (27mi/43km to MIA), about a 35-minute drive from the James L. Knight Center. The FLL address is: 100 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.
You can rent a car at the FLL Rental Car Center located at 600 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, next to terminal 1. There are courtesy shuttles to the Rental Car Center, with shuttle stops located on the lower level outside of each terminal.
Taxis and Shuttles
From FLL, you can expect to pay around $70 for the 30-mile trip to Miami. Cabs accept up to five people at no additional charge. Alternately, you can take the Go Airport Shuttle shared van, for around $22 to Miami. They also offer luxury sedan transportation for up to four people.
Buses and Trains
The Tri-Rail commuter train provides service to Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. There are free shuttle buses from the FLL terminals to the Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport Station at Dania Beach. The station is just a few miles from the airport and a short ride on the shuttle bus.
Mass transit in Miami is typically geared towards locals, and travel by car is generally recommended when possible.
If you plan to use the Metrorail and Metrobus frequently during your stay, a seven-day pass can be purchased for $26. In downtown Miami, you can take the Metromover, an elevated, computer-driven train for free.
To take the Metro to the James L. Knight Center, Take the Metrorail to the Government Center station. Proceed to the Metromover (Inner Loop for the most direct route). Take the Omni line and get off at Knight Center, then take the down escalators to the Miami Tower lobby. Turn right off the escalator and proceed to the Knight Center/Hyatt Regency via the air-conditioned, covered walkway.
While hailing a cab in heavily trafficked parts of town is possible, keeping taxi numbers on hand is also a good idea. Try Yellow Cab (305-633-0503) or A1A Taxi (305-261-1100) on mainland Miami and Central (305-532-5555) on Miami Beach.
Uber & Lyft
While technically still operating illegaly in Miami-Dade County and battling lawmakers in Fort Lauderdale, Uber and Lyft are available and widely used in both counties. While you won’t be able to order a black car, UberX is a reliable and more affordable alternative to cabs.