Cheapest time to fly to Miami
Miami flights are available all year round, but the most popular time to visit is between December and March when the sunshine and dry weather are at their best. Plus, at this time of year, the events calendar is jam-packed with exciting festivals and occasions. So prices are often at their highest during that time. Unusually, flights to Miami are cheaper from July to October, due to the increased chance of storms during hurricane season.
Best time to book your flight to Miami?
Cheap flights to Miami can often be found by booking to fly on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Flights to Miami can sometimes be cheap on a Thursday too. As with most flights, choosing to fly at an unsociable hour often lowers the price. So take a look at return flights to Miami departing at early in the morning, overnight or during the dinner hour.
How long is the flight from London to Miami?
Flights from London to Miami take about 9 hours 25 minutes on average if you fly directly. If you opt to have a stopover, though, your journey will take much longer.
Airports and airlines
Miami International Airport is the only airport serving the Miami, so all flights to Miami Florida arrive here. Alternatively, if you're planning a road trip across Florida, you could also look at flights to Orlando.
Which airlines fly from the UK to Miami?
Direct flights to Miami from the UK are operated by American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines. There are plenty of other airlines that fly to Miami International from the UK, but your flight will include a stopover en route. You can find flights to Miami from all the airports listed above, but you can only fly direct to Miami from London Heathrow.
Getting around Miami
Miami International (MIA) is the second-busiest airport in the US with about 100,000 passengers passing through every day. Miami Airport is shaped like a ‘U’, with three terminals: North, Central and South. When you arrive in Miami on an international flight, you’ll go through US Customs and Border Patrol first before moving to the baggage claim. There are moving walkways and a Skyride Connector to allow you to travel quickly between terminals, along with endless shops and restaurants to pass the time in the airport.
Getting to the city from the airport
There are plenty of ways to travel from the airport to the city once your Miami flight has landed. On the arrivals level of the airport (the ground floor), there are a number of taxicabs and shuttle buses available. Hotel shuttles can be found on the upper level of the airport, in departures. If you’re looking to rent a car, you’ll find the Rental Car Center in the Central Station which also offers a Metrobus and Metrorail service. Need some wheels? Compare prices on car hire.