Cheap Flights to Miami

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When to Fly

Miami enjoys a subtropical climate that ensures plenty of sunshine all year round. Sun protection is advised, even when temperatures are moderated by cool ocean breezes. Rainfall occurs mainly during summer (June – August) and early autumn (October) but that shouldn`t stop you from booking a cheap flight to Miami and enjoy what the city has to offer.

Peak Season

A lot of tourists from the Northern Hemisphere who are looking to escape the winter chill at home book flights to Miami from January through April when temperatures are in the teens to low 20s with blue skies and crisp air.

Off Season

The weather in June, July, and August is extremely hot and humid with the possibility of rain almost every day, but this is also a good time to bag a bargain.  However watch out for the hurricane season which, officially, runs from June to November.

Shoulder Season

May and October through early December can be great times to take a flight to Miami.

Every March Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami transforms into an electronic dance music haven for individuals to come and rave, dance and party together. The weekend-long festival hosts live sets by some of the world’s most famous DJs and performers making it one of the biggest names in the electronic dance music scene. More than 50,000 people have attended the festival in the past to watch artists such as Fatboy Slim, Madonna and Calvin Harris. Alongside the artists and DJs are world-class dancers brought in from every party location worldwide such as Ibiza and Amsterdam. Ultra Music festival is full of hi-energy music lovers, spring breakers and ravers from all ages that gather every year to soak up the explosive fun-loving atmosphere accompanied by world-class entertainment.  

Miami Overview

Find a cheap flight to Miami, in the United States, not the one on the Gold Coast, is known by several blockbuster terms - the Magic City, the Capital of Winter Sun (certainly for visitors who take cheap flights to Miami to sit out the harsh Northern Hemisphere winters), the Playground of the Ultra-rich, the Epicentre of Chic Beach Culture, the Gateway to Latin America and the Cruise Capital of the World.

It's little more than 100 years old, but the former swamp and wilderness has scrubbed up nicely. Miami is situated in Southeast Florida, between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. It's composed of several distinct neighbourhoods. The downtown is compact, packed with glittery skyscrapers, shopping malls and eateries. Many tourists will set themselves up on the Miami and South Beaches, sunbathing during the day and hitting the superclubs at night.

Coconut Grove is a beautiful, bayside village renowned for its international sailing regattas, and the popular Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Coral Gables has tree-lined boulevards, winding roadways and green spaces. It's known as the City Beautiful.

Perhaps most famously, Little Havana is the cultural and political capital of Cuban Americans. It's an electric district marked out by a strong street culture and a "talky" interest in the arts, culture and politics. Màximo Gomez Park is one of the most popular meeting places for Cuban Americans, the domino-playing locals have gifted it the nickname Domino Park.

Getting around Miami

Given Miami's layout, walking is not really an option, nor is biking (except for along Miami Beach). However, the downtown core is easy to get around. South Beach and Coconut Grove are also pedestrian friendly. If you are going to stay at a resort or in one neighbourhood you won't need a rental car.

Taxis are readily available, if fairly expensive.

Getting around Miami by public transport - Metrobus and Metrorail - is a breeze. The network is extensive, reliable and cheap. The Metromover is focused on the downtown area. There are 20 stations situated every two blocks. Best of all, it's free.

Getting to the city

Most flights will arrive at Miami International (MIA), and there are several ways of getting downtown. The Rental Car Center houses almost 20 companies and a shuttle connects the centre with the airport. 

Hotel shuttles will pick up their guests from the upper departure level of the airport. There are also taxis and SuperShuttle vans available on the ground level of the terminal. 

There is also an express bus that travels to Miami Beach and a local bus service. 

Metromover, a free, fixed-rail system service, and Metrorail round out the public transport options for travellers. 

From Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International (FLL) there are shared vans and cars (provided by the Go Airport Shuttle service) and taxis. There's also a train that links the airport with Miami International.

Miami insider information

  • South Beach (SoBe) is the art deco district, home to more than 800 pastel-coloured buildings that were spruced up in the 1980s.
  • Miami caters for culture lovers too. Must-sees include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Miami Art Museum, the Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Miami Symphony Orchestra
  • Spanish Market - the Española Way Market sells everything from flowers to jewellery. 
  • At full moon, drummers congregate on Miami Beach (between 85St and 79th St) to hold a drum circle party.
  • The Cape Florida Light (south end of Key Biscayne, Miami-Dade County) is a popular attraction. The lighthouse dates from 1825 and stands 29 metres high. Climb the 118 steps to the top from where there are great views of the harbour and city skyline. 
  • The Shrine of Our Lady of Charity stands near the Bay of Biscayne. It was built in 1966 by the Cuban people in honour of the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre (Virgin of Charity), their patroness.
  • A cafe Cubano will wake you up. Strong and sweet, it's a cafecito. If you take it with milk it's a cortadito.
  • The Museum of Latin American Art will offer an insight into Latin-American culture.

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Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 8.86
Cheap meal
$ 25.32
3 course meal for 2
$ 93.05
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 1.95
A dozen eggs
$ 3.74
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 5.82
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 4.43
Large bottle of water
$ 2.13
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 50.44
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 92.60
How much does transport cost in Miami?
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1
1 km taxi journey
$ 3
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 3
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 4

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