Plan on parking at PortMiami for your next cruise? You should know there are a ton of parking options. But don’t worry, we’ll guide you through all of them so you can save money, park conveniently, and just enjoy a worry-free cruise.
Luckily finding a place to park while you take your cruise isn’t as painful as you may think it is. To help you out, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about cruise parking near PortMiami.
Most Convenient Parking for Miami Cruise Passengers
If convenience is what you’re looking for, PortMiami offers the best cruise parking for passengers. They’re located right by the cruise ports and they offer both covered and uncovered parking with high security. They’ll also provide you with a shuttle to take you, your luggage, and anyone in your group to and from your terminal.
All lots have handicap accessible parking at standard rates. Free parking is available to any vehicles that require use of specialized equipment (ramps, lifts, foot/hand controls, etc.), display a State of Florida disabled veterans license plate, or display a Florida Toll Exemption permit.
The only downside to parking onsite is the price. Rates for overnight parking is $22 per night, and if you have an oversized vehicle longer than 20 feet you’ll pay $44 per night. Royal Caribbean’s Terminal A charges $25 per night.
Off-Site Cruise Parking in Miami
If you’re looking for something with lower rates, there are a few businesses that offer parking for cruise passengers in Miami at a fraction of the price that the official port parking charges.
Safe Cruise Parking
Safe Cruise Parking is located just 5 minutes from the port and only charges passengers roughly $7 a night, and you can book as many nights as you need.
You can find them at 155 SW 3rd St, and once you park, they’ll provide a free shuttle to take you and your luggage to and from the cruise terminal. The shuttle runs every 15-30 minutes between 8am and 2:30pm, so be sure to arrive within that time if you wish to take advantage of it.
JetPort Park & Ride Center
This is another great budget-friendly parking option for Miami cruise travelers. They charge $13.99 per night and provide complimentary round-trip shuttle service for up to 4 people ($5 extra for each additional person).
JetPort is a secured parking lot with 24/7 surveillance so your car will always be safe. The shuttle runs from 8am to 3pm taking passengers to and from the cruise terminal.
You must reserve your parking online. Once you do, they’ll send you directions to the garage. When you arrive, you’ll receive an entry ticket, then once you park, you’ll go to the customer service desk to show your entry ticket and reservation, and there you’ll wait for the shuttle.
Premier Cruise Parking
This multi-level parking garage is just a mile from the ports and provides free shuttle service that can take you to the cruise terminal on cruise day and will bring you back upon your return.
Rates run about $7-$8 per day, plus taxes and fees. No oversized vehicles are allowed, so if you’re bringing an RV or camper, you’ll have to park somewhere else.
The earliest you can park there is 10:30am. Shuttle service starts at 11am and runs to 3:30pm. They do not allow any parking after 3:30pm, so be sure to plan accordingly if you decide to reserve a spot here.
Miami Parking Lots
Miami Parking Lots offers 3 convenient off-site parking locations for Miami cruise passengers. The addresses for these locations are:
- 3310 NW 24th Street Road ($8.95 per day)
- 1849 NW 1st Ave. ($10 per day)
- 45 SE 2nd ($20 per day)
All lots provide free shuttle to and from the cruise port for up to 4 passengers. Any additional shuttle passengers will be charged $5 per person.
One thing we found confusing when navigating their website, is that other locations and addresses are mentioned, while when you go to book it only gives you the above three options. It’s possible they may not have updated their website in a while.
In that case, if you’re interested in the cheaper prices and services they offer, you may want to try calling them at 1-866-888-0331 for more information.
Best Cruise Parking
At just $8.90 per night ($10 during peak season), Best Cruise Parking is another favorable option for saving on your trip budget. They are located at 221 NW 1st Street. Reservations must be made online, or you can give them a call at 1-833-568-7101.
They provide complimentary round-trip shuttle service for 4 passengers; additional persons are $5 each. Your shuttle driver will give you a set of flags to use to alert him to your presence when you return.
They do not, however, provide service to Bimini Fast Cruise, or do they allow parking of oversized vehicles.
Miami Quick Park
Quick Park at Miami Cruise Port Parking is owned and operated by another cruise parking company with multiple locations on the east coast. This is the first Miami location they’ve built.
Housed in an old Alamo car rental facility, they have 400 outdoor parking spots available, an air-conditioned waiting lounge, and staff willing and able to help with luggage and shuttle transportation. Up to 4 passengers can ride the shuttle for free, and it’s $10 for each additional person.
Quick Park rates start at $8.95 per day, but during the holidays it’s $9 per day.
Park at Miami International Airport
Even if you’re not using the airport, you can still park there, and it’s cheaper than parking at the Port of Miami. The airport is only about 9 or 10 miles from the cruise terminal. They charge $17 per day and you can park there for a maximum of 60 days.
Just like the official port parking, handicap vehicles can park in accessible parking areas and will be charged the regular rate. Those with special equipment, FL State disabled veterans license plates, or a Florida Toll Exemption permit will be exempt from parking fees.
Also, since the Port of Miami frequently offers shuttles to and from the airport, you shouldn’t have any problems getting a ride to the cruise port.
Hotels in Miami with Free Parking
Many of the hotels near the PortMiami cater to cruise passengers by offering free or discounted parking and shuttle services. Some will even have a “Park & Cruise” package which that you can purchase when you book your stay.
If you prefer arriving the night before cruise day, you might want to consider staying at one of those hotels to save on some of your travel costs. We’ll start with the hotels closest to the port and go from there.
Related: See our full list of the best hotels in Miami for cruise passengers.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Grand Biscayne Bay
1717 N Bayshore Dr, Miami FL 33132 | 1.1 miles from port
This 4-star hotel is the closest that offers services to cruise passengers. Their Park & Cruise Package provides complimentary valet parking for up to 8 nights, as well as shuttle service for 2 to the cruise port.
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami FL, 33132 | 1.9 miles from port
The Hilton has a Park & Go package with free parking and shuttle service to and from the cruise port, as well as the Miami International Airport.
Hampton Inn Coconut Grove/Coral Gables
2800 Southwest 28th Terrace, Miami FL 33133 | 6.3 miles from port
Hampton Inn’s Stay & Cruise package costs $15 above standard rates and provides a shuttle to the port, and free 7 day parking.
Red Roof Plus Miami Airport
3401 NW Lejeune Road, Miami Springs, FL 33134 | 7.9 miles from port
Red Roof has a Snooze & Cruise deal that allows you to park for up to 14 days. You’ll also get a coupon for 15% off the nearby food truck and a shuttle to the port.
656 East Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166 | 3.5 miles from port
Runway offers cruise packages to their guests with free parking and free transportation to the cruise port. Upon returning, they’ll pick you up and take you back to the hotel for $10 per person.
EB Hotel Miami Airport
4299 NW 36th Street, Miami Springs, FL 33166 | 8.7 miles from port
In addition to the free 7-day parking and one-way shuttle to the port, EB Hotel will upgrade you for free to a Deluxe or Business suite if you book the Stay Park & Cruise package.
Quality Inn Miami Airport
3959 NW 79th Ave, Miami, FL 33166 | 11 miles from port
Quality Inn Miami has a Park & Snooze package which gives you free 7-day parking and a shuttle to the port.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami West
3590 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL 33122 | 11 miles from port
You’ll free parking for up to 7 days and a shuttle to the cruise port. Just select their Park & Go package when booking your stay.
InterContinental At Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL, 33172
Though this hotel is the furthest one from the port, it’s one of our top recommendations if you plan to stay overnight before your cruise leaves. You get free parking for up to 14 days, and they’ll give you a complimentary $30 Uber gift card to cover transportation to the cruise port.
In addition to all of that, when you book with their cruise package, you’re automatically upgrade to the club floor, and you get a full breakfast buffet for two.
The package is for up to 2 people, any additions will cost an extra $15 per person.
PortMiami is the largest passenger port in the world, serving over 5 million customers per year. It is also one of the largest cargo ports in the United States.
If you’ve chosen Miami as your cruise port, you may want to know a few things about the port and terminals so you can plan your trip accordingly.
The Miami cruise port has some of the most modern terminals in the world, all of them designed to move passengers quickly and efficiently from land to sea and back again. There’s convenient parking (as we’ve noted early in this article) for all terminals, and the entry ways allow for easy check-in and boarding.
This terminal serves The Crown of Miami, a Royal Caribbean vessel, along with some of Royal’s largest ships. It is the Port of Miami’s newest terminal, opened in November 2018, and is the largest cruise terminal in the U.S.
Serves Disney and MSC Cruises and was recently renovated to accommodate larger cruise vessels, including some of MSC’s mega ships.
This is the port’s smallest “boutique” cruise terminal, built and designed for smaller vessels from Oceania and Regent Seven Seas. It’s currently undergoing a few renovations to better accommodate customs and border protection, remodel existing restrooms, and add an exterior escalator.
Terminals B & C serve Norwegian Cruise Line, D & E serve Carnival, and G serves Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.
Terminals Coming Soon
In addition to the many terminals already in business at the Port of Miami, the port has plans to add a handful of new terminals in the coming years.
New Terminal B – In April 2018, the port began work on Terminal B to serve Norwegian Cruise Lines. It’s scheduled to open for business in less than a year.
New Terminal V – This terminal will be home to Virgin Voyages. The port plans to break ground later this year and are looking for construction to be complete by November 2021. Virgin Voyages is a new cruise line and their first ship, which will ship out of the Port of Miami, is Scarlet Lady.
New Terminal AA/AAA – Early this year MSC Cruises started planning and designing two new cruise facilities at the Port of Miami, hopefully to be done by 2020.
New Terminal K – And finally, Disney Cruise Line signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with Miami-Dade County to expand two of their ships and add a new cruise terminal as well. The new terminal will be on the south side of the port.
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Cruise Line Information
With PortMiami being the largest and busiest, many cruise lines use Miami as their home port. Just so you know what other cruise options there are, here’s some information about a few of the cruise lines that ship out of Miami. For much more detailed information regarding other lines, ships, schedules, and destinations, download this brochure found on the official port website.
Azamara Cruises – Azamara provides cruise itineraries all over the world. Visit Alaska, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, and so much more. Passengers can spend more time in ports than most cruise lines, even as long as staying overnight, so you can immerse yourself in whatever culture fancies you.
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Cruise Line offers fun for all as well as reasonable rates, especially for families going on a cruise. Choose your destination, port, dates, and cruise duration, and you’ll enjoy a trip that you and your family will remember for years to come.
Disney Cruise Line – Disney Cruise Line caters to the young and the young-at heart with their one-of-a-kind cruise experience. Travel with your favorite Disney characters while you tour the Caribbean Islands. Disney cruises have something for everyone on board to enjoy.
FRS Caribbean – The FRS Caribbean only travels between Miami and Bimini in the Bahamas. Book a one way or roundtrip and stay in the Bahamas for as long as you want. You can even take a day trip, where you leave in the morning and come back in the evening.
MSC Cruises – MSC Cruises have been in the cruise business since 1988 and is the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line in Europe, South America, and Southern Africa. They operate year round with itineraries to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Northern Europe, Southern Africa, and much more.
Oceania Cruises – With Oceania Cruises you can enjoy your cruise with an award-winning cruise line. Travel all over the world and visit various ports of call on one of six luxury cruise ships.
Viking Ocean Cruises – Viking offers River and Ocean cruises, but only the Ocean Cruises use Miami as a home port. Viking Ocean Cruises go to Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Americas & the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, and Africa. You can even book a Grand Voyage, which combines two or more itineraries into one. Grand Voyages can last anywhere from 38 to 245 days.
Parking in Miami doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Any of the options listed above would be great choices, depending on what your preference is.
The best option for convenience and for handicapped visitors is to park on-site at the port. However, this is also the most expensive option. If there are budget restraints, Miami has various other parking options for far less, and many of them also offer shuttle service.
If you’d rather arrive a day or two before, we’ve included nearby hotels with Park & Cruise packages that provide free parking and shuttle service to the port. A few will even upgrade your room for free, which is an extra bonus.
Wherever you decide to park or stay while visiting Miami, we hope you have fun and enjoy your cruise.