Flights to Miami

Best student & youth fares right now to Miami

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Student flights from Australia to Miami

Welcome to Miami: now which way to the beach? Florida’s coolest city is an icon in its own right, and makes for a truly epic holiday. Here you’ll find endless beaches, enormous skyscrapers and a world-class nightlife experience, with amazing restaurants and bars almost everywhere.

Miami is also well-known for its amazing array of Art Deco buildings, with Ocean Drive’s classic 1930s hotels forming the highlight. It also has a vibrant arts and food scene, ranging from fancy galleries to unique street murals; five-star restaurants and unbelievable street food. Whether you want to hang on the beach all day or enjoy a glamorous weekend in the city, Miami has plenty to offer.

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What are the main Miami airports, and how do I get from them to central Miami?

The main airport for long-haul flights into Miami is Miami International Airport, though there are others in reasonably close proximity, including Fort Lauderdale about 20 miles to the north. Fort Lauderdale offers more domestic options and can be a great choice if you’re flying from elsewhere in the US.

Miami International Airport / MIA: Miami International is the most convenient airport to fly into if you’re staying in Miami proper, as it’s just a few miles from downtown. As usual, the quickest way from the airport to the city centre is by taxi, but it’s also the most expensive. If you opt for this, it’ll be about half an hour from airport to hotel. Other (cheaper) options include Miami Airport Bus, which costs $3 AUD and takes up to an hour (including waiting time); Miami Airport train, which is the same price and takes about the same time as the bus; and finally Miami Airport shuttle, which costs $4 AUD.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood / FLL: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood is the other international airport serving Miami, though is located a bit further away—about 20 miles north of downtown. By far the easiest option is to drive, especially if you’re already planning on renting a car. It’ll take about 45 minutes to drive to Miami from FLL. There are also a number of public transit options, including Virgin Trains USA (formerly known as ‘Brightdale’), which is a high speed service connecting the two cities. A one way ticket costs $14 AUD. An even cheaper option is Tri-Rail, which costs about $5.50 AUD.

How to fly from Australia to Miami

While the trip from Australia to Miami is a long one, it’ll be worthwhile once you’re basking in Miami’s stunning beaches and enjoying delicious food day and night. Given the distance, you’ll have a connection (or two) on your way to Miami—but don’t fret, it’s the perfect way to stretch your legs (and maybe plan a stopover too).

The most popular airlines for flights to Miami from Australia are United, American, Virgin Australia and Qantas, although of course there’s plenty more options to choose from as well.

Cheap flights to Miami
from Brisbane / BNE

Average flight duration

20 hours +

Number of daily flights

No nonstop flights, but dozens of connecting flights daily

Cheap flights to Miami
from Melbourne / MEL

Average flight duration

21 hours, 45 minutes +

Number of daily flights

No nonstop flights, but dozens of connecting flights daily.

Cheap flights to Miami
from Sydney / SYD

Average flight duration

19 hours, 25 minutes +

Number of daily flights

No nonstop flights, but dozens of connecting flights daily.

Cheap flights to Miami
from Perth / PER

Average flight duration

29+ hours

Number of daily flights

No nonstop flights, but dozens of connecting flights daily.

When is the best time to fly to Miami?

Miami offers warm, sunny weather year-round, so there’s hardly a bad time to visit! Temperatures are warmest during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer months, so May-August, which also happen to be the wettest months for Miami. The rest of the year—even off-season, from November to February—is a safe bet. Early fall (October-November) can be a cheap time to fly to Miami.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to Miami?

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Prices based on bookings made 60-91 days prior to departure.

Why do Australian students love visiting Miami?

With so many budget friendly activities (hello, free public beaches!) and an incredible culture, Miami makes a great place for students to live, study or explore for holidays. And of course, we can’t forget to mention the nightlife, which is among some of the best in the States.

miami universities and campuses

Miami universities and campuses

If you’re thinking of studying abroad in the US, Miami is a great city to think about! There’s two main universities in Miami, the University of Miami and Florida International University. There’s plenty of opportunities for international students at both, and both have a wide variety of course offerings and extracurriculars. Plus, who doesn’t want to study right next to a beach?

miami lifestyle and culture

Miami lifestyle and culture

Miami’s culture is influenced greatly by its proximity to both the beach and to the Caribbean and Latin America. In fact, Miami is often called ‘The Capital of Latin America’, on account of the Latin American population being the largest anywhere outside of South America. The art, music and food scenes are all worth exploring, and gain a lot from Miami’s diverse population. Make sure to save time to check out some of the street art downtown and try some delicious Latin-American influenced foods, such as arepas, a Cuban sandwich, chicharron and more.

visit miami on a student budget

Exploring Miami on a student budget

While Miami is one of the USA’s wealthiest cities, it’s certainly possible to explore on a student budget if you research carefully and plan ahead. Thankfully, it’s best attraction—the beaches—are all free to the public, so you can really have an entire vacation just sunbathing, snorkeling and surfing in the turquoise waters. There’s also plenty of cheap eats and accommodations, especially if you stay outside of the main downtown area.

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