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Polish up your sunglasses and don’t squash your straw hat in your suitcase – when you book flights to Miami with British Airways you’ll feel the sparkle of excitement from Magic City before you’ve even crammed your case closed.
Just pick your day: British Airways fly to Miami every single day of the week. What’s more, you can return any day of the week, too – providing you can tear yourself away from the beach. It might be a long way, but time will fly as you sit back and let the British Airways cabin crew take care of you. Practise relaxing now – you’ll be doing plenty of it once you’re on South Beach on your Miami holiday.
With two flights departing every day from London Heathrow (LHR) to Miami International (MIA), you can pick a day that suits your travel plans and take it from there.
You can fly to Miami at any time of year with British Airways. One of the busiest airports in the US, MIA welcomes travellers for all seasons, whether you’re here with family in tow or ready to do business in Downtown.
Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?
Our economy class (World Traveller) cabins are great value for those looking for cheap flights. For an extra fee, you can select your seats in advance – the quieter seats are towards the front of the plane. Sit directly above the wings to reduce the effects of any turbulence. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly.
Premium economy class (World Traveller Plus) has more legroom and a smaller cabin with greater privacy. Enjoy the comforts of cosy cushions, blankets, eye masks, toothbrush, toothpaste and more features to ease your long-haul journey.
Our business class (Club World) cabin has fully flat beds for total comfort, dining menus designed by top chefs and fast track priority through the airport, to make your journey even easier from the start.
First class cabins are the epitome of luxury, from fully flat beds in private suites, to exclusive lounge and spa access on the ground – enjoy ultimate exclusivity.
Flights take around nine hours from London Heathrow to Miami International with British Airways. Miami is five hours behind London for most of the year, four hours behind London just as it changes over to daylight savings time.
Hints of the city beyond will strike you from the moment you step into Miami International Airport – Spanish voices, salsa music and the glint of sunglasses worn indoors. Miami airport is eight miles from the city centre.
Hail a taxi outside the terminal or pre-book an airport transfer before you travel to take the stress out of getting to your Miami hotel. You’ll be given the opportunity to add a shuttle or private door-to-door transfer once you’ve booked your Miami flight or holiday.
Alternatively, book car hire, in partnership with Avis, and explore Southern Florida in your own time.
If you’re travelling on a British passport then you don’t need a visa to fly into Miami – but you do need to apply for an ESTA at least 72 hours before you travel. It costs $14 to register for your ESTA. Once it’s approved, you can use it for multiple journeys for two years, or until your passport expires.
Travelling can be tiring, so follow these simple tips to take the stress out of your Miami flight.
And once you’re in holiday mode, stay that way. Book your hotel and car in advance with British Airways to take the stress out of arrival.
Our Miami cheat sheet will have you feeling like a local in no time.
It's customary to tip between 15 and 20% in the US, for everything from restaurants and bars to taxis and bellboys.
All the best Miami sights are within walking distance of each other, or you can order an Uber. Hire a car with Avis to explore beyond the city at your leisure.
Look down from the plane over Wynwood Walls, and see if you can spot the cheeky rooftop art on the top of the Goldman Global Arts Gallery from your plane seat – it’s a woman in a bath that you can’t see from street level.
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