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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.
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 frequent flights 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 World Traveller (economy) cabin offers our lowest fares and is great for budget travellers. You’ll get a meal, drinks and full use of our in-flight entertainment system.
Upgrade to World Traveller Plus (premium economy) for a quieter, smaller cabin with more space, and a travel pack including a blanket and toothbrush.
In our Club World (business class) cabin, you can convert your seat into a fully-flat bed with luxurious White Company bedding, get access to private lounges, dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding.
Our First cabins are the finest way to travel. You'll enjoy your own stylish private suite with loungewear, amenity bag and slippers designed by Temperley London, exclusive access to lounges, fast-track security and impeccable service.
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.
Miami's hottest hotels
W South Beach is sleek, contemporary and beautiful. This oceanfront hotel is near all the action of Collins Avenue, but remains a perfect oasis of calm. This cool hotel is a Miami hotspot – look out for pool parties and happy hours.Book a stay
Hot and healthy cuisine
There are plenty of places to eat on Miami beach, but not all of them have received the locals’ approval. Miamians do love 27, though. This modern, trendy restaurant serves healthy American food, and plenty of vegetarian plates.
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Get on the water
Copy a rap music video and get yourself cruising the bay in a hire boat. It's what the wealthy locals do. You’ll see a different side of the city from the water. If a glizty yacht isn't within your means, try a Biscayne Bay Cruise.Book a Biscayne Bay Cruise