When it comes to parking at the Miami port, it pays to know your options. Prices vary considerably, based mainly on convenience to the port. As a rule of thumb, the closer you park to the ship, the more costly it will be. The most expensive parking, located right at the port, is also the easiest to use. Luckily, there are other options if you are a bargain hunter.
(Note: If you are planning to spend a night in the area, check out our page of Port of Miami hotels with cruise parking.)
Miami Port Parking: The port offers onsite parking that is very convenient and patrolled by security. Parking comes in both covered (parking garage) and uncovered lots. There is also a complimentary shuttle that will take you from the parking lots to your cruise terminal. Parking is available for oversized vehicles, but will cost extra.
For the convenience of parking here, be prepared to pay the price. Overnight parking is $20 per day ($140 for a 7-day cruise!). You should note that credit cards and cash are accepted. However, debit cards are not.
Cost: $20 per day
Distance: At terminal (free shuttle provided)
Note: Despite the high cost, we recommend parking at the official Port of Miami lots. They are convenient to the ships and highly reputable. The port doesn’t accept debit cards.
Safe Cruise Parking: Safe Cruise Parking offers a good deal, a fenced and gated lot, and 24/7 security. That’s a pretty compelling offer for a rate that’s considerably less than the cruise parking lots at the port. Prices vary, but expect to spend about $10 a day for a week’s worth of parking.
The lot is located about 2-3 miles driving from the cruise terminals. A shuttle runs regularly to the Miami port and is free. Booking is available on their website, which we recommend to ensure you have a spot when you arrive.
Cost: Varies, expect about $10 per day
Distance: 2.5 miles (free shuttle provided)
Premier Cruise Parking: If you want to park in a garage where your car is protected from the searing Miami sun, then look into this company. Its lot is actually a garage offering multiple levels of covered parking.
The garage is located about a mile from the port and offers a free shuttle to and from the cruise terminal. Rates run about $9 per day (including access and service fees) for a one-week cruise and no oversize vehicles are allowed.
Cost: About $9 per day
Distance: 3 miles (free shuttle provided)
Miami Parking Lots: This company offers two different parking lots for cruise passengers. The first costs $10.95 per day and is located about 7 miles from the port. The second lot costs just $8 per day and is only about a mile from the port.
Both lots offer a free shuttle for the first four people in your party. Additional riders on the shuttle are $5 each.
Cost: $10.95 per day/$8 per day
Distance: 7 miles/1 mile (free shuttle provided)
Individual Hotels: If you are staying in the Miami area, contact your hotel to see if they will allow you to park your car for the length of your cruise. Many hotels cater to cruisers and have special daily rates and free shuttles. Here is a list of some hotels offering Port of Miami parking for your cruise.
More on Cruising From Miami
Getting to the Port of Miami — Transportation options from airports and the Miami area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
Miami Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.
Miami Park and Cruise Hotels — If you plan to stay in Miami the night before your cruise, look at this list of hotels that offer cruise parking with a one-night stay.