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 or Miami hotels with port shuttles.)
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 $22 per day ($154 for a 7-day cruise). You should note that credit cards and cash are accepted. However, debit cards are not.
Cost: $22 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.
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 are $6.95 per day, but taxes and fees increase the cost to about $10 per day for a week-long cruise.
The lot is located about 2.5 miles driving from the cruise terminals. A shuttle runs regularly to the Miami port and is free. Reservations are available on their website, which we recommend to ensure you have a spot when you arrive.
Cost: $6.95 per day (plus taxes & fees)
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 between $6-9 per day (not including access and service fees). Prices will vary and with taxes and fees you can expect to pay between $60-75 in total for parking on a one-week cruise. No oversize vehicles are allowed.
Cost: $5.95-8.95 per day (plus taxes & fees)
Distance: 2 miles (free shuttle provided)
Miami Parking Lots: This company offers several different parking lots located around town for cruise passengers. Prices range from $8.95 per day to $20 per day.
When making a reservation there are three different lots available to choose from. But elsewhere on the website other parking lots (and different prices) are mentioned. This can be confusing if you are trying to make a reservation through the website. As well, we found trying to book one location would lead to a reservation that showed a different address.
Still, if you want discounted parking it can’t hurt to give the company a call to confirm that you are booking the correct locations. The prices are good compared to the port and free shuttles are provided to the port.
Cost: $8.95 per day/$10 per day/$20 per day
Distance: 8 miles/3 miles/2.5 miles
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. Here is a list of hotels with cruise port shuttles.
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.