The University of Miami has three campuses: Coral Gables, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). Although most students arrive in Miami by plane, the city is also accessible by bus, train or automobile. Visit these sites for a variety of ways to get to the University of Miami from Miami International Airport and from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport:


Metrorail is the most affordable choice for getting to and from the airport. A single ticket costs $2.25. For more Metrorail information, go to

From Miami International Airport (MIA) Metrorail station:

  • From MIA Metrorail station take Metrorail Orange Line to University Metrorail station for the UM Coral Gables Campus OR to Civic Center Metrorail station for the UM Medical Campus.

From Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport:

  • From the airport take the Tri-Rail shuttle to Tri-Rail Dania Beach station.
  • From Tri-Rail Dania Beach station take Tri-Rail South to the Metrorail Transfer station.
  • From the Metrorail Transfer station take the Metrorail Green Line to University Metrorail station for the UM Coral Gables Campus OR to Civic Center Metrorail station for the UM Medical Campus.

Taxicabs and SuperShuttle:

Taxicabs and SuperShuttle (305-871-2000) vans are available only on the arrival (ground) level of the airport, outside of the baggage claim areas.   Please be sure to go to the designated Taxi and Shuttle stands and speak with a uniformed staff member for assistance. Tipping is customary in the United States. When it comes to tipping we recommend $2.00 per bag.


Uber has also become an increasingly popular way for students to get around Miami.  Please note, you will need access to the internet on your cell phone and sign up with Uber in order to request a driver.

Free Shuttle to the Coral Gables Campus:

COISO, in coordination with ISSS, will be offering a free shuttle service for new freshman international students from Miami International Airport (MIA) to the University of Miami Coral Gables campus Dickinson Circle on Dickinson Drive.  This service will be provided exclusively on August 15, 2016 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.   Please submit a completed Airport Pickup Request Form to book the shuttle. 

International Student Welcome Tent:

We invite you to stop by the International Student Welcome Tent, sponsored by the Department of Housing and Residential Life (HRL). The Welcome Tent will be located outside of the Hecht Residential College and will have refreshments and important materials for you. HRL staff and Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO) members will be able to assist you with any questions you may have.