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Port of Miami Cruise Parking

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.)

Table of Miami cruise parking options

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.

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 $9.00 (plus a $1.00 per day fee).

The lot is located about 2-3 miles driving from the cruise terminals. A shuttle runs regularly to the Miami port and is free for the first four guests of your party. Booking is available on their website, which we recommend to ensure you have a spot when you arrive.

Cost: $9.00 per day (plus $1 fee 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 $10 per day (plus access and service fees) for a one-week cruise and no oversize vehicles are allowed.

Cost: $10.25 per day
Distance: 3 miles

Premier Parking USA: This surface lot located about seven miles from the port. Premier Parking offers 24 hour security in its fenced and lit parking area, and is located next to the new Northside Police Station. As with most other lots, RV parking is available for an extra charge.

Once you park, the company offers a free shuttle to and from the terminal. The parking cost is $7.99 (plus taxes/fee) per day. On a week-long cruise, taxes and fees add up to $12.

Cost: $7.99 per day (plus taxes/fees)
Distance: 7 miles (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.

Miami cruise parking map