Cheap Flights to Miami

Best student & youth fares right now to Miami

Searching for a cheap flight to somewhere sunny? Miami’s a great pick: and we’ve got plenty of cheap flights from all over the US. Check out our cheapest flights available now, or use the search box above to check out more options.

Student flights to Miami

Miami is one of the most popular spots for vacationing—whether you’re headed there for a winter getaway to soak up some vitamin D or thinking ahead to spring break, Miami is a great destination for plenty of summer sun, year-round. Miami is a hip and trendy city, offering something for almost everyone: water activities like surfing and scuba diving, tons of shopping and posh hotels for a chic weekend getaway, trendy nightlife and art plus plenty of outdoor festivals. Not to mention tons of good food options!

If you’re curious about the best time to book flights to Miami, best beaches and more, just keep scrolling. Ready to book now? Use the search box above to see our cheapest deals from your hometown.

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What are the main Miami airports, and how do I get from them to central Miami?

The main airport for Miami is the Miami International Airport (MIA). It’s located just a few miles from downtown Miami so you can be at the beach or strolling downtown in about 20 minutes once you leave the airport. From the airport, you can hop on the MIA Mover, an automated train to head downtown from the airport, or grab a taxi or a rental car.

In addition, the Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL) is only about 45 minutes away from downtown Miami. If you’re looking for a more regional flight, you can sometimes find cheap flights to Miami if you fly into FLL.

How to fly to Miami from other American cities

Miami is easily accessible from most major US cities, which is good because it’s a great place for beach weekends as well as being a gateway to many cruises and flights to the Caribbean and Mexico. The most popular airlines for flights to Miami include American, United and Frontier, although of course there’s plenty more options to choose from as well.

Cheap flights to Miami
from New York / NYC

Average flight duration

3 hours


Number of daily flights

21+ daily nonstop

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from Washington, D.C. / IAD

Average flight duration

2 hours, 45 minutes +


Number of daily flights

About 12+ nonstop flights weekly.

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from Chicago / ORD

Average flight duration

3 hrs +


Number of daily flights

About 63 per day

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from Boston / BOS

Average flight duration

3 hours, 45 minutes +


Number of daily flights

About nine per day

When is the best time to fly to Miami?

Due to the fabulous sunny and warm weather year-round, there’s hardly a bad time to visit Miami! If you’re wanting to avoid crowds on the beach, then off-season—between November and February—is your best bet. Early fall can also be a cheaper time to get tickets. Summers in Miami can be hot and humid—although of course, with so many amazing beaches, that’s hardly a problem.

When is the cheapest time to book a domestic flight to Miami?

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Why do students love visiting Miami?

Students love Miami because, well, who doesn’t? Endless days on the beaches and nights exploring the hip downtown and trendy nightlife options means you’ll be able to have plenty of time to relax but you’ll never be bored either.


miami universities and campuses

Miami universities and campuses

What better way to spend your college years than right by the beach? Beach study sessions (or napping sessions) will be way better than cramming in the library! Thankfully, Miami (and the surrounding areas) are home to a number of universities, the largest and most popular of which is the University of Miami. The university is known for having a robust selection of majors and courses of study, while also offering plenty of extracurriculars to round out your college experience.


miami lifestyle and culture

Miami lifestyle and culture

Since Miami is so close to the Caribbean, you’ll find plenty of Caribbean and Spanish influence in Miami, which is a huge win for the art, culture and street food scenes. From plenty of art events, museums and music, there’s always something to do! If you’re on a budget, check out the street art downtown—the Wynwood Walls are a go-to spot! You can also try some delicious foods and flavors with Caribbean influences, like arepas, a Cuban sandwich, chicharron and more.


visit miami on a student budget

Exploring Miami on a student budget

On a budget in Miami? No problem! Although Miami has plenty of trendy and posh hotels and museums, you can find plenty to do without spending much money at all. First of all, just start out on the beaches! From the famous Lummus Park Beach, South Beach and Haulover Beach to quieter spots like Matheson Hammock Park and Surfside Beach, there’s plenty of beaches to choose from. And of course: plenty of cheap eats via street food, beach cafes, food trucks and more.

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