Airport Transfers

Taxis are plentiful and should cost US$32 plus tip to the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel (suggested tip is $5). Travel time from the airport to the hotel ranges from 15 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the time of day. Follow the signs to ground transportation from baggage claim to find the taxi stand.

Super Shuttle Transportation
GALA has arranged special rates with Super Shuttle for attendees wishing to book their transportation in advance. The rates quoted below are for transportation from the airport to Eden Roc Hotel (other hotel destinations may be slightly different). Please note that to see all options, you must click through several steps in the online reservation process. After you enter your destination, you will see the different booking options.

Option Price Passengers
Shared Ride Van $19 Good for single passengers; stops throughout the city for other single passengers.
Exclusive Non-stop Van Service $68 Max. passengers is 10. For groups or single passengers.
ExecuCar Sedan Will Call $75 Max. passengers is 4. For groups or single passengers.
ExecuCar Sedan Service Meet and Greet $95 Max. passengers is 4. Driver meets you with your name. For groups or single passengers.

Look for messages on the GALA Connect conference community from attendees organizing shared transportation. The community will open in early February.

Metro Bus Information
A city bus will take you close to the hotel. Click here for map and fare information for the Miami bus system.

About the Miami International Airport (MIA)

Domestic Arrivals
When arriving on a domestic flight or from Canada, you will need to walk down your concourse to the main terminal. You will be on the 2nd level and must take the elevator or escalator to the 1st level to baggage claim. Ground transportation is immediately available outside the terminal on the 1st level.

For International Arrivals and Federal Inspections
Except for passengers arriving from Canada, international passengers will proceed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s passport control. After clearing passport control, passengers will proceed to collect baggage and clear U.S. Customs.

There are two U.S. Immigrations and Customs areas:
International Arrivals at Customs “North Terminal D”. After exiting U.S. Customs, you will be on the 1st level of the North Terminal D. Here passengers will find ground transportation.
International Arrivals at Customs “South Terminal J”. After exiting U.S. Customs, passengers will be on the 3rd level of the South Terminal J. To find ground transportation, take the elevator to 1st level.

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