MIAMI ( August 31, 2022 ) — Valet parking has returned to Miami International Airport for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and just in time for the Labor Day travel weekend, when the airport expects nearly 800,000 travelers from September 1-6. The projection would be a 10% increase over the same period pre-pandemic and a 25% increase over Labor Day weekend last year.  Travelers can now save time before their flight and avoid the hassle of parking before heading into the terminal.

Valet parking is conveniently located at the departures level entrance to the Dolphin garage, directly across from door 4 of MIA’s Concourse D airline check-in area. Later this month, valet parking will also reopen in MIA’s Flamingo garage directly across from door 20 of Concourse J on the departures level.

Valet parking attendants take a driver’s vehicle and park it in one of 225 dedicated spaces on the departures or arrivals level. Drivers will get a parking receipt containing the date and time their car was parked, which they will present when they return to the drop-off location. Returning travelers can even call or text message in advance to alert parking attendants that their flight has arrived so their vehicle can be ready for pick-up. The service is also available to MIA users who are picking up travelers.

“As our airport continues to grow in importance and capacity, we are always looking for ways to offer a better, more efficient service to all our visitors,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “I am so pleased that travelers will now be able to take advantage of the convenience of valet parking at MIA. Travelers who need additional assistance or a shorter walk to the terminal can once again use this premium service.”

Valet parking rates are $18 for under three hours, $30 for the first three to 24 hours, and $30 each day after. All vehicles parked in valet are limited to a maximum length of stay of 20 days. For more information about valet parking and other options, visit the MIA parking web page.

“As our passenger traffic continues to set record highs this year, we are proud to bring back this popular parking option,” said Ralph Cutié, MIA Director and CEO. “One of our highest priorities is to make MIA as accessible as possible for all our customers. Valet parking in both our garages is the latest way that we are achieving that goal.”