Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Miami International Airport is 8 miles (a 15-minute drive) from the Modesto Maidique campus. Super Shuttles and taxis (305-444-4444 or 305-888-8888) are available for the ride from the airport to the Biscayne and Modesto Maidique. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve Miami. Greyhound has several stations in the Miami area, including one in N. Miami Beach.
Driving Instructions to Campus
To reach the Modesto Maidique Campus from 826 (Palmetto Expressway) take 826 north or south to SW 8th St. exit (Tamiami Trail) and head west. Proceed on 8th St. to SW 112th Ave. Turn left. From I-95 take I-95 north or south to 836 (Dolphin Expressway) and head west. Continue on 836 west to the NW 107th Ave. South exit. Proceed on 107th Ave. to SW 8th St. (Tamiami Trail). Turn right proceed on 8th St. to SW 112th Ave. Turn left. From the Florida Tpke. take the Florida Tpke. to SW 8th St. exit (Tamiami Trail) and head east. Proceed on SW 8th St. to SW 112th Ave. Turn right. To reach the Biscayne Campus from Miami take I-95 north to 135th St. Head east to U.S. 1. Head north to 151st St. Turn right. From Ft. Lauderdale: Take I-95 south to 163rd St. Head east to U.S. 1. Head south to 151st St. Turn left.
Florida International University has 2 campuses: one is in Biscayne and the other, the Modesto Maidique campus, is in the southern part of Miami, just southwest of the airport. Since the primary admissions office is at the Modesto Maidique campus, our nearby lodgings are focused there.
Nearby: Best Western Miami Airport Inn (1550 N.W. Lejeune Rd.; 305-871-2345) has special inexpensive rates for college visitors. Days Inn (3401 N.W. Lejeune Rd.; 305-871-4221), Quality Inn Airport (2373 N.W. 42nd Ave.; 305-871-3230), and Crossway Inn Howard Johnson's (1850 N.W. 42nd Ave.; 305-871-4350), all with special rates for college visitors, are even less expensive. The Holiday Inn Airport South (1101 N.W. 57th Ave.; 305-266-0000) has an inexpensive rate if booked 3 days in advance. Moderate rates are available at the Sheraton River House (3900 N.W. 21st St.; 305-871-3800), which has a pool, restaurant, tennis court, sauna, exercise room, jogging course, and golf. Similar amenities (plus water sports and lighted tennis courts) and rates can be found at the Hilton Hotel (Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr.; 305-262-1000). If you're looking for bed-and-breakfasts contact the Bed-and-Breakfast Company Tropical Florida (P.O. Box 262, South Miami, 33243; 305-661-3270).