Airports and hotels in Bogotá, Colombia

The airport serving the city of Bogotá in Colombia is known as El Dorado International (IATA code: BOG), a well communicated Avianca hub that has received several Skytrax awards in the recent years. Conveniently located roughly 12 kilometres away from the central district, El Dorado in Bogotá is the second busiest airport in South America, only behind São Paulo-Guarulhos in Brazil.

How many terminals are there in El Dorado airport?

There are are two terminal buildings in BOG. If you are flying to Bogotá in Colombia, you will land in Terminal 1 as long as you arrive aboard an international flight, whereas if you catch a domestic flight operated by EasyFly or Satena, your plane will land in Terminal 2.

From which destinations can I fly to Bogotá?

Aside from Avianca, world renowned airlines such as Aeromexico, Air France, American Airlines, Copa, Iberia, JetBlue, LATAM, United and Spirit Airlines operate flights to and from El Dorado airport. Some of the most frequent domestic and international routes handled at Bogotá transport passengers to and from Barranquilla, Cartagena, Medellín, Cali, Manizales, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Paris, Madrid, Toronto, Miami, New York, San Salvador, Panama, Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas Fort Worth, Cancun, Lima and Frankfurt.

What are the transport options to go from El Dorado to Bogotá?

Once you land in El Dorado, the fastest way to get to the city is to take an authorized taxi; the ride will last 15 minutes at the most and will cost 6 USD. Public buses are much cheaper (just 1 USD), yet they may take around 45 minutes due to the many stops they make along their journey to Bogotá‘s central district. If you will be staying at one of the hotels near El Dorado airport that we recommend below, check whether they offer complimentary shuttle services from the terminal to the hotel to confirmed guests.

Closest hotels to El Dorado airport in Colombia

The Habitel Select is a 4-star hotel in Bogotá, only a 5-minute drive away from the facilities of the airport. It offers airport transfers around the clock, an onsite gym, a spa center, a restaurant and in-room WiFi in all of its double rooms, executive unites and suites. The US Embassy lies 8 kilometers away, while business travelers staying here to visit the Convention Center can reach it after a 15-minute drive.

The Crown Park hotel near El Dorado airport is an excellent budget option for passengers in transit to spend their overnight layover, or simply to catch some sleep before their next flight. It provides economy individual, double and family rooms and free WiFi just 2,4 kilometers from the airport terminals.

The Movich Buró is a 5-star hotel close to El Dorado International in Bogotá. If you choose to book a room with them, you will enjoy shuttle services to and from the airport, business rooms or suites with private bathroom, bar and restaurant, secured parking spots and meeting facilities, all right next to the main Business Center in the area.

The Habitel Prime hotel in Bogotá is superbly situated 2 kilometers from aeropuerto El Dorado, and offers free shuttle services; double, twin or deluxe rooms; WiFi internet free of charge, private bathrooms and a breakfast buffet served daily to guests with a confirmed reservation.

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Closest accommodation to Ivalo airport in Finland

A large proportion of the travellers and tourists who visit Finland every year take flights from Helsinki to Ivalo in order to catch a glimpse of the midnight sun or the northern lights, and so find it highly convenient to stay in a hut, cabin or guest house near Ivalo airport overnight in an attempt to increase their chances of spotting such miracles of nature without disrupting their travel itinerary, while also avoiding the risk of missing their return flight.

Being a small village of Lapland, Ivalo has a small air passenger terminal, yet it offers scheduled connections to Helsinki operated by Finnair and Norwegian Air Shuttle all year round, as well as seasonal and chartered flights to London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Rovaniemi, Frankfurt and Glasglow. Likewise, Ivalo airport is effectively linked by road to both Ivalo downtown (10 minutes by taxi or rental car) and the Saariselkä resort area (21 minutes combining taxi and bus or by car).

Provided that you choose one of our recommended places to stay near Ivalo airport in Finland below, you might be lucky enough to experience a sighting of the midnight sun (between late May and late July) or an Aurora Borealis (September through March).

Closest accommodation to Ivalo airport in Finland

Arctica Lapland – AuroraHut adventure

Roughly 3 kilometres away from the passenger terminal, this establishment provides visitors with fully equipped huts of double occupancy that feature stunning views, a living area and free WiFi, among other amenities. Besides, they are air-conditioned and soundproofed. As a guest, you will also be entitled to use a private parking spot at no extra cost, and enjoy outdoor barbeques, access to the sauna and a-la-carte breakfast. During your stay, soak in the views of the river and the lake surrounding this accommodation close to Ivalo airport, take a trip to the Saariselka resort by road or join the guided activities offered –ski, hiking or fishing- for a fee.

The Apaja House in Ivalo, Finland

The Apaja House is a self-catering accommodation in Ivalo featuring a terrace, a sauna, a fireplace, kitchen and appliances (washing-machine, oven and fridge among them), free WiFi and beautiful river views. Not only is this a family-friendly option which can accommodate up to six people under the same roof, but also a pet-friendly one, providing other convenient services such as a garden, barbeque facilities, secured parking spaces and heated interiors so that the entire family and their pets can enjoy a cosy stay. This vacation home near Ivalo airport also has airport transfer service available upon request, and some supermarkets and local restaurants lie within 2-5 kilometres from the property.

Guesthouse Husky

A 15-minute drive separates this accommodation from the air passenger terminal in Ivalo, Finland; however, it is well worth it to take this short trip after landing in Ivalo as this family-friendly guest house offers unparalleled experiences and amenities. Among its basic guest service features we count complimentary WiFi, free parking, left luggage, continental breakfast, tea and coffee and sauna. A communal kitchen and a laundry room are put at the guests’ disposal, while units have en suite bathroom and TV. Ask the hosts of this guest house close to Ivalo airport how you can join husky rides, snowmobile expeditions or go on hiking tours; they will arrange everything for you, plus they even have the required equipment to hire on site. A wide choice of local supermarkets and restaurants are located a short drive away.

Will you be visiting the Finnish capital during your trip to Finland as well? Then take a look at our recommended hotels in Helsinki.

A quick guide to Dubrovnik airport in Croatia

Dubrovnik airport in Croatia (IATA Code: DBV) serves the city of the same name and its surrounding areas. Being one of the main bases for Croatia Airlines within the country, it primarily handles seasonal routes to and from cities in Europe and the United States, as opposed to Zagreb airport in the capital which draws a considerably higher volume of passenger traffic. This contrast can be easily explained by the fact that Dubrovnik is widely seen as a tourist or holiday destination, whereas most business travellers visiting Croatia fly into Zagreb airport before touching down anywhere else.

Many european airlines (Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines and Vueling, for instance) as well as those operating large numbers of holiday routes within the continent offer flights to DBV, British Airways and Turkish Airlines being among the best regarded among frequent travellers; besides, American Airlines flies directly from Philadelphia airport in the USA. If you are planning to fly to this airport for the first time, continue reading to learn further about how to get from its facilities to your accommodation in Dubrovnik upon arrival, how many terminal buildings it has, how to navigate them and what other services are offered to passengers.

Travel from Dubrovnik airport to the city

DBV is located about 16 kilometres away from central Dubrovnik, and so commuting to the downtown should take arriving travellers no longer than thirty minutes. Ground transportation options from Dubrovnik airport are varied: for instance, the cheapest way to get to the heart of the city is the Libertas bus route 11, or alternatively lines 27 or 38, also linking it to the airport. Official taxis can be found outside the terminal B building, and Uber services are available, too. For greater comfort or independence, you may hire a private shuttle or rent a car from Avis, Budget, Last Minute or Sixt, to mention but a few of the rental car offices present at Dubrovnik airport.

Terminals of Dubrovnik airport

DBV used to have two terminals: A and B. In 2017, a newly-built terminal became operational (terminal C) and started to handle all domestic and international departures, including the check-in process and security controls. As of today, terminal B is used for domestic and international arrivals only, and terminal A has been permanently closed. Since buildings B and C are adjacent, they function as a single passenger terminal.

What to do before boarding your plane

While basic passenger services, such as currency exchange counters, are concentrated on the arrivals area, the shops and cafés are located on the airside of the departures zone, as is the case with the Duty Free in the international departures concourse, where you will find gifts, luxury items, food, wine, fine chocolates and premium brands like Calvin Klein, Pandora and Tommy Hilfiger.

Can passengers use WiFi in Dubrovnik airport?

Yes, WiFi is available in all areas of Dubrovnik airport.

Other passenger services

If you travel for work purposes or simply feel like waiting to board your plane in style, you can purchase access to the Business Lounge in Dubrovnik airport, located after security on the third floor of the international departures zone. Note that working hours for this lounge may vary subject to the scheduled flights on a particular day. Alternatively, and taking into account that the premises of the airport are smoke-free, you may head over to the smoking area should you need it.

This city in Croatia offers a perfect blend of history and modernity, and visitors often come back in order to be able to enjoy everything it has to offer: from exploring the Old Town to scuba diving, not forgetting the ferry rides to nearby islands. Even if you just have the time to go see the old fortresses and city walls and watch the sun set from the terrace of a nice restaurant, it will have been worth it.

Self-catering accommodation in Europe

Do you really want to enjoy your holidays this year? Are you going on a work trip that will be decisive for your business? When travelling abroad, certain circumstances call for new necessities, such as being able to organise your own time and have your own space, thus avoiding dependence on external services. If you get the chance to stay in a self-catered accommodation that actually feels like a home away from home and provides you with everything you need to cook your preferred meals at the time of the day that suits you best, it is very likely that you will adapt better to a new time zone, be more productive while you are there and have more energy to live the experience to the fullest.

What are self-catering holidays exactly?

Regardless of the type of accommodation you choose, a self-catering or self-catered holiday enables travellers to experience their stay as though they were locals: staying in a new city or spending a couple of weeks by the seaside yet doing without amenities like room service, concierge, front desk and cleaning staff. This way, they will be in charge of the grocery shopping and will cook whatever they like whenever they feel like it. And, although some places offer optional maid services, visitors will normally be responsible for house chores as well.

Most self-catered apartments, villas, bungalows, flats and cottages include a fully-equipped kitchenette with tea and coffee facilities, oven, vitroceramic hob, appliances, sink and fridge, while many others also supply washing machines, cleaning utensils and clothesline on the balcony or terrace.

What are the advantages of booking self-catering accommodation for your trip?

Often times, when you travel, you seek the perks of being served and catered, for instance, by going to the hotel buffet for breakfast or visiting the onsite restaurant for every meal. Nevertheless, this option turns out to be the most expensive, even when you take an all-inclusive package. Self-catering accommodation is frequently much cheaper than all the other categories, since a good number of expenses are obviously cut out.

Furthermore, this freedom to organise your time and meals translates into a much flexible trip with higher amounts of available time and less stress in general. Vegans, vegetarians and travellers with specific dietary needs –such as gluten-free, sugar-free or low-fat diets- can equally benefit from this modality as it is a guarantee that they can control and know what they eat at all times.

Types of self-catered accommodation

Deciding which type of self-catering holiday you want is easy thanks to the wide array of existing categories. Here you go some ideas:

Studio apartment in the city centre: a perfect option for tourists to go unnoticed and for business travellers to attend their appointments in a more relaxed manner. By staying in a self-catered apartment in Berlin, London or Paris, you will live your trip like a local while benefitting from the chance to immerse yourself in the bustling life of a big city.

Beach apartments are recommended for those looking for a peaceful retreat where they will interact with their travel companions only, unless they are on a solo vacation. In a one or two-bedroom studio apartment with kitchenette you will enjoy all the freedom you need to disconnect from the world during your holiday in Tenerife or Corfu, for instance.

Holiday villas tend to be larger and can accommodate big groups who may be celebrating a special occasion or perhaps organising a hen or stag party. For example, a self-catering villa in Ibiza or Mallorca give you the opportunity to be the real host of your event abroad, as you will be in charge of everything without intermediaries.

Bungalows are a smaller and cheaper accommodation recommended for beach vacations, during which you will also have an equipped kitchen at your disposal, and in most cases virtually everything you will need being far away from home. This category is popular for holidays in Gran Canaria island (Spain) and similar destinations.

If you opt for countryside destinations, look for rural houses or self-catered cottages: Switzerland and Norway have the best ones.

And lastly, many other European capitals like Prague, Kraków or Budapest offer travellers a variety of self-catering flats and rental properties for an affordable, hassle free stay.

Do you already know how to find and secure a self-catered apartment for your next trip or holiday? If you don’t, we advise you to read our article on how to book accommodation online.

Bratislava airport terminals, flights, transport and passenger services

Bratislava airport or Milan Rastislav Štefánik International (IATA code: BTS) is the main air travel hub in Slovakia, central Europe. It is conveniently located 9 kilometres from the centre of Bratislava and a one-hour drive from Vienna in Austria, Brno in Czechia and Gyôr in Hungary. In this post, you can learn more about the terminals, flights, transport options, passenger services and hotels in BTS.

Find the perfect hotel in Bratislava city centre

Flights to Bratislava airport in Slovakia

The following airlines operate scheduled regular and seasonal flights to and from BTS:

  • Wizz Air (London Luton)
  • Air Cairo (Hurghada)
  • Smartwings (Dubai International, Antalya, Corfu, Palma de Mallorca, Zakynthos and Rhodes)
  • Ryanair (Brussels Charleroi, Bergamo, Rome Ciampino, Manchester, Sofia, Malta, Thessaloniki, London Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Lanzarote, Dublin, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Eindhoven)

Terminals of Bratislava airport

Hotels near Bratislava airport in Slovakia

The airport complex in Bratislava consists of just one passenger terminal building, divided into a main zone (A) and a non-Schengen arrivals and departures zone (B). On the ground floor, travellers find a public departures area with passenger handling services and check-in counters. A small part of it is dedicated to some non-Schengen arrivals. In order to board their planes, they can access the second floor via escalators and go through the security checkpoints that lead to gates 1 to 8, and clear the passport control to gates 9 to 13, from which flights towards non-Schengen destinations depart.

How to travel from the airport to Bratislava city centre

After landing in Bratislava airport, passengers can commute to the centre and the city’s railway station thanks to the public bus line 61 (N61 operating at night), or else travel to other destinations in Slovakia with Slovak lines. Other bus and coach companies such as Blaguss and Flixbus run services between BTS and Vienna city and Vienna International airport. Alternatively, there are taxi stands outside the terminal as well as car rental offices onsite: Budget, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Hertz are just some of the agencies you can choose from.

Passenger services in Bratislava airport

While at Bratislava International airport, you can benefit from the services and amenities listed below:

  • Courtesy battery charging stations near the boarding gates for your electronic devices.
  • Free unlimited WiFi Internet network accessible from all areas.
  • Shopping and food outlets before and after security that include Eat&Fly, The Food Market, Mediapress, the Jet Bar, Heinemann Duty Free, Volare and Slovak Home Products.
  • The Business Lounge “Mastercard Caproni Lounge” for frequent flyers, business-class ticket plane holders, Priority Pass and Lounge Key loyalty program members or any passenger who purchases a daily pass as long as there is availability. The daily access allows you to stay inside the lounge for 2 hours maximum to enjoy complimentary food and beverages, read magazines and newspapers and use its business facilities with greater privacy and comfort.

Flying to Manaus airport in Brazil

Most travellers planning to visit the Brazilian Amazon must fly into Manaus International Airport in Northern Brazil so as to be able to stay close to the rainforest and enjoy the diverse river cruises and tours on offer in this area. Known by locals as Eduardo Gomes airport and with the assigned IATA code MAO, it has two terminal buildings –a main one and a supporting one- from which some international operations are handled although it primarily serves as a domestic hub for flights to Manaus originating in other Brazilian airports.

Taking a flight to Manaus

The airlines listed below sell seats to fly to Manaus from other cities within the country as well as from selected international airports:

American Airlines (from Miami), Azul Airlines (from Belo Horizonte, Belém, Boa Vista, Campinas, Fortaleza, Cuiabá, Porto Velho, Recife, Santarém, Tefé and Tabatinga), Avior (from Barcelona in Venezuela), Copa Airlines (Panamá City), Gol (Buenos Aires in Argentina, Brasilia, Campo Grande, Foz do Igaçu, Rio Branco, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo) and LATAM (from Salvador and other destinations already mentioned above).

Commuting from Manaus airport to the city centre

Manaus is only 14 kilometres away from Eduardo Gomes airport, and easily accessible by bus or taxi from the arrivals area of each passenger terminal. However, if you wish to have greater independence to get around during your trip, we advise you to rent a car at either the Avis office (T1) or the Thifty one (T2) conveniently located after baggage claim.

What to do in Manaus International airport of Brazil

Both upon arrival and while you wait to board your plane, there is plenty to do in MAO’s public and restricted zones. You can try the finest traditional delicacies and meals if you go to “Casa do Pao de Queijo” –in the departures area of Terminal 1- or to “Tapiocas da Amazônia” in the dining concourse of Terminal 2. There are many other cafés and fast-food restaurants inside the facilities, and some stay open around the clock. Additional services include pharmacies, bag wrapping, gifts and souvenir shops, Brazilian Amazon-themed outlets, tourist information, ATMs, massage lounges and Duty Free stores.

Accommodation near Manaus airport

Whether you are having a layover before flying to another city in Brazil or you want to sleep close to Manaus International airport during your trip, we recommend the Ibis Manaus Aeroporto Hotel, located less than 1 kilometre away from the passenger terminals and just a short commute from Ponta Negra Beach, the Amazonia Arena and the central Bus Station providing direct links to Manaus Port. The staff at the 24-hour reception provide top customer service in English, Spanish or Portuguese, and may assist you any time of the day or night with directions to get around and visit the Amazon rainforest, safety deposit boxes for your valuables, access to the complimentary WiFi network and private parking spaces.

This hotel close to Manaus International airport in Brazil features standard double and twin rooms with TV and fully-equipped en suite bathroom. As a confirmed guest, you are entitled to enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast every morning -as long as you select this option during the reservation process-, as well as other amenities that you might be already acquainted with if you have stayed at a hotel belonging to the IBIS hospitality chain before.

Should you wish to continue exploring Brazil after fulfilling the dream of visiting the Amazon rainforest, check out our recommendations to travel to Rio de Janeiro as a backpacker and some good travel tips for those flying to Guarulhos International airport in Sao Paulo. The latter contains useful information if you who want to create your own combination of two lesser-known South American tourism modalities: a work trip and a city break.

Transport from Madrid airport to the city centre in Spain

As you probably know already, Adolfo Suárez – Madrid Barajas airport is a huge connecting hub for airlines and travellers from all over the world, and as such, it boasts a well-designed and effective public transportation network that has been made available to arriving passengers in order to ensure they get to their final destination as quickly and comfortably as possible. In the same manner, these transport options are varied and offered at different costs so that you can choose the one that suits you best. In this post, we will provide useful information about how to get to Madrid downtown from the airport by metro, train, bus and taxi.

Using the metro to go from Barajas airport to Madrid city centre

Upon arrival in the Spanish capital, you may use Line 8 of the city’s metro system which provides direct services between terminals 1, 2, 3 and the underground station of terminal 4 and the central “Nuevos Ministerios” station. This is perhaps the fastest way to reach your accommodation in central Madrid (it takes only 15 minutes), however, when making an estimate of your travel expenses, take into account that a single ticket for this journey will cost 4,50 euros, and surcharges apply when getting on the train at the stations of the air terminals. The metro trains from Madrid airport start running at 6 a.m. every day, the last one leaving its first station at 1:30 a.m.

Trains connecting Adolfo Suárez – Madrid Barajas to Atocha railway station

The railway station in Madrid International airport is located on the underground level of terminal 4, and is the point from which Renfe Cercanías trains depart towards Atocha train station in central Madrid and the Prado Museum area. Tickets cost 2,60€ and can be purchased at the airport kiosks, although the service might be complimentary if you are transferring to an AVE high-speed train in Atocha. This journey lasts 25 minutes and is a more comfortable one in terms of space, especially if you are carrying heavy luggage.

Travelling by bus from the airport to Madrid city centre

Several lines of the EMT public bus company stop outside the arrivals zone of the different terminals in Adolfo Suárez – Madrid Barajas airport on their way to the city. This service is the cheapest one (only 1,50 euros) and it must be said that, unless you commute during peak hours, you will have plenty of space to store your luggage safely. The EMT buses going from Barajas to Madrid are the blue ones.

Line 101, for instance, runs services between terminals 1, 2 and 3 and the nearby Canillejas area. This means that you will be able to travel cheaply and quick to many hotels close to Madrid International airport like the Barajas Plaza hotel. Its operating hours go from 6 a.m. to 11.25 p.m.

Line 200 transports travellers from all terminals in Madrid airport to Avenida de America central bus station, a connecting hub from where you will be able to take another bus to virtually any corner of the city as well as to destinations within Spain and the province. Services start running very early (at 5:00 in the morning) and are extended until it is almost midnight.

The Express Line 203 is a special bus service covering the distance from the airport to central Madrid in just 40 minutes, and a one-way ticket costs 5€. Its main advantage is that it works 24 hours a day, every day of the year, with buses picking up travellers every 15 minutes during the day and every 35 minutes in the night time. The last terminus is Atocha, even though the route ends at Cibeles at night while the train station remains closed.

Taking a taxi in Madrid airport, Spain

Travelling by taxi from Madrid airport after your flight lands may not be the cheapest option, yet it can be highly convenient if you feel tired, jet-lagged or if it is late at night. Official taxi cabs will be waiting at the clearly signposted ranks, and are identified by the badge of the city and its white colour with a red stripe. Bear in mind that, in most cases, the minimum fare the driver will charge is 20€, regardless of where you are heading to. What is more, supplements may also apply if you ask to be dropped off at a bus or train station or at the IFEMA exhibition centre.

Hotels near Rho Fiera Milano and Fiera Milano City in Italy

Business travellers who attend events in Italy as exhibitors, congress goers, conference participants, hosted buyers or visitors are normally headed to the facilities of Fiera Milano, the main organiser of trade fairs and exhibitions in the country. This complex composed of several state-of-the-art venues in Milan comprises different sections, among which we count Rho Fiera Milano, Fiera Milano City and the MICO Congress centre. An average of seventy annual fairs are hosted in Fiera Milano, which means that more than four million people from Italy and abroad travel to Milan for business every year.

Business travellers who attend events in Italy as exhibitors, congress goers, conference participants, hosted buyers or visitors are normally headed to the facilities of Fiera Milano, the main organiser of trade fairs and exhibitions in the country. This complex composed of several state-of-the-art venues in Milan comprises different sections, among which we count Rho Fiera Milano, Fiera Milano City and the MICO Congress centre. An average of seventy annual fairs are hosted in Fiera Milano, which means that more than four million people from Italy and abroad travel to Milan for business every year.

How to get to Fiera Milano

The different exhibition venues and pavilions of Fiera Milano in Italy are located about forty kilometres away from Malpensa International airport and roughly twenty kilometres from Linate airport; the journey by car, taxi or Uber from MXP airport takes thirty minutes approximately, while driving from LIN takes twenty one minutes at the most.

Alternative means of transportation to Fiera Milano Rho and Fiera Milano City include shuttle buses and suburban trains (S5, S6 and S11) from the airport, as well as the metro red line connecting some of the main stations in Milan downtown, like Duomo, to the exhibition grounds.

For greater convenience, you might want to confirm with your hotel near Fiera Milano whether they offer transfers to and from the airport terminals for confirmed guests, and even to and from the expo pavilions. If your trip is a short one and you will be catching an international flight back home after attending the event, it can also be a good idea to stay in a hotel close to Milano Malpensa airport.

Recommended hotels near Fiera Milano in Italy

Hotel in Milano: Fiera Congressi (3 stars)  

Superbly situated for exhibition goers, this accommodation lies just ten kilometres from Linate airport and thirty eight kilometres from Malpensa and, after checking in, guests can walk to Fiera Milano City and metro stations connecting to the other venues. The Duomo Cathedral and La Scala can be visited after a short drive. Its premises feature a garden and rooms allowing lots of natural light with air conditioning, TV, complimentary WiFI internet, minibar and fully-equipped private bathroom.

Optionally, you may add a varied daily breakfast to your reservation. Room capacity ranges from individual to quadruple, and extras like parking spots, luggage storage and safes are available. Furthermore, during business stays in this hotel near Fiera Milano, travellers appreciate the wide selection of nearby supermarkets and the local restaurants surrounding it, where they can enjoy healthy meals or gather with their colleagues, clients or partners.

Domenichino hotel near Fiera Milano in Italy

Also rated with 3 stars, this hospitality establishment boasts excellent transport connections to both Milan airports and the Fiera Milano venues. First, it provides guests with airport pick-up services; secondly, it is located within short walking distance of the Cardona and San Babila stations, with direct links by train and bus to Malpensa and Linate respectively, and lastly, it is conveniently located close to the Amendola metro stop, connecting to Milano Congress and Rho Fiera Milano. Former guests have particularly enjoyed the onsite breakfast featuring a wide range of options for vegans, gluten-free diets and even kids, the free high-speed WiFi and the bar.

This hotel close to Fiera Milano exhibition venues has private parking and soundproof guest rooms ready to accommodate solo travellers, couples, groups and families, and it is worth mentioning that the premises as well as the parking lot are wheelchair accessible. The cafés and restaurants in the vicinity seem to be the perfect complement to the hotel’s meeting spaces, which can be booked and arranged for your business events while in the city at an additional cost.

4-star hotel near Fiera Milano: the Portello

Halfway between San Siro football stadium and Fiera Milano City, Portobello by the Minihotel group caters to the needs of business travellers in Italy in a highly efficient manner by providing well-appointed classic and comfort rooms equipped with every amenity they might need, free WiFi internet, private shower, a healthy varied morning breakfast, room service, secured parking, business spaces and cleaning services, all within short walking distance of local bars, shops and restaurants.

Visiting some of the main landmarks of Milan city from this point will be easy thanks to the good public transport connections, while the location of this hotel close to the Exhibition venues is an equally optimal starting point to commute to either Malpensa or Linate at the end of your stay.

How to go from Miami airport to South Beach and recommended hotels

A distance of about 20 kilometres separates the holiday area of South Beach in Florida (USA) from its closest airport, Miami International. Notwithstanding that, travellers find the 30-minute commute between the two points absolutely worth it knowing their dream vacation destination in the United Stated awaits them on the other end. After landing in MIA, different ground transportation options are available to go from the airport to South Beach, some of which might suit your travel needs better than others depending on the purpose of your trip, your budget, whether you travel solo or in a group or how quickly you would like to arrive. Continue reading to learn more about these transport options.

Express buses from Miami airport to South Beach

For less than 3 US dollars per one-way ticket, arriving passengers may ride the Miami Airport Express Bus towards South Beach (route 150), thus travelling to their final destination cheaply and conveniently, since these buses are ample and have plenty of space for luggage storage. In order to take it, we must catch the people mover from any terminal to the Metrorail Station, and purchase our ticket at the Bus Plaza. This service operates between 6:00 am and 11:30 pm every day of the week.

Travelling by taxi to South Beach from Miami airport

Business travellers and solo adventurers may deem this option the fastest and most comfortable, as it enables them to save a considerable amount of time by simply getting into an authorised taxi cab outside the arrivals area and pay the already fixed flat-fare for this journey (35 USD).

Shared transfers from Miami airport

It does not matter if you are visiting Miami on your own, with your partner or with friends, perhaps you are in the mood to share your ride to the beach with other travellers and so start socialising right away (while also saving money). In such case, you are advised to book a shared airport transfer in advance. Worldwide trusted companies like Supershuttle offer shared van transportation to and from Miami airport at any time or the day or night.

Rental Car Center in Miami International airport

Should you prefer to hire a vehicle and get around independently, take the people mover in Miami airport towards the Rental Car Center facilities and choose among the widest array of prices and vehicle types: economy, luxury, minivans, SUVs, etc… Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Sixt Alamo and Payless are just some of the car rental firms with an office in MIA.

As you can see, getting to your hotel in South Beach from the airport will not be a problem whatsoever. Once there, all you have to do is make the most of your stay, no matter if the purpose of your visit is to attend the Art Basel festival, meet up with potential clients, lie in the sun for as long as you can or immerse yourself in the bustling nightlife. Read below for details regarding some of our favourite places to stay during a vacation in this area of Miami.

Odyssey of South Beach Hotel

This 3-star hotel in South Beach stands within short walking distance of the popular Ocean Drive and the Versace Mansion. Besides, it boasts a privileged location next to the beach surrounded by bars and restaurants. During their stay, all guests with a confirmed reservation for a suite, a studio or a standard room can benefit from amenities such as in-room WiFi network at no extra charge, flat-screen TV with cable channels and safes for personal use; every morning, a continental breakfast buffet is put at their disposal. Among other services we count left-luggage, launderette, maid service and round-the-clock reception. Should you need a parking spot for your car while vacationing in South Beach, there is a public payment parking close to this establishment.

4-star hotel in South Beach, Miami: El Paseo

This hotel in South Beach, Miami, is situated in a lively area particularly recommended to those interested in dining out and going out at night, really close to Lincoln Road, one of the main stops of the Miami Airport Express Bus; however, take into account that the establishment also gives confirmed guests the opportunity to request airport pick-up and drop-off services for a surcharge. Furthermore, if you are a travel foodie or simply enjoy gastronomy experiences abroad, you can take advantage of the discount coupons to be used in nearby restaurants that this hotel provides. Regarding customer service, the place lives up to its 4-star rating with free WiFi, in-room electronic safes, ironing facilities, fully-equipped en suite bathrooms, extra comfortable beds, private balconies in most units and a nice Spanish-style decoration.

Holiday Suites on South Beach

This 3-star accommodation in Miami may be more suitable for your travel plans if you seek to feel like at home while away during your holiday in South Beach. These suites are equally recommended if you are on a business trip to Florida, as the lie less than 2 kilometres from the Miami Beach Convention Center, while still within easy reach on foot from the seashore, Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road. The establishment, which provides secured parking spots and a front desk that stays permanently open, features well-appointed suites with complimentary WiFi, microwave, fridge, iPod docking station, DVD player, TV and fully-equipped bathroom with toiletries.