Touting a seriously eclectic roster of international destinations—from the sun-soaked city streets of European Madrid, to the dusty climes of Doha and the reggae-fuelled town of Kingston—Miami International remains one of the top airports in America for travellers eager to break away from their comfort zone.
To help would-be fliers thinking about departing from the runways of MIA this year, the folk over on Hopper's expert flight team have crunched all the numbers—using data extracted from sources right across the internet—to discover the 10 cheapest international flights currently going from Florida's largest airport. They take travellers to enthralling Spanish old towns and bustling Caribbean rivieras alike, and should help save a couple of dollars on travel plans this year!
Travellers out of the Magic City would do well to forget hitting Caracas quickly this year, because all of the nonstop connections currently on offer on the route between MIA and the Venezuelan capital cost upwards of a whopping $1,100! The bargains are all indirect, with South American airlines, Avianca and Copa topping the bill with fares of around just $615 round trip! Don't worry though, there should still be plenty of time to sample those packed empanadas and chichi corn beers after arrival!
Currently, an estimated 1,300 people are searching for flights between the Miami International Airport and Managua every day, placing Nicaragua's sprawling capital firmly in the top 10 most popular destinations serviced by flights out of the Magic City. That means there should be plenty of fliers happy to see it at ninth place here too, touting a very affordable average round trip price tag of just $565, with both direct and indirect connections on Grupo TACA coming in as the cheapest.
Hailed as 'The Pearl of the Pacific', Guayaquil offers travellers an entry point to the wild reaches of Ecuador's southern coast—a land of sprawling mangrove forests, secluded beaches, verdant banana plantations and rustic fishing farms. If that sounds like your idea of a great tropical holiday, then be sure to check out these bargain connections between MIA and the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International, which are currently selling for an average of just $549, going indirect on either Grupo TACA or Avianca.
A city steeped to the brim in history and draped dramatically over the hilly valleys of the high Andes, Quito has plenty of draws for the intrepid traveller. What's more, it's one seriously cheap destination to get to this year, especially if you're flying out of the Miami International Airport, from where return trip flights to the Mariscal Sucre International cost an average of just $467—going nonstop on Ecuadorian carrier, Aerolane, for the cheapest tickets overall.
A whopping six separate airlines currently run regular flights between the Miami International Airport and the buzzing capital of Costa Rica, which is great news for any Magic City locals dying to explore the sloth-dotted canopies of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the wild Tilaran Mountains, or the legendary surfing beaches of the country's Pacific coast! Expect to pay in the region of just $346 for return trip flights into town, and even less on Central American flier, Grupo TACA.
Miami locals looking to hit the salsa-driven strips and aromatic coffee lands of Cali in Colombia's southern Valle del Cauca currently have plenty of choices when it comes to getting into town. First, there's the bargain indirect connection via the coastal city of Cartagena with Colombia's national flag carrier. Then, there's the range of nonstop flights on American Airlines, Avianca and US Airways, which cost a maximum of just $30 more on average and get passengers on the ground after just 3.5 hours in the air!
Between bustling Bolivar Square at the heart of La Candelaria, the soaring heights of Cerro de Monserrate, the sweeping coffee plantations that encompass the city and the veritable wealth of pre-Colombian treasures that lurk in the exhibition rooms of the various museums here, this capital town rarely fails to impress travellers, which makes these super-cheap $420 returns from Miami International all the more attractive! What's more, the cheapest tickets overall are direct, going on American Airlines or Avianca.
With the city of Medellin now establishing itself as one of the cultural centres of the country as a whole and demand slowly rising on routes connecting the Miami International Airport with the town's Jose Maria Cordova International, it's clear that Colombia's second city is here to stay! Travellers looking to make the direct three-hour journey should be sure to check out the offering from Avianca, American and US Airways, while Copa Airlines have the cheapest seats by far—going indirect via Panama City.
Miami's beach buffs will love that it is connections between MIA and the bustling Mexican city of Cancun that hit second place here, boasting a hugely affordable price tag of just $342 round trip when flying indirect on Delta Air Lines. And for passengers eager to hit the Riviera Maya as quickly as possible, nonstop flights on the route don't cost too much more—with US Airways and American Airlines both offering tickets on their snappy two-hour hops across the gulf for around just $370!
Unquestionably one of the top all-rounder destinations in the Caribbean, San Juan has something for everyone; the ubiquitous Senor Frog's for the Spring Breakers; the beaches of El Condado for the sun-seekers; the Spanish edifices of El Castillo del Morro for the culture buffs, and the surf breaks of Rincon for the adrenaline junkies! You'd think all that would cost a hefty sum, but you'd be wrong, because round trip flights from Miami are the cheapest of all international fares on offer from the Magic City this year, costing an average of just $253—going direct on either American or US Airways!