Airports in Florida

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

The airport is situated 23 miles (37km) northwest of Panama City, Florida.

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)

Overview

A variety of taxi and shuttle companies service the airport, and some hotels arrange airport transport for guests. Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine is the premium ground transport provider at the airport. Rental cars are also available.

Location

The airport is situated 23 miles (37km) northwest of Panama City, Florida.

Getting to the city

A variety of taxi and shuttle companies service the airport, and some hotels arrange airport transport for guests. Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine is the premium ground transport provider at the airport. Rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November)

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Enterprise and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Numerous taxi companies and shuttles operate at the airport.

Facilities

Airport facilities include computer work stations, copy and fax services, mailing services, an ATM, a lost and found, a small selection of restaurants and gift shops, a service animal/pet relief area, and the Military Welcome Center.

Parking

Short and long-term parking is available at the airport. The first 20 minutes are free and thereafter it costs about $3 per hour, up to a daily maximum of $11 in the short-term lot and $9 in the long-term lot.

www.iflybeaches.com

Miami International Airport

The airport is located eight miles (13km) west of central Miami.

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Overview

The airport is well connected to the Miami Intermodal Center (Central Station) by the free MIA Mover electric train. From here numerous services connect to greater Miami. These include the scheduled, local Metrobus; a mass-transit Metrorail system; a fixed rail system designated specifically for downtown Miami and Brickell; and the TriRail commuter train, reaching Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) west of central Miami.

Getting to the city

The airport is well connected to the Miami Intermodal Center (Central Station) by the free MIA Mover electric train. From here numerous services connect to greater Miami. These include the scheduled, local Metrobus; a mass-transit Metrorail system; a fixed rail system designated specifically for downtown Miami and Brickell; and the TriRail commuter train, reaching Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

Car rental

Car rental agents operate at the new Miami Intermodal Centre (Central Station), which is connected to the airport by the the free MIA Mover electric train. Companies represented include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent A Car, Hertz, National, Payless, P&P Family Auto Rental, Royal, Sixt Rent A Car, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis and shuttles are available from the arrivals level, outside the baggage claim areas. There are wheelchair-accessible taxis and shuttles available upon request. Fares to the city centre are about $27 in a taxi and $15 in a shuttle (shuttle estimate is per person, fares vary with additional passengers).

Transfer between terminals

The three terminals are connected by walkways and trains.

Facilities

There are numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and fast food chains available 24 hours. A multitude of shops, including duty-free, are available. The airport also has ATMs, bureaux de change, a chapel, an art gallery, spa services, a yoga room, and a rooftop swimming pool at the airport hotel. Facilities for the disabled are availible.

Parking

Miami International Airport's long-term parking facilities consist of two multi-level parking garages. Short-term parking is available in the same area, near the terminals. Garage parking rates are $6 for the first hour, and $17 for around three hours up to a full day. All vehicles parked in the garage are allowed to stay for a maximum of 60 days.

www.miami-airport.com

Palm Beach International Airport

The airport is located six miles (10km) west of Palm Beach.

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

Overview

There is a public bus service, Palm Tran, connecting to various points in the Palm Beach area, departing from Level 1. Shuttles are available to take passengers to West Palm Beach and connect with TriRail, which runs trains to Miami, and the Amtrak station. From there, passengers will find rail services to a number of US cities near and far. Taxis, door-to-door shuttles, and rental cars are available and many hotels provide transport for guests. A few mobile app based taxi services are available, although some are restricted from the airport.

Location

The airport is located six miles (10km) west of Palm Beach.

Getting to the city

There is a public bus service, Palm Tran, connecting to various points in the Palm Beach area, departing from Level 1. Shuttles are available to take passengers to West Palm Beach and connect with TriRail, which runs trains to Miami, and the Amtrak station. From there, passengers will find rail services to a number of US cities near and far. Taxis, door-to-door shuttles, and rental cars are available and many hotels provide transport for guests. A few mobile app based taxi services are available, although some are restricted from the airport.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxi companies Yellow Cab, ExecuCar, Imperial Transportation PBC, as well as SuperShuttle are available and can be booked in advance. Ground transportation desks are located at each end of the terminal.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include bars, shops and restaurants, a spa, ATMs and currency exchange facilities. The Traveler's Service Center on the second floor offers meeting rooms and business facilities, including fax, internet and photocopying. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Parking rates at the airport range from $7 a day in the Economy Lot, to $30 a day in the Premium Lot. Parking that is distant from the terminal is serviced by regular shuttle buses. Short-term parking has a maximum charge of $17 a day.

www.pbia.org

Orlando International Airport

The airport is situated six miles (10km) southeast of Orlando.

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Overview

Public transport facilities are to be found on the Ground Transportation Concourse on Level 1 of Terminal 1. Lynx buses numbers 11, 42, 51, and 111 depart around every 30 minutes, between 5.30am and 10.30pm, for downtown Orlando, the trip taking about 40 minutes and costing $2. Many hotels provide free shuttles for guests. Taxis are available on Level 1 on both the A and B sides of the Main Terminal, and may carry up to nine passengers with metered rates. Cruise passengers may also check with their cruise line, as some offer direct transfers to the port.

Location

The airport is situated six miles (10km) southeast of Orlando.

Getting to the city

Public transport facilities are to be found on the Ground Transportation Concourse on Level 1 of Terminal 1. Lynx buses numbers 11, 42, 51, and 111 depart around every 30 minutes, between 5.30am and 10.30pm, for downtown Orlando, the trip taking about 40 minutes and costing $2. Many hotels provide free shuttles for guests. Taxis are available on Level 1 on both the A and B sides of the Main Terminal, and may carry up to nine passengers with metered rates. Cruise passengers may also check with their cruise line, as some offer direct transfers to the port.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

Car rental

Numerous major car hire companies are represented at the airport, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar and National. The rental car companies are located on the A-Side and B-Side of the terminal on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1).

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available on Level 1 on both the A and B sides of the Main Terminal, and may carry up to nine passengers with metered rates. On average a one-way trip will cost $14-$18.

Transfer between terminals

Terminals A and B are within the same builiding. The crossing between the terminals is on level 3.

Facilities

Passenger services at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange, information centres, an interfaith chapel, and postal services. There are a wide variety of bars, restaurants, and shops, including duty free. The Kennedy Space Center, Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World all have their own branded shops.The terminal top parking garage is one of the highest points in Orlando, providing a clear view of downtown Orlando and its nightly fireworks display. Facilities for the disabled are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Orlando International Airport has a number of parking options ranging from the cost free North and South Cell Phone Lot used to pick-up/drop-off passengers, to the Terminal Top parking lot and the Parking Garage A and B which have rates of $2 for 40 minutes and $1 for each additional 20 minutes. The daily maximum is $17. The two economy lots, serviced by regular airport shuttles, cost just $10 per day.

www.orlandoairports.net

Fort Lauderdale International Airport

The airport is located 26 miles (42km) north of Miami and six miles (10km) from downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)

Overview

Shared shuttle vans with GO Airport Shuttle can be booked at the transportation desks located in each terminal. They offer a door-to-door service from the airport to most local destinations. Broward County Transit (BCT) bus services and TriRail feeder buses operate from bus stops outside the terminal buildings. The TriRail train service connects the airport with Miami-Dade County. Taxis are available outside each terminal. Twelve major rental car companies are located at the Rental Car Centre.

Location

The airport is located 26 miles (42km) north of Miami and six miles (10km) from downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Getting to the city

Shared shuttle vans with GO Airport Shuttle can be booked at the transportation desks located in each terminal. They offer a door-to-door service from the airport to most local destinations. Broward County Transit (BCT) bus services and TriRail feeder buses operate from bus stops outside the terminal buildings. The TriRail train service connects the airport with Miami-Dade County. Taxis are available outside each terminal. Twelve major rental car companies are located at the Rental Car Centre.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies, such as Avis, Budget, Dollar, National, and Hertz are located at the Rental Car Centre. Passengers arriving at Terminal 1 should follow the signs to the Concourse B Pedestrian Bridge. All other terminals have a shuttle bus service located on the baggage claim level that ferries passengers to the Rental Car Centre.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the lower level outside each terminal. Rate comparison charts are posted at the Transportation Booths located outside the baggage claim area of each terminal.

Transfer between terminals

Free shuttles ferry passengers between the terminals from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. If changing terminals, travellers may have to go through security again.

Facilities

There are ATMs, currency exchanges, shops, bars, and restaurants throughout the airport. Each terminal has a business centre, with fax and photocopy facilities available in the Terminal 2 business centre. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance. There are also pet relief areas and medical services.

Parking

There is ample short and long-term parking available adjacent to the terminal. Hourly parking is charged at $3 every hour up to $36 per day, and daily rates are similar with a daily limit of $15. The Palm and Hibiscus parking garages are also convenient and connected to all four terminals.

www.broward.org/airport

Jacksonville International Airport

The airport is situated 14 miles (23km) north of downtown Jacksonville.

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)

Overview

All ground transportation services, including rental car agencies, taxi, and limousine services, are located on the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to baggage claim. Some hotels offer pick-up services, and shuttle companies offer a door-to-door service to nearby destinations. These services should be booked in advance, if possible.

Location

The airport is situated 14 miles (23km) north of downtown Jacksonville.

Getting to the city

All ground transportation services, including rental car agencies, taxi, and limousine services, are located on the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to baggage claim. Some hotels offer pick-up services, and shuttle companies offer a door-to-door service to nearby destinations. These services should be booked in advance, if possible.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented include Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Gator City Taxi is the official taxi company serving the airport. It is a good idea to book a taxi at the desk in the terminal and enquire about rates beforehand, as the drivers have been known to overcharge tourists.

Facilities

The airport has numerous ATMs, bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. There is a nursing room, a spa, an art gallery, a pet relief area, and a meditation room available at the airport. There are also fax and photocopy facilities available.

Parking

Parking in all lots is charged at $2 per 30 minutes. Daily rates start from $22 in the Hourly Lot, $18 in the Daily Lot, $11 in the Daily Surface Lot, and $6 in Economy Lots 1 and 2.

www.flyjacksonville.com

Tampa International Airport

The airport is located nine miles (14km) west of downtown Tampa.

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Overview

Shared passenger van services as well as several city buses travel to Tampa and other destinations. The local HART bus stop is located at the Rental Car Center. Taxi services are available outside the Baggage Claim Level.

Location

The airport is located nine miles (14km) west of downtown Tampa.

Getting to the city

Shared passenger van services as well as several city buses travel to Tampa and other destinations. The local HART bus stop is located at the Rental Car Center. Taxi services are available outside the Baggage Claim Level.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Alamo and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis from Yellow Cab and United Cab are available curbside outside all the baggage claim areas. The minimum airport fee is $19 and the flat rate fee to downtown Tampa and the cruise terminal is $29.

Facilities

The airport has a bank, ATMs, currency exchange facilities, a shopping mall, and several restaurants, bars, and cafes. The Airport Marriott (located in the terminal) has its own business centre and conference rooms. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should advise their airline in advance.

Parking

Short-term parking at Tampa International is located above the terminal. The first 60 minutes is free. Then it costs $4 for up to 80 minutes and $2 per 20 minutes thereafter, with a daily maximum of $22. In the long-term lot the daily maximum is $18, and in the economy lot the daily maximum is $10. Walkways, a monorail, or free shuttles connect the parking lots to the terminal, depending on distance.

www.tampaairport.com/

Southwest Florida International

The airport is located 17 miles (27km) southeast of Fort Myers.

Southwest Florida International (RSW)

Overview

LeeTran provides public transportation between 7.25am and 9.25pm on weekdays, on an hourly basis to a transfer point located at Daniels Parkway and U.S. 41, where connections can be made to the remainder of the LeeTran routes. Many hotels in the area offer a shuttle bus service to and from the airport. Taxis and limousines are also available.

Location

The airport is located 17 miles (27km) southeast of Fort Myers.

Getting to the city

LeeTran provides public transportation between 7.25am and 9.25pm on weekdays, on an hourly basis to a transfer point located at Daniels Parkway and U.S. 41, where connections can be made to the remainder of the LeeTran routes. Many hotels in the area offer a shuttle bus service to and from the airport. Taxis and limousines are also available.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are all represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis operate on a fixed fare system and can be ordered from the transportation booths located within the terminal building. Fares are calculated on a zone system and for a maximum of three passengers. A $10 surcharge is levied for each additional passenger.

Facilities

The airport has ATMs, a currency exchange office and several cafes, restaurants and bars. The business centre on Level 2 offers fax and photocopy facilities, laptop connections and internet access. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Parking

Short-term parking is available directly in front of the terminal and costs $2 for the first 20 minutes (after the initial 20 minutes of free parking), $3 for the first hour and a daily rate of $18. Long-term parking is farther away and connected by a free shuttle service. Long-term parking costs $2 per hour and $11 per day.

www.flylcpa.com

Orlando Sanford Airport

The airport is located 22 miles (about 35km) northeast of Orlando.

Orlando Sanford Airport (SFB)

Overview

Lynx bus #33 serves the airport, stopping right outside the terminal buildings.

Location

The airport is located 22 miles (about 35km) northeast of Orlando.

Getting to the city

Lynx bus #33 serves the airport, stopping right outside the terminal buildings.

Time

Local time is GMT -5 (GMT -4 between March and November).

Car rental

Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the arrivals area. Expect to pay around $60 to get to downtown Orlando from the airport.

Transfer between terminals

A shuttle bus service connects terminals A and B.

Facilities

Facilities include ATMs, bureaux de change, restaurants and cafes, Internet access, and the Royal Palm Lounge.

Parking

Short-term parking available, at $2 for every 30 minutes.

www.orlandosanfordairport.com

Daytona Beach International Airport

The airport is located four miles (6km) southwest of Daytona Beach.

Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB)

Overview

The Votran municipal bus service stops at the airport regularly on weekdays and Saturdays, with a more limited service on Sundays. An adult bus fare is about $1.75.

Location

The airport is located four miles (6km) southwest of Daytona Beach.

Getting to the city

The Votran municipal bus service stops at the airport regularly on weekdays and Saturdays, with a more limited service on Sundays. An adult bus fare is about $1.75.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Car hire desks are located inside the terminal, opposite the baggage claim area.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis from multiple companies available at the east end of the terminal, located just outside the baggage claim area.

Facilities

Airport facilities include shops, restaurants, a meeting room, ATMs, postal services, and a lost and found.

Parking

Short-term parking facilities, located adjacent to the main terminal, offer 15 minutes free parking and thereafter charge $1 every 30 minutes, up to a daily maximum of $15. Long-term parking costs $12 per day. Weekly parking is available for $65. There are free shuttles operating to the terminal.

www.flydaytonafirst.com

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

The airport is nine miles (14km) south of Bradenton and five miles (8km) northwest of downtown Sarasota.

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Overview

Buses heading into Sarasota and Manatee leave from the west end of the baggage claims area. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Location

The airport is nine miles (14km) south of Bradenton and five miles (8km) northwest of downtown Sarasota.

Getting to the city

Buses heading into Sarasota and Manatee leave from the west end of the baggage claims area. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies with desks at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis wait outside the baggage reclaim area.

Facilities

Airport facilities include an ATM, a lost and found, conference rooms, wifi, restaurants and shops.

Parking

All drivers get 30 minutes of free parking at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. Thereafter parking rates are $2 for up to 40 minutes, $2 per additional 20 minutes, and $13 to $18 per day.

www.srq-airport.com

Tallahassee Regional Airport

The airport is situated seven miles (11km) southeast of Tallahassee.

Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH)

Overview

Buses, hotel shuttles, limousine shuttles, rental cars, and taxis are available from the airport.

Location

The airport is situated seven miles (11km) southeast of Tallahassee.

Getting to the city

Buses, hotel shuttles, limousine shuttles, rental cars, and taxis are available from the airport.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Alamo, Budget, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

Facilities

Airport facilities include a food court, a gift shop, and a business centre with comfortable workstations.

Parking

Parking rates are displayed at the entrance to each lot: the first 30 minutes are free in both the hourly and daily parking lots. In the short-term lot, the first hour costs $3 and each additional 30 minutes costs $3, up to a daily maximum of $13. In the long-term lot, the first hour costs $2 and each additional hour costs $2, up to a daily maximum of $11.

www.talgov.com/airport/airport.aspx

Gainesville Airport

The airport is located five miles (8km) northeast of Gainesville.

Gainesville Airport (GNV)

Overview

Regional Transit System (RTS) Route 25 operates between downtown Gainesville and the airport regularly every day, although the schedule is reduced on Sundays. Adult bus fare is $1.50. Several hotels in the area also offer shuttle services for guests.

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) northeast of Gainesville.

Getting to the city

Regional Transit System (RTS) Route 25 operates between downtown Gainesville and the airport regularly every day, although the schedule is reduced on Sundays. Adult bus fare is $1.50. Several hotels in the area also offer shuttle services for guests.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4, from mid-March to the first Sunday in November)

Car rental

Car hire companies operating from Gainesville Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis

Several taxi companies operate from the airport and can be hailed at the curb.

Facilities

Airport facilities are limited, but include ATMs, a restaurant, a pet relief area, and disabled assistance.

Parking

Short-term parking costs $1 for the first 30 minutes, $2 for the first hour, then about $2 per hour up to a daily maximum of $12. Long-term parking is slightly cheaper, with daily rates of $9 and weekly rates of $55. There is a cell phone lot for drivers picking up passengers.

www.flygainesville.com/

Key West International Airport

The airport is situated two miles (3km) east of Key West.

Key West International Airport (EYW)

Overview

Shuttles and taxis can be found at the airport.

Location

The airport is situated two miles (3km) east of Key West.

Getting to the city

Shuttles and taxis can be found at the airport.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Dollar and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are the most popular form of airport transport and there are usually a number of cabs lined up outside the arrivals area waiting for passengers. Fares vary according to destination.

Transfer between terminals

Key West International is a small airport and no transport is necessary between the two terminals.

Facilities

The airport has limited services, but a snack counter, a bar and some small shops are provided and there is a lost and found service.

Parking

Free parking is available for one hour in the short term parking lot. Thereafter, parking rates are $3 for each additional hour, up to a daily maximum of $15 and a weekly maximum of $84.

www.eyw.com

Pensacola International Airport

The airport is situated five miles (8km) from central Pensacola.

Pensacola International Airport (PNS)

Overview

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) buses service the airport. Shared shuttles, taxis and limousines can also be hired at the airport and cars can be rented. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) from central Pensacola.

Getting to the city

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) buses service the airport. Shared shuttles, taxis and limousines can also be hired at the airport and cars can be rented. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November)

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Payless, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are all represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at the airport.

Facilities

Pensacola International Airport is a small, simple facility, but does provide an ATM, a lost and found, postal services, free wifi, a gift shop and a restaurant for passengers.

Parking

In the Surface Parking Lot rates are $2 per hour, up to $9 per day; in the Garage Parking Lot rates are $11 per day; and in the Economy Parking Lot rates are $2 per hour, up to $8 per day. The Cell-phone lot is free for the first hour, thereafter it costs $2 per hour.

www.flypensacola.com

Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport

The airport is situated 16 miles (26km) from Destin, and nine miles (14km) from Fort Walton Beach.

Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

Overview

No public transportation services the airport, but numerous bus, shuttle, taxi and mobile app based taxi services operate at the airport.

Location

The airport is situated 16 miles (26km) from Destin, and nine miles (14km) from Fort Walton Beach.

Getting to the city

No public transportation services the airport, but numerous bus, shuttle, taxi and mobile app based taxi services operate at the airport.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, National, Dollar, Enterprise and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

A list of more than 50 taxi and shuttle companies operating at the airport can be found on the official website. Rates vary according to company and destination.

Facilities

It is a small airport, but a restaurant, a bar, gift shops, ATMs, family restrooms and baby-changing stations are provided.

Parking

Parking is free for the first 10 minutes, $1.50 for the next 50 minutes, and $1.50 for every hour thereafter, up to a daily maximum of $8.50. Free airport shuttles transport passengers between the parking lots and the terminal. A free cellphone parking area is available.

www.flyvps.com

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