Car Hire West Palm Beach Airport


Serving Palm Beach County and north Miami-Dade County, the Palm Beach International Airport is conveniently located about 3 miles west of downtown West Palm Beach and is easily accessed via Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike. A total of 14 airlines arrive and depart from the airport. The 560,000 square foot terminal is quite modern and has a total of 28 gates spread among 3 concourses, all connected directly to the main terminal hall.

To reach the airport from the south, take I-95 northbound and follow the exit signs for the direct freeway boulevard leading to the terminal. From the north, travel south on I-90 past exit 69 and take the off-ramp labeled with airport directions. From the Florida Turnpike, exit at Okeechobee Blvd. or Southern Blvd. and follow signs to the terminal and parking.

The airport has an extensive parking array that includes premium spaces near the terminal entrance, long-term parking adjacent to the premium lots, and a convenient park and ride at the southern end of Perimeter Road. A cell phone lot is also available 24 hours a day at the east end of Perimeter Road.

The main terminal is comprised of four levels, the first of which is ground level and contains the baggage claim and rental car service desks. Ground transportation from the airport is located at curbside. The second level contains restaurants and gift shops, and access to all departure gates. The airline ticket counters and baggage check-in is on the third level, and roof deck parking is located on level four.

Rental cars are parked near the terminal entrance and arriving passengers can pick up their vehicles directly across from the lower terminal entrances. Palm Tran, the Palm Beach County public transportation system, operates regular service to and from the airport. Tri-Rail light rail service connects passengers from the West Palm Beach Station to downtown Miami; shuttle service is available between the station and the airport. Most hotels in the area offer free shuttle van service to and from Palm Beach International Airport.

Online flight arrival/departure information is available at a number of websites that cater to the flying public. Airport guides in PDF format can be downloaded from various agencies and give detailed information about shops and restaurants located in the main terminal hall. A full service visitor information desk is located near the arrivals area, and special facilities for disabled persons can be arranged.