A Guide to West Palm Beach Airport (PBI)

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Get the essential information about West Palm Beach Airport through our comprehensive guide, covering everything you need to know.

West Palm Beach Airport (PBI), is a vital aviation hub serving the vibrant Palm Beach County. Image credit: prostooleh/ Freepik

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), located just west of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida, serves as a vital aviation gateway for the region. It’s the go-to airport for nearby towns like Wellington, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, and Palm Beach Gardens. PBI ranks as the third busiest airport in the Miami metropolitan area, following Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in terms of passenger traffic. Getting to the airport is a breeze, with direct access from I-95, Southern Boulevard, and Congress Avenue, while Military Trail runs along its western side.

Find your way around this busy airport with the help of these West Palm Beach Airport maps, and this convenient guide, both of which will help you make choices about how to spend your time in the airport.

West Palm Beach Airport Terminal Overview

Palm Beach International Airport features a main terminal with three concourses:

  • Concourse A: Level One
  • Concourse B: Right side of the second level
  • Concourse C: Left side of the second level

Level One

Baggage Claim, Ground Transportation, Rental Cars

Level Two

All Gates, Escape Lounge – The Centurion Studio Partner, Delta Club Room, TSA PreCheck Office, Private Nursing Suites, Lost and Found, Putting Green, Restaurants & Shops, Gallery at PBI

Level Three

Airline Ticket Counters, Curbside Baggage Check In, Passenger Check In, Rideshare Services Pickups (Outer Curb)

Airlines at Palm Beach International Airport By Concourse

Concourse A

  • Bahamas Air

Concourse B

  • Allegiant Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Avelo Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airways
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • United Airlines

Concourse C

  • Air Canada
  • Breeze Airways
  • Delta Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Spirit Airlines

West Palm Beach Airport Parking

Parking at Palm Beach International Airport is a hassle-free, affordable, and conveniently located option for travelers. PBI provides four distinct parking choices, each with its own rates, ensuring there’s an option to suit every traveler’s needs. Additionally, the airport offers a complimentary cell phone waiting area for those awaiting arriving passengers.

Premium Parking

  • Rate: $30 per day
  • Location: Outside Baggage Claim area
  • Initial 20 minutes: $2
  • Additional 20 minutes: $1

Short-Term Parking

  • Rate: $17 per day
  • Location: Direct access to terminal
  • Short stops: $1 for every 20 minutes

Note: Temporarily closed for repairs and maintenance

Long-Term Parking

  • Rate: $13 per day
  • Location: Level 2
  • Charge: $1 for every 20 minutes

Economy Parking

  • Rate: $7 per day
  • First two hours: $2 minimum charge
  • Additional 20 minutes: $1

Navigating airport parking, especially at busy airports like PBI, can be a hassle. But there’s a convenient alternative. Consider booking a Blacklane chauffeured ride to and from the airport. With a professional driver at the wheel, you can skip the parking search, save time, and enjoy a stress-free journey.

Palm Beach Airport Lounges

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Palm Beach International Airport, travelers seeking respite and convenience will discover a haven in the form of premium airport lounges. These lounges provide an exclusive escape from the airport’s commotion, offering a tranquil environment to unwind before your flight.

Arrive early, follow the signs, and stay organized for a stress-free journey. Image credit: wavebreakmedia_micro/ Freepik

Concourse B

Escape Lounge- The Centurion Studio Partner

The Escape Lounge, a Centurion Studio Partner at Palm Beach International Airport, offers a refreshing dining experience and a welcoming bar atmosphere for travelers. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is offered, ensuring that guests can stay connected or catch up on work in a relaxed and contemporary setting. Operating daily from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. this lounge is a convenient oasis. While it offers an array of amenities, it’s important to note that shower facilities are not available within this lounge.

Escape Lounge Access:

Concourse C

Delta Air Lines Delta Sky Club

The Delta Sky Club, an award-winning haven at Palm Beach Airport, offers travelers a sanctuary for relaxation, productivity, or a seamless blend of both. Operating daily from 4:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., it provides ample opportunities to unwind or catch up on work. The lounge features a buffet offering a variety of snacks, refreshments, and light fare, ensuring that you can savor a quick bite or a satisfying meal. Additionally, the lounge provides complimentary access to a selection of spirits, liquor, beer and wine, allowing you to enjoy a refreshing beverage while waiting for your flight. Wi-Fi is also available to keep you connected. Please note, however, that the Delta Sky Club does not offer shower facilities.

Access to this lounge is complimentary for American Express Platinum and Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card Members, but only when flying on a same-day Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight.

West Palm Beach Airport Hotels

While Palm Beach International Airport may not house hotels within its premises, its strategic location ensures that a wealth of lodging options lies in close proximity. Travelers passing through PBI can easily find a range of hotels nearby to suit their preferences and needs.

Hilton West Palm Beach

Location: 600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach

Free airport shuttle: Yes

Nestled adjacent to West Palm Beach International Airport, the Hilton West Palm Beach offers a blend of sophistication and convenience. This upscale hotel is not only a gateway to the airport but also seamlessly connected to the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations, fine dining options, and access to the vibrant arts and culture scene of downtown West Palm Beach, making it an ideal choice for business travelers and those seeking a touch of elegance.

Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Airport

Location: 1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach

Free airport shuttle: Yes

The Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Airport stands as a welcoming all-suite hotel just a short drive from West Palm Beach Airport. Here, travelers can expect spacious and comfortable accommodations, perfect for extended stays or family trips. With a range of amenities, including a daily cooked-to-order breakfast and evening receptions, this hotel offers a convenient and relaxing home away from home.

Courtyard by Marriott West Palm Beach Airport

Location: 1800 Centrepark Dr E, West Palm Beach

Free airport shuttle: Yes

For travelers seeking contemporary comfort close to Palm Beach International Airport, the Courtyard by Marriott West Palm Beach Airport fits the bill. This Marriott property provides well-appointed rooms and a convenient location for both airport access and exploring the local attractions. With a focus on productivity and relaxation, it’s an excellent choice for business travelers and leisure guests alike.

Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown

Location: 295 Lakeview Ave, West Palm Beach

Free airport shuttle: Yes

The Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown seamlessly combines urban sophistication with convenience. Located just a brief drive from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and nestled in downtown West Palm Beach, it presents an ideal choice for travelers seeking to fully embrace the city’s dynamic arts, culinary, and entertainment offerings. The hotel’s well-appointed accommodations and modern amenities, including a 24/7 fitness center and outdoor pool, ensure a comfortable stay amidst the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach Airport

Location: 1808 S Australian Ave, West Palm Beach

Free airport shuttle: Yes

Conveniently located a stone’s throw away from Palm Beach International Airport, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach Airport offers comfortable accommodations and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Travelers can enjoy the signature warm chocolate chip cookie upon check-in and take advantage of the hotel’s amenities, including a restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, and fitness center, making it a great choice for a comfortable and relaxing stay near the airport.

West Palm Beach Airport Shopping

Palm Beach International Airport offers diverse shopping options to travelers across Concourse B and C, as well as the main terminal.

Main Terminal

  • Worth Ave News: Discover a wide merchandise selection featuring news, magazines, books, convenience items, snacks, souvenirs, and more.

Concourse B

  •  Coral Cove: Find newspapers, magazines, electronics, eyewear, luggage, souvenirs, snacks, and more.
  •  Tropical News: Offering newspapers, magazines, books, electronics, gifts, snacks, and a gourmet assortment, Tropical News ensures a convenient shopping experience.

Concourse C

  •  CNBC News: Serving Palm Beach travelers with speed and convenience, CNBC News is your source for up-to-the-minute news.
  • Coral Cove, with another branch here, continues to offer its ocean-inspired merchandise for your shopping pleasure.

Restaurants at West Palm Beach Airport

Palm Beach International Airport offers a diverse range of dining options to satisfy a variety of tastes and cravings.

Main Terminal

  • Starbucks: Enjoy your favorite coffee and snacks from the renowned coffeehouse chain.
  • Sam Snead’s: Experience a taste of Palm Beach with a menu featuring burgers, steaks, and seafood.
  • Rooney’s Pub: Savor the flavors of classic pub fare in a cozy setting.

Concourse B

  • Flagler Gourmet Market: Discover a selection of gourmet offerings for a delightful in-flight meal or snack.
  • Starbucks: Grab your coffee fix or a quick bite.
  • Burger King: Satisfy your burger cravings with the iconic fast-food option.

Concourse C

  • Starbucks: Enjoy a coffee and quick refreshments.
  • Nick’s Tomatoe Pie: Delight in Italian-American cuisine, including pizza and pasta.
  • Chili’s Too: Experience the familiar flavors of Chili’s in an airport setting.
  • Blu2o: Sip on a variety of beverages in a modern lounge atmosphere.

How to Get to West Palm beach Airport

The most convenient way to get to and from West Palm Beach Airport is by booking a reliable Blacklane car service in Palm Beach. Guests can take the hassle out of negotiating local taxi fees with Blacklane’s trusted airport transfer service. Additionally, for travelers residing in different Florida locations, but flying in or out of PBI, Blacklane offers an ideal solution. Leave behind the challenges of public transit and experience the convenience of chauffeured rides through our city to city car service. Rest assured, you won’t have to worry about parking, navigating unfamiliar routes, or dealing with crowds.

FAQs about West Palm Beach Airport

How many terminals are at West Palm Beach Airport?

West Palm Beach Airport, also known as Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), has one main terminal building with three concourses: Concourse A, Concourse B, and Concourse C.

What hotels are near West Palm Beach Airport?

Hotels near West Palm Beach Airport include Hilton West Palm Beach, Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Airport, Courtyard by Marriott West Palm Beach Airport, Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown, and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach Airport. For more information, please read our dedicated section above.

Are Palm Beach and West Palm Beach airports the same?

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) serves West Palm Beach and the surrounding region and is sometimes informally referred to as West Palm Beach Airport.

How many airports are in Palm Beach, Florida?

Palm Beach County, Florida, has one primary airport, Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).

How big is the airport in West Palm Beach?

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach, Florida, covers approximately 2,120 acres in size.

What is the closest airport to Palm Beach Resort?

The closest airport to Palm Beach Resort & Beach Club is Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).

How far is Palm Beach Resort from the airport?

The distance between Palm Beach Resort & Beach Club and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is approximately 9.3 miles.

Which airport is bigger, West Palm or Fort Lauderdale?

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is larger in terms of passenger traffic and size compared to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach.

How far is downtown West Palm Beach from the airport?

Downtown West Palm Beach is approximately 3 miles from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).

How far is West Palm Beach airport to Disney?

The distance between West Palm Beach Airport (PBI) and Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is approximately 170 miles.

Which airport, PBI or FLL, is closer to Boca Raton?

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is closer to Boca Raton than Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).


Ellie Smith

Ellie is an avid traveler, writer, and adventurer, with a passion for exploring the world and sharing her experiences through storytelling. Working for global chauffeur company Blacklane and having lived in cities like Dubai and Berlin, she has gained valuable first-hand experience in uncovering hidden gems worldwide.