Palm Beach International Airport is a public airport in Palm Beach County, Florida, west of the city of West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. It is operated by Palm Beach County's Department of Airports.
PBI airport is located 2.5 miles west of downtown West Palm Beach and just 3.5 miles west of Palm Beach. It covers 2,120 acres (858 ha) of land and has three runways.
Airport Stats & Facts
- Palm Beach International Airport is one of three major airports serving the Miami metropolitan area.
- In 2020, the airport served more than 3 million passengers.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure.
- Travelers should be prepared to show this ID at various locations, such as the ticket counter, TSA security checkpoint, and gate.
- It’s suggested to carry medication, keys, and valuables with you, and not in checked luggage.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please refer to the PBI Airport Map here.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be dropped off and picked up outside the terminal building.
- Drives must make sure to not stop for too long and not leave the vehicles unattended at all.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Palm Beach Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
- For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at PBI Airport here.
Palm Beach International Airport has four levels - Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 and three concourses - Concourse A, Concourse B, and Concourse C.
This level has Baggage Claim, Ground Transportation, Rental Cars, and Automated Reservation Centers.
Level 2 comprises Primeclass Lounge, Delta Club Room, TravelEx Currency Exchange and Business Center, etc.
At level 3, you can find Airline Ticket Counters, Curbside Baggage Check In, and Passenger Check In.
The short term parking can be found on this level.
The various airlines served at Palm Beach International Airport include JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at PBI here.
The short-term parking is at Level 4.
$17 per day.
It is another convenient parking option at PBI Airport.
$30 per day
$2.00 for the first 20 minutes
$1.00 each additional 20 minutes
For ground transportation, passengers have a variety of options to choose from, after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, car rentals, airport shuttles, etc. Many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.
Car rental services are conveniently located on Level One - Baggage Claim of the Airport terminal. Alamo, Avis, Dollar, etc. are some of the well-known providers.
Taxi, sedan, SUV and van services are available on an On-Demand, or Walk-Up basis at the Ground Transportation desks located in the Terminal- Baggage Claim, level one.
Buses & Trains
Palm Beach County's public bus transportation offers regular services throughout Palm Beach County. A bus stop is conveniently located on the outer curb, Level One and route maps can be found inside the Terminal, Level One, Baggage Claim. Tri-Rail provides rail service transportation between West Palm Beach and Miami with stops at many locations in between.
Amenities & Services
To help you have an amazing stay, Palm Beach International Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Massage bars, and shoe shine stations.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Currency exchange.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: 846 PBI Airport, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, USA
Phone: (561) 471 7420
Palm Beach Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- Palm Beach International Airport began operations in 1936 as Morrison Field.
- In 1937 the airport expanded beyond an airstrip and an administration building when the Palm Beach Aero Corporation obtained a lease.
- After several years of Palm Beach County fighting the Air Force presence in West Palm Beach, the Air Force started to close down operations there.
- Delta Air Lines began scheduled flights in 1959 and Capital Airlines in 1960. The first turbine-powered flights were Eastern Airlines Lockheed L-188 Electras in 1959, and Eastern DC-8 nonstops to Idlewild started in December 1960.
- In October 1966 an eight-gate Main Terminal opened on the northeast side of the airport.
- In 1974, Delta Air Lines moved into its own six-gate terminal with the airport's first jetways.
- By the mid-1970s, the airport's dominant carriers were Delta, Eastern and National.
- Following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, Air Force One again became a frequent visitor to PBI, typically parking on the south side of the airport near Southern Boulevard while Trump visited his nearby Mar-a-Lago estate.
- Until 2017, a line of school buses was used as a temporary barrier between the aircraft and onlookers.