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Which Airport Do I Use When Flying to Destin?

Guests looking to vacation in Destin are probably wondering where they should fly into, what amenities the airports offer, and which how far the airports are from Destin. Guests can rest assured that there are various airports they can fly into including a private airstrip in the heart of Destin.

Fort Walton Beach Airport - VPS

The closest and most relevant airport for most guests is known as VSP and is located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. This airport is just under sixteen miles away from Destin and takes approximately twenty-five minutes to get to Destin. The airport offers a plethora of options if you need transportation from the airport to your vacation DESTINination! If you would like to rent a car at the airport to have for your time vacationing in Destin the airport offers rentals from these companies: Alamo, National, Hertz, Avis, Dollar Rental Car, Budget, and Destin Jeep Rentals. Guests looking for a cab or shuttle service should know that this airport has them covered! With over 30 options for cabs and shuttles offered, guests will have no trouble at all finding a ride. Lyft and Uber both offer rides to and from the airport through their apps. Guests looking to travel in style can opt to take a limo from one of these four companies: 654 Limo Transportation, C2 Transportation, D’Luxe Service LLC, and Sunshine Shuttle and Limo Service. The Fort Walton Beach Airport also offers a large variety of amenities! The amenities include Tropical Landing Bar, known for its seven large plasma screen tv’s as well as a great alcohol selection. Guests looking for a quick bite can grab a delicious toasted sub from Quiznos’s. Guests looking for a delicious sit-down meal at a restaurant should consider visiting The Emerald Coast Grill. This delicious restaurant offers a diverse variety of cuisine options and of course fresh, locally caught seafood. This awesome restaurant also offers a full bar and is a great place for patrons to relax before and after their flights! Other amenities include multiple gift shops, newspaper/magazine stores, free wifi, and two ATM’s for guests that need access to quick cash. The Fort Walton Beach Airport is in our opinion the best airport for our guests to fly into on their Destin vacation! 

Destin Executive Airport - DTS

The Destin Executive Airport (DTS) situated at the south end of Okaloosa Area is a network air terminal that serves general avionics. With a 5,000 foot runway, full assistance courtesies, and closeness to "the south's most wonderful sea shores", Destin Executive Airport (DTS) is a fundamental transportation asset. The two fixed base administrators offer agreeable top of the line offices for travelers and pilots the same. The Destin Executive Airport (DTS) is an independent General Flight office possessed and worked by Okaloosa Area and isn't reliant on ad valorem charges. The amenities at this airport are truly top-notch. If you are a person who enjoys a life of lavish luxury, charter a private jet and fly into Destin Executive Airport for a truly “first-class experience!

Pensacola International Airport - PNS

Each part of Pensacola International Airport is planned with you in mind! Their excellent air terminal offers helpful, simple access to doors, baggage carousels, registration, shopping and dining. Southern hospitality starts here with open to seating territories, blessing shops, and parlors while you hang tight for your flight. You will likewise discover complimentary remote web access and charging stations make it simple for you to remain associated and engaged. Regardless of whether you are here for a visit, searching for a spot to dispatch your business venture, or interfacing with another flight, welcome. We trust you constantly fly simple. This airport also offers a large variety of international flights not commonly offered at the other airports in the Destin area! 

Panama City Beach - ECP

Panama City Beach, Florida is just about 30-40 minutes west of Destin and is home to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Aiport. The airport is located in Central Standard Time at 6300 W Bay Parkway Panama City, FL 32409. ECP sits just 20 minutes outside Panama City Beach in the Center of Northwest Florida. The airport offers both short and long term parking, along with covered parking. You can find flights from Delta, American Airlines, Southwest and United Airlines. The airport recently installed a "Pet Relief Area" for service animals. Whether you have been traveling to Northwest Florida for years, or if this is your first time, you will always find something to do!

Choosing the Best Airport for You!

Destin offers a variety of airports for guests vacationing in the area to choose to fly into and out of! We highly recommend flying into VSP also known as the Fort Walton Beach Airport. This airport is not too far from Destin and is packed with countless amenities to help you get into “vacation mode” as soon as you land! The other two airports in the area, though not as prominently used by guests traveling to Destin do offer options that are not offered at VSP and may be better suited to fit specific guests with specific needs or requirements. The Destin Executive Airport is mostly used for private flights and has a prime location in Destin, Florida. Pensacola International Airport offers a diverse array of international flights that are not offered at the other airports. Needless to say, there is a diverse group of airports for travelers vacationing in Destin, Florida to choose from!