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About Bay County Airport

Rendering civil aviation services, the airport, previously known as Panama City-Bay County but currently as Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, is located 30 kilometers far from the city center of Panama City, one of the most touristic cities of the Florida state of the United States of America. Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is at a very close distant to West Bay, and the airline companies with direct flights to this airport are Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Express. After reaching Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, which you can easily reach from Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas-Love, Houston-Hobby, Nashville, Austin, Chicago-Midway, St. Louis and Houston-Intercontinental airports of the United States of America without connecting flights,  you can take a taxi or one of the means of public transportation to reach the city center. The car rental companies in the airport are as follows: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Enterprise and Thrifty.

Getting to the City Center from Bay County Airport

There are many alternatives for travelling to the center of Panama City from the Northwest Florida Beaches Airport. Taxis, which are among the commonly used vehicles, are the most practical and fastest transportation method. If you want to rent a car, you can choose one of the car rental companies offering service at the airport terminal. In addition, there are many shuttle and limousine companies operating privately or within the body of the airport. It takes about 45 minutes to reach Panama City, which is 30 km away from Northwest Florida Beaches Airport, which replaced the Panama City-Bay County Airport, formerly located 5 km northwest of Panama City.

Taxi

Airport taxis and private taxis, which wait for their passengers in front of Northwest Florida Beaches Airport terminal building at any hour of the day, carry passengers to the center of Panama City in a comfortable and reliable way. Travelling to Panama City by taxi can cost 60-75 dollars according to the distance. If you want a more affordable transportation, you can benefit from Towncar and Uber taxi services which offer a more budget-friendly travel or you can share your taxi with other passengers travelling to the same destination with you. The most popular taxi companies carrying passengers to Panama City from Northwest Florida Beaches Airport are Red Cabs of Panama City (+185007332227), H2O Shuttle Taxi and Limo (+18507082870) and Emerald Taxi (+18507922546). In addition, you can travel with limousines and shuttles which are also among the popular transportation alternatives.

Car Rental

Northwest Florida Beaches Airport is very rich in terms of car rental and transfer companies. It is possible to make an online reservation for all companies offering service in the airport terminal building. These companies are Alamo (8502353771), Avis (8507691411), Budget (8507630108), Hertz (8502352201), National (8502350227), Enterprise (8502353771) and Thrifty (8502338046). In this way, you can receive your car in a few minutes without losing time with your driver’s license and credit card after landing at Northwest Florida Beaches Airport. You can reach Panama City in about 40-45 minutes through State Hwy 388 and FL-77 S or US-98 E with the car you will rent at Northwest Florida Beaches Airport.

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2017
Getting to Bay County Airport from the City Center

Panama City, is one of the biggest and most touristic cities of Florida. The urban transportation network of the city is very developed. However, taxi, car rental, transfer, limousine and shuttle rather than the means of public transportation are more commonly used for travelling to the airport from the city center. By choosing one of these alternatives you can reach Northwest Florida Beaches Airport in about 45 minutes.

Taxi

Taxi is the first choice of both domestic and foreign tourists especially for short distances in Panama City. The most important reason is that taxi is a faster option compared to the means of public transportation. It is also very easy to find a taxi in the city. You can get on a taxi for travelling to Northwest Florida Beaches Airport from the city center within the shortest time. The amount you need to pay for this travel will vary according to your location and distance but it will probably cost 60-75 dollars. You can also benefit from Towncar and Uber taxi services which offer more budget-friendly travel or you can share your taxi with other passengers travelling to the airport. In addition, there are private shuttles and limousines providing transportation between Panama City and Northwest Florida Beaches Airport. The vehicles of some limousine and shuttle companies offer service as taxi. Wherever you are in Panama City, you can call a taxi from one of the following taxi companies; Red Cabs of Panama City (+185007332227), H2O Shuttle Taxi and Limo (+18507082870) and Emerald Taxi (+18507922546). You can reach Northwest Florida Beaches Airport in 40-45 minutes by calling a taxi from one of these companies.

Car Rental

There are more options in terms of car rental companies in Panama City compared to Northwest Florida Beaches Airport. However, if you want to choose a company which has an office both in Panama City and at Northwest Florida Beaches Airport, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Enterprise and Thrifty are among the companies that you can choose. You can make a pre-reservation wherever you are in the world since most of these companies are international car rental companies. In this way, you can rent a car for a more affordable cost if you plan your travel in advance. You can reach Northwest Florida Beaches Airport in about 40-45 minutes through State Hwy 388 and FL-77 S or US-98 E with the car you will rent in Panama City.

Airport Information

Northwest Florida Beaches Airport, which is of vital importance thanks to being the first airport built after the September 11 attacks that took place in the United States of America, is located in the north of Panama City, which is one of the most crowded cities of Florida. Northwest Florida Beaches Airport, which is located 30 kilometers away from the city center of Panama City, is also close to West Bay. On May 22, 2010, Northwest Florida Beaches Airport (ECP) replaced Panama City-Bay County Airport (PFN) located 5 km northwest of Panama City. It began offering service on May 23, 2010. Airline companies that organize flights to Northwest Florida Beaches Airport are Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Express. You can directly fly to Northwest Florida Beaches Airport from Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas-Love, Houston-Hobby, Nashville, Austin, Chicago-Midway, St. Louis and Houston-Intercontinental airports of the USA. Since Northwest Florida Beaches is an international airport, it offers many services for its passengers: Free internet access, ATM and bank services, souvenir shops and duty-free shops, VIP and lounges, restaurants, cafes and bars, tourist information offices etc.

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2017

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Which are the alternative airports to Bay County Airport?

You can use Regional Airport as an alternative to Bay County Airport.

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