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West Palm Beach to Freeport Flights
Palm Beach International Airport
The best way to find bargains on tickets for flights leaving West Palm Beach is to use ebookers when making your reservations. When you fly out of the city, you'll depart from Palm Beach International Airport, located three miles south-west of the city's centre. Airlines servicing the airport include United Airlines, Air Canada, and US Airways, and these carriers fly to destinations across the United States and Canada. Although the airport is small, it's comfortable, clean, and filled with a variety of amenities for busy travellers.
Parking at the Airport
Plenty of parking spaces are available at the airport. Spaces in the short-term parking lot cost $17 per day. With a rate of $13 a day, the long-term parking lot is the most economical option for travellers who will be away for some time. You can also choose to park in the indoor garage or the surface lot.
Getting to the Airport
Taking a taxi from the West Palm Beach downtown area to the airport will cost approximately $21, and the trip will take roughly fifteen minutes depending on the amount of traffic. If you prefer to use public transportation, the PalmTran No. 44 bus, a city bus run by Palm Beach County's public transportation authority, will drop you off at the arrivals area. The fare for a one-way trip is $1.25, and the trip from downtown will take about twenty-two minutes.
Dining at the Airport
The airport houses several eateries if you want to grab a snack or a drink before leaving West Palm Beach. Pick up a latte and a muffin at Starbucks, which has locations on Concourse A & B, Concourse C, and in the main terminal. Some fast food restaurants, such as Quiznos and Burger King, offer breakfast items.
Flights to Freeport
Freeport in the Grand Bahamas is a major holiday destination for people worldwide. Most locations accept United States dollars as the primary currency and may even avoid charging taxes for purchases made in cash. Those flying into Freeport with tickets booked through ebookers are likely to arrive at Grand Bahama International Airport, which is located in Queens Cove, approximately four miles from the centre of the city. Major carriers servicing the airport include American Eagle, Delta, United Express, US Airways, and WestJet.
Getting Around the City
Freeport is a very busy city with lots of options for travel. Rental car rates start at around $70 with variable fees for insurance or additional options. Private minibuses provide the bulk of non-car transportation within the city, and taxi services are available throughout Grand Bahama Island. Travel to and from the airport typically takes around fifteen minutes with these methods of transport. Taxi fares are based on distance, with additional fees for groups of more than two passengers.
Weather and Climate
Freeport has little seasonal variation, with summer and winter being very similar in weather conditions. Temperatures usually remain between twenty-one and twenty-seven degrees Celsius throughout the year. This lets travellers pack lightly and enjoy warm beaches regardless of when they come to visit, though hurricane season from June to November does see a marked increase in precipitation and the likelihood of strong winds and storms.
Enjoying Your Trip
Travellers can often find discounts on cruises and other attractions during hurricane season, whether or not storms are imminent. Visitors to Freeport are likely to enjoy shopping at Port Lucaya and admiring the scenic Garden of the Groves. More adventurous types can take to the shores year round for rides on waterbikes and diving in the warm waters. Swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving are also major attractions for visitors to the beautiful city of Freeport, due to the plethora of native marine flora and fauna.
Airports in West Palm Beach FL, US
Palm Beach International (PBI)
Distance from City Center: 5.1 kilometers
Fort Lauderdale Int'l airport (FLL)
Distance from City Center: 67.2 kilometers