Directions to Panama City Beach

Plan Your Travels to Panama City Beach!

No matter if you plan to fly into a local airport or make the drive from your hometown, there are plenty of ways to get to your Panama City Beach vacation rental! Learn more about the airports, car rentals services, and taxi companies that you can use to make your vacation seamless.  

Check out our guide to the best ways to get to your Panama City Beach destination and the transportation services that will allow you to make the most of your vacation!  

Airports Near Panama City Beach 

Skip the drive and fly into Panama City Beach! With a local airport that services plenty of major U.S. airlines and other airports within easy driving distance, there are multiple ways to arrive to your relaxing beach destination! 


Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport:  

  • Distance: 13.4 miles 
  • Airlines: Southwest, American, United, and Delta 
  • Non-stop flights from: Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, D.C., and more! 

Tallahassee International Airport: 

  • Distance: 110 miles 
  • Airlines: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United, and Silver Airways 

Pensacola International Airport:

  • Distance: 120 miles 
  • Airlines: American, Delta, Frontier, Silver, Southwest, and United Airlines 
  • Non-stop flights from major U.S. cities

Driving Distance from Other Airports 

Driving to Panama City Beach 

Panama City Beach is a perfect destination for a road trip! Situated on the Florida panhandle, this beach destination sits within easy access for a day’s drive from Birmingham, Atlanta, and Orlando and is drivable from plenty of other major U.S. cities. Check out what kind of drive you can expect from the following cities:  


  • Birmingham: 4.5 hours, 256 miles 
  • Atlanta: 5 hours, 296 miles 
  • Orlando: 5.5 hours, 365 miles 
  • Nashville: 7.5 hours, 455 miles
  • Louisville: 10 hours, 630 miles 
  • Dallas: 12 hours, 770 miles 
  • Chicago: 14.5 hours, 930 miles 
  • New York: 18 hours, 1210 miles 

Car Rentals 

Planning to fly into a local airport? You may want to consider renting a car so that you can explore the area at your leisure. Check out our list of local rental car companies that can have you ready to hit the road! 


Limos, Shuttles and Taxis in Panama City Beach

If you prefer to not get behind the wheel during your Panama City Beach vacation, you can get around by using local shuttles, taxis, and ride share services. Of course, you can try Uber of Lyft but you can also reach out to the local services listed below. You can even opt for a limousine or car service to ride in style!