PBI is situated very close to the city of West Palm Beach. It has become a busy airport that handles civil aviation with major airlines which include Air Canada, American Airlines and Continental Express. Millions of travelers and tourists visit this airport every year. The airport has three runways. Read about ground transportation below.
The airport houses car rental agencies in its terminal complex, at level 1 in baggage claim section. Many cheap car rental agencies operate here for the convenience of passengers. Carry the number of your rental agency in your cell phone, prior to your journey. This will help you contact them as soon as you land, to get the latest information on shuttle services operated by your rental agency. Some of West Palm Beach's Car Rental Express.com agencies are listed below:
Ground Transportation: Many cheap transportation facilities are available to passengers and are provided by both the airport authorities as well as private agencies. Buses from Palm Beach County's bus transportation service, operate regular services from the airport to anywhere in Palm Beach County. Shuttles take you from the airport to West Palm Beach Tri Rail Station for the Tri Rail services which connect Palm Beach to Miami. Taxis and limousine services, private shuttle operators as well as cheap car rentals are other options available to passengers. Hotels regularly offer shuttle services to and from the airport for the convenience of their guests staying with them.
While air travel, is the quickest and the most exciting mode of travel, long delays can be very aggravating. Fortunately most airports today have excellent facilities that can keep you engaged during such extended periods.
Dining: A good selection of restaurants is available at the airport's main terminal and the different concourses, serving a variety of fare including heavy meals, light snacks and drinks. You can choose from Rooney's Public House, Sam Snead's Tavern, Chili's Too, ASAP California Pizza Kitchen, Cinnabon, Starbuck's Coffee, Burger King, Hoffman's, Nick's Tomato Pie, or Quiznos Subs.
Shopping: A wide range of products are available for travelers who wish to shop while at the airport. The main terminal and concourses hosts varied shops such as Kids Zoo, where you can pick up toys, games, clothes or gift items for kids. Paradise Gift Shop, PGA Tour Shop, Oceanfront News, Travelex, Worth Avenue Bookstore and Coral Cove News are other popular shops located here with products ranging from apparel, gifts, souvenirs, sports accessories, books and magazines.
Other services: The Travelex Business Center will help with foreign currency exchange, stamps and shipping. You can also try your luck with the lottery at the center.