Cheap Flights to West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach was established in the late 1800s by industrialist Henry Flagler, who bought the railroad south to Florida. West Palm Beach was developed to house workers from the hotels in Palm Beach -how times have changed! Today West Palm Beach is a destination in its own right, and the whole area has become synonymous with all the glitz and glamour of the Florida lifestyle. Take time to enjoy the bars and shops of downtown, relax on beaches and see how the other half live on Ocean Drive.
When to Book Flights to Palm Beach and West Palm Beach
Visitors flock to West Palm Beach over the winter and in spring to enjoy Florida’s year-round sunshine. Plan ahead to get a cheap flight if you are visiting between Thanksgiving and May.
Over the summer temperatures soar, the humidity rises and there is a risk of hurricanes. As a result, there are more cheap fares to be had at this time of year. During the fall shoulder season, the weather is mellower and the storms have passed.
How to Find the Best Deals to West Palm Beach
Despite its name, most flights to Palm Beach International Airport are domestic with more than 10 airlines flying there from around the country.With so much choice there are lots of ways to ensure you grab a bargain when you search for flights with Orbitz.
Flexibility is key when booking flights to West Palm Beach. Use the ‘Nearby airports’ option to explore deals from alternative locations.
Another great way to find a cheap fare is to be flexible with your dates. Click the ‘My dates are flexible’ box when making your search to compare the cheapest fares on different days for your outbound and return flight.
You can filter and sort your results the ‘Show options’ drop-down. You can list flights by price or duration, explore only direct or connecting flights, filter by airline and airport, limit your results to refundable flights and look for flights at different times of the day.
US Departures to West Palm Beach
Optimal flight times to West Palm Beach from major US cities include:
Main Airports in West Palm Beach
Palm Beach International Airport is conveniently located three miles from Palm Beach on Interstate Highway I-95. There are flights from the Bahamas and Canada, but most flights are domestic. There are shuttle buses that take visitors to their hotels and it is possible to hire a vehicle there.
More than 6 million passengers pass through the airport every year and, like the city it serves, Palm Beach International has excellent shopping facilities, restaurants and bars.
Which Airlines Fly to West Palm Beach?
Airlines that fly to Palm Beach International from other US destinations include:
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines
How to get to and around West Palm Beach
There are plenty of car rental options at Palm Beach International Airport and hiring a vehicle is the best way to explore the region.
However, parking and congestion can be an issue in West Palm Beach and, if you’d prefer not to drive, the city does have an efficient public transport system. The Palm Tran bus system operates more than 30 routes around Palm Beach County. The free Downtown Trolley runs between Clematis Street and City Place. Taxis are plentiful and Tri Rail trains run from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
What Are the Must-Sees in West Palm Beach?
Historic Clematis Street in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach is not to be missed. Packed with shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs it is a magnet for visitors who want to experience the Palm Beach vibe. On Thursday nights there is live music in Centennial Square.
Its location on the Atlantic Ocean and mild weather helped establish West Palm Beach as a major tourist attraction, so don’t forget to enjoy the sun and sand on one of the many beaches around here. Juno Beach to the north has areas for swimming, surfing and fishing plus plenty of parking.
Peanut Island in Fort Worth lagoon has great beaches but the main attraction here is John F Kennedy’s nuclear bunker, built during the Cold War. It is maintained by the Palm Beach Maritime Museum and is open to the public.
Tips for Traveling in West Palm Beach
Like much of Florida, West Palm Beach and the surrounding area has a thriving gay scene and the area is LGBT friendly.
Don’t ignore the rest of Florida during a break in West Palm Beach. You can easily venture out to the countryside, where there are walking trails and campsites, and explore the Everglades.