How to get to Destin Florida
If you're planning a trip to Destin, Florida, use our guide to help you get here and get around town during your stay. Our vacation rentals are located conveniently throughout Destin and the Northwest Coast of Florida. So whether you want to be in the center of the action or in a quiet and private location, you'll find the accommodations to suit your needs with Destin Getaways. Book your Destin vacation rental with us and start planning the beach getaway of a lifetime to the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida.
What Airport is Closest to Destin Florida?
There are three airports near Destin, Florida: Northwest Florida Regional Airport, Pensacola Regional Airport, and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.
The closest is Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS). Just 20 minutes from downtown Destin, this smaller airport is served by American Airlines, United, Delta, and US Airways, from Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Charlotte.
Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS), about an hour west of Destin, is larger and served by American Airlines, Delta, Silver Airways, Southwest, United, and US Airways. Direct flights can be booked from Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Chicago, Washington DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami.
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) is a smaller airport about an hour east of Destin and is the newest of the three. Airlines serving ECP are Delta, Southwest, and United. Direct flights are available from Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, and St. Louis.
Destin Airport Car Rental Options
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
- Alamo: (850) 687-0223
- National: (850) 678-0223
- Avis: (850) 651-0819
- Budget: (850) 651-0819
- Enterprise: (850) 609-8006
- Hertz: (850) 651-0612
- Dollar: (850) 609-0154
- Destin Jeep Rentals: (850) 687-9262
Pensacola International Airport
- Alamo: (850) 434-5676
- Avis: (850) 433-5614
- Budget: (850) 432-5499
- Dollar: (850) 434-5432
- Enterprise: (850) 432-0110
- Hertz: (850) 432-2345
- National: (850) 432-8338
- Pensacola Jeep & SUV Rentals: (850) 687-9262
- Thrifty: (850) 434-5334
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
- Alamo: (850) 235-0227
- Avis: (850) 769-1411
- Budget: (850) 763-0108
- Dollar/Thrifty: (850) 233-8046
- Enterprise: (850) 235-3771
- Hertz: (850) 235-2201
- National: (850) 235-0227
Driving Directions to Destin Florida
Prefer to hit the open road on your vacation? Destin, Florida is located along the Florida Panhandle, about 50 miles from Panama City Beach and Pensacola. Destin sits at the intersection of US Highway 98 and 293. Driving to Destin affords you the opportunity to explore some of Northwest Florida's most beautiful landscapes, including the Point Washington State Forest, Apalachicola National Forest, Blackwater River State Forest, and Scenic Highway 30A.
Here are a few estimated drive times and mileage from popular destinations:
- New York: 19 hours, 1,200 miles
- Mobile: 2 hours, 108 miles
- Atlanta: 5 hours, 335 miles
- New Orleans: 4 hours, 250 miles
- Dallas/Ft. Worth: 11 hours, 700 miles
- Chicago: 14 hours, 925 miles
- Nashville: 7 hours, 455 miles
- Birmingham: 4.5 hours, 250 miles
- Houston: 8.5 hours, 575 miles
- Tallahassee: 2.5 hours, 150 miles
- Montgomery: 3 hours, 160 miles
- Jacksonville: 5 hours, 320 miles