The Closest Airport to Miramar Beach Florida

We know what you are thinking, I want to get to the beach as fast as possible… So what is the closest airport to Miramar Beach? That is why we have composed an entire post to answer this question just for you. From air transit to ground transportation we have the guide to traveling to Miramar Beach.

Destin Executive Airport – DTS

The Destin Executive Airport is actually the closest (private) airport to Miramar Beach, but unless you are flying by a private airplane this is not going to be the airport for you. Luckily, you have another airport that is in close proximity to Miramar Beach allowing you to have more options and cheaper rates.

VPS – Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport

VPS is going to be the closest public airport when it comes to traveling to Miramar Beach. The good news is that it is a smaller airport so the wait times to get through baggage claim and security are not half as long as you would see traveling through some of your bigger cities. The only downside to traveling out of this airport is that with it being a smaller airport you do not have as many flight options to choose from.

Travel time from the VPS airport to Miramar Beach – about 35 minutes.

Does the VPS Airport offer car rentals? Yes, the VPS airport offers car rentals from 8 different car rental agencies: Alamo, National Car Rental, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar Rent A Car, Destin Jeep Rentals. The rental car counters are located in the baggage claim lobby on the lower level of the Airport.

Are taxi cabs available at the VPS – Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport? Yes, there are taxi cabs waiting outside the door at the airport so you can travel to your hotel or condominium quickly.

Can Uber travel to and from VPS airport? Yes, Uber is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. So it’s best that you order your Uber once you get to baggage claim so that you don’t get charged for them having to wait.

Airlines flying out of the VPS airport

  •  Delta
  • United
  • American Airlines
  • Allegiant

If you are military don’t forget to check out the USO “Freedom Lounge”. Going TDY or deploying from the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)?  The USO Freedom Lounge, located across from the ticketing area, serves military members and their families (with military IDs).  The USO has snacks, drinks, comfortable seating, books, HDTVs, laptops, a secure WiFi network, and even a kid’s play area. Start your next trip or wait for arriving passengers in a comfortable environment. Your USO is there to serve you.

There are two other airport options when it comes to traveling to Miramar Beach and that being Panama City Beach Airport and Pensacola. Both airports are about an hour in each direction. If traveling to the Panama City Airport you may want to give yourself an extra 30 minutes to an hour of travel time depending on what time of day as there is a lot of road construction going down to one lane.


As you can see traveling to Miramar Beach from anywhere can be a breeze! Everything from vacation rentals to transportation, let Gibson Beach Rentals be your Miramar Beach Guides to having an amazing vacation here on the Emerald Coast. We can’t wait to have you!