Anyone fly into west palm?

Dano1182

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 1, 2000
Going to BWV to celebrate daughter 21 birthday.
Also paying for friends airfare.
Flights to MCO are off the carts expensive.
We have flown into Tampa on previous trips.
I checked West Palm and discovered that we could save ove $2,000
Plus the rental car is cheaper.
Any have experience flying into West Palm?
We would most likely stay on night in West Palm.
 
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princesscinderella

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Joined
May 27, 2011
We have never flown into west palm but we live nearby and it would be about a 2 1/2 hour drive to get to Disney. You could always get a night at vero beach if you wanted it would break up the drive. I’d definitely pick west palm to save $2k
 

MarcIsMe

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Joined
Nov 30, 2017
Last flew in two years ago. Nice little airport, rental cars are offsite but the major brands had a continuous circulating shuttle.
 

Pooh12863

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 11, 2018
Going to BWV to celebrate daughter 21 birthday.
Also paying for friends airfare.
Flights to MCO are off the carts expensive.
We have flown into Tampa on previous trips.
I checked West Palm and discovered that we could save ove $2,000
Plus the rental car is cheaper.
Any have experience flying into West Palm?
We would most likely stay on night in West Palm.
Slightly longer drive but flights into Ft Lauderdale have been running cheaper then West Palm Beach.
 

winterwhite

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 26, 2013
My parents live there so I do this all the time.
Rental cars might be more expensive, but you can swap reservations at MCO if you wanted once you got to Orlando.

the drive is pretty much 3 hours to the Disney side of Orlando.
 

Masterbetatesta

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Jun 8, 2021
I used to fly from JFK to PBI to visit the in laws all the time before I moved to South Florida. PBI is a great airport. I'm South of PBI and my drive to BWV according to Waze is 2 hours 35 mins. From PBI it says its 2 hours 19 minutes. From FLL it's 2 hours 55 minutes.
 

miTnosnhoJ

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 7, 2015
Be sure to reserve a rental car before you reserve your air. Rental fleets have really been cut back.
 

izzy

“I slapped Ouiser Boudreaux”
Joined
Dec 9, 1999
I like the airport, but it’s a several hour drive to Disney. Have you checked out the Sanford airport? I think some of the bargain airlines fly into there.
 

Anthony1971

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 11, 2005
It is around 3 hours -3 1/2 if you stop for bathroom break. You can either take the Florida turnpike or 95 -- I like to take 95 as it is more scenic and people drive faster so the extra few miles is made up for. you will still need to transfer to the Florida turnpike as you get closer to Disney. Sorry Florida turnpike fans it is just never ending grass and trees with few other cars around. Car rentals are easy some are actually in the airport some across form the airport but all will be via Shuttle. It is a nice small airport but food options are very limited.
 

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