Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport

Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)


The airport is situated 16 miles (26km) from Destin, and nine miles (14km) from Fort Walton Beach.

Getting to the city

No public transportation services the airport, but numerous bus, shuttle, taxi and mobile app based taxi services operate at the airport.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, National, Dollar, Enterprise and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

A list of more than 50 taxi and shuttle companies operating at the airport can be found on the official website. Rates vary according to company and destination.


It is a small airport, but a restaurant, a bar, gift shops, ATMs, family restrooms and baby-changing stations are provided.


Short-term parking is free for the first 10 minutes, $0.50 for the first 20 minutes, and roughly $1 for every 30 minutes thereafter, up to a daily maximum of $8.50. Long-term parking is free for the first 10 minutes, $1.50 for the first hour, and $1.50 for each additional hour, up to a daily maximum of $7. Free airport shuttles transport passengers between the parking lots and the terminal. A free cell phone parking area is available.




Free wifi is available throughout the terminal.

Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.