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Getting to Panama City Beach FL

Transportation Info, Driving Directions, Maps & More

Whether you are driving or flying to the beach we’ve got you covered when it comes to all things transportation. From driving directions to airports nearby find everything you’ll need to get to and from our Gulf Coast paradise!

Driving to PCB

From the North:
Highway 79 is the most direct route into Panama City Beach from the north, but Highways 231, 331 and 77 all connect to US HWY 98, which is known as the Panama City Beach Parkway as it crosses though our area. Each of the north/south highways easily access Interstate 10.

From the West:
Take Hwy 98 (Panama City Beach Parkway) directly into Panama City Beach. This is also the fastest way to drive more than a few miles east/west in PCB, and roughly follows the Gulf Coast all the way from Florida’s western border to central Florida.

If you’re traveling on I-10, take Hwy 331 South to Hwy 20 East, then turn south on Hwy 79 until to get to the beach. From Hwy 20, it’s only about 15 miles straight south to get to Panama City Beach.

From the East:
Hwy. 98 will bring you directly to Panama City Beach, or take either I-10 or Hwy 20 westbound to Hwys 79, 77 or 231.

Mileage from:

  • Atlanta 297 m
  • Birmingham 280 m
  • Jackson 347 m
  • Montgomery 186 m
  • New Orleans 305 m
  • Orlando 340 m
  • Tallahassee 98 m
  • Tampa 339 m

Airports Near Panama City Beach

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) is the closest airport to Panama City Beach with flights served by Delta, American, Southwest and United Airlines. Only 15 minutes from the beach, flying may be your most convenient option!

PCB Ground Transportation

If you need a rental car or would like to travel by taxi, limo or shuttle services ECP Airport has you covered with a variety of ground transportation options once you land. Including Greyhound bus services to PCB and other intown options. Find out more!