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Pensacola Regional Airport Guide

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If the gorgeous coastal scenery is not enough, then the colonial buildings, the beaches and the fantastic seafood should all do the trick. These are what people come to Pensacola for. Pensacola is a city in northern Florida in the United Stations. It is the final city in the Florida panhandle along the I-10 before Mississippi. One of the best ways to get here is through Pensacola International Airport, from where you can pick up your car rental to explore this beautiful coastal region at your own pace.

Who to Book With
The counters of the car hire firms present in Pensacola International are lined up one after the other in front of the Baggage Claim area on the first level. The following car rental companies are represented here: Hertz, Dollar Rent-a-Car, National, Budget, Avis and Alamo. Additionally, Thrifty and Enterprise have their desks right outside the airport, reachable by complimentary shuttle buses. Check rates before you fly to help you get the best deal.

Need to Know Essentials
When collecting the vehicle you booked, you must have with you:

- UK driver's licence (International Driving Permit also accepted)
- Proof of identity (like a passport)
- Your credit card with enough credit to cover deposit
- Booking confirmation

Our FAQs has more details.

Driving
Be aware that traffic laws do vary from state to state in the US. This might prove essential as Pensacola lies just across the Florida-Mississippi state lines. For Florida, remember that the speed limits are: 70mph for expressways and interstate highways; 55mph to 65mph for roads outside built-up areas; and, 10mph to 20mph for school zones and busy areas in town. Parking is abundant in Pensacola and most of the time parking spots are free of charge. Upon arrival, it is recommended that you get a local map. Streets around Pensacola are notorious for having multiple names.

Consult our United States driving guide for more tips.

Transport

Pensacola International is located in the city's suburbs, just five miles north from the downtown area. Driving to and from the airport as well as around town is very easy. It is definitely the best option given the city's expensive cab fares, a not so comprehensive bus system and unavailability of train services. From the airport, you can take the Airport Boulevard all the way to North 12th Avenue. You continue on to East Fairfield Drive and get on the I-110 ramp which heads south all the way to Pensacola city centre.

Taxis
There are many private suppliers of taxi and shuttle services operating at Pensacola International. To hire one, you simply head outside the Arrivals area on the first level, exiting near the Baggage Claim area. Some airport taxi companies like A Airport Taxi and A Airport Shuttle accept credit card payments. Note that there is an additional charge of one dollar (£0.6) for any airport pick-up. Also, there is a minimum charge of ₤7 for taxi services.

Taxi prices:
Pensacola International Airport to Pensacola city centre is around £9.

Buses
The local bus operator is the Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT). It runs buses between the airport and downtown Pensacola from early morning to early evening. Buses leave hourly on weekdays and every couple of hours on weekends. The base fare for adults is about £1 and with it, you are given one free transfer if you make the transfer within two hours of getting on the first bus.

Facilities

Terminals
Pensacola International Airport receives passengers in its sole terminal. It has 10 out of the 12 gates currently in regular use. Destinations from here include Atlanta, Houston-Intercontinental, Orlando, Washington-National, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Tampa and Charlotte.

Parking
Passengers transiting at Pensacola International currently have three areas to park in, each with its own pricing scheme. The Surface Parking Lot charges £1.3 per hour. Garage Parking charges £0.6 per 30 minutes. Economy Lot 1 charges 1.3 per hour. Major credit cards are accepted.

Wi-Fi
The airport offers free WiFi accessible in all areas of the terminal building.

Information Services
There is a Hotel Information counter in the Arrivals area beside the Baggage Claim. The airport administration office can be found on the second level before security checks.

Useful Numbers
Airport Operations Center: +1 850 436 5000

Accessibility
A lift is available to take persons with reduced mobility between the two levels of the terminal building. All three parking areas of the airport have designated spots for disabled passengers.

Restaurants and Bars
Choices can be somewhat limited with regard to dining options at Pensacola International. Before and after the security checks, passengers can head to either of the two Varona's Restaurant locations; these offer pastries and sandwiches.

VIP Lounges
There is one lounge, operated by the United Service Organisations (USO), on the second level of the airport for military personnel and their families.

Money and ATMs
An ATM can be found on the first level close to the escalator near the restrooms. There is another one on the second level right past Gates 3 and 4.

Shopping
Before the airport security check, lies The Paradies Shop selling clothes, accessories and other gift items. On the concourse, the CNBC shop sells souvenir and gift items.

Frequently asked questions

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
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