When planning a trip to Florida, Clearwater Beach is often on the list of places to go! Clearwater Beach, Florida has been ranked as the #1 Best Beach in the United States and as one of the Best Beaches in the World in 2018! The soft white sand, beautiful sunsets and family-friendly atmosphere make Clearwater Beach a great vacation destination! Not only is Clearwater Beach beautiful, but it is also convenient to get to! There are two airports near Clearwater Beach that offer direct flights by a large number of airlines.
The Two Airports Near Clearwater Beach
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is the closest of the two airports near Clearwater Beach. St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is located just 12 miles from Clearwater Beach! (Directions from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Clearwater Beach.)
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is a smaller, less crowded airport that will quickly get you to Clearwater Beach! The downside: the small airport only has a few airlines to offer. The airlines that serve St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport are Allegiant Air, Sunwing Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. If the airport in your home location doesn’t have these airlines, cross PIE off your list, and fly to Tampa International Airport!
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Tampa International Airport is a much larger airport and it’s ranked as the 4th Best Airport in the United States! Tampa International Airport provides flights from 19 airlines!
Delta Air Lines
Sun Country Airlines (seasonal)
World Atlantic Airline
The large number of airlines makes finding direct, or one stop flights to Tampa, Florida easy and well priced. Once you land at Tampa International Airport, you’re only 20 miles from Clearwater Beach! (Directions from Tampa International Airport to Clearwater Beach.)
Rides From Airports Near Clearwater Beach
Both airports near Clearwater Beach, Florida have easy to access rental car services if needed. Both airports also allow ridesharing services like Uber. The last few trips I’ve made to Clearwater Beach, I’ve decided against renting a car and just grabbed a ride with Uber.
When landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, there were a number of Uber rides available right away and I was picked up in under 5 minutes. The ride to Clearwater Beach was very quick and only cost $15.00. When grabbing an Uber from Tampa International Airport to Clearwater Beach, several rides were available in minutes and it cost $40 to get to Clearwater Beach. Traffic was a little backed up getting onto the island. The traffic slightly increasing the cost of the ride. The trip back to Tampa International Airport later in the week was less than $30.00.
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