Getting to Fort Walton Beach

Getting Around


Destin-Fort Walton Airport is the most convenient commercial airport located 8 miles northeast of Fort Walton Beach and is a relatively small airport in Florida that offers numerous non-stop flights to various destinations. Click here to find flights to Fort Walton Beach from YOUR destination!

Airport Address:

1701 Florida 85, Eglin AFB, FL 32542
(850) 651-7160

Other airports with access to Fort Walton Beach:

DeFuniak Springs Municiple Airport - approximately 45 miles away
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport - approximately 70 miles away


The drive into Fort Walton Beach is accessible by two major highways: Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 98. I-10 is the best way to reach Fort Walton Beach from the West and East to connect to I-110 leading right into the heart of the town. Highway 98 is best used when traveling from the south although the best way to travel to Fort Walton Beach is by flying directly there. 

Getting Around Fort Walton Beach

Getting Around

Fort Walton Beach is an area where a rental car is definetely recommended as there is no major bus system and many areas are miles away from each other if you choose to leave town. Driving in Fort Walton is easy. Many of the roads are self explanitory and a GPS is rarely needed. Be sure to reserve a rental car if you are planning a visit down to Fort Walton anytime soon! If you plan on staying in town. It is very easy to just get a cab and walk around the area!