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Introduction

Palm Beach is the luxurious pearl along Florida's east coast and is in fact the most eastern town in Florida. It has about 10,000 permanent inhabitants, though the winter populations can easily triple that amount.

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Getting There

By Plane

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is located in neighbouring West Palm Beach and has flights (some of which are seasonal only) to/from Montreal, Toronto, Atlanta, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Marsh Harbour (Bahamas), New York, Detroit, Boston, Hartford, Newark, San Juan, White Plains, Newark, Baltimore, Long Island (Islip), Tampa, Pittsburgh, Providence, Atlantic City, Houston, Cleveland, Charlotte and Washington, D.C..
The airports in Miami and Fort Lauderdale are not far to the south.

Miami International Airport (MIA/KMIA) is the city's main airport and is one of the United States' largest airports. It is located around 13 kilometres from downtown Miami. There are non-stop routes from and to well over 100 destinations worldwide, including cities throughout North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) has a number of international connections as well as a fair number of domestic flights. It is located about 5 kilometres from the CBD of Fort Lauderdale and about 33 kilometres from Miami.

By Train

Amtrak stops here on its way between NY and Miami. Tri-Rial has connections to Miami and places in between as well. Both stations are located in West Palm Beach.

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Getting Around

By Car

Many international rental companies have a wide selection of rental cars and these include Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise, Budget and Alamo/National. Most companies will require you are at least 25 years of age, although younger people might be able to rent cars at slightly higher rates and with some insurance differences as well. A national driver's license is usually enough, but an additional international one is recommended. Also note that it usually costs more to include lots of other extra things. For example extra drivers, GPS, the first full tank, SLI (Supplemental Liability Insurance), PAI (Personal Accident Insurance, usually covered already at home), road assistance/service plan, and drop-off costs for one-way rentals.
If you want to book a car, it is recommended that you book your car before arriving in the USA. This is almost always (much) cheaper compared to just showing up. Also, try and book with a so-called 'broker', which usually works together with a few or many car rental companies and can offer the best deal. Some examples include Holidayautos, Holidaycars and Sunny Cars. Some of the cheapest deals to book from Europe, includes Drive-USA, which also has a German version.

For more information and tips about renting cars and campers, additional costs, insurance, traffic rules, scenic routes and getting maps and fuel it is advised to check the USA Getting Around section.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

The US Postal Service is very good and well priced mail system. There are post offices in every small and large town for sending packages internationally or domestically. If wanting to send a letter or postcard it is best just to leave it in a blue mail box with the proper postage. There are also private postal services like FedEx, UPS and DHL.

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