Palm Bay travel guide

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With a population of 103,190, Palm Bay is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Palm Bay has to offer.

What to do in Palm Bay

Top activities & attractions in Palm Bay

When to visit Palm Bay

Palm Bay in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Palm Bay in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Palm Bay in July, when the average temperature is 80.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 87.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 53.6 °F, with an average temperature of 62.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 9.1″. In contrast, December is usually the driest month of the year in Palm Bay, with an average rainfall of 1.6″.

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How to Get to Palm Bay


When flying to Palm Bay, you’ll arrive at Melbourne (MLB), which is located 6 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Palm Bay include Allegiant Air, Sun Country Air and Air France. The shortest domestic flight to Palm Bay departs from Raleigh and takes around 1h 45m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Palm Bay.


Another option to get to Palm Bay is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 59 miles from Palm Bay. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Value Car Rental, among others, in Orlando.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Palm Bay, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Megabus. From Tampa, the bus ride to Palm Bay takes 100 miles and will cost you around $30. From Gainesville, the ticket costs about $23 for a journey of 120 miles.

Airports near Palm Bay

Airlines serving Palm Bay

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in Palm Bay

Where to stay in popular areas of Palm Bay

Most booked hotels in Palm Bay

Home2 Suites by Hilton Palm Bay I 95
Excellent (8.9, 309 reviews)
Hyatt Place Melbourne/Palm Bay
Excellent (8.8, 664 reviews)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Palm Bay
Excellent (8.7, 427 reviews)
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
Excellent (8.4, 935 reviews)
Hilton Melbourne, FL
Excellent (8.4, 740 reviews)
Comfort Suites Palm Bay - Melbourne
Excellent (8.2, 404 reviews)
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Renting a car in Palm Bay

Renting a car in Palm Bay costs $69 per day, on average, or $278 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 31% more expensive than at Orlando.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Palm Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Palm Bay is Intermediate (Mazda CX-5 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Nissan Frontier or similar) are, on average, 76% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.