Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Guide

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

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Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

2000 GSP Dr, Greer, SC 29651, USA
Phone +1 864-877-7426

Opened in 1962, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is the main airport for Upstate South Carolina and is located between the area's two major cities, 13 miles northeast of Greenville and 18 miles southwest of Spartanburg. Serving 2.6 million passengers annually, it's the state's second busiest airport. The compact regional airport has a one terminal and 13 gates. With six major carriers—including American Airlines and Delta Air Lines—the airport offers 100 daily non-stop flights to and from 20 major cities in the United States, including Chicago, Houston, Miami, and New York City.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Code, Location, and Flight Information

Know Before You Go

GSP is a small regional airport with a single three-level terminal, accessible via I-85 and Aviation Parkway. Airline ticketing counters and baggage claim are on Level 1; a central security checkpoint is on Level 2, which also contains an outdoor garden and Grand Hall with restaurants, shops, restrooms, and a central service desk; and concourses A and B (with nine and four gates, respectively) are on Level 3. Each concourse has shops, dining options, restrooms, and nursing rooms.

Because Greenville is a popular destination and the airport only has one security access point, plan on arriving at least 90 minutes before your flight, especially during high tourist seasons like summer and fall. Large groups should plan on two hours.

The airport offers more than 100 nonstop flights to major destinations in the United States via Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Silver Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Year-round service is available to Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Newark, New York City, Philadelphia, Tampa/St. Petersburg, and Washington, D.C.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Parking

Note: Due to airport construction, some parking lots may be closed and curbside parking may be suspended, so check the airport's website for the latest parking information.

The airport has several options for short- and long-term parking. The most convenient option is the curbside valet, which opens 90 minutes before the first scheduled departure of the day and closes one hour after the last arrival.

Daily covered parking is available at Garages A and B, which are located to the right and left of the terminal building. Rates are $2 per hour and $15 per day, with the first 15 minutes free. The airport has three economy lots and rates are $7 per day, A free shuttle service operates continuously from the lots to the middle curb outside of baggage claim. Reservations for all lots can be made in advance via the airport's website.

Waiting on an arriving passenger? Take advantage of the airport's cell phone lot, located in P3, to the left on Aviation Parkway just before the terminal.

Driving Directions

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is located off I-85, 13 miles from downtown Greenville (approximately a 15-minute drive), 19 miles from Spartanburg (a 30-minute drive), and 67 miles from Asheville, NC (an 80-minute drive).

  • Directions to GSP From the North: Take I-26 E to I-85 S, then take exit 56-57 for SC-14 toward GSP International Airport/Greer/Pelham. Keep right and continue on exit 57 to Aviation Parkway for less than a mile to the airport.
  • Directions to GSP From the South: Take I-385 N to exit 35-36 A-B to merge to I-85 N toward Spartanburg. Continue for 6 miles to Exit 57 to Aviation Parkway, then follow directions above.
  • Directions to GSP From the East: Take I-85 S, then exit 56-57 for SC-14 toward GSP International Airport/Greer/Pelham. Keep right and continue on exit 57 to Aviation Parkway less than a mile to the airport.
  • Directions to GSP From the West: Take I-385 S, then merge to I-85 N. Take I-85. N to exit 57, Aviation Parkway and follow directions above.

Public Transportation and Taxis

There are no public transportation options that connect to the airport but there are taxis, ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber, and hotel shuttle available.

Eastside Transportation is the airport's designated taxi service, offering minivans and shuttle busses plus limousine and executive car service by appointment only. Visit the website, download the app, or call 864-655-5328 or 800-261-7331 for rates and to schedule pick-ups and drop-offs.

Some area hotels provide guests with complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, but those must be scheduled directly with the properties in advance. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National have locations at the airport, with all counters a short walk from the terminal and baggage claim.

Rideshare services Lyft and Uber offer pick-up at the airport as well. Exit baggage claim and follow the rideshare signs to the waiting area.

Where to Eat and Drink

Greenville-Spartanburg is a small airport, so food and drink options are limited. Before going through security you can stop by Dunkin' for a coffee and quick snack or the Flatwood Grill for burgers, sandwiches, beer and wine, and other casual fare. Both spots are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and are located on the first floor near baggage claim.

In the Grand Hall, there is one full-service restaurant, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck. Expect grab-and-go options like salads and sandwiches, plus made-to-order meals like pizzas, meatloaf, wings, noodles, and other comfort food as well as a full service bar. For travelers seeking a fast option, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin', and Baskin-Robbins all have outposts in the Grand Hall.

In Concourse A, sample local beers at the Thomas Creek Grill, a partnership with Greenville-based Thomas Creek Brewery. The sit-down restaurant also offers sandwiches, burgers, and appetizers like pretzel bites served with a white cheddar beer sauce. In Concourse B, RJ Rockers Brewery offers craft brews from the Spartanburg-based brewery plus a large menu of appetizers like wings, tacos and nachos plus flatbreads, salads, brats, and burgers. Try one of the speciality sauces made with the brand's beer.

Airport Lounges

The Escape Lounge is located post-security in the Grand Hall near Concourse B. All premium flyers receive free entry, as do AMEX Platinum Card members (who are allowed two complimentary guests per cardholder). Day passes are available for $40 (advance purchase) and $45 (walk-in). The lounge is located on Concourse B near Gate 1 and is open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Amenities include unlimited food, a full bar, high-speed Wi-Fi, charging ports at all seats, and print and copy services.

Wi-Fi and Charging Stations

GSP has free Wi-Fi and charging stations located throughout the terminal.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Tips & Facts

  • Get some fresh air before your flight in the outdoor garden, located off the Grand Hall on the second floor. The garden includes a water feature, sculptures, and manicured gardens.
  • A pet relief station is located in front of Garage A.
  • Both Concourses A and B offer private rooms with electrical outlets, seating, and sinks for those nursing to enjoy privacy and comfort.
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Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Guide