Travel Tips

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is committed to providing facilities, programs, policies and practices that ensure a quality travel experience for all who pass through our airport. If you need special assistance, please inform your airline in advance. 

Traveling with Children

Children under the age of 18 traveling within the United States are not required to have government-issued photo identification.

Contact your airline regarding requirements for traveling minors. Airline policies vary.

Parents or guardians who want to escort a child to or from the gate must obtain a gate pass from the airline. Gate passes are issued at the sole discretion of the airline. Please be prepared to provide government-issued photo identification. For more information, contact your airline.

Children 12 and under may leave their shoes on when going through the security checkpoint.

Family restrooms are located near gates A3 and B4, airline ticket lobby and baggage claim. The nursing rooms are located next to the family restrooms on Concourse A and Concourse B. The nursing rooms are equipped with a sink, easily accessible electrical outlets, soft lighting and comfortable seating. Mothers get privacy and comfort while pumping or breastfeeding.

Traveling with Animals

Per Airport District policy, all animals, including pets and emotional support animals, must be in a carrier while in the terminal building. The exception to the policy is service animals. Please contact your airline and connecting/destination airport(s) for their pet policies.

Designated pet relief areas are located in front of Garage A.  Please see an airline representative for airside pet relief locations. 

GSP adheres to regulations stipulated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Department of Justice has a helpful page for additional information.

Traveling with Groups

When traveling with a large group, please allow at least two hours to get through check-in and security. Ensure parking for multiple vehicles by booking in advance. Large groups should check-in with the airline carriers about any special procedures.

Packing

Carry-on Items

All essential items, such as medications and important travel documents, should be included in your carry-on items. Liquids and gels must be in 3-ounce containers or less and carried in a one-quart zip-top bag. 

Checked Luggage

Contact your airline for bag allowance and weight and size restrictions. Charges may apply.

What Can I Bring

Visit TSA's website for a list of permitted and prohibited items.  Carefully review regulations for traveling with firearms.

FAQs

Please click here to visit a dedicated webpage with the latest information on the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. GSP remains open and operational. Check with your airline for information on individual flight status and travel advisories. 

Airlines recommend passengers arrive two hours prior to departure.

Airlines recommend passengers arrive two hours prior to departure.

Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel. 

  • Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) 
  • S. passport 
  • S. passport card 
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST) 
  • S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents 
  • Permanent resident card 
  • Border crossing card 
  • State-issued Enhanced Driver’s License 
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID 
  • HSPD-12 PIV card 
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
  • Transportation worker identification credential 
  • S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766) 
  • S. Merchant Mariner Credential 

Beginning May 3, 2023, state-issued identification is required to be REAL ID compliant.  

TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling within the United States. Contact the airline for questions regarding specific ID requirements for travelers under 18. 

Per Airport District policy, all animals, including pets and emotional support animals, must be in a crate or carrier while in the terminal building. The exception to the policy is service animals. Please contact your airline and connecting/destination airport for its pet policies.  

Tickets on Allegiant, American, Delta, and Southwest can be purchased at the airport.  Allegiant only sells tickets on the days and times they are operating. The airline sells tickets for one hour after each departure. 

Comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes are the preferred options. Shoes should be easy to remove at the security checkpoint. Please avoid clothing, shoes or jewelry containing excessive metal.

The airport is open 24 hours a day. 

The operating hours of the airline ticket counters vary by carrier. As a general rule, the ticket counter opens two hours prior to the airline’s first flight. Please check with your airline for its policy regarding cutoff times for check-in.  

The TSA security checkpoint opens at 3:50 a.m. The checkpoint closing time varies from day to day based on the last departing flight. Travelers are encouraged to arrive two hours prior to departure time.  

Restaurants and retail stores open at 4 a.m. and close after the last flight departs.  

Check GSP’s website or monitors located throughout the terminal for up-to-date information about arriving and departing flights. For more information, call the Customer Service number of the airline on which you are traveling or download your airline’s mobile app.

Please call the Customer Service number of the airline on which you were traveling. 

Please call the Information Center at 864.877.7426 during the following hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 AM-11 PM
Saturday: Closed

The airlines are responsible for lost or damaged baggage. Airline baggage claim contact information is available here.  

Passengers should check with the airline to find out the checked baggage and carry-on limit.  Additional fees and other restrictions may apply depending upon the airline. Please call the Customer Service number of the airline on which you are traveling to ensure you have the latest information concerning passenger baggage.

GSP offers Economy and Garage Parking. The Economy Lots A & B are located on GSP Drive. Garages A and B are located to the right and left of the terminal building as you approach.

Curbside Valet Parking is available on a daily basis and opens 90 minutes before the first scheduled departure and closes one hour after the last arrival.

Call LAZ Parking Services for more detailed directions and information regarding parking rates at 864.662.4300.

Please note, valet and shuttle services are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. For the latest parking lot closures, please visit our COVID-19 information page.

GSP offers a free parking in the Cell Phone Lot for drivers waiting to pick up passengers. Drivers must remain in the vehicle while waiting in this area.

For visitors planning a short stay at the airport, parking is available for $1 every half hour in Garages A or B.

Five rental car agencies are located onsite at GSP. All onsite rental car offices on the first and second floors of Garage A which is located across from baggage claim. Visit GSP’s ground transportation page for a list of agencies and contact information.  

The designated pick-up area for ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, and parking and hotel shuttles is located on the center island of the front pickup/drop-off lanes.  

Eastside Transportation is the onsite taxi and car service company. Contact Eastside at 864.655.5328 to arrange a car. 

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