Traveling to the #Natty from GSP?

Several airlines added flights from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) to California for Clemson University’s return to college football’s National Championship game. There’s no doubt that GSP will be an exciting place with lots of enthusiastic Clemson fans en route to the Bay Area.

 If you’re making the trip, here are some tips to help:

Arrive 2 hours before the scheduled departure time

It’s always recommended that passengers arrive at the airport at least two hours before their scheduled departure for domestic flights. This should ensure that passengers find parking, check-in with their airline and get through the TSA security checkpoint in time to board their flight.



Click here for GSP’s parking options and rates. Passengers can reserve parking spaces in Economy Lot B and the Sky Lots for Garages A and B. Curbside valet parking is also an option. GSP provides FREE shuttle service to the terminal from the two economy parking lots. Returning passengers can also take the shuttle back to the economy parking lots.


TSA Checkpoint

If you need a refresher on what you can bring through the TSA Checkpoint and what’s allowed in checked luggage, click here.


Clemson apparel

If for some reason you need another Clemson shirt or hat, you can find Clemson apparel for sale in GSP’s Hudson stores, one in the terminal lobby and another in the Grand Hall past the TSA security checkpoint.


Dining options

GSP has a number of places to eat:

Before Security:

Flatwood Grill

Dunkin’ Donuts

After Security in the Grand Hall:

Baskin Robbins




Dunkin’ Donuts

Escape Lounge (American Express Platinum Card® members are admitted free. Non-cardholders can pay $45 to access the lounge, which has a menu designed by the Upstate’s Rick Erwin Dining Group and high-speed wi-fi.).

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck (GSP’s location is one of 15 nominated by Airport Experience News as one of the best sit-down restaurants in a North American airport.  You can vote here. The restaurant is also nominated as one of the best places for grab-and-go food at an airport. Click here to vote in this category.)

After Security on Concourse A:

Thomas Creek Grill


After Security on Concourse B

R.J. Rockers Flight Room (Priority Pass members get $28 off of food and drinks. Click here to learn more.)


Take a souvenir for your celebration

Palmetto Distillery is located less than 20 miles from Clemson University. It has a location in GSP’s Grand Hall and you can purchase a jar of moonshine or a bottle of whiskey for your trip to celebrate the Tigers’ win Monday night.