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Installation Overview --Patrick Air Force Base, Florida


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Location/Driving Directions
Installation Overview --Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

Patrick AFB is located on the East Coast of Central Florida, 3 miles South of Cocoa Beach and approximately 12 miles north of Melbourne, in Brevard County.

Driving to Patrick AFB will normally involve I-95. Headed south on I-95 take exit 205 and follow State Road (SR)528 EAST toward Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach. SR528 will become SR A1A. Follow A1A south through Cocoa Beach to Patrick AFB main gate. If you are headed south on Interstate 75 (western side of Florida) take the Florida Turnpike. From the turnpike you will exit in Orlando at SR 528 East (Beachline Expressway). This is a toll road. Follow the above directions for SR 528 to SR A1A to Patrick AFB.

Arriving by Plane
Driving Directions from the Melbourne International Airport to Patrick AFB

Upon exiting the airport, turn left onto Nasa Blvd. Continue straight on Nasa Blvd. to U.S. Route 1. Turn left on U.S. 1 and proceed 8.1 miles to the Pineda Causeway (State Road 404). Exit right onto the Pineda Causeway and travel the entire length of the Causeway to State Road A1A. Turn left onto SR A1A and proceed approximately four miles to the main gate of Patrick AFB.

Transportation from Melbourne International Airport

A passenger shuttle service to Patrick AFB is located on the ground level adjacent to the baggage claim. Make advance reservations by calling 321-724-1600 at least 24 hours in advance. The cost varies but is approximately $25.00 per person.

Driving Directions to Patrick AFB from Orlando International Airport

Coming out of the airport, stay to the right and look for the sign that says "Beachline", SR528 East, Cocoa Beach/Cocoa/Port Canaveral. Take this exit onto SR 528. You will pass through a toll booth, $1.25 Fee. Stay on SR 528 for approximately 45 miles. Follow the signs to Cocoa Beach/Port Canaveral. After crossing the causeways (bridges) to the islands, SR 528 curves to the right and becomes State Route A1A. Follow SR A1A and you will come directly to the main gate of Patrick AFB located on Highway A1A.

Transportation from Orlando International Airport

Several shuttles go to Patrick AFB hourly. Pick-up is at ground level - Space #18. The cost to Patrick AFB varies but is approximately $40.00 per person, one way.

Bus Station Information
Greyhound Bus Lines have terminals in Cocoa, and Melbourne. For information call the terminals in either Cocoa, located at 302 Main Street, at 636-6531 or the Melbourne terminal, located at the Airport terminal, telephone 321-723-4323.

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