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Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada

Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada.

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The Reno Airport (RenoTahoe International Airport) is an excellent travel facility, conveniently located within Reno's city limits. It is served by several airlines, has excellent parking, and is easy to negotiate. Everything the traveler would expect is here - food and beverage services, comfortable waiting areas, free WiFi, surface transportation options, and nearby hotels (some within walking distance). The big hotels (Peppermill, Atlantis, Silver Legacy, Circus Circus, etc.) have free shuttles for people staying with them. There are also some things you won't find just anywhere, like lots of slot machines and the Gate K-9 Bark Park for traveling pets. For those waiting to pick up arriving passengers, there is a cell phone lot just south of the main terminal.

Getting to the Reno Airport

The Reno Airport is at the east end of Plumb Lane, one of Reno's major east-west streets. The north-south street in front of the airport is Terminal Way. To enter the facility and make your way to the parking area or passenger drop-off and pickup area, just drive in straight off Plumb Lane and follow the signs to where you want to go. If you are coming from the US 395 freeway running parallel to the airport's west side, take the Reno-Tahoe International Airport exit directly to the road leading to the terminal and parking structure.

Route 19 on RTC RIDE, Reno's city bus system, serves the airport and takes passengers directly to and from the front of the terminal. For more information about RTC RIDE, call (775) 348-RIDE (348-7433), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

The physical address for Reno-Tahoe International Airport is 2001 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502. The information phone number is (775) 328-6400.

Reno Airport Arrivals and Departures

The Reno Tahoe International Airport website has constantly updated information on arriving and departing flights.

Airlines Serving the Reno Airport

You can get there from here. These airlines currently provide passenger service at Reno-Tahoe International Airport - Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, American Airlines, Delta, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, U.S. Airways, and Allegiant Air (a charter airline).

Reno Airport Security

There is nothing tricky or unusual about securty procedures at the Reno Airport. If anything, you will be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you move through the screening process. Reno Airport is relatively small and seldom crowded to the point of clogging up the works. I've flown out of here numerous times over the last few years and never had to wait more than a few minutes. Travelers with children will be pleased to know that Reno Airport has family lanes to aid them in passing through security.

Reno Airport Parking

There is a three-level parking structure directly across from the terminal. The structure accommodates both short and long term parking, with certain height restrictions. The surface lot south of the structure is for long term parking and has no height restrictions. Entry to both parking facilities is across from the terminal - just follow the signs directing you to the parking area of your choice.

Reno Airport Cell Phone Lot

The Reno Airport is like all the others - you cannot sit in your car in front of the terminal and wait for arriving passengers. This need is accommodated by a free cell phone parking lot. Lot is a couple of minutes from the terminal passenger pick-up area on National Guard Way, near the corner of Terminal Way. The RNO website has a map to the cell phone lot.

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