Reno Airport is a public and military airport located three miles (6 km) southeast of downtown Reno, in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. It is the gateway to Reno’s casinos and is only a 30-minute drive from the Sierra Nevada mountains and the year-round recreational playground of Lake Tahoe, which is 20 miles east of the Airport.
RNO is named after both the City of Reno, Nevada, and Lake Tahoe. It is owned and operated by the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.
Airport Stats & Facts
- Reno Airport is the state's second-busiest commercial airport.
- In 2020, the airport served more than 2 million passengers.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Travelers are recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to flight departure time.
- Do not pre-wrap holiday gifts you plan to carry onboard the airplane. Security personnel may be required to open wrapped packages.
- Passengers should have photo identification ready upon check-in at the ticket counter and at security checkpoints.
- Please take a look at the RNO Airport Map before visiting the airport for a flight.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers may be dropped off at the outer curb, however, vehicles may not park and wait along the curb. This area is for immediate loading or unloading only, and vehicles may not be left unattended.
- Drivers who need to wait for their arrival party may park in either Short-Term Parking or wait in the free Cell Phone Waiting Lot, located on National Guard Way.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status providesReno-Tahoe Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
- For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
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Reno-Tahoe International Airport provides two concourses designated B and C with an overall 23 jet bridge gates.
For more information, please refer to the RNO Airport Terminal Map here.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport serves various airlines including Southwest Airlines, Delta Connection, American Eagle, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at RNO Airport here.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers safe and well-lit parking in the Parking Structure, conveniently located across from the terminal building.
$1 for the first 30 minutes
$2 for the first hour
Additional dollar per hour up to a maximum of $24 per day
Daily rate of $24
$1 for the first 30 minutes
$2 for the first hour
Additional dollar per hour up to a maximum of $14 per day
Daily rate of $14
For ground transportation, passengers have a variety of options to choose from, after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, car rentals, airport shuttles, etc. Many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.
Nine different rental car agencies with rental car pick up are available right outside the terminal building. All nine rental car counters are located in Baggage Claim, with the exception of Payless Car Rental.
Buses & Trains
City Bus service is provided by RTC Ride between the airport and downtown Reno. The city bus pick-up and drop-off location are at the north end of the center curb, outside of Baggage Claim. Please follow the directional signs posted.
Taxis & Limousines
The passenger waiting area for taxis and limousines is located outside of the D Doors located north of Baggage Claim.
Amenities & Services
To help you have an amazing stay, Reno-TahoeInternational Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Massage bars, and shoe shine stations.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Currency exchange.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: 2001 E Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502, USA
Phone: (775) 328 6400
Reno-Tahoe International Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- The airport was built in 1929 by Boeing Transport Inc. and named Hubbard Field after Boeing Air Transport VP and air transport pioneer Eddie Hubbard.
- The August 1953 OAG shows 15 scheduled departures each weekday; ten years later there were 28.
- In 1994, The airport received its current name (which honors both the city and the nearby popular tourist destination Lake Tahoe), when the terminal was named in honor of retired Air Force Reserve Major General and former U.S. Senator Howard Cannon. Prior to that, the airport itself was named Cannon International Airport.
- In 1996, the baggage claim and ticketing area were updated with technology and decor similar to Las Vegas.
- In 2008, the airport began a $70 million project that enhanced the baggage screening equipment and remodeled the ticketing area with a modern Tahoe theme; the project was entirely completed in 2010.
- On New Year's Eve of 2003, Continental Airlines completed the installation of self-check-in in the continental United States at Reno International.
- In February 2014, the airport announced that Volaris planned to start operating non-stop service flights to Guadalajara, Mexico.