RST Airport is seven miles southwest of the central business district of Rochester, and is near Interstate Hwy 90 (exit 209B from east, 209A from west).; head north 3 miles to county road 16 (Airport Exit) & 1 mile west to Airport entrance.
The Airport is open 4am-11pm (or last flight arrival).
With two runways and over 230,000 passengers annually, Rochester International Airport is served by some major airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Picking up/ dropping off passengers can be done under the terminal's overhead canopy, as long as driver does not leave car unattended
The passenger terminal at Rochester International Airport has two levels. (The terminal is currently under redevelopment work - see 'Present & future Airport Developments' below.)
The ground level has rental car desks close to the entry/exit, with a large public access area in the center, which has an ATM machine. On opposite sides are the American and Delta baggage claims & check-in counters. The back of the Public Access Area offers a Bar & Grill, vending machine & gift shop on either side of the security checkpoint leading to the Secure Gate Waiting Area, which has gates 3 & 4, while elevator/escalators lead to the upper level:
The upper level houses gates 1 & 2 for Delta and 5 & 6 for American airlines.
The Airport offers free internet access (log on to RST FREE) and the Secure Gate Waiting Area has charging stations on either end. The 31 Bar & Grill Express (tel.507-535-0331) is open daily 6am-6pm. The Mayo Clinic Help Desk is located between the two entry/exit doors, between Hertz & Budget counters.
Current Airlines serving the Terminal:
American - tel. 800 433 7300 - to Chicago ORD
Delta - tel. 800 221 1212 - to Atlanta ATL & Minneapolis MSP
United - tel. 800 8864 8331 - to Chicago ORD
Transportation: There are no public transport options available - only taxis, limos & shuttles and rideshare services of Lyft & Uber: The Ground Transportation Service Desk is in the arrivals area. Downtown shuttles include service to the Mayo Clinic and cost about $15 per person:
- Med-City Transportation 507-281-0969;
- Rochester Transportation RS 507-535-7462.
Present and future Airport developments: As the current Terminal is 56 years old - in April 2017 a $12M infrastructure upggrade started, which is to include centralized ticketing counters, consolidated baggage claim area and an expanded U.S. Customs area by 20,000 sq.feet. Construction will not affect airport operations or airline schedules. Updates:
- By mid-June 2017 baggage claim operations were all consolidated to the baggage belt near the Delta Airline ticket counter at Terminal's west end.
- As of August 30, 2017, TSA checkpoint work commenced, with temporary walls in place. Upon completion by Nov. 2017, a dedicated TSA Pre-check lane is available.