RENO-TAHOE AIRPORT (RNO) INFORMATION
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Facts and History about Reno-Tahoe Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (IATA: RNO, ICAO: KRNO, FAA LID: RNO) is approximately 5 kilometers southeast of downtown Reno, in Washoe County, Nevada, United States.
The airport is considered Nevada’s second busiest after Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. It is named after both the City of Reno and Lake Tahoe.
It is controlled by the Northern California TRACON and Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center.
There are three operational runways at the facility: 16R/34L 11,002ft (3,353m), 16L/34R 9,000ft (2,743m) and 7/25 6,102ft (1,860m).
Reno-Tahoe International Airport covers more than 587 hectares and sits 1,346 meters above sea level at 39°29′57″N and 119°46′05″W.
Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
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History of Reno-Tahoe International Airport
The airport was built in 1929 by Boeing Transport Inc. and named Hubbard Field after air transport pioneer Eddie Hubbard. It was acquired by United Airlines in 1936 and purchased by the City of Reno in 1953.
Jets arrived at RNO in June 1964. In 1969 and 1970, it offered non-stop flights to Los Angeles and Chicago, respectively.
The first terminal building was completed in time for the 1960 Winter Olympics held in California.
The present ticketing lobby and concourses were built in 1979. It received its current name in 1994, after the city and the nearby popular tourist destination Lake Tahoe. Before 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 2003, Continental Airlines completed the installation of self-check-in in the continental United States at Reno International.
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.
The airport celebrated 75 years of service in November 2003.
In 2021, its busiest domestic routes were Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, Angeles, California, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Lake City, Utah, San Francisco, California, Diego, California, and Chicago, Illinois.
Transfer Services at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport provides several modes of efficient transportation for its customers.
Services to/from RNO, including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and buses are available at the Ground Transportation Center.
Rental Car Services at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Meet your car rental vehicle at the Ground Transportation Center near the Baggage Claim level. Shuttles are available at the facility. Service is free.
After completing the rental agreement inside, vehicles may be collected from the Parking Structure located just outside Baggage Claim.
All Car Rental counters at Reno Airport are conveniently located near the Baggage Claim area below the main terminal lobby. See and compare all rental car companies at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Ride Shares at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport provides the convenience of accessing rideshare vehicles in front of the Airport Terminal Grounds.
Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver. They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.
Taxis at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Upon exit from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the Ground Transportation Center for your taxi.
One-way fare between the airport and Downtown is about $25.00, plus additional charges. If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service. See more information about taxis at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and the driver's name when traveling to and from the airport, just in case you leave something behind.
Trains at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Although there are no train stations at the airport, there is an Amtrak train connection near downtown Reno.
The cheapest way to travel from Reno Airport to Reno Amtrak is by taking Bus No. 12 for $4.00.
Passengers can quickly get there by taxi for less than $25.00. More information about train services near Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Buses at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
The following public bus routes are available from the Airport Ground Transportation center:
RTC Bus Route No. 12, takes passengers either to Downtown 4th Street Station or Meadowood Mall and stops at Terminal Way & Villanova Street, which is a short walk from the north Baggage Claim via the marked pedestrian walkway.
RTC Bus Route No. 19 takes passengers to Downtown 4th Street Station and stops outside the baggage claim. This route operates only on weekdays. More information about buses to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
A one-way fare starts at $2.00. Discounts apply to qualified passengers.
Hotel Shuttle Services at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Many hotels in Reno provide shuttle services. Passengers may confirm with their local hotel if this is available at their accommodation.
Shuttles pick up and drop passengers in front of the terminal building.
Parking at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
The airport provides safe and comfortable parking spaces for thousands of vehicles at any time. These parking facilities are secured and open 24/7. Cash and credit card payments are accepted.
See more information about short and long term parking at Reno-Tahoe International.
Other Services at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Wi-Fi at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Free Wi-Fi service is available throughout the terminal. Please connect to 'The Airport Courtesy Wi-Fi network.
ATMs at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Cash machines are located on both floors and concourses. There is an ATM right next to the Baggage Claim area and at the center of the gaming area.
Currency Exchange at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Currency Exchange is not available in this facility.
Nursing Stations at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Lactation rooms are not available at this facility. Nursing mothers requiring some privacy may ask for further assistance at the airport Help Desk counter.
Restrooms at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Accessible restrooms and regular restrooms are throughout the airport.
Food and Beverages at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
There are food and beverages shops throughout the airport terminals. Most food concessions operate on varying schedules.
Shopping at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
You can do some last-minute shopping inside the facility.
Smoking at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals. Please follow smoking regulations at the facility.
Lost and Found Section at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
For items lost on the aircraft or at the gate area, please contact the respective airlines lost and found.
If you lost an item in any other area at the airport, including the security checkpoints and shuttle buses, please contact the Lost and Found Office at +1 775-328-6868.
You can also complete the Lost and Found process at the Information Desk in the main lobby.
When leaving your details for lost items(s), please include your full name, contact details, phone, email, and a description of the item(s).
The airport will keep all lost and found items for a considerable time of at least 30 days. After said period, the property will be deemed abandoned. Please talk to the airport representative at the counter.
Ticketing at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Please look for overhead signs pointing in the direction of ticketing areas at the terminals. Each airline has its operating hours, but typically, airlines open their ticket counters two hours before departure time, even for early morning flights.
Generally, payment by cash or checks is not accepted at American airports. Please consult your air carrier or travel agent for more details.
Information Desk at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
The Airport Information Center is in the main lobby.
Pet Relief at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Pet relief areas are located available (a) at the north side of the Baggage Claim (exit Door D by ground transport & follow paw prints) and (b) south of the terminal.
Animals are not permitted at the airport unless they are in proper pet carriers to assist disabled individuals.
Baggage Claim at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Please retrieve luggage at your designated Baggage Claim area at the Ground Level of the terminal. It also has the Information & Rental Car counters and outside transportation options.
Carts are available to assist passengers with special needs.
In the case of missing items, contact your respective airline or their airline ticket counter. Passengers can also inquire from the Information Desk for further assistance.
Airport Lost and Found Phone: +1 775-328-6868.
When leaving a message, include your name, email, contact phone number, and a brief description of the lost item(s).
Disabled Passengers at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
The airport is fully accessible to passengers with special needs, and wheelchairs are allowed to the gates and aircraft doors.
Travelers with disabilities or medical needs who have questions about the policies or procedures at security checkpoints can call +1 775-328-6400.
Additionally, they may notify the airline, travel agent, ticketing agent, flight attendant, or gate agent when carts, wheelchairs, or medical transportation is needed.
Things to do in Reno
There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Reno, Nevada in the United States of America.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport Contacts
Address: 2001 E Plumb Ln, Reno, NV 89502, USA
General Phone: +1 775-328-6400
General Email: https://www.renoairport.com/airport-authority/contact-us/ask-airport-form
Lost and Found Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Found Phone: +1 775-328-6868
Official Website: https://www.renoairport.com/
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Wi-Fi at Airport: Free Wi-Fi service is available throughout the terminal. Connect to the "Airport Courtesy Wi-Fi" network.