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There are two main airports in Columbus, Ohio: Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) and John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).
Columbus Rickenbacker Airport Information
Located just 10 miles and a 25-minute drive from downtown Columbus, Rickenbacker Airport handles military, cargo, and passenger flights. This Columbus Airport services over 266,000 commercial passengers a year on flights to various cities in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia.
What To Expect at Columbus Rickenbacker
This small airport is the Military Reserve headquarters and is the Rickenbacker Air Force base. It's regularly used for cargo transport and chartered flights, but there are a few amenities for commercial passengers traveling to and from Columbus. There is a convenience food shop beyond the security checkpoint to purchase snacks, drinks and ready-made sandwiches. A private nursing room for traveling mothers is located in the hold room on the passenger terminal's upper level. You can take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi service inside the Rickenbacker Airport Terminal.
Driving to and parking at Rickenbacker Airport is fairly inexpensive and straightforward, with long-term parking located across the road and very close to the terminal's entrance. Many of the local hotels in the area offer a shuttle service to the airport, and there is taxi service available at the airport if you call ahead for one. A rental car station is located in the airport's garage area.
Airlines Serving Flights From Columbus Rickenbacker Airport
Allegiant Airlines is the only airline company serving commercial passenger flights to Columbus Rickenbacker Airport. The airlines has non-stop flights from Columbus Rickenbacker Airport to the following cities:
- New Orleans
- Fort Lauderdale
- Punta Gorda
John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)
An alternative airport for your flight to Columbus is Port Columbus Airport, more formally known as John Glenn Airport. This airfield is just six miles east of downtown Columbus. It serves more than seven million passengers annually flying to destinations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The airport has three concourses, with Southwest Airlines being the airport's busiest company.
Getting Around Port Columbus Airport
There are a few parking options at the airport for long-term and short-term durations. A cheaper satellite lot offers free shuttle service to the airport. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) runs a bus service between the airport (outside baggage claim area) and downtown Columbus called AirConnect. The bus stops at the arrival and departure levels every 30 minutes, daily. A ride from the airport to the Convention Center in Columbus takes 13 minutes. The bus also stops at various hotels and the COTA Transit Terminal. Purchase a ticket for the bus at an airport kiosk or on board the bus. Find a taxi on the ground transportation level of the terminal, available 24 hours a day. Rental car companies have check-in counters on the ground floor of the parking garage. It's about a 10-minute drive from the airport to most downtown Columbus locations.