On a street named after Hall of Fame astronaut Sally Ride, and just one mile from the center of Concord, California is Buchanan Field Airport (CCR), which is classified as a reliever airport in the U.S. airport system. Buchanan Field is one of approximately 10 general aviation towered airports in the San Francisco area. During World War II, Buchanan Field was Concord Army Air Base and was used as a training base for pilots. There is apprehension regarding the future of the airport as it is located close to the center of Concord and there are noise concerns regarding expanding its current role in the overall transportation topology.
Concord is home to over 122,000 people, making it the largest city in Contra Costa County. CCR is a great component of the city and county business scene. JetSuiteX, operated by Delux Public Charter, provides charter flights to Burbank, Las Vegas, and Sacramento (McClellan) for business and leisure travelers.
Concord is part of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) commuter rail system and in the past was the at the end of the aptly named Concord line. Over 20 years ago the line was extended and now ends at Pittsburg/Bay Point. The area is also serviced by BART bus lines that run throughout the area. The airport is located at 550 Sally Ride Drive, and interstate 680, as well as state highways 4 and 242 are the main arteries in the area. If you are traveling to Buchanan Airfield for travel on a charter flight, there are private car services, shuttles, and ride share apps active in the area that can all assist you in the ground leg of your trip.
If you’re not interested in a charter flight out of CCR, you can find out what carriers service the other airports in the San Francisco area. If you have a list of airlines you like to use, you can check out the Skyscanner Airline page for a full list of carriers.
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