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Fargo Airport

Hector International Airport (FAR)


Located five miles (8km) northwest of Fargo, Hector International Airport is the primary airport for North Dakota and northern Minnesota. A small airport, most of the flights to Hector International Airport are short trips from nearby Minneapolis.

However, there are limited flights to Las Vegas, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Orlando, and Los Angeles. The airport's facilities are basic, although it does contain facilities for both domestic and international flights.

There is only one gift shop and one restaurant in the terminal. Indeed, Hector International Airport is loaded with small town charm and friendly staff members may even hold a flight if queues at the security are slow.

Hector International Airport has the macabre distinction of being the intended destination of the flight that Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper were on when it crashed coming from Clearwater, Iowa, in 1959.


The airport is five miles (8km) northwest of Fargo.

Getting to the city

There is no public transport from the airport into Fargo. However, many local hotels will arrange transfers by advance request. Jefferson Bus Lines and Amtrak provide intercity bus services from downtown Fargo.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies at Hector Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Payless.

Airport Taxis

Approved taxi companies operating from the airport include Doyle's Yellow Checker Cab, Fargo Metro Taxi, FM Taxi, GoCab, and Lucky 7. It is advisable to call ahead in order to have a taxi waiting by the curb.


Terminal facilities are basic, but include a gift shop, a snack bar and cafe, a game room, and business centres with free WiFi.


Short-term parking is charged at $1 for 30 minutes, up to $18 per day. Long-term rates are similar with a daily limit of $8 and a weekly rate of $48.



Flights to Hector International Airport are available from Delta, United Express, American Eagle and Allegiant Air.


Business centres located throughout the terminal offer free WiFi.

Business Lounges

There are three business centres equipped with workstations offering wifi and LAN internet connections.

Fargo Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.