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El Paso International Airport

El Paso International Airport (ELP)

Overview

A small regional airport serving roughly three million passengers each year, El Paso International Airport is a busy gateway between Mexico and the United States. The airport is located 3.7 miles (6km) from downtown El Paso, Texas, and 12 miles (19km) from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, making it a convenient transport hub for both cities.

The busy border area sees mostly regional traffic, with busy routes to Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Houston, Denver and Dallas. The airport itself is fairly basic, with a small central terminal filled with a mix of fast food restaurants and gift shops. The service is friendly, and nearly everyone who works at the airport speaks both English and Spanish.

Location

The airport is located 3.7 miles (6km) from downtown El Paso.

Getting to the city

Sun metro has a scheduled route to the airport every 45 minutes between 6am and 9pm from Monday to Friday, with shorter service times on Saturday and Sunday. Regular fares are $1.50. Commercial shuttles are available by advance booking. Many local hotels offer free transfers.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Car rental

Car rental companies at the airport include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are located directly outside the baggage claim area and are available 24 hours a day. Companies authorised to work from the airport include Border Cabs, Sun City Cabs, and United Independent Cabs.

Facilities

Terminal services include shoeshine, vending machines, restaurants and coffee shops, a business centre, and several giftshops and newsagents.

Parking

Short-term parking is charged at $1 per hour up to $10 per day. Long-term parking is $5 per day. The first 10 minutes is free in all lots.

Website

www.elpasointernationalairport.com

Airlines

Flights to El Paso International Airport are available via Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways, and United Express.

Internet

The airport provides free wifi in the terminal.

Business Lounges

The Travelex business centre offers wifi stations, phone, copying and fax services, and package delivery.


El Paso International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.