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El Paso International Airport

El Paso International Airport (ELP)


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 fours 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.


The airport is located seven miles (11km) from downtown El Paso.

Getting to the city

Sun Metro has a scheduled route to the airport seven days a week, with slightly 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.


GMT -7 (GMT -6 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


(915) 212 0330

Car rental

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


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


Short-term parking is charged at $1 per hour up to $15 per day. Long-term parking is $7 per day. The first 10 minutes is free in all lots.



Flights to El Paso International Airport are available via Allegiant Air, American Arilines, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express.


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.