Eppley Airfield, Omaha's biggest airport, serves Nebraska's most populated city as well as the surrounding area covering four other American states. The airport's east Omaha location lies three miles northeast of Omaha's central business district with car hire in Omaha Airport. Southwest and United Airlines handle over half of this airport's nearly 400 weekly commercial flights to destinations across the United States.
Omaha Airport facilities
In 2010, this airport's two passenger concourses greeted over four million people. Visitors driving car rental in Omaha Airport from the city's downtown area actually need to drive through neighbouring Iowa to access the airport. Nine rental car establishments operate on the surface parking structure's first level. Both terminals contain retail shops and food courts, while the North Terminal's upper level has conference rooms for rent.
Omaha Airport excursions
Omaha lies minutes by car from eastern Nebraska's borders with Missouri and Iowa. The former fur trading post of Bellevue, located 10 miles south of Omaha, features the Strategic Air and Space Museum, and the relaxing Fontenelle Forest. Another nearby town, Council Bluffs, is situated just seven miles east of Omaha, in neighbouring Iowa. Casinos are the most popular attractions in Council Bluffs as gambling is illegal in Nebraska.
Best time to visit
Omaha's humid, continental climate brings cold and frosty winters to the city between November and March. Below freezing temperatures and heavy snowfalls are typical Omaha winter conditions. Autumn is dry and warm, while spring is slightly cooler, but still pleasant. Summer weather is sunny, hot and unpredictable, with thunderstorms and tornadoes the major weather hazards.
Car rental in Omaha Airport
Interstate 80, Omaha's largest route, contains no fewer than 11 exits in the city. Interstate 480 is the main downtown bypass, while US Route 75 through Omaha is also known as the North Freeway. A portion of Omaha's Lincoln Highway became part of the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Over 30 traffic cameras in Omaha help monitor traffic and watch for speeding vehicles. To get the best price, compare car hire online before arrival at the airport.