Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport Guide (OKC)
Named after actor and writer Will Rogers, who grew up in the city, Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport is a short distance from the centre of Oklahoma state’s capital. Find out essential information, such as terminal facilities, transport to and from the airport and local hotels in our Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport guide.
There are Travellers Aid information desks (tel: (405) 680 3271) in the baggage reclaim area on the first floor and in the departures area on the second floor.
From Oklahoma City and the west, take Interstate 40 to exit 145, exit to the south, and follow Meridian Avenue to the airport. From the north or south, take Interstate 44 to exit 116B, follow Airport Road westwards and exit onto Meridian Avenue.
Bus: Oklahoma City Metro Transit (tel: (405) 235 7433; www.gometro.org) runs bus 11 to Union Bus Station in Oklahoma City (journey time: 10 minutes) between Mondays and Fridays.
Shuttle: Public minibus shuttles serve all scheduled arriving flights. Reservations must be made by telephone. The companies providing this service include Airport Express (tel: (405) 681 3311; www.airportexpressokc.com), Oklahoma Shuttle (tel: (405) 428 4441; www.oklahomashuttle.com) and Metro Express (tel: (405) 681 3311). Fares to Oklahoma City start at around US$16-20, depending on the provider.
Taxi: Taxis are available at the Transportation Plaza, which can be accessed from the baggage claim (lower) level. The general fare to Oklahoma City is around US$25 (full rates are displayed inside the taxis).
ATMs are located on the check-in level and in the post-security area. There is no bureau de change facility at the airport.
Wireless internet access is available throughout the terminal – the first 20 minutes of access is free of charge.
There is a good choice of places to eat post-security, particularly in a food court just past the west security checkpoint that houses grill and burger restaurants, a bakery and a bar. A café is located before security, in the check-in hall.
Specialist shops at Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport sell electronics items, regional gifts and souvenirs – these can be found post-security. Newsagents are positioned at convenient points in the public and departures concourses.
A Skycap porter service is available outside the terminal for luggage assistance. For items lost or found at the airport, contact the Airport Police Department (tel: (405) 297 1184).
There are three conference rooms at Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport: a small room that holds five people is available in the administration offices; a second space accommodating up to 30 people can be found in the baggage reclaim area; while a large conference room in the check-in hall can cater for 100 people (tel: (405) 316 3204).
The on-site Four Points by Sheraton Oklahoma City Airport (tel: (405) 681 3500; www.starwoodhotels.com) offers extensive meeting facilities.
Lifts, ramps and designated toilets are provided at the airport. Other facilities include a TDD telephone at the Travellers Aid booth on the baggage reclaim level for the hearing-impaired. MedRide (tel: (405) 685 8267; www.medride.com) provides wheelchair and special needs transportation to various locations in the region.
Passenger pick-up and drop-off points are located directly outside the entrances of the upper and lower levels. No parking or waiting is allowed in these areas.
Short-term rates are available on the second level of the two-storey car park A, which has direct access to the terminal building – the first hour of parking here is free of charge. To the north of the hourly car park is car park B, a five-storey daily parking garage that is also connected to the terminal by an underground travelator.
Long-term parking is available on the north and west sides of the five-storey garage, as well as at two semi-covered and uncovered parking areas. Shuttle buses run between these car parks and the terminal.
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are all represented at the airport, with desks located on the arrivals level. The car hire parking area is on the lower level of car park A.
There is one hotel at Will Rogers World Airport; this is located four blocks from the terminal and operates a free 24-hour shuttle service. Numerous other properties are located in nearby Oklahoma City. Our Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport guide includes the following accommodation options: