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 City, Oklahoma. Our guide to the airport includes a plethora of useful information about the airport, including details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.
There are Travellers Aid information desks (tel: +1 405 316 3271) in the baggage reclaim area on the first floor and in the departures area on the second floor of the airport.
Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport is accessible from the east and west via Interstate 40 and from the north and south via Interstate 35.
From central Oklahoma City, take Interstate 40 to exit 145, exit to the south, and follow Meridian Avenue to the airport. The total drive time from Oklahoma City to the airport is approximately 20 minutes.
Bus: Jefferson Lines (tel: +1 800 451 5333; www.jeffersonlines.com) runs a public bus service to Chickasha, Lawton, Wichita Falls and Ft Worth, Texas. Buses depart daily from the east end of the transportation plaza, accessible from the baggage claim level.
Shuttle:Public minibus shuttles serve all scheduled arriving flights. Reservations must be made by telephone. The companies providing this service include Airport Express (tel: +1 405 681 3311; www.airportexpressokc.com) and Oklahoma Shuttle (tel: +1 405 428 4441; www.oklahomashuttle.com). 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.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport. Phone chargers are also available within the terminal.
There is a good choice of places to eat post-security, particularly in a food court just past the west security checkpoint, which 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 stock 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: +1 405 297 1184). SmartCarte luggage trollies are available throughout the terminal, and are useable for a small fee (US$4).
There are two conference rooms at Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport: a small room that holds five people is available in the administration offices and a large conference room is located in the check-in hall that can cater for up to 100 people. Contact Airport Administration for booking details (tel: +1 405 316 3204).
Additionally, the on-site Quality Inn hotel (tel: +1 405 681 3500; www.choicehotels.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: +1 405 685 8267; www.medride.com) provides wheelchair and special needs transportation to various locations in the region. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
Passenger pick-up and drop-off points are located directly outside the entrances of the upper and lower levels of the airport. 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.