Will Rogers World Airport is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a short six miles southwest of the downtown district. Named after Oklahoma native Will Rogers who frequented the airport, the center offers a distinguishing architecture that perfectly represents the state. It was remodeled in 2006 and now offers travelers a pleasurable experience of a two level terminal, completed in native stone and plate glass, offering flights across the U.S. as well as connections to all parts of the globe. A total of 24 gates are available in the two concourses.
The lower level of the airport serves as a baggage claims area as well as Traveler's Aid. An hourly parking garage is available across from the terminal, as well as covered parking and long term parking garages. Waiting for passenger pickup is available without charge in the free cell phone lot. Those catching flights from OKC should arrive at least 90 minutes earlier than there flight departure time in order to pass through TSA security checkpoints.
Traveler's will need to visit The Transportation Plaza for their ground transportation needs while at Will Rogers World Airport. The Transportation Plaza is accessible by walkway from the baggage claim area. Transportation choices include rental cars, taxi cab, shuttle, private transportation, and public transportation.
The Oklahoma City Metro Transit’s Metro Route 11 provides traveler's with access to the downtown Oklahoma City area. The bus picks up regularly, seven days per week. Taxi cabs are also available at the airport, offering per ride metered trips to downtown and other areas in Oklahoma City.
Airport Express provides shuttle service to various locations. The average cost for a trip to the downtown area averages $17. Many hotels near the airport offer free shuttle service for their guests as well. Shuttle vans are available but they must be pre-arranged. These shared-ride services provide door to door pick up and drop off.
Many different options are available for rental cars. You can find a great small, mid, or large sized car for your needs, even an SUV or van. Using a rental car usually offers substantial savings versus the other transportation methods, as well as many benefits for a more relaxing time in Oklahoma City.