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North Dakota Travel Guide

North Dakota — Airports

Bismarck Municipal Airport

One of the two main airports in North Dakota is located three miles outside the capital Bismarck. It handles very little passenger traffic, with only around 200,000 people flying into the airport each year. Allegiant Air, Delta, Frontier, and United are the carriers that operate regularly scheduled flights into Bismarck. Minneapolis (Minnesota) is the busiest route, followed by Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Chicago.

The small terminal has only basic amenities and services for passengers. Brewsky’s Java Stop is located on the terminal’s first floor selling beverages, snacks, and sandwiches. The Fly N Buy Café is the other eatery inside the airport on the second floor selling beverages and light meal items. The café has a small gift shop attached that sells reading material and travel sundries. Two ATM machines can be found inside the terminal, and free Wi-Fi internet service is provided throughout the complex. If you have a lot of time to spare, check out the North Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame inside the main terminal area.

Ground transportation from the airport into Bismarck is provided by taxis that wait for each arriving flight or by limousine which needs to be pre-booked with one of the five companies that service the airport. Some hotels in Bismarck provide complimentary pick up for their guests, or you can hop in the airport shuttle van. Car hire is provided by Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise offices located outside of the Baggage Claim area.

Hector International Airport

North Dakota’s other useful airport is situated three miles north of Fargo. Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta, Frontier, and United Express are the carriers providing regularly scheduled service into Fargo. The busiest route is to Minneapolis (Minnesota), followed by Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Los Angeles.

The terminal is serviced by a single gift shop selling travel sundries and Fargo gifts. SkyDine Restaurant and Subway sandwich shop are the two eateries on site, while a business center can be used in the Departures Area. Free Wi-Fi internet is provided throughout the airport. Transportation from the airport is handled by taxi or rental car. There are six major car hire companies at the airport, including Alamo, Budget, and National. The airport is located right off Interstate 29 for convenient access anywhere in the state.

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