Getting Around

As Omaha is a Midwestern city that was designed primarily to be navigated by car, a rental car is the most convenient option for getting around. A fairly comprehensive fixed-route bus service is provided by Metro Transit, though travellers should note that many bus routes only operate on weekdays. In the central downtown area, walking is a pleasant option when shopping and dining in the Old Market area; attractions such as the riverfront and the Convention Center and Arena can be reached on foot. However, taxi availability can be erratic and, for sightseeing outside this downtown area, a car is best. Lyft and Uber are also options.


Omaha Airport

The airport is located four miles (6km) northeast of downtown Omaha.

Omaha Airport (OMA)


The airport is located four miles (6km) northeast of downtown Omaha.

Getting to the city

Taxis, shuttles, and rental cars are available at the airport. Bus route 16 (East Omaha/North 16th) services the airport on weekdays between about 6am and 6.25pm.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty offer car rental services at the airport.

Airport Taxis

City Taxi and zTrip taxis are available from the airport.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are all connected.


Facilities at the airport include food courts and snack bars, lounges, retail outlets, ATMs, a bank, conference rooms, and a shoe shine service.


The covered parking facility has both quick-park and long-term spaces. Surface parking within walking distance of the terminal is available, as is long-term economy parking with shuttle service. Charges vary by lot, but most charge $1 per 15 minutes for the first hour, with daily rates from $7 in the North Long Term Economy parking to $26 in the Quick-Park Garage.