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Rick Husband Amarillo International AMA Airport

10801 Airport Boulevard
Amarillo, Texas
(806) 335-1698

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport AMA covers an area of 3,547 acres and was named after its native son Rick Husband, the NASA astronaut, who died in the Columbia shuttle. Amarillo Airport has a U.S. Customs Department port of entry; for questions or assistance, call the Port Director at 806-335-3533.
The Airport is located approximately two miles north of East I-40, on historic Route 66 , and 7 miles from downtown Amarillo, in the Texas Panhandle. The City of Amarillo with its 185,000 residents offers big-city conveniences with friendly small-town atmosphere. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is Palo Duro Canyon offering beauty and recreation.
With 2 runways Rick Husband Amarillio Airport is served by the American Eagle, Continental Express, Delta Connection & Southwest, offering non-stop flights to a good number of major U.S. airport, and connections around the world.

It is recommended to arrive at the Airport no later than 60-90 minutes prior to scheduled departure flight.

The passenger terminal at Amarillo Airport has recently been renovated and expanded with a new concourse; it is now a state-of-the-art facility with improved passenger services, security, concession services and baggage claim operations. Four rental car agencies Avis, Enterprise, Hertz & National, have rental car counters in the terminal.
The Airport office is located on the 2d floor of the passenger terminal and is open Mo-Fri 8am-2 noon and 1pm-5pm.

Parking options at Amarillo Airport: A three story parking garage next to the terminal building provides 654 covered spaces; off-street parking is available with 790 spaces. For more parking information call 806-335-1921.

To get from Rick Husband Amarillo Airport to your destination , you can rent a car, take a taxi, or a bus.

Parking Options at Rick Husband Amarillo Airport

Parking Garage With 790 Paved Off Street And 654 Covered Parking Garage Spaces Available

Contact/Info Parking

806-335-1921

Hourly Parking Outdoor Rates:
daily max: $ 4.35

Garage Rates:
daily max: $ 6.5

Off-Airport Parking

As an alternative to on-site parking, there are off-airport parking at Rick Husband Amarillo airport options which may offer significant discounts. Most have shuttle vans or buses which operate from their facilities to the terminals, and feature secure facilities with security guards and cameras 24 hours.

Stay and Park

Many local hotels offer up to 2 weeks free parking with one night stay. This can be especially convenient if you have an early flight and need to park at Rick Husband Amarillo airport. They provide shuttle service too.

Parking Tips

Nothing is more frustrating than circling an airport parking lot looking for space when you're already running late for a flight or paying an exorbitant amount for parking when you return from a trip. You can avoid these common predicaments by doing your homework before leaving to park your vehicle at the airport.

Know your Options

Most airports offer multiple parking lots at various rates (hourly, daily and economy). Some airports even offer costly, but convenient valet parking. Visit the airport website or call the airport to determine the location and rates for each type of parking garage or service. During peak travel times, it's also prudent to check the short-term and long-term parking lot availability before leaving for the airport, so you can make other arrangements if lots are full. Parking in a daily garage (short-term parking) instead of an economy (long-term parking) lot for multiple days will burn a big hole in your wallet.

Consider Off-Site Parking

You'll find commercial off-site parking lots near most major airports. These parking lots are farther from the airport, but the distance is often compensated with lower prices, 24-hour security, car-to-terminal shuttle services and other perks like frequent parker programs. Aside from off-site commercial parking lots allow you to reserve a parking spot in advance, which can be a real timesaver during peak travel times. In addition, many airport hotels offer stay, park and fly deals in which you stay at the hotel the night before your flight and then you can park your car at the hotel for free or a low daily rate. Just make sure the hotel parking lot is secure as some aren't monitored around-the-clock like airport and commercial lots.

Parking Amnesia

It's too easy to forget where you parked or where you put the parking ticket after an extended trip. Even if you're running late, take the time to note where you parked in your cell phone, PDA or on the parking ticket if you take it with you. Just make sure you don't lose the parking ticket, because most airports charge a hefty fee for missing tickets. For that reason, it may be safer to leave the ticket in your car.

Ground Transportation

Ground Transportation Tips Following these tips will help you reduce your wait time at the security checkpoint.

Taxi & Limo Tips

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But believe it or not, often times a limo is cheaper than a cab! And unlike taxis, limo rates are fixed. Are you ready to indulge?

Public Transportation Tips

Public transportation is most economic way into and out of the airport, but it can also be the slowest form of ground transportation . So be prepared for a longer trip, particularly in times of rush hours. Also note that during off-peak hours and holidays, certain options may either not be available or may be running a reduced frequency. Make sure you have prepared accordingly beforehand to save yourself any undue frustation.

Pros & Cons of using Airport Door-to-Door Shuttles

Door-to-Door airport shuttles are typically small passenger vans that go to/from the airport, from/to local communities within the greater city area. The main advantage of these airport shuttles is the cost typically you can save half or more compared to a taxi. Also, the rate is fixed, so if your airport shuttle gets stuck in traffic coming from airport, you still pay the same. The disadvantages are that you share the ride with other passengers, and may find that if you are going to airport, you might be the first pickup, and may make several stops until your shuttle van is full. The same holds if you use an airport shuttle going to the city from airport. Some of the shuttles that leave the airport are on a schedule, meaning they leave at designated times. Others may only leave once the shuttle is full. Its best to ask first to make sure!

Best ways to get to/from the airport: cab, taxi, rental or park your car

A frequent dilemma amongst even seasoned travelers is "what is the cheapest, fastest, most convenient way to get to or from the airport"? Going to the airport, you have the option of driving your car and parking at the airport, taking a taxi , or using an airport shuttle. To get an idea of what is cheapest, you'll need to arm yourself with some info. Go to the airport parking page to see the parking rates, or look for even cheaper off-site parking . Compare what you would spend for your parking vs taking a cab roundtrip (anywhere from $1.50 to as much as $3 per mile). If you are arriving at the airport, you might even consider renting a car vs taking a cab - but it depends on how far you are going.

Shuttle van/limo Tipping Etiquette:

  • Shared ride shuttles: if you're taking bags and the driver helps you loading/unloading them, its appropriate to give the driver a few bucks for his/her efforts.
  • Sedans/limos: the most appropriate form of tipping is a percentage of the fare, usually around 15%. Drivers derive much of their income from tips and usually deserve a gratuity if their service was satisfactory.

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