El Paso International Airport (ELP) Information
(El Paso, Texas - TX, USA)
El Paso International Airport is America's gateway to the major cities set just to the north of and across the US
border. It is located close to the city's Central Business District. Formerly a training base for US Air Force aircrew during WWII, the facility nowadays doesn't only host passenger jets, but is also used by NASA for the purpose of astronaut training and as a hub for general aviation in the region.
The single terminal at El Paso's airport is designed as a pier-satellite layout and handles over three million passengers every year. Its central entrance leads to 15 boarding gates on two concourses, which branch away from the main building in an east-west direction. The lower, lobby level is used for meeting and greeting, ticketing, baggage claim and car rental, as well as for security checkpoints, with the departures areas set on the upper floor.
Over the last several years, major improvements have been made to the airport's terminal, which now provides seamless services to travelers on business or leisure trips. Delta, Southwest, US Airways and United all offer a variety of service levels and destinations, with the most popular routes running to Dallas
, Los Angeles
El Paso International Airport (ELP)
Address: Convair Road, El Paso, Texas, TX, 79925, USA
Tel: +1 915 780 4749
Located adjacent to the Biggs Army Airfield and Montana Avenue, and just 0.5 miles / 1 km from Interstate I-10 (Gateway Boulevard), El Paso International Airport lies 5 miles / 8 km from the city's downtown business district. Access across the border to the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez (south-west) is straightforward, while the Rio Grande River and Franklin Mountains State Park are also nearby.
El Paso International Airport (ELP) Guide
- Travelex services, including currency exchange and business amenities. Fax and phone card provisions are located in the Business Center
- An information desk is situated within the entrance lobby
- Internet hubs and ATMs are provided in the terminal
- The airport is dedicated to providing efficient and comfortable services for disabled passengers
- Car hire is offered by a wide selection of companies including Thrifty, Hertz, National and Enterprise
- Boutiques, gift and souvenir shops and newsstands are located on the concourses, including Jake's Gift Shop and the handicrafts store Galeria del Sol
- Eateries in the complex focus on Southern and Mexican foods, with a coffee shop and fast-food outlets catering to all tastes. Two bars are sited in the terminal, while Dreyer's Ice Cream and Mary's Cantina are popular stop-offs
- Short-stay and long-term parking is provided (roughly 5,750 spaces), with shuttle buses from the car parks to the terminal
The journey by hire car to El Paso takes on average ten minutes via the Airport Boulevard from the southern edge of the airport, crossing Montana Avenue and following the signs to the city center. Interstate I-10 (Gateway Boulevard East) also leads to the city center, passing by the neighborhoods of San Juan, Lincoln Park, Durazno, Five Points East and Five Points West.
Local bus service provider Sun Metro offers a link from the complex to El Paso's Downtown Plaza, stopping at two shopping centers en route. The journey takes just over half an hour in normal traffic conditions. A number of shuttle buses are authorized to operate here, with journeys on a pre-arranged basis. Hotel shuttles from designated hotels can be arranged through a hotel phone bank located in the Baggage Claim area.
Taxis and Limos
Licensed metered taxis offered by three airport-nominated companies (the Border Cab Company, the Sun City Cab Company and United Independent) are located at the taxi stand outside the Arrivals exit. Taxis also run from the complex to Ciudad Juarez and its airport. Two limousine services, L&M Limos and Las Cruces Limos, can be booked in advance through the official website of El Paso Airport.