What You Need to Know About the Jackson Hole Airport

The Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is a United States public airport located seven miles north of Jackson in Teton County, WY. In 2014, it was the busiest airport in Wyoming with 313,000 traveling passengers. Jackson Hole Airport is the only commercial airport in the country located within a national park. The airport terminal blends in with its unique surroundings and features exposed wood, fireplaces, and nature photography throughout. With stunning views of the Teton Mountain Range, flying into this airport is an awe-inspiring start to your vacation in Jackson Hole. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your trip.

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Your Guide to the Jackson Hole Airport

1. Packing Your Bags

If you plan on hitting the slopes during your stay, you can bring your own ski and snowboard equipment as checked baggage. One ski/snowboard bag and one boot bag is accepted per person. Just make sure the combined weight of your bag doesn’t exceed 50 lbs, or you’ll be charged a hefty excess baggage fee!

2. Car Rental Companies

Traveling to the town of Jackson Hole is a breeze from the airport. It’s just a 30-minute drive to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort by rental car, shuttle, or taxi! A variety of Jackson Hole car rental companies are located on the airport grounds, including Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise. They’ll take you wherever you need to go quickly and safely.

3. Airport Services

Visitors to the Jackson Hole Airport have access to a variety of amenities and services that make traveling more enjoyable. Gift shops, snack machines, restrooms, ATMs, and wireless internet access are available. The airport’s restaurant, “Jedediah’s at the Airport”, is also open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feel free to stop in for eggs, bacon, and pancakes, and more before you take on the day. You can even quench your thirst at the full-service bar.

4. Leaving Jackson Hole

When your once-in-a-lifetime vacation comes to an end, Jackson Hole Airport has an easy 4-step process to guarantee a smooth take-off. Check in and pay for your bags online the night before your flight. You should also print the receipt and keep all digital confirmation. Arrive at least two hours before your departure time, and have your online check-in receipts ready. Then sit back, relax, and wait for your plane!

Flights to Jackson Hole This Winter

If you’re thinking about visiting Wyoming this winter, you’re in luck! With nonstop flights from 12 major US cities, Jackson Hole is the most accessible destination in the Rockies. The Jackson Hole Airport is served by three airlines: United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and American Airlines. Click here to view direct flights to Jackson Hole, or check your preferred airline website for connecting flights.

Save On Your Flight by Staying at the Bentwood Inn!

At the Bentwood Inn, we understand that flights to Jackson Hole can be expensive. That’s why we’re offering an exclusive winter special for our guests! Our ski packages include either four or five nights at the inn plus substantially discounted ski passes, discounted airfare through Central Reservations, discounted car rentals, and much more. Be sure to add a four-course gourmet Bistro dinner to your stay! Packages start at just $1,099 per person. We look forward to having you!

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