Alternate Airports

Want to save money when you travel? Try flying in or out of an alternate airport. For example, rather than flying into (or out of) Miami when going to South Florida, check out Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) — it’s 25 miles north and usually much cheaper. You can also check out West Palm Beach, which is another 49 miles away. To help you with all the major U.S. alternative airports (by actual driving miles), I created this website.

KEY: The 3 letter capital letters are airport codes, and the number in the parentheses are the actual road mile distances to that airport.

Airports

Alternate Airports

Akron, OH
CAK
Cleveland-CLE (51); Pittsburgh-PIT (85); Erie-ERI (130); Columbus-CMH (121)
Albany, NY
ALB
Hartford-BDL (103); Burlington-BTV (161); White Plains-HPN (140); New York-LGA (163); Newark-EWR (165); New York-JFK (173)
Atlanta, GA
ATL
Chattanooga-CHA (123); Birmingham-BHM (147); Montgomery-MGM (161); Knoxville-TYS (222)
Atlantic City
ACY
Philadelphia-PHL (55); Newark-EWR (107); La Guardia-LGA (130); JFK (134); Baltimore-BWI (137)
Austin, TX
AUS
San Antonio-SAT (76); Houston Hobby-HOU (176); Houston Bush-IAH (169); Dallas/Love-DAL (205); Dallas/Fort Worth-DFW (219)
Baltimore, MD
BWI
Washington National-DCA (36); Washington Dulles-IAD (55); Harrisburg-MDT (95); Philadelphia-PHL (99); Richmond-RIC (157)
Bangor
BGR
Portland-PWM (133); Manchester-MHT (1226); Boston-BOS (234)
Baton Rouge
BTR
New Orleans-MSY (72); Pensacola-PNS (257)
Boston, MA
BOS
Bedford-BED (21); Manchester-MHT (51); Providence-PVD (61); Hartford-BDL (111)
Boise, ID
BOI
Salt Lake City-SLC (338)
Buffalo, NY
BUF
Rochester-ROC (63); Erie-ERI (102); Toronto-YYZ (106); Pittsburgh-PIT (229); Cleveland-CLE (205)
Burbank, CA
BUR
Los Angeles-LAX (27); Long Beach-LGB (36); Ontario-ONT (50); John Wayne-SNA (52); San Diego-SAN (133)
Burlington
BTV
Montreal-YMX (130); Manchester-MHT (167); Boston-BOS (214); Hartford-BDL (218)
Charleston, SC
CHS
Columbia-CAE (100); Charlotte-CLT (198); Atlanta-ATL (320)
Charleston, WV
CRW
Columbus-CMH (172); Pittsburgh-PIT (228); Louisville-SDF (251); Cincinnati-CVG (253); Cleveland-CLE (258)
Charlotte, NC
CLT
Greenville/Spartanburg-GSP (84); Greensboro-GSO (98); Raleigh-RDU (158); Atlanta-ATL (247)
Chattanooga
CHA
Knoxville-TYS (104); Atlanta-ATL (124); Nashville-BNA (136)
Chicago, IL
ORD
Chicago-Midway-MDW (21); Chicago Rockford International Airport-RFD (73); Milwaukee-MKE (86); South Bend-SBN (108); Central Illinois Regional Airport-BMI (134); Green Bay-GRB (195)
Cincinnati, OH
CVG
Dayton-DAY (77); Louisville-SDF (99); Indianapolis-IND (126); Columbus-CMH (127)
Cleveland, OH
CLE
Akron-CAK (50); Erie-ERI (105); Toledo-TOL (112); Columbus-CMH (131); Pittsburgh-PIT (125)
CO Springs
COS
Denver-DEN (68); Aspen-ASE (165)
Columbus, OH
CMH
Dayton-DAY (77); Cincinnati-CVG (126); Cleveland-CLE (131); Akron-CAK (133)
Corpus Christi
CRP
Harlingen-HRL (135); San Antonio-SAT (147); Houston Hobby-HOU (338)
Dallas, TX
DFW
Dallas Love-DAL (17); Oklahoma City-OKC (193); Austin-AUS (217)
Dayton, OH
DAY
Cincinnati-CVG (77); Columbus-CMH (78); Indianapolis-IND (117)
Daytona Beach
DAB
Orlando-MCO (70); Melbourne-MLB (84); Gainesville-GNV (103); Jacksonville-JAX (106); Tampa-TPA (142)
Denver, CO
DEN
Colorado Springs-COS (92); Cheyenne-CYS (103); Vail-EGE (153); Aspen-ASE (182)
Des Moines, IA
DSM
Omaha-OMA (140); Kansas City-MCI (189)
Detroit, MI
DTW
Toledo-TOL (70); Flint-FNT (73); Lansing-LAN (91); Grand Rapids-GRR (149)
Erie, PA
ERI
Buffalo-BUF (105); Cleveland-CLE (112); Pittsburgh-PIT (134); Toronto-YYZ (204)
Eugene, OR
EUG
Portland-PDX (115); Seattle-SEA (217)
Evansville, IN
EVV
Louisville-SDF (117); Nashville-BNA (183); St. Louis-STL (183)
Flint, MI
FNT
Lansing-LAN (54); Detroit-DTW (64); Toledo-TOL (105)
Fort Lauderdale
FLL
Miami-MIA (25); West Palm Beach-PBI (48); Naples-APF (105); Fort Myers-RSW (131); Melbourne-MLB (160); Orlando-MCO (217)
Fort Myers, FL
RSW
Sarasota-SRQ (94); West Palm Beach-PBI (125); Fort Lauderdale-FLL (143); Miami-MIA (144); Tampa-TPA (145); Orlando-MCO (210); Melbourne-MLB (228)
Fresno, CA
FAT
Sacramento-SMF (147); San Jose-SJC (156); Oakland-OAK (178); San Francisco-SFO (188)
Grand Rapids
GRR
Lansing-LAN (56); Detroit-DTW (148); Chicago-MDW (198); Chicago-ORD (209)
Green Bay, WI
GRB
Milwaukee-MKE (124); Chicago-ORD (196); Chicago-MDW (208)
Greensboro
GSO
Raleigh-RDU (79); Charlotte-CLT (99)
Harlingen, TX
HRL
Corpus Christi-CRP (142); San Antonio-SAT (259)
Harrisburg, PA
MDT
Philadelphia-PHL (92); Baltimore-BWI (93); Washington National-DCA (123); Washington Dulles-IAD (142)
Hartford, CT
BDL
White Plains-HPN (104); Boston-BOS (111); Providence-PVD (117); New York City-LGA (123); New York City-JFK (130); Manchester-MHT (144); Newark-EWR (144)
Hilton Head
HHH
Savannah-SAV (40); Charleston-CHS (104); Jacksonville-JAX (162)
Houston, TX
IAH
Houston Hobby-HOU (29); Austin-AUS (169); San Antonio-SAT (214)
Huntsville, AL
HSV
Birmingham-BHM (95); Nashville-BNA (123); Atlanta-ATL (241)
Indianapolis
IND
Cincinnati-CVG (119); Dayton-DAY (121); Louisville-SDF (123)
Jacksonville
JAX
Daytona Beach-DAB (104); Savannah-SAV (125); Orlando-MCO (171)
Kalamazoo, MI
AZO
Grand Rapids-GRR (57); Lansing-LAN (74); Detroit-DTW (120); Chicago-MDW (150); Chicago-ORD (162)
Kansas City
MCI
Topeka-FOE (74); Omaha-OMA (170); Wichita-ICT (219); St. Louis-STL (257)
Key West, FL
EYW
Miami-MIA (158); Fort Lauderdale-FLL (183)
Knoxville, TN
TYS
Nashville-BNA (174); Atlanta-ATL (225); Greenville/Spartanburg-GSP (195)
Las Vegas, NV
LAS
Laughlin-Bullhead-IFP, (95); Orange County-SNA (265); Los Angeles-LAX (281); Phoenix-PHX (295)
Lansing, MI
LAN
Flint-FNT (55); Grand Rapids-GRR (56); Detroit-DTW (91); Chicago-MDW (223); Chicago-ORD (235)
Lexington, KY
LEX
Louisville-SDF (71); Cincinnati-CVG (82)
Lincoln, NE
LNK
Omaha-OMA (62); Kansas City-MCI (181)
Little Rock
LIT
Memphis-MEM (142)
Los Angeles
LAX
Long Beach-LGB (24); Burbank-BUR (30); Orange County-SNA (41); Ontario-ONT (55); San Diego-SAN (125)
Louisville, KY
SDF
Cincinnati-CVG (101); Indianapolis-IND (124); Dayton-DAY (168)
Madison, WI
MSN
Milwaukee-MKE (81); Chicago-ORD (134); Green Bay-GRB (137); Chicago-MDW (150)
Manchester
MHT
Boston-BOS (52); Portland-PWM (95); Providence-PVD (107); Hartford-BDL (139)
Medford, OR
MFR
Eugene-EUG (173); Portland-PDX (279)
Memphis, TN
MEM
Little Rock-LIT (143); Nashville-BNA (220)
Miami, FL
MIA
Fort Lauderdale-FLL (26); West Palm Beach-PBI (70); Naples-APF (120); Fort Myers-RSW (143); Melbourne-MLB (182); Orlando-MCO (238)
Milwaukee, WI
MKE
Chicago-ORD (72); Chicago-MDW (94); Green Bay-GRB (124)
Mobile, AL
MOB
Pensacola-PNS (67); Birmingham-BHM (269)
Montreal/CANADA
YMX
Burlington-BTV (125); Manchester-MHT (305)
Naples, FL
APF
Fort Myers-RSW (37.5); Fort Lauderdale-FLL (104); Sarasota-SRQ (114); Miami-MIA (116); West Palm Beach-PBI (144); Tampa-TPA (172)
Nashville
BNA
Memphis-MEM (221); Atlanta-ATL (257)
Newark, NJ
EWR
New York City-LGA (24); New York City-JFK (30); White Plains-HPN (47); Islip-ISP (65); Stewart-SWF (80); Allentown-ABE (78); Philadelphia-PHL (93); New Haven-HVN (96); Hartford-BDL (143); Baltimore-BWI (185)
New Orleans
MSY
Baton Rouge-BTR (71); Pensacola-PNS (208)
New York
JFK
Newark-EWR (31); White Plains-HPN (35); New York City-LGA (11); Islip-ISP (45); Stewart-SWF (77); New Haven-HVN (82); Philadelphia-PHL (119); Hartford-BDL (130)
New York
LGA
Newark-EWR (21); White Plains-HPN (30); New York City-JFK (11); Islip-ISP (46); Stewart-SWF (66); New Haven-HVN (75); Philadelphia-PHL (115); Hartford-BDL (123)
Norfolk, VA
ORF
Newport News-PHF (27); Richmond-RIC (85); Washington, DC-DCA (191); Raleigh-RDU (201); Washington, DC-IAD (205)
Oakland, CA
OAK
San Francisco-SFO (29); San Jose-SJC (32); Sacramento-SAC (96)
Oklahoma City
OKC
Tulsa-TUL (123); Wichita-SPS (130); Dallas-DFW (193); Dallas-DAL (202)
Omaha, NE
OMA
Des Moines-DSM (141); Kansas City-MCI (170)
Ontario, CA
ONT
Long Beach-LGB (46); Orange County-SNA (46); Burbank-BUR (50); Los Angeles-LAX (56); Palm Springs-PSP (70); San Diego-SAN (113)
Orange County
SNA
Long Beach-LGB (21); Los AngeLes-LAX (41); Ontario-ONT (44); Burbank-BUR (52); San Diego-SAN (86)
Orlando, FL
MCO
Sanford-SFB (30); Daytona Beach-DAB (69); Tampa-TPA (90); St. Petersburg/Clearwater-PIE (90); Gainesville-GNV (126); Jacksonville-JAX (170)
Palm Springs
PSP
Ontario-ONT (75), Orange County-SNA (101); Long Beach-LGB (114); Burbank-BUR (121); Los Angeles-LAX (125); San Diego-SAN (133)
Pensacola
PNS
Mobile-MOB (68); New Orleans-MSY (209)
Philadelphia
PHL
Allentown-ABE (74); Newark-EWR (92); Baltimore-BWI (100); New York City-LGA (114); New York City-JFK (117); White Plains-HPN (133); Islip-ISP (162); Hartford-BDL (233)
Phoenix, AZ
PHX
Tucson-TUS (117); Las Vegas-LAS (295)
Pittsburgh, PA
PIT
Akron-CAK (85); Cleveland-CLE (124); Erie-ERI (138); Toledo-TOL (224); Columbus-CMH (188); Buffalo-BUF (229)
Portland-ME
PWM
Manchester-MHT (94); Boston-BOS (102); Providence-PVD (161); Hartford-BDL (202); Burlington-BTV (208)
Portland, OR
PDX
Eugene-EUG (117); Seattle-SEA (160)
Providence
PVD
Boston-BOS (49); Hartford-BDL (66); Manchester-MHT (84); New York (146); Burlington-BTV (208)
Raleigh, NC
RDU
Greensboro-GSO (77); Charlotte-CLT (158)
Reno, NV
RNO
Sacramento-SMF (141); Oakland-OAK (224); San Francisco-SFO (232)
Richmond
RIC
Newport News-PHF (59); Norfolk-ORF (85); Washington, DC-DCA (114); Washington, DC-IAD (128); Baltimore-BWI (145)
Roanoke
ROA
Greensboro-GSO (102); Raleigh-RDU (238); Washington, DC-IAD (221); Washington, DC-DCA (242); Baltimore-BWI (269); Norfolk-ORF (272)
Rochester
ROC
Buffalo-BUF (61); Syracuse-SYR (91); Toronto-YYZ (162)
Sacramento
SMF
Oakland-OAK (96); San Francisco-SFO (101); San Jose-SJC (117); Reno-RNO (141)
St. Louis, MO
STL
St. Louis MidAmerica Airport-BLV (36); Central Illinois Regional Airport-BMI (171); Indianapolis-IND (244); Kansas City-MCI (257)
San Antonio
SAT
Austin-AUS (75); Houston Hobby-HOU (210); Houston Bush-IAH (214)
San Diego
SAN
Tijuana International Airport-TIJ (24); Orange County-SNA (86); Long Beach-LGB (105); Ontario-ONT (114); Los Angeles-LAX (124); Palm Springs-PSP (132); Burbank-BUR (137)
San Fran
SFO
Oakland-OAK (30); San Jose-SJC (32); Sacramento-SMF (101)
San Jose, CA
SJC
San Francisco-SFO (32); Oakland-OAK (40); Sacramento-SMF (118)
Sarasota, FL
SRQ
Tampa-TPA (63); Fort Myers-RSW (92); Orlando-MCO (124); Daytona Beach-DAB (177); Gainesville-GNV (186); Jacksonville-JAX (283)
Seattle, WA
SEA
Bellingham Airport-BLI (108); Vancouver-YVR (152); Portland-PDX (160); Eugene-EUG (267)
South Bend
SBN
Chicago-Midway-MDW (93); Chicago-ORD (110); Indianapolis-IND (151); Milwaukee-MKE (177); Detroit-DTW (203); Green Bay-GRB (300)
Spokane
GEG
Seattle-SEA (286)
Syracuse, NY
SYR
Rochester-ROC (89); Buffalo-BUF (14O); Toronto-YYZ (242)
Tampa, FL
TPA
St. Petersburg/Clearwater-PIE (11); Sarasota-SRQ (52); Sanford-SFB (118); Daytona Beach-DAB (143); Fort Myers-RSW (145); Gainesville-GNV (204); Jacksonville-JAX (244)
Toledo, OH
TOL
Detroit-DTW (69); Flint-FNT (112); Akron-CAK (145); Columbus-CMH (218); Pittsburgh-PIT (225)
Tucson, AZ
TUS
Phoenix-PHX (118)
Tulsa, OK
TUL
Bentonville-XNA (99); Oklahoma City-OKC (123)
Vancouver
YVR
Seattle-SEA (153)
Wash., DC
IAD
Washington, DC-DCA (27); Baltimore-BWI (56); Richmond-RIC (127); Philadelphia-PHL (151)
West Palm Beach
PBI
Fort Lauderdale (48); Miami-MIA (70); Melbourne-MLB (113); Fort Myers-RSW (126); Naples-APF (144); Orlando-MCO (161)
Wichita, KS
ICT
Oklahoma City-OKC (170)
White Plains
HPN
New York City-LGA (29); New York City-JFK (35); Newark-EWR (51); Islip-ISP (66); Hartford-BDL (102); Philadelphia-PHL (142); Baltimore-BWI (232)

 

Johnny Jet

2 Comments on "Alternate Airports"

  1. A comment, Portland (Oregon) airport to Eugene is about 125 miles. 2-3 hours depending on time of day/weather, etc.

  2. Toronto is one of the most expensive airports to fly in/out of in North America due to the heavy taxes they put on airlines who then pass the buck onto passengers by charging them through the nose on airfare. It is so much cheaper for us to drive down to Buffalo and fly out from there anywhere within the United States than if we were to fly here out of Pearson Airport (YYZ).

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