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Situated just over four miles from Lincoln, the state of Nebraska’s second busiest airport serves as an access point to the state city as well as the rest of South Central Nebraska. Shuttle buses operate between the airport and Lincoln, as well as other cities in the state. Still, the most convenient and most recommended way to access the city and other Nebraska locations is with car hire in Lincoln Airport, with downtown Lincoln a 15-minute drive to the southeast.
Who to Book With
Suppliers that offer car rental at the airport include reputable agents such as Hertz, Alamo, Budget and Avis. All agents have counters in the terminal, near the Baggage Claim area, though vehicles are picked up in the parking garage, which is easily accessible on foot.
Need to Know Essentials
You will need to show the following documents when collecting your vehicle:
- Both parts of your driver’s licence
- The credit card that was used when booking the vehicle
- Proof of ID
- Confirmation of booking
Parking restrictions in the US are strictly enforced, with each state having different regulations. In general, vehicles parked in prohibited areas may be towed, with the driver paying a fine to retrieve their car. Curbs are colour coded according to their restrictions, with red, white and yellow indicating parking is prohibited, while green zones allow motorists to park for up to 30 minutes. Petrol stations are predominately self-serve and accept credit cards for payment, but UK visitors should check in advance that their UK-issued card will be accepted. There are toll routes throughout the country, with RDIF transponders used at automatic toll booths. Transponders can be provided by car hire companies on request.
Self-drive is the easiest way for passengers arriving at the airport to reach the city. Shuttle buses are just as fast but do not run as frequently unless pre-arranged. Taxi services are also available but are an expensive option.
Lincoln Amtrak station is a 12-minute drive from the airport. From here, the California Zephyr makes a stop en route to Chicago and San Francisco. The train also stops in Omaha, to the east, and Hastings, to the west.
Taxis that service the airport are provided by Capital Cab and Yellow Cab. There is a courtesy phone in the terminal for passengers to contact these taxi companies.
Lincoln Airport to Lincoln city centre is about £15
Lincoln Airport to York city centre is about £90
Lincoln Airport to Omaha city centre is about £95
No local buses run between the airport and the city centre. Local StarTran bus number 52 stops close to the airport on West Cornhusker Highway, which is a five-minute taxi ride away, and terminate in downtown Lincoln. The bus runs from 06:25 to 18:25 and costs around £1. Shuttle bus services are also available through Omnilink. Prices run from £15 to £30 depending on how many passengers travel together.
The single-terminal airport services an average of 215 aircraft per day and caters to over 150,000 passengers a year. There are no international flights operating here, but UK passengers can arrive via Chicago, Denver or Minneapolis.
There are four car parks found on site, with two located directly in front of the passenger terminal. The Short Term Lot is the most expensive, while the Long Term Lot, found further away, is the cheapest. Parking tariffs are typically £3 to £5 a day.
Passengers are provided with free wireless internet service throughout the terminal.
There is an information desk at the terminal’s main entrance area.
Customer Service: +1 402 458 2480
Assistance is available for passengers with reduced mobility. Passengers needing assistance can contact the communications centre by using a courtesy phone or via the information desk. There are parking spaces reserved for passengers with reduced mobility in all car parks, and all tables and restrooms are wheelchair friendly.
Restaurants and Bars
There is a relaxing lounge in the terminal that offers passengers light snacks. There is also a deli that serves up take-away sandwiches and other snacks.
There are no VIP lounges at Lincoln Airport.
Money and ATMs
An ATM can be found in the terminal near the car rental counters. There are no bank branches or currency exchange booths on site.
One gift shop that stocks magazines, newspapers and books, as well as souvenirs, be found in the passenger terminal.
The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).