What You Need to Know

Passenger Drop-Off & Pick-Up

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Wait and Win Giveaway

Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2023, you can enter to win free flights by scanning the code in the Free Waiting Lot.

Passenger drop-off is at the front curb of ticketing and baggage claim. The curb is for immediate loading or unloading only and vehicles are not permitted to park and wait along the curb or be left unattended.

The Free Waiting Lot is the best option when waiting to pick up arriving passengers. It is less than 4 minutes from the front curb and, with parking in high demand, this can help you avoid circling on airport roadways.

Unattended vehicles parked along the curbs may be cited, towed, and/or subject to search by Airport Police. Airport safety regulations are strictly enforced.

Skybridge clearance is 14’6″.

Wait and Win

Free Waiting Lot Giveaway


Motorists using the Free Waiting Lot can enter win free airfare. The sweepstakes will run from November 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023.

Steps to enter:

  • Go to the Free Waiting Lot before your party is ready to be picked up along the front curb
  • Scan the CR code on the signs inside the Free Waiting Lot
  • Fill out the entry form
Waiting Made Easy

Free Waiting Lot


Dropping off or picking up your loved ones from the airport has never been easier. RNO has a free, 24-hour Waiting Lot where motorists meeting arriving passengers can wait until passengers call to say they are ready to be picked up at the outer curb.

When using the Free Waiting Lot, vehicles must be attended at all times. No commercial vehicles or ride-service vehicles allowed.

If your party needs to retrieve checked luggage, we suggest they wait to call you until after they have their luggage in their possession, since waiting is not permitted at the outer curb.

Additional Drop-Off and Pick-Up Options

Short-Term Garage Parking

Guests can also park in the short-term garage and enter the terminal to greet their loved ones.

Short-Term Garage Parking