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What You Need to Know

Passenger Drop-Off & Pick-Up

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New Road Construction Pattern on Loop Road

Passenger Drop-off and Pick-Up is now available along the front curb of the terminal building. Passenger Pick-Up is located past the Skybridge by Baggage Claim. Please use the Free Waiting Lot before picking up a passenger and remember the front curb is for active loading and unloading.

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Passenger drop-off and pick-up 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″.

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, located at 1198 National Guard Way, 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.

Wait and Win

Free Waiting Lot Giveaway


Big congratulations to our trio of winners! These lucky drivers took advantage of the Free Waiting Lot from November 1 to December 31, and entered into our giveaway:

Susan L. from Reno, NV
Kathy H. from Chester, CA
Rebecca R. from Reno, NV

Contest Terms and Conditions
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