Idaho Falls Airport Mini Guide
Why do People Travel to Idaho Falls?
The city was first called Taylor’s Crossing, named after the bridge that crossed the river there, then Eagle Rock, the site of the ferry that crossed the river finally becoming Idaho Falls in 1891. Idaho Falls has gained a reputation as one of the best places to live in the US, topping several surveys based on economic prosperity and quality of life. The city has gained this reputation because of the average salary which is greater than the national average and the propensity of outdoor activities in the area including hiking, camping, water sports and biking in summer and skiing in winter. This has also led to an influx of tourists who seek the same thrills and further increased the city’s prosperity.
How do I get to Idaho Falls?
Idaho Falls Regional Airport only receives domestic flights and only from west coast and Midwest locations. To travel there from the UK
, you’d have to travel to San Francisco
, Los Angeles
and take a connecting flight. Transport into Idaho Falls is quick and inexpensive by local bus or taxi and you can hire a car at the airport; very useful for getting out and about in the beautiful countryside.
At the small but modern airport you’ll find reasonable facilities for a regional airport although you’ll have to walk from the plane to the terminal. ‘Kathryn’ seems to have a monopoly on airport services with the restaurant, lounge bar and airport shop all under the ‘Kathryn’ umbrella. Car hire companies can be found next to the baggage reclaim and so you can have the paperwork all settled and be on your way shortly after landing. On the return journey you can browse the books, gifts, toys, magazines and travel accessories at Kathryn’s Snak Shack before your flight. Not unexpectedly there’s no Wi-Fi access at the airport.
Idaho Falls (airport code IDA) is a regional public airport which serves Bonneville County in Idaho. The airport used to be known as Fanning Field.