FlightHub: Five US Airports Less Than Five Miles From Downtown

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While many fear the uncertainty of flight delays, they can sometimes be just a small part of the battle of getting from point a to point b. One thing many don’t consider is what to do when you get off the plane. Where are you? How do you get to your hotel? How do you get downtown?

Not all airports are built equally in this regard with some being dozens of miles from their respective downtown cores. We asked that FlightHub review the best airports in regards to downtown proximity, and found that just five major US airports are within five miles of their downtown cores.

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1. Logan International Airport

In terms of distance and time to downtown, FlightHub could not find a better location than Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Located just 3.5 miles from downtown Boston, Logan International Airport is both close by vehicle or by bus, which is provided for free and links you to rail very quickly.

All in all, you are a quick ten minute drive from downtown, meaning it probably takes longer for you to grab your bags and hail a cab than it takes to drive downtown.

Logan airport to Boston downtown, USA
Logan airport to Boston downtown, USA (to open the map click on the picture)

2. San Diego International Airport

While not providing a suitable public transit option, FlightHub found that San Diego’s International Airport is just 3.6 miles from downtown. All things considered, you should be able to make it to downtown San Diego in 11 minutes once you leave the terminal.

San Diego International Airport, USA
San Diego International Airport, USA (to open the map click on the picture)

3. San Jose International Airport

While slightly further from downtown compared to its previously mentioned California brethren, San Jose International Airport is also a very conveniently placed airport.

Just 3.9 miles from downtown, San Jose International Airport offers a shuttle that quickly brings you to San Joses light rail metro system. Opting to drive or take a cab? FlightHub says you should be able to make it downtown in just eight minutes.

San Jose International Airport, USA
San Jose International Airport, USA (to open the map click on the picture)

4. McCarran International Airport – Las Vegas

Sin City is a major tourist attraction that is all about action. Las Vegas’ airport does its best to make sure you don’t have to wait long to take it all in.

Located just four miles from downtown, FlightHub says you should have no problem hitting the strip in less than 15 minutes, calculating an 11 minute drive time. The only downside? No public transit options.

McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, USA
McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, USA (to open the map click on the picture)

5. Miami International Airport

A popular vacation destination, Miami International Airport makes sure you can be on the beach in minutes thanks to its prime location. Just five miles from its downtown core, FlightHub estimates it would take just nine minutes to get downtown.

Not looking to drive? Miami International Airport features a direct link to to the city’s transit system.

Miami International Airport, USA
Miami International Airport, USA (to open the map click on the picture)

You’ve seen the best, now we’ll give you a quick rundown of some of the US’s most isolated major airports according to FlightHub:

  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport – 36 miles
  • Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport – 26.8 miles
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport – 26.5 miles

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