Flying commercially will only get you part of the way to Big Bend. However, flying in and renting a car is a convenient and enjoyable way to see Big Bend and the West Texas Mountains.
The closest commercial airport to Big Bend National Park is Midland/Odessa, 160 mi. from Marathon, 200 mi. from Big Bend N.P. east entrance and 240 mi. from Park Headquarters. As of June 1, Southwest offers six non-stops daily to Midland from Dallas, two from Houston, one each from Austin and Albuquerque. American Eagle offers non-stops from Dallas. Continental offers non-stops from Houston.
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The next closest commercial airport is El Paso International, an hour further from Big Bend N.P. but closer to Marfa, Presidio, and the River Road. El Paso is served by American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, United and US Airways. El Paso offers more options for visitors flying from points West. Click for driving suggestions.
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