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Boise Airport, 3201 W Airport Way #1000, Boise, ID 83705, United States
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Boise Airport - All Information on Boise Airport (BOI)

Boise Airport (IATA: BOI, ICAO: KBOI, FAA LID: BOI) [Other names: Boise Air Terminal or Gowen Field] is a joint civil-military facility in the western United States. It is approximately 5 kilometers south of downtown Boise in Ada County.

Boise Airport (BOI) covers an area of approximately 3,600 acres. As the busiest airport in the State of Idaho, it served more than 4.1 million passengers in 2019.

In addition to being a commercial and general aviation airport, Boise also functions concurrently as a US Air Force military facility.

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) also use the facility for aerial firefighting during the wildfire season.

Currently, Boise Airport has only one terminal with two concourses.

The terminal is a three-story building containing four baggage carousels, rental car counters, ticketing counters, a consolidated security checkpoint including TSA pre-check, and some offices.

The two concourses have a combined 24 gates with 13 total jet bridges. Concourse B has 13 gates and 11 jet bridges, while Concourse C has 11 gates.

Boise Airport caters mainly to domestic flights as of this update. It sits 875 meters above sea level at 43°33′52″N and 116°13′22″W.

Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Boise Airport

History of Boise Airport

The airport was first established as Booth Field in 1926. Later on, Varney began operating out of Boise in 1933, merging with National Air Transport to become United Airlines.

The airfield also hosted the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh and his Spirit of St. Louis on September 4, 1927.

Expansion programs began in 1936, when Boise started buying and leasing land for the airport development.

By 1938, it had the longest runway in the United States at 2,680 meters. As aircraft grew, the hangar was no longer big enough. It was converted into a passenger terminal.

During World War II, the U.S. Army Air Forces leased the field for use as a training base for B-17 and B-24 bombers.

More than 6,000 men were stationed there during the war.

Later, the field was named Gowen Field in 1941, after Army Lt. Paul R. Gowen, who died in a plane crash while piloting his aircraft in Panama in July 1938.

After the war, the part of the field used by the Army Air Forces was returned to the city. The Idaho Air National Guard began leasing the airfield after the war and continues today.

During the mid-60s, jets started to come to Boise Airport.

Following the Federal Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, several air carriers operated jet service into the airport at different times, from the late 1970s through the 1990s.

Between 2001 and 2005, Boise Airport was remodeled in two phases. It now has a new terminal and an elevated roadway for departures.

Phase 1: Baggage Claim, lobby, and food and beverage concession, completed in 2003.

Phase 2: Security checkpoints and a new concourse (Concourse C) and the remodeling of Concourse B, completed in 2005.

Today, the Boise Airport Passenger Terminal features a three-story, steel-framed, state-of-the-art aviation facility. Curvilinear, steel trusses create the undulating ceiling plane of the ticket lobby and define the signature profile of the building.

The terminal is quite famous for its aesthetic appearance. It has garnered national attention for the beauty of its design.

In 2021, its busiest domestic routes were Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, Denver, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona, Los Angeles, California, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Oakland, California, San Francisco, California, and Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois.

Transfer Services at Boise Airport

Transfer services to and from Boise Airport include rental cars, taxis, shuttles, and buses - all of which are available at the Ground Transportation Center in front of the terminal. Rideshares are also available at the designated areas of the facility.

Planning your transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind in Idaho.

Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.

For the convenience and direction of the riding public, passengers may approach the Airport Information Desk for transport assistance anytime.

Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.

Rental Car Services at Boise Airport

The car rental agencies at Boise Airport are on the first floor of the terminal building. Rental cars are picked up from the lot outside the west end of the Baggage Claim area.

When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.

Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call. See and compare all rental car companies at Boise Airport.

For item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle, please contact the rental car company directly.

For item(s) left on a rental car center shuttle bus, the Airport Lost and Found at +1 208-383-3110 or by email:

Ride Shares at Boise Airport

Rideshares at Boise Airport have different pickup and drop-off areas.

For passenger pick-ups: Upper Curb, East End. Passengers who have requested rides should follow rideshare wayfinding signage to the second-floor rotunda exit door and follow the curb to the right to meet their driver.

For passenger drop-offs: Upper Curb. Passengers arriving at the airport via a rideshare service will be dropped off at their specified airline location on the upper curb.

Taxis at Boise Airport

Upon exit from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the Ground Transportation Center toward the taxi stand in front of your terminal building.

The area is color-coded. Taxis are on the black curb. One-way fare to Downtown is about $20.00.

If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service. More information about taxis at Boise Airport.

Trains at Boise Airport

The Amtrak train station is available near downtown Boise. The most convenient way to get to the train station in Flying J Travel Plaza at 3353 South Federal Way, is to taxi for approximately $20.00. See more about train connections in Boise.

Buses at Boise Airport

The Regional Public Transportation Authority for Ada and Canyon counties provides service to Boise Airport. Look for them near the 1st Floor Rotunda elevator.

Direct route buses to Downtown Boise include:

  • Bus Route 3: Vista;
  • Bus Route 4: Roosevelt; and
  • Bus Route 5: Emerald.

A one-way (Single Ride) costs $1.50, while an all-day pass costs $2.50. Discounts apply to qualified passengers. More details about buses to and from Boise Airport.

Hotel Shuttle Services at Boise Airport

Many hotels in downtown Boise provide shuttle services. Passengers may confirm with their local hotel if this is available at their accommodation. Shuttles pick up and drop passengers at the Green curb of the Ground Transportation Center.

Parking at Boise Airport

The airport provides safe and comfortable parking spaces for a fee. Reserved parking is also offered at the facility. These parking facilities are open 24/7.

Cash and credit card payments are accepted. More details about short and long term parking at Boise Airport.

Other Services at Boise Airport

Wi-Fi at Boise Airport

The Wi-Fi service is free at Boise Airport. No passwords are required to connect to the network.

ATMs at Boise Airport

There are ATM cash machines located in both concourses, first-floor Baggage claim, and second-floor lobby of the airport.

Currency Exchange at Boise Airport

Being a domestic airport, BOI has no currency exchange facilities.

Nursing Stations at Boise Airport

Boise Airport now offers a Mamava lactation pod for traveling moms who want to breastfeed or need to breast pump in a more private and clean space. This nursing pod is located just past security.

Restrooms at Boise Airport

Accessible restrooms and regular restrooms are throughout the airport.

Food and Beverages at Boise Airport

There are food and beverages shops throughout the airport terminals. Most food concessions operate on varying schedules.

Shopping at Boise Airport

You can do some last-minute shopping inside the facility. Most of the airport's shops are located in the post-security area on Level 2, even though there is no duty-free as BOI is entirely domestic. There's an art gallery, newsagents, and two multipurpose stores where you can pick up last-minute travel items and souvenirs.

Smoking at Boise Airport

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals. There are no smoking facilities inside the terminal. Please follow smoking regulations at the facility.

Lost and Found Section at Boise Airport

For items lost on the aircraft or at the gate area, please contact the respective airlines lost and found.

If you lost an item in any other area at the airport, including the security checkpoints and shuttle buses, please contact the Lost and Found Office at + 1 208-383-3110.

You can also complete the Lost and Found process at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor. Phone: +1 208-383-3110.

When leaving your details for lost items(s), please include your full name, contact details, phone, email, and a description of the item(s).

The airport will keep all lost and found items for a considerable time of at least 30 days. After said period, the property will be deemed abandoned. Please talk to the airport representative at the counter.

Ticketing at Boise Airport

Please look for overhead signs pointing in the direction of ticketing areas at the terminal. Each airline has its operating hours, but typically, airlines open their ticket counters two hours before departure time, even for early morning flights.

Generally, payment by cash or check is not accepted at American airports. Please consult your air carrier or travel agent for more details.

Information Desk at Boise Airport

An Information Desk located only a few steps away from the elevators on the 2nd floor offers airport information and extra assistance for tourists.

Telephone: +1 208-383-3110.

Pet Relief at Boise Airport

Boise Airport's animal relief area is located pre-security outside the west exit from Baggage Claim on the first floor. Plastic bags and a container for the disposal of solid waste are provided.

Animals are not permitted at the airport unless they are in proper pet carriers to assist disabled individuals.

Baggage Claim at Boise Airport

Please retrieve luggage at your designated Baggage Claim area at the Ground Level. Carts are available to assist passengers with special needs.

In the case of missing items, contact your respective airline or their airline ticket counter. Passengers can also inquire from the Information Desk for further assistance.

Airport Lost and Found Phone: + 1 208-383-3110.

When leaving a message, include your name, email, contact phone number, and a brief description of the lost item(s).

Disabled Passengers at Boise Airport

The airport is fully accessible to passengers with special needs, and wheelchairs are allowed to the gates and aircraft doors.

Travelers with disabilities or medical needs who have questions about the policies or procedures at security checkpoints can call +1 208-383-3110.

Additionally, they may notify the airline, travel agent, ticketing agent, flight attendant, or gate agent when carts, wheelchairs, or medical transportation is needed.

Things to do in Boise

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Boise Airport Contacts

Address: 3201 W Airport Way #1000, Boise, ID 83705, United States
General Phone: +1 208-383-3110
General Email:
Lost and Found Email:
Lost and Found Phone: + 1 208-383-3110
Official Website:

Local Information

Drive on: Right
Electricity: 120V/60Hz.
Plug: A, B
Currency: USD, US$, $
Wi-Fi at Airport: Boise International Airport provides free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the terminal. Access is unlimited.

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Duty Free Shopping at Boise Airport

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Boise Tourist Attractions

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