National Parks Tips

Closest Airport to Lassen Volcanic National Park

hydrothermal pool in a rocky canyon
Lassen Volcanic features hydrothermal formations, pools of bubbling mud, lava rocks, and the notorious Lassen Peak Volcano. Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in a remote area in Northern California. Due to its remote location it can be quite a challenge to figure out the logistics to get to this national park. Technically, the closest airport is small Redding Airport, which is just 43.9 miles away from the park. The closest major airport is Reno-Tahoe International Airport, which is 153 miles away from the park.

While there are a few other small regional airports closer to Lassen, the flights are very limited, difficult to book and likely very expensive. If you look at Lassen on the map it is located in the middle of nowhere in northern California, so a bit of a drive is required from a major airport. With some planning you can make your way to Volcanic Lassen within a reasonable budget.There are quite a few options of major airports to pick from and they are not too far from the park.

Closest major airports to Lassen Volcanic National Park
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To make your way to Lassen Volcanic, your best bet is to fly into a major airport and renting a car to drive out to the park. This will save you money by allowing you to find cheaper flights into a major airport instead of a small regional airport. The closest major airports to Lassen Volcanic National park are:

  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO): 153 Miles – 2 hours 40 minutes away
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF): 184 Miles – 2 hours 49 minutes away
  • Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR): 184 miles – 3 hours 8 minutes away

These are the three closest major airports to Lassen Volcanic. These airports will offer more more affordable flights to the general area. Most people fly into either Reno-Tahoe International Airport or Sacramento International Airport since they are relatively closer and have more incoming flights.

Which major airlines fly into the closest major airport?

The major airlines that fly into Reno-Tahoe International Airport are Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, jetBlue, Southwest, and United Airlines.

The major airlines that fly into Sacramento International Airport are Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, and United Airlines.

As you can see you have many airline choices to pick from which will help you find the perfect flight at the right time and price

What is the closest airport to Lassen Volcanic that Southwest Airlines flies into?
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If Southwest Airlines is your airline of choice then you’re in luck because the airline flies into both Reno Tahoe International Airport and Sacramento International Airport. Southwest offers great deals and a large selection of flight times into both of these airports.

blue lake next to green forest and mountain

Getting to Lassen Volcanic National Park can at first seem like a daunting challenge due to its remote location. However, once you see how many options you have to pick from for major airlines from Reno-Taho, Sacramento, and Rogue Valley International Airports, you will be able to plan your trip with many more choices. Once you set your eyes on Mirror Lake, see the beautiful mountains, and the unique hydrothermal formations, the logistical challenges of getting there will be all worth it. Lassen Volcanic National Park is an absolute gem and must visit, have a fantastic trip!