The Cheapest Airports To Fly Into In The United States

I think traveling is the best thing in the world. Nothing beats exploring new cities or watching the sunset from a new viewpoint. Meandering through a local market and stuffing your face with new and exciting food is my favorite part of traveling. The one thing I don’t like about traveling is the price of plane tickets.

Sure, there are great sites like Skyscanner & Secret Flying. They help you find the cheapest flights to some of your favorite destinations.

But they do not always find a great deal for every place you want to go to.With over 370 commercial airports in the United States

There is a huge number of potential destinations. Airports like Honolulu International are (not surprisingly) very expensive to fly into, but if you can be flexible with your trip you can find some really good deals. 

Let’s have a look at the top 10 cheapest airports to fly into in the United States right now.

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The Cheapest Airport To Fly Into In The United States

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Portland International Airport (PDX)

  • Location: Portland, Oregon.
  • Average Domestic Fair: $324

Portland International is a fantastic destination for those trying to save money. Travel + Leisure magazine has named it America’s Best Airport. Not only in 2024 but back to 2013. That’s impressive.

The airport has great links to downtown Portland, with a light rail connecting to 97 stations in the city.

Not only is it the number 1 of the cheapest airports to fly into. They have a movie theatre, live performers, art exhibitions and other entertainment.

You can’t get bored here! It’s great for those who have some time to kill before a flight. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout all terminals.

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Denver International Airport (DEN)

  • Airport Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Average Domestic Fare: $312
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Denver International Airport is the largest airport in the United States.

It also claims the title of the longest public-use runway in the United States. There are over 370 daily departures to around 140 destinations worldwide, which results in a massive 58 million passengers per year.

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Tampa International Airport (TPA)

  • Airport Location: Tampa, Florida.
  • Average Domestic Fare: $312

Tampa International Airport is by no means the biggest airport in the US. It is a little surprising to make it only the cheapest airport to fly into the list.

TPA took the top position in the J.D Power Airport Satisfaction Rankings for large airports in 2017. Impressive.

Not only is Tampa International one of the cheapest in the USA. It is home to a sleeping/ quiet area, a well-stocked library, and all the travel services you could ever need.

Not to mention, there are well-stocked amenities to keep you looking and feeling your best.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

  • Airport Location: Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Average Domestic Fare: $327

Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport is one of the largest airports in the US. It serves a massive 43 million passengers per year.

The airport also claims one of the top 4 spots in the North American Airport Satisfaction Study 2017.

The cool thing about this airport is the amount of artwork in its terminals. The terminals house 900 works. Ranging from metal and ceramic sculptures to oil and acrylic paintings.

These works are part of the Phoenix Museum and house works by some of Arizona’s most renowned artists.

McCarran International Airport (LAS)

  • Airport Location: Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Average Domestic Fare: $227

You wouldn’t expect to find Las Vegas on the list of the cheapest airports to fly into.

Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport sees over 47 million passengers per year.

Those passengers come in via 31 major airlines from within the US and abroad.

If you can’t wait to get to the casino floors McCarran International has over 1300 slot machines. What better way to see the time go by than maybe getting money back for a free flight?

McCarran International has a good secret up its sleeve. Its not quite counting cards, but it is quite a tricky move. Instead of using bar codes, they use small copper microchips when checking in luggage.

Accuracy has risen from 80% to over 99% since implementing this technology.

What is even cooler is that only a handful of airports throughout the world have this technology. How cool would it be if this technology gets adopted by lots more airports throughout the world?

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

  • Airport Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Average Domestic Fare: $241

Last on our list of the cheapest airports to fly into is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood. It is the perfect airport for plane watching. It has three great viewing platforms situated throughout the airport.

My favorite is the Hibiscus Garage Viewing Area. A fantastic platform where you get a birds-eye view over the whole airport. Very interesting to watch the day-to-day running of the airport.

FLL is also one of the only airports anywhere (that I am aware of) that offers a luggage storage service. Perfect for going to watch the planes take off, or checking out the rest of the airport’s activities.

They also offer a baggage wrapping service which is second to none. For the small price of $15 they will wrap your bag.

This is not like a normal wrapping service. This wrap comes with a guarantee that your luggage will not get damaged or lost. That’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.

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We hope this list of the cheapest airports to fly into in the US helps you save some money on your next trip.

Just like the US, Europe has some really budget-friendly options. We have found this is more prevalent in Europe as they are a lot smaller airlines.

These airlines all have a base and need to fly regularly!

So before you plan your trip make sure you find out ​the cheapest city to fly into Europe!

Happy travels!

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6 thoughts on “The Cheapest Airports To Fly Into In The United States”

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  2. Hey guys,

    Thanks for the awesome info on the cheapest airports, I think I am going to fly out of Tampa airports, its actually does seem like the best option and the cheapest!! Do you know if American Airlines is on the red side or blue side?


    1. Hi Rodney!!

      No worries at all. American Airlines is on the blue side at Tampa airport. Let me know how you go, we love to share other peoples experiences at the airports and Florida!

      Britt 🙂

  3. Since Portland is the cheapest airports to fly into in The US it looks like I will be flying into Portland in a couple of weeks!

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