Just five minutes south of downtown Redmond and less than 30 minutes north of Bend, Redmond Municipal Airport is the region’s largest airport and is likely where you’ll fly into when arriving in Central Oregon.
Also known as Roberts Field, the airport—referred to colloquially as RDM, its three-letter IATA code—is served by five carriers (including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines), with more than two-dozen daily commercial flights to destinations throughout the American West and Southwest. The terminal itself is home to a pub that dishes fresh food and local craft beer, a nursing room, children’s play areas, and other amenities for travelers from all walks of life.
If your adventures in Central Oregon begin at RDM, we’ve put together a guide that looks at transportation options that may be available. Specific topics covered here include:
As you get ready to Fly Redmond, keep reading for our guide to Redmond airport transportation options at RDM.
Uber and Lyft Car Services in Central Oregon
Rideshare options from Lyft and Uber are available at RDM. Trips can be booked in advance for groups of up to six—and it’s only a short walk to the designated (well-marked) rideshare area at the western edge of the airport’s lone terminal. A one-way Lyft or Uber shared ride to the Bend area may run $30-65, while rides around Redmond are likely to cost $10-$15; fares may depend on a variety of factors, including driver availability and time of day, and may be a little lower or slightly higher than what’s mentioned here.
If you have an early or late flight, note that rideshare services may be limited—even with advance reservations. Just to be safe, check out other options for getting to Redmond, Oregon, when planning your travels.
Taxi Cab Services in Redmond and Bend
Several local taxi companies and cabs in Bend, Oregon, service RDM. One of the most popular is the family-owned Bend Cab Company and Shuttle Services, which offers 24-hour service to and from RDM; scheduled and immediate pick-up options are available, with rates typically running $28 to $45 between Bend and RDM, $65 to $70 for service to and from Sunriver, and $45 to $80 for service between the airport and regional resorts.
VIP Taxi provides transportation between RDM and any city in Central Oregon—with amenities that include in-car phone chargers, clean vehicles, and more.
RDM Airport Shuttle
Ground transportation at RDM includes plenty of shuttle options for solo travelers and larger groups alike. We’ve listed a few local favorites to help you start planning.
Enviro Shuttle is a popular service that uses electric and hybrid vehicles for shuttle services and rideshare arrangements. Vehicles can fit up to six people, and cities serviced via shuttle include Bend ($40-75 per one-way fare), Sunriver ($70-100), and Sisters ($45-$70). Note that rates vary by the type of vehicle, direction of the ride, and where in the city a ride begins or ends; all fares are approximate. Those who share their ride can save $15 if Enviro Shuttle is able to find another passenger for the same ride.
Destination Transportation is another popular company that offers private car service and airport shuttles—the latter of which typically runs $55 for rides to and from Bend, and $80 for rides to and from Sunriver; luxury car service is also available and should be scheduled in advance.
Shuttle Oregon, meanwhile, promises private reservations with guaranteed pick-up—even in the event of delayed or rescheduled flights; fares start at $50 for the Bend area. The Shuttle Oregon fleet includes vehicles of various sizes to accommodate groups of all sizes and luggage needs.
Also note that airport shuttle services may be available from where you’re staying—including Eagle Crest Resort, Juniper Preserve, Sunriver Resort, and Tetherow. Learn about Redmond airport shuttles from local lodgings.
Other Airport Transportation Options
Whether you’re visiting Redmond, Oregon, or seeing the rest of our beautiful region, car rentals are available—both from established companies and from fellow drivers. Here’s the skinny.
Six companies offer in-terminal rental cars at the Redmond, Oregon, airport. They are;
Central Oregon’s outdoor adventures are a big reason why many visit, but please note that you may not put snow chains on rental cars—and you cannot take the vehicles off-road. Doing so will invalidate your rental agreement and leave you on the hook for potential damages.
You can also consider a rental through Turo, which bills itself as a car-sharing marketplace where you rent vehicles directly from other people. You can’t pick your vehicle up at RDM, but you may be able to coordinate with the other driver to take possession at a nearby location.
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