Are you finally planning a trip to Mendocino? We couldn’t be happier for you. We’re sure you’re going to love our beautiful coastal town and its timeless charm. Since you’re in the planning stage of your travels, let’s start at the beginning: How do you get to Mendocino? In this blog, we’ll be discussing the closest airports to Mendocino and which one makes the most sense for you and your vacation plans. Read on, take notes, and get ready to plan the most exciting trip!
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What Are the Closest Airports to Mendocino?
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport
Technically speaking, the closest airport to Mendocino is the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport. It’s located in Santa Rosa, 55 miles away from Ukiah and two hours away from Mendocino. It’s a small airport that only serves a handful of cities, including Denver, Dallas, Minneapolis, L.A., the O.C., Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, and Las Vegas. For that reason, you might not have a lot of flight options. But, if you’re coming from one of these destinations, then it’s definitely the way to go!
Note: Car rentals are available at the airport.
San Francisco Airport (SFO)
One of the best options out there, especially for international travelers, is to go via the San Francisco Airport. The drive will take you around three and a half hours, but it can make for a great combined vacation! We recommend spending a couple of days in the city, enjoying its museums and vibrant atmosphere, then driving up along the coast to Mendocino and spending the rest of the week with us. Not only do you get the best of both worlds, but you also experience one of the best drives in the country via Highway 1!
Airports for Private and Charter Planes
If you are planning to visit with a private plane or through a charter company, here are some more airports you might want to look at:
Fort Bragg: Fort Bragg Airport
Little River: Little River Airport
Ukiah: Ukiah Municipal Airport
Anchor Bay: Lofty Redwoods Airport
Boonville: Boonville Airport
Covelo: Round Valley Airport
Gualala: Ocean Ridge Airport
Willits: Willits Municipal Airport Ells Field
Destination: Sea Rock Inn!
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