FLIGHTS TO BISHOP AIRPORT (BIH)

New commercial flights into Inyo County! Make flying easy to California and use Bishop as your gateway. Passenger jets are scheduled into the Bishop Airport in Bishop, CA (BIH).

FLY DIRECT FROM DENVER AND SAN FRANCISCO

BISHOP AIRPORT IS THE NEW ENTRANCE GATE TO CALIFORNIA

United Airlines now flies direct from San Francisco (SFO) and Denver (DEN) into Bishop, CA for the winter season, and direct flights from San Francisco (SFO) in the summer months. Explore Inyo County, including Bishop, Death Valley, Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine, Tecopa and Shoshone. Connect from the new Bishop/Mammoth Airport (BIH), to major U.S. and international cities.

2023/2024 AIR SERVICE TO BISHOP AIRPORT (BIH)

DECEMBER 2023 – APRIL 2024 – WINTER/SPRING
  • San Francisco (SFO-BIH)  AND Denver (DEN-BIH)

For your convenience, there are two United Self Check-In Kiosks.

Additional flights may be added for holiday periods, and all schedules are subject to change.  Please check in 1.5 hours prior to the flight. Gate closes 45 minutes before flight time. 

The Bishop Airport encourages customers to arrive early and allow ample time for parking, check in, and screening prior to any flight. Be sure to check with your airline on recommended arrival times. 

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United Express began service to BIH in December 2021 when they moved commercial flights from Mammoth Lakes/Yosemite Airport (MMH) to the Bishop Aiport (BIH) located just 2 miles east of downtown Bishop, CA. Fly into Bishop Airport and be climbing, skiing and exploring Inyo County.

>> Read the Blog Post: EVEN EASIER TO GET INTO BISHOP’S BIG BACKYARD – NEW WINTER AIR SERVICE 

Additional flights may be added for holiday periods, and all schedules are subject to change.  

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

By Taxi, Shuttle or Rental Car

From Eastern Sierra Regional Airport (BIH) in Bishop, CA, several transportation companies will provide service from Bishop to Mammoth Lakes. Rental cars are also available at the Bishop Airport, but we recommend the ground transportation option if you’re headed to Mammoth, as once you arrive, a car is unnecessary. Check back for details. New shuttle services are set to begin in December.

BISHOP AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICES

Mammoth All Weather Shuttle (MAMMOTH) $65.00

Mammoth All Weather Shuttle aka MAWS provides scheduled point-to-point shuttle service anywhere around Mammoth Lakes, including the airport. Long-distance rides to trailheads and regional destinations are also available. Call for a MAWS reservation 760-709-2927.

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority

Eastern Sierra Transit provides passenger bus service between and in the rural communities of Inyo and Mono County. Check out the routes and schedule. Need a pick-up? Call Dial-a-Ride. 1-800-922-1930

Sierra Shuttle Service (BISHOP/MAMMOTH)

Book group shuttle service to locations around town, including to and from the airport Mammoth Mountain lodges and more, with Sierra Shuttle Service. Long-distance rides to trailheads and regional destinations are also available. Call to Book your Shuttle 760-914-2746.

RENTAL CARS AT BISHOP AIRPORT

Rental cars are the best option if you’re staying in Bishop. Pick up is available at the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport  with Enterprise Car Rentals and National Car Rental. Supply is LIMITED, reservations are strongly recommended. Call ahead to confirm your reservation!
National Car Rental 760-709-4214  | Enterprise Car Rental 909-204-1759

TAXI SERVICES

Mammoth Taxi  $60.00

Get to and from the Bishop Airport to Mammoth Lakes  (Door to Door Service) with Mammoth Taxi. Reservations are required for long trips – call Mammoth Taxi 760-924-8294.

Inyo County does not endorse any of the businesses listed on this page. If you have services you would like listed on this page, contact the Airport Manager at sloven@inyocounty.us

BISHOP AIRPORT

Bishop Airport (IATA: BIH, ICAO: KBIH, FAA LID: BIH) is a public airport located two miles east of Bishop, in Inyo County, California, United States. It is owned by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works and operated by Inyo County.

The airport is located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, at an elevation of 4,124 feet.

BIH airport is primarily used by general aviation aircraft, but it is also served by United Express, which offers direct flights to San Francisco and Denver. The airport is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, as it is located near a number of national parks and recreation areas, including Death Valley National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Kings Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park.

AIRPORT SERVICES

BISHOP AIRPORT TERMINAL SERVICES

The Terminal opens at 8:00 a.m. and remains open until the last flight of the day clears, typically by 5pm.  Other businesses in the Terminal have different operational hours, as noted for the individual businesses.

  • Restaurant/Lounge
    Thai Thai Restaurant 760-872-2595
    Offers a sit-down dining experience (MENU)
    Open Mon & Wed-Fri: 11AM-2PM, 4PM-8PM /
    Sat, Sun: 3PM-8PM  / Closed Tuesdays

  • WiFi Service Available

  • Charging Stations Limited

  • Water Bottle Filling Station in Gate Area

  • Drinking Fountain in Lobby

PARKING RATES

DAILY, OVERNIGHT & MONTHLY

Outdoor, uncovered parking is available at Bishop Airport

  • Day Parking – FREE

  • Pick Up/Drop Off – FREE

  • please pay IN ADVANCE for overnight parking
    at the *Airport Operations desk in the terminal

    Overnight Parking  –  $6
    Monthly Parking 
    Vehicles less than 24 feet in length – $50/month
    Vehicles great than 24 feet in length – $75/month

* Prices are subject to change.

THINGS TO DO

  • Visit Death Valley National Park, the hottest, driest, and lowest national park in the United States.
  • Visit Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the continental USA.
  • Go hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Bishop Creek, Big Pine Lakes and Onion Valley all  offer a variety of trails for all skill levels.
  • Visit Mammoth Lakes, a popular ski resort town located about 45 minutes from the airport.
  • Go fishing in the Owens River, which is known for its trout fishing.
  • Visit the Manzanar National Historic Site, a former Japanese-American internment camp.

BIH airport is a convenient way to access the Eastern Sierra Nevada region of California. The airport is located near a number of popular tourist destinations, and it offers direct flights to major cities in the United States.