Arriving to the airport is the first step to your experience in Branson. If you have not made airport pick-up arrangements with your employer, you will need to plan for transportation from the airport to your employer or housing address. The preferred airport is Branson Regional Airport (BKG), however an additional option is the Springfield National Airport (SGF). Note that if using the SGF airport, a 45-minute shuttle or taxi to Branson will be necessary.
If you choose to travel to an airport other than BKG or SGF, plan to spend significant time traveling by bus to Branson. Most often a Greyhound bus terminal will not be located at an airport; therefore, it will be necessary to first travel from an airport to the nearest Greyhound bus station. When using this travel method, please expect that there will be a very limited bus schedule between the airport you choose and Branson. For example, the bus may only operate one time per day, or less. We recommend BKG and SGF as your best airport arrival options.
Transportation: *The airport does not offer scheduled shuttle service between Springfield and Branson.
If you fly into Branson Airport, you can pick up a rental car from one of two providers: Enterprise, which has an additional location within the city of Branson and National. The Springfield/Branson National Airport has many rental car carriers available from the terminal.
If you’d prefer to ride in a van, limo or luxury SUV, Branson has options! For airport transfer, check out Branson Limousine & Executive Charter, Howard Fisk Limousine and VIP Tours of Branson.
Take advantage of convenient ride sharing services and be on your way to your host address using Uber and Lyft. Both services operate in the Branson area and are partners with the Branson Airport (BKG) and the Springfield/Branson National Airport (SGF).
Branson also has a taxi service available: Ryde With Us. Whether you need a ride from the airport or want to cruise around town, this safe taxi service is a great option. Also available is Sparky the Free Downtown Trolley; with 13 stops in the downtown area, Sparky offers a convenient scenic ride through town. Additional ground transportation options and prices can be found on the BKG airport website and the SGF airport website.
*For best practices when traveling, check out this list of helpful tips.
*Face masks are required while riding in any public transportation.
TRAVELING ABROAD DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC GUIDELINES:
· You must present a negative Covid-19 test result or documentation of recovery from Covid-19 before traveling to the US.
· Masks are required on any form of public transportation and in most businesses.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water. If that is not available, use hand sanitizer.
· Stay 6 feet apart from others (who do not live with you) and avoid gathering in crowds when possible.
· To learn more about Covid-19 symptoms, click here.
· For more information, make sure to check the CDC website and the local department of health.