**COVID-19 Related Air Travel Recommendations**

Air travel as we know it has evolved due to the emergence of COVID-19. We have a number of best practices and resources to make your traveling experience as smooth as possible.

Recommendations
  • Be On Time: It is recommended that you arrive 2hrs early but no less that 90 minutes
  • Bring a Mask: Most airlines will require you to wear a mask when flying
  • Wash/sanitize your hands regularly
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Be patient and kind : )

Getting To Sun Valley

Discover current flights and transportation into and around the  area to help you plan your travel to Sun Valley, Idaho. We may seem like a remote vacation destination but getting here is easier than you might think. Yes, we do have an airport only 12 miles from Ketchum & Sun Valley. Boise, the capital of Idaho, is the biggest airport in the state and is a mere 2.5 hour drive. Boise is typically offers the most affordable flights and routing when not flying directly in to Sun Valley. Twin Falls & Idaho Falls are also great options.

Driving is certainly a great alternative for getting to Sun Valley. The roads are typically well-maintained with relatively flat, straight stretches. Keep scrolling to dig deeper on how to get to Sun Valley, Idaho; the Original Mountain Town.

Discover current flights and transportation into and around the  area to help you plan your travel to Sun Valley, Idaho. We may seem like a remote vacation destination but getting here is easier than you might think. Yes, we do have an airport only 12 miles from Ketchum & Sun Valley. Boise, the capital of Idaho, is the biggest airport in the state and is a mere 2.5 hour drive. Boise is typically offers the most affordable flights and routing when not flying directly in to Sun Valley. Twin Falls & Idaho Falls are also great options.

Driving is certainly a great alternative for getting to Sun Valley. The roads are typically well-maintained with relatively flat, straight stretches. Keep scrolling to dig deeper on how to get to Sun Valley, Idaho; the Original Mountain Town.

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Airlines That Fly Non-Stop to Sun Valley, Idaho

Summer 2020 Nonstop Flight Schedule

Fly nonstop into Sun Valley from 6 major cities. Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) is located a mere 12 miles south of Sun Valley and Ketchum in Hailey, Idaho.

What to Expect At Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN)
  • There is reduced public access to the terminal area
  • Social distancing signage is posted on doors and throughout the terminal
  • Furniture throughout the terminal has been reorganized for optimal social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed throughout the airport
  • Janitorial crews have increased the frequency of their cleaning of public use areas with electrostatic spray that is effective against the virus
  • Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been posted around the terminal (in both English and Spanish), highlighting facts, symptoms and personal hygiene best practices as they relate to the virus
  • Guidance from local healthcare professionals and the local hospital has been provided to all airport tenants, including airlines and TSA, with instructions on how to respond if someone is ill or feels they may have been exposed to the virus
San Francisco, CA | SFO
  • United Airlines flies nonstop from SFO to SUN Saturdays & Sundays through the fall.
  • San Francisco >> Sun Valley | United | July 11th, 2020 - Fall
  • Nearby airports to consider: SFO (nonstop to SUN*)
  • Oakland (30min drive) & San Jose (1hr drive) Oakland travelers should consider flying to Boise on Southwest Airlines
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Seattle, WA | SEA
  • Alaska Airlines flies nonstop daily from SEA to SUN.
  • Seattle >> Sun Valley | Alaska | June 25th, 2020 - September 6th, 2020.
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Los Angeles, CA | LAX
  • United Airlines flies nonstop 5x a week from LAX to SUN, Wednesday - Sunday.
  • Los Angeles >> Sun Valley | United | June 25th, 2020 - September 7th, 2020.
  • Nearby airports: LAX (nonstop to SUN*), Hollywood Burbank (30min drive), Long Beach (30min drive), John Wayne (1hr drive) & Ontario (1hr drive)
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Salt Lake City, UT | SLC
  • Delta flies nonstop daily from SLC to SUN.
  • Salt Lake City >> Sun Valley | Delta | Year-round.
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Chicago, IL | ORD
  • United Airlines flies nonstop from ORD to SUN in the winter months
  • Chicago >> Sun Valley | United | Currently only operates in the winter.
  • Nearby airports: O’Hare (nonstop to SUN*), Midway (1.5hr drive) & Mitchell (1.5hr drive) Midway travelers should consider flying in to Boise on Southwest Airlines
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Denver, CO | DEN
  • United Airlines flies nonstop from DEN to SUN.
  • Denver >> Sun Valley | United | June 20th, 2020 - September 7th.
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Driving to Sun Valley

Traveling to Sun Valley by car is popular amogst visitors and residents alike due to the typically friendly road conditions and relative ease of navigating. Flying in to Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and even Salt Lake City are great alternatives to flying directly in the Sun Valley.

Drive from Boise

  • Fly directly into Boise (BOI), roughly 150 miles southwest of Sun Valley and make the scenic 2 hour & 45 min drive up to the area.
  • Daily shuttles from Boise are available on the Sun Valley Express (twice daily)
Boise to Sun Valley Directions
Sun Valley Express Shuttle

Drive from Twin Falls

  • Fly into Twin Falls Airport (TWF), 90 miles south of Sun Valley and cruise the hour and a half hr drive up.
  • Take the Salt Lake Express non-stop from Twin Falls to Sun Valley & Ketchum
Idaho Falls to Sun Valley directions
Salt Lake Express

Drive from Idaho Falls

  • Fly into Idaho Falls (IDA), 150 miles east of Sun Valley and coast 2 and a half hour drive with a portion of your trip through the lava fields of Crater's of the Moon National Park.

Idaho Falls to Sun Valley directions

Road Tripping Stories

Sun Valley, Idaho makes for an incredible basecamp to venture outward from via car. Explore the surround waterways, mountain ranges and hidden treasures erupting from every direction you turn. Below are a couple of stories to inspire your next day or overnight road trip.

The open road is calling. Get a taste of the true beauty that Idaho has to offer with this incredibly scenic loop through the central part of the state.

Central Idaho Road Trip

Hit the road with these top summer day trips with our five favorite drive-to destinations from Sun Valley.

Top 5 Day Trips Out of Sun Valley
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Getting Around Sun Valley

When you visit Sun Valley, it's a breeze to get around. No need to rent a car; just hop on one of the FREE* and easy Mountain Rides buses that will get you where you need to go around Ketchum, Sun Valley and Hailey. With multiple "Around Town" routes in the Summer and the Winter, it's easy to get to your destination. 

In addition to the bus services, there are a number of rental car options. Taxis, Uber and Lyft rides are a little harder to come by but still an option.

For all of the details on navigating the Wood River Valley, click the link below.

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Private & Chartered Flights

Atlantic Aviation SUN provides a variety of services including refueling and all aircraft ground services along with crew and rental cars, lodging reservations, a public notary, 24-hour surveillance and security, and on-site aircraft maintenance. 

For those looking for chartered or air club services, there are a couple of locally and regionally based options to accommodate a variety of requests.

Jackson Jet Center

Jackson Jet Center is a premiere fixed base operator (FBO) with a state-of-the-art facility located in Boise, Idaho that flies across the country.

Their line up includes four twin engine aircraft including jet, light jet, turboprop and a single engine Pilatus.

Jackson Jet Center

Travel Tips: Weather Diversions

There's no denying that weather can be a factor when flying in to the Sun Valley airport in the winter. While we rejoice at these opportunities for snow on the ski hills, it can delay your Sun Valley travel plans. Fortunately, our community has a special diversion busing program in place that allows passengers to arrive and/or depart from an alternative nearby airport on the same schedule. If you're flying in to Sun Valley on United or Delta airlines and are diverted, in most cases you will land in Twin Falls, Idaho. This is a mere 75 miles from your original intended destination. If you are flying Alaska airlines, in most cases you will be diverted to Boise which is 140 miles from your original intended destination. The good news is that if you are diverted, the airport has orchestrated a comfortable motorcoach to get you to your final destination free of charge! Grab a beverage, a bite, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. It's way better than being stuck paying for an airport hotel on your own dime.

Sun Valley Weather Diversion Hotlines:

  • Sun Valley Airport | 208-401-9259
  • United | 208-788-4887
  • Alaska | 208-788-1281 prompt #4
  • Delta | 208-788-4887
Weather Related Air Diversions In Sun Valley