Clinton Little Rock National Airport is centrally located for almost the entire state of Arkansas. With the Exception of areas West and North of Clarksville AR, most Arkansans use Clinton Little Rock National Airport.
The great news is that in Arkansas Highway access is very convenient from all four corners of the state converging in Little Rock and Clinton Little Rock National Municipal Airport sits on the Southwest Bypass of I-440 easily fed by I-30 from the Southwest, I-40 from the West / Northwest and the East. I-530 from the Southeast and I-67 from the Northeast, all roads lead to Little Rock!
So when you’re making plans to travel to Clinton Little Rock National Municipal Airport, especially from outside of Little Rock and Pulaski county, your travel time has to be considered in order to eliminate unneeded stress!
“The greatest threat to making your flight could be a major collision or peak hour congestion due to road construction, and in this modern mobile age, there’s an App for that!”
The Boy Scout motto should be heeded, “Be Prepared!”.
Tip #1, “Know your traffic conditions”.
That is why there are 2 mobile apps you should download to your phone one time and then always be able to circumnavigate heavy construction, auto pile ups and on top of all that, avoiding Smokey Bear (the speed traps for those not familiar with CB radio talk).
Are you ready? The first app is WAZE. WAZE is a Google owned traffic app that allows you to join the driving community and share real time information on highway conditions. Anytime I hit the Interstates for more than a 30 minute commute I open the app before I pull out of the driveway and immediately know if there are issues that can slow my estimated commute, especially when ever maintaining time sensitive airport trip. Figure 1 is a picture of the app in the App store.
As I write this article I open the app and plot a search for Nashville TN from current position and immediately find 8 construction zones, 3 speed traps and 1 auto accident ( Figure 2). Very important to know if you haven’t allowed time for such slow downs and Waze can compute an alternative route as go.
Figure 1 Waze app
The second mobile app every Arkansan should have is I Drive Arkansas, from the Arkansas Department of Highway Transportation (Figure 3). This app gives up to the minute reporting on highway construction projects in progress, more importantly any that may be scheduled to start the day you travel. They also show traffic congestion due to peak volume. Most handy when the snow flies and you need to know which roads have been salted or sanded.
Figure 3 I Drive Arkansas Mobile app
Tip #2, “Already have a parking strategy in mind before you get to the airport”
By understanding your parking options before you get to the airport, you can speed the time from entering the airport property to the ticket counter by as much as 20 minutes.
Clinton National Airport has 5 different parking areas located along the maze of airport roadway that circles the property from the East to the West then exiting to the South to circle back to the main entrance drive again if you weren’t able to choose which option is right for you. This is a challenge because if price is important then you need to know quickly because a wrong turn could lead you to a lot priced at $13 per day versus $10.
If convenience is important to you then it would have been important to know the proximity of each parking area in relation to the ticket counter. It’s important to note that the Little Rock municipal airport parking also has a 300-foot rule set by TSA since 911, no overnight parking allowed within 300 feet of the terminal building, that’s roughly 100 steps at the closest spot and could be as for as 900 steps from the top of the municipal airport parking deck or the farthest spot on the uncovered lots, rain, sleet, heat or snow.
“Parking at the municipal lot is always based on the further you park the longer you walk costing you money and up to 20 minutes just parking unloading luggage and walking rain, sleet, heat or snow.”
And there is always the time spent “huntin and peckin”. Parking at the municipal lot is always based on the further you park the longer you walk costing you money and up to 20 minutes just parking unloading luggage and walking rain, sleet, heat or snow.
Here is what you should know about airport parking at Clinton Little Rock National Municipal Airport, there is an airport parking option that is not based on the further you park the longer you walk, it’s Expressway Airport Parking!
Expressway Airport Parking is an off site parking option located West of the airport entrance at 4405 E. Roosevelt road, Little Rock, AR 72206. Parking at Expressway is ON DEMAND shuttle parking, so anywhere you park at Expressway Parking means you walk about 5 steps onto the shuttle from your car and shuttled direct to the airport front door and costs less, and since it’s located right at the entrance to the airport you spend less time driving around the airport maze looking for a parking spot.
Time studies at Expressway Airport Parking show that you can get picked up at your car and delivered to the airport front door in 5 minutes or less and you will never walk as far as you will in the municipal parking lot.
“Parking at Expressway is ON DEMAND shuttle parking, so anywhere you park at Expressway Parking means you walk about 5 steps onto the shuttle from your car and shuttled direct to the airport front door and costs less”
Expressway Airport Parking also has a mobile app that can be used to lock in discounted parking and make your parking transaction ticketless! Check out the video on how to use the Expressway Airport Parking app available in the App store or Google Play store.
Figure 4 Click the video above to view "How to use the Expressway Parking App"