Getting to GFK
From Interstate 29, take Exit 141 and head west. Airport Drive is just five miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2, and from that intersection, drive north a half mile and you'll see the terminal on your left. It has a huge GFK above the awning - you can't miss it!
As you're heading north on Airport Drive, you'll notice a loop that wraps around the pay parking lots in front of the terminal. This road turns into a one-way street as you approach the front of the terminal, and on your left, you'll see the parking lot entrances for Lots A & B, on both the north and south ends. Lot C is across Airport Drive to the east, and opens during peak periods.
To enter the lots, drive through your preferred entrance and stop at the gate arm. Pull a ticket from the kiosk and the gate arm will rise. Keep that ticket in a safe place so you have it when you are ready to exit.
All lots are for short and long term parking, and the first 30 minutes are free for people dropping off or picking up passengers. After 30 minutes the cost to park is $1 per half hour and the lots have daily and weekly maximums as follows:
Lot A - $10/day or $60/week
Lots B & C - $8/day or $48/week
Getting through security can be a breeze if you follow TSA's procedure. Here's a quick breakdown of what to expect:
Allow plenty of time to get through the screening process by arriving in plenty of time (2 hours prior to departure for Allegiant, 75 minutes for Delta), especially during peak travels periods, including weekends and holidays.
Be sure to have your boarding pass and ID handy; accepted forms of ID include a valid U.S. driver’s license, passport and military ID.
Wear slip-on shoes to make removing and replacing them at security easier.
Remember 3-1-1 for carry-ons: Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container, must be in 1 quart-sized, clear plastic bag and you can only have 1 bag in your carry on. If you’ve got more, you’ll need to check it.
Don’t try to carry on any sharp objects, firearms or explosives.
If you’ve got a laptop, you may be asked to remove it from its sleeve or bag when putting it through x-ray screening.
More information is available on our TSA Security page.
TSA Pre✓ lanes are available at GFK. The nearest Pre✓ enrollment center is in Fargo. Learn more at this link.
While You're Waiting for Your Flight
Just outside of the security checkpoint, you'll find plenty of space and seating and even some tables to spread out your work, if that's what you like to do before you take off. Free wi-fi is a must in an airport, don't you think? We think so!
If you venture just a little beyond the tables, you'll find a little convenience store and a counter to order a hot meal or a gourmet coffee. A quick press on the button will summon your friendly server. Oh, and they serve beer and wine here too! The Taphouse's full bar is post-security.
Once you've made your way through security, you'll find the large gate area. The business area has plenty of outlets for your device chargers, as does the horseshoe bar on the other end of the room. TV's are plentiful if that's your thing, and we even offer privacy for mothers in the Mamava® for breastfeeding or pumping.
The Red River Valley Taphouse serves some great food (order online before you get there!), but they also have grab & go foods if you're running late. Don't forget to buy some books or souvenir gifts before you leave! They have a great selection of unique gifts, including UND themed clothing. Here's a link to more information.