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Airport Codes:
IATA: LRD
ICAO: KLRD
 
Distances from LRD to:
Laredo 4 miles
Monterrey 129 miles
San Antonio 150 miles
Brownsville 161 miles

Nearest Major Airports:    
4 miles: Laredo International Airport (LRD)
125 miles: General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY)
153 miles: San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
169 miles: Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO)

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Laredo Airport Guide

Laredo’s main attraction for tourists is the crossing point into Mexico to buy cheap gifts including Mexican silver and handicrafts. Shopping is great on both sides of the border however with regular markets crossing from Mexico to capture the US dollar in the pockets of tourists. Elsewhere in Laredo, the proximity of Mexico gives the city a real ‘south of the border’ feel and the music, food and dance match the fiesta and siesta mood. Rather surprisingly for this arid part of the world, the desert nearby teems with birdlife attracting thousands of twitchers each year.


Laredo Airport Directions

Take Route 59 from the airport gates west and you’ll join the main interstate 35. Follow this south for two miles and you’ll reach the centre of Laredo.


Laredo Airport Parking

Very unusually, parking at Laredo Airport is free of charge. There’s no distinction between short and long term although you are encouraged to park further out the longer your stay.


Laredo Airport Flight Information

Laredo International Airport is very small despite being designated as an international airport. With only local flights you may think it better to choose a different airport but good connections from Europe and the UK are available through Dallas, Houston and Las Vegas.


Hotels Near Laredo Airport

The Homewood Suites are a nice accommodation complex in the mall in Laredo. They cost from $55 a night but you’re close to all the sights. Motel 6 is much more basic but still comfortable and at a nightly rate of $28.


Laredo Time Zone

Laredo is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Central Time Zone (GMT-6)

Laredo Info

Laredo is right on the border of Mexico and opposite and touching its Mexican twin of Nuevo Laredo. It began life as a Spanish town until the Mexican Revolution and the Mexican American War placed it in Texas. It’s the oldest crossing point from the US to Mexico and the city thrives on the cross border trade. The city has an airport on the US side and on the Mexican side of the border.

Laredo Trivia:
  • Laredo is right on the border of Mexico
  • It has a twin Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo
  • The city was founded in 1755 by the Spanish
  • The economy of Laredo is based on trade across the border and tourism
  • Laredo hosts the month long Washington’s Birthday Festival in February each year
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