277. Mojave Air and Space Port, California USA
If you’re an airline junkie, then you have to visit the Mojave Spaceport at some point. If nothing else but to see the airplanes that have been mothballed there. The drive alone up there is totally worth it too.
The town is located at the southwestern region of the Mojave Desert, where US 14 meets US 58. It’s west of Bakersfield, north of Palmdale and west of Barstow.
How To Get Here
Train service to/from Mojave is provided by Amtrak. There is no physical train station. Service is provided by bus to the train.
There are several airport options available for the Mojave area.
The closest airport is Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, CA (BFL).
The following airlines serve the Meadows Field Airport (BFL):
American Airlines (AA) and United Airlines (UA).
The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the closest major international airport to Mojave.
The following airlines serve the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):
Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Aeromexico (AM), Air Caledonie International (SB), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air New Zealand (NZ), Air Tahiti Nui (TN), Alaska Airlines (AS), Alitalia (AZ), All Nippon Airlines (NH), American Airlines (AA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), Avianca (AV), Boutique Air (4B), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Condor (DE), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), EVA Airways (BR), El Al Airlines (LY), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Fiji Airways (FJ), Frontier Airlines (F9), Great Lakes Airlines (ZK), HX, Hainan Airlines (HU), Hawaiian Airlines (HA), Iberia Airlines (IB), InterJet (4O), Japan Airlines (JL), JetBlue Airways (B6), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), LAN (LA), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Mokulele Airlines (MW), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Qatar Airways (QR), SAS (SK), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Southwest Airlines (WN), Spirit Airlines (NK), Sun Country Airlines (SY), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAM (JJ), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Virgin America (VX), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS), Virgin Australia (VA), VivaAerobus (VB), Volaris (Y4), WestJet (WS), Wow Air (WW), XL Airways France (SE) and Xiamen Air (MF).
The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is an alternate airport.
The following airlines serve the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA):
Alaska Airlines (AS), American Airlines (AA) and United Airlines (UA).
The John Wayne Airport (SNA) is also an option then its necessary to rent a car.
The following airlines serve the John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Alaska Airlines (AS), American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Frontier Airlines (F9), Southwest Airlines (WN), United Airlines (UA) and WestJet (WS).
There is no bus service.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. This is the best way to explore the area.
Where To Stay
There are not many hotels in this area. As a matter of fact, they are primarily Inns. There is a Red Roof Inn. Plus another hotel right next to the Spaceport.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are a few local places to eat in the town. Mostly fast food chains.
What To Do
Check out the abandoned airplanes at the airplane graveyard. Also, enjoy the views of the desert. The sunset is pretty spectacular as well.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
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