Palo Alto Airport (airport) is located within one-half mile of Highway 101. Airport staff is dedicated to promoting aviation while working cooperatively with residents of Palo Alto and surrounding communities. The airport is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto and is a general aviation field. In addition to being the tenth busiest single runway airport in California, it is a reliever to three Bay Area airports. The airport has one paved runway 13/31, which measures 2,443 × 70 feet. 

The terminal building  is available to transient pilots and visitors with Wi-Fi, seating, restrooms and a small vehicle parking lot adjacent to the terminal with limited spaces.  Vehicle parking is free for the first 8 hours. 

Please view the current
Fee Schedule for tie-down spots and/or automobile rates or contact PAO staff directly about the tie-down availability at or call 650-329-2444.

Current airport tenants can update their account information by completing the
Account Update Form and e-mailing it to

Airport operations, facility and field maintenance; and tie-down services are handled by Airport staff located in the terminal building. The Airport's onsite Fixed Base Operators offer fuel sales, flight lessons, pilot training, and aircraft sales, rentals, maintenance and repair. Note that these services are not run by the City of Palo Alto or the Palo Alto Airport.

Contact Palo Alto Airport staff 
by calling 650.329.2444 or e-mail if you need assistance or have questions about our services at the airport.

Palo Alto Airport
1925 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Airport Identifier: PAO
Terminal Hours: 7am to 9pm

Palo Alto Airport Operations staff available from 7am to 9pm seven
days a week.

Air Traffic Control Tower operated by the Federal Aviation Administration

Noise Hotline: 650-329-2405


RSAT Meeting on 12/05/16

Airport Layout Plan

Companies Operating at PAO

2015 Annual Aircraft Noise Complaints

FY 2018 PAO Schedule of Fees and Charges - effective July 1, 2017

Last Updated: May 3, 2017