The Cherry Capitol Airport in Traverse City is less than 17 miles from Elk Rapids, making air travel convenient. Eleven taxi and shuttle services, as well as five on-site car rental companies, make it easy to get from the airport to Elk Rapids. The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired terminal encompasses the openness and natural setting of the Grand Traverse region, making Cherry Capitol Airport as beautiful as it is convenient. Flights leave as early as 5:30 a.m. and arrive as late as midnight on American, Delta, and United airlines, providing travel options for everyone.