English is the official language in the state of Nebraska.
Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), for tourism (visa category B-2), or for a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2). unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Waiver Program.
- The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism of business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. You must meet all of the requirements to travel to the United States on the VWP:
- Be a Citizen or National of a VWP Designated Country, hold a valid ESTA and a passport that is valid for a least 6 months after your planned departure that is also an e-passport.
- Visitor Visa B-1 is for those attending a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention of conference.
To find out which visa is appropriate for you, visit the Visa Wizard.
The Eppley Airfield is the largest airport in Nebraska and is situated three miles northeast of downtown Omaha. Omaha’s airport has non-stop service to 29 of the nation’s busiest airports, is served by all major airlines, and offers more than 200 arrivals and departures daily.
Rental cars, taxis, limos and shuttle bus service are available at the airport. The majority of Omaha hotels offer complimentary direct transportation to and from the airport, as well as shuttle service within a specific mile radius. For more information on shuttle service, please contact your hotel directly.
Omaha Metro (Public Bus)
Omaha Metro does not allow for credit card payments on board. Passengers are urged to pay with exact change for fares, however, for over payments the farebox will issue a value card which can be used towards future trips.
Downtown Omaha is about 3 miles from the Eppley Airfield so taking a taxi is affordable, costing ~ $15.00 USD.
Uber & Lyft
Uber and Lyft are both available in Omaha. For more information on fees please visit:
The Omaha Transport Website, Metro, is where you’ll find everything you need to know about getting around Omaha on their public buses.
You can purchase your bus fare when you first board onto the bus using exact change in USD, or you can pre purchase at various locations throughout the city or online. One ticket = one trip. If you need to make a transfer, it is an additional 0.25$. A transfer provides continuous travel in the same direction on as many as 3 busses and is valid for 90 consecutive minutes Monday – Friday, and 120 consecutive minutes on the weekends.
Omaha has recently introduced the Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) that is able to help connect more people, more frequently. It is expected to being operation in the Fall of 2020 and will cost the same as a regular bus ride.