Salt Lake City Airport

The approach to Salt Lake International Airport is one of the most impressive in the country, with the Wasatch Mountains rising abruptly to the east and the Great Salt Lake glistening to the north. From the air you get a great view of Salt Lake's downtown district and you see just how close, and convenient, the airport is to the city. It's just minutes away from our ski resorts, convention centers and sports arenas.

The Salt Lake airport is also a key gateway to many national parks, including the five Utah parks plus Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier.

Airport Location and General Information

Salt Lake City International Airport is located just five miles northwest, or 15 minutes, from downtown Salt Lake City. Public transportation, car rentals and parking lots are all accessible at the airport.

The airport works with 13 airlines and their affiliates, including American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaskan Airlines, AeroMexico, KLM, JetBlue and United.

The SLC International Airport is one of the least busy international airports, so passengers have the benefit of shorter wait times and smaller crowds, yet access to the major airlines and destinations. The airport underwent a major remodel beginning in 2020; the expanded facility is clean and modern, with waiting areas are almost always bustling but not completely filled.

Amenities and Services

The airport provides free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal and concourses, as well as a language translation service; dial 0 from any paging phone throughout the airport. There are also water bottle refilling stations, infant care and mother's rooms, animal relief areas, ATMs and skycap services.

You can some shopping in, too, at one of the dozens of small shops. In addition, there are more than 30 eateries to choose from, from coffee shops to bakeries to sit-down restaurants.

Delta Air Lines operates a reservations center headquartered at the airport. Support facilities include two fire stations, an aircraft rescue and firefighting training center, Delta and SkyWest Airlines maintenance hangars and a United States Post Office.

Airport Transportation

Public transit is available between the airport and downtown Salt Lake City on Trax, Utah's light rail system; take the Green Line. Use the Transit Mobile Ticketing app to plan your trip; one-way fare is $2.50.

Trax trains run from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, and 6 a.m. to midnight on weekends. They leave every 15 minutes during peak hours. You can board Trax on the ground level of the airport; take exit door 1A and head east.

There are several car rental agencies at the airport, as well. They are in the Gateway Center, located next to the parking garage.

Parking at the Airport

If you have a private vehicle, the airport has garage parking for hourly or daily rates. There are several electric vehicle charging ports in the short-term parking area. There is also a long-term economy lot; frees shuttles run every five minutes to transport you to the airport terminal.

Airport Layout

The airfield consists of three air carrier runways and a general aviation runway. Runway 16L/34R is 12,003 feet long, runway 16R/34L is 12,000 feet long, runway 17/35 is 9,596 feet long and runway 14/32 is 4,900 feet long. There is one terminal and two concourses, A and B.

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