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 and 10 minutes away from downtown Salt Lake City. Buses, trains and parking lots are all accessible at the airport. The airport works with all major U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, US Airways, Continental, SkyWest, jetBlue, and United; it services several non-stop international flights.
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 is clean and modern, and waiting areas are almost always bustling but not completely filled.
Amenities and Services
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.
There is also a selection of restaurants and fast food, as well as small shops where beverages, snacks, books, and souvenirs can be purchased.
Transportation to the Airport
The UTA buses and Trax trains provident convenient access to Salt Lake International Airport. The Green Line on Trax runs from downtown Salt Lake City to the airport. Trains leave every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends, from 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 9:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sundays & Holidays. Call (801) 287-4636 for bus routes 453 and 454 that service the airport.
Bus and Trax fares are $2.50 for one-way.
The airport also offers plenty of short-term and long term parking, for those who want to drive private vehicles. Shuttles transport people from long term parking to the airport terminals.
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 are two terminals, five concourses (A-E) and 83 aircraft gates. Delta Air Lines and SkyWest Airlines operate from Terminal Two. All other airlines serving Salt Lake City use Terminal One. In addition to scheduled international service, the International Terminal is used by chartered flights and houses U.S. Customs.
Parking and Moving Around the Airport
A short-term parking terrace sits adjacent to the terminals. Rental car companies are located on the lower level of the parking garage. Long-term parking is located south and west of the terminal buildings and is serviced by shuttle buses. The shuttles run every five minutes and are free. General aviation facilities including fixed base operators are located on the east side of the airfield. Cargo companies are clustered south of the complex with the exception of United Parcel Service, which is north of the terminal buildings.