Salt Lake City International Airport Guide (SLC)
Serving a number of domestic routes and a few international destinations, Salt Lake City International Airport is the largest in Utah. Our guide to the airport includes information regarding terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.
A new terminal building is currently at the planning stage, along with numerous other improvements and expansions to existing facilities.
Information is provided by airport airfield officers throughout Salt Lake City International Airport; information desks staffed by these officers are available in both terminals. Staff also provide translation services and assistance to passengers with specific needs. Tourist information (tel: +1 801 575 2400) is also available.
Interstate 80 connects Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City International Airport; the airport exit is just west of the intersection with Interstate 215. The drive time from central Salt Lake City is approximately 12 minutes.
Rail:The TRAX Green Line (tel: +1 801 743 3882; www.rideuta.com) connects the airport with Arena Station in the city centre (journey time: 22 minutes; fare: $2.50). Trains run every 15 minutes during the day.
Bus:The regular 453 bus service, provided by Utah Transit Authority (tel: +1 801 743 3882; www.rideuta.com), runs from Tooele to Salt Lake City with a stop on the curb outside of the Welcome Center at the south end of Terminal One. The journey time is around 25 minutes and the one-way fare is US$2.50. Greyhound (tel: +1 800 231 2222; www.greyhound.com) also provides buses to and from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Taxi:Taxis, limousines and shared-ride vans are readily available from a number of companies, including City Cab (tel: +1 801 300 8800; www.saltlakecitycab.com), Ute Cab (tel: +1 801 359 7788; www.utecabco.com) and Yellow Cab (tel: +1 801 521 2100; www.yellowcabutah.com). Taxi desks are located outside both terminals. Fares to the centre of Salt Lake City are around US$20-25.
Bicycle: Salt Lake City International Airport is accessible by bike. A 4.5km (2.8 mile) trail provides bicycle/pedestrian connection along the south side of the airport. If you plan to bike to the airport, access to the terminal is available by North Temple Road, which runs all the way into the city centre. Be aware some areas of the cycle path close after 2200 (1900 in winter) and don’t reopen until 0530 (0700 in winter).
There is a full-service bank in Terminal 2, which also offers bureau de change services. ATMs are located in both terminals.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Salt Lake City International Airport. Fax services are also available at Zions Bank in the lobby of Terminal 2. Post boxes are located in both terminals, and a post office, open daily 24 hours, can be found just off the airport entry road.
Visitors have a good selection of places to eat and drink in both terminals. As well as sit-down cafés, restaurants and bars, there are numerous fast-food outlets for quick eats.
There is a wide range of shops at Salt Lake City International Airport, including gift shops, a store selling local specialities, and a duty-free outlet for international passengers.
A lost property service is located in Terminal 1 (tel: +1 801 575 2427). Paid-for luggage trolleys are available at the airport. Skycap porters are located outside both terminals and in the parking areas.
Business and conference facilities are few and far between at the airport. The Zions Bank, in the lobby of Terminal 2, can assist with fax and photocopying, but aside from that little else is available.
Meeting rooms and business facilities however are available at the nearby Courtyard Salt Lake City Airport Hotel (tel: +1 801 532 4085; www.marriott.com).
There are lifts, ramps, adapted toilets, TDD telephones and low-level telephones at Salt Lake City International Airport. Car parking spaces are reserved for disabled travellers in all airport car parks; and the intra-airport shuttle buses that link them are wheelchair-accessible. Several companies run accessible shuttle services to and from the airport, including Angel MedTrans (tel: +1 801 671 8168; www.angelmedtrans.com).
Any passengers who may require additional assistance, including the use of wheelchairs, are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
The short-term parking area is located directly west and south of the terminals, and is connected to the main building via sky bridges: the lower level is for hourly parking only. Long-term car parking is located to the west of the terminal buildings and is served by a free shuttle service running every five minutes. Parking information is available from Central Parking (tel: +1 801 575 2887).
Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are represented on the ground floor of the short-stay parking area, directly across from the terminal buildings. Further information is available from the Ground Transportation Desk in the arrivals areas (tel: +1 801 575 2477).