About Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
Sacramento International Airport is the main commercial airport in the Sacramento region. Our guide to the airport includes important contact information, a list of airport facilities and details on how to get there.
A new light rail link serving the airport is due to open in 2017.
Ground transportation information booths are located in both terminals. Hotel information boards and Travelers Aid kiosks are also present in the two terminals. Recorded information is available (tel: +1 916 874 0700).
Sacramento International Airport is located on Airport Boulevard, off Interstate 5. Driving east or west to the airport on Interstate 80, or west on Interstate 50, follow signs to Interstate 5 North and take the airport exit.
Transfer between terminals:
Shuttle buses link the terminals and parking areas.
6900 Airport Boulevard
Sacramento International Airport is situated 19km (12 miles) north of Sacramento.
+1 916 929 5411.
Public transport road:
Bus:Yolobus (tel: +1 530 666 2877; www.yolobus.com) provides a public bus service on the intercity bus route 42 to central Sacramento, Davis and Woodland. The journey time to central Sacramento is about 25 minutes and the fare is US$3.
Shuttle:SuperShuttle (tel: +1 800 258 3826; www.supershuttle.com) provides an on-call service to Sacramento and other counties.
Taxi:Taxis (tel: +1 916 444 0008) are available from the ground transportation area adjacent to baggage claim at Terminal A, and next to the food court in Terminal B. Journey time to downtown Sacramento is about 20 minutes, and the fare is approximately US$30.
There is no currency exchange service at Sacramento International Airport, however there are ATMs (these charge US$ per transaction for non-customers of the Chase Bank).
Eating facilities include a pizza restaurant, a bar, fast-food outlets, coffee shops, a Chinese restaurant, a delicatessen and a bakery. There is a food court situated between terminals B1 and B2.
Shops at Sacramento International Airport include a sunglasses outlet, a travel goods provider, a bookshop, a newsagents, a PGA golf outlet and gift shops.
There is a lost property service (tel: +1 916 874 0701) operated by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department at Sacramento International Airport. Luggage trolleys are available at a US$3 charge.
An emergency-only medical service is available by dialling 911 on the white courtesy telephones. There are children's play areas in Terminal A. Both terminals also have 'pet relief' areas.
Conference and business:
The on-site Sacramento International Jet Center provides conference and meeting facilities. Meeting and conference space can also be found at many of the hotels in the local area.
Sacramento International Airport is fully accessible to disabled travellers. For wheelchair assistance, contact your airline (or dial 00 on a white courtesy phone). Skycap porters can provide wheelchair assistance free of charge. There are several TDD phones located throughout the airport. Designated car parking spaces are available for disabled travellers (tel: +1 916 874 0681).
All airport shuttle buses are lift-equipped. Paratransit (tel: +1 916 429 2744) provides transport services to registered disabled customers to and from the airport – with at least two days' notification. Avis, Budget, Hertz and National offer vehicles for travellers with disabilities (vehicles must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance).
There is space for over 12,000 cars in six car parks at Sacramento International Airport, including hourly and daily car parks for Terminals A and B and remote economy parking.
The first half-hour of hourly parking is free. Further airport parking information is available (tel: +1 916 874 0670). There is also a free 'cellphone lot' for drivers collecting arriving passengers.
On-site car hire companies at Sacramento Airport include: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. A shuttle ferries passengers to and from the car hire building.