Sacramento International Airport serves 4.6 million passengers each year. It is an easy-to-navigate airport, but can seem overcrowded during peak periods.
Most shops and other passenger facilities are only available after security. The massage stands are a welcome sight to many weary air-travellers, while the Gordon Biersch Brewery in Terminal B has a range of cold beers on tap.
Sacramento International Airport is located 12 miles (19km) northwest of downtown Sacramento.
Getting to the city
Affordable public transport to the Sacramento Airport goes by the name Yolobus. This service offers daily routes throughout the region, including downtown, Davis, Woodland and beyond. Services to downtown run from 5.30am, Monday to Friday, and from 8.20am on the weekends. Last buses depart from downtown and the airport shortly after 10pm. Regular fare is $2.25 for a single journey, with concessions available. Limousine and shared shuttle services are also available from the airport.
GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Tel: (916) 929 5411
A separate car rental terminal on airport grounds hosts all the rental agencies. A shuttle runs between the main terminal buildings and the car rental building around every 10 minutes. Available agencies include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.
Taxis, serviced by the Sacramento Independent Taxi Owners Association (SITOA), can be located outside the baggage claim area. Rates start at $3, with an additional $2.50 per mile. A round trip to the airport from downtown will cost roughly $66.
Transfer between terminals
An interterminal shuttle is available for travel between terminals A and B. Walking time is 10 minutes and is recommended as the faster option.
Facilities include a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops, a shoeshine, ATMs, a massage bar and free wifi access in all public places. Disabled facilities are also available. Travellers requiring assistance should contact their airline prior to departure.
The parking at Terminal B comes at a rate of $2 per half-hour increment, with a daily maximum of $29, and is desgined for short stays. The covered garage parking for Terminal A and Terminal B charges $2 per half hour or $18 per day. For long-term parking, the best option is the Economy Lot at a daily rate of $10 or the Daily Lot at $12 per day. A shuttle from the airport is available to get to these lots. There is also a free waiting area/cell phone lot for picking up passengers. Cars here must remain attended at all times in the free waiting area.
The majority of flights to Sacramento International Airport are offered by Southwest Airlines. Other airlines with flights to Sacramento include Delta, United, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Aeromexico, Hawaiian Airlines and American Airlines.
Free wifi is available throughout the airport.
The on-site Sacramento International Jet Center is the best place to find business facilities at Sacramental International Airport
Sacramento Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.