San Josï¿½ International Airport
Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, known locally as simple San José International Airport, is a busy facility located 2.5 miles (4km) northwest of central San Jose. Home to Silicon Valley, San José is less a tourist destination and more of a business travel hub; the airport is also conveniently situated as an alternative to airports in Oakland and San Francisco, both 35 miles (56km) away.
Previously known for its poor facilities, San José International Airport opened a new terminal in 2010 that is earning rave reviews from passengers for its smooth processing and good facilities.
Flights to San José International Airport come in from destinations all over North America, including cities like Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Denver, Houston, Honolulu, Portland, San Jose de Cabo, Guadalajara, and Phoenix.
The airport is located two miles (3km) north of central San Josï¿½.
Getting to the city
The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) operates a special Airport Flyer service that links the airport to the Metro Light Rail Station and the Santa Clara Caltrain Station. The Amtrak is three miles (5km) away from the airport, but there is no direct shuttle or bus service to and from the airport. Other transport options include a reliable and efficient bus service, or taxis. There are several taxi operators available at the airport at all terminals, which can cost anywhere from $20 to downtown San Jose or $90 to downtown San Francisco. There are also limousines available, and several hotels offer door-to-door shuttles for their guests.
GMT ï¿½8 (GMT ï¿½7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Tel: +1 (408) 392 3600.
Car rental companies can be found at the Rental Car Centre, which is serviced by a shuttle bus that stops outside terminals. Companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Thrifty, Avis, National and Enterprise, among others.
Transfer between terminals
A free shuttle connects the three terminals, running roughly every five minutes.
Facilities at the airport include several restaurants and cafés, WiFi Internet access, a gift shop, ATMs, bureaux de change, a shoeshine stand, fax and telephone facilities. Facilities for the disabled are good.
Short-term parking at San José International Airport starts at $2 per half hour and goes up to $30 per day. Economy parking is $22 per day, and Economy Lot 1 has a daily rate of $15.
Flights to San José International Airport are available via Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, United, US Airways and Volaris.
The airport offers free wifi.
There are charging points for laptops and cell phones in Terminal B, while Terminal A is home to the American Airlines lounge, offering internet-ready workstations, refreshments, telephones, printing, fax, copy machines, newspapers and a message service; the lounge also has three meeting rooms for up to eight people.
San Josï¿½ International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.