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Airports in San Jose

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)


Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, known locally as simple San José International Airport, is a busy facility located four miles (6km) 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 four miles (6km) northwest of San José.

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. It runs every 15-30 minutes between 5am and 11.30pm. There are also limousines and taxis available, and several hotels offer door-to-door shuttles for their guests.


GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: +1 (408) 392 3600.

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San Jose International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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