Salt Lake City Airport Guide
In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Salt Lake City Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!
I was really impressed on how I felt the employees would watch out for us, but not suspiciously. -a traveller
"A decent place to rest! Just have to look around a little bit. This set is at A2." (photo by df )
"Lets face it sleeping in the airport stinks but SLC was the best experience i have ever had doing it. If you have to overnight do it here. I overnighted at Denver DEN before and it was much worse in almost every way. Its best to just get a few naps in or hang out and sleep on the plane so your luggage is safe. This airport made it pretty easy to kill time compared to other regional hubs like PHX, DEN, or LAX.
The staff were all super nice and no one questioned me or woke me up when i taking brief naps. I try to get as much sleep on the planes where its safer and just cat nap or hang out in the overnight with less people around. The airport is open 24 hours and thats known by everyone i came in contact with.
Theres flights that leave as late as 1 amish to the east coast and as early as 6am so people started to arrive around 4amish so theres only a short window where you'll be alone and i looked on the screens for gates to be somewhat near people for safety but i felt pretty safe here. I even asked a cop who said sure just watch your luggage but SLC seemed pretty safe and i saw the cops and other employees scan the airport on a regular basis. They do keep the tvs on all night but for over nighting for free that is the least of your problems and common in most airports nowdays. Overall a good experience as good as over nighting can be really be. There are multiple smoking lounges in the terminal no leaving needed and food and coffee IS available 24 hours. Free internet too. Overall a great airport, large Delta hub, very friendly staff for 2011 standards, and spectacular scenery.
When over nighting anywhere its important to go in as well rested as possible! Sleep on the plane before and after and just try to cat nap during the overnight for safety anywhere. I have overnighted in airports 15ish times in my life. SLC was as good as it gets. Good facilities, 24 hour food and coffee, free internet, and no one questioned me or made me feel acquired about over nighting as other airports do."
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In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Salt Lake City airport either by purchasing a day pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):
- Delta Sky Club - Location: Concourse C/D. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$50.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.
Free WiFi is available at Salt Lake City Airport. Connect to the "slcairport.wifi" network.
If sleeping in Salt Lake City Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Airport - (4 min from the airport) Free 24-hr shuttle service to the airport and surrounding area (within 3 mile radius)
- Airport Inn Hotel - (7 min from the airport) Free 24-hr airport shuttle service available.
- Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City Airport - (6 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle service available from 4am to Midnight.
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Salt Lake City Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.
- ATMs / Cash Machines - Yes, available throughout the airport (landside and airside).
- Baby Care - Baby change facilities are located throughout the airport in the ladies and mens washrooms.
- Business Center: Regus Express offers computers with internet connection and other business services. Location: Terminal Two, between Concourse C & D. Hours: 7 am - 9pm
- Baggage Carts - available for a rate of $5.00 (the highest rate I have found to date). There is a $0.25 refund for returning the cart.
- Children's Play Areas: Locations: Concourses A, B, and E
- Currency Exchange - Zions Bank offers foreign exchange services. Locations: Terminal 2. Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (Mon - Fri).
- DVD & Movie Rentals - bored and need some entertainment? InMotion Pictures rents portable DVDs players and movies. Location: at the top of Concourse D. The movie drop-off location is on the connector between Concourses B and C. Hours: 7am - 8pm.
- Food & Drinks - There are many food and beverage concessions available. However, at the time of this update, only the vending machines were available 24 hours.
»Terminal 1 Landside: Vending Machines (Lobby)
»Terminal 1 Airside: Vending Machines (Concourse A & B)
»Terminal 2 Landside: Vending Machines (Lobby)
»Terminal 2 Airside: Vending Machines (Concourses C, D& E)
- Information Desk - Information not available
- Luggage Storage & Lockers - not available
- Mobile Charging - Power outlets are available throughout the terminals and power strips have been installed in the connector between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
- Nursing Rooms - With designated restrooms. Locations: Landside in lobbies of both Terminals. Airside in Terminal there is a room in the middle of Concourse B. Terminal 2, rooms are located at the top Concourse C, across from gate C-1, at the top of Concourse D, across from gates D-1 and D-6 and near gate E-60 in the lobby of Concourse E.
- Showers - not available
- Smoking - Smoking lounges are located on the lower levels of both Concourses A and B, near gates C8 and D1, and in the Concourse E lobby.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
UTA public bus stops are located outside of the Welcome Center at the south end of Terminal 1, and outside of Terminal 2 near baggage claim 8. UTA Bus Route 453 stops at the airport on its route between Tooele and downtown Salt Lake City (600 South & State Street). UTA Bus Route 454 travels between Grantsville and downtown Salt Lake City (600 South & State Street), stopping at the airport along the way. Service is limited on weekdays and closed on weekends. For more information, visit the UTA web site.
Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National and Thrifty are located onsite at the ground floor of the Short Term Parking Garage. There is a courtesy shuttle service to the car rental area.
Several area hotels provide free airport shuttle service. Some of these hotels can be reached using the direct-line phones at the far end of baggage claim of either terminal.
Shuttles and Limousines
Several companies provide shuttle service or luxury transportation services from the airport. These services can be arranged through the Ground Transportation Desks located in the baggage claim areas of both terminals. Service providers can also be found outside of Door 7 (Terminal 1) and Door 11 (Terminal 2).
Transportation Network Service
Lyft provides service in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Transportation is arranged via mobile app. Designated pickup areas are available in the middle traffic lanes outside of the baggage claim area of both terminals.
TRAX is the light rail system that covers all of Salt Lake City and its suburbs. Passengers can take TRAX Green Line 704, which runs between Airport Station and West Valley TRAX station. The TRAX Airport station can be accessed by a platform that extends south from the east end of Terminal 1. Operating on a schedule, TRAX runs every 15 minutes on the weekdays and every 20 minutes on the weekends. Fares are $2.50 one-way or $6.25 for an unlimited all-day pass (good on TRAX, local bus and streetcar). A TRAX-only roundtrip ticket can be purchased for $5.
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Last Updated: 12 May 2015
The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items quoted in the guide, email me.