Sleeping in Airports

Sacramento Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Sacramento Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

There is Free WiFi in the entire airport. There are not many comfortable places to sit/sleep. – brassratgirl

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Sacramento International Airport.

What to Expect

Sacramento Airport consists of two modern terminals (A and B) with a combined 32 gates and plenty of dining and shopping options on both the air and land sides. Inter-terminal transportation is provided by free shuttle service. WiFi is available and charging outlets can be found in various locations throughout the airport. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

After security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints open. Reviewers report that the terminals are clean and conducive for sleeping, with comfortable chairs located in various landside spots. There are reportedly armrest-free benches and some comfortable couches near the light rail station in Terminal B. Some travellers found sanctuary in a “quiet room” near the security checkpoints in Terminal A, while others found some comfortable couches near the escalators. While terminal lighting is dimmed during the late-night hours, travellers suggest having earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones to drown out the continuous public service announcements. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Sacramento Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Four Points by Sheraton Sacramento International Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Sacramento Airport Natomas – (5 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Sacramento Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Sacramento Airport. Connect to the “FlySacramento” network. Additionally, there are internet kiosks located in the terminals.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Art in the Airport – Art exhibits are on display throughout the airport.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.

Baby Care Facilities – Lactation rooms offer comfortable seating, sink and power outlets. Location: Airside, Terminal A, near Gate A10 • Airside, Terminal B, near Gate B15.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available in the baggage claim, terminal entrance doors and parking garage. Rate: $5 per cart.

Currency Exchange – Not available in the airport. The closest foreign currency exchange is a Travelex branch inside a Westamerica Bank in Sacramento.

Duty Free & Shopping – At the time of this update, there are no duty free shops available at Sacramento Airport. Several other shops are available in terminals A and B.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with some open as early as 4:00AM and most closed by 9:00PM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Terminal A offers 9 food concessions and you will find 13 in Terminal B.

Information Desk – Information booths are available and are staffed by volunteers. Operation hours are not known.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Massages – Feel your stress melt away with a foot or chair massage at the Massage Bar. 10, 15 and 30 minute massages available. Locations: Terminal B, airside Hours: 8:00AM – 9:00PM (Sun-Fri), 9:00AM – 6:00PM (Sat).

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, w or email us at [email protected]

Quiet Room – Location: Terminal A, Landside, Upper Level

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside and within 25 metres of the airport.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. TSA security checkpoints are open 4:00 AM – 12:30 AM according to flight schedule. The concourses close 30 minutes after the last flight has landed (usually between midnight and 1:00AM).

Keep in mind that airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Sacramento airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta • United Airlines • Aeromexico • Alaska Airlines • JetBlue • Southwest Airlines • Hawaiian Airlines • Volaris.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Yolobus public bus routes 42A (clockwise) and 42B (counter-clockwise) link the airport with downtown Sacramento, West Sacramento and Davis. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the Yolobus website.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available in the rental car terminal, which is connected to the airport terminals via free shuttle service (approximately every 10 minutes). On-site car rental agencies include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent a Car Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty and Zipcar. Advance Rent A Car provides free transportation from the rental car terminal to its nearby off-site location.

Shuttles

SuperShuttle offers on-demand, door-to-door shared-ride service between the airport and Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin, Yuba, Butte, Solano, Sutter, and Nevada counties. Shuttles can be found in the ground transportation areas of the airport terminals. Reservations are recommended.

Taxis

Taxis are available curbside in the ground transportation areas of the airport terminals. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide,  write a review or send an email to [email protected]