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Salt Lake City Airport Guide

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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

Airport Overview

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"A decent place to rest!  Just have to look around a little bit.  This set is at A2." (photo by df )

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 during their time at Salt Lake City International Airport.

What to Expect

  • There are two terminals at the airport, connected by a short walk. Terminal 2 is primarily Delta flights, while Terminal 1 covers most everything else.
  • There are several 24 hour concession options airside. Pre-security, only vending machines are available 24 hours.
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the airport. See WiFi below.

Where to Sleep

  • Most seats have armrests, so be prepared to sleep on the floor.
  • Since this is a 24-hour airport, you can stay in the secure/airside area at night.
  • Landside - There are not many places to sleep landside, and the floors are not carpeted.
  • The terminal gets cold at night, so make sure you dress warm and have a travel blanket.
  • There are no hotels at the airport; however, there are many nearby hotels that provide free airport shuttle. See Airport Hotels below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can find comfort in one of the lounges that are accessible with a day pass or Delta Sky Club membership. See Airport Lounges below for locations and rates.
  • The LDS church offers a free layover tour with a shuttle that takes visitors to Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Shuttle departures vary by season, so head to the airport info desk in either terminal for a brochure with up-to-date departure times.

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Salt Lake City Airport Information

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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door and through a lounge 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 with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Salt Lake City Airport. Connect to the "slcairport.wifi" network.

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Airport Hotels

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

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

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

  • Art in the Airport - The airport art collection on display throughout the airport, most prominently featured in the terminal connector hallway.
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Zions Bank ATMs are located landside in both terminal lobbies. US Bank ATMs are available airside in both terminals.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Most washrooms throughout the airport offer baby change facilities. In addition, if you are in need of a quiet, private place to nurse your baby look for the Special Needs or Infant Care rooms. Landside locations: in the terminal lobbies. Airside locations: Terminal 1, middle of Concourse B ▪ Terminal 2, opposite Gate C-1 ▪ Terminal 2, opposite Gate D-1 and D-6 ▪ Terminal 2, Concourse E, near Gate E60. Note - these special rooms do not include restroom facilities in the Airside locations.
  • Business Center - Regus Express offers computers with internet connection and other business services. Location: Terminal Two, between Concourse C & D. Hours: 7:00AM - 9:00PM.
  • 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.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Children's Play Areas - Locations: Concourses A, B, and E
  • Currency Exchange - Travelex offers foreign currency exchange in the airport. Location: Terminal 2, airside, Concourse D (near Gate D2). Hours: 7:00AM - 9:00PM.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free Americas Location: Terminal 2, Concourse D Hours: 6:00AM - 9:00PM (hours on Tues and Sat may be reduced, depending on flight schedules). In addition, you will find a small selection of stores selling newspapers, souvenirs, travel items, etc.
  • 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: 7:00AM - 8:00PM.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules, you will find many open between 6:00AM - 10:00PM (Note: Hours may be reduced on Tuesdays and Saturdays, depending on flight schedules). This option is open 24 hours: McDonald’s (Terminal 2, Upper Level Food Court, between Concourses C and D). Vending machines are also available in the airport lobbies, the concourses (except C) and the lower level of the parking garage.
  • Information Desk - You will find information desks across from the baggage claim areas in both Terminals. Hours: not known.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - Power outlets are available throughout the terminals and the connector hallway.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking - Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the terminal. You will need to smoke in designated outside locations, before clearing security.
  • Salon and Spa Services - XpresSpa offers a full array of spa services for travelers. Locations: Terminal 1, Concourse B ▪ Terminal 2, Concourse C and D. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:00PM (hours on Tues and Sat may be reduced, depending on flight schedules).
  • Water Bottle Filling Stations - Locations: Concourse A (Gate A4) ▪ Concourse B (Gates B5A, B5B, B11A, Lower B) ▪ Terminal 2 (Lobby, Baggage Claim and airside) ▪ Concourse C (Gate C7, Lower/Door 159) ▪ Concourse D (Gates D1A, D1B, D6A, D6B) ▪ Concourse E (Gate E60) ▪ Car Rental Lobby ▪ Terminal 1 (Baggage Claim #1 and airside Level 2).

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check the 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. The TSA security screening checkpoint hours vary according to terminal:

  • Terminal 1: 4:30AM - 12:00AM
  • Terminal 2: 4:30AM - 1:00AM
  • International Terminal: open as required for international flights

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Amtrak Connections

From Salt Lake City airport, any one of the shuttle providers will be able to transport you to the Amtrak Station. The ride will take about 10 minutes depending on any additional stops the driver needs to take. The shuttles can be found outside of the baggage claim. Stop at the Ground Transportation desks for information.

Alternatively, you can also take the train. The train leaves the airport every fifteen minutes during weekdays and every 20 on weekends. The train stop is located at the South end of Terminal 1. Take the 704 Green Line towards West Valley Central and exit at Temple Square station. From there, hop on the 701 Blue Line towards Salt Lake Central and exit at Salt Lake Central station where the Amtrak is located. Total travel time is 45 minutes. For more information visit the UTA web site.

Bus

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.

Car Rentals

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.

Hotel Shuttles

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. Contact your hotel for shuttle service availability and details. Here are some hotels that offer airport shuttle service: Comfort Suites Airport   •   Courtyard Salt Lake City Airport   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Salt Lake City Airport   •   Fairfield Inn & Suites Salt Lake City Airport   •   Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport   •   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Airport East   •   Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Airport West   •   Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Airport   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Salt Lake City Airport   •   Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City Airport   •   Radisson Salt Lake City Airport   •   Springhill Suites Marriott Salt Lake City Airport   •   Super 8 Salt Lake City/Airport.

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.

Train

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: 14 November 2017

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