Sacramento International Airport Guide (SMF)

Airport info
Code: SMF
6900 Airport Boulevard, Sacramento, California 95837, United States

Sacramento International Airport is situated 19km (12 miles) north of Sacramento.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +1
+1 916 929 5411.
Sacramento International Airport map

Sacramento International Airport is the main commercial airport in the Sacramento region. Our guide to the airport includes important contact information, a list of airport facilities and details on how to get there.

Airport news

A new light rail link serving the airport is due to open in 2017.


Ground transportation information booths are located in both terminals. Hotel information boards and Travelers Aid kiosks are also present in the two terminals. Recorded information is available (tel: +1 916 874 0700).

Transfer between terminals

Shuttle buses link the terminals and parking areas.

Driving directions

Sacramento International Airport is located on Airport Boulevard, off Interstate 5. Driving east or west to the airport on Interstate 80, or west on Interstate 50, follow signs to Interstate 5 North and take the airport exit.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Yolobus (tel: +1 530 666 2877; provides a public bus service on the intercity bus route 42 to central Sacramento, Davis and Woodland. The journey time to central Sacramento is about 25 minutes and the fare is US$3.

Shuttle:SuperShuttle (tel: +1 800 258 3826; provides an on-call service to Sacramento and other counties.

Taxi:Taxis (tel: +1 916 444 0008) are available from the ground transportation area adjacent to baggage claim at Terminal A, and next to the food court in Terminal B. Journey time to downtown Sacramento is about 20 minutes, and the fare is approximately US$30.

Terminal facilities


There is no currency exchange service at Sacramento International Airport, however there are ATMs (these charge US$ per transaction for non-customers of the Chase Bank).


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Sacramento International Airport; fixed internet kiosks are also available. There is a full-service post office on Lindbergh Drive, outside the terminal complex, and pay phones can be found throughout the terminals.


Eating facilities include a pizza restaurant, a bar, fast-food outlets, coffee shops, a Chinese restaurant, a delicatessen and a bakery. There is a food court situated between terminals B1 and B2.


Shops at Sacramento International Airport include a sunglasses outlet, a travel goods provider, a bookshop, a newsagents, a PGA golf outlet and gift shops.


There is a lost property service (tel: +1 916 874 0701) operated by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at Sacramento International Airport. Luggage trolleys are available at a US$3 charge.


An emergency-only medical service is available by dialling 911 on the white courtesy telephones. There are children's play areas in Terminal A. Both terminals also have 'pet relief' areas.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The on-site Sacramento International Jet Center provides conference and meeting facilities. Meeting and conference space can also be found at many of the hotels in the local area.

Disabled facilities

Sacramento International Airport is fully accessible to disabled travellers. For wheelchair assistance, contact your airline (or dial 00 on a white courtesy phone). Skycap porters can provide wheelchair assistance free of charge. There are several TDD phones located throughout the airport. Designated car parking spaces are available for disabled travellers (tel: +1 916 874 0681).

All airport shuttle buses are lift-equipped. Paratransit (tel: +1 916 429 2744) provides transport services to registered disabled customers to and from the airport – with at least two days’ notification. Avis, Budget, Hertz and National offer vehicles for travellers with disabilities (vehicles must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance).

Car parking

There is space for over 12,000 cars in six car parks at Sacramento International Airport, including hourly and daily car parks for Terminals A and B and remote economy parking.

The first half-hour of hourly parking is free. Further airport parking information is available (tel: +1 916 874 0670). There is also a free ‘cellphone lot’ for drivers collecting arriving passengers.

Car rental

On-site car hire companies at Sacramento Airport include: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. A shuttle ferries passengers to and from the car hire building.


There are no on-site hotels at Sacramento International Airport but there are various accommodation options within a 15 minute drive. Many hotels in the area operate courtesy shuttle services to and from the airport.

Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento - South Natomas

+1 916 568 5400.

Located close to Sacramento Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn has an outdoor heated pool, a fitness centre and on-site dining. A complimentary airport shuttle service is available, as is a 24-hour food service.

2540 Venture Oaks Way, California 95833, Sacramento, California

Hampton Inn and Suites Sacramento-Airport-Natomas

+1 916 928 5700.

This rather awkwardly named hotel has 100 rooms and is a good option for the business traveller. Breakfast and beverages are included in the room rate, while those in need of exercise can take advantage of a gymnasium and an outdoor pool.

3021 Advantage Way, Sacramento, California 95834, California

Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Airport

+1 916 928 9400.

Located 7km (4.5 miles) from Sacramento Airport, the Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Airport has a business centre, gymnasium and outdoor pool. A courtesy shuttle service to and from the airport is available on request. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

2981 Advantage Way, Sacramento, California 95834, California

Residence Inn South Natomas

+1 916 649 1300.

Located 9km (5.5 miles) from Sacramento International Airport, the Residence Inn offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport. Other services include free high-speed internet, meeting space and a fitness centre.

2410 West El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, California 95833, California

Four Points by Sheraton

+1 916 263 9000.

One of the closest hotels to the airport (5km/3 miles), the Four Points operates a free shuttle service to and from the terminals. Meeting facilities, a full service restaurant and an outdoor pool are also available to guests.

4900 Duckhorn Drive, Sacramento, California 95834, California
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