Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport Guide (SJC)

Airport info
Code: SJC
1701 Airport Boulevard, San Jose, California , 95110, United States

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is located 3.5km (2 miles) northwest of downtown San Jose.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +1
+1 408 392 3600
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport map

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, known colloquially as Silicon Valley Airport, is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, a short drive away from downtown San Jose. Our guide to the airport includes information on facilities, public transport and nearby hotels.


Information desks are located in the baggage claim areas of Terminals A and B. Courtesy telephones for assistance are situated throughout the terminals.

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Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle bus service runs between Terminals A and B and all car parks.

Driving directions

From San Jose, head north on CA-87/Guadalupe Parkway and turn left onto Airport Parkway.

From San Francisco, take US Route 101 southbound; turn off at the ‘CA-87/Guadalupe Parkway’ exit, then turn onto Airport Parkway.

From Santa Cruz, start on CA-17 North (which becomes Interstate 880) and take the ‘US Route 101 North’ exit towards San Francisco. Then merge onto US Route 101 North and take the ‘Brokaw Road’ exit on the right towards First Street, which leads onto Airport Parkway.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: The free VTA Airport Flyer no.10 shuttle bus (tel: +1 408 321 2300; runs a continuous loop between Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, Santa Clara Caltrain station and the San Jose Metro/Airport LRT station. From here, there are excellent BART (tel: +1 510 441 2278;, Caltrain (tel: +1 800 660 4287; and Amtrak (tel: +1 408 287 7462; light rail and metro train routes to destinations across the Bay Area.

Public transport road

Bus:  Scheduled bus services include Valley Transportation Authority (tel: +1 408 321 2300; buses to Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz and Monterey.

Shuttle:  Shuttles depart from both terminals. A number of operators offer door-to-door services. Contact details for each of these companies are available on the airport’s website.

Taxi:: A number of companies provide taxis on demand or pre-arranged – the airport's website has a comprehensive list of companies serving the airport.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are available close to gates 6, 10, 13, 15, 19, 26 and in baggage claim. Bureaux de change are located in the Terminal A baggage claim area and in the International Arrivals building, post-security across from Gate 15.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Postal facilities can be found in both terminals. Courtesy telephones, for airport enquiries, and public telephones can be found throughout the terminals.


There are numerous cafés, bars, snack bars and restaurants at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. These can be found in both terminals and include a German microbrewery bar, Japanese restaurant and a Mexican diner, as well as those offering local cuisine.


There are a number of shops at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, including gift shops, newsstands and bookshops.


A lost property office (tel: +1 408 392 3559) is situated between Terminals A and B and is open Monday to Friday from 0800 to 1700. Luggage trolleys are available for a fee.


Other facilities at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport include baby-change and nursing rooms, pet relief areas outside north of the ticketing area, public art displays, and AED units (defibrillators).

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Club at SJC is a VIP lounge located in Terminal A. It offers complimentary snacks, free beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), shower facilities and a business centre equipped with PCs, colour printers, high speed Wi-Fi and a conference room. The lounge is open to all passengers for a fee of US$40 per day. Private meeting space is also available for an additional fee.

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Jose (tel: +1 408 453 4000; adjacent to the airport has extensive conference facilities, including ballrooms, conference venues and meeting rooms, Audiovisual equipment hire and a business centre are also available here.

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled travellers include lifts, disabled toilets and TTY telephones. Wheelchair assistance can be provided by Sky Caps – passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel. Disabled parking is available in Hourly Lot 2 (Terminal A) and Hourly Lot 3 (Terminal B) car parks.

Car parking

Short-term parking is available directly opposite both terminals and adjacent to Terminal B. There is one economy long-term car park near Terminal A, with shuttle services to both terminals. Free courtesy shuttles operate a continuous loop of the two terminals and long-term car parks. For current parking availability, call: +1 408 441 5570.

There are bicycle racks next to the Terminal A short-term car park. A ‘cell phone lot’ is free for drivers awaiting arriving passengers.

Car rental

Car hire companies at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, Thrifty and Zipcar. The Rental Car Centre is immediately opposite Terminal B, while a shuttle bus runs from Terminal A.


There are no on-site hotels at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, but there are numerous hotels in the vicinity; many of which provide shuttle services to and from the airport.

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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Jose

+1 408 453 4000

Adjacent to the airport, the Doubletree Hotel San Jose boasts a swimming pool, fitness centre and business centre, which offers meeting and conference facilities. Guests can also benefit from free Wi-Fi.

2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, 95100, California , United States

Courtyard by Marriott

+1 408 441 6111

The Courtyard provides a free shuttle service to ferry passengers between the airport and hotel. Once checked in, guests can make use of the fitness centre, outdoor pool and bistro restaurant. Free Wi-Fi and meeting rooms are also available.

1727 Technology Drive, San Jose, 95110, California , United States

Holiday Inn Express San Jose Silicon Valley

+1 408 453 6200

Linked to the nearby airport by a shuttle bus service, this Holiday Inn is perfect for budget travellers. It boasts an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and complimentary Wi-Fi.

1350 North 1st Street, San Jose, 95112, California , United States

Pavilion Inn

+1 408 437 9100

This Inn is located less than 3km (2 miles) from the airport. Rooms here are affordable and come with free Wi-Fi, a complimentary continental breakfast and car parking. There is also a business centre on-site.

1280 North 4th Street, San Jose, 95112, California , United States

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