Sacramento International Airport - SMF

Sacramento, United States of America (US)

Getting into Sacramento

Bus or taxi


Taxi service is provided by Sacramento Independent Taxi Owners Association (SITOA) by contract. Taxis at the airport charge a USD 3 flag drop fee plus USD 2.50 per each additional mile. The rate to wait is USD 25 per hour. 

Terminal A, before security, lower level, adjacent to baggage claim area, West Curb of Ground Transportation area
Terminal B, before security, lower level, adjacent to baggage claim area, West Commercial Curb of Ground Transportation area
Cost: USD 33 one-way, USD 66 round-trip


The Yolobus offers hourly service from both terminals seven days a week. Take the 42A to go to Capitol Mall and 7th Streets and L and 13th Streets. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes. The 42B heads in the opposite direction toward County Fair Mall and UC Davis. 

Terminal A, before security, lower level, Center Island of Ground Transportation area
Terminal B, before security, lower level, East Commercial Curb of Ground Transportation area
Cost: USD 2.25 one-way, USD 7 day-pass

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Getting around the airport

Two terminals

Sacramento International Airport is ten miles northwest of downtown Sacramento.

  • The airport has two terminals: Terminal A and Terminal B. The two terminals are not connected except by a roadway.
  • Terminal A houses baggage claim and check-in counters on the lower level, followed by food & drink and retail shops and security on the upper level.
  • Terminal B has baggage claim on level 1, ticketing and check-in on level 2, and security and the automated people mover to gates on level 3.
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet kiosk are available throughout both terminals. 

Transferring between terminals

Passengers at the airport can use the Automatic People Mover (APM) on the third floor to transfer between the terminals. Passengers can also take the frequent and free airport shuttle bus. From Terminal A it departs outside the baggage claim area; from Terminal B it departs at the Center Island and the East Commercial Curb.

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Massage Bar


Offers a variety of wellness-oriented products in addition to massage service.

Location: Terminal B, airside, next to Gate B15. Hours: 8:00AM-9:00PM Sun-Fri, 9:00AM-6:00PM Sat.

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Food and drinks

Where to eat

Terminal A

  • Freshii's, airside, upper level
  • Iron Horse Tavern, airside, upper level
  • La Taqueria, airside, upper level
  • Paesanos, airside, upper level
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea, airside, upper level
  • Squeeze Inn, airside, upper level
  • Starbucks, landside, lower level kiosk
  • Vino Volo, airside, upper level

Terminal B

  • Burgers and Brew, airside
  • Cafeteria 15L, airside
  • Camden Food Co, landside, 3rd floor
  • Dos Coyotes, airside
  • Esquire Grill, airside
  • Famous Famiglia, airside
  • Sacramento Bee & ecoGrounds, landside, 1st floor
  • Starbucks, airside
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Car rental

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You will find car hire agencies at the car terminal of the airport. The on-airport rental car shuttle arrives at designated stops on ground level every 10 minutes. Shuttle wait times may be longer during the airport's peak hours.

Four companies are available: Avis, Budget, Hertz and National.

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Travelling with dogs


Dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash and under the control of their owner. 

Airlines have specific policies and fares for transporting pets. 

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