Getting to Salt Lake City Airport
Salt Lake City International Airport is one of the larger airports in the United States of America, and is referred to by its IATA code of SLC. The airport is the fourth largest, and the westernmost hub for the airline carrier of Delta Air Lines, and is a hub for two of Delta Connection’s carriers as well, Compass Airlines and SkyWest Airlines. On a daily basis, the airport handles over 600 departures to local and international destinations. Salt Lake City International Airport directions are easy to follow, and once at the airport, passengers will find all the facilities they require. There are also several other options for transport to the airport.
The SLC airport is located approximately five miles from the downtown area of Salt Lake City, and to the northwest, nearby Rose Park and Poplar Grove. The airport is also nearby to the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management area and the Wingpointe Golf Course. Just north of SLC is the Skypark Airport and the area of Bountiful, while to the south is the South Valley Regional Airport. Although there are other airports nearby, Salt Lake City International is the major airport for commercial operations in the Wasatch Front and surrounding areas. Salt Lake City, in the American state of Utah, is located to the south of Logan and Ogden, and to the north of Provo and Orem. The states that surround Utah include Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Wyoming.
The main roads for access to Salt Lake City International Airport are the Interstates 80 and 15. The Interstate 215 also runs along the eastern perimeter of the airport grounds.
Directions to Salt Lake City International Airport from the city centre
From the city centre, motorists will need to travel in a westerly direction on the Interstate 80. The Interstate 80 can be accessed from the Interstate 15, which is also referred to as the Veterans Memorial Highway. Connections to this highway are found along W 600 S (269) or W 500 S (270). Motorists could also follow W North Temple which leads to the Old State Road 186 that may have a connection to the Interstate 80 and the airport. Once on the Interstate 80, take the 115A exit if you are heading west from the city centre. Motorists coming from the west will take the 115 exit. There are signposts which lead the way to the airport and its parking areas.
The physical address of the airport can be noted as Salt Lake City International Airport, 776 North Terminal Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.
Salt Lake City International Airport directions from the north or south of the city
From areas north or south of Salt Lake City, motorists will follow the Interstate 15. When driving from Provo, found to the east of Utah Lake, follow the Interstate 15 in a northerly direction, passing Orem, Lindon, American Fork, Draper, Sandy and West Jordan. Continue until reaching the Interstate 80, and head west for the airport exit. From Brigham City or Ogden to the north of Salt Lake City head south on the Interstate 15, passing West Haven, Roy, Clinton, Clearfield, Layton, Kaysville, Farmington, Centerville and North Salt Lake. Exit onto the Interstate 80 and head for the airport. The Interstate 80 is also the main road leading towards Salt Lake City from areas to the west and east, such as Summit Park, South Snyderville Basin, Tooele and Grantsville.
At the airport, motorists have a choice of an economy parking lot and an hourly/daily garage, that is just a short walk to the terminal buildings. The economy lot is a little further, and has shuttle buses that run to the terminals. Terminal 1 of the airport has two concourses (A and B) and is used by the majority of the airport’s airline companies, while Terminal 2 consists of Concourses C, D and E, and is mainly used by Delta Air Lines and SkyWest Airlines. Facilities for international flights are found in Concourse D. In the future, to accommodate a greater number of passengers, a new terminal is planned to be built, as well as two new concourses and a new parking garage.
Salt Lake City International Airport handles approximately twenty million passengers per annum, and is therefore a very modern and well-equipped facility. Some of the airport shops include Brighton Collectibles, Brookstone, CNBC News, Fresh Market, EA Sports, Duty Free Americas, Radio Road, Glamour Walkway, The Wall Street Journal, Utah’s Own and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Passengers also have a good selection of dining opportunities, which include Auntie Anne’s, Cafe Rio, High West Distillery, McDonalds, Starbucks, UFood Grill, Wendy’s, Manchu Wok, Pinkberry, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Smashburger and the Squatters Airport Pub. Make sure you arrive early with plenty of time to browse the shops and to stop for a bite to eat at one of these high quality restaurants or fast food stores.
Additional airport facilities and services include banking and cash machines, foreign money exchange services, fax and photocopy services, lost and found offices, a mailbox, luggage carts, free wireless internet connections, a shoe shine stand and FedEx drop boxes. There is also a Delta Sky Club in the connector area between Concourses C and D. The entire airport complex is accessible to passengers with special needs, and there is medical assistance available should it be required.
Public buses travel to Salt Lake City International Airport from the city centre every half an hour, and many other privately operated buses/shuttles can be arranged for a trip to the airport as well. Shuttle companies with airport counter services include Alta Shuttle, All Resort Express, Canyon Transportation, Express Shuttle, Park City Transportation and Xpress 4 Less. There are currently no direct railway services to the airport. By taxi is another convenient way to reach a departure flight, and will cost between $20.00 and $25.00 from the city centre.
Salt Lake City International Airport directions in further detail can be found online at https://maps.google.com. Passengers can contact the airport as well at (801) 575-2400.