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About San Jose Airport

The Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), located just 4 miles from downtown San Jose, serves as a major gateway to the city and the state of California. It's the ideal alternative to the larger airports in Oakland and San Francisco, both of which are located around 35 miles away. If you're looking for ways to make your trip easy, we'll walk you through the SJC terminal information, San Jose Airport terminals map, and San Jose Airport parking map.

San Jose Airport offers daily and hourly parking onsite. If you find the $18/day parking fees expensive, you can always park at offsite SJC parking lots for as low as $6/day.

SJC, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a publicly owned airport operated by the city of San Jose in Santa Clara County, California, United States. It has an average of 170+ daily flights, 40+ nonstop destinations, and 15 domestic and foreign carriers. With Mineta San Jose International Airport expanding its international flight options and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) expanding to San Jose, the city is quickly becoming the transportation hub for northern California.

SJC Airport Quick Facts
Airport Name Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
Airport Code SJC
Terminals 2- Terminals A & B
Airport Address 1701 Airport Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110
Distance from downtown 4 miles from downtown San Jose
Official Website http://www.flysanjose.com/
Contact Number (408) 392-3600
Focus City For Alaska Airlines
Flight Status: Departures and arrivals www.way.com/sjc/flight-status
TSA Wait Times www.way.com/sjc/tsa-wait-times

San Jose Airport Terminals

Terminal A is located at the northern end, and Terminal B is located at the southern end of SJC. You refer to the San Jose Airport terminals map for their exact location. On one side of the terminal are parking garages and terminal access roads, while on the other side are the runways.

Domestic and international aircraft, as well as all international arrivals, are processed through Terminal A. There are two separate structures and two floors that make up the terminal. You'll find the arrivals area and baggage claim on the lower level of the same building as the parking garage across Terminal Drive. Also located on this floor are a cafe, gift shop, and information desks.

Both local and international flights depart from Terminal B. (International arrivals are in Terminal A). You'll find the security checkpoint on the upper level, while ticketing and baggage claims are on the lower level.

How to get around the San Jose Airport Terminals

Shuttle buses operating on a complimentary basis circulate between the two Terminals A & B, the Rental Car Center, and Daily Lot 4. There is a shuttle service available every 7 to 10 minutes.

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EV parking in SJC

  • Four charging stations, accommodating seven vehicles, are placed in Hourly Lot 5 adjacent to Terminal B.
  • Two charging stations, accommodating four vehicles, are located in Terminal A Garage (Lot 2).

These are available to everybody on a first-come, first-served basis. The linked parking lot's standard parking prices apply.

Accessible parking in SJC

Those who have an ADA placard can park for the daily fee of $18 in the economy lot if they have it displayed on their car. The accessible parking spaces are located in lots 2 and 3 at the terminal.

Pet Relief Areas in SJC

Pet relief areas in SJC are provided:

  • North of the ticketing area outside Terminal A
  • South of the parking garage outside Terminal A
  • North of the ticketing area outside Terminal B
  • Inside the secure area, between gates 16 and 17

Important SJC phone numbers

  • General information: (408) 392-3600
  • Parking Services: (408) 441-5570
  • Lost and Found: (408) 392-3559

Security and customs in San Jose Airport

Terminal A and Terminal B have their own security checkpoints at SJC. The checkpoint at Terminal A opens at 3:45 am, while the checkpoint at Terminal B opens at 4 am. Both close at the time of the last departure.

During busy hours, there are dedicated TSA PreCheck lines at the security checkpoints.

How to get to San Jose Airport

Train

  • From San Jose to Stockton, Ace Rail operates the Altamont Corridor Express. In addition, passengers may reach Santa Clara Caltrain Station from the airport by the VTA Airport Flyer bus.
  • The San Jose Diridon Station is the terminal for Amtrak A VTA Airport Flyer bus ride will get you to the Metro/Airport LRT Station, where you may transfer to the Green Line and ride to San Jose Diridon Station.
  • You may catch trains at the Milpitas BART Transit Center to Oakland and San Francisco. Then, catch the VTA Airport Flyer bus from the terminal to the bus station.
  • The Caltrain serves as a commuter rail around the San Francisco Peninsula from Santa Clara station. Take the VTA Airport Flyer bus from the terminal to the train station.

Bus

  • Route 60 of the VTA provides free service between the airport and the train mentioned above stations and transit centers, as well as the Winchester Transit Center. Airport-bound transportation incurs a nominal fee.
  • The Greyhound bus terminal is only three miles away and is accessible by cab.
  • Scheduled bus passengers are picked up at stop 4 in the Terminal A ground transportation center and stop 10 across from the Terminal B baggage claim.

Driving directions to SJC

From Downtown San Jose

  • Take CA-87 north to exit 8 for Skyport Drive in the direction of Mineta San Jos International Airport.
  • To reach the terminals, turn left onto Skyport Drive and merge onto Airport Boulevard.

From Downtown San Francisco

  • Take exit 389 for Brokaw Road toward First Street off of US-101.
  • At the fork, bear right and join into Airport Parkway.
  • To reach the terminals, take a sharp right onto Airport Boulevard.

Frequently asked questions about San Jose Airport

What time does San Jose Airport open?

San Jose Airport is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. However, security checkpoints open only at 4 am in Terminal A and 4:15 am in Terminal B.

Does BART go to San Jose Airport?

Milpitas is the closest BART station. You can connect to BART from San Jose Airport by taking VTA Route 60, the Airport Flyer, to the Milpitas BART Station.

How far is Jaco from San Jose Airport?

The distance between San Jose Airport and Jaco is 88 kilometers; driving there will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

What terminal is Southwest at San Jose Airport?

Southwest Airlines operates from Terminal B at San Jose Airport.

How early should I arrive at San Jose Airport?

The TSA suggests that you arrive at San Jose Airport 2 hours before your scheduled departure time for domestic flights and 3 hours before for international flights for check-in and security processing.

How big is San Jose Airport?

San Jose Airport covers over 1,050 acres and serves around 14 million passengers each year.

Is there a shuttle between SFO and San Jose airport?

Yes, there are private shuttle services between SFO and San Jose Airport. However, you will need to pre-book your ride with them.

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