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Sacramento International Airport

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Sacramento International Airport | SMF

Search and buy flights to and from Sacramento International Airport. Discover more about this airport, including details of what there is there, technical details and airlines that fly there.

About Sacramento International Airport

Sacramento International Airport (IATA: SMF) is an international airport, located in Sacramento, California, USA. This airport serves the Greater Sacramento Area, and is the gateway to many attractions in Northern California, such as Yosemite National Park, Napa Wine Country, The River Delta and the Gold Discovery Site Sutter's Mill.

The airport is a focus city for Southwest Airlines, which carries about half of the airport's total passengers.

The airport was first opened in 1967 as Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, where it had one 8600ft runway. The airport was renamed to its current form, Sacramento International Airport, in 1998, when a new terminal was also opened.

Sacramento International Airport Location

The airport is located just 10 miles northwest of downtown Sacramento. Its exact location can be seen below on the map:


The total airport space covers 6,000 acres of land, with two modern terminals. There are many dining and shopping options in the airport, along with other facilities to help you have a more enjoyable and comfortable experience.

Facilities Include:

Free WiFi

Mobile charging points

Free shuttle service between terminals


Baby care facilities

Currency Exchange

Baggage trolleys

Quiet Room


Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
16L/34R 2,623 8,605 Concrete
16R/34L 2,621 8,598 Asphalt



Terminal A

Terminal A has 13 gates, covering 15,000 sq m of ground and was opened in 1998. The terminal contains a newly modernised food court. The following airlines currently operate flights out of this terminal: Air Canada, American, Delta and United.

Terminal B

Terminal B has 19 gates, and was constructed in 1967 as the main terminal building at the time. The terminal is home to many airlines including Aeromexico, Contour, JetBlue, Sun Country and Volaris.


Airlines that fly to Sacramento International Airport

Aeroméxico Air Canada Express Alaska Airlines
American Airlines American Eagle Boutique Air
Contour Airlines Delta Air Lines Delta Connection
Frontier Airlines Hawaiian Airlines JetBlue
Southwest Airlines Spirit Airlines United Airlines
United Express Volaris  

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations


Rank Airport Passengers Airlines
1 San Diego, California 557,000 Alaska, Southwest
2 Los Angeles, California 554,000 American, Delta, Southwest, United
3 Seattle-Tacoma, Washington 490,000 Alaska, Delta, Southwest
4 Phoenix-Sky Harbor, Arizona 446,000 American, Southwest
5 Denver, Colorado 383,000 Frontier, Southwest, United
6 Las Vegas, Nevada 311,000 Frontier, Southwest, Spirit
7 Burbank, California 294,000 Southwest
8 Ontario, California 267,000 Southwest
9 Orange County, California 267,000 Southwest
10 Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas 248,000 American


How to get to Sacramento International Airport


By Road

SMF is easily accessible by road via the Airport Blvd on the Interstate 5, exit 528.

By Public Transport

The Yolobus number 42 connects the airport to the local areas of Sacramento, Woodland and Davis.

The Sacramento Regional Transit will also be a good public transport option in the future, but the construction and implementation is yet to be complete.